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Presley and Devon rock out and fan girl with the ...

I never considered myself a very lucky person. When it came to anything that was only achievable by fate, it seemed like fortune was never in my favour. So, I was almost laughing it off when I decided to enter ...
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Pierre Schryer and Adam Dobres in concert – Oct. 15 ...

In my notes from the evening of Oct. 15, somewhere during the second set of Pierre Schryer (fiddle) and Adam Dobres (guitar), I wrote, “This is music that makes you feel glad you’re alive.” In the beautiful, hallowed halls of ...
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The Once, The Fortunate Ones and Old Man Luedecke – ...

This past warm Wednesday night saw fans of folk flocking to the Anchor’s Up show at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre (NAC). The three-act show, which is touring Canadian venues until Dec. 11, featured some of the Atlantic provinces’ best-known folk ...
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Miss Emily album launch – Oct. 5 at Revival, Toronto

“Take Miss Emily’s advice and don’t allow the world to lock you into a single description. Be defined by family, friends, and community. Be defined by love.” Manager Gord Hunter Debuting her new record, Defined By Love, Ontario’s incendiary rising ...
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Heather’s Folk Music Ontario 2022 conference travelogue part 3. ...

7:08 p.m.: I just spent the last half hour watching Julian Taylor’s set, which, as you might expect from a guy that was just nominated for a Juno and won a CFMA, was outstanding. The room was packed as Julian ...
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Tim Hicks got the crowd singing at CityFolk on night ...

What a great time we had listening to country star Tim Hicks last night at the City Folk Music Festival. The crowd roared with excitement when he did his hit song “Better Beer”. The song compares Canada to the United ...
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R&B star T Pain kept the party going at CityFolk

When I told my 27 year old daughter and her 26 year old boyfriend that I was going to see T Pain and write a review of his show, their mouths dropped wide open. They said that he was “really ...
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JJ Wilde kicks the door off its hinges at CityFolk ...

Jillian Dowding is from Kitchener/Waterloo, ON but her stage name is JJ Wilde. She is a force to be reckoned with. She told Robert Rowat of CBC Music last year that the “professors and voice coaches” from the Performing Arts ...
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The Glorious Sons rock the stage at CityFolk

The Glorious Sons are an incredible band that attracted a massive crowd of young people to CityFolk Music Festival on Friday night.  They sang and swayed along with every song. Formed in 2011 when they signed with Black Box, the ...
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The Blue Stones play CityFolk in Ottawa, opening for the ...

It was rock night at CityFolk Friday night! After Sophia Radisch mesmerized us with her electrifying set, two guys took to the stage. I am not sure I have ever seen a band that only had two members in it. ...