2015 Press

Calgary Folk Fest energized by exciting performances on Day 1

Posted by Gerry Krochak on 24 July 2015

Members of Ukrainian group DakhaBraka perform at the Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince's Island in Calgary, Ab., on Thursday July 23, 2015. Mike Drew/Calgary Sun/Postmedia Network Opening Thursday is typically the night to ease into the Calgary Folk Music Festival. Call it the...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival touches down with wonderful opening night

Posted by Mike Bell on 23 July 2015

The John Butler Trio plays the Mainstage at Folk Fest on Prince's Island Park in Calgary on Thursday, July 23, 2015. It did touch down. Just a day later. And right smack dab in the centre of the city. Or at least it appeared...

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Not just 'beards and banjos' at Calgary Folk Festival

Posted by Stephanie Froese on 23 July 2015

Final setup for Calgary Folk Music Festival before the 2015 four-day event begins. Dave WIll Tents, towers and food trucks are in place and artists from around the world are filing into Prince’s Island Park for the 36th Annual Calgary Folk Music Festival. An estimated...

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Patrick Watson Cancels at Calgary Folk Festival

Posted by CBC News Calgary on 23 July 2015

The Calgary Folk Festival says Patrick Watson will not be performing on the mainstage this Thursday The Montreal-based electronic pop artist was expected to hit the stage before the John Butler Trio. "Due to unfortunate health issues, Patrick Watson has had to cancel," said the Calgary...

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2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival has everything under the sun out to play, from heavy hitters to the lightly known up-and-comers

Posted by Gerry Krochak on 22 July 2015

  NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 18: Rachel Price of Lake Street Dive performs at Mercy Lounge on September 18, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee With the 2015 edition of Calgary Folk Festival set to kick off tonight at fabulous Prince’s Island Park, there’s plenty to look...

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Five things about the Calgary Folk Music Festival

Posted by Mike Bell on 22 July 2015

For most folk, we’re about to hit the midway point, the dog days of summer. For Calgary folks, we’re heading into the only four days that matter. Once again, it’s time for the Calgary Folk Music Festival, the annual oasis in the sun that delivers...

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Calgary Folk Festival: Aussie musician and family man John Butler counts his blessings

Posted by Mike Bell on 22 July 2015

The Calgary folk fest is for family reunions. That goes for the moms and/or dads and/or kids, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. sense of the word to the extended idea of it — from a group of friends gathering in the beer garden and the...

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Plenty of different flavours available at 2015 edition of Calgary's Folk Fest

Posted by Gerry Krochak on 22 July 2015

With the 2015 edition of Calgary Folk Festival set to kick off Thursday at fabulous Prince’s Island Park, there’s plenty to look forward to all weekend long. From Lucinda Williams and Father John Misty to the John Butler trio, Buffy Sainte-Marie, the incomparable Richard Thompson...

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Folk Festival set to go Thursday

Posted by Brenda Neufeld on 22 July 2015

The weather is looking great for the 36th annual Calgary Folk Music Festival which runs Thursday to Sunday at Prince’s Island Park. Ticket sales have been a little slower this year, which might have something to do with the economic downtown. Artistic Director Kerri Clarke...

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Patrick Watson Cancels Calgary Folk Fest Appearance Due to Illness

Posted by Josiah Hughes on 21 July 2015

  Montreal-based musician Patrick Watson recently impressed with his Love Songs for Robots album, and fans were primed for another North American tour from the hard-working artist. A wrench has been thrown into at least some of his plans, however, as he's been forced to cancel his Calgary Folk Music Festival[http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/] appearance this weekend.  The...

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