Tag: CityFolk

CityFolk & Marvest from an Artist’s Point of View

CityFolk & Marvest from an Artist’s Point of View

I just played a set surrounded by olive oil vats and balsamic vinegars! While The Unrefined Olive provided the savoury flavours, local musicians brought the melodic magic. I was lucky enough to be one of 60 local musicians selected to perform at this year’s Marvest, a new music festival on the margin of CityFolk, showcasing local musicians at different venues in the Glebe. As a quaint little space […]

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CityFolk Day 5 Preview

CityFolk Day 5 Preview

It’s the final day of CityFolk and the last major festival within city limits (there’s still Neat in the Woods and Beau’s Okterfest to come). Wendy will also be heading to Austin City Limits. With the new site and location, there have been some complaints (but small and major), but overall the festival has gone well. Marvest, overall, has been […]

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CityFolk Day 3 Preview

CityFolk Day 3 Preview

Before we look at some of the artists performing at CityFolk today, just some things to remind you about the festival. All performances at CityFolk, which take place on the Great Lawn, require a ticket or a festival pass. If you don’t have a ticket, you can purchase one at the gate. Alongside CityFolk is Marvest, a celebration of the […]

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CityFolk Day 2 Preview

CityFolk Day 2 Preview

If you’re heading to CityFolk for the first time today, just a few quick reminders: All performances at CityFolk, which take place on the Great Lawn, require a ticket or a festival pass. If you don’t have a ticket, you can purchase one at the gate. Alongside CityFolk is Marvest, a celebration of the city’s music scene. Performances are being […]

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CityFolk Kicks Off Today

CityFolk Kicks Off Today

Today, the newly minted, five-day CityFolk Festival commences and there’s a lot to talk about on Day 1, although mostly some things to keep in mind should you be attending. Previously known as the Ottawa Folk Festival, there are several changes to the annual festival than just the name. For starters, and as most Ottawa residents know, the site has […]

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Photo by Lisa Macintosh

Q&A with Amy Helm: Stepping forward to centre stage

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Amy Helm. Perhaps better known as the daughter of musical icon Levon Helm, Amy Helm has become an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician in her own right, first as member of the country-alt collective Ollabelle and later working alongside her dad in The Band. But even with more than three decades of performances under her belt, it is only recently that Helm felt the […]

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James Leclaire to release new album ‘These Weights’

James Leclaire to release new album ‘These Weights’

    “These Weights” is James Leclaire’s fourth album in four years. “I have a busy mind,” he says. A storyteller at heart, Leclaire is constantly making up stories and turning them into distinct songs. His latest album consists of a collection of stories about the weights each of us carry on our journey through life. “In life we have so much on our backs, […]

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