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Three online festivals this month that you don’t want to ...

The last couple of weeks have been a depressing time for fans and festival organizers alike as one summer folk festival after another has announced its cancellation due to COVID-19. Suddenly, those musical celebrations of togetherness that we look forward ...
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Roots Music Canada is hosting a private concert with Jack ...

We here at Roots Music Canada are excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a private streaming concert with Gareth Auden-Hole, a.k.a. Jack Pine of Jack Pine and the Fire.  It’s happening May 1 at 8 p.m. right here on ...
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Blue Moon Marquee – “Big Black Mamba” video

Blue Moon Marquee is a self-described “Gypsy blues band” that writes and performs original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. Artists such as Lonnie Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Blind Willie Jonson, Charley Patton, Howlin’ Wolf, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Tom ...
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Birds from Paradise – ‘The Ride’ video

Montreal folk trio Birds From Paradise is releasing the intimate video for its latest single, “The Ride,” with an exclusive premiere here on Roots Music Canada – and we’re pretty excited about it! The story behind this video is great. ...
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The first national online folk festival kicks off tonight!

Hats off to Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous for keeping the music alive during the era of self-isolation by presenting what we think is the first ever National Online Folk Festival.  Home Routes will be presenting its Season 13 artists in ...
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The Canadian Folk Music Awards are cancelled due to COVID-19

The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) has announced the cancellation of the 15th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend – scheduled for Apr. 3 and 4 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. – due to growing concerns about COVID-19.  “After considering carefully the ...
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Adrian Sutherland brings the fight against hockey racism to the ...

Attawapiskat musician Adrian Sutherland, who has until know been best-known as the lead singer of Midnight Shine, will be lacing up for the Juno Cup on tomorrow, and he’ll be taking a stand against racism in hockey at the same ...
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Ron Hynes is being inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall ...

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced that the late Newfoundland legend Ron Hynes will be its newest inductee. The induction ceremony will take place during the 2020 East Coast Music Awards show April 30 in St. John’s. Friend, ...