Our Musical Philosophy

Our goal is to showcase the best Celtic, bluegrass, blues, gospel, roots and singer/songwriters, that we can book from anywhere in the world.

It’s a balancing act. 
We try to blend all these music traditions to offer something for every musical taste and to create interesting main stage line-ups and sessions where diverse styles can be shared.

We strive to achieve the following:

  • 50% Canadian artists
  • Examples of folk music from all around the world
  • An eclectic mix of familiar favourites, big names and first-time artists


Want to be considered?

Send your CD or package by January 31 to:

Box 4130
Edmonton, AB, Canada
T6E 4T2

Edmonton Folk Music Festival is not primarily a new performer festival, only a small portion of our acts are booked from unsolicited applications.

EPK applications may be sent directly to:


What if I want to recommend a performer?
Email your suggestion to me at


I can’t promise to book your favorite artist but this input helps me program the festival. You never know-your discovery might become mine also!
Terry Wickham, Producer