The Barn Dance All Stars
The Travelling Mables
The Spirit Hall
Keister Family Fiddlers
Flat Top Flyers
The Great Canadian Barn Dance All Star Band
The Host Band of the Festival will be perfoming on the main stage on Friday afternoon and playing for the Barn Dance, Saturday night in the Barn Dance Dance Hall.
A Tribute To Canadian Fiddle Legend Roy Warhurst The Great Canadian Barn Dance is proud to present this great tribute to fiddler Roy Warhurst on the Friday night of the festival. Roy will be there in person and will be playing with some of the musicians he’s played with over his illustrious career. Read More...
The Travelling Mabels are a folk/country female trio full of spirit, spunk and laughter with a new highly anticipated second CD ready for the 2011-2013 touring season. Winners of the ACMA Group of the Year award for 2011. Collectively, their songs bring a wealth of life experience to the stage. Singularly, each woman can vocally stand alone, but once you hear the combined harmony blend, you will know why these three women came together. The beauty of the Mabels is that they represent three generations of women. This has opened the door to a dynamic energy both musically and in the rapport with the audiences that most wouldn't experience every day. Read More...
The Spirit Hall is equal parts rural and urban, nostalgic and visionary. With a core duo of guitarist/lyricist/melodist Tynan Groves and his violinist wife Shelly, their music taps into deep emotional undercurrents, inspired by everything from prohibition-era misadventures to the corkscrew journey that is parenthood. They are joined whenever possible by percussionist Jon May and upright bassist Rob Oxoby. Combining elements of their jazz and classical training with a DIY, Renaissance Man (or Liberated Woman?) attitude, their brand of experimental folk-rock leads them down many a sonic rabbit trail. Read More...
Michael Bridge is the 2010 5th place Laureate in the Junior World Championships for classical accordion and a seventeen year old bilingual musician from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Still at a young age, his music has led him to Croatia, France, Italy; Las Vegas, Boston, Santa Clara and other parts of the USA. Notably, he has also performed with The Boston Pops, recorded two albums of his own compositions, and won 1st place at all major accordion festivals in western Canada.
The Keister Family Fiddlers are back and better than ever. We love having this family perform here at our festival. A truly amazing family who you will definately enjoy. Read More...
The Flat Top Flyers hail from Calgary to Millarville to Claresholm and have traveled over Alberta playing their music in various groups over the years. As a group, The Flat top Flyers are new to the festival scene but have come from great Bluegrass as well as Country, Celtic Folk and Jazz Backgrounds in music. These Guys have played together over the years and have now the opportunity to perform for you on stage. You will enjoy the Flyers as they play traditional songs as well as originals which you can hear on their CD’s.
Listen to Haunting Cowboy Celtic Bluegrass in an amazing setting of the Great Canadian Barn Dance.
Bob Williams will be our open mic host and will be performing on the main stage on Saturday afternoon. Bob was born at Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, in 1948 to typical parents of the 40’s and 50’s, struggling to make a way of life for their family. Some of the earliest memories of his childhood centered around singing and playing music and it has never diminished. Today I have years of memories and friends to go along with them. Read More...
Ali & Connie Jean are two great girls from Medicine Hat who will be featured on our showcase segment on Saturday afternoon. Music has been a passion and a part of both of their lives from an early age. Sweet Voices, Sweet Ladies, We know your gonna enjoy them. Read More...
The Highwood Shedders
Get ready for some great fun and music from these four gentlemen from High River.
We are really looking forward to hearing them.
Weekend Pass $50/person
Youth (10-17) 20% off Adult Ticket Price
Gates Open at 9am
Fri: 12noon - 10:30pm
Sat: 9am - 11pm
Sun: 10am - noon
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|Festival Line Up
Friday, July 26th
1:00-2:00 Open Mic & Ice Cream Social
2:00-3pm The Barn Dance Allstars
3:00-3:30 Michael Bridge
3:40-4:10 Bob Williams
4:30-6:00 Dinner Break
5:20-5:50 The Spirit Hall
6:00-6:50 Flat Top Flyers
7:00-7:30 The Keister Family Fiddlers
7:30-9:00 Roy Warhusrt Tribute
9:20-??? Music Jam
Saturday, July 27th
10:00-11:30 Music Workshops
11:30-1:00 Open Mic on Outdoor Stage
1:10-1:40 The Spirit Hall
1:50-2:20 Ali & Connie
2:00-3:00 Ice Cream Social
2:30-3:00 Bob Williams
3:50-4:30 Flat Top Flyers
4:30-6:00 Dinner Break
5:10-5:40 The Keister Family Fiddlers
5:50-6:20 Roger & Heather
6:30-7:00 Michael Bridge
7:10-7:45 Rylan & Ronan
8:00-9:00 The Travelling Mables
9:10-11:00 Dance in the Barn Dance Hall
Sunday, July 28th
10am - noon - Gospel Session