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Our Top 10 stories of 2021

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Our annual New Year's Eve tradition here at Roots Music Canada is to showcase the ten most popular stories we published in the past...

Gordy the Moose’s Top 10 discoveries of 2021 from the Roots Music Canada virtual...

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Each month or so, Gordy the Moose goes through the new music and videos that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox...

Great Big Sea co-founder Séan McCann has released a second single from Shantyman

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Our global pandemic isn’t over quite yet, but the end of 2021 certainly feels more like we’re all coming together again rather than drifting...

Afrobeat artist Sonia Aimy delivers an optimistic message on ‘Life Nah Jeje’

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With lots to say in few words, artist Sonia Aimy ushers her listeners into the world of jazz-infused Afrobeats with the release of her...
Guitar in Woods

Alka Sharma: the exit interview, as she departs as leader of Folk Music Ontario

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Alka Sharma started working for Folk Music Ontario in 2013. Back then, the organization’s name was The Ontario Council of Folk Festivals, and they were...

Check out Allison Brown’s holiday Fireside Radio Hour tonight and tomorrow

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Roots songstress and community radio host Allison Brown's favourite way to wish friends far and near a Merry Christmas is with her annual Fireside...

Heather’s 2021 holiday love letter to the Roots Music Canada family

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As I write this, it feels as though we’re capping off a very sobering holiday season. Like you, perhaps, I went into this fall thinking...

Bruce Cockburn’s Greatest Hits (1970-2020)

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On Dec. 3, True North Records released Bruce Cockburn’s Greatest Hits (1970-2020), a two-CD, 30-song compilation that covers 50 years in the career of...

Donita Large Hails the Power of Her Lineage in “Ancestors in My Bones”

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Indigenous blues singer/songwriter Donita Large pays tribute to the power of her heritage in her new single “Ancestors in My Bones” — available now....

Catherine MacLellan and Jonathan Byrd are playing an online holiday show tonight

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Yesterday, we told you about Catherine MacLellan's new album. Well tonight, she and one of our favourite U.S. songwriters, Jonathan Byrd, are performing a live,...

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