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Three great July shows at Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club

Quinn Bachand / Zigue – July 6 at St. James Hall  With a tight grasp on the music that embraces the swing tradition, Quinn Bachand’s Brishen takes audiences on an inventive quest which, through technical virtuosity, brings together a spellbinding range of ...
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Five emerging Quebec artists you can see at the Montreal ...

The Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal kicks off tonight and runs through Sunday at the Centennial Esplanade.   It features lots of stalwart Canadian acts like Old Man Luedecke, Hawksley Workman, and the Good Lovelies.  It also features Ottawa singer-songwriter ...
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Remembering Mose Scarlett

Gary 17 put together this lovely collection of tributes to Mose Scarlett at TorontoMoon.ca.  We’re reprinting it here with his permission.  Thank’s Gary! (PS: Gary’s site is an amazing resource for live music listings in Toronto.) The world of authentic ...
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Charlotte Cornfield talks to Paul Corby about The Shape of ...

A vacuum tube glows warmly in the dark, yellow and blue, contained in a fragile membrane of blown glass, of crystal clarity, specifically curved to disperse its heat equitably, protecting the circuit board at the heart of the amplifier from ...
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Meet the founder of Canada’s newest folk/roots record label!

There’s a new Canadian folk/roots record label in town!  Former Stony Plain Records operations manager Peter Chapman has struck out on his own with Fallen Tree Records, whose initial roster includes veteran performers Jon Brooks and 100 Mile House. Heather ...
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David Newland talks to Paul Corby about his new Arctic-themed ...

David Newland is one of the co-founders of Roots Music Canada. He’s also a singer-songwriter and adventurer who serves as an ambassador for Adventure Canada. He recently released his latest album, Northbound: The Northwest Passage in Story and Song, and ...
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Want to host a touring artist in your home? ...

If you’re like me, you might’ve noticed an ad for an intriguing new service showing up in your Facebook feed lately. It’s kind of like AirBnB, only instead of allowing you to rent a room in your house to a ...
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How would you like to host concerts in your home? ...

Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, the Winnipeg-based house concert network, is seeking hosts from coast to coast in Canada to join their network of volunteer hosts . If you love music and community, then Home Routes may be for you! For ...
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Elizabeth Szekeres breaks down this year’s Festival Mémoire et Racines ...

Festival Mémoire et Racines was founded in 1995, a one-tent-by-the-river affair in the town of Saint-Charles-Borromée, which is situated in the greater Joliette area northeast of Montréal. This is the Lanaudière region, perhaps the epicenter of the Québec folk music ...
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Why Heather can’t get enough of Celeigh Cardinal’s new single ...

Watching music at a music conference is a bit like trying to drink from a fire hose. With as many as 50 artists performing in different places at the same time – probably even more at times – a pass-time ...