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Review: The Canadian Folk Music Awards – April 6-7 at the...

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The 19th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) took place over the weekend of April 6-7 at the Majestic Theatre in St. John’s Newfoundland...

Another Bloody Folk Club brings the British folk revival vibe to...

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A few months ago, a friend asked me if I had yet checked out a folk music club in Toronto, endearingly called Another Bloody...

Concert review: Catherine MacLellan – March 26 at Hugh’s Room...

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On March 26, Prince Edward Island-based, multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan took the stage at Hugh’s Room in Toronto in front of a near-capacity crowd....

Concert review: Lonesome Ace Stringband – Feb. 17 at Hugh’s...

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Hugh’s Room in Toronto continues to roll out some incredible shows as it did on Feb. 17 with an outstanding performance by the Toronto-based...

Album review: Joe Jencks – The Coming of the Years

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In 2018, Elizabeth Szekeres wrote a very interesting article for Roots Music Canada about a recent release by Chicagoan Joe Jencks that featured the...

Ken Whiteley gospel matinee – Nov. 12 at Hugh’s Room, Toronto

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Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending one of Ken Whiteley’s gospel matinees at the new Hugh’s Room located at 296 Broadview Avenue...

Saturday night at the Folk Music Ontario conference: Richard Barry’s take

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The last round of showcases that began three days ago is upon us. There is so much music at the Folk Music Ontario conference,...

Saturday afternoon at the Folk Music Ontario conference: Richard Barry’s...

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By the time I got to the main ballroom at the convention centre on Saturday afternoon, Quote the Raven was hitting the stage. A...

Friday night showcases at the Folk Music Ontario conference: Richard...

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The music is absolutely everywhere at the annual Folk Music Ontario conference. After a full day of performer showcases and a couple of hours...

Friday afternoon at the Folk Music Ontario conference: Richard Barry’s...

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The 2023 Folk Music Ontario (FMO) conference is taking place in London, ON, from Oct. 12 to 15. It’s hard to believe that these...

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