Performances and Exhibitions

SSI sponsors numerous performances and exhibition events, including the annual Women of Folkways concert as part of the Winter Roots Roundup.

In the 2021-22 year, we will initially continue to host our lectures as online events, but we are working to move to a hybrid model for the winter term (live in-person combined with live streaming).

Please note: the information below may be incomplete. Please check back often! Stay tuned to our email list for regular updates on all SSI events we will be hosting this year.

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Performances and Exhibitions 2021-22

Women of Folkways 2022 – Winter Roots XIII

Date: Saturday March 12, 2022

Time: Doors open at 7:00 pm / Show at 8:00 pm

Where:   Parkview Community Hall – 9135 146 Street, NW, Edmonton

Live in-concert presentation – Capacity is limited – Get your tickets early

Tickets available from Tix on the Square:

A co-presentation with U of A Sound Studies Institute and the Northern Lights Folk Club, the Women of Folkways concert is a celebration by women of women in the Folkways Records catalogue.  In 2021, we watched these performers virtually from around North America, now we will see them together on the same stage, sharing their harmonies and instrumentation.  Join Shawna Caspi, Marie Dunn, Linda McRae, Terry Morrison, and Dana Wylie for a collaborative singer-in-the-round concert where they will explore and celebrate the music of Folkways by presenting new interpretations of traditional folk songs, as well as their original songs to expand the tradition.

Northern Lights Folk Club will continue to require proof of vaccination and active mask wearing until further notice

This year, the annual Women of Folkways concert is a mini-tour of Alberta folk clubs.

March 11 & 13, 2022 – Calgary and Vermilion

For tickets and information about the Calgary show:

Tickets available at or visit,

Tickets and information about the Vermillion show

Contact Rod at the Vermillion folk club at 780-853-7799  

March 14, 2022Panel Discussion

Time: Doors 6:45, Panel 7:00

Where:  Royal Gardens Community Hall /  4030 117 Street NW / 780.288.8111 for info

Two years into the pandemic, and in the midst of a prevalent “back to normal” narrative, nowhere is it clearer than in the arts and cultural industries that certain aspects of our world are unlikely ever to get back to “normal.” Artists of all kinds have existed in a continuously adaptive state through this period, and their experiences are as varied and individual as the artists themselves. In this panel discussion, our Women of Folkways artists will share their stories and perspectives, along with some of their Covid-era works and works-in-progress.

No charge / Vaccine proof required

Previous events:

October 20-22, 2021

Research-Creation in Urgent Times

A three-day symposium event that includes performances, sound works, panels and public talks by artists and researchers from across disciplines and geographic locations.

All events are free.

Full details including in-depth event descriptions, panelist + moderator biographies, and more can be found on our website:

Accessibility notes: Panels + events with Live Captioning and/or ASL interpretation are noted as such in their individual event descriptions.

Research-Creation in Urgent times is co-hosted by Shifting Praxis in Research/Research-Creation (SPAR2C), the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLaboratory (CoLAB), the Sound Studies Institute (SSI), and Just Powers.

This event is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alberta.

Nov. 22, 2021 – 4:30 PM (MST)

Dana Wylie – LIVE@SSI

Come hear Edmonton-based singer/songwriter Dana Wylie–nominated for her album at the Canadian Folk Music Awards–share her powerful original compositions and arrangements of traditional folk songs, including pieces featured in her recent theatrical song-cycle Makings of A Voice.

Makings of a Voice is a theatrical song cycle about discovering our individual identity within generational narratives. A personal journey situated somewhere between the past and the present, between motherhood and daughterhood, between music and monologue, this intimate piece follows a messy trajectory into the heart of one woman’s story and provides a compelling argument for why our stories need to be told.