Monthly Archives: December 2010

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Shelagh Rogers elevated to Officer of the Order of Canada

It gives us great pleasure to congratulate our friend, mentor and sometime contributor Shelagh Rogers on being elevated to Officer of the Order of Canada. Shelagh is beloved from coast to coast to coast for her work as a broadcaster ...
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RIP Rosalie Goldstein

It’s with a great deal of sadness that I pass on the news that Rosalie Goldstein, one of the architects of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, died on the morning of Christmas Day, December 25, 2010. Rosalie died of congestive heart ...
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No CFMA Rebroadcast Dec 26

It is with great regret that we inform you of our inability to rebroadcast the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards as promised at 3:00 PM EST Dec 26, 2010. Cutting edge technology, such as broadcasting television over the web, can ...
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The Wood Brothers

Mod Club, Toronto Wednesday, December 8th If you’d never heard of the Wood Brothers, you wouldn’t be alone. No – they’re not budding porn stars, nor are they lumberjacks. Think Medeski, Martin and Wood and you’ll recall why the name ...
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Darrell Scott: better late than ever

Hugh’s Room, Toronto Wednesday, December 1st It was a happy accident. In the audience to see his friend and musical collaborator Darrell Scott, Tony McManus was kind enough to open the show at 8:30 when news arrived that the headliner ...
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Joey Wright takes centre stage with “Hatch”

Joey Wright is a musician’s musician, used to working outside the spotlight as a top-notch accompanist. A long-time collaborator with musicians including Sarah Harmer, Amy Millan, and partner Jenny Whiteley, his skills as a guitar, mandolin and banjo player are ...
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Is industry killing enthusiasm?

Enthusiasm. It’s the magic ingredient in our daily lives that adds gas to the car of life. I love music and always have. In fact, I’m driven by new music that I’ve heard and believe in to the point of ...
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Grant MacEwan University welcomes folk musicians

In his timeless instructional book, “How To Play The Five-String Banjo”, Pete Seeger advises aspiring folksingers to learn to read music, “but not enough that it hurts your playing…”  Things have changed a little since 1948, especially in the level ...
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War Resisters Support Campaign Benefit

The performing singer-songwriter has the unique opportunity to give a critical voice to our history, to tell the extraordinary stories of seemingly ordinary individuals, to unearth that which has been forgotten. Jon Brooks is known for his arresting songs of ...