Edmonton's Northern Lights Folk Club - Bringing you the best in Folk Music, throughout the year 2013-2014 season

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


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The NLFC presents their 2013-14 Concert Series (our 15th season):

The Northern Lights Concert series
12 concerts presented in the intimate and relaxing Queen Alexandra Community Hall (except David Francey - Oct 19).
Contact werthmann@northernlightsfc.ca or call (780) 288-8111 for season passes or multi-packs. See ticket info below.

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Sat, Sept. 21 2013 - Dave Gunning (NS)

There are stories that grab you by the heart sometimes. Dave Gunning has made a point of finding these stories and wrapping them in song since breaking into the Canadian music scene in 1997. A Nova Scotia born and bred singer-songwriter and working class hero, Gunning writes from a sonic menu that includes flavours of Irish, Scottish, French Acadian, folk and country music. Dave transcends genre with songs that will fill your senses and touch your soul.

Sat, Oct. 5 - Valdy (BC) - with Special Guest Graham Wardrop (NZ)

Valdy has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for years. A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand, he's a songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life. One of Canada's most influential songwriters, with two Juno Awards (from a total of seven Juno nominations), and four Gold albums to his credit, Valdy is truly a Canadian music icon.

Sat, Oct. 19 - David Francey (ON) TransAlta Art Barns, $25 adv ($30 door)

Fourteen years ago 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. David's latest CD So Say We All is receiving stellar reviews.

Sat, Nov. 2 - John Prine Tribute (AB) (featuring Al Brant, Terry Morrison and Kevin Cook)

Al Brant, Terry Morrison and Kevin Cook, three of Edmonton's best known songwriters, have joined forces to present "Primed on Prine" featuring the music and songs of John Prine. All three of these musicians are well-recognized recording artists in their own right. John Prine's music continues to be an inspiration to many on the strength of his unparalleled ability to balance wit and humour with morality and human folly.

Sun, Dec. 15 - Highway 3 Roots Revue (AB) (featuring John Wort Hannam, Leeroy Stagger and Dave McCann)
Doors at 6, show at 7pm

Highway 3 Roots Revue is the snowballing side project of songwriters John Wort Hannam, Leeroy Stagger and Dave McCann. Juno nominated John Wort Hannam combines a narrative story-telling style with a great voice and a wry wit, Leeroy Stagger performs alt-country inspired rock with a voice of ferocious intensity, and Dave McCann's music is Americana-edged rock and roll tangled with the continuous trail of broken strings, headlights and a hell of a lot of laughter. When all is said and done, the revue is an inspiring night of songs and stories from three remarkable Alberta based artists.

Sat, Jan. 18 2014 - 100 Mile House (AB) - //-->

Edmonton Music Award Winner and Western Canadian Music Award Nominee 100 Mile House is comprised of husband and wife duo Peter Stone and Denise MacKay, plus multi-instrumentalist Scott Zubot. Their unique brand of original transatlantic folk has been shared at shows and festivals near and far. Beautiful harmonies, rich arrangements and captivating lyrics make their sound truly distinctive. Their lyrically driven roots tunes have gained this band a devoted following in the Canadian music scene and beyond.

Sat, Feb. 1 - Dry Bones //-->

JD Edwards, Leonard Podolak and Nathan Rogers all have successful careers in their own right. Together, they recreate the fun and joie de vivre they have experienced through those careers. These fellas have weird instrumentation, even for a folk band: two guitars, a banjo, and a stand up bass. No drums, no fiddles, but there are kazoos, harmonicas, and stomp boxes for rhythm.
You may see them Hambonin', Throat Singin', Cloggin', Whoopin' and Hollerin'. A Dry Bones concert promises to be a good time.

Sat, Feb. 15 - Jack Semple (SK)

The blues occasionally take root in some unusual places. In the case of Jack Semple those roots found fertile soil on a farm just north of Regina, where a young Semple first picked up a guitar. Since then, Semple has become known as a guitar player's guitar player with a soulful voice who performs with unparalleled feeling and total technical control. His music is Stevie Ray Vaughn meets James Brown meets Robben Ford. A Juno, Gemini and Western Canadian Music award winner, Jack is an absolute virtuoso of his art form.

Sat, Mar. 1 - Cabot's Crossing //-->

Cabot's Crossing brings some of western Canada's best Celtic musicians together to offer a high-energy, audience interactive show. The boys bring the flare of an east coast kitchen party to the stage along with a Celtic stomp that makes you want to get up and dance! Cabot's Crossing will take you on a journey from the east coast of Canada to Ireland to Celtic music inspired by and written in western Canada.

Sat, Mar. 22 - West My Friend (BC) - //-->

Conceived in a Victoria Café in 2009, West My Friend is emerging as a unique voice in a growing movement of new generation grass-roots folk music. Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, the musical experience and classical training in the group has created an interesting creative backdrop. Well-crafted and clever lyrics, four-part harmonies, acrobatic mandolin riffs, flawless bass lines, and richly textured accordion combine to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative.

Sat, Apr. 5 - Connie Kaldor (AB) - $25 adv ($30 door) //-->

Connie Kaldor is a Juno award winning artist and member of the Order of Canada. Her touring has taken her across North America and around the world. She has 14 albums to her credit; three award winning children's books/cds, a musical and much more. Her original songs and riveting performances evoke the powerful and unique presence of the Canadian prairies. Witty and serious, down-home and metropolitan, her versatility and talent ensure that she is an artist whose fan base expands with every show.

Fri, Apr. 11 - BTU (BC) (featuring Barney Bentall, Tom Taylor and Shari Ulrich)

Barney Bentall, Tom Taylor and Shari Ulrich first played together in 2007 on Bowen Island. They - and the audience - enjoyed the collaboration so much they soon embarked on more shows together. It was an easy combo to bring to life with Tom's killer voice and wonderful guitar playing, Shari's beautiful singing and talent as a multi-instrumentalist, and Barney with his captivating singing, writing and music. After every show they say the same thing, "man, that was SO much fun!" and so will you!

Most concerts start at 8pm. See About The Club for more details.

Queen Alexandra Community Hall, 10425 University Ave, Edmonton, Alberta (show map)
TransAlta Arts Barns, 10330 - 84 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta (show map)
Royal Alberta Museum, 12845 - 102 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta (show map)
Bonnie Doon Hall, 9240 93 Street, Edmonton, Alberta (show map)
Expressionz Cafe, 9938 70 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta (show map)
Central Lions Recreation Centre, 11113 113 Street, Edmonton, Alberta (show map)
Northgate Lions Recreation Centre, 7524 139 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta (show map)

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased from the following outlets:

Note: Service charges may apply at ticket outlets.

Tickets are:

AdvDoor
Adults:
standard $20$25
David Francey &
Connie Kaldor
$25$30
Season Pass:$200
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.

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