Monthly Archives: October 2022

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JJ Voss embraces his family legacy on new single ‘A ...

Raised on a small farm in southern Saskatchewan, JJ Voss began his journey in music at age eight when he picked up his Dad’s old flat top, and has been following in the footsteps of legendary troubadours like Steve Earle, ...
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Heather’s Folk Music Ontario 2022 conference travelogue part 1. ...

8:00 p.m.: Transportation schedules being what they are, I have just arrived at the Folk Music Ontario conference, a full two hours after it started and too late to see one of the artists I was really looking forward to ...
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5 things I can’t wait to see at the Folk ...

As you read this, chances are I’m on the bus to London, ON, preparing to spend the first of three evenings watching live music until the wee hours at the annual Folk Music Ontario conference – although thanks to the ...
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Claire Coupland – ‘1,000 Miles from a Dream’ (video)

Singer-songwriter Claire Coupland is just about to release the video for her latest single, “1,000 Miles From A Dream” on Friday, and we’re thrilled to premiere it today here on Roots Music Canada. The video has been chosen as a ...
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‘I don’t compromise’; how Fiona Black has made a 25-year ...

It was 25 years ago that Fiona Black got herself a job at what was then Capilano College in North Vancouver. We met on a sunny early October afternoon at the bustling Calabria Cafe in the heart of East Vancouver’s ...
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10 showcase acts Heather plans to check out at the ...

It’s hard to believe that in less than a week, many of us will be checking in at the DoubleTree in London for the first in-person Folk Music Ontario conference in three years. Please don’t mind me if I weep ...
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Benoit Bourque reflects on changing approaches to Quebecois trad music

The traditional folk music scene in Québec has a rich and storied history. The call-and-response style of songs goes back to the days of the voyageurs, while the musical accompaniment of fiddles, bones and feet still help provide the rhythm ...
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4 amazing shows to check out at the Rogue Folk ...

Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club dives fully into the fall season this month with four shows for us, including two artists who could fairly be described as legends. Don Ross and Connie Kaldor are both on the schedule, along with LJ ...
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Celtic Colours will launch on schedule Friday despite Fiona’s wrath

The Celtic Colours International Festival is getting ready to launch in Cape Breton this week despite the area having been ravaged by post-tropical storm Fiona. The Men of the Deeps and the Barra MacNeils are among the acts set to ...
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Taking stock of Hurricane Fiona’s impact on the Atlantic roots ...

  We just told you how Celtic Colours is going ahead in Sydney on Friday, despite the uprooted trees and downed power lines. Wondering how the rest of Atlantic Canada is doing?  Here are a few reports from members of ...