Sunny Reflections on The Calgary Folk Music Festival 2016

July 26, 2016  •  1 Comment

The Calgary Folk Music Festival was a window of 'music sunshine'. This year's festival again brought a peaceful, cohesive, family-friendly fanbase immersed in music, artisan markets, skateboards, food trucks, beer garden, and even a little pokemon.  Something for everyone. A wide range of musical tastes as 69 artists from 14 countries, filled the 4-day event. The Calgary Folk Fest's vision of 'enhancing community quality of life through diverse cultural traditions and music' did just that. 

Corb LundCorb LundThe Calgary Folk Music Festival 2016 Alberta's CORB LUND & THE HURTIN' ALBERTANS Closing the Festival

 

Diverse musical styles including Sweden's The Tallest Man on Earth, Ethiopia's Krar Collective, Whitehorse, Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives, The Dudes, Les Hay Babies, and so much more, provided the ultimate eclectic draw for music lovers. Especially hearing different styles mesh together in the many workshop jams.  One example, Kris Demeanor, Geoff Berner, Vox Sambou and Carter Felker. With seven stages to choose from, it's music overload which is a good thing. 

Calgary Folk Music Festival 2016Calgary Folk Music Festival 2016The Sadies, Whitehorse, Foy Vance, The New Pornographers Jam  Workshop Session with THE SADIES, WHITEHORSE, THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, FOY VANCE

  Music LoversMusic LoversCalgary Folk Music Festival 2016 MainStage Sunday Night Crowd

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The Traditional Krar played by TEMESEGEN ZELEKE from KRAR COLLECTIVE

Ian TysonIan TysonCalgary Folk Music Festival 2016 Country Legend - IAN TYSON 

Cat PowerCat PowerThe Calgary Folk Music Festival 2016

Headliner CAT POWER on Main Stage

 

The Calgary Folk Music Festival 2016The Calgary Folk Music Festival 2016Prince's Island Park Calgary Folk Music Festival 2016 - Prince's Island Park

 

If you didn't leave with a smile, warmth and a new beat in your heart, then you were at the wrong place. Looking forward to next year!

Article and Photos by Barbara Brander - www.Sunsetpalms.com

 

*Calgary Folk Music Festival 2016  

 

 


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i have no more4 knowledge about folk music but sometimes I heard folk music at home. today I saw your blog and I did read the blog and saw the all images.
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