Monthly Archives: July 2010

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2010 Summer Folk/Roots Series:

Home County Folk Festival, July ...

The fabulous Kristin Sweetland took the role of embedded reporter for this charming inside view of London’s Home County Folk Festival. Watch for appearances by Magoo, The Rizdales, Old Man Luedecke, Lynn Miles, Bruce Cockburn, Katherine Wheatley, Kristin’s dad, and ...
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Rosemary Phelan, “What sings in the blood”

“What Sings in the Blood”, Rosemary Phelan’s third CD release in as many years, is an inspiring and reassuring collection of modern roots songs: a healing offering of love for a wounded world. Many of the songs have a contemplative, ...
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Happy 50th Birthday Mariposa!

We’re off to Mariposa this weekend, where we’ll be hosting and conducting interviews. Here’s a look back to the time we had at last year’s festival – the 50th! The Roots Music Canada team had a tremendous time as guests ...
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2010 Summer Folk/Roots Series:

Elphin Roots Festival, June 26, 2010

The rustic and rural Lanark Highlands in Eastern Ontario is the perfect setting for the “Elphin Roots Fest”.  Elphin is the home of double-Juno-winner Jenny Whiteley & music/life partner Joey Wright. The annual one-day Elphin Roots Festival is programmed by Jenny, ...
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Mariposa Magic

Photographer Robin LeBlanc caught these incredible candid shots at the Mariposa Folk Festival on its 50th anniversary, July 9-11 2010. Catch more of Robin’s superb photography at Flickr, or email Robin for information about prints. And watch for more Mariposa ...
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Dr. Pinkham’s Medicine Show

Many Roots Music Canada readers have probably heard about Dr. Pinkham’s Medicine Show – featuring Allison Brown, Leah Morise, and Manitoba Hal – as the three artists (in this case, two) cris-cross the country. Our reviewer caught the show in ...
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CD/Concert Review

David Celia: I Tried

I’ve had the opportunity to hear David Celia’s new album I Tried in many different settings since its release a few weeks ago: in the van, amongst friends, with a book, and on speakers great and small. Never once have ...