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Venus Talks: A conversation with Tamar Ilana (Part 2)

Venus Talks is a feature by award-winning artist Lenka Lichtenberg, which features in-depth interviews with female musicians from across Canada. Tamar Ilana is the vocalist and dancer behind the groups Ventanas and Meegwetch and the daughter of ethnomusicologist Dr. Judith ...
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Venus Talks: a conversation with Tamar Ilana (Part 1)

Venus Talks is a feature by award-winning artist Lenka Lichtenberg, which features in-depth interviews with female musicians from across Canada. In conversation with the fearless, multi-talented and multilingual leader of Ventanas, we will take a peek beyond the beautiful, colourful ...
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That time I got to write with Guy Clark and ...

In 2007, I finally saw one of my songwriting heroes perform. The next day I mentioned to an industry friend how Guy had thrilled me with so many of his iconic tunes – songs that inspired my own journey into ...
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Travelling by Ear: The Canadian Folk Music Awards’ World Group ...

While handling the enormous task of curating the musical treasures of the entire country, the annual Canadian Folk Music Awards, being held in Calgary on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 this year, also encourage submissions “separate and apart from the ...
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Give a gift and support Roots Music Canada this holiday ...

Folks, the holidays are coming up, and I am SO excited by the news I have to share with you today.  Here at Roots Music Canada, we’ve come up with TWO ways that you can support our wonderful online community ...
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The debut record, Marion, by Jenina MacGillivray is the real ...

When Jenina MacGillivray writes a song, she writes it with a paint brush. Each song is a different shade of loss, love and fate and friendship. In this poetic gathering of stories one can easily walk right in through the door ...
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Braden Lam is readying the release of a new single

The barista you share a smile with every morning, the heart-to-hearts you share with your friends at 3 a.m., the genuine, shared, belly laugh––connection; it’s what we’re all searching for, and that’s what Driftwood People is all about. Driftwood People, ...
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Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes are releasing their first official ...

Newfoundlanders Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes have been making music together for years, primarily with Nancy lending backup vocals to Ian’s folk originals. This year, for the first time, the pair has decided to release an album as an official ...
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Five questions with Kristin Sweetland

Singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Kristin Sweetland has chosen a novel way to release her brand new album.  It’s not actually an album at all in the traditional sense of the word.  Nor is it an EP.  It’s a series of ...
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Seven Canadian roots songs about the Canadian war experience

In honour of Remembrance Day tomorrow, we here at Roots Music Canada have compiled some of the best Canadian songs we know about Canada’s role in war – whether they be about the soldiers who fought, the conscientious objectors who ...