2015 Press

Calgary Folk Fest: Friday’s highlights (one of them is beer)

Posted by Lisa Wilton on 25 July 2015

  (from left) Greg Coonfer, Lorne Petersen, Ada Peddlesden and Leah McCartney enjoy a pint in the Calgary Folk Music Festival beer garden. About 11,500 people took in the second night of this year’s Calgary Folk Music Festival. Headliners Lake Street Drive and Father John...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015 Day Two

Posted by Ana Mihajlovic and Willow Grier on 25 July 2015

CALGARY — Day two of Calgary Folk Fest began early in the afternoon. Relaxed multi-artist jams featuring *Kim Churchill*, *SAVK*, and *Hawksley Workman* played over at the Field Law stage as attendees trickled in. *Puerto Candelaria*, a Columbian six-piece, kicked off the main stage festivities with their unique brand...

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Calgary Folk Festival: Thursday highlights

Posted by Lisa Wilton on 25 July 2015

The Calgary Folk Music Festival kicked off Thursday with almost 12,000 people descending on Prince’s Island Park for an evening of sublime folk, world and roots music. *Here are five highlights:* 1.) The three Jr. Gone Wild songs I heard from the bike lock up...

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10 MUST-HAVES FOR CALGARY FOLK FEST

Posted by Kait Kucy on 24 July 2015

The Calgary Folk Music Festival is this coming weekend meaning it is time to let your hair down. Feel the grass between your toes as you dance or sway to the music. Leave your smartphone or watch at home and only let the sound of the music...

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What's going on at day two of the Calgary Folk Music Festival

Posted by Jon Roe on 24 July 2015

The gates open at 2:30 p.m., so you can settle in to the weekend early. Here’s some picks for the second day. *Treat for the early beer garden occupants: Blues Swayed Shoes Workshop* *Participants: Bombino, Kim Churchill, Cécile Doo-Kingué, Lynn Olagundoye[artists/view/1348-lynn-olagundoye]* Bombino was the first act up on the mainstage on...

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Early Saturday folk festing provides calm, slap and funk before the storm

Posted by Mike Bell on 24 July 2015

CALGARY, AB.; JULY 25th, 2015 -- Keyboardist Liz Stevens of Calgary band Copperhead plays to the crowd on Stage 1 at Calgary's Folk Festival held annually at Prince's Island on July 25th, 2015. (Adrian Shellard/Calgary Herald) For Calgary Herald By the time things started to...

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Edmonton and Calgary music festivals add up to a fun weekend in Alberta

Posted by Marsha Lederman on 24 July 2015

Inuit singer Tanya Tagaq is performing at Edmonton’s Interstellar Rodeo. Her extraordinary live show is worth any price of admission. (J.P. MOCZULSKI For The Globe and Mail) What a weekend for music in Alberta. In Edmonton, the Interstellar Rodeo has a superb lineup that includes...

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Calgary student to power lights with vibrations created at folk fest

Posted by Reid Fiest on 24 July 2015

Could our bodies be the battery of the future? It’s a theory being tested by a masters student at the University of Calgary. She is using all the good vibrations at the Calgary Folk Festival to power a unique project. Reid Fiest reports. CALGARY –...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015 Day One

Posted by Willow Grier on 24 July 2015

CALGARY — The first day of the Calgary Folk Festival has a lovely indication of music to come. Beginning the day and welcoming crowds to the beautiful park (complete with sunny, blue skies after the surprise rain shower) was the bouncy and lively *Bombino*. Playful...

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Calgary Folk Festival: Raul Malo and The Mavericks following their unique muse

Posted by Mike Bell on 24 July 2015

Veteran American country outsiders The Mavericks are back with a new album Mono. “We’ve always been fuelled by the muse, and wherever the muse takes us, that’s where we go,” says Raul Malo from veteran American act The Mavericks, before laughing....

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