Our good times are all gone

Blue Rodeo led the Hill in a sing-a-long of Ian Tyson’s ‘Four Strong Winds‘ to close out the 35th annual Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and the end of our Folk on the Road circuit. Bittersweet for sure, and I’ll be singing along to Four Strong Winds looped on repeat for the next week or so. Here are some pics from last day… ‘Our good times are all gone, and I’m bound for moving on. I’ll look for you if I’m ever back this way.’

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9 thoughts on “Our good times are all gone”

    1. Thanks for checking out our content Robert! It’s never too late to the party. We hope to cover and experience more music festivals in our country so this project was just the first.

  1. That’s good to hear! Would love to get up there some day for some of the festivals you attended. Incidentally, the latest installment of my blog-The Soundtrack Of A Photograph is about my long delayed first visit to Fairport Convention’s Cropredy festival a few years ago if you are interested. You can find it here-http://robpatdoy.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/the-soundtrack-of-a-photograph-part-10/

    (shameless promotion I know…please forgive me!) If you ever have some time, I would love to hear how you manage to interview artists. What is the procedure for getting your foot in the door to do that because that is something I would like to do for my own blog. Best of luck for the future.

    1. Hi Robert, Promote away! We love seeing what other interesting projects people have done. It is a constant source of inspiration! In terms of interviewing, it’s quite a simple process. There’s two ways we approached it on this project: 1. If the festival doesn’t have a fully developed Media unit, what I do is locate PR contact through an Artists’ website or e-mail the Artist directly. I send a brief introductory e-mail detailing some basic info about my news agency (website, our audience, etc.) and if a interview would be considered by the Artist. 2. Oftentimes, at the larger festivals, when you obtain media accreditation, they have media volunteers that will book and confirm interviews for you. You just fill out whatever form they give and they confirm with you if the Artist agrees during a time at the festival. It’s as simple as that.

  2. Thank you, much appreciated! Not quite ready for that stage yet, but good to know how you went about it. Now I need to check your blog out in greater detail…there’s a lot to read and see!

  3. I have been enjoying the perusing! I also shared your blog with a UK folk/acoustic forum called Talkawhile (mostly centered around Fairport Convention and similar artists) so hopefully you get some hits from there. I will share it on the FB page for my blog as well in a few days (currently promoting my latest on there so I don’t want to bombard people!).

    Cheers, Robert

    1. We appreciate the sharing Robert, thanks! Hopefully we can do another travel series that will take us into more folk music pockets of the world.

      1. I think you should-you both have a real talent for this. Admirable too because you both clearly put a lot into this. I bet some people thought…yeah they are going to go to a bunch of festivals and blog about it…big deal. Well for someone who only blogs about once a month and cares very much how the content looks and how it flows-should this photo go here, or is it better higher up, or is there a better quality YouTube link clip for this song, etc it makes a big difference, and it is very time consuming. It’s hardly like you were hanging out in the beer tent all day! There are some great Folk Festivals here in the US (I’ve only been to one of them) but they are at different times of the year and pretty far apart but I wish you luck.

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