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Inuit duo PIQSIQ and Finnish duo VILDÁ have teamed up ...

  Sisters Kayley Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Ayalik, the latter of Juno-winning ensemble Quantum Tangle, have been rapidly winning fans for their latest project, PIQSIQ, and this latest single is bound to add a few more. “Ovddos / Hivumuuniq,” released ...
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Murray McLauchlan’s latest album is about relationships of all kinds

To get a clear idea of how Canadian music is different from American or British, it might be wise to get the perspective of a non-Canadian. Veteran singer-songwriter Murray McLauchlan got such an insight many years ago while on tour ...
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Trail of Tears: the whole, captivating story behind Linda McRae’s ...

Marie Gage’s writing is inspired by real people and events in her life. Her latest project, a novel “A Ring of Promises”.was inspired by the love and immigration saga of her grandparents. A shorter version of this piece was previously ...
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Monica Lee is ready to open things up with new ...

Like many artists in 2020, Monica Lee released an album just as pandemic restrictions were imposed, preventing her from presenting it to live audiences. However, that didn’t prevent her 10-song collection Farewell from earning some well-deserved praise. With the singles ...
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Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine) has a new single out in ...

  Adrian Sutherland has just released a brand new single, in advance of his debut solo album, which is due Sept. 17. “Right Here” is a song about always being there for the people that you love and care about, especially ...
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Don’t miss this streaming performance by Buffy Saint-Marie later today

The 2 Rivers Remix Society (@RMS) and VirtualFeast are presenting a special restream tonight of Buffy Saint-Marie’s “Backyard Session” – an intimate musical journey that she created exclusively for 2RMX in 2020. It takes place from 5 p.m. to 6 ...
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Still Glowin’: Gord Downie’s rootsier solo debut stands the test ...

  I have a distinct memory of finding my copy of Coke Machine Glow — Gord Downie’s 2001 collection of poems — crushed in the bottom of my book bag. I guess I’d assumed it was empty as I crammed ...
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Big Little Lions were composing by email way before it ...

  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many a band to find alternative ways to create new songs, whether by email, Zoom, FaceTime or any other platform available. For the duo Big Little Lions, nothing has changed. They’ve always written together by email. ...
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Festival Mémoire et Racines 2021: Re-starting this legendary festival

  You’ve been really missing live music, and you’ve been missing even more the live music that is weekend-long music festivals. With the re-start of Festival Mémoire et Racines in Joliette, QC next month (July 23-25), the wait for some ...
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Check out the winners of the first ever Summer Solstice ...

  The first ever Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards were given out this month at a ceremony June 12 as part of the annual Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival.  We’re a little late posting the winners here on Roots Music Canada ...