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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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Folkfest Friday: Choice and wanting more

Posted by Mike Bell, The Calgary Herald on 26 July 2014

A wise man once told me: More is better and there's no such thing as too much OK. Wise man might be something of a stretch when referencing a ponytailed sexagenarian who's spent the better part of 40 years in kabuki makeup, Spandex, studded...

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Outback, Great White North meet at Folk Fest

Posted by Mike Bell, The Calgary Sun on 26 July 2014

Outback, Great White North meet at Folk Fest   Roger Knox is joining Vancouver artist Kristi Lane Sinclair at a Folk Festival workshop. Spotlight Roger Knox Kristi Lane Sinclair Perform Saturday and Sunday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. For more information go to calgaryfolkfest.com. The Calgary...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival day two in photos

Posted by Josh Naud and Shane Arsenault, FastForward Weekly on 26 July 2014

Great Lake Swimmers photo IMG_0563_zps070acd6d.jpg photo IMG_0597_zps26e56c6f.jpg photo IMG_0587_zps4fde48ad.jpg photo IMG_0591_zps5149002d.jpg photo IMG_0584_zps1068dbd0.jpg photo IMG_0588_zpscf7ef415.jpg photo IMG_0575_zpsfe224627.jpg Rufus Wainwright photo IMG_0624_zps0414ad13.jpg photo IMG_0658_zps81dbe0c0.jpg photo IMG_0655_zps6b70d486.jpg photo IMG_0646_zpsae27e3fc.jpg photo IMG_0662_zps588ba838.jpg A...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival day two in review

Posted by Fast Forward Weekly on 25 July 2014

Friday at Folk Fest seems to be when things start really kickin’. More of the jam zones start happening, and there seems to be a bit more variety. When I arrived, it was already fairly busy around the park. Luckily, I was in...

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Review: Calgary Folk Festival

Posted by Gerry Krochak, The Calgary Sun on 25 July 2014

Rufus Wainwright FILE PHOTO Rufus Wainwright (file photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images) 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...

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35th Calgary Folk Music Festival ready to rock

Posted by Jessica Patterson, Metro News on 24 July 2014

[http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1107358/35th-calgary-folk-music-festival-ready-to-rock-organizers-expect-53000-to-attend/]   The 35th Calgary Folk Music Festival kicks off Thursday afternoon at Prince’s Island Park, with 76 artists from 16 countries performing over the four-day event. New this year is the special aboriginal program Great Spirits, which will bring musicians to Calgary from Australia and across...

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