2014 Press

Calgary Folk Music Festival 2014: Lee Fields, Typhoon, etc. Calgary, AB, July 24-27

Posted by Kayla Beattie on 29 July 2014

Lee Fields 1024x702 1 On a peaceful urban island, under the twinkling lights of surrounding skyscrapers and amongst hundreds of enchanted trees that have seen countless decades, Calgary Folk Music Festival (CFMF) provided the western Canadian city with four days of phenomenal performances and...

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Should the tarps stay or go? Calgary Folk Music Festival weighs in!

Posted by Michael Morrison, Mike's Bloggity Blog on 29 July 2014

Should the tarps stay or go? Calgary Folk Music Festival weighs in! Yesterday I wrote a blog post[http://mikesbloggityblog.com/how-to-solve-calgary-folk-music-fests-biggest-problem/] that caused more discussion than maybe anything I’ve ever written on this blog.  And you thought folk festival goers were a calm people.  My blog post about the *Calgary...

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Aboriginal performers prominent in Folk Festival line-up

Posted by Alberta Sweetgrass on 28 July 2014

p7 dc a tribe called red sa JunoAwardwinners A Tribe Called Red (above) will highlight this year’s Calgary Folk Music Festival. The group, which hails from Ottawa, consists of two-time Canadian DMC Champion DJ Shub, DJ NDN and DJ Bear Witness, and mixes traditional...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival day four in photos

Posted by Josh Naud and Shane Arsenault, FastForward Weekly on 28 July 2014

Borel Sons, Mo Kenney, The Provincial Archives and Nick Sherman  photo IMG_1244_zpsea23d914.jpg photo IMG_1242_zps425aff07.jpg Tiny Ruins  photo IMG_1268_zps55e66f49.jpg photo IMG_1264_zps5aabcbb2.jpg photo IMG_1257_zps964bcc83.jpg David Bromberg, Jaron Freeman-Fox, The Polyjesters and Oliver Swain  photo IMG_1269_zpsc3a00469.jpg photo IMG_1344_zpsc8d49893.jpg photo IMG_1342_zps88660b16.jpg...

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Review: Energy flows at this year’s folk fest

Posted by Eric Volmers, The Calgary Herald on 28 July 2014

The audience applauds during the Torch and Twang workshop at the Calgary Folk Music Festival on Sunday. Numbers may have been down slightly, but the sun was up and the music energetic and eclectic as the 35th Calgary Folk Music Festival...

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Concert Review: Calgary Folk Music Festival does fantastic job juggling eclectic range of acts

Posted by The Calgary Sun on 27 July 2014

Music always sounds better outdoors, and better than that on what has turned out to be near-perfect weather during the 2014 edition of The Calgary Folk Music Festival. The great vibes, big sun, and relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere continued Saturday, following some outstanding main stage performances...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival Day 3: Song and groove battle it out with Bruce Cockburn, Patty Griffin, Jason Isbell, Arto Lindsay and Seun Kuti

Posted by Eric Volmers, The Calgary Herald on 27 July 2014

It was during one of the Calgary Folk Music Festival’s obligatory celebration-of-song workshops on a sunny Saturday afternoon when singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier turned to Jon Langford and his assembling Waco Brothers and asked “Does it have to be loud?” Apparently, it does. Or at least the...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival day three in photos

Posted by Josh Naud and Shane Arsenault, FastForward Weekly on 27 July 2014

photo IMG_0969_zpsf9c06d2f.jpg Deep Dark Woods  photo IMG_0934_zps277ebce5.jpg photo IMG_0938_zps025f30a6.jpg photo IMG_0942_zps7bf85eed.jpg photo IMG_0946_zpsef601788.jpg photo IMG_0950_zps2f0ec4f5.jpg photo IMG_0954_zps8beda091.jpg photo IMG_0960_zps994dce6e.jpg photo IMG_0962_zps12e2f08f.jpg photo IMG_0968_zpse4e55b7e.jpg Art Bergmann, Mary Gauthier and Waco Brothers  photo IMG_0973_zpsf0f35ceb.jpg...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival day three in review

Posted by Nathan Atkninov, FastForward Weekly on 27 July 2014

“Follow the stars.” This isn’t spiritual advice given to me by one of the side-stage dancers, this is practical advice given to me by my friend Nick. In order to know which workshop to attend throughout the day Saturday, his approach was to check...

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Calgary Folk Music Fest: Good weather? Check. Great music? Definitely. Prices? Bleh.

Posted by Calgary Sun on 26 July 2014

It really is the other most wonderful time of the year. With the drunken buffoonery of the Calgary Stampede now a not-so-distant memory, the focus of fun, sun (sort of), great (but ridiculously overpriced) food and drink, and the most eclectic music variety possible,...

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