2005 Reviews

What the Folk? The Eclectic Calgary Fest

1 September 2005

Shain Shapiro, JamBase Canada http://www.jambase.com Calgary Folk Festival :: 07.21 - 7.24 :: Calgary, AB If I could survive the winter, I would consider a move to Calgary. It is North America's cleanest city, hands down. Garbage is Calgary's liberal republican. You know it...

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Calgary folk fest overcomes flood damage to light up Prince's Island, Edmonton Journal July 26, 2005

10 August 2005

By Roger Levesque EDMONTON - A trip down to Cowtown this past weekend found music fans out in force once again for the Calgary Folk Music Festival. After fine weather conditions for most of the visit, crowds lessened a bit on Sunday when...

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There was no better place to be, Globe and Mail July 23, 2005

9 August 2005

By Robert Everett-Green, Page R11 Calgary Folk Festival At Prince's Island Park In Calgary on Thursday Tokens of love come in many forms. For this year's Calgary Folk Festival, love's most telling symbol is the temporary causeway the city threw across the narrow slip of the...

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First time a charm for folkies, Calgary Herald July 23, 2005

9 August 2005

By Nick Lewis You only get one chance to hear a good artist for the first time. Try as you might to record that sound or bring it back home on CD, the magic is never as charming. There were a few of those...

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Folkie favourites, Calgary Herald July 25, 2005

9 August 2005

By Staff Writers By press time Sunday, which was before Oscar Lopez took the stage, we concocted a list of our favourite moments of the four-day fest. - During the Indigo Girls concert Friday evening a parade of handmade lanterns lit up the night sky....

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Festival off to running start: Opening night a relief to those who once feared disaster, Calgary Herald July 22, 2005

7 August 2005

By Heath McCoy Call it the folk festival that nearly wasn't. Les Siemieniuk, longtime general manager of the Calgary Folk Music Festival always feels a certain sense of gratification that first day of the annual festival, when fans burst through the gates to stake out...

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Calgary folk festival weathers Dylan threat, Globe and Mail July 26, 2005

27 July 2005

By Robert Everett-Green, Page R3 Calgary Folk Music Festival At Prince's Island Park In Calgary on Sunday In 26 years, it has faced heat, rain, flood and almost every other challenge the natural world can offer an open-air music event. But the Calgary Folk Music Festival...

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Living with music in Calgary, Globe and Mail July 25, 2005

27 July 2005

By Robert Everett-Green, Page R3 From gospel to zydeco to DIY folk workshops, musicians battled for the attention of an audience that was as happy reading or playing as watching the stage Calgary Folk Festival Prince's Island Park on Friday and Saturday 'It's one thing to...

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Young Buck kicks off folk festival, Calgary Herald July 21, 2005

26 July 2005

By Nick Lewis Today ushers in another Calgary Folk Music Festival, the largest entertainment event in the city not called the Stampede. Here's a quick primer to the mainstage performers you'll be seeing on opening night. 5:30-6:05 p.m.: Kawa Brass Band: An Indian brass band...

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Family folk ends fest on high note, Calgary Herald July 25, 2005

26 July 2005

By Alexandra Burroughs Music festival love-in attracts 41,000 After four days and four nights of hard core folking, those in attendance at the 26th annual Calgary Folk Music Festival ended on a high note Sunday as one big, periodically wet, but happy family.   "That's Allison Moorer,...

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