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The re-jigging of Dan MacDonald’s Cape Breton fiddle

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Out of the thousand or so MacDonalds living on Cape Breton Island, probably only half of them are fiddlers. Dan MacDonald settled in Toronto...
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El Coyote, Kevin Closs, Kim June Johnson, and more

Folks, if you know the moose, you know that nothing makes me happier than checking out great new Canadian roots music, so ya’ gotta...
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Collette Savard & The Savants – “Cecil Street” (Video)

Roots Music Canada is proud to premiere the whimsical new video for “Cecil Street,” one of the standout tracks from Collette Savard & The...
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Happy re-birthday Hugh’s Room Live! Revived Toronto venue turns 1

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It was an earthquake that first rocked Toronto, and then the shockwaves rapidly expanded outwards across Canada. The legendary Hugh’s Room had closed, apparently...
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Elk Run & Riot embrace the great outdoors on new album Animalia (video)

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Since forming in 2013, Elk Run & Riot have made it their priority to write songs that reflect who they are and where they...
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Six songs to set you up for the Vancouver World Music Festival (audio/video)

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"Do you know that buzz you get after you spend a weekend at a festival?" Tom Landa asks me over Facebook messenger. "For example, I...
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Teaching songwriting … in Nashville: Linda McRae opens her home

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If you read Linda McRae's weekend series about teaching writing in prisons, you might've found yourself strangely jealous of the inmates at New Folsom...
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Weekend Read: Teaching songwriting in prison, Part 3

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In the first parts of this article I talked about how our work with inmates began and our first visit to New Folsom Prison....
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Ashley Condon launches new album at her new brewery. Mersereau reviews. Hilarity ensues.

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In my years of reviewing music events, this was perhaps the most difficult assignment I've received. Gordy the Moose: Ashley Condon is launching her latest...
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David Francey, the painter, goes on tour

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Beloved Canadian singer-songwriter David Francey is embarking on a different kind of tour to launch his brand new album, the Broken Heart of Everything...

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