2011 Press

Mike Bell, Calgary Herald: Folk Fest turns up the heat

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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The Calgary Folk Music Festival kicked off Thursday night with a sold-out show on Prince's Island. all it cocky. Call it tempting fate. Call it Cgood ol' obliviousness. But there were, no doubt, a few people tossing salt over their shoulders, crossing themselves or whatever...

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Mike Bell, Calgary Herald: Calgary Folk Fest brings the funk

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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Kerry Clarke admits that the funk is a bit of a trademark of the Calgary Folk Music Festival. It’s one of the things she strives to do in her role as the artistic director of the event as well as exploring African-American music in...

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Mike Bell, Calgary Herald: Soggy fans find a few reasons to celebrate

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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The Calgary Folk Music Festival took place Friday night at Prince's Island. Attendance 11,450. There are very few good reasons to stand shivering in the pouring rain. Lazy hygiene. Voyeurism, perhaps. Kissing an upside down Spider-Man, maybe. That said, Friday night at the Calgary Folk Music Festival on...

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Mark Teo, FFWD: Folk Fest workshops: Midgame report card

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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Geoff Berner, when quizzed about the Calgary Folk Music Festival's workshops earlier this week,[http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/music/music-previews/getting-to-work/] said it best: "There's a creative risk," he said. "It could be really good or really bad." Braids' Austin Tufts and Katie Lee, in an interview yesterday[http://twitvid.com/IRZIL], reiterated the sentiment — they, unlike those predisposed to...

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Mike Bell, Calgary Herald: Mike Bell's picks for Sunday's Folk Fest

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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Presumably, if you’re reading this, you survived Saturday of the folk fest. Or the undead have developed basic comprehension skills, thereby making them all the more dangerous in the upcoming zombie apocalypse and meaning perhaps it’s time to declare my allegiance to our new corpsey...

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Mike Bell, Calgary Herald: Music, weather, make for Folk Fest perfection

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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The Calgary Folk Music Festival ran Saturday night at Prince's Island Park. Attendance: 12,000. If Thursday was a firestorm, and Friday was a washout, Saturday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival was . . . just right. It was the baby bear of the weekend...

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Elly Adeland, Calgary Herald: Bottled water rule at Folk Fest hits just the right note

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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Congratulations to the Calgary Folk Festival for their progressive action to go bottled water-free and support public tap water. The Folk Festival is a leader in music and now a Canadian leader in water justice initiatives. Communities across Canada have been working to enhance their local...

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Lana Gay, Radio 3: The Calgary Folk Music Festival Highlights, Gallery and Playlists Part 2

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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My experience at Calgary Folk Music Festival was nothing shy of incredible. My first 2 days included checking out the Cantos Music Foundation and getting serenaded down the Bow River by Dan Vacon (The Dudes) – you can read about it here. Photos and playlists By...

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James Wilt, FFWD: Folk Fest day four photos: coeur de pirate, Raleigh, Joseph Arthur and more

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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My monthly limit of photo uploads on Flickr is maxed out, so a lot of the photos I would like to have included in this slideshow will have to wait until August before being posted. Click here for the photo slide show [http://www.ffwdweekly.com/calgary-blogs/FESTIVALS/2011/07/25/folk-fest-day-four-photos-coeur-de-pirate-raleigh-joseph-arthur-and-more-824/] Sunday was another fabulous...

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Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald: Eclectic mix of performers entertains sold-out crowd as sun sets on Calgary Folk Music Festival

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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It was as good an end as you could have hoped for. As 2011's Calgary Folk Music Festival rolled to a close Sunday night after a full day of sunshine, it was before a sold-out crowd of roughly 13,000 gently swaying to the agreeable...

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