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Dispatches from Festival Mémoire et Racines – Day 2 (Saturday)

Under the light of the waning full moon on Saturday night, the band Genticorum finished up the main stage performances for the night. Presenting music from their new CD, Avant L’Orage, (before the storm), the band played with incredible musicianship. Beautiful tunes, ...
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Festival Mémoire et Racines: Day 1 (Friday)

After a week of torrential rain in the Lanaudière region of Québec, Festival Mémoire et Racines opened with gorgeous warm sunshine leading to spectacular performances on Friday evening. This festival is located right in the heart of Quebec’s traditional music community, ...
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Sunday night at the Dawson City Music Festival

“It’s like a party.” – Annat Kennet, my traveling companion “It IS a party!” – Me People who live in almost total darkness for three quarters of the year don’t need much of a reason to have a good time ...
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Dispatches from the Vancouver Folk Music Festival – Day 3 ...

Here are a few truisms about folk festivals (and music festivals in general, but particularly folk festivals). You’re not going to be able to hear all the music. If you try, you won’t have any fun, and you’ll never see ...
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Vancouver Island MusicFest: hot music … and just plain ...

This recap of the Vancouver Island Music Fest is an abridged version of three separate days of daily reviews published by bloggers Keith and Heather Nicol at their travel blog. You can see the full, original write-ups – and more ...
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Dispatches from the Vancouver Folk Music Festival – Day 2 ...

Let’s start with a list of all the artists I saw during the day:  Donovan Woods (2x), Mariel Buckley, Guy Davis, Gordon Grdina’s Haram, Little Miss Higgins, Dawn Pemberton, Petunia and the Vipers, Small Glories, and Leonard Sumner (I think ...
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Dispatches from the Vancouver Folk Music Festival – Day 1 ...

Is there a more beautiful setting for a festival than Jericho Beach in Vancouver? From the comments of every performer who gets up on the main stage at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, I think not. It’s got water, beaches, ...
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Barney Bentall feat. Dustin Bentall – July 7 at the ...

“I never get tired of playing that song,” Barney Bentall beams. “I love it!” Enough, apparently, to pump out a rollicking six-minute version that brought the crowd to its feet Saturday afternoon at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. That song, the ...
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Roots Music Canada road trip: The Weepies, May 19 ...

There was no marching band. The stage lights were set to “on.” There were no backing tracks, no auto-tune or costume changes. No vocal gymnastics or endless melismas (many notes for one syllable. Think Whitney Houston). There WAS heartfelt, straight-forward ...
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Colin Linden at the ANZA Club, Vancouver, May 11, 2018

If you were one of the 70 people at the Anza Club in Vancouver on Friday, CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’RE A WINNER! You just witnessed a consummate artist perform a great show in an intimate living room-type setting with great sound and ...