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Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 2 (Saturday)

On opening night, I felt like I had a purpose, and that taking in as many concerts as possible was the best idea. But we overdid it. Today, Owen Sound was muggy, and the weather matched our mood. We hadn’t ...
Concert review

Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 1 (Friday)

“Wake me up when Fred Penner is on,” my seven-year-old said to me. Seated at the Down by the Bay stage at the 43rd annual Summerfolk music festival in Owen Sound,  Ont., the night opened with Youth Discoveries (Part I). ...
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The northwestern Ontario festivals: a photo album

The Live from the Rock Folk Festival and the Trout Forest Music Festival both took place in northwestern Ontario the weekend of Aug. 10.  Live from the Rock is in Red Rock, an hour east of Thunder Bay.  Trout Forest ...
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Summer’s for the folk: 5 + 1 places you’ll ...

The Kubasonics  As a youngster growing up in Newfoundland, you could’ve bet me a million dollars that a rollicking Ukrainian band would one day come from our fine shores, and I would have laughed you right out of the room. ...
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Jennifer Holub’s video for “Island” previews powerful message of her ...

There are several definitions of the word “reckoning,” but the one that’s been foremost on Jennifer Holub’s mind is the most ancient—punishment for past misdeeds. That theme runs through the 10 songs on the Sudbury, Ont., native’s sophomore album, The ...
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The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival recapped by the guy that ...

Troy Greencorn is the artistic director of the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, N.S.  He offered to recap the Lunenburg festival for us here at Roots Music Canada.  Thanks, Troy!   The best folk festivals happen in storied communities with ...
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