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How the pandemic pushed Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy beyond Celtic music

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The initial 2020 COVID-19 lockdown took away a lot of things for touring musicians, scuttling plans for promoting new album releases and touring in...

Loryn Taggart – “The Reunion” track-by-track video

Montreal-based folk-jazz-pop musician Loryn Taggart celebrated both her birthday (Happy belated, Lauren!) AND her first solo release since 2020 with a new single, "The...

Canadian Music Hall Of Fame inductees Cowboy Junkies announce Ontario tour

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Sometimes revolutions begin quietly. In 1988, Cowboy Junkies proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was...

Sophie Lukacs – Bamako

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It’s been a long time since I’ve looked forward to a new album quite as eagerly as I’ve awaited this debut from Hungarian-born kora-playing...

Dispatches from the Ottawa Grassroots Festival night four: Sunday

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The Ottawa Grassroots Festival came to a close Sunday night, following a jam-packed day that ran from 11 a.m. all the way to 11...

Dispatches from the Ottawa Grassroots Festival night three: Saturday

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Night three of the Ottawa Grassroots Festival featured orchestral genius from the Alireza Tarviji Ensemble and Eastern European folk from Polky. The night marked the...

Dispatches from the Ottawa Grassroots Festival day two: Friday

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Two award-winning Canadian folk artists, Mia Kelly and Ken Yates, played for a large crowd Friday night at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival. Day two took...

Kyle McKearney shares new live video for ‘Rebel Child’ from sophomore album, A Traveler’s...

It's been a whirlwind past few weeks for Kyle McKearney. On top of releasing his sophomore album, A Traveler's Lament, the Alberta-based Americana artist...

Dispatches from the Ottawa Grassroots Festival day one: Thursday

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Benj Rowland and Moonfruits kicked off the Ottawa Grassroots Festival at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Thursday night, launching four days of intimate folk festivities. This...

Tara MacLean has launched a memoir based on her extensive career

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In 2020, singer-songwriter Tara MacLean wrote a vulnerable and revealing article about what it's like being a woman in the music industry and having...

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