2011 Press

No Depression: Doug Heselgrave

Posted by Johanna on 9 August 2011

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Chick Magnets: Calgary Folk Festival - Saturday evening - The Head and the Heart/kd lang "Look at you Calgary! You're so grown up" - kd lang from the mainstage Saturday night  It's true. Calgary has had image problems ever since I can remember. Most...

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Shane Yuhas: Audience member video

Posted by Johanna on 2 August 2011

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A beautiful video made by one of our audience members.   Calgary Folk Music Festival 2011[http://vimeo.com/27099430] from Shane Yuhas[http://vimeo.com/user2188531] on Vimeo[http://vimeo.com].

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Elgin-Skye McLaren: Radio 3 Sing for your Song contest winner

Posted by Johanna on 2 August 2011

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A lovely thank-you letter to Grant Lawrence from the winner of CBC Radio 3's Sing For Your Song contest: the prize was a weekend at the CFMF, flights and hotel accommodations. Dear Grant, I'm writing to offer my sincere appreciation for the trip to the...

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New Depression: Gillian Turnbull, blogger

Posted by Johanna on 2 August 2011

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It’s taken me nearly a week to get over how soaked I got at last week’s Calgary Folk Fest.  Granted, I don’t get along well with rain, but in 17 years of attending the festival, and even in the week that I spent...

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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: 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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