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Paul Corby reports on the Folk Alliance conference orientation in ...

For 30 years, Folk Alliance International has provided a chain to connect the widespread practitioners of folk and roots music and dance. Every year, the community of performers, presenters, and exponents of traditionally-based songcraft recharges its solidarity with a meeting ...
The artist's life

Some thoughts on house concerts

Ian Tamblyn has written more than 1,500 songs over his lifetime and released more than 30 albums, earning a Juno nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award in the process.  So we were thrilled here at Roots Music Canada when ...
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Michael Jerome Browne has a new album and tour coming ...

Michael Jerome Browne is a three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner, a Maple Blues Award winner (with 32 nominations since 1999), a Kerrville New Folk Finalist, and a four-time Juno nominee in both the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories. He is ...
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Preview the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival this weekend in ...

Music fans will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 17th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival when some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists will take the stage at St. ...
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The night Gord Downie helped me woo my future wife

It was Oct. 6, 1994. Full disclosure: I may have been drinking. I may have been a little drunk. Okay, maybe more than a little.  The day began with a long drive. I and five other university friends (one of ...
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Music community rallying around Naming the Twins after Robbie’s cancer ...

While most people were celebrating the holiday season, Robbie Smith and Kathleen Glauser of the Nova Scotia folk duo Naming the Twins were dealing with devastating news:  just days away from the start of the album launch tour for their ...
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