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For Madison Violet coming back after COVID shutdowns involves an ...

“Being an artist is such a risk. It’s totally a labour of love, and now that labour of love is being challenged even more,” said Brenley MacEachern of the duo Madison Violet. She was talking about the increased obstacles faced by ...
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Kyle McKearney releases poignant new single “River Rain”

It’s been a whirlwind summer so far for Kyle McKearney, between having his debut LP Down-Home being nominated for Alternative Country Album of the Year for the upcoming Canadian Country Music Awards and touring with top-selling U.S. artist Kip Moore, ...
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Dispatches from the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, day two (Saturday)

It is Saturday, Aug. 6, day two of the Goderich Celtic Roots Music Festival. The summer sun is shining bright and hot as can be. Festival-goers share the shade of the countless tall trees that inhabit the park, as we ...
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Dispatches from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival day four (Sunday)

Sunday sure was a hot one in Edmonton, but that didn’t stop the fans from soaking up the tunes on the last day of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. We caught the set by De Temps Antan. If you haven’t ...
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Dispatches from the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival day one (Friday)

It’s an usually warm August evening on the shores of Lake Huron, marking a joyful, tear-jerking reunion, especially for long-time Goderich Celtic Roots Festival veterans. I speak with many people who have been part of the festival since it’s birth ...
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Dispatches from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival day three (Saturday)

The hardest part about Saturday was trying to decide which act to see at a certain time. There was so much talent jam packed throughout the day, and I’ve yet to discover a way to be in two places at ...
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Dispatches from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival day two (Friday)

Wow! Another night of incredible music at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Friday night offered a bit of everything for everyone. We started off the night by checking out a set from Vancouver’s Locarno. They had the crowd enthralled with ...
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Dispatches from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival day one (Thursday)

The Edmonton Folk Fest is off to a great start this year, and if Thursday night is any indication, the weekend will be jam-packed with some fine folk talent. The show kicked off at 6:45 p.m. sharp when William Prince ...
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Who to see at the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival? ...

By the breezy shores and crystal blue waters of Lake Huron, the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival takes place this weekend in Lions Harbour Park. This year marks the festival’s 30th anniversary, making it Canada’s longest running pan-Celtic festival. It features ...
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A beginner’s guide to Locarno: Tom Landa of the Juno-winning ...

There is an abundance of great acts to catch at the 2022 Edmonton Folk Music Festival but one act I highly recommend is Locarno, a group fronted by Vancouver’s Tom Landa. Tom is best-known for leading the Juno-award winning band ...