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Canadian Folk Music Awards - BC Showcase

February 2, 2023

With the Canadian Folk Music Awards / Prix de musique folk canadienne headed to Vancouver this year, the Rogue Folk Club is looking for artists who identify as folk/roots/Americana/trad to participate in a showcase of BC talent for CFMA delegates and members of the general public. The showcase will take place on the evening of March 30th at the Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

Applications will be accepted until February 14 at midnight. You must be a BC resident to be eligible for this opportunity. There are a limited number of showcasing slots available. Applications will be reviewed and selected by Rogue Folk Club staff. Only those selected will be contacted. 



Please fill out all the required information below and return by email to concerts@roguefolk.bc.ca


Artist/Group Name

Contact Person

Phone Number

E-mail

Website

Link to Music

Link to Live Performance Video

Most Recent Audio Release

Hi-Res Press Photo (please attach)

50 Word Bio (maximum)

Full description of the artist/group

Recent performance history (past 12 months)

Industry awards and achievements

Steve Edge To Receive Spirit Of Folk Award

January 27, 2023

STEVE EDGE
Artistic Director of The Rogue Folk Club
Recipient of the ‘Spirit of Folk’ Award From the Folk Alliance International

 

 

 

Folk Alliance International (FAI) is an international arts non-profit and NEA-designated National Arts Service Organization based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Founded in 1989, they are a community of passionate and driven artists, managers, agents, DJs, festivals, record labels, fans, and more. They exist to keep the tradition of folk music thriving through preservation, presentation and promotion.

Each year  the FAI puts on a large conference, which includes an awards show. As well as the usual presentations to artists, the Spirit of Folk Awards are given out “to honour and celebrate people and organizations actively involved in the promotion and preservation of folk music through their creative work, community building, and demonstrated leadership.”

This year, one of these prestigious awards is being presented to Steve Edge, Artistic Director of the Rogue Folk Club. Next week, Steve will make his way to Kansas City to accept this award in front of an audience of his peers on Wednesday, February 1st.

Here’s what the FAI has to say on their web site:

Steve Edge has been presenting folk music in Vancouver as a DJ on CITR since 1985, and concerts and festivals throughout the city since 1986, initially independently, and then as a co-founder of The Rogue Folk Club in 1987 where he continues to present Celtic, folk, and roots music as its artistic director. Steve was an inaugural member of FAI in 1989, is an inductee into the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the Unsung Hero award from the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

You can read an interview with Steve conducted by local journalist Tony Montague on the 30th anniversary of the Club here:

https://www.roguefolk.bc.ca/gallery/articles/steve-edge-interview