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2020 Festival Merchandise

June 17, 2020

ONLINE STORE We will miss gathering with you on the hill at Gallagher Park this summer, but we all know where our hearts will be. My Heart is on the Hill t-shirts, tank tops, and crewnecks are available to pre-order now.  Head to our ONLINE SHOP for details. Deadline to order is Sunday, July 5.  ***UPDATE*** My Heart…

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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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John Prine

April 8, 2020

From Fiona Whelan Prine… Our beloved John died yesterday evening at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville TN. We have no words to describe the grief our family is experiencing at this time. John was the love of my life and adored by our sons Jody, Jack and Tommy, daughter in law Fanny, and by our…

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John Prine

March 29, 2020

We’re thinking of John Prine and sending love. From his family: After a sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday. He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues to receive care, but his situation is critical.  This is hard news for us to share. But so many of you have loved and supported…

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National On-Line Folk Festival

March 21, 2020

HOME ROUTES / CHEMIN CHEZ NOUS ANNOUNCES NATIONAL ON-LINE FOLK FESTIVAL BEGINNING MARCH 21 MUSIC FROM LIVING ROOM TO LIVING ROOM Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous creates the Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous National On-line Folk Festival for all to enjoy our performers from home. Instead of touring from house to house, Home…

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EFMF eNews – Upcoming Concerts and Folk Fest Updates

January 29, 2020

EFMF E-News  We’re delighted to share these upcoming concerts featuring some of your favourite festival artists! Live At The Winspear presents PassengerTuesday November 10 2020 8pm 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…

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Holiday Wishes and Upcoming Concerts

December 5, 2019

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival wishes you the Happiest of Holidays this festive season, and we look forward to connecting with you in the New Year! Festival Office Holiday Hours The festival office is winding down for the holiday season and we will be lightly staffed for the next few weeks. If you need to stop…

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Upcoming Concerts – Fall 2019

September 23, 2019

Upcoming Concerts – Fall 2019 Keeping the Festival vibe alive all year round, Live at the Winspear presents a series of concerts this fall featuring some of our performers from past years. If you need a musical lift, check out one or more of the following shows from the Live at the Winspear lineup  …

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EFMF 2019 – Thank you

September 12, 2019

View from the Hill Part 2.  September 11th 2019 Well here we are, exactly one month after our 40th festival closed. And what a festival we had. All the artists were at the high standards I expected and several were well above them. Amongst the highlights for me were: The new sound system on Mainstage. I have never…

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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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