2012 Press

Mike Morrison, Mike's Bloggity Blog: Folk Fest recap: All the right folks!

8 August 2012

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I told myself that I wouldn’t write about the Calgary Folk Music Festival[http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/] until my toes were completely free of mud. Yes, it took me this long. But now that my feet are as clean as a baby’s bottom (ew), I’m happy to report that the...

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Jane Marie, The Hairpin: Ask someone who recently visited Calgary

8 August 2012

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  Jane, you recently went to Calgary for a folk festival. Is that a sentence I never thought I'd be saying to you? *** * Ha! Is it? Well, the lineup looked half "huh" and half "Beirut/Iron and Wine/Blitz the Ambassador," you know? Like, I get it....

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I'm Mr Fabulous: The greenest festival in Canada

30 July 2012

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This weekend Calgary was host to a variety of great artists at the 33rd annual Folk Music Festival. Arguably the largest festival of its kind in Canada, this fest has more to be proud of than just its musical prowess. I decided this year...

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FFWD Weekly: Calgary Folk Fest day four

30 July 2012

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You could start off your days in worse ways than watching Jon Langford and Jim White trade songs, and that’s how Sunday started at the Alternate Universes workshop. It lived up to its name, too, with White telling numerous stories about growing up in...

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Gerry Krochak, Calgary Sun: Folk Fest goes out on high note

30 July 2012

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The 2012 edition of The Calgary Folk Music Festival is in the books and who could have asked for anything more?  Four straight days of uncharacteristic near-perfect Calgary weather, headliners who delivered numerous pleasant surprises and endless opportunities to discover your new favourite band made...

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Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald: Despite some Calgary Folk Festival hiccups, varied musical line up carries the day

30 July 2012

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There couldn't have been a more perfect picture to reflect the mellowed-out, peaceful vibe of Sunday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. After a long hot day in the sun, thousands swayed back and forth while singing along to Randy Newman's gentle Disney song You've...

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Lucas Meyer, 660 News: Calgary Folk Festival wraps at Prince's Island Park

30 July 2012

Randy Newman and Iron and Wine will close out the annual Calgary Folk Festival Sunday night, which many fans say has lived up to the hype. Among the festival-goers with lawn chairs in hand is Lee from Calgary, who said after putting off going...

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Mike Bell, Calgary Herald: Calgary Folk Music Festival serves tasty helping memorable moments Saturday

29 July 2012

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Perception. It affects everything. Take, for example, the fence surrounding Prince’s Island this weekend. Some might look at that and see the traditional idea of safety. Others might see it more as a symbol of crass commercialism or even economic elitism, a way of...

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FFWD Weekly: Calgary Folk Fest Day 3

29 July 2012

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There was one workshop on Saturday’s schedule that was no doubt circled in just about every program on the festival grounds. That would be the 1:00pm engagement entitled Tinder Dry, featuring Tom Wilson, Sam Baker, Dan Mangan and Whitehorse. The crowd stretched back into...

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Jeremy Nolais, Metro Calgary: Folk isn't a dirty word anymore

29 July 2012

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Before the first guitar strum, this year’s Calgary Folk Music Festival was already sold out. That was likely a first for the 33-year-old, four-day shindig on Prince’s Island Park and will almost certainly amount to record crowds come the end of performances Sunday. “Folk isn’t...

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