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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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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CBC News: Calgary Folk Music Fest ditches bottled water

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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Calgary's Folk Music Festival is getting a little greener this year — organizers are no longer selling bottled water at the event. It is the latest green initiative at the festival, where compostable cups and recyclable plates are already fixtures.  Leor Rotchild is in charge of...

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