Where to find us:
5432 Dalhart Road NWCalgary, AB Canada
Since 1972, the home of folk music and the favourite venue of artists from all over the world between September and April has been Calgary Folk Club.
Season 43 starts on September 12th. Why not come out and see what we are all about!
In response to your feedback, doors will open @ 7pm and the show will begin @ 7:30.
You love the wonderful uplifting experience that sets you up for your weekend...but sometimes your bed and Saturday morning plans pull you away from some amazing music.
Last season, you let us know you like the longer guest set with one less break and having your evening end earlier!
You'll get it all - the amazing entertainment and talent you know and expect at your club - AND - be off and on your way by 10:30!
Beginning with our September 12th show, we'll start @ 7:30 and end by 10:30...Like it?
We look forward to your comments and seeing you in September!
Full details for the Opening Acts should be available sometime in August, so please check back.
Lynn Miles (Ontario)
With twelve albums to her credit, Lynn Miles is the recipient of multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, including 2013 Solo Artist and 2011 English Songwriter, as well as the 2003 Juno for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year.
A prolific and respected artist, John McCutcheon is a musician’s musician. With 36 albums in his career to date, John has garnered 6 Grammy nominations. A brilliant instrumentalist, his roots are deep in American tradition. Pete Seeger said John is “One of our country’s best song-writers”.
Since 2000, Vishtèn has earned an international réputation as an electrifying folk band. Powerful francophone vocalists as well as fiery multi-instrumentalists, this driving trio fuses Acadian and Celtic with rock and indie-folk influences.
Juno nominees and recipient of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards Vocal Group, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine’s harmonies are angelic. Drawing upon influences such as The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Dala is a catchy and insightful breath of fresh air!
Indian City (Manitoba)
This Winnipeg-based collective of award-winning Aboriginal artists and rising stars captures the sound, color and perspective of Canada’s vibrant Indigenous culture. Infused with pop and alternative rock sensibilities, Indian City returns to the CFC as the #1 Audience Choice of the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee Showcases.
Dry Bones (Manitoba)
Eclectic individual artists Nathan Rogers, JD Edwards and Leonard Podolak are an unusual folk trio: guitars, banjo, and stand up bass with kazoos, harmonicas, and stomp boxes producing the contagious rhythms. You’ll see them “Hambonin’, Throat Singin’, Cloggin’, Whoopin’ and Hollerin’…” in a way you’ve never witnessed!
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin (PEI)
Creating an atmosphere that is pure fun, this award winning trio celebrates their Irish and Francophone traditional roots, infusing their original compositions and traditional tunes with modern and world rhythms. Their originality, innovation and humour grabs both French and English audiences from the first note.
Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin (Texas)
Best known for his riveting poetic lyrics, Danny was named on the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years list. Gypsy spirit Carrie is best known for her incredibly soulful and dynamic vocals. It's a special treat when this husband and wife, who normally tour separately and solo, get to share the stage.
James Keelaghan (Ontario)
Calgary native and Juno Award winner (2004) James Keelaghan needs little introduction. His lilting baritone voice, driving rhythm guitar, and brilliant song-writing bridges traditional folk music with roots revival and Celtic music.
The Hot Nut Riveters (Texas)
From the diabolical mind of Guy Forsyth, this all acoustic mixture specializes in a strange and heady homebrew of genre and influences. Superb players and a whole lot of fun, this is Texas’s Original Recession Era String Band.
Hat Fitz and Cara (Australia)
Hat Fitz is a veteran wild man of the blues scene in Australia. Cara is blessed with a sensational voice … not content to be ‘just a singer’, she has taken to drumming duties as well as washboards, flute and tin whistle, sometimes all at once. Their live performance is spell-binding!
Oliver Swain's BIG MACHINE,
Ben Sollee and Emily Braden (BC, Idaho, Kentucky)
Canmore Folk Festival 2013 … three artists known for their intricate arrangements together for the first, and only performance… now recreating magic on our stage. Oliver’s pure vocals and skillful upright bass combine with powerhouse vocalist Emily (Winner of NY City’s “Best of the Best jazzmobile Vocal competition) and Ben’s thrilling cello and rough-smooth-smoky vocals…simply stunning!
Brother Sun (Massachusetts, New York, Illinois)
Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
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