Monthly Archives: September 2011

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“Just Us Folk” celebrates 30 years on air

Perhaps no one exemplifies dedication to music the way folk DJs do. Those few selfless souls who still spin folk, roots, Celtic, Maritime, bluegrass, blues, and singer-songwriter tracks deserve all of our thanks. This is a special month for one ...
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Folk’s favourite fashionisto

It’s Tuesday. Do you know where your fashion tips are? If you’ve “liked” Magoo’s Facebook page, you know it means it’s not just the day after Monday — it’s Fashion Tips Tuesday. Magoo is a veteran songwriter, perpetual Blue Skies ...
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Get into the singles game!

Let’s face it, the day of the music album — for most intents and purposes — is pretty much done. With the exception of the past 30 years, most recorded music has historically been about songs: single songs that stand ...
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Dave Borins, Superior player and paddler

Singer-songwriter Dave Borins —who’s sitting on an exciting new album, by the way— travelled along the Lake Superior shore from Rossport, to Live From the Rock Festival in Red Rock, Ontario this past summer. But unlike many who make that ...
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Relentless Kev Corbett

“My life,” says Kev Corbett, “has three equal parts: artist, sideguy, drum teacher.” Which is a lot. And when you consider the fact that he tours for two years at a time, builds his own bass on demand, and works ...
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Home Recording 101: book now!

Folks, this is a terrific opportunity for aspiring songwriters and performers, as well as hobby musicians who want to improve their craft. Don’t miss your chance to learn the basics of recording in this fun and friendly setting! Presented by ...
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What makes Eaglewood special

At the heart of almost every folk festival I’ve attended is the idea that all are welcome. In practice, though, making everyone welcome can be a tough goal to attain, for various reasons. On the basis of programming alone, some ...
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Vance Gilbert, up north and personal

To folk music fans, Philadelphia native Vance Gilbert is a singer-songwriter known for thoughtful lyrics, clever melodies, and comedic performances. To those concerned about civil liberties and race relations, Vance Gilbert is champion for those who have been wrongly treated ...
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Kim Stockwood’s roots are in the water

Newfoundland chanteuse Kim Stockwood has done the pop singer thing, charting with memorable solo hits like “Jerk” and “12 Years Old.” She’s also done the supergroup thing, tearing up the trail with fellow East Coasters Damhnait Doyle and Tara MacLean ...
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Folk Harbour lives up to its name

A United Nations World Heritage site, Old Town Lunenburg is a grid of brightly painted clapboard on the edge of a huge hill overlooking working shipyards, and the famous harbour that launched the Bluenose. With all that tradition as its context, ...