Opinion

2010 Women’s Blues Revue

Toronto Blues Society’s 25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue is this coming Saturday, November 26 at Toronto’s Massey Hall. In anticipation of this wonderful milestone, we’re reprinting this review of last year’s show. This was my first Women’s Blues Revue, a Toronto ...
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Personal Reflections on

2010 CFMA Broadcast

This may have been the most challenging and satisfying thing I’ve ever done as a producer. When CFMA swung the doors open to us by allowing us to broadcast the Canadian Folk Music Awards from Winnipeg “if we could raise ...
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The Road to Winnipeg and CFMA pt.1

We are thrilled to be going to Winnipeg to broadcast the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards on Saturday, November 20 – it’s the first time this wonderful event has ever been seen or heard live beyond  theatre walls. Of course ...
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Bringing Home The CFMA Nov 20, 2010

Thanks to the enormous, generous support of the Canadian folk music community, Roots Music Canada is thrilled to announce that it will indeed broadcast the Canadian Folk Music Awards from Winnipeg, Manitoba, on November 20, 2010. At this writing, we ...
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Bring Home the CFMA

Roots Music Canada is endeavouring to webcast the sixth-annual Canadian Folk Music Awards from the Pantages Playhouse in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and we need your help to make it happen! As you can see by the graph on the right of the ...
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Live Broadcast:
Rosemary Phelan Benefit

Welcome to the live webcast of Rosemary Phelan’s CD release/benefit concert from Hugh’s Room in Toronto. The story behind this special this concert is here. It runs from 8:30 PM EDT to 11:30 PM EDT (est.) and during the intermission, ...
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Only Love – Benefit Concert

Rosemary Phelan had planned to release her new CD, What Sings In The Blood, on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. However, she has been fighting ovarian cancer over the past few months, and as a result, ...
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Off to Ottawa for OCFF

So what’s the deal with OCFF you ask? Good question. Here’s what their website says: The Mission: The Ontario Council of Folk Festivals supports the growth and development of folk music in Ontario by supporting the growth and development of presenters ...
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“The Once” Conquer Toronto

“One of the best acts I have ever seen and heard – period”, whispered a legendary, veteran Canadian record producer to me last night about Newfoundland folk-trio, The Once. The soft-spoken man is not usually prone to hyperbole, and I ...
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Trout Forest Music Festival

We continue our ambitious 2010 Folk/Roots Summer Festival season coverage with a trip to Ear Falls, Ontario, about 400 KM northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the Trout Forest Music Festival. Celebrating its 15th year of operations, Trout Forest presents a ...