Les prochains jours seront remplis d’un autre festival à grand déploiement. CityFolk sera de retour en force au parc Landsdowne du 15 au 18 septembre. Nous sommes certainement enjoués par le retour du volet Marvest qui présentera gratuitement une quarantaine d’artistes locaux juste à côté du site principal, dans le Glebe (d’ailleurs, ne manquez pas […]
This week on Apt613 Live, Josh Lemoine interviews Cityfolk performers Dan Mangan and Marlon Williams.
Marlon Williams combines musical roots ranging from Maori music to Gram Parsons.
It’s that time of year again, folkies. That time when we pray for clear skies and gather outdoors one last time to celebrate, and to discuss what constitutes folk music.
Foosball expert (and musician) Dan Mangan on his musical idols and how he became a full-time musician.
Some early evening rain on Saturday night in no way deterred fans from coming out to CityFolk to see the return of Canada’s beloved band, The Sheepdogs. In fact, the crowd only grew as the show progressed, with an enthusiastic display of appreciation and love for these five hard-working boys from Saskatchewan. The Sheepdogs, formed […]
Heavy drumbeats echoed through the night as Of Monsters and Men began their set on Saturday night at CityFolk on The Great Lawn at Landsdowne Park. This year, the former Folk Festival was renamed “CityFolk” and moved to Lansdowne from Hog’s Back Park. The new location felt much grander and more spacious as thousands filled […]
No, Passenger is not a band, though he understands if you think so. Passenger (also known as Michael David Rosenberg) owned the stage Sunday night at CityFolk on The Great Lawn at Landsdowne Park. With only his guitar and a pedal board for company, the 31-year-old singer from the United Kingdom had the audience laughing […]
Day two of CityFolk Fest in Ottawa brought us the likes of Canadian acts, Walk Off The Earth, Wintersleep, and North Carolina’s, The Avett Brothers, but it was Toronto duo, Scarlett Jane, who stole everyone’s hearts with their heartfelt songs and on-stage chemistry. Musicians Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire decided to take a tangent from […]
A heavy wave of nostalgia passed over the massive crowd upon the very sight of Van Morrison as he took to the Telus Stage under another perfect night sky at CityFolk Fest on Friday. Legions of fans of all ages turned out to pay tribute to the man and his legacy of music that has […]
San Francisco rock legends, The Tubes, took Ottawa on an exciting glimpse through their 40-year journey which began with their debut self-titled album, released in June of 1975. Currently on a 40th anniversary world tour, the band showed the captivated audience that their energetic and musical prowess is still very much intact, as they started […]
Thinking of heading to CityFolk this weekend? Below are some suggestions on how to enjoy your experience based on the first three days of the festival. If you have other tips, below please feel free to share them in the comments section below, on our Facebook page or via Twitter. Scanning out: Remember that you can scan […]
Marvest is an offshoot of the CityFolk festival that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. These mostly free shows feature local artists, and we’ll be profiling some of those artists. Jonathan Becker and the North Fields are excited for the inaugural edition of Cityfolk’s Marvest, describing it as “something new […]
This week on Apt613 Live, we look at some of the many things happening this weekend, from Chinatown Remixed to CityFolk, plus the audio version of our contributor Terry Steeves’ interview with the MATT dorgan PROJECT.
After two years of performing together, indie folk-rock band The Brook will be playing at the CityFolk/Marvest (formerly the Folk Festival) for the first time. Started by singer-songwriter Sarah Murphy, whose musical influences range from her grandfather, Newfoundland musician Peter Barron, to Led Zeppelin, she is joined by drummer Zac Delamont and bassist Robin Russell. CityFolk […]