December News – Happy Holidays!


From our family to yours, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival wishes you the Happiest of Holidays this year.  Stay warm, safe and healthy!  

As we reflect on the past year, we are overwhelmed with the love and support from our audience, volunteers, artists, and community. It means so much to us that you engaged with The Hill a Home in such a meaningful way, and continue to let us know how much the festival means to you. We felt like you were with us, even when we couldn’t be together in person. We are looking forward to what the new year brings and will make sure to keep you posted about our plans going forward! We will be together again as soon as it is safe to do so – and we’ll continue to keep the folk fest vibe alive year round.

 If you aren’t already, please follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube and Spotify channels – The Hill at Home content lives there for you to enjoy anytime, and we’ll be updating and adding new content in the coming months.

Festival Office Holiday Hours  

Although staff continues to work from home and the office remains closed to the public, we are available via email – contact list can be found here – and by phone at 780.429.1899.

We will be taking a break over the holidays and won’t be available as the office closes from December 21 – January 3.

Upcoming Concerts and EventsAs we hunker down and stay cozy at home this holiday season, let’s enjoy some music together and support some incredible artists – there are so many great shows happening!

Join us – virtually – and enjoy.

Good Lovelies – December 11
Good Lovelies have announced their VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS TOUR 2020! Kicking off on December 10th, the tour will hit up communities across Canada, UK, and Australia.

The band had this to share about the tour; “For our 15th Christmas season together, we’re determined to keep the tradition alive! So we have teamed up with venues, partners, and charities to put on 10 Virtual shows. Each one will be performed live, feature a special guest, and support a charity local to our community partner. It’s an ambitious project, but it feels wonderful to know we can connect with our fans and friends through this community-driven and interactive model – we hope to “see you” out there!

Tickets available here.

Visit for details.

Hawksley Workman – December 11 & 12 
Hawksley Night in Canada at Christmastime

Hawksley Night in Canada is a 90-minute livestream show, tune in while Hawksley performs your favourite songs alongside special segments like Pet Songs and Hawk Talk. In an era of on-demand we’re throwing it back to must-see-TV for this live-only show, embracing the magic of collective experience.

Tickets available here.

Visit for details.

Foy Vance – December 12

Hope in The Highlands: A Concert Film from Dunvarlich, premieres 12 December at 9pm AEST, 9pm GMT, 9pm EST and 9pm PST.

Hope in The Highlands will be filmed in Foy’s Scottish home of Aberfeldy at a place dear to him, the historic Dunvarlich House. Part performance, part exploration of this beautiful highlands locale, the film promises to help viewers (and Foy) depart 2020 with at least a little well-deserved calm and catharsis.
Kate Rusby – December 12

Kate Rusby’s Happy Holly Day 2020

 A Special full-length Christmas gig KATE RUSBY’S HAPPY HOLLY DAY will be streamed worldwide 12th Dec 7.30 UK time. Kate’s only gig of the year, complete with full band, brass lads, Ruby Reindeer, sparkly lights, and sweet bells.

Tickets available at
William Prince – December 12

Live Online from the West End Cultural Centre

The West End Cultural Centre is thrilled to be teaming up
with Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous to present an online concert with William
Prince. Presented safely from the West End Cultural Centre stage, Prince will bring
music from his new album ‘Gospel First Nation’ as well as classics from his previous
albums, live, to your home, on Saturday, December 12th at 7:00pm CT.

Tickets available at
Passenger – rescheduled for November 7, 2021

We are are please to let you know that Passenger’s Winspear Centre concert has been rescheduled for November 7, 2021.

If you don’t have your tickets yet, you can purchase them here, or contact The Winspear Centre.

**current and new ticket holders will be given access to an exclusive film of Passenger performing a set from his extensive back catalogue at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London on January 10, 2021 at 9pm EST. Ticket holders will be emailed access link prior to broadcast. 

Passenger, aka Mike Rosenberg, is a multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter from Brighton, England. Although still known for his busking, he made the journey from street corners to stadiums with ‘Let Her Go‘, which reached number 1 in 19 countries and which has now notched more than two billion plays on YouTube. Yet ‘Let Her Go’ is just one song from a catalogue that extends across 12 albums in 13 years.

The consistency of his output, and his authenticity both on and off stage, has won Passenger a global fanbase and he continues to tour the world headlining some of its most famous stages.

The new album ‘Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted’ comes out on Jan 8th 2021 and is available to pre-order now from

Edmonton Ski Club have some great things happening too!
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