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How do you describe the Kubasonics? How ’bout ...

Newfoundland’s Ukrainian treasures The Kubasonics are gearing up for their tour finale this Saturday at the Rockhouse in St. John’s. If you’ve ever been to a Kubasonics show, you know what to expect and can stop reading this article now! ...
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Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 3 (Sunday)

Folk festivals are living choose-your-own-adventure novels. Everyone comes away with a different story to tell. Different events, different endings, but similar plots. We are all here as part of the same story, and our stories involve a lot of the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Nine favourite folk festivals picked by the artists that play ...

Dust off those lawn chairs and roll out those blankets! It’s festival season! Whether you are checking out a local event or making a folk fest part of your destination travel, we checked in with Canadian folkies The Once, Rae ...
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New Sherry Ryan album, named for destructive NL winds, could ...

At the southern end of the Long Range Mountains in Newfoundland, there is a stretch of land where hurricane force winds known as ‘Wreckhouse winds’ occasionally blow to gusts of 200 km per hour. Award-winning Newfoundland folk/country singer Sherry Ryan ...