Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Red Dirt Skinners – Under Utopian Skies

Last month, the Moose sang the praises of Red Dirt Skinners in our New Music in our Mailbox feature.  Today Broose Tulloch brings us his review of their new album.  Under Utopian Skies, the latest album from UK folk-roots-jazz duo ...
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Folk Music Ontario photo album: the conference in pics (Part ...

Even as we tried to get as much music into our ears as possible at the Folk Music Ontario conference last weekend, there was always time for close encounters in corridors, beside stages, and in the shade of a cold ...
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Folk Music Ontario photo album: the conference in pics ...

The annual Folk Music Ontario conference took place Sept. 27-30 in Mississauga.  It was a chance for those who book concerts and festivals to get a look at this year’s crop of emerging talents and new projects from established acts.  ...
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Eleven ways to help prevent sexual violence at festivals

Sexual assault was already top of mind last Friday morning as the first day of workshops got underway at the Folk Music Ontario conference.  Shortly after our session, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on whether ...
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Andrea Ramolo honours Leonard Cohen with new album Homage and ...

Nov. 7, 2018 will mark the second anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s death, and the passage of time has only added to the significance of his words and music. Cohen’s legacy will be celebrated that day with the release of Andrea ...
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Songwriter profile: Tony Quarrington

Welcome to a new series here on Roots Music Canada. Over the coming months, Howard Gladstone will be introducing us to some of the songwriters who will be appearing at his Songwriter Sessions at Hugh’s Room Live in Toronto.  Whether ...
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Raine Hamilton is on tour with American Sign Language interpretation

Josh:  Hello Raine, my name is Josh Forbes, and I’m coming to you today from Calgary, Alberta. Where have we found you today? Raine:  Hi! I just finished sound-checking at a show in Langley, B.C.!  I am outside. There is ...
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Jon Brooks’ new album is modeled after an Elizabethan corona ...

No One Travels Alone, Jon Brooks’ new disk, his sixth, has arrived. Knocking on his own guitar, he has let himself in. The space within is airy and ruminative. It is full of examinations of the reality of reality, and ...