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Ukulele master James Hill’s new album features more than 200 Uke Heads

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When one man honestly commits his emotions to record, that’s par for the musical course. But when he conscripts nearly 200 people to join...

Sheena Legrand is back after 10 years with a new name and outlook

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What’s in a name? To indie-folk/pop songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sheena Legrand, the answer is “Just enough to make you change it when the time...

Review: The annual Chris Langan Weekend – April 12-14 at the Tranzac, Toronto

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For the past 33 years, members of Toronto’s Irish music community have faithfully staged a weekend gathering of fine playing and teaching called the...

2022 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award-winner Camie launches new single & album

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Anxiety spirals triggering apocalypses. Queer cannibals devouring each other. Hysterical heartbroken women turning into dogs. Satan on a really bad date. Camie is taking listeners...

Justin Mattock is back after a 2-year health struggle with this new single

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Some things never go out of style, like having your heart broken and boozing away the pain. Vancouver roots crooner Justin Mattock pulls up...

Penguin Eggs founder Roddy Campbell talks about what’s next for him.

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Roddy Campbell embodies the qualities most often associated with folks from the Scottish Highlands: brave, stubborn, and courageous. Fearless and fierce, sociable and friendly, he...

Review: The Canadian Folk Music Awards – April 6-7 at the Majestic Theatre, St. John’s

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The 19th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) took place over the weekend of April 6-7 at the Majestic Theatre in St. John’s Newfoundland...

How Jay Linden’s new album grew out of his brother’s passing

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There are as many sources of inspiration for a song as there are songs themselves. It's especially admirable when a songwriter can take a difficult...

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Jed and the Valentine is the musical collaboration between Jonah Morris and Maria Khaner, Edmonton-based singer-songwriters ready to make a mark on the international roots music...

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EP review: Gillian Hay – Magnolia Baby

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Possessed of an elastic voice, formidable songwriting chops and a command of several genres, including country, soul and punk rock, Toronto’s Gillian Hay makes...

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