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EFMF E-News – Four Strong Winds

June 21, 2021

Four Strong Winds Sing Along Every year at festival time, we wrap up an incredible 4 days of music and community by singing Ian Tyson’s Four Strong Winds together on the hill at Gallagher Park, filled with memories to carry us through to the next festival. We can’t wait to sing with you again. On…

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EFMF ENews – June 2021 – Taking it to the Streets

June 8, 2021

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is Taking it to the Streets The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is delighted to announce Taking it to the Streets, made possible with the generous support of Epcor’s Heart+Soul Fund. Working with our neighbours and partners in Edmonton, we’ll bring 40+ concerts from the hill to the streets of Edmonton…

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The 2021 Edmonton Folk Music Festival is Cancelled

April 11, 2021

After much careful deliberation, the 2021 Edmonton Folk Music Festival will not take place in Gallagher Park this year. As profoundly disappointing as this news is, we believe this is the only safe way forward. The safety of our patrons, volunteers, and artists was of paramount importance in coming to this conclusion. With so many…

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THANK YOU

August 13, 2020

THANK YOU Thank you for joining us this year as we celebrated festival time together for The Hill at Home. It was an absolute joy to see and hear how you were celebrating with loved ones. Our Hearts were on the Hill with you. It was a truly remarkable virtual gathering and we can’t wait…

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The Hill – A Documentary Film Celebrating 40 Years of Music and Community

August 4, 2020

  Congratulations to the filmmakers, Dave Morgan, Director and Co-Producer, and Andrew Scholotiuk, Co-Producer, and to FAVA and to our team here at EFMF. The Hill is no longer available to view, but we look forward to updating you about the future of the film.         The Film and Video Arts Society…

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The Hill at Home

July 16, 2020

THE HILL AT HOME On August 7 – 9, lay out your tarps and chairs, put on your folk fest t-shirts, and get ready to enjoy a weekend of music, song, food, art, and family fun at home or with your festival cohort! Join us for The Hill at Home. Visit www.edmontonfolkfest.org to find your gateway to having…

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Four Strong Winds Sing Along

July 10, 2020

~FINALE~ FOUR STRONG WINDS VIDEO SING-A-LONG with MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER   Calling all folkies and Edmonton Folk Festival friends to come together in song and spirit, to keep the tradition alive! **UPDATE!** Deadline to submit is Monday, July 27!   1.Create your video Sing on your own, sing with your family, sing with your pets,…

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Cancellation of the 2020 Edmonton Folk Music Festival

April 21, 2020

On behalf of the volunteers, board and staff of the festival, we are truly sad to announce the cancellation of our 41st annual festival, scheduled to run from August 6-9.In light of the global pandemic and the implications it has for large gatherings, the decision, though deeply disappointing, was necessary. We will work to reconfirm the artists…

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Remembering Mitch Podolak

August 28, 2019

Remembering Mitch Podolak September 21, 1947 – August 25, 2019 We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mitch Podolak. He will be missed. “It is more than likely that without the foresight and assistance of Mitch Podolak there would not be an Edmonton Folk Music Festival. It is time to raise a parting glass in…

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Applying to Volunteer?

July 20, 2017

Many of our positions for the 2017 Festival are now full; however, we continue to accept applications as cancellations do happen leading up to the Festival. Visit our Apply to Volunteer page (in the Volunteer menu up top) for applications, crew descriptions, and more information. Youth volunteer positions (ages 12-17) are now full for 2017.

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