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Calgary Folk Festival vibrations harnessed to power LED lights

Posted by CBC News Calgary on 26 July 2015

 As the Calgary Folk Music Festival shook up Prince's Island this weekend, some of the energy on stage was being "harvested" in the name of research.  Natalie Robertson, a graduate student in the University of Calgary's faculty of environmental design, has created what she calls...

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Friday night and Father John Misty at the Calgary folk fest leave a lasting impression

Posted by Mike Bell on 25 July 2015

Introductions and first impressions. They set the tone, they are the initial and usually the lasting impression. Met a guy, guy smelled, guy looked funny, guy was kinda boring — so long guy. Or, conversely and more to our particular experience: Met a guy, guy smelled...

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

Posted by Jon Roe on 25 July 2015

A marathon of folking — gates open at 9:30 a.m. — can you handle it? Here’s some acts to watch for.  *Treat for early risers: Old Fashioned, New Fangled Workshop* *Participants: Dragon Fli Empire, Kid Koala, Leftover Cuties, Petunia and the Vipers* The mix is hip-hop (locals and frequent workshop participants...

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Calgary folk fest's Saturday offerings ran the genre's musical gamut

Posted by Gerry Krochak on 25 July 2015

The crowd surges toward the main stage at the Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince's Island in Calgary, Ab., on Thursday July 23, 2015. Mike Drew/Calgary Sun/Postmedia Network Day three of the Calgary Folk Music Festival … and, despite some threatening weather that never...

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The Milk Carton Kids turn up for Calgary Folk Fest

Posted by Lisa Wilton on 25 July 2015

Los Angeles folk duo The Milk Carton Kids got a career boost after appearing in the music documentary Another Day/Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis alongside Jack White and Joan Baez. They play the Calgary Folk Fest Mainstage on Saturday. Joey Ryan...

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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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