About Us

Our Story

Beginning in 1980 with one staff and 300 volunteers, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has grown and matured to become one of the leading folk festivals in the world. Now boasting a volunteer force of over 2700, the festival is a charitable not-for-profit society dedicated to bringing in the best of folk music from Edmonton, Canada, and around the world.

It's About the Music

The quality of the music and the depth of the performer lineup is the single greatest ingredient in our success. Terry Wickham, producer, selects artists within a broad musical mandate. Our vision is to continue to improve as a world-class folk music festival. At the same time, we work very hard to raise money through fund raising activities and through soliciting corporate sponsorships to keep ticket prices accessible for families.

2019 Festival Staff


Back row, left to right:
Stéphane Levesque, Richard Stuart, Muffy McKay, Connie McCall, Terry Wickham, Lorie Miseck, Geoff Frisby, Margaret Crowe, Giancarlo Zenari, Morris Bujarski, Anne Wenschlag, Daniela Zenari, Madeline Setzer

Middle/Front row, left to right:
Kathy Morin, Jaime Pruden, Elka Eisenzimmer, Marie Scarlett, Vicki Fannon, Glenda Dennis, Helen Stuart, Shauna Stewart

Down in Front, left to right:
Marianne Stover, Sofiya Timoshchenko, Jerome Lezama, Sarah Carlson

Dennis Franz

For contact info visit the contact page

2019 EFMF Board

Back row, left to right:
Carol Jones, Stu Muir, Brad Odsen, Gerrit Bjalek, Andrew Currie

Front row, left to right:
Peter Guest, Chelsea Donelon, Shelley Morrison, Craig Moses

For more information about Membership and board governance, visit our Society Membership page.