2008 Reviews

Artists, elements end festival on mystic note

30 July 2008

Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald, Monday, July 28, 2008 It seemed like a mystical convergence of song and elements. As dark clouds began rolling over Prince's Island on Sunday afternoon, a panel of rabble-rousing, political songwriters had taken over one of the side stages...

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Helpful folks boost Folk Fest

30 July 2008

Rick Overwater, Sun Media It's easy, among all the sights and sounds of the Calgary Folk Fest, to not notice one of the key elements that drives its success year after year. Namely, the enormous cadre of volunteers that make things happen from...

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Suite 101's guide to the festival

30 July 2008

A good overall guide to the festival http://folkmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_calgary_folk_music_festival

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Nice folks fill festival crowd

28 July 2008

Nick Lewis, Calgary Herald, Sunday, July 27, 2008 Saturday at the Calgary Folk Festival. Acts included Blue Rodeo, The Men They Couldn't Hang and Josh Ritter. Attendance: 12,000 (sellout) I say this with the sincerity and conviction of a man who reviews concerts...

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Rockers, folkies make some noise: City abuzz with summer sounds

28 July 2008

Stephane Massinon with files from Heath McCoy, Stephen Hunt Calgary Herald, Sunday, July 27, 2008 With a name like Monsters of Rock, you know it promises to be loud. But it's really not much louder than some of the summer sounds Calgarians have...

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Folk fest's simple delights continue to seduce fans

28 July 2008

Nick Lewis, Calgary Herald, Saturday, July 26, 2008 Friday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. Acts included Calexico, Bedouin Soundclash, Andrew Bird and Be Good Tanyas. Attendance: About 11,500. - - - It's easy to forget, in a summer drenched with exciting new musical...

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Left at the Fest: Folk performers putting politics into their art

28 July 2008

Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald, Saturday, July 26, 2008 Singing at the peaceful Sunday morning gospel workshop during the Calgary Folk Festival does not seem like an activity fraught with danger. But in 2004, Welsh native Martyn Joseph dared to wade into that maelstrom of...

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Folk fest offers global kickoff: Morocco icons pave way for indie stars

28 July 2008

Heath McCoy, Calgary Herald, Friday, July 25, 2008 Droning tribal rhythms. Trance-inducing melodies. Sharp, piercing blasts of raw flute power. That's right, I did write "raw flute power." Those are the sounds that kicked off this year's Calgary Folk Music Festival Thursday at Prince's...

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Darling of the folk fest: Like the instruments she prefers, Basia Bulat is a bit of a misfit, albeit one who will be right at home on the Folk Festival side stages this weekend

28 July 2008

mary christa o'keefe, Calgary Herald, Friday, July 25, 2008 Like the instruments she prefers, Basia Bulat is a bit of a misfit, albeit one who will be right at home on the Folk Festival side stages this weekend. by mary christa o'keefe Basia...

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Shows keep volume in check : Taming the monstrous sound of Calgary's outdoor festivals

25 July 2008

Heath McCoy, Calgary Herald Proudly billing itself on its website as "the loudest rock event of the year," one wouldn't think that Ozzy Osbourne's Monsters of Rock Festival, set to launch its sonic assault Saturday at McMahon Stadium, has anything in common with the four-day...

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