About Us

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival promotes live folk music at its annual festival with the purpose of celebrating diverse, affordable folk music, sharing meaningful, inclusive experiences, and building community for its volunteers, artists, vendors, patrons, and the people of Edmonton, Alberta, and the World.

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.

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we gather is situated on Treaty Six Territory. For thousands of years, the Edmonton river valley has been a Pehonan, a traditional meeting and gathering place for Indigenous Peoples. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Non-Status Aboriginal Peoples whose presence and culture enrich our vibrant community. We are all beneficiaries of this longtime Indigenous philosophy of peaceful cohabitation, between the earth, the animals, and all humans. We all have a responsibility to one another and this land.

SAFER SPACES POLICY

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival Society endeavours to provide a culture of safe space for all, including marginalized and vulnerable segments of our population. It aspires to put on a leading folk music festival while embracing a vision of inclusivity. The EFMFS will nurture safer spaces where all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, religious belief, ability, colour, or other personal characteristics should feel safe, welcome and valued.

2022 Festival Staff

 

 

ADMINISTRATION / PROGRAMMING / TECHNICAL 

BACK ROW left to right: Terry Wickham, Richard Stuart, McKinna Elliot, Elka Eisenzimmer, MJ Belcourt, Kathy Morin

MIDDLE ROW left to right: Muffy McKay, Claire Stewart, Lorie Miseck, Marianne Stover, Shauna Stewart, Helen Stuart, Jaime Pruden

FRONT ROW left to right: Dennis Franz, Connie McCall, Riley Connell, Madeleine Salomons

 

 

KITCHEN / SITE PRODUCTION                                                            

BACK ROW left to right: Daniela Zenari, Elisa Zenari, Margaret Crowe, Geoff Frisby, Pat Hayes, Carla Lenfesty

FRONT ROW left to right: Carol Jones, Marie Scarlett, Jessalyn Hart, Glenda Dennis, Jasleen Kaur, Morris Bujarski

MISSING: Stephane Levesque, Giancarlo Zenari

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Wreakes

board photo for web

CLOCKWISE from top left: Jill Day, Andrew Currie, Marilyn MacGillvray, Bridget Stirling, Shamair Turner, Drew Walker, Michael Hughes

MISSING: Cam McCormick, Gerrit Bjalek

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