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Northern Lights Folk Club Season Pass

@ Parkview Community League // 8:00 pm

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Join Northern Lights Folk Club for their 2023/24 Season! All concerts are held on Saturday nights at Parkview Community League, 9135 146 Street NW. Doors open at 7:15PM, concerts begin at 8:00PM

Purchase your Northern Lights Folk Club Season Pass now to guarantee your spot at 12 phenomenal performances! Season Passholders also receive early door access at 7:00PM!

Concert Line-Up
Richard Inman and Zachary Lucky, September 232023
Road-weary, dusty and worn down from thousands of miles, hundreds of shows a year, from Canada to Denmark, Germany and back, Richard Inman is an authentic storytelling troubadour. Whether he’s playing at a festival or in a smoke filled back road bar in rural Saskatchewan, Inman’s honesty has connected him to a devoted cult following and cemented his place as a Canadian songwriting giant. 

Unapologetically old-school country and armed with a husky, baritone voice, Zachary Lucky receives comparisons to songwriters such as Lightfoot and Kristofferson. He sings of Canadian places and people as knowingly as he might Townes Van Zandt or the Rio Grande. His performances conjure universal feelings that have passed through our collective timelines. Already hailed as a master storyteller, Zachary is becoming a legend in his own right and has safely reserved his spot at the table of Canadian roots royalty. 

Gunning & Cormier, September 302023
Two of Canada’s greatest roots singer-songwriters have finally done what everybody has wanted — heck, what they’ve wanted — for years. Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier not only released their first album together, called Two, they’re taking it on the road. Great friends, frequent collaborators, co-writers and touring partners, Two is as real as it gets. Two songwriters, interpreters, guitar players, and singers at their peak. It’s the power of the song, the highest quality from the past to the now. It’s two friends, brothers, uncompromising performers, there couldn’t be a better time to discover Gunning & Cormier, and the power of Two.

Michael Jerome Brown, October 142023
After three years of sporadic performing, Michael Jerome Browne is hitting the road again with a new album Gettin’ Together. Whether he’s gliding a slide across his resonator guitar, creating an intense mood with his tremolo 12-string guitar, or hammering the claw” on his gourd banjo, Michael’s passion and virtuosity always shine through. In the true tradition of folk music, his performances inspire us to see the interconnections between the many cultures and influences that gave birth to American Roots Music. Gospel, Blues, Old-Time, Country, Soul and Cajun, expect to hear all of this and more from a performer who’s been called a street-smart archivist and an absolute treasure. 

Lynn Miles, November 42023
If it is possible to be addicted in a single listen, that’s how hard I fell for Miles’ music and voice.” Arthur Wood, Maverick Magazine. Lynn Miles is an award winning singer-songwriter, record producer, teacher, writer, and public speaker. She’s also pretty funny, a three minute standup routine is at the top of her bucket list. With 15 albums to her credit, an estimated 900 songs and counting to her name, and years of touring under her belt, her performance and honey sweet voice is not to be missed. Don’t miss Lynn as she tours her newly released album TumbleWeedyWorld.

The Wardens, November 182023
The Wardens don’t just sing about the land, they’re part of it. The Rocky Mountain-based band’s stories and songs rise from the very land they’ve protected as Canadian national park wardens. With haunting three-part harmonies and chilling tales, the band’s mountain music — blending folk, roots and western styles – reflects Canada’s protected wilderness areas. Celebrating the return of wild buffalo, wrangling grizzly bears, lonely nights on the packtrail and reflecting on an environment in crisis, a performance by The Wardens has been dubbed the quintessential mountain-culture concert experience.” 

Joshua Hyslop, January 272024
Holding a guitar, it’s my comfort blanket,” says Joshua Hyslop, the Vancouver-based folk-pop artist. Over the past two years, he’s grappled with bouts of anxiety and depression triggered by the convergence of first-time parenthood, the deaths of two friends, and of course a never-ending pandemic. All these emotional tributaries led him back to one constant: the need to make music. The result is Westward, his fifth album which works through all of the above. Definitely worth coming out to hear this prolific songwriter who has gathered over 300 million online streams worldwide! 

David Francey, February 102024
Francey’s clear, simple songs speak volumes to his followers. After over a decade in music, David Francey is known as one of Canada’s finest tunesmiths and a champion of the Everyman, admired for his less-is-more approach to writing. It’s amazing how he manages to address such deep stuff with such spare ingredients.” Edmonton Journal. David is a four time JUNO nominee and three time JUNO recipient. David has performed at the Northern Lights many times since his first visit with us in 2001 — it just feels right when he’s on our stage. 

Newberry & Verch, February 242024
Joe Newberry grew up in a family full of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a teenager and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. April Verch grew up listening to her Dad’s country band play for dances in the Ottawa Valley. She started step dancing at age three and fiddling at age six. The two musicians became masters of their traditions and now tour the world with their respective bands and projects. Yet they never forget the roots of their music, that connection to the people in the audience, on the dance floor, and to the community sparked by a good song. 

Women of Folkways, March 92023
A co-presentation with Winter Roots Roundup (U of A Sound Studies), the Women of Folkways concert is a celebration by women of women in the Folkways Records catalogue. The artists will present a collaborative singer-in-the-round concert where they will explore and celebrate the music of Folkways by presenting new interpretations of traditional folk songs as well as their original songs to expand the tradition. Artists will be announced closer to the performance date.

Tim Isberg Trio, March 232024
Singer, songwriter, soldier, storyteller, Tim Isberg’s career has taken him to some rough corners of the globe and provided musical inspiration along the way. Tim brings well-crafted contemporary Folk-Roots-Americana songs to the stage along with an appealing vocal timbre. More than that, he brings an endearing array of life experiences he shares in a way that makes every listener feel connected. With a genuineness to his stories, and a natural sense of humour carefully woven through a fabric of story and song, Tim’s live show is where he shines most and is not to be missed. 

Double Bill:Ben Sures and Eileen Laverty, April 62024
Ben Sures is a guitar player who tells great stories in song. A natural performer with an instinct for humour and storytelling, Ben Sures writes songs about everything from imaginary rayguns to sandwiches prepared for him by his father when he was a child visiting on weekends. Sures is immersed in the history of roots music, the old traditions informing this contemporary songwriter’s music. His most recent album The Story That Lived Here was number one on the CKUA radio chart and was in the top ten of the national college charts in Canada. 

Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Eileen Laverty’s family emigrated to Canada when she was six and, while she calls herself a Prairie girl, her Irish roots run deep. Her music career began with a traditional Celtic band, and it wasn’t long before she struck out on her own performing solo in folk clubs and taverns and trying out her own originals. Laverty’s unique brand of folk music has led to television and film features, and landed her performances with a diverse range of artists.. Since Eileen’s retirement from teaching a few years ago she has been able to fully focus on her music — and enjoy life a bit more! 

Pharis & Jason Romero, April 202024
Pharis and Jason Romero are pure craftspeople and top-notch musicians. They’ve won four Juno awards (2023 JUNO for Best Trad Roots Album Tell Em You Were Gold) and seven Canadian Folk Music Awards, connecting with audiences through their music, lifestyle, and the sense of joy and ease that comes from this small-town renaissance couple. They live in the wilderness town of Horsefly, British Columbia where they write songs, learn old music, and work as renowned banjo builders. Their songs seem to come from easy and forthright places about traveling and rural life, but in their openness are deeply moving and give the listener space for a unique and personal experience. They frequently bring out a desire to play banjo, to sing with another person, and to dig up the oldest, scratchiest record you can find and write a song just like it. 

Season Pass: $324
Pass quantities are limited!

No physical or electronic tickets will be provided. You will need to have your order confirmation ready at the door. 

Free street parking is available, as well as limited on-site parking. ETS routes 2 and 904 are within a 5‑minute walk.

Tickets may also be purchased over the phone at 7804201757 or in-person at EAC Shop & Services — 9930 102 Avenue NW

Parkview Community League
9135 146 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T5R 4L5