2009 Reviews

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29 July 2009

Lots of great festival stuff at http://www.ffwdweekly.com/calgary-blogs/ http://www.ffwdweekly.com/calgary-blogs/

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Folk fest talent runs deep, Mike Bell, Calgary Herald, July 27, 2009

27 July 2009

It's safe to say, once again, the title of Most Hated Human Being on Prince's Island Park for yet another folk fest weekend belonged to one Ms. Kerry Clarke.   It is to her many curses were directed. In her direction many epithets were hurled....

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Folk fest talent runs deep, Mike Bell, Calgary Herald, July 27, 2009

27 July 2009

It's safe to say, once again, the title of Most Hated Human Being on Prince's Island Park for yet another folk fest weekend belonged to one Ms. Kerry Clarke.   It is to her many curses were directed. In her direction many epithets were hurled....

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Music for all appetites on Day 3, Heath McCoy, Calgary Herald, July 27, 2009

27 July 2009

Alejandro Escovedo killed, plain and simple. And Glen Campbell? The Rhinestone Cowboy was by turns great, goofy and charming. But both of them provided moments that made day three of the Calgary Folk Music Festival a memorable one. At press time Saturday, those were the...

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Festival Folkies, Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald, July 26, 2009

27 July 2009

For better or for worse, folk fest turns into safe haven from reality Obviously, The Calgary Folk Festival is about the music, but during the hot part of the afternoon, when your shirt is stuck to your back and all your fantasies are reduced...

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First sellout for Calgary folk fest, Alexandra Burroughs, Calgary Herald, July 27, 2009

27 July 2009

After 30 years of tunes, tarpies and tumultuous weather the Calgary Folk Music Festival wrapped Sunday with a complete four-day sell out. "We've come full circle," says Folk Festival general manager Les Siemieniuk. "There's a progression from the first year to now. It's not like...

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Strange bedfellows make folk fest sing, Heath McCoy, Calgary Herald, July 25, 2009

27 July 2009

Pastoral-folk concept rock --with a baroque bent.   It's not something one comes across, well, almost ever, but that's just what Portland's the decemberists were set to serve up Friday night at the 30th annual Calgary Folk music Festival as day two's headlining act. That sort...

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Rich, diverse flavours at day 2 of Folk Fest, Heath McCoy, Calgary Herald, July 25, 2009

26 July 2009

Arrested Development is what sold it for me, ultimately. The Grammy Award winning hip hop band turned Prince's Island Park into a soulful, gospel-raving dance party Friday night at the Calgary Folk Music Festival and it made the event something that 12,000 fans...

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26 July 2009

An audience member blog   Day 2 and the weather is holding. It would be too hot if we were not on an island being cooled by the breezes that blow through the river valley. And there is lots of shade to be had....

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Family-theme festival makes love blossom. Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald, July 23, 2009

24 July 2009

30-year-old folk fest called 'a huge base for volunteers'   The romance blossomed on Prince's Island, backed by a soundtrack of world beats, strummed guitars and the earnest vocals of countless Canuck folkies. In February, Matt Lund and Carlene Scott will be married...

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