2015 Press

The Great Canadian Music Festival

Posted by Raina Rose on 4 August 2015

I have played at a number of music festivals. From the smaller folk fests to hippie jam fests, and everything in between. These are the jewels in the crown of summer gigs. Usually they pay a little bit of money and provide you...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival: We were spoiled this year

Posted by Gerry Krochak on 27 July 2015

Lucinda Williams performs at the Calgary Folk Festival in Calgary, Alta. on Sunday July 26, 2015. Stuart Dryden/Calgary Sun/Postmedia Network Although a little rain must, and did, fall into the lives of the resilient Calgary Folk Music Festival faithful, this was it ... the...

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Calgary Folk Festival: Pet-a-Palooza and storytellers add a little something extra

Posted by Steven Hunt on 26 July 2015

The one thing the Calgary folk festival has always lacked – dog energy – has been resolved. That’s not because dogs are allowed onto Prince’s Island Park, where the music fest found itself in fine form Saturday afternoon, as thousands of folkies strolled and lingered...

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Saturday night at the Calgary folk festival goes down easy like Sunday morning

26 July 2015

  NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 14: Joey Ryan (L) and Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids and perform during the 2015 Americana Honors & Awards Nomination Ceremony at Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on May 14, 2015 in...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015 Day Three

Posted by Ana Mihajlovic on 26 July 2015

Buffy Sainte-Marie at Calgary Folk Music Festival. Photo: Sebastian Buzzalino June 25, 2015 CALGARY — The third day of the Calgary Folk Festival was beautiful and enjoyable despite strong winds. Festival-goers came out in droves and were treated to many excellent performances. The Los Angeles folk...

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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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