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The best festival you’ve (maybe) never heard of: Mémoire et Racines

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During the third weekend of July every summer, there is a folk festival in the pretty Québec town of Joliette, which is legendary, draws...
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Oliver the Crow – “45”

Man, there sure are a lot of Canadians in Nashville these days. Beloved bluesman and producer Colin Linden’s been down there for years; he even...
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Bonnie Dobson finally gets her due for “Morning Dew”

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On July 7, one of the true legends of Canadian folk music, Bonnie Dobson, will be honoured at the Mariposa Folk Festival, when her...
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London’s Broomsticks and Hammers: great music … great coffee!

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A London, Ont., local may know them best for their namesake coffee roast or for the fact that radio announcers frequently mess up their...
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Tanga – Reencarnacion

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The night was almost perfect. I had just picked up a new book from Owls Nest Books, deemed to be Calgary's oldest bookstore, with...
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20 years of Penguin Eggs: Canada’s folk magazine marks a milestone

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The 20th anniversary edition of Canadian folk magazine Penguin Eggs has been turning up in mailboxes over the past several days, and we reached...
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Six queer Canadian roots heroes to be proud of

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I still remember my first time seeing Ani DiFranco at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. "I'm not a pretty girl," she sang, "That's not what...
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Genticorum showcases its new lineup with new album/tour

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For over eighteen years, audiences all over Canada and around the world have delighted in the music produced by this trio from southern Québec....
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National Indigenous Peoples Day: five artists making change with music (video)

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For decades, artists have been turning to music in times of unrest to protest with chord progressions, lyrics, and melodies. Whether it is a...
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Edmonton’s The Hearts return with new EP Sunshine (video)

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On their brand new fourth studio release, the six-song Sunshine EP, Alberta roots-pop collective The Hearts once again delivers memorable pop melodies and moody folk harmonies suited to...

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