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Heather Kitching

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5 summer singles you need to hear from our favourite folk...

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One of our jobs here at Roots Music Canada is to keep on top of all the new music out there so that you...

Why Rae Spoon’s album about their cancer journey sounds so celebratory

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“I’m happier now than I’ve ever been,” Rae Spoon said, speaking to me on the phone on Aug. 11, the release day for their...

4 things to do at Summerfolk this weekend that don’t involve...

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Festivals are about more than just music. I think we've all established that. But just exactly what they add to the live music experience...

5 artists Pat Chessell can’t wait to see at the Edmonton...

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In the coming weeks, my wife Alexandra and I will be attending the Edmonton Folk Music Festival this weekend, where we will be covering...

5 things to see Sunday at Northern Lights Festival Boréal

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Trying to decide what to see at a folk festival can be a bit like trying to decide between the items on a desert...

5 things to check out at the Northern Lights Festival Boreal...

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Northern Lights Festival Boreal got underway yesterday in Sudbury, and Marcia McVean is out there now, watching and writing up reports for us. While she...

Folk Music Ontario ends ‘popular voting’ for the Estelle Klein award

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Folk Music Ontario has just opened nominations for this year's Estelle Klein Award, the closest thing Ontario has to a lifetime achievement award for...

Alex Cuba followed up his Grammy win by taking another artistic...

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The opening song on Alex Cuba’s brand new album, El Swing Que Yo Tengo, is about liberating oneself from the pressure of other people’s...

3 new singles from Terry Uyarak, Jeremy Dutcher and Evan Redsky

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It's been a HUGE week for new singles from Indigenous artists here on Turtle Island. Three artists who have all made considerable impressions over the...

For Pride: 7 amazing queer artists from across the folk/roots/world music...

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Queer culture over the past few decades has been defined by two musical genres: working class, lesbian feminist folk music, sometimes labeled "women's music,"...

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