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How Maria Dunn’s Joyful Banner Blazing pays tribute to her late aunt

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“Singing is the most dangerous thing! Which of course Peter Seeger could have told you anyway in another context," says Maria Dunn. “But now...

#seashantytiktok has prompted a surge in Stan Rogers streams

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Ranked by CBC as one of Canada’s Top 100 songs of all time, “Barrett’s Privateers” (Borealis/True North Records) by the late Stan Rogers is...

Leahy has released a new single and a new lyric video as their album...

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Juno award-winning Canadian progressive folk-roots group Leahy has a brilliant new album called Good Water set to be released on Feb. 26. The new album...

Kat Danser – ‘Way I Like it Done’

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Award-winning Edmonton blueswoman Kat Danser releases her sixth album, One Eye Open, on Feb. 12, and we're excited to premiere one of the songs...

Songs for the Revolution: Strengthening our democracy

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I am excited to begin this year with a new monthly column entitled “Songs for the Revolution.” Some of the topics I’ll be exploring...
Guitar in Woods

Toronto’s 19th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival will stream virtually for FREE next...

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When a Canadian music festival has been running for 19 consecutive years — in the middle of winter, no less — rest assured, they’ve...

3 Canadian covers of Robbie Burns songs to enjoy with a wee dram

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Robbie Burns Day has never generated quite the riotous celebrations in North America that St. Patrick's Day has, but perhaps that's an oversight on...

‘I want everyone to remember his name’: Indigenous music trailblazer Shingoose has died of...

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Duke Redbird first met Shingoose at the Mariposa Folk Festival in the late 60s or early 70s. They were performing as part of a...

Sultans of String is holding an interactive livestreamed concert for tomorrow

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Once again, multi-award winning Canadian band Sultans of String will Zoom into audiences’ homes to help them pass the time through the continued COVID-19-related...

The Wanted preview new album Strange Flight with first single ‘Before The Fall’

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On their new album, Strange Flight, officially out March 26, the Wanted return with another collection of honest and gritty roots music, infused with...

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