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Five acts we plan to check out at Ottawa CityFolk

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            As the summer festival season wraps up, Canada’s capital city takes one last kick at the can before packing in the outdoor music...

Big Branch Festival Kickoff – Sept. 6, the Tranzac, Toronto

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Well, Toronto fiddler and pianist Emilyn Stam has done it again. Not only did she produce a completely sold-out weekend for the first Big...

A soul-fulfilling tour in Scotland

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The gift of music has taken me to many remote and unique villages, towns and cities, and I’m sure, if you too are a...

Jimmy Rankin’s new Joel Plaskett-produced album comes out Sept. 28 (video)

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One of the true originals in Canadian music has moved from Nashville to Nova Scotia and is celebrating with music only he could make. Jimmy...

Annie Sumi is a force of nature

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“Of course you’re based in Guelph!” I blurt out to Annie Sumi, and we both laugh. How could she not be? She’s got that radiant, spiritual,...

An important message from Roots Music Canada editor Gordy the Moose

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Folks, one year ago today, the Canadian media landscape for roots music was looking pretty dim.  Around a dozen alt.weeklies across the country had...

The Best of the Fests

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  It's the morning after a long weekend here at Roots Music Canada, and it's time to take stock of the summer that was. For...

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