2017 Events Schedule

We are thrilled to present the 8th edition of the Winter Roots Roundup festival! The festival will feature a blend of live music, engaged conversation, film, and community workshops.

Acoustic Concert + Q & A Session: Linda McRae

Featuring singer-songwriter, arts advocate, & multi-instrumentalist roots musician
Linda McRae
Wednesday, February 1st, 12 p.m.
3-47 Old Arts Building/Convocation Hall, UAlberta Campus


Panel Discussion: Arts & Creative Programming in Vulnerable Communities

With Maigan van der Giessen, KazMega, Rylan Kafara & David Prodan
Chaired by Dr. Christine Stewart
Thursday, February 2nd, 2 p.m.
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Academic Lecture: “Again, Folk Song: Herder, Voices of the People, and the Return to History”

With Dr. Philip Bohlman (Professor of Music and the Humanities, University of Chicago)
Friday, February 3rd, 4 p.m.
BUS 1-05, Business Building
UAlberta North Campus


Concert: Myhre’s Music 50th Anniversary Celebration

Featuring Byron and Alfie Myhre & Guests
Friday, February 3rd, 8:30 p.m.
Blue Chair Cafe
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Documentary Film Screening + Director Q & A:
Alive Inside

A Film by Michael Rossato-Bennett
Presented in partnership with Metro Cinema
Saturday, February 4th, 4 p.m.
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Concert: Women of Folkways

Featuring Shawna Caspi, Linda McRae, and Dana Wylie
Presented in partnership with the Northern Lights Folk Club
Saturday, February 4th, 8 p.m.
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Our Partners

Special thanks to the following organizations for their coordination and support of this year’s festival:

University of Alberta Faculty of Arts
Metro Cinema
Edmonton Folk Music Festival
Northern Lights Folk Club
Myhre’s Music
Blue Chair Cafe
Bissell Centre
University of Alberta Department of Music