Medicine Hat Folk Music Club
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Fond folk festival memories planted the seed of an idea with the founding members of the Medicine Hat Folk Music Club. They asked ''Why couldn't Medicine Hat have folk music concerts and maybe even a folk festival some day?''
In 2002, the first meetings of this new folk music family were held and a Board of Directors chosen.
The Club's vision is to bring to Medicine Hat regular live concerts showcasing the many different folk genres including (but not restricted to) Celtic, Native American, Country Swing, Zydeco, Blues, Gospel, Bluegrass, Roots Country, Alternative Folk, Latin, Gypsy, African, Klezmern and more.
Things went so well in that first year, that in 2003/2004, the Club was able to go 5 concerts per year. Then, in January, 2007, the dream of a folk festival was realized when Tongue on the Post was born. We host Fall and Spring Concerts, and in January we have the Tongue on the Post Folk Music Festival at Medalta Potteries. We will be celebrating our 15th year of TOP in 2021.
Singer Songwriter Night (SSN) started in 2006 at Cafe Caprice, then Prickly Pear, then Inspire Cafe in 2012, and currently Cafe Verve. This is a monthly opportunity for any musicians to perform in an open mic setting. We often have featured performers from other parts of Canada for the second half of the night and open mic for the first half.
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