2005 Reviews

Get down, get folky, Calgary Sun July 21 2005

26 July 2005

By Mike Bell Music never needs a translator. If it did, the Calgary Folk Music Festival audience would look like the UN, with fans on Prince’s Island fitted with earphones, nodding sagely at something that was said or played a minute or so...

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Fest finds its groove, Calgary Sun July 22, 2005

26 July 2005

By Mike Bell A week after the Stampede, it’s rather off-putting to use the word “party.” Maybe it’s because during those 10 July days, that particular noun, verb, adjective and adverb is used to justify or excuse behaviour that would, in the animal kingdom get you...

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Frustrating perfection, Calgary Sun
July 23, 2005

26 July 2005

By Mike Bell The Calgary Folk Fest exists for days like July 23. And it frustrates because of days like July 23. Let’s begin with the weather — a gloriously hot summer afternoon. Perfect. But so perfect it makes you sluggish, not too...

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Playing through the rain, Calgary Sun
July 24, 2005

26 July 2005

By Mike Bell Weather is always an issue when it comes to any outdoor festival. The Calgary folk music fest is no exception, with fans and organizers lighting candles and sacrificing volunteers — relax, there’s, like, an endless supply of them, bred solely for that...

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