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Sylvia Siemens checks out the lead-up events to the Salmon ...

The week before the Roots and Blues weekend, Salmon Arm welcomes Super Crawl.  This involves local artists performing at outdoor locations or local businesses.  This is a great build-up for the festival.  On Thursday night, musicians who will be performing ...
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Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 1 (Friday)

On the first night of Summerfolk, only two stages were open: the mainstage amphitheatre and the Down By The Bay beer tent stage. Thanks to this unique set of circumstances, it was one of the few times I didn’t want ...
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Dispatches from the Moose n’ Fiddle Festival – Day 1 ...

5:11 p.m. – Veronica Kovacs and I are on the shuttle bus from Sioux Narrows Provincial Park, where we’re camping, to Caliper Lake Provincial Park, where the festival takes place. The fact that this shuttle exists is already way cool. ...
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Beverly Kreller runs down just some of this weekend’s Summerfolk ...

It’s with keen anticipation that I’m looking forward to Summerfolk this year, for the pleasure of seeing some acts for the first timeand catching up with the latest work from those with whom I’m more familiar. I’ve only seen William ...
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Why Heather Kitching can’t wait to hit the Moose & ...

That’s me in the photo above, editing Roots Music Canada by the light of my campfire as Veronica Kovacs and I await the start of the Moose & Fiddle Festival.  If you know anything about music festivals in northwestern Ontario, ...
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Kathleen Edwards is back … and playing Summerfolk

Of all the performances to come at Summerfolk 2019, the one I’m most looking forward to is the mainstage appearance of Kathleen Edwards, as she returns to making music after five years away from performing and seven years away from ...
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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 ...