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Ian and Sylvia: the Lost Liner Notes?

If there’s one fall release that’s bound to be on the Christmas lists of many long-time folk and roots fans it’s got to be Ian & Sylvia: The Lost Tapes, a collection of newly rediscovered live recordings by Ian and ...
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Melanie Peterson’s new single is for everyone having a SAD ...

Look, not everybody is feeling festive this holiday season.  We all have those years – or heck, even lifetimes – where being around of bunch of happy, cheerful people just makes us feel more miserable about what we lack in ...
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Check out Francine Honey’s holiday Americana

You could say that Francine Honey is like a female David Francey. I don’t mean musically.  Where David is as straight-ahead folk as they come, Francine is warm roots Americana through and through. What I mean is that she too ...
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Boreal’s first holiday tour with new member Angie Nussey is ...

Last weekend, popular seasonal harmonies trio Boreal got their Songs For The Snowy Season Ontario tour off to a wonderful start – and from now through December 21st, they will continue sharing concerts with five more communities and cities.  Long-time ...
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Còig’s new holiday album just came out yesterday – and ...

One of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups has new holiday music out this year.   Còig, the quartet of accomplished multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Crowley, Rachel Davis, Darren McMullen and Jason Roach, released Carols Too yesterday – and it’s kind of ...
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Silent Winters hit the road with Christmas Morning

Time to check out some more new holiday music, this time from the Canadian Folk Music Award-nominated Ottawa-based group Silent Winters. Their new album, Christmas Morning, hit stores on Nov. 22, and now they’re off on tour to support it.        The ...
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Q&A (Quarrington and Adams) – “C’mon Midnight”

The Canadian duo of Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams (also known as Q&A) is gearing up to release its brand new holiday project, Christmas Dream on Friday on Sonic Peach Music – and we’re thrilled to be premiering a track today ...
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Remembering John Mann: 1962-2019

John Mann was a beautiful man. That is the overwhelming consensus of the people who have paid tribute to him since his untimely passing Wednesday at the age of 57 from early onset Alzheimer’s. Fellow musicians and industry people have ...
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Sarah Jane Scouten – “Crossing the Bar”

Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, Sarah Jane Scouten makes music that mixes vintage folk and country with modern sounds and subjects. Her upcoming fourth album, Confessions, recorded in Toronto with veteran producer Andre Wahl, out Nov. 22 on Light Organ ...
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Here are your 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has just announced the nominees for the 2020 awards, which will be handed out in Charlottetown, PEI April 3 and 4.  Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! Traditional Album of the ...