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…

“I wouldn’t be here without the Folk Fest”: Tale of South African serendipity chills the spine on Folk Fest Friday

You can always expect a little strange serendipity at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Sure there’s the happenstance of bumping into old friends on the hill or spotting familiar faces in the beer garden, but we’re going deeper. Much deeper.…