(program subject to change)
1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
University of Calgary
ICT Building, Room 114, a.k.a. Lecture Room 2, http://www.ucalgary.ca/map/
Join us at the University of Calgary, for two Saturday afternoon workshops which musicians, music industry folk, and the general public should find of interest. U of C is also the site of Sunday night’s CFMA Gala.
Host It! 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Want to build and book folk musicians to play into your life? Come and get the goods on how to host folk at your business event, kids or adult birthdays, celebrations, house concerts, community events. Hear from the pros-who could be your neighbors! Get leads on how to find musicians, what to say, how to book them, and what things to watch out for. Also, hear a few songs by panelists!
Host: John Rutherford, singer/songwriter and guitarist. Having presented hundreds of concerts featuring vastly diverse artists in a wide range of venues John brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to any discussion on presenting artists, planning concerts and managing performance events.
- Jackie Bourgaize and Dale Sorensen from Gallery House Concerts. House concert point of view
- Alanna Martineau from Wine-Ohs. Small venue that presents music, hosts corporate and private events
- Trina Nestibo from Harmony Station – kids entertainment and music education.
- Ian Sherwood, singer/songwriter. Nominee – Contemporary Singer
Hear It! 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Ever wonder why the folk (radio) announcers/producers play what they play? What is the mystery of creating great radio? How can I get my music played on the radio? All these question and more will be answered as these seasoned radio presenters allow you entry into the world of terrestrial radio production…Radio behind-the-scenes the way you have never heard it before!
Host: Andy Donnelly, CKUA Radio Network, The Celtic Show
- Robbie Bankes – Host of “Hinterland“ on CJSW, guitarist with Ida Red
- Katherine Duncan- Host of CBC’s “The Key of A” … and much more
- Les Siemieniuk- former CBC Canada & UK, CJSW, GM Calgary Folk Festival
Cost: Attend both Saturday workshops for just $15 per adults. (cash at the door).
Kids under 16 are free with an adult. This helps to cover the costs.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
10 am to 4 pm
Inglewood District, then East End Downtown
Fill your Sunday with fabulous brunch (cost per menu choices), fine music & stimulating education on the topic of music. Then tour an amazing historic instrument collection, and browse through the trendy shops of Calgary’s Inglewood District.
Folk Routes LIVE, SOCAN Songwriters Circle
10 a.m. to 12 noon
Ironwood Stage & Grill
1229 – 9th Avenue S.E. (Inglewood)
Telephone (403) 269-5581 to reserve your spot now! Brunch menu is running!!
Join Tom Coxworth, host/programmer of CKUA Radio’s popular Sunday morning Folk Routes program, LIVE, as he welcomes four CFMA nominees:
Maria Dunn, Stephen Fearing, Diem Lafortune, and Justin Rutledge (in no specific order), to a songwriters circle. Musicians are sponsored by SOCAN. Live CKUA broadcast is supported by Fish Creek Concerts.
Keep your seat at Ironwood for…
“ReFolkUs”, a upbeat and timely multimedia presentation by Dr. Michael MacDonald
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
ReFolkUs: Folk music education is community economic development.
Folk music is an industry of communities, a growing federation of home culture producers building an alternative to global market production typified by the American popular music industry.
Part of what is unique and important about folk music festivals in western Canada is that they are models of business for a sustainable and community oriented future. How might music education and economic organizations join to support this important work, and why they will not until folk music organizations make ‘winning arguments’.
Michael B. MacDonald is Assistant Professor of Music at MacEwan University in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications–western Canada’s only B.Mus in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music–and is also Adjunct Professor of Popular Music at the University of Alberta.
Before graduate studies Michael was a bassist in a rock band in eastern Canada, toured North America as a pianist in a country band, toured as a bassist in a flamenco ensemble, directed a gospel choir that once opened for the Blind Boys of Alabama, worked as a booking agent and artist manager for Juno nominated artists, operated a recording studio, worked as a sound engineer, and as the manager of a music store, participated in the founding of the Canadian Folk Music Walk of Fame. With this diverse music industry background it is perhaps no surprise that Michael’s research explores the crossroads of popular music aesthetics, musicology, and the industrialization of culture. He teaches courses in the history of popular music, jazz, Western Art Music, electro-acoustic music, music technology, and the music industry and publishes widely on topics in Popular Music with special attention to Critical Youth Studies, music education, cultural studies of aesthetics, and ethnomusicology.
Cost: Attend both workshops for just $15 per person (cash at the door)
These are popular sessions. Please call the Ironwood Stage and Grill directly
at 403-269-5581 to reserve your spot. Brunch is a separate cost.
National Music Centre Collection – Tours
134 11th Avenue S.E. (East Downtown)
Two one-hour tours will be offered of the National Music Centre’s wonderful collection of more than 2,000 artifacts, including some rare & historical musical instruments.
Check out the NMC website here:
Tour Start Times: 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Each tour is limited to 25 people (no advance registration)
Cost: $10 per person