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Volunteers still needed for 2012 festival

May 18, 2012

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is still seeking volunteers for the 2012 festival. In particular volunteers are needed for our Perimeter Security crew. Please see the following link for crew specific info: Perimeter Security info sheet For information on other volunteer crews go to our Get Involved: Volunteer page

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Edmonton Folk Festival eNews April 20 2012

April 20, 2012

The Blind Boys of Alabama with Special Guests Over the Rhine Winspear Presents June 10, 2012 – 8:00 pm Living Legends of Gospel Music bring their uplifting harmonies to the Winspear Stage Welcome back The Blind Boys of Alabama! Touring in support of their new album, Take The High Road, a night of gospel, R&B,…

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2011 Folk Festival on Saturday's Key of A

April 5, 2012

This week the Key of A heads back to last summer’s Edmonton Folk Music Festival, where 5 songwriters shared the stage for a special live-to-air broadcast. We’ll hear some of the best songs from that 2 hour performance, including acoustic blues from Kat Danser; quirky observations from John Rutherford; laid back blues from Bill Bourne……

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Edmonton Folk Festival March 2012 – Message from the Producer

March 20, 2012

The Board and Staff of the festival have been busy debriefing the 2011 festival and coming up with changes for the 2012 and 2013 festivals. Increase in numbers = adjustments In 2011, due in part to our technical difficulties with phone sales, there were more people on site than in previous years, thus in 2012…

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Edmonton Folk Festival eNews – February 9, 2012

February 10, 2012

Winspear Presents 2011-12 May 7, 2012 – 8:00 pm John Prine: an intimate evening with one of America’s finest songwriters For immediate release Edmonton (February 9, 2012) – American legend John Prine returns to Edmonton for a special performance on the Winspear stage playing hits from his storied forty-year career. This concert marks Prine’s third…

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Celebration of the Life of Colin Lay

January 25, 2012

Colin Lay, longtime EFMF sound man, passed away last week after a long battle with ALS. If anyone would like to join in the celebration of Colin’s life please see below for details. “Celebration of the Life of Colin Lay” Tuesday January 31, 2:00 pmWestlawn Funeral Home10132 163 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4X3(780) 489-1602…

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Happy 2012 – Artists Announced!

January 11, 2012

Happy New Year to all our festival patrons and supporters! 2012 Message from the ProducerFestival bookings are coming along nicely, as you can see below. I was very pleased with the improvements to our festival in 2011, such as high def screens and the elimination of Stage 4, leading to a huge reduction in the…

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EFMF eNews Nov.9, 2011

November 8, 2011

As Halloween has passed us by and the holiday season approaches, there are a number of shows coming up featuring favourites from Folk Festival’s past. Check out these shows and maybe buy a CD or two – music makes a perfect Christmas gift! November 14th The Once at The Artery 7:30 A big hit at…

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FESTIVAL 2012, August 9-12

August 26, 2011

Just in case anyone wants to make plans for next year’s event, the dates for 2012 are August 9-12.  If you want to plan even further ahead, just look for the first Monday in August and our festival will always be the Thursday – Sunday following!  (Unless we have a Wednesday)…

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EFMF eNews Aug. 18, 2011

August 18, 2011

Producer’s Message: There have been many great festivals in our 32 year history, but I feel our 2011 festival has set a new standard for us to reach in future years. Once again we dodged severe weather. Yes, enough rain on Saturday night to remind us of how fortunate we have been in recent memory,…

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