Folk fest's Block Heater to include Inuk singer Tanya Tagaq, Daniel Romano's Outfit

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Polaris Prize-winning Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq will return to Calgary after a four-year touring hiatus as one of the performers at The Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Block Heater, which will run at various venues from Feb. 15 to 17.

Twenty-seven artists from eight countries are scheduled to play over three days at the Calgary Folk Music Festival’s February showcase. Other acts announced include Daniel Romano’s Outfit, Quebec’s Matt Holubowski, Portuguese-raised singer-songwriter Nico Paulo, Halifax alt-popster Rich Aucoin, July Talk’s Peter Dreams, California Americana act The Devil Makes Three, American “roots orchestra” Dustbowl Revival, Dene siblings Sechile Sedare, Montreal soul singer Dominique Fils-Aime, Mali guitarist Vieux Farka Toure, France/U.K. outfit This is the Kit, country blues singer-songwriter Cat Clyde and Vancouver’s Empanadas Ilegales.

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Dominique Fils-Aime. Photo by Andreanne Gauthier. jpg

Locals Kue Varo & The Only Hopes, hip-hop act KtheChosen and The Knomads, singer-songwriter Jolene Marie, Lethbridge’s Starpainter and roots collective The Dust Collectors are also scheduled to perform. Concerts will be held at Festival Hall, Ironwood Stage & Grill, the Blues Can, The Palace Theatre, Central United Church, the #1 Legion and Olympic Plaza.

For a full schedule and tickets visit calgaryfolkfest.com.

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