Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2011

Gosh, we’ve been neglecting this blog so much! Our apologies! This summer has been so crazy busy for us, and lately we’ve been working like mad on a big project for Photography Concentrate. Make sure to stay tuned, it’s something that we’re creating to help a LOT of folks, so it’s quite exciting!

But anyway, we’ve been shooting lots, working lots, and in front of the computers lots. So last weekend we took a rare afternoon and evening off of work, and checked out the Edmonton Folk Music Festival for the first time! It was such a fantastic atmosphere, with so much wonderful music. We’ll definitely be checking it out next year!

Here are a few photos from the event. I love this first one that Rob got. It captures all of Folk Fest in a really unique way. You can see the main stage, the huge crowd of people, and the Edmonton downtown skyline in the background. 

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Our main reason for attending was to see Andrew Bird, one of our absolute favourite musicians. If you haven’t heard his music, check out these performances. Mind blowing. 

Getting to see him live was a dream. Had to take a few photos to remember the experience! :)

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He played with two other groups at one point in this performance. They were Etran Finatawa and a couple musicians from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Such an amazing grouping. 

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I always love seeing musicians play with other groups The big smiles after they create something great together is the best part. 

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And one last shot! The view from the hill was stunning. The weather was perfect, the lights were on, the candles were out, and it was such a lovely experience.

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Much much more to come on the blog! We have a bunch of sessions to still blog, some fun events, and news on our latest release from Photography Concentrate! 

Stay tuned! And have an awesome weekend!

Lauren :)

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