Upcoming Events


Alberta Fiddle Master presents Canada’s Fiddling Sensation, CALVIN VOLLRATH

Lecture-Recital: March 14, 7:00pm, Studio 2-7 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta (free admission)
April 5, 7:30pm Fiddler’s Roost, Edmonton, 7308 76 Avenue, Edmonton ($20 advance; $25 at the door)

Daniel Gervais of Edmonton, AB, the 2011 Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion, presents a lecture-recital and concert featuring Alberta’s great fiddler, composer, producer and teacher, Calvin Vollrath, accompanied by guitarist Clinton Pelletier. The events are supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and contribute to Daniel’s Master’s degree research.

Widely known as ‘Canada’s Fiddling Sensation’, Calvin Vollrath, who hails from St. Paul, AB, is an expert Old Time fiddler, a dominant force in the Canadian fiddle scene, and a prominent ambassador for Canadian fiddling on the international stage. Calvin is among the very few Canadians who have been inducted into the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame. He has helped to preserve and perpetuate traditional Canadian fiddling and to inspire generations of younger, up-and-coming fiddlers through his fiddle concerts, fiddle camps, over 50 recordings, and more than 450 compositions.

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Annual World Music Ensemble Concert at the Winspear Centre, Friday, April 4, 8:00pm, featuring the UofA West African Music Ensemble with special guest Torgbui Midawo Gideon Foli Alorwoyie. See the Department of Music's Website for more information.


Winter Roots & Blues Festival 2014

folkwaysAlive! and Peter North send enthusiastic thanks to the sponsors of Winter Roots V:

Festival Place in Sherwood Park
Edmonton Folk Music Festival
ATCO Gas
SoccerMom Records
Edmonton Blues Society
Alberta Music Industry Association
Qualico Communities

We had a fabulous program of gifted musicians involved this year and enthusiastic support from participants, including sold-out and near-full audiences for MonkeyJunk and Allen Toussaint. We also shared some of our musicians with I Human and the students from Austen O’Brien High School in Edmonton.


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The Look of the Listen: The Cover Art of Folkways Records – Virtual Exhibition

folkwaysAlive! and the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta, in collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, invite you to visit the virtual exhibition The Look of the Listen: The Cover Art of Folkways Records. The new website is available at:
          http://www.folkwaysalive.ualberta.ca/LookOfTheListen/