The Current Normal – Covid Festival City

If it is possible, my heart is both broken and bursting with pride for my city of Edmonton. Yeah, I know I have lived in Beaumont for the past 29 years, but Edmonton will always be my city.

Edmonton is known as the Festival City, particularly in the summer when there is a festival of some sort every weekend, or maybe two or three.

This weekend would have been the 41st edition of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, an annual 4 day festival of folk music held at Gallagher Park.

The link below is a special production of clips from the past 40 years and some truly great performances. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes long, but well worth the watch. It is only available until the end of day on August 9/20 Mountain Standard Time. Give it a look if you have the time.

Here is hoping it is back for next year.

8 thoughts on “The Current Normal – Covid Festival City

  1. I’m sorry to hear that lots of festivals are still getting cancelled, but I’m glad to hear you love where you live. The place where we live in and the culture it brings with it also becomes part of who we are. 😀😀😀

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    1. We had never been to Folk Fest and now we see what we missed, we are a wee bit sad. That video production is fantastic and made us feel like we were there. Losing culture only makes the Covid isolation deeper. Hope other start to do virtual things so people can feel a sense of belonging. Stay well Aiva. Allan

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    1. Unfortunately, Northlands, the group who oversaw this festival opted to change it to Capital Ex and then K-Days and drop the Klondike theme. It has never been the same since and of course, Covid got in the way this year. Many thanks for reading and commenting Geri. Hope all is well with you. Allan

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