Monthly Archives: July 2021

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4 acts to check out at the Calgary Folk Music ...

Many festivals are holding online editions again this year, opting not to take chances with unpredictable public health guidelines. But the Calgary Folk Festival is holding an actual, in person festival – though not like previous years’ festivals, of course, ...
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Former moose pick Raina Krangle takes us on a road ...

Grab the keys to your imagination, fill your tank with wanderlust, and get ready to hit the Trans-Canada Highway westbound; Canadian folk rock artist Raina Krangle has your ticket for a super-naturally satisfying trip to the Pacific with her new ...
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Pure-voiced singer Myranda Christi makes her debut with the single ...

It’s by “Pure” coincidence that Myranda Christi found this the perfect song to kick off her career as a recording artist… The Bowden, AB-based songbird, who managed to make her way to the televised judging on Canadian Idol, says she ...
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3 Canadian acts to catch at the virtual Goderich Celtic ...

The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, which unfolds Aug. 6 and 7 this year, has opted to run with another virtual event, rather than trying to execute a smaller, physically distanced affair in person. So much the better for those of ...
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Joseph Brooks Organ promises to ‘Make Sure You Know’ on ...

Remember when James Taylor hummed that we’ve “got a friend”? And all we’d have to do is call out, and a friend would be delivered? Welcome Joseph Brooks Organ — a singer-songwriter, troubadour, and softly sweeping lyrical mastermind who could ...
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4 new songs from our favourites: Donovan Woods, Abigail ...

It can be tough to keep on top of all the new music coming out these days, even by artists we love. Social media is getting more crowded by the minute, and those Facebook algorithms make it hard to get ...
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Oxlip, Alissa Arnason, the Record Breakers, Jonah Cross, Shawna Caspi ...

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. Oxlip – A kind of premonition (Release date:  July 8, 2021) Irish émigré Jayne Trimble, who performs ...
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Yukon’s The Lucky Ones prove great bluegrass can come from ...

  Although it’s natural to assume bluegrass and string band music is the soundtrack to life in the American South, the stories told in those songs are not specific to one region, and in fact often extend to the most ...
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3 acts to catch during the virtual Vancouver Folk Music ...

  The next time a global pandemic strikes, we are going to be so ready, I tell you. After hastily cancelling last year’s festivals and touring seasons in response to COVID-19 then struggling to cobble together entertainment in the online ...
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Voices from the past: Marie Gage explores her grandfather’s passion ...

Marie Gage’s writing is inspired by real people and events in her life. Her latest project, a novel, “A Ring of Promises, was inspired by the love and immigration saga of her grandparents. In a box, in a cupboard that ...