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Calgary Folk Music Festival wraps up another peaceful year with a sunny Sunday night

25 July 2016

Felix Riebl, left, and Harry James Angus perform with The Cat Empire on the main stage at the Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince's Island in Calgary, Ab., on Sunday July 24, 2016. Mike Drew/Postmedia MIKE DREW / MIKE DREW/POSTMEDIA It’s Sunday morning, just...

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Review: Calgary Folk Fest Saturday night lineup challenging, beautiful, eclectic

Posted by Eric Volmers on 25 July 2016

James Blood Ulmer plays at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. GAVIN YOUNG, / POSTME From lightning-fast punky bluegrass, to strange “droney mantras” to straightforward runs through the songbook of one of Canada’s best writers, Saturday’s mainstage at the Calgary Folk Festival was as eclectic as has come...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival ends on high note

Posted by Lisa Wilton on 24 July 2016

Alberta favourite Corb Lund performs on the mainstage at the Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince’s Island on Sunday, the final day of the annual event. Photo by Mike Drew/Postmedia. “Careful now, this is a folk festival.” It was an off-the-cuff comment directed at...

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Review: Peter Gabriel and Sting combine for a magical night of music in Calgary

Posted by Mike Bell on 24 July 2016

Peter Gabriel and Sting talk on stage during the Sting and Peter Gabriel Rock Paper Scissors tour at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on Saturday July 23, 2016. Gavin Young/Postmedia GAVIN YOUNG / POSTMEDIA It was a fairly easy transition to make. Almost like...

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Five Reasons to Love Summer in Calgary

Posted by Alyssa Quirico on 23 July 2016

*Live music and epic bike paths are just a few things to be excited about* * * Each year as the sun starts sticking around a little longer, Calgary comes alive. The city’s parks are host to stages and music festivals, bike tracks mark up...

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Calgary Folk Fest: Portable toilet politics you've got to know

23 July 2016

They may be pink and grey, but Calgary Folk and Music Festival portapotties are free for all When you've gotta go, you've gotta go. And at Calgary Folk and Music Festival the portapotties are the place to be, especially if there's no line to...

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Review: Calgary folk fest Friday a loving and giving night

Posted by Mike Bell on 22 July 2016

Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland of Whitehorse Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland of Whitehorse perform on the main stage at the Calgary Folk Festival at Prince's Island in Calgary, on Friday July 22, 2016. JIM WELLS / POSTMEDIA A day in song. It’s interesting, but...

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Calgary Folk Fest Etiquette 101: The dos and don'ts for newbies

22 July 2016

Calgary Folk Festival 2016 The Calgary Folk Fest is a great place to relax in the sun with some great tunes, but there are some unspoken rules that will keep your neighbours happy. (Rachel Maclean/CBC) The Calgary Folk Fest is now underway and thousands of people...

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Fortney: Fiestaval helps kick off city's summer festival season

Posted by Valerie Fortney on 22 July 2016

Fiestaval Fun Hector Menjivar dips his daughter Cindy Sosa during Fiestaval Latina this weekend in Calgary. The family has their food booth La Casa Latina set up at Olympic plaza for the festival. LEAH HENNEL / POSTMEDIA The empanadas are fluffy and flavourful, the...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival: Must-see workshops for the weekend

Posted by Mike Bell on 22 July 2016

Musician Cécile Doo-Kingué Musician Cécile Doo-Kingué is performing at this year's Calgary Folk Music Festival. TERRY HUGES IMAGES / COURTESY Like all sciences — including math, geometry, climate change, magnets and scrapbooking — the act of planning your weekend folk fest workshop viewing is...

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