February News – Upcoming concerts

2021 and the road ahead

We are watching carefully as things progress with the pandemic and COVID19 vaccination rollout.  Some of you may have seen the recent article in the Edmonton Journal – our team is keeping an open mind, but chances of the festival as we know it are slim considering the vaccination timeline.

As plans develop we will make sure to keep you up to date.

As always, we’ll continue to keep the folk fest vibe alive year round.
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Festival Office 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.

Upcoming Concerts

Let’s enjoy some music together and support some great artists in the coming weeks.

Join us – virtually – and enjoy.



Shred Kelly 

February 20 6pm MT

Tickets available here

Shred Kelly will be keeping you company this winter in your living rooms every Saturday Night in February on their Virtual Festival Tour! We are delighted to be part of the show on February 20, and you’ll be able to watch live  on our Facebook Page at 6pm MST.

Although you can tune in for free, purchasing a ticket helps support the band and production team, and 25% of proceeds will be donated to Protect Our Winters Canada and the incredible work they do. Tickets are $8/night.



We Banjo 3

WB3: Live From Ireland March 13 3pm MT

We Banjo 3 (WB3) hosts their next epic virtual experience, We Banjo 3: Live From Ireland on March 13, 2021. All four WB3 band members will be together live on stage for the first time since the pandemic shut down concerts exactly one year ago. Tune in for this very special show – streaming live, in real time, from the stunning Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin, Ireland. Tickets available hereLivestream info will be emailed to ticket holders.



Passenger – rescheduled for November 7, 2021

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


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’ is available now at www.passengermusic.com



EFMF on Spotify

Enjoy some great festival music by visiting our Spotify channel. You’ll find playlists from past festival and last year’s Hill at Home compilations.

Two new playlists, Wintering and Warmer Days have been added to help you get through the cold weather.



Folk Springs Eternal by Andy Beck

Folk Springs Eternal is a suspenseful tale of folk music, friendship and hardship. Will four young musicians reach the heights they’ve always dreamed of? Set in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this fast musical ride will appeal to fans of Irish music and Celtic culture, and to all who dare to dream.

Andy Beck is a devoted writer and folk musician. He and his wife Kerstin live in Glasgow, Scotland.
Click here to read an excerpt and to order your copy.