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Book review: Bob Wiseman – Music Lessons

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Have you ever wondered if playing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in F sharp major, Keith Jarrett’s “The Windup,” and the Macarena have anything...

Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes are releasing their first official duo...

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Newfoundlanders Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes have been making music together for years, primarily with Nancy lending backup vocals to Ian’s folk originals. This...

How do you describe the Kubasonics? How ’bout with...

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Newfoundland’s Ukrainian treasures The Kubasonics are gearing up for their tour finale this Saturday at the Rockhouse in St. John’s. If you’ve ever been to...

Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 3 (Sunday)

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Folk festivals are living choose-your-own-adventure novels. Everyone comes away with a different story to tell. Different events, different endings, but similar plots. We are...

Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 2 (Saturday)

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On opening night, I felt like I had a purpose, and that taking in as many concerts as possible was the best idea. But...

Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 1 (Friday)

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“Wake me up when Fred Penner is on,” my seven-year-old said to me. Seated at the Down by the Bay stage at the 43rd annual...

Summer’s for the folk: 5 + 1 places you’ll find...

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The Kubasonics  As a youngster growing up in Newfoundland, you could’ve bet me a million dollars that a rollicking Ukrainian band would one day come...

Nine favourite folk festivals picked by the artists that play them

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Dust off those lawn chairs and roll out those blankets! It’s festival season! Whether you are checking out a local event or making a folk...

New Sherry Ryan album, named for destructive NL winds, could take...

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At the southern end of the Long Range Mountains in Newfoundland, there is a stretch of land where hurricane force winds known as ‘Wreckhouse...

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