2004 Reviews

Last-minute rush looms again at Calgary Folk Festival: Tardy fans risk missing impressive performers

1 September 2004

Edmonton Journal- Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - By Peter North Last year at this time hundreds of roots music lovers found themselves on the outside looking in through the chain-link fences that border Prince's Island Park during the Calgary Folk Festival. A mid-week rush...

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Island hops with spirit

17 August 2004

Review, Mike Bell, Thursday July 22, Calgary Sun That first waft of curry. The first mass raincoating. The first appearance by “Dancing Ophelia.” There are so many firsts that signal the start of one of the best weekends the summer has to offer...

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Sun-kissed

17 August 2004

Review, Mike Bell, Friday July 23, Calgary Sun Several years ago I referred to the Calgary Folk Music Festival as the city’s annual salute to rain. It was in light jest, of course, but the humour was lost on the organizers. Weather is and...

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Island Girl

17 August 2004

Review, Lisa Wilton, Friday, July 23 Part 2 - Calgary Sun The Calgary Folk Music Festival isn’t all about the music — it’s an island of fun. The Sun’s Lisa Wilton went down to Prince’s Island Park July 24 to check out...

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Cool music at hot Festival

17 August 2004

Review, Mike Bell, Saturday July 24 - Calgary Sun Before noon, yesterday was setting up to be a scorcher. And it was bloody hot outside. But most of the heat was coming from one of the folk festival side stages, which was hosting...

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Fans treated to magic touch - Workshops heart and soul of gorgeous day

17 August 2004

Review, Heath McCoy, Sunday July 25, The Calgary Herald Chemistry? Voodoo? Nature taking its course? What is it about the workshops at the Calgary Folk Music Festival that makes them so special? What is the magic ingredient? Why are they, in so many...

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That's all, folkies

17 August 2004

Review - Mike Bell, Sunday, July 24, Calgary Sun When celebrating 25 years of memories, it's always nice to add several more. Before July 25, the final and sold-out day of this year's Calgary Folk Music Festival, there were more than a half dozen...

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Calgary's folk fest

17 August 2004

Review, Heath McCoy, Friday July 23, The Calgary Herald Fiamma Fumana, a quartet from Northern Italy took the stage first.They sang Italian folk songs backed up with acoustic guitars, accordions and traditional Italian instruments.But in the pit of their exotic, foreign sound was a...

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Folk fest a Great Big Sea of Fun

17 August 2004

Review, Heath McCoy, Saturday July 24, The Calgary Herald Those squeals of party-hearty glee.  The clapping.  The dancing.  The singalongs.  Prince’s Island Park erupted into a 9,000-strong kitchen party Friday evening, courtesy of Newfoundland’s Great Big Sea. The band was its usual bomb-blast of...

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Singing without words - Jorane uses the cello as a means of expression

30 July 2004

FFWD Weekly July 22,2004 Preview Article by Kenna Burima For all the chanteuses that try desperately to emulate Tori Amos using their pianos, it is Jorane, a Quebec-based cellist, who comes closest to breathing new life into that now-stale emotional musical genre. The almost-frightening emotional...

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