British Columbia

  • British Columbia,  Grade A Festivals

    Islands Folk Festival

    Islands Folk Festival (Duncan, BC) is a family-friendly event where kids of all sizes and all ages can run and dance and play freely and safely in the midst of all of the fun. They pride themselves on being a festival where the vibe and the tone are one that welcomes and encourages a diverse audience and encourages caring and respectful behaviour from all our volunteers, performers and attendees. The Islands Folk Festival received an ‘A’ on the Canadian Festival Report Card in 2019 and 2017. Visit their website for more info about the festival!

  • British Columbia,  Grade A Festivals

    Vancouver Folk Music Festival

    The Vancouver Folk Music Festival (Vancouver, BC) July 17-19, is a Canadian cultural institution; a unique community-based celebration internationally renowned for presenting the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music from around the world. Each year, the Festival draws more than 40,000 enthusiastic attendees to beautiful Jericho Beach Park. Two and even three generations of families join friends and fellow community members to experience the music and culture of more than 40 international, national, and local artists. They come together to dance and to enjoy food and children’s activities – and the magical ambience of the Festival. The Vancouver Folk Music Festival has received an ‘A’ grade on the…

  • Artists,  British Columbia

    Artist Spotlight: Ursidae

    If folk music is “all the music that fits between the cracks”, then ursidae springs forth from the lush, dark soil that lives between rocks and sidewalk squares. This alt-folk offering is the solo project of Vancouver-based musician Caro Deady. Tapped into tradition, and stirred by the indie folk stylings of Daughter, Bon Iver, and Sharon van Etten, ursidae gives voice to her own stories in her newest release, almost//closer: an EP steeped in dusky blues and the salty waters of lonely love. Tender and whimsical, honest and fierce, ursidae takes listeners on a journey through dreamscapes and back alleys—all the while reminding us that there’s beauty in sadness, that…

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    Artists,  British Columbia

    Artist Spotlight: Kimmortal

    Kimmortal is a queer filipinx second generation settler based on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples: the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musqueam nations. Recognized as “a voice to be heard” by Exclaim magazine, Kimmortal has been making waves with their multifaceted approach to music. Incorporating song, visual art, rap, and frequently collaborating with poets and dancers, Kimmortal strives to make an impact with their live performances. Their new album “X marks the Swirl” was a two year long process of creation that was ranked 1 of 40 in the Polaris 2019 longlist. Kimmortal’s music and art have been featured on CBC’s show “Exhibitionists”, the Queer Women of Colour festival…