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Sue Foley is playing the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues ...

Sue Foley is a musician who is motivated and inspired through hanging out and interacting with people. This makes her excited to be heading to the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival for a second time. According to Sue, the ...
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Elizabeth Szekeres sets up this weekend’s Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival

I’m thrilled to see the 2019 lineup of performers for the Sutton Festival Violon Traditionnel, one of my very favourite Trad Québec gatherings of the summer. Sutton is a small, quite bilingual mountain town close to the Vermont border, where ...
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Deborah Holland braves the rain to recap the Burnaby Roots ...

12:50 p.m.: OK, so I’m spoiled. Obviously, this is NOT the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, so I’m going to have to adjust. Getting here was easy. You park your car at BCIT for $5.25 (for the whole day), and a ...
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NL Folk Fest artists talk to Lindsay Ferguson about the ...

Greetings from St. John‘s, NL. The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival has wrapped up after three days and nights of fabulous folkiness, flavours of all kinds, and songs of all colours, and I had the great pleasure to take it ...
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Dispatches from the Live from the Rock Folk Festival – ...

11:35 a.m. – I arrive at the Make a Joyful Noise workshop as Jennifer Holub has the audience singing along with “Will the Circle be Unbroken.” Then Ken Whiteley, who has honed his charismatic faux preacher man charisma as the ...
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Dispatches from the Live from the Rock Folk Festival – ...

12:30 p.m. – I’m settling in at the festival for the day while a workshop called Northern Roots unfolds on the mainstage, featuring Cindy Doire, Dana Sipos, and Tragedy Ann. This is a fantastic little line-up of youngish talent with ...
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Flohil recaps the Edmonton Folk Music Festival – Day 2 ...

I don’t want to be too personal, but I’m lying amid the fluffy white sheets on my luxurious bed at the Westin Hotel, trying to figure out what to tell you about last night’s (Friday night’s) performance by Brandi Carlile. ...
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Flohil recaps the Edmonton Folk Music Festval – Day 1 ...

Okay, I’m privileged as all get out. In the “folk” world (whatever the f-word really means these days), I get a guest pass for the festivals I go to, and this allows me certain perks that the folk who bought ...
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Tom Coxworth recaps the Canmore Folk Festival (Aug. 3-5)

It’s all in the rearview mirror as I head back to Calgary. The 42nd Annual Canmore Folk Festival was another smashing success. As always the weather played a major role, and this year, the sultry temps with a modest breeze ...
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Dispatches from the Live from the Rock Folk Festival – ...

8:30 p.m. – So Long Seven is on stage as we arrive on the festival grounds and start searching for an evening meal. I’m a little disappointed that few kiosks seem to be open, and the lovely community group that ...