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Rosemary Phelan, “What sings in the blood”

“What Sings in the Blood”, Rosemary Phelan’s third CD release in as many years, is an inspiring and reassuring collection of modern roots songs: a healing offering of love for a wounded world. Many of the songs have a contemplative, ...
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The McFerrin Connection

On the surface, Brenna MacCrimmon and Cadence seem about as different as vocal acts can get. Brenna is a world-renowned female singer of Turkish and Balkan music.  Cadence is an a capella jazz quartet made up of four men: Aaron ...
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Wardrobe Malfunctions in Folk

I used to shop for second-hand clothes a lot.  If I needed a quick pick-me-up, I’d walk to the nearby Value Village where I’d score a nifty new outfit for only a few dollars. My neighbour across the street shared ...
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Baffled Songwriters in Cyberspace

The word was “rhapsody”. I was looking for a rhyme for it.  Ever since I was twelve years old, I’ve puzzled over lyric lines, looking for the right word to fit into the right space. When I get stuck, or ...