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Now we are 3. Ten fun facts about ...

  Birthday celebrations have looked a lot different this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s no different here at Roots Music Canada. As we celebrate the third anniversary of our relaunch in 2018, we are somewhat lacking in ...
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Karen Morand has a new single with the Bosco Boys ...

  Award-winning singer-songwriter Karen Morand follows up her solo release Every Flash of Light (2018) with four  new singles accompanied by her acoustic trio, The Bosco Boys. Karen penned “Never Enough” in response to a songwriting challenge. As the pandemic has unfolded, ...
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Wow! Check out the Canadian Folk Music Awards performer ...

The Canadian Folk Music Awards are excited to announce the full line-up and programming schedule for the 2021 awards week, featuring six virtual shows in all that will include 33 nominee performances over the course of five days. The 16th ...
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When Al Parrish isn’t play music, he’s promoting co-housing. Check ...

She ran into our house shouting, “I never want summer camp to end!” That was my partner’s reaction to our neighbourhood. She felt the same kind of joy, freedom, and friendship in the place and with the people who lived ...
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Justin Rutledge revisits his best-loved songs in minimalist fashion

The release of Islands, the latest album from singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge, is not a re-do of songs he was dissatisfied with the first time they were recorded. Instead, this album of bare-bones versions of some of Justin’s best-loved songs is ...
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Have a listen to F-105’s new music

When he’s not writing and performing as Nadjiwan, Marc Meriläinen produces live music events, and works with emerging artists as a producer, co-writer, mentor – you name it really. In fact, he had been working closely with Kelly Fraser before ...
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Songs for the Revolution – International Women’s Day

I’d like to begin this article by acknowledging my privilege as a male-identifying, white passing person of mixed ethnicity. I am writing this article from so-called Ottawa, and I acknowledge that this is unceded Algonquin, Anishinabek territory. Language, I believe, ...
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Craig Cardiff releases the single & title track to his ...

Waterloo-raised, Ottawa-based indie folk artist Craig Cardiff sets out on his latest musical journey with his warm and gripping new single “All This Time Running” ahead of his new album of the same name. The three-minute-six-second single is an indirect ...
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Robinson Kirby’s debut EP will transport you back to the ...

Toronto-based folk-rock duo Robinson Kirby released their debut EP, Little Dreams, in February, securing their place as an emerging artist to watch for in the Canadian folk music scene. Madelyn Kirby and Luke Robinson have been writing and performing together ...
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Sea Shanty band Pressgang Mutiny could not be releasing an ...

There have been a number of changes over the years for those who choose a life at sea. Vessels have gone from being powered by sail to steam to diesel. Cargo ships used to transport goods loosely in the hold. ...