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Concert review

Night two at CityFolk opened by rocker Sophia Radisch

At only 24 years of age, this young rocker has accomplished a great deal. With two albums under her belt, numerous awards, an author credit in Canadian Musician Magazine for her article entitled “Finding Your Passion,” stage and film credits, ...
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Kathleen Edwards helps to open the CityFolk festival

One of Ottawa’s own, Kathleen Edwards, took the stage last night at the opening of the City Folk Music Festival, which runs for five nights this weekend and next. Ten years ago to the day, she was performing at the ...
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Zach Bryan wows the massive crowd at CityFolk festival

At the young age of 26, Zach Bryan is an American Veteran. He wrote and played songs and made a music video on a cell phone in the barracks where he was stationed in Washington State. He left the military ...
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The CityFolk festival kicked off last night and oh what ...

It was a perfect summer evening for the last outdoor music festival before the winter covers this magnificent city with snow. The moon was full, the temperature was perfect and the girls were dressed in crop tops with high waist ...
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Bob Stark – Sculpted Pieces of Love

Like many projects developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the production of Bob Stark’s eighth album, Sculpted Pieces of Love, was greatly affected. The Ottawa native, who has lived in Vancouver since 1996 had all the parts recorded in The Warehouse ...
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Dispatches from the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival day three (Sunday)

It’s day three of the Goderich Celtic Roots Music Festival’s weekend edition, but festival events have been going on since Aug. 1. Even on the final day of what must be a long week for the volunteers and crew, warm ...
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Dispatches from the Festival of Friends (Saturday)

The Festival of Friends is an extensive outdoor music, arts and crafts festival which began back in 1976. This year, the festival embraced an Indigenous focus, showcasing many Indigenous artists. The festival is held in Hamilton’s Gage Park, on the ...
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Dispatches from Festival Mémoire et Racines day one (Friday)

Festival Mémoire et Racines this year is hosting its first full festival since 2019, before the pandemic began. For the festival opener, again this year, Camp Violon TradQuébecois entertained the growing crowd with tunes the 60-plus students had just mastered ...
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Recap: Saturday at the Hillside Summer Festival

The Hillside Summer Festival and Hillside Inside 2022 took place from July 22 to 24 on Guelph Lake Island, featuring three days of multi-stage performances including collaborative sessions. What is so special about the Hillside Festival experience is the creation ...
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Dispatches from the Mission Folk Music Festival

I just returned from the Mission Folk Music Festival, having spent most of Saturday and a good chunk of yesterday listening to music – some 13 hours or so. What kind of music? Well, folk music. I state this because ...