2008 Reviews

What makes music festivals successful?

25 July 2008

ctvcalgary.ca The Calgary Folk Music Festival starts on Thursday at Prince's Island Park. According to Richard Sutherland, a professor at the University of Calgary in the faculty of communication and culture, the folk festival is a model of success. Sutherland says there are several...

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Songbook : Folk fest artists find inspiration, subjects in literature

25 July 2008

Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald, Thursday, July 24, 2008 When she was a fledgling short-story writer and novelist living in Long Island, the idea of penning lyrics for a country band did not top Rennie Sparks' list of literary ambitions. But necessity, as they say, is...

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Horse + Donkey to play Calgary Folk Music Fest

25 July 2008

Austin Sound The Chronicle’s Off the Record this morning has finally nailed down the rumors that Horse Plus Donkey is calling it quits. Officially, it’s an “indefinite hiatus,” but yeah, we’ve heard that line before. No, No, really, it’s me, not you! Anyway, the break...

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Folkies beware! Monsters cometh

22 July 2008

Heath McCoy, Calgary Herald July 22 If insane German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche were alive today -- and a music critic in Calgary -- I know exactly how he would look upon this coming weekend. As a matter of freakin' universal inevitability, that's how. Why? Because...

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Win the Golden Meal Ticket

19 July 2008

Calgary Herald, July 18 While we can honestly say that everyone who attends the Calgary Folk Music Festival gets a first-class experience, there are some things money can't buy. Like front-row seats on the Golden Tarp, which is won through a raffle-ticket draw. Or the...

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Music festivals keep an eye on the Earth

13 June 2008

Emma Gilchrist, Calgary Herald, June 13, 2008 What do you get when you put 15,000 people in Prince's Island Park for four days? A whole lot of garbage -- or, at least that's what you used to get. Since 2001, the Calgary Folk Music Festival...

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Summer festival organizers are hoping to silence detractors by obeying bylaws and keeping the noise down to a dull roar

13 June 2008

Michael Platt, Calgary Sun, June 13, 2008 *Summer festival organizers are hoping to silence detractors by obeying bylaws and keeping the noise down to a dull roar* *[mailto:michael.platt@calgarysun.com]* They've passed the first test -- despite a lukewarm line-up and the potential for rain, Calgary's first...

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