News & Reviews

Five by five - Calgary folk fest's silver anniversary blends new sounds with old favourites

30 July 2004

FFWD Weekly May 13, 2004 - Preview Article by Jason Lewis For some, The Calgary Folk Music Festival has become the height of summer entertainment – a sort of musical lynchpin anticipated the whole year. This year’s festival promises to be no exception. With...

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Festival season arrives

30 July 2004

Preview, Gauntlet Entertaiment Staff, May 13, The Gauntlet What's the best thing about summer? It's not the warm weather, it's not the escape from the classroom and no, it isn't even the mayhem of the Calgary Stampede. The best thing about summer time,...

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Rewriting banjo history -
Earl Scruggs scratches his musical itch

30 July 2004

FFWD Weekly July 22, 2004 - Preview Article by by Rick Overwater Few things are more important to a career in music than the overwhelming desire to play. For lifelong musicians, successful or not, it's an itch that can never totally be scratched, whether...

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Festival spirit shines - Folkies turn out in record numbers to celebrate 25th anniversary

30 July 2004

Heath McCoy and Alexandra Burroughs Calgary Herald - July 26, 2004 Calgary Folk Music Festival, Sunday at Prince's Island Park. Featured artists included Steve Earle, Corey Harris, Lucinda Williams and James Keelaghan. The show was sold out. Attendance 10,000. Mission accomplished. The silver anniversary was officially a...

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Eclectic mix kicks off Calgary's folk fest

23 July 2004

Heath McCoy Calgary Herald Friday, July 23, 2004 CREDIT: Ted Rhodes, Calgary Herald The Warsaw Village Band brought its folk-rock to the stage. ...

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Hearing Access at the 2004 Calgary Folk Music Festival

2 July 2004

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (Calgary) is providing technical services to the Calgary Folk Music Festival to allow hard-of-hearing people to better hear the live musical performances through the latest digital FM technology. Equipment Specialist, Mike Keeping, will be setting up Phonic Ear OnWave...

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All the winners of the 1st Annual Songwriting Contest

29 June 2004

120 aspiring and established songwriters entered the inaugural The Ship and Anchor/Calgary Folk Music Festival songwriting contest. Of these, 16 performed live in the Alberta Song category, 19 in Best Newcomer and 11 in the Best Original Category (including 4 winners from the previous rounds)....

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New Site Design

11 May 2004

With the generous support of Karo, the festival launches its new site design! The Calgary Folk Music Festival barrels forward with a new site design that enables dynamic searching of our new performer database. Buy tickets online with our secure server, check out who's playing...

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Calgary Buzz: C'mon Feel The Folk Friday July 25, 2003 @ 01:00 PM By: ChartAttack.com Staff

10 May 2004

While a Folk Festival might not sound like the type of place that would attract indie hipsters and rockers alike, for the four days of Calgary's version of the festival, the beer gardens become a mixer for members of the local music scene, both...

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Celtic music is kids' stuff for Cape Breton act by Mike Bell Calgary Sun 2003-07-26

10 May 2004

Most kids under the age of 15 relish the thought of a summer spent, lazing around the neighbourhood sucking back Slurpees. Most kids under the age of 15 relish the thought of a summer spent, lazing around the neighbourhood sucking back Slurpees. For the four...

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