The Lethbridge Folk Club launches their fall season, of their 40th Anniversary year, with a concert by Winter Wilson from England. Winter Wilson are a critically acclaimed folk group and are currently touring North America. They were recently nominated as the best folk duo by Folking.com.
Now in their 6th year as full-time musicians, Kip Winter and Dave Wilson bring a sense of intimacy to every venue, blending superb, often hard-hitting original songs, stunning harmonies and musicianship with sometimes hilarious tales of life on the road. Kip (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) “simply has a voice to die for” (John Roffey, Maverick Magazine), whilst Dave (vocals, guitar and banjo) is now rightly recognized as being amongst the top tier of British songwriters, with his songs covered by some of folk’s “greats”. Together, their voices are sublime. “In 30 years of listening to folk music, I have never heard two voices blend so perfectly” (David Aird, Chairman, Glenfarg Folk Club). But it’s in live performance where these two really excel. Every show is different, but entertainment is key. That’s why so many clubs and festivals book them time and again.
Shikaoi Park, Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. June 19 – August 7, 2019
Bring your blanket or lawn chair to this free music series featuring Canadian talent. Tim Isberg, accompanied by band mates Marc Ladouceur and John Hewitt will headline the concert and entertain with songs from his newest album ‘Running On The Edge’, along with others.
Inspired by the desire of youth to break away and be free. To seek freedom from imposed rules and becoming something that you do not want to become and finally finding some sort of redemption and peace from those wild and reckless years.
Two Little Birds by Diyet and the Love Soldiers
Conceived by Alistair Maitland
Video by Alistair Maitland and Brendan Preston
Diyet & The Love Soldiers is alternative country, folk, roots and traditional with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life. Backed by Love Soldiers: husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout and Juno Award winning producer, Bob Hamilton; this multi-instrumental trio from the Yukon has a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate room.
Tim Isberg Releases Third Album Running on the Edge
Singer, songwriter, soldier and storyteller Tim Isberg, is celebrating the release of his latest album, Running on the Edge, February 22, 7 PM at the Norwood Legion (11150 82 Street NW).
Running on the Edge is inspired by adventures both from around the world and around the human heart. The advance single Yesterday is a poignant testament to veterans: their memories, their pain, their joy, and the yearning to return to say goodbye. A decades-old live recording of solo cellist Valery Volkov – Tim’s father-in-law who died in 2007 – performance with the Syrian National Symphony, comes alive as part of the intriguing Baghdad Cafe. And, the rootsy sound of Learned A Lot and Highway Two speak to growing up in rural Alberta, and the toils of driving a certain highway.
This is Tim’s third full length album, and follows his sophomore ‘Tears Along The Road’ album selected as a Top 25 Favourite by Music Canada. Produced by Miles Wilkinson, Running on the Edge features Marc Ladouceur on guitar & mandolin, Jeff Bradshaw on pedal steel and dobro, Mike Lent on bass, Brendan Lyons on drums, and Stewart MacDougall on keys.
Tickets for Tim Isberg’s Running on the Edge CD Release Party are $20, available online at YegLive or in person at Myhre’s Music (8735 118 Ave). This performance is being presented by the Uptown Folk Club.