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Trad ‘supergroup’ Vinta is releasing an EP every month!

During these days of the pandemic, there are artists who’ve recorded new albums and released a song a month leading up to the album’s official release. There are others who’ve recorded a new song a month not necessarily with the ...
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How director Andrew Shaver was recruited into folk music and ...

In a move somewhat similar to the lead character in the TV show 800 Words who moves his family from Australia to New Zealand for a new start following the death of his wife…and to re-learn how to surf, singer-songwriter ...
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Ian Robb and James Stephens showcase their musical camaraderie on ...

Declining With Thanks is the latest in a long line of collaborations between Ian Robb and James Stephens. Whether acting as producer for Ian’s trio, Finest Kind, or as bandmates in the quartet Jiig, there’s a mutual admiration between the ...
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Raine Hamilton’s new album about mountains will have you seeing ...

Brave Land, the new release from singer-songwriter Raine Hamilton, is a concept album about mountains. The majestic summits were not familiar to Raine until they started touring across Canada. “What I know most deeply is the flat, vulnerable land of ...
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Dave Clarke’s new music was part of his cancer rehab

As a 10-year old, Dave Clarke got the chance to see the Beatles in concert with his brother and mother. “We sure didn’t hear much for all the screaming!” he said. So how amazing was it that during the most ...
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T. Buckley’s New Album Reflects Much More Than Family History

Alberta singer-songwriter T. Buckley’s new album Frame By Frame is filled with songs reflecting on the influence other people. In particular, how family members impact our lives and attitudes. Sometimes it seems the spirit of a long gone family member is carried ...
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Still no frets but more vocals on the new Fretless ...

The creation of the band the Fretless was to expand the musical boundaries of what a string quartet can be. Putting fiddle tunes and folk melodies into a classical music construct was quite appealing to the original group members and ...
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Lennie Gallant’s new holiday album draws influences from around the ...

Growing up in Rustico, PEI, Christmas time for Lennie Gallant was filled with family, food and music. That great Yuletide joie de vivre is now reflected in Lennie’s brand new album of original songs, Christmas Day On Planet Earth. “When ...
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The McDades are back! Jan Vanderhorst talked to them about ...

The sibling trio The McDades latest album, The Empress, is a further progression of their sound, which stretches back to the days of their youth when Shannon, Solon and Jeremiah performed with their parents as The McDade Family Band. The ...
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Garnet Rogers has released his debut novel … and you’re ...

It seems the past two years has seen an increase in the number of books written by musicians. Everyone from Alan Doyle, Richard Thompson and Paul McCartney to Dave Grohl and James Gordon have released memoirs, autobiographies and novels, all ...