2011 Press

No Depression: Doug Heselgrave

Posted by Johanna on 9 August 2011

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Chick Magnets: Calgary Folk Festival - Saturday evening - The Head and the Heart/kd lang "Look at you Calgary! You're so grown up" - kd lang from the mainstage Saturday night  It's true. Calgary has had image problems ever since I can remember. Most...

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A rafting trip down the Bow River

Posted by Johanna on 2 August 2011

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The folk fest hosted a group of national and international media. What better way to show them Calgary than a float down the Bow River, docking at Prince's Island Park, followed by lunch at the River Cafe? We threw Kris Demeanor and Dan Vacon...

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Shane Yuhas: Audience member video

Posted by Johanna on 2 August 2011

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A beautiful video made by one of our audience members.   Calgary Folk Music Festival 2011[http://vimeo.com/27099430] from Shane Yuhas[http://vimeo.com/user2188531] on Vimeo[http://vimeo.com].

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Elgin-Skye McLaren: Radio 3 Sing for your Song contest winner

Posted by Johanna on 2 August 2011

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A lovely thank-you letter to Grant Lawrence from the winner of CBC Radio 3's Sing For Your Song contest: the prize was a weekend at the CFMF, flights and hotel accommodations. Dear Grant, I'm writing to offer my sincere appreciation for the trip to the...

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New Depression: Gillian Turnbull, blogger

Posted by Johanna on 2 August 2011

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It’s taken me nearly a week to get over how soaked I got at last week’s Calgary Folk Fest.  Granted, I don’t get along well with rain, but in 17 years of attending the festival, and even in the week that I spent...

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Chris Lake, Calgary Herald: Stay folked up, even after Folk Fest

Posted by Johanna on 28 July 2011

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Crowds rushed the stage after one song by The Head and The Heart for the biggest satellite stage surprise. The masses were silenced by k.d. lang's rendition of Hallelujah for the least surprising moment of awe.Hula hoopers, hippies and tarpies converged in harmonious coexistence with...

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Colin Way Goes Folk

Posted by Johanna on 28 July 2011

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A beautiful collection of polaroid images of the 2011 festival. http://colinwaygoesfolk.tumblr.com/

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Amy Badry, The Gauntlet: Recycle, or go folk yourself

28 July 2011

As the Calgary Folk Music Festival turned 31 years old last week, it showed it's still capable of introducing attendees to new ideas, musical or otherwise. This year the Folk Fest yet again increased the number of eco-initiatives at the festival. One volunteer said the...

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XOXOJess: Top 5 Calgary Folk Festival Moments

Posted by Johanna on 27 July 2011

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*Top 5 Calgary Folk Fest Moments* The Calgary Folk Festival is over after 4 days of sun, rain, beer, music and fried food. To recap the entire experience would be a bit of a novel so I thought I would give you my top...

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Alan Ranta, Exclaim! Calgary Folk Music Festival 2011

Posted by Johanna on 27 July 2011

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Proving legions of so-called 'tarpies' weren't crazy for waiting all night at the gate just to throw their blue space-savers down at the main stage, the Calgary Folk Music Festival outdid itself again this year in terms of artists and infrastructure. This is clearly...

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