2014 Press

Music community rallied in flood’s wake

Posted by Mike Bell, The Calgary Herald on 17 June 2014

  No, it wasn’t the day the music died in this city. But when the flood waters hit a year ago, it certainly quieted a number of local musical events and festivals while also having an affect on others. Perhaps what most Calgarians were aware...

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Podcast: Bandwagonish Episode 5, les siemieniuk

Posted by Mike Bell on 22 May 2014

les siemieniuk PHOTO: Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald les siemieniuk, the recently retired General Manager of the Calgary Folk Music Festival, is this week's guest on Bandwagonish. In this long overdue episode of Bandwagonish, I speak with les siemieniuk, the recently retired General Manager of the Calgary...

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Calgary Folk Fest reveals lineup including The Jayhawks, Fishbone, Feist

Posted by Dave Breakenridge, The Calgary Sun on 23 April 2014

Tarpies, take note. The Calgary Folk Music Festival has unveiled its lineup for 2014 — and it runs the gamut of music styles, from alt-country to afrobeat with many stops in between. Headliners include The Jayhawks, Andrew Bird and The Hands of Glory, afrobeat musician...

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Bruce Cockburn, Jayhawks, Fishbone among Calgary Folk Festival highlights

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

Interesting. Eclectic. Brave. Challenging. There really are only so many words to describe the annual announcement of the Calgary Folk Music Festival’s lineup, so many terms to encapsulate what the weekend will undoubtedly bring. Perhaps, as always, it’s best to let the person responsible for the...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival line-up announced!

Posted by Mike Morrison, Mike's Bloggity Blog on 23 April 2014

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, tourists like the Calgary Stampede, Calgarians wait the extra week and share their love for *The Calgary Folk Music Festival *instead. Today, Calgary’s best festival launched their entire line up for the weekend that will take place on...

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Lawrence Hong, Calgary Stabbing Victim, Remembered As Generous Volunteer

Posted by Huffington Post on 16 April 2014

Lawrence Hong, one of five victims in a fatal stabbing spree at a Calgary house party on Tuesday, is being remembered as an avid foodie who dedicated his time to helping others. The 27-year-old urban studies student was set to graduate from the University of Calgary this...

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Les Siemieniuk retires from Calgary Folk Music Festival

Posted by Beacon News on 11 April 2014

Les Siemieniuk has announced he is leaving the position of general manager after managing the operations of the Calgary Folk Music Festival for 15 years. Les Siemieniuk[http://beaconnews.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Les-Siem.jpg] Les Siemieniuk has retired from the Calgary Folk Music Festival. Photo: Calgary Herald. During his tenure at the Calgary...

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