Edmonton's Northern Lights Folk Club - Bringing you the best in Folk Music, throughout the year 2014-2015 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 2014-15 Concert Series (our 16th season):

The Northern Lights Concert series
12 concerts presented in the intimate and relaxing Queen Alexandra Community Hall.
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. 20 2014 - Little Bird (John Wort Hannam (AB) and Karla Adolphe (AB))

Little Bird is the merging of music and performance from John Wort Hannam and Karla Adolphe. John Wort Hannam is a Juno nominee, a Canadian Folk Music Award recipient and a favourite of NLFC. He is one of the new torchbearers of a vast songwriting tradition. Karla Adolphe's music is a tent revival in your heart, head and soul. Her folky guitar supports a HUGE voice and her pop hooks transition straight into old-timey gospel shouts. Be prepared for a moving personal experience.

Sat, Oct. 4 - John Mann (BC)

With 11 albums and countless tours of the UK, Europe and North America with Spirit of the West, John Mann returns with his newest work as a solo artist called The Waiting Room, a powerful testament to the journey he took in fighting cancer in 2009 through 2011. His lyrical approach captures his experience and creates a natural script and visual journey. Each song delivers heartfelt tears and uplifting laughter as he reveals the most vulnerable moments of recovery from this life threatening disease.

Sat, Oct. 18 - Blood On The Tracks (AB)

Bob Dylan's album from 1975, Blood On The Tracks, is a collection of 10 songs that the BBC has described as "a timeless record." The complete album, along with a couple of rare treats, will be performed by singers Ruth Purves Smith and David Ward along with master accompanist and multi-instrumentalist Marc Ladouceur. Dylan's world was in a state of upheaval in 1974 with his return to full scale touring after a seven year absence, a reigniting of his interest in painting, and the onset of the dissolution of his marriage. In early summer, he retreated to his farm in Minnesota and, in a burst of inspiration, emerged with 17 new songs, 10 of which would survive the recording process to become the album Blood On The Tracks. He was excited about these new songs and previewed them for various musician friends during the summer before recording them in New York in September. A backlog at Columbia Records pressing plants created a window in which Dylan had second thoughts about some of the performances and ended up re-recording five songs in Minneapolis in late December. The combined New York / Minnesota sessions were released in mid-January 1975 and the album soon went to the top of the charts.

Sat, Nov. 1 - Bill Bourne (AB)

A multiple Canadian Juno award winner, Bill Bourne has received international acclaim for his recordings and live performances. A veteran of the international blues and roots scene, life on the road is reflected in Bill's music - powerful rhythms and soulful songs, steeped in World Beat, Blues, Cajun, Celtic, Folk, Latin, Funk, Poetry and more. As Crossroads Magazine so perfectly put it, this man was put on the earth to play music!

Sat, Nov. 15 - Maria Dunn (AB)

Juno-nominated songwriter Maria Dunn draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. A true preserver of the spirit of folk music, she is often compared to Woody Guthrie for her keen social awareness. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, she sings about the resilience and grace of "ordinary" people, past and present. Joining Maria will be Juno award winning musicians Shannon Johnson and Jeremiah McDade.

Sat, Jan. 24 2015 - Ashley Condon (PE) and Ian Sherwood (ON) - //-->

Ashley Condon has established a reputation in the Maritimes as a powerful singer/songwriter and talented entertainer. She will win you over with her larger-than-life stage presence and down-to-earth charm. Ashley's recent CD was produced by her songwriting hero - David Francey. Ian Sherwood's musicianship combined with tales of heartbreak, victory and adventure have gained him recognition as a solid performer, lyricist and player, leading to being named Contemporary Singer of the Year at the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Sherwood is a musician, storyteller and a constant creator with a unique brand of folk/pop music not to be missed.

Sat, Feb. 7 - Fearing and White (ON/UK) //-->

Canadian singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing met Belfast troubadour Andy White backstage at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in 1998. Forming an instant friendship, the two musicians began a series of yearly co-writing sessions at Fearing's home in Guelph, Ontario. At each get together, they would play a few shows and spend the rest of their time together trading lyrics, melodies, harmonies, and arrangement ideas, slowly crafting a body of songs that is uniquely different from either of their solo work.

Sat, Feb. 21 - Honey In The Jar (Ben Sures, Chloe Albert and Karla Anderson (AB))

Honey In The Jar is an inspiring night of songs and stories from three remarkable artists. Ben Sures is an accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter who delivers songs with wit, humor and heart. Ben won "Blues Album of The Year" at the recent Edmonton Music Awards. Karla Anderson's live performance exudes a genuinely passionate delivery, and holds a powerful connection with the audience. Karla has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award and won a Canadian Folk Music Award. Chloe Albert is a Juno Nominee and three time Edmonton Music Award winner who writes and performs an eclectic mix of folk, country, & soul music, some say reminiscent of a prairie Sheryl Crow.

Sat, Mar. 7 - Bobby Cameron (AB) - with Special Guest Rob Heath (AB) //-->

Anchored in his Cape Breton upbringing, Bobby Cameron brings to his music a riveting mix of styles, from folk and roots to blues and rock. Bobby does not re-invent himself to suit the current climate, having instead built a career moving from an ace guitarist in rock bands, to a valued sideman, to a frontman, to a singer-songwriter. We are excited to hear Bobby present his latest CD, Comfort Zone, in an acoustic setting.

Sat, Mar. 21 - John Gorka (PA) - //-->

John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. His rich multifaceted songs, full of depth, beauty and emotion soon gained him increasing attention from critics and audiences across the country. John has released over 11 albums including a collector's edition. In 2010 John released an album with Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson that landed on the Billboard Folk Charts as one of the most played albums on folk radio.

Sat, Apr. 11 - J.P. Cormier (NS) - //-->

Accolades for JP Cormier have come from far and near over the years. He's been described as "the quintessential Maritime musician" and having "the ability to make the brilliant appear effortless." JP Cormier's lyrics and melodies elicit every emotion you can muster as he paints picture after picture. Celebrated as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, recording artist, teacher, collaborator, innovator, and award winner, JP's talent is comparable to none. Stuff this good only comes around so often.

Sat, Apr. 18 - Brother Sun (USA)

International touring artists Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor and Joe Jencks have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter's round. The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony in the finest of male singing traditions.

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 can be purchased from the following outlets:

Note: Service charges may apply at ticket outlets.

Tickets are:

standard $20$25
Season Pass:$192
(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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