Coronavirus: Edmonton Folk Music Festival ‘deeply sad’ to cancel 41st event

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is the latest summer event to announce it won’t be able to run this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival Society announced the music festival — planned for…

‘He was our king’: Folk Fest producer Terry Wickham remembers John Prine

Article content continued “We always wondered how that couple got along afterwards.” Wickham also recalls, “He drove — he used to drive between gigs. He loved his chocolate cake and Safeway vanilla ice cream. The road manager said, ‘Yeah, that’s what…

Year in Review: Larry Wong’s top photos of 2019

In the summer of 2019 out-of-control wildfires consumed large swaths of forest in northern Alberta. The Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement, the largest Metis settlement in Alberta, had been evacuated. When the wildfire threat subsided, residents were allowed back into the…

Community, connection and soul: Folkies reflect on Folk Fest’s magic and mystery during 40th anniversary

73205566-FolkFestNotebook6-W.jpg The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is a place for stories. You overhear them everywhere you turn — tales of a young woman commandeering the Thanksgiving turkey knife for a perfect off-the-cuff paring, stranger-to-stranger confessions of being such a bad…