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12 days of Christmas: An homage to Stan Rogers’ “First Christmas”

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Thirty-nine Decembers ago in my final year at York University, I succumbed to the beautiful baritone and joined my entire family (well, at least...

12 days of Christmas: Two song picks that touch on uncelebrated aspects of...

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Among the multitudes of Christmas hymn renditions, carols and jingle-jangle types of holiday music, I am often drawn to songs that spotlight some uncelebrated...

12 days of Christmas: An homage to ‘The Huron Carol’

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Eric Kanstrup was my friend. He was my father’s age, and after our first meeting, we identified our shared preference for folk music. Eric...

12 Days of Christmas: three hot new holiday tracks from Eastern Canada

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The moose received so much great holiday music in the mail this season he decided to do a whole separate installment for Eastern Canadians. ...

12 days of Christmas: Christmas music in our mailbox!

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Gordy the Moose has been hanging Christmas lights on his antlers while listening to the new holiday music in the Roots Music Canada mailbox. ...

12 days of Christmas: Ignace fires back at the Arrogant Worms

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It’s been 21 years since the Arrogant Worms released their infamous Christmas Turkey, a masterpiece of holiday cynicism marked by anti-classics such as “Santa’s...

12 days of Christmas: Check out Allison Lupton’s new Christmas single!

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Cambridge, Ont., musician Allison Lupton, has a new single, "The Eve of Christmas Day," out just in time for the holiday season. She is...

12 days of Christmas: Boreal – Dec. 8 at the Urban Abbey, Thunder...

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Katherine Wheatley, Tannis Slimmon and Jude Vadala probably couldn’t have picked a better name for their annual winter touring project than Boreal.  There is something...

What’s it like to live on the road? Ask Orit Shimoni

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It’s been more than a decade since Orit Shimoni gave up the hallowed walls of academia and teaching for the freedom of a vagabond...

The Barr Brothers – Nov. 30 at the Marquee Ballroom, Halifax

The Barr Brothers are a Montreal-based band with a funky, indie-folk feel. And last Friday, they performed at the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax, NS. Michael...

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