Our Musical Philosophy

Our goal is to showcase the best folk, celtic, bluegrass, blues, gospel, and singer-songwriters, that we can book from anywhere in the world.

It's a balancing act. 
We try to blend all these music traditions to offer something for every musical taste and to create interesting main stage line-ups and sessions where diverse styles can be shared.

We strive to achieve the following:

  • Examples of folk music from all around the world
  • An eclectic mix of familiar favourites, big names and first-time artists


Want to be considered?

Submissions are generally open in the fall from the beginning of October to the end of November.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the upcoming festival.  If you would like to be considered for the 2025 festival, submissions will open again in October 2024.

EPK applications may be sent directly to:


Or send your CD or package to:

Box 4130
Edmonton, AB, Canada
T6E 4T2

Edmonton Folk Music Festival is not primarily a new performer festival, only a small portion of our acts are booked from unsolicited applications.


What if I want to recommend a performer?

Email your suggestion to me at

I can't promise to book your favourite artist but this input helps me program the festival. You never know - your discovery might become mine also!

Terry Wickham, Producer