Edmonton's Northern Lights Folk Club - Bringing you the best in Folk Music, throughout the year
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2015-2016 season

About the club

The Northern Lights Folk Club (NLFC) is a completely volunteer run, Non-Profit Society, dedicated to the promotion of live acoustic roots music in the Edmonton area.

Started in 1999 the club has presented musicians from around the world; From the Welsh Martyn Joseph, to Australian Eric Bogle and Elphin, Ontario's David Francey.

Concerts are at the Parkview Community Hall, 9135 146 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, except David Francey at Royal Alberta Museum, 12845 102 Ave NW.

Doors open at 7pm, with shows at 8pm.

Interested in volunteering or wish to buy a season's ticket?
Contact Bill & Betty jo Werthmann
(780) 288-8111
We are particularly seeking set up and take down volunteers.

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Presenting our 2015-2016 Concert Series
(our 17th season):

Saturday September 19, 2015

Dick Gaughan

Parkview Community Hall - $20 advance, $25 door

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Brought up immersed in the musical traditions and culture of the Gaels, both Scots and Irish, provides Dick Gaughan with the foundation for everything he does. His music will leave you feeling exhilarated, not just at the wonderful skills of the most potent singer ever to emerge from the Scottish folk-music revival, not just at the astonishingly fluent and explosively eloquent guitar playing, but by the sense of the stark exposition of wrong and the tremulously argued legitimacy of right.

Dick Gaughan
Saturday October 10, 2015

Roy Forbes

Parkview Community Hall - $20 advance, $25 door

In 1971, 18 year old Roy Forbes left his northern B.C. home for the bright lights of Vancouver. Since then, Roy has toured extensively in Canada and the US many times over. A curious cross between the nasal insecurity of a Neil Young and the confident swagger of a Jackie Wilson, over the years, Forbes has amassed a catalogue of tunes that's the envy of any folk-roots artist of his generation. He's simply as good as music gets.

Roy Forbes
Saturday October 17, 2015

Lynn Miles & Keith Glass

Parkview Community Hall - $20 advance, $25 door

Lynn Miles is one of Canada's most accomplished singer/songwriters. With twelve albums to her credit, there's something to be said for experience. Miles has always created and performed music with unbridled feeling and vulnerability.

Sharing the evening with her is Keith Glass, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He is also known as a founding member, guitarist, and songwriter with Prairie Oyster.

Both performers have multiple awards to their credit; both performers are a must see on their own.

Lynn MilesKeith Glass
Friday November 6, 2015

Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee Showcase

Parkview Community Hall - $20 advance, $25 door

Edmonton enthusiastically welcomes the 11th Canadian Folk Music Awards gala on Sunday, November 8 at The Citadel Theatre. Leading up to the gala will be a weekend of workshops and showcases. The Northern Lights Folk Club is proud to be working with the Uptown Folk Club to co-present two nights of nominee showcases. Nominees will be announced September 10, after which showcase performers will be confirmed. Gala and workshop details will be available at folkawards.ca.

CFMA
Saturday November 7, 2015

Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee Showcase

Parkview Community Hall - $20 advance, $25 door

Edmonton enthusiastically welcomes the 11th Canadian Folk Music Awards gala on Sunday, November 8 at The Citadel Theatre. Leading up to the gala will be a weekend of workshops and showcases. The Northern Lights Folk Club is proud to be working with the Uptown Folk Club to co-present two nights of nominee showcases. Nominees will be announced September 10, after which showcase performers will be confirmed. Gala and workshop details will be available at folkawards.ca

CFMA
Saturday November 21, 2015

Small Glories (Cara Luft & JD Edwards) / Adrian Nation

Parkview Community Hall - $20 advance, $25 door

The Small Glories are a brand new musical union between folk/roots artists Cara Luft and JD Edwards. With their dynamic, powerful vocal blend and harmonies, what started as a casual friendship has turned into something quite unexpected and extremely magical. Their abilities as both strong lead and harmony singers, their shared history of growing up singing in musical families, combined with their songwriting prowess and musical chops all contribute to the uniqueness of this partnership.

Adrian Nation's music brings touches of folk, rock, and even country but not so much of any one genre to make the music easily categorizable. And word is spreading, already a regular touring artist in Europe, 2015 sees Adrian cross the Atlantic for his first tour of Canada, with 15 dates throughout Alberta. We are excited to introduce Adrian to Edmonton audiences.

Small GloriesAdrian Nation
Saturday January 23, 2016

Valdy

Parkview Community Hall - $20 advance, $25 door

One of Canada's most influential songwriters, Valdy has taken his music to a dozen different countries, and having released 14 albums, continues to carve out a place for himself in the folk music scene. A tireless touring artist, performer and a storyteller of the highest calibre, he is a songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life.

Valdy
Saturday February 6, 2016

Catherine McLellan / Chris Trapper

Parkview Community Hall - $20 advance, $25 door

After releasing her debut album in 2004, Catherine MacLellan earned immediate critical acclaim, and was labeled Critics Favourite New Discovery by Penguin Eggs magazine in 2008. Since then, she has toured internationally and her music has been a perennial fixture at the top of Canada's Roots Music charts. Her latest release, The Raven's Sun, takes the listener further along Catherine's journey in song, delving deeper into the territories of life, death and transformation.

The trick to Chris Trapper's irresistibly organic, pure pop sound is that the music, and even the singer, take a back seat to the real star: the songs. Trapper's music is lyrically driven roots pop with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extra-ordinary characters. A respected songwriter, his live show is a favourite among fans of alt-acoustic music, where his on-stage persona is warm and inclusive, and his organic understanding of classic pop melody infectious.

Catherine MacLellanChris Trapper
Saturday February 20, 2016

Winter Roots Women of Folkways

Parkview Community Hall - $20 advance, $25 door

Presented by NLFC & folkwaysAlive! (U of A) the 7th annual Women of Folkways Concert brings together three acclaimed roots music artists in a collaborative singer-in-the-round concert, that explores and celebrates the music of Smithsonian Folkways with new interpretations of traditional folk songs and original songs expanding the tradition. Hosted by past Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award nominee Maria Dunn.

Winter Roots Women of Folkways
Saturday March 5, 2016

Tim Williams / Ken Whiteley & the Beulah Band

Parkview Community Hall - $20 advance, $25 door

Tim Williams' win at the International Blues Challenge as Best Solo or Duo and Best Guitarist (solo or duo) are just the latest accolades in a career entering its fifth decade. Tim's blend of passionate, soulful vocals and awe-inspiring chops on a number of instruments including finger-style and slide guitar, and mandolin, along with his deep knowledge of blues and roots music, continue to win fans everywhere he plays.

Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band (Ken Whiteley, Ben Whiteley, Rosalyn Dennett, Frank Evans) are creating exciting new music that is deeply rooted in traditional North American folk forms. You'll hear echoes of blues, gospel, swing, string and jug band sounds with amazing three-part harmonies. Ken Whiteley is a Canadian folk legend; Ben Whiteley has performed with his dad for over 10 years; Frank Evans is a banjoist extraordinaire; and Rosalyn Dennett adds swing and blues fiddle.

Tim WilliamsKen Whiteley and the Beulah Band
Saturday March 19, 2016

David Francey

Parkview Community Hall - $25 advance, $30 door

At the age of 45, Scottish-born David Francey began an astonishing journey from manual labourer to award-winning folk troubadour - renowned for writing with heart-wrenching honesty about the struggles of the poor and working class. A truly authentic folk singer, in concert David is a singer and a storyteller. His wry humour and astute observations combined with his openhearted singing style have earned him a loyal following. We are excited to welcome David back to the Northern Lights!

David Francey
Saturday April 2, 2016

Lizzy Hoyt / Matt Patershuk

Parkview Community Hall - $20 advance, $25 door

Lizzy Hoyt is an award-winning Canadian vocalist and songwriter who also ranks among the top Celtic instrumentalists in the country. With the voice of an angel, Lizzy delivers music and stories with soaring melodies rooted in Celtic and folk traditions. Lizzy's gift as a vocalist is highlighted in each of her performances as she sings with lyricism, gentleness, passion and musicality. Her original Canadian-inspired songs tell stories of home, war, immigration, and love.

A genuine and open performer who loves to share a song, Matt Patershuk writes about what he knows. Living just outside the hamlet of LaGlace, Alberta, his music sketches the lives of working men and women in rural Canada. Patershuk worked with multi-Juno award winner Steve Dawson to make his well-received first album, Outside the Lights of Town. Prepare for well-woven stories of people and places that are close to home from this former forester.

Lizzy HoytMatt Patershuk

Tickets

Prices

Tickets are priced at:

AdvDoor
Adults:
standard $20$25
David Francey $25$30
Season Pass:$180
(includes Nov 7 CFMA showcase + option of 20% discount on Nov 6 showcase)
Multi-pack
(any 8+ tickets)
10% discount
Note: Passes and multi-packs only available from NLFC
Children 6 to 12:½ price, reimbursed at door
Children under 6:free

We accept Cash, Visa, MC and Debit at the door.

Outlets

Tickets can be purchased from the following outlets:

Note: Service charges may apply at ticket outlets.

Appreciation

NLFC appreciates the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, CBC, CJSR, CKUA, Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Acoustic Music Shop, Myhre's Music, Tix On The Square, our volunteers, and you.

  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts
  • CKUA Radio Network
  • Tix on the Square
  • Myhre's Music
  • Acoustic Music Shop

The NLFC logo is designed and © by Ed Werthmann