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RICHARD THOMPSON | the AU review
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RICHARD THOMPSON

Our seven favourite performances and discoveries from the 36th Annual Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Last week, we returned home following an incredible trip to Canada that ended with a weekend in Edmonton for the 36th Annual Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the riverside city, and perched on natural ampitheatres against almost all of the festival's seven stages, there was a comfort and beauty to this festival that made it an experience unlike any other.

Live Review: Edmonton Folk Music Festival Day Three ft. Richard Thompton + Lucius + The Milk Carton Kids and more! (08.08.15)


Richard Thompson performs while The Milk Carton Kids look on...

Our third day started off on stage three with the phenomenal "Define Folk" session, featuring Oysterband, Richard Thompson, Geoff Muldaur and Amos Garrett and The Milk Carton Kids. We arrived just in time for Geoff Muldaurs' delivery of "Tennessee Blues", which had a beautiful heartfelt country blues feel to it, before Richard Thompson went on to sing a gentle Celtic folk song accompanied by a rich swirl of strings.

Photo Gallery and Live Review: Ottawa Bluesfest Day Five ft. Blue Rodeo + Arkells + CeeLo Green + Sticky Fingers (12.07.15)


Photo: Mark Horton captures Sticky Fingers in Ottawa!

Australian acts Sticky Fingers (pictured) and Hat Fitz and Cara were among the main attractions on the fifth day of the Bluesfest in Ottawa, Canada this week, with the festival's stages being closed out by the likes of Richard Thompson, Blue Rodeo, Arkells and CeeLo Green.

Danny Elfman, Mogwai, 65daysofstatic and more to feature in the 2015 Adelaide Festival!

The 2015 Adelaide Festival has once again pulled a huge punch and launched a program to be envied, with the full program launching in Adelaide this evening. From music to visual arts, from dance to theatre productions, David Sefton and his team have assembled some world class talent to converge on Adelaide's artistic hub from February 27th to March 15th.