2012 Press

Gerry Krochak, Calgary Sun: Ladies rule at Folk Fest

28 July 2012

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Day 3 at the Calgary Folk Festival and all was well — for the most part. After alternating between getting hammered by sun, the odd shower and a few brisk wind gusts here and there, the Folkfest faithful settled in for a superb evening...

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Mike Bell, Calgary Herald: Calgary Folk Music Festival had island hopping Friday night

28 July 2012

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And so it is. The choosing has begun. The annual Highlander-like whittling down of folk fest performances to see — “There can be only one . . . at a time” — kicked off in earnest Friday, with multi-stages going, overlapping artist shows and...

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Mike Bell, Calgary Herald: Calgary Folk Music Festival off to glowing start despite hiccips

27 July 2012

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Yes, it’s a dangerous thought, a jinx of a wish, and one best kept unspoken or unwritten. But. The idea that Chris Isaak should be in charge of bringing the sun — musically and weather-wise — to this year’s Calgary Folk Music Festival is...

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Spencer Brown, Calgary Culture: Summer Festival Preview: Calgary Folk Music Festival

26 July 2012

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Every July, Prince’s Island Park hosts one of Calgary’s ultimate summer activities: The Calgary Folk Music Festival (CFMF). The CFMF is as necessary as ice cream, suntan lotion and mowing the lawn, more fun than yard chores and with better music then your neighbour’s...

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Mike Morrison, Metro Calgary: Please don't take my plate at Calgary Folk Fest, kids

26 July 2012

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This weekend, thousands of Calgarians and their families will be swarming Prince’s Island Park to enjoy the sweet sounds of this year’s practically sold out Calgary Folk Music Festival. On top of attracting world class music and dozens of vendors with fantastic finds, the festival...

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Zoey Duncan, Open File: A side of comedy with your folk? Festival adds comedians to 2012 line up

26 July 2012

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Think 'Calgary Folk Music Festival' and one typically conjures images of a sun-baked crowd swaying to acoustic sounds and choir-like harmonies, the always amusing Running of the Tarpies and the awkward office drone-turned-weekend-hippie dance moves.  But this year, a new element will generate additional entertainment, and...

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Jason Markusoff, Metro Calgary: ex-alderman Joe Ceci now mayor of Folk Island

26 July 2012

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Tonight, thousands of sandal-wearing types don wristbands and lay out tarps on Prince’s Island for the Calgary Folk Music Festival. Great music, good vibes, beer in compostable cups and bison chili on reusable plates — it’s a special jurisdiction in Calgary for four days...

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FFWD Weekly: Folk Picks

26 July 2012

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BESH O DROM The sound of Balkan-based dance music has evolved into its own popular genre in recent years, with DJs like Dunkelbunt and Shantel remixing the traditional music of Central and Eastern Europe. While technically not a Balkan group, Hungary’s Besh o droM are...

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Lisa Wilton, Metro Calgary: These folk can put on a festival

25 July 2012

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When British troubadour Richard Thompson played the Calgary Folk Music Festival in 2000, City of Calgary officials spent an hour discussing whether his tour bus would be allowed onto Prince’s Island Park. Twelve years later, organizers of this year’s Folk Fest are trying to figure...

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