2014 Press

Freak folk

Posted by Devin Friesen, FastForward Weekly on 24 July 2014

cvg inside Josh Naud "It has become pretty strange over the years, my habits as how I make stuff and get things done." Strange. That’s a good word to describe Chad VanGaalen, a beautiful weirdo who’s been creating music in Calgary for over...

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Matthew Dorma and Christopher Dunlap, DIG Events, eco-initiatives managers at Calgary Folk Fest

24 July 2014

*How long have you been eco-initiative managers?* Christopher: Two years for me, and one year. Matthew: And then we’ve both been with the folk fest for seven years in total? C: I think I’ve been eight years for myself. When did Do It Green (DIG) spin off...

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Eclectic Canadian singer-songwriter Jill Barber puts worries aside as she hits her stride with new album Fool’s Gold

Posted by Mike Bell, The Calgary Herald on 23 July 2014

west coast singer songwriter jill barber courtesy   West Coast singer-songwriter Jill Barber. (Courtesy, Vanessa Heins) There was a time when Jill Barber considered her unique and eclectic sound a “blessing and a curse.” She thought it was problematic for her and...

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Airdrie resident and Punk Poet Iconoclast to perform at Folk Fest

Posted by Allison Chorney, Airdrie City View on 22 July 2014

bilde Airdrie may not be the first place you think of when you hear the words punk rock icon but it is the place that former Young Canadians frontman Art Bergmann now calls home. The 61-year-old rocker hasn’t released new material in more than...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival means friends, food and bands to discover

Posted by Jennifer Allford, The Toronto Star on 22 July 2014

The Peace Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish architect, spans the Bow River next to Princess Island Park, home of the Calgary Folk Festival. The bridge has become a hugely popular tourist attraction and festival goers can cross the bridge on the way...

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Three lessons the Calgary Folk Music Festival can teach the Stampede

Posted by Jeremy Klaszus on 21 July 2014

One summertime show is done with for another year, while the other set to begin this weekend at Prince’s Island Park. The first show, the Calgary Stampede, describes itself as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. But that name might be more aptly applied...

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Trampled by Turtles carrying bluegrass banner down a new path

Posted by Eric Volmers, The Calgary Herald on 18 July 2014

Trampled by Turtles will perform at this year’s Calgary Folk Music Festival. Photograph by: Zoran Orliá It’s not the sort of thing you would expect to hear from Ryan Young, the bearded fiddler of folky, bluegrass revivalists Trampled By Turtles. But bluegrass, it turns out,...

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35 years of Calgary Folk Music Festival memories

Posted by Mike Bell on 18 July 2014

lang performs calgary folk music festival calgary kd lang performs at the Calgary Folk Music Festival in Calgary, Alberta on July 23, 2011. Organizers, volunteers and musicians offered up their folk fest memories. Photograph by: Leah Hennel , Calgary Herald Time can...

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The 5 least folky acts at Calgary Folk Music Festival

Posted by Eric Volmers, The Calgary Herald on 18 July 2014

The 5 least folky acts at Calgary Folk Music Festival.   St. Paul and the Broken Bones Photograph by: David McClister Yes, the Calgary Folk Music Festival showcases folk music. The word is right there in the title. But, like many modern musical events, the...

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Big Rock Eddies 50/50 Winner

Posted by Calgary Folk Music Festival on 18 June 2014

We had a blast at this year's Big Rock Eddies held on June 16. But more importantly, someone won $1038.50 in the 50/50 draw.  If you happened to buy a ticket at the Eddies gala and that ticket number happens to be 202129, congratulations! Please retain your...

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