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5 sea shanties by Canadian performers for all you #seashantytiktok ...

Greetings!  If you’ve just joined us from Google after doing a search on the words “sea shanty,” I’d like to welcome you to Roots Music Canada.  We’re you’re home on the web for all things Canadian folk, roots, and world ...
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The Speak Music Be Kind Festival is virtual this year ...

After a spectacularly successful debut in Toronto last year, the second annual Speak Music Be Kind Festival is taking place once again this weekend, this time as a free, virtual event. The organizers have announced a sensational lineup that also ...
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Mo Kenny has released a new single from her forthcoming ...

East Coast Music Award-winning artist Mo Kenney is releasing a new album on Feb. 26 that’s all covers of other people’s songs, and it features a real variety of tracks – songs by everyone from Guide by Voices to Patsy ...
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How Maria Dunn’s Joyful Banner Blazing pays tribute to her ...

“Singing is the most dangerous thing! Which of course Peter Seeger could have told you anyway in another context,” says Maria Dunn. “But now in the literal context it’s a dangerous thing. So that has been an adjustment for me. ...
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3 Canadian covers of Robbie Burns songs to enjoy with ...

Robbie Burns Day has never generated quite the riotous celebrations in North America that St. Patrick’s Day has, but perhaps that’s an oversight on our part. I mean, what’s not to love about a poet and lyricist who, more than ...
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‘I want everyone to remember his name’: Indigenous music trailblazer ...

Duke Redbird first met Shingoose at the Mariposa Folk Festival in the late 60s or early 70s.  They were performing as part of a showcase of Indigenous performers that Estelle Klein had put together at the urging of Alanis Obomsawin, ...
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Roddy Campbell talks about the end of Penguin Eggs and ...

Roddy Campbell is listening to a soccer match and wrestling with cabinets when I reach him at his home in Peachland, BC. It’s been just over a month since he announced on Facebook that the winter/spring edition of Penguin Eggs ...
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How Pharis and Jason Romero balance making music with building ...

With the publication of the final issue of Penguin Eggs magazine, Canada’s folk community says goodbye to an important resource for the sharing of news, information and artist profiles. A huge amount of thanks goes to Roddy Campbell and Annamarie ...
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Adrian Sutherland from Midnight Shine has released a brand new ...

Adrian Sutherland, the founder and frontman of roots rockers Midnight Shine, released a brand new single last week, and it rocks pretty hard, both literally and figuratively. Adrian, who previously worked in business development in his home community of Attawapiskat ...
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Home Routes presents the Stay at Home Troubadour Review triple ...

Home Routes is thrilled to present a stay-at-home concert stream featuring three great songwriters who’ve worked and played extensively together as co-writers and fellow travellers and who perform songs they’ve written with each other, for each other, and on each ...