News & Reviews

What music?
by Lisa Wilton
Calgary Sun
2003-07-27

10 May 2004

Music may be the main reason people come to the Calgary Folk Music Festival year after year, but it wouldn’t be the same without the extras. Music may be the main reason people come to the Calgary Folk Music Festival year after year,...

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Body of evidence
by Mike Bell
Calgary Sun
2003-07-27

10 May 2004

It’s always tough to perform an autopsy when the body isn’t even cold, let alone when it won’t stop moving. Such is the case trying to assess this year’s Calgary Folk Music Festival early Sunday afternoon when there are still so many potential highlights...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival to dish out a potpourri of eclectic music
Canadian Press Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - Carol Harrington

10 May 2004

Gone are the days when summer folk festivals were filled only with flower-power songwriters strumming a guitar and crooning a ballad. CALGARY (CP) - Gone are the days when summer folk festivals were filled only with flower-power songwriters strumming a guitar and crooning a...

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Workin' It at the Folk Fest
Calgary Herald (2003-07-23) - Heath McCoy

10 May 2004

People are drawn to the Calgary Folk Music Festival by the big names who perform on the mainstage: Elvis Costello and Ani DiFranco, who are among the most respected singer-songwriters of their time; or superstar producer Daniel Lanois; or Ricky Skaggs, Ian Tyson or...

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Friday Night Fans Soak up the Calm Before the Storm
Calgary Herald - Nick Lewis and Heath McCoy

10 May 2004

Friday evening seemed destined to be the quiet night at this year's Calgary Folk Music Festival. The mellow night. The night for kicking back on a blanket in front of the stage and drinking in the rich sounds. How could it be anything else? Friday...

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Sellouts are music to organizer's ears
Calgary Herald - Heath McCoy

10 May 2004

And how will the people of Calgary remember the 24th annual Calgary Folk Music Festival, which wrapped up Sunday evening? "There's a group of people who, in the past, always bought their tickets on the day of the show," said Les Siemieniuk, general manager of...

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Stars shine on opening night
Calgary Herald - Nick Lewis and Heath McCoy

10 May 2004

Elvis Costello sings himself into frenzy Thursday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. Performers included Elvis Costello, Ricky Skaggs, Sondre Lerche, Petrona Martinez and Kris Demeanor. Attendance: About 9,300. It's quite a sight. Hundreds of people running with folded chairs, padded seats,...

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Finding inspiration in a bag of almonds
FFWD Magazine - Jennifer Abel

10 May 2004

The Waifs live their dreams on the road and at home - wherever that may be Donna Simpson has Jimi Hendrix blasting from the stereo when I call her at home for our scheduled interview. In itself, this is not overly strange. "I listen...

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Just don't call her 'quirky' FFWD Magazine - Shereen Tuomi

10 May 2004

Singer Jane Siberry is a creature of many parts From the relatively mundane – "unencumbered by reality" – to the frankly incomprehensible – "a slo-mo bullet aimed at boomerang spatial geometry" – Jane Siberry’s music defies description. Just don’t call her quirky. "For a...

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But can they play a jig?
FFWD Magazine -

10 May 2004

Lappelectro brings electronic samples to folk fest Smooth trumpet creates a mellow soundscape, intermingling with bass and organ while electronic samples produce a hypnotic drum and bass backdrop. Close your eyes and a dark club might be the first place that comes to mind,...

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