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How Harrow Fair got so good so quick

I became a fan of Miranda Mulholland after seeing her perform with Great Lake Swimmers at the 2013 Kitchener Blues Festival. Her ability to bring the Swimmers’ songs to a whole other level and her expressive and powerful fiddle playing ...
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Check out the Lifers’ new environmental activist song, ‘Tip’

The Lifers, led by sisters Liv and Anita Cazzola, are an art-folk collective from Guelph, ON whose  intertwined voices dynamically convey vulnerability and strength, confronting the fragility of our world and ourselves. Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for Emerging Artist ...
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A cross-Canada tour of the 2019 summer festivals

For the second year in a row, Roots Music Canada was all over the summer festivals this summer, reporting from events as large and prestigious as Mariposa and the Edmonton Folk Festival and as far-flung as the Moose n’ Fiddle ...
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Sandra Bouza shares soulful first single ‘Almost Love’ from upcoming ...

Sandra Bouza has a lot to offer through her music and life experience, and on her new LP, Falling Away From Me, set for release in January 2020, the Toronto native shares deeply personal stories derived from living, studying and ...
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Goldschatz – ‘Darkest Times’ (video)

The song came out of a dream. Well, two dreams, actually. Husband and wife duo, Timothy Loeffler and Christina Rieder of Goldschatz both awoke one morning with musical soundtracks in their minds, two different songs, which they melded together to ...
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Should Canada’s major folk organizations merge into one?

It seemed a propos that the venue for a town hall meeting about potentially merging the country’s main folk organizations was a noticeably more austere Folk Music Ontario conference than long-time conference-goers were used to. The conference, reduced from three ...
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