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Saturday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival

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Ok, a plan is definitely needed in order to get as much enjoyment out of a music festival as possible. I pulled out my...

Dispatches from Festival Mémoire et Racines – Day 3 (Sunday)

Sunday at Mémoire et Racines dawned bright and sunny, a beautiful day for listening to music in the shade of the ash trees, which,...

Dispatches from Festival Mémoire et Racines – Day 2 (Saturday)

Under the light of the waning full moon on Saturday night, the band Genticorum finished up the main stage performances for the night. Presenting music from...

6 things Josh Forbes learned volunteering at the Calgary Folk Music Festival

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Roots Music Canada writer Josh Forbes is attending the Calgary Folk Fest in two capacities this year:  as a volunteer and as a reporter...

Festival Mémoire et Racines: Day 1 (Friday)

After a week of torrential rain in the Lanaudière region of Québec, Festival Mémoire et Racines opened with gorgeous warm sunshine leading to spectacular...
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Five memories from a life in music from Estelle Klein Award-winner Bill Garrett

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The list of winners of Folk Music Ontario's Estelle Klein Award reads like a who's who of Ontario folk royalty. A lifetime achievement award of...
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Quantum Tangle: from Yellowknife to the Junos to the Calgary Folk Fest

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            When Greyson Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik, otherwise known as Quantum Tangle, heard their names called out from the stage at last year’s Juno...
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The Stan Rogers Folk Festival: an Atlantic icon for every generation

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If there was ever any doubt about the depth and breadth of musical talent produced by Canada's Atlantic provinces one need only look at...
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Jory Nash breaks down his new album Wilderness Years

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Toronto singer/songwriter Jory Nash recently released his ninth album, Wilderness Years, a record that encapsulates the personal highs and lows he's experienced since his...
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Sunday night at the Dawson City Music Festival

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“It’s like a party.” - Annat Kennet, my traveling companion “It IS a party!” – Me People who live in almost total darkness for three quarters...

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