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5 emerging artists you must see at the Ottawa Grassroots ...

The Ottawa Grassroots Festival kicks off online on Friday, and there are plenty of headliners on the bill who need no introduction, including Juno winning artists James Keelaghan, Lynn Miles and Leela Gilday.  But part of the fun of festivals ...
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Alex Cuba’s new single is a Cumbia style number recorded ...

  It’s always exciting to hear new music from Alex Cuba, because it’s impossible to predict where he will go next in his musical evolution.  And this new single from his forthcoming album, Mendó, which is due next month, suggests ...
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Here are your 2021 Canadian Folk Music Award Winners from ...

The Canadian Folk Music Awards wrapped up their annual awards extravaganza Sunday night with another polished virtual event that gave us as much of the goodness of the live show as you can fit on a screen without any of ...
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Here are your 2021 Canadian Folk Music Award winners so ...

  The Canadian Folk Music Awards presented the first half of their 2021 awards Saturday night in a socially distanced virtual ceremony that was considerably more spectacular than last year’s already tasteful event. The hastily-prepared virtual 2020 ceremony dispensed with ...
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Now we are 3. Ten fun facts about ...

  Birthday celebrations have looked a lot different this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s no different here at Roots Music Canada. As we celebrate the third anniversary of our relaunch in 2018, we are somewhat lacking in ...
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A cover band made up of members of Mad Pudding ...

The Rogue Folk Club has one more streaming show for us before the end of March: The Hazmatics, a band of Vancouver musicians that plays covers of the Pogues, Tom Waits, Steve Earle, both of the Elvises, and all kinds ...
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6 Irish-Canadian artists who are actually FROM Ireland

Canada has one of the finest Celtic music scenes of anywhere outside the British Isles and Ireland, particularly in places like Cape Breton Island, where I’m pretty sure kids learn to fiddle before they can walk. We also punch above ...
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The women of Borealis: Eve Goldberg and Linda Turu ...

When Borealis Records announced earlier this year that it was selling its operation to Linus Entertainment, fans and industry people alike directed many well-deserved kudos at its principals, Grit Laskin and Bill Garrett. Fair enough. It was their vision to ...
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5 sea shanties by Canadian performers for all you #seashantytiktok ...

Greetings!  If you’ve just joined us from Google after doing a search on the words “sea shanty,” I’d like to welcome you to Roots Music Canada.  We’re you’re home on the web for all things Canadian folk, roots, and world ...
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‘I want everyone to remember his name’: Indigenous music trailblazer ...

Duke Redbird first met Shingoose at the Mariposa Folk Festival in the late 60s or early 70s.  They were performing as part of a showcase of Indigenous performers that Estelle Klein had put together at the urging of Alanis Obomsawin, ...