Monthly Archives: August 2022

Feature

Here’s who Pat Chessell can’t wait to see at this ...

In just a few days, I will be lucky enough to be attending this year’s Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Last month, it was announced that Indigenous songwriter and activist Buffy Sainte Marie would unfortunately be unable to attend due to ...
Concert review

Dispatches from the Festival of Friends (Saturday)

The Festival of Friends is an extensive outdoor music, arts and crafts festival which began back in 1976. This year, the festival embraced an Indigenous focus, showcasing many Indigenous artists. The festival is held in Hamilton’s Gage Park, on the ...
Feature

Dispatches from Festival Mémoire et Racines day three (Sunday) night

The Sunday evening Gilles Cantin main stage’s first performers were Emerald Rae and Jean-François Gagnon-Branchaud. They did a nice set of songs and tunes from Lanaudière region. Next was a tweener: La Foulée stepdancers with André Brunet fiddling up a ...
Feature

Dispatches from Festival Mémoire et Racines day three (Sunday) daytime

Sunday’s daytime concerts began late morning and carried on until supper time. At the wind instruments workshop, we saw Benoit Fortin and Daniel Roy on wooden whistles. Jeremiah McDade played his own compositions on Irish flute and low whistle, with ...