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?

The application deadline for the 2016 festival has now passed.

To be considered for the 2017 festival please submit your application between September 1st and November 30th of 2016. Send your CD or package 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