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Join Northern Lights Folk Club for their 2022/23 Season! All concerts are held on Saturday nights at Parkview Community League, 9135 146 Street NW. Doors open at 7PM, concerts begin at 8PM
Purchase your Northern Lights Folk Club Season Pass now to guarantee your spot at 10 phenomenal performances!
Evans and Doherty, October 1, 2022
Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty have been an integral part of the East Coast music scene for thirty four years. They have been together as Evans & Doherty for thirty years. To capture the essence of an Evans & Doherty performance, take a lively blend of traditional, original and contemporary songs, add a liberal sprinkling of stories and humour, then sit back and enjoy these fine entertainers.
Pharis & Jason Romero, October 15, 2022
Pharis and Jason Romero have been quietly connecting with audiences since their first record release in 2011. They started out together playing mostly traditional music – banjo, guitar, and sometimes fiddle in an early old time trio The Haints, and backing up their favorite west coast old time fiddlers on a quirky and hard-to-find but well-loved release. Over the years they’ve moved their original songwriting and nuanced singing into the forefront, and have found their intimate performances embraced by audiences around North America and Europe. Their songs, voices, rhythmic playing, and the rise and fall of their harmonies have evolved together to become the centerpieces of the five records they’ve released as a duo. Three Juno awards and seven Canadian Folk Music Awards later, they continue to tour and teach with love and care and two adventurous kids.
Double Bill: Braden Gates + Matt Patershuk, November 5, 2022
Edmonton's own Braden Gates is a folk singer, through and through, and in the best possible sense of the word. His songs are full of stories that flow through him easily, and with all the grace, empathy and nuance that masterful story-telling requires. Born and raised in Sturgeon County, Braden grew up listening to his father Troy playing old-time tunes on the fiddle, and then playing himself. It was getting into John Hartford in his mid-teens (for the fiddle, at first) that turned him on to the craft of songwriting, leading him to the great storytellers of the firmament - Guy Clark, John Prine, Todd Snider.
Matt Patershuk is a singer and songwriter first. He values simplicity, but also loves to incorporate the small details that bring a story to life, and make it relatable. Though his songs aren’t devoid of metaphor, you’ll not be left guessing about what the song is about when you’re done listening. Matt lives near the hamlet of La Glace, Alberta, Canada with his wife, 2 daughters, several dogs, cats horses and sheep. While not blessed with an abundance of natural ability in his endeavours, he’s always willing to give things a good try, and never lets a lack of experience or formal training get in his way. He applies the same ethic to his self-taught song writing and music as he does to fixing a furnace, installing a stock waterer, building a jewelry box, or taking a picture. He loves words as much as he does music.
Scott Cook & The Second Chances, November 19, 2022
Alberta's Scott Cook has been living out of a van or a backpack for a dozen years now, touring almost incessantly across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere, and distilling his experiences into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. His fourth independent release, One More Time Around, was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and its opening track "Pass It Along" won the Folk and Acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, with UK magazine Maverick Country naming him "one of Canada's most inspiring and imaginative storytellers". His sixth studio album Further Down the Line won him his second CFMA nomination (English Songwriter of the Year), and comes packaged in a 132-page book containing a look back, in words and pictures, on a decade of full-time travel.
John Wort Hannam, January 21, 2023
In 2001 John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs. Those songs would become his first recording, Pocket Full Of Holes, released in 2003. Seventeen years later, the Alberta musician is releasing his seventh full-length recording Acres Of Elbow Room and has a few feathers in that lucky hat for his first six offerings. Feathers that include a JUNO nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, a Kerrville Texas New Folk win, and numerous Western Canadian Music Award and Canadian Folk Music Award nominations.
Cassie and Maggie with Special Guest John Hewitt, February 11, 2023
Nova Scotian sisters Cassie and Maggie have been lighting up the world with their unique blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic instrumentals and vocals. Appearing on stages across North America, the UK, and Europe, the sisters have enchanted audiences far and wide with lively fiddle, piano and guitar arrangements, stunning sibling vocal harmonies in both English and Gaelic, all complemented by their intricate and percussive stepdancing style.
With a voice and pen that echoes the phrases of Dylan, the delivery of Van Morrison and the coolness of Tom Petty, John Hewitt is a force to be reckoned with. As a songwriter he involves the abstract imagery of the Beat Poets, as a performer he adds the energy of the Beatles and as a producer he creates sound waves inspired by the greats such as Brian Wilson and Phil Spector.
Old Man Luedecke, February 25, 2023
Old Man Luedecke is the recording and performing name of Christopher Luedecke, two-time JUNO and multi East Coast Music award-winner, and Polaris Prize nominee of Chester, Nova Scotia. Since 2004, he has travelled the world playing festivals, theatres and clubs. He delights his audiences with his heart-felt command of the stage. Plus, his inspired banjo playing and wry storytelling cut to the heart of normal/extraordinary experience itself.
Women of Folkways, March 11, 2023
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The Travelling Mabels, March 25, 2023
Eva Levesque, Lana Floen, Therry Lawson and Keith Floen are The Travelling Mabels. An ACMA award winning folk/country group from southern Alberta, who for more than a decade, have brought their own unique brand of harmony, musicianship and down home humour to Canadian audiences from coast to coast. The group was formed in 2008. Over the next ten years they collectively wrote and recorded three Cd’s and have enjoyed extensive airplay on radio stations such as CBC and CKUA. Their song release, Alberta Blue, has been a long time fan favourite and features a cameo vocal performance by the legendary Ian Tyson.
Bentall Taylor Ulrich, April 8, 2023
Comprised of members Barney Bentall, Tom Taylor and Shari Ulrich, Bentall Taylor Ulrich first played together in November 2007 at a songwriter concert on Bowen Island. Their continued collaboration grew from the undeniable enjoyment for both the artists and their audiences. One year later, they returned to Cates Hill Chapel and recorded Live at Cates Hill: an eclectic mix of the character, voices and songwriting talents of these three unique artists.
Season Pass: $270
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