|Performing Arts Venue |||Other|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Located in the Dalhousie Community Centre off 53rd Street, between Crowchild Trail and John Laurie Drive NW.|
|Ticket Centre hours: Mon. - Fri. 9AM - 5PM, Sat. 9:30AM - 3PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 20, 2009
Mansel Davies and fellow members of the Wild Colonial Boys band have spent many of their Friday nights onstage with microphones in hand and hearts spilling over with pride. Patterned after a legendary Birmingham folk club, known as the Jug O’ Punch, Mansel’s club has played a pivotal role in establishing firm folk roots in Calgary. Today, the Club attracts legendary artists and is often packed to the rafters with loyal folk fans.
The Calgary Folk Club features a wide variety of local and international performers, ranging from audience favourites from the past, to up-and-coming contemporary folk bands. For instance, John Wort Hannam is a crowd-pleaser, hailing from Fort Macleod, Alberta. Performing what he calls “blue collar roots music,” Hannam has received numerous industry accolades. In 2006, he won the Calgary Folk Festival Songwriter Award for the second time. Hannam is just one of many great artists who regularly take the stage at the Calgary Folk Club.
Background and Details
The Wild Colonial Boys are a foursome of European-style folk musicians who, in 1972, fired up their club in a log cabin that had limited space and no indoor plumbing. Today, the Calgary Folk Club attracts top performers and accommodates a weekly crowd of 400 in the Dalhousie Community Centre. Often a sold-out affair, the shows run throughout the winter and into early spring. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m. and beer and sausage are readily available.
Bar Service: Yes
Tips: Tickets available at the U of C Campus Ticket Centre (220-7202) or at the door. Season passes are also available, but they sell out quickly.