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Artists: you have until Friday to submit for the Canadian Folk Music Awards

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Heads up, artists! Friday is the submission deadline for the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Canadian artists who have released recordings between May 1, 2021 and...

Leslie Thompson contemplates stardom, folk values and Taj Mahal at the Vancouver Folk Music...

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It has long been the philosophical foundation at Canadian folk festivals that we abstain from the “star making machinery” in favour of the overall...

Dispatches from the 2022 Vancouver Island Music Festival day three (Sunday)

Well despite dealing with changing COVID-9 regulations, Vancouver Island residents came out to support their favourite festival again by selling out tickets on the...

Dispatches from the 2022 Mariposa Folk Festival: day three (Sunday)

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We started Day Three with a workshop calle We’ve Got Nothing But Love to Prove at the Estelle Klein Stage. It featured Dala, Harrow...

Dispatches from a day at London’s Sunfest (Saturday)

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The beautiful lush greenery of Victoria Park’s majestic trees share the urban landscape with centuries-old architecture and sleek modern buildings. This is the home of...

Dispatches from the Vancouver Island Music Festival day two (Saturday)

Although the forecast called for showers off and on on Saturday (July 9), the actual weather for the second day of the 2022 Vancouver...

Dispatches from the 2022 Mariposa Folk Festival day two (Saturday)

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To start with, I’d like to give a shout-out to the staff and volunteers here at Mariposa, who have all been so warm, inviting,...

Dispatches from the 2022 Vancouver Island Music Festival day one (Friday)

With a two-year pandemic break, we certainly did not know what to expect when we headed down on Friday , July 8 for the...

Dispatches from the 2022 Mariposa Folk Festival day one (Friday)

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After a long Friday afternoon drive up the 400 from Toronto to Orilla, with no cellphone GPS to guide us to our exact destination...

The Durham County Poets decided to focus on the positive with their new album

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We are living in turbulent times. There’s the war in Ukraine, the ongoing climate crisis, the fight for women’s rights, the continued concern about...

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