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News: Folk Alliance apologizes, Buffy has COVID, Murray McLauchlan ...

Folk Alliance International apologizes for cultural appropriation Folk Alliance International has issued an apology to the Black community and praised the efforts of singer-songwriter Crys Matthews after keynote speaker Madeleine Peyroux sang Ledbelly’s “Cottonfields” during her address at this year’s ...
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Artists: you have until Friday to submit for the Canadian ...

Heads up, artists!  Friday is the submission deadline for the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Canadian artists who have released recordings between May 1, 2021 and July 15, 2022 are eligible to submit. Submission fees are once again reduced due to ...
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Roots Music Canada presents the Pretty Archie LIVE from the ...

Cape Breton quintet Pretty Archie is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a brand new self-titled album released Feb 11 on Curve Music/Warner Music. They launched it March 16 with a live performance at the Savoy Theatre in Glace ...
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Here are your 2022 Maple Blues Award winners

The Maple Blues Awards were handed out tonight at Koerner Hall in Toronto.  Paul Corby will have full coverage of the event shortly, but for now, here is the list of winners.  Male Vocalist of the Year: Colin James Female Vocalist ...
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Here are the winners of the 2020 Jim Beam Indie ...

The 21st annual Jim Beam Indie Awards were handed out Saturday to cap off Canadian Music Week. The awards are typically dominated by pop acts and don’t, in fact, have categories for folk, roots or global music. BUT this year’s ...
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Listen to the 2022 Western Canadian Music Award nominees in ...

The Western Canadian Music Awards unveiled this year’s nominees last Tuesday. The awards will be handed out during the Breakout West conference and festival Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 in Calgary. The annual event features daily industry panels, networking events, ...
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The Small Glories touch down at the Rogue Folk Club ...

Roots powerhouse duo the Small Glories is Cara Luft and JD Edwards, a musical partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, the Small Glories could ...
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Oxlip – Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies

The Sadies meets Shirley Collins on Oxlip’s fifth album, Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies, an album dedicated to some of her favorite traditional folk songs. Like Fairport Convention or Steeleye Span, these versions have their own psychedelic twist, ...
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Ally Corbett and Richard Garvey are playing Vancouver Island this ...

Canadian folk musician and occasional Roots Music Canada contributor Ally Corbett is joining forces with Richard Garvey for a heart-warming combination of indie folk, fiddle, and banjo tunes that is sure to leave your toes tapping and your heart smiling!  ...
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Here are your 2022 Juno winners in the folk, roots, ...

The Juno telecast doesn’t happen until tomorrow night but the awards we care about here at Roots Music Canada all get given away before that big event – in a Saturday night gala that this year happened in Toronto tonight. ...