2014 Press

Folkfest Friday: Choice and wanting more

Posted by Mike Bell, The Calgary Herald on 26 July 2014

A wise man once told me: More is better and there's no such thing as too much OK. Wise man might be something of a stretch when referencing a ponytailed sexagenarian who's spent the better part of 40 years in kabuki makeup, Spandex, studded...

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Outback, Great White North meet at Folk Fest

Posted by Mike Bell, The Calgary Sun on 26 July 2014

Outback, Great White North meet at Folk Fest   Roger Knox is joining Vancouver artist Kristi Lane Sinclair at a Folk Festival workshop. Spotlight Roger Knox Kristi Lane Sinclair Perform Saturday and Sunday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. For more information go to calgaryfolkfest.com. The Calgary...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival day two in photos

Posted by Josh Naud and Shane Arsenault, FastForward Weekly on 26 July 2014

Great Lake Swimmers photo IMG_0563_zps070acd6d.jpg photo IMG_0597_zps26e56c6f.jpg photo IMG_0587_zps4fde48ad.jpg photo IMG_0591_zps5149002d.jpg photo IMG_0584_zps1068dbd0.jpg photo IMG_0588_zpscf7ef415.jpg photo IMG_0575_zpsfe224627.jpg Rufus Wainwright photo IMG_0624_zps0414ad13.jpg photo IMG_0658_zps81dbe0c0.jpg photo IMG_0655_zps6b70d486.jpg photo IMG_0646_zpsae27e3fc.jpg photo IMG_0662_zps588ba838.jpg A...

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Calgary Folk Music Festival day two in review

Posted by Fast Forward Weekly on 25 July 2014

Friday at Folk Fest seems to be when things start really kickin’. More of the jam zones start happening, and there seems to be a bit more variety. When I arrived, it was already fairly busy around the park. Luckily, I was in...

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Review: Calgary Folk Festival

Posted by Gerry Krochak, The Calgary Sun on 25 July 2014

Rufus Wainwright FILE PHOTO Rufus Wainwright (file photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images) It really is the other most wonderful time of the year. With the drunken buffoonery of the Calgary Stampede now a not-so-distant memory, the focus of fun, sun (sort of), great (but...

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35th Calgary Folk Music Festival ready to rock

Posted by Jessica Patterson, Metro News on 24 July 2014

[http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1107358/35th-calgary-folk-music-festival-ready-to-rock-organizers-expect-53000-to-attend/]   The 35th Calgary Folk Music Festival kicks off Thursday afternoon at Prince’s Island Park, with 76 artists from 16 countries performing over the four-day event. New this year is the special aboriginal program Great Spirits, which will bring musicians to Calgary from Australia and across...

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Throwback Thursday: Calgary Folk Music Festival, July, 1999

Posted by Johanna Schwartz on 24 July 2014

throwback collage As the Calgary Folk Music Festival gears up for its 35th anniversary this weekend, it’s an opportune time to reflect back on this summertime staple, with a personal throwback to the first year I really got involved, during the festival of 1999. 1999...

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Review: Acts make opening day memorable at Folk Fest

Posted by Mike Bell, The Calgary Herald on 24 July 2014

Review: Acts make opening day memorable at Folk Fest   Dave Simonett, with the band Trampled By Turtles, performs Thursday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival on Prince’s Island Park. Photograph by: Stuart Gradon , Calgary Herald “I turned the radio on, 25...

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Herald music writer Mike Bell’s Top 5 Calgary folk fest picks

Posted by Mike Bell on 24 July 2014

It’s pretty much a given that most everything you pencil in or stumble upon at the Calgary Folk Music Festival has a certain amount of can’t-miss-it-ness about it — there is quality, there is quantity. That said, there are always a handful of musical...

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More folks Some choice picks for this year’s fest

Posted by Kat Dornian, FastForward Weekly on 24 July 2014

folk fest picks kaki king Love it or hate it, Calgary’s Folk Music Festival goes beyond your traditional definition of folk, and 2014’s lineup is no exception. The diversity of quality acts truly boggles the mind, with everything from punk, to world, to experimental,...

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