News & Reviews

Calgary Folk Fest a time to heal with music during economic slump

Posted by Jeremy Simes on 21 July 2016

Calgary Folk Music Festival organizers, like Naddine Madell-Morgan, were busy setting up on Wednesday to kick off the event for Thursday.Calgarians deserve a little bliss after enduring a tough year, according to Calgary Folk Music Festival executive director Debbi Salmonsen. The Calgary Folk Fest...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival: Juno-winning, Calgary-born act Braids return having grown personally, musically

Posted by Mike Bell on 21 July 2016

Raphaelle Standell-Preston is looking at it as something of a do-over. The last time she and her locally born, Montreal-based band Braids returned home to perform at the Calgary Folk Music Festival they were on small side stage, early in the day, playing to a...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival: Aussie act Oh Pep! getting props for their peppy folk-pop

Posted by Mike Bell on 21 July 2016

Sometimes Wikipedia is your friend. Yes, you can trust it for the basics, but it also yields a fun nugget or two. Take the Australian band Oh Pep!, for example. It’s got the typical bio elements, the fact that the core of the folk-pop group...

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Folk Fest hopes fine weather will bring the crowds to Prince’s Island Park

Posted by Cynthia Roebuck on 21 July 2016

After all the rain, organizers are happy to see the sun show up for the annual event, which packs the park for four days every summer. “We are good to go, the food vendors are starting to prepare their tasty delights, our arts market...

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Calgary Folk Festival hopes warm weather will help improve ticket sales

Posted by Gil Tucker on 21 July 2016

*WATCH ABOVE: The soggy start to summer dampened spirits at this year’s Calgary Stampede. But as Gil Tucker shows us, bright skies are now bringing big smiles as people prepare for another major outdoor event in the city. *It was just a few days...

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Calgary Folk Fest sees smaller crowds but amazing weather on opening day

Posted by David Bell on 21 July 2016

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is excited about the opening day of the Calgary Folk The weather could not have been more co-operative on the first day on the Calgary Folk Music Festival but there were fewer fans rushing to get their...

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Calgary Folk Fest has bigger, better beer gardens this year among other new features

Posted by David Bell on 20 July 2016

New skateboard ramp added, but no 'plate kids' this year due to compostable plates Festival Crowd Tens of thousands of music fans are expected over the 3-day Calgary Folk Fest which starts Thursday. (Sebastian Hanlon) The 2016 Calgary Folk Fest[http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/] beer garden is better and closer to the on-stage...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival 2016 picks from CBC Calgary

Posted by CBC Contributors on 20 July 2016

The Sadies, BRAIDS and The Dudes all on staffers' must-see list folk fest crowd surfing Thousands of melomaniacs will descend on Prince's Island Park today for the Calgary Folk Music Festival, which runs until July 24. And with 100 bands performing on six stages, it...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival: Bobby Bare Jr. back in Calgary for can't-miss set

Posted by Mike Bell on 20 July 2016

It’s a message that Bobby Bare Jr. wants known. He delivers it at the end of interview to promote a pair of appearances in Calgary: the first being his triumphant performance as guitarist for Guided By Voices [http://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/music/bobby-bare-jr-finds-perfect-marriage-as-member-of-guided-by-voices]during their spectacular Sled Island set last month; and the...

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Northern Beauties Q & A with CBC Calgary

Posted by CBC News on 6 July 2016

Northern Beauties play the 2016 CBC Calgary Co-op Stampede Breakfast on Thursday. (Northern Beauties/Facebook) * 2016 IS POISED TO BE A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR NORTHERN BEAUTIES* The six-piece band from Calgary has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award and they've been...

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