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Four new artists and four new songs from the Hillside ...

Today, in honour of International Women’s Day, we close our week of premieres on Roots Music Canada with a very special premiere: not just new songs, but new artists!  Doris Folkens brings us this report on the Hillside Festival’s songwriting ...
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12 days of Christmas: Two song picks that touch ...

Among the multitudes of Christmas hymn renditions, carols and jingle-jangle types of holiday music, I am often drawn to songs that spotlight some uncelebrated human experiences surrounding the holidays.  In particular, I look for songs that are written from an ...
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The Bombadils in ‘condo-cert’ – a review of a special ...

The Bombadils, a Halifax-based folk duo, are ramping up their music career following a short hiatus to spend time with their new baby. Kicking off their activities this fall was a short Ontario tour, the highlight of which was a ...