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Why Ted Ferris can’t get enough of Madison Violet’s latest ...

The first time I saw Madison Violet perform, my wife and I were sitting on the grass in front of the mainstage at the Eaglewood Folk Festival with singer-songwriter Mo Kenney. We’d run into Mo as we were heading back ...
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Arts Wells 2019 – off stage

It’s been called “the Bestival.” I’ve heard it said that one visit to ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art can lead to a lifelong habit. I may be biased; I have long ties to the festival. For many years I ...
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SuperFolk happens tomorrow and Sunday in Morin Heights, QC

SuperFolk Morin-Heights was created by Ian Kelly in 2017 to celebrate Morin-Heights’ community spirit and musical heritage. The festival site is located at the foot of a mountain, next to the site of the  legendary Commons Hotel, which entertained locals ...
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Flohil recaps Day 4 of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Spare a thought for Terry Wickham, the AD of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and his staff. A little over two weeks before the festival, his Sunday night headliner — the estimable John Prine — dropped out to get heart ...
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Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Fest – Day 3 (Sunday)

Sunday morning I headed to the gospel show being held at the Shuswap Theatre, three blocks from the festival venue. Two bands were slotted for the gospel show: Tracy Lynn & the Savage Hearts and The Unfaithful Servants. While seemingly ...
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Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Fest: How Tracy Lynn ...

I stopped by the merch tent to hear Tracy Lynn and the Savage Hearts on the pop up stage.  Having arrived a few minutes early, I struck up a conversation with Tracy Lynn and made arrangements to meet after the ...
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Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 3 (Sunday)

To start day three of Summerfolk, I set out to see David Newland at 1:00 p.m. at the Gazebo Stage for his Northwest Passage in Story and Song solo show, which in David style, was exceptional and thoughtful as always. ...
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The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival – Day 1 ...

Friday was the official start of the Roots and Blues Festival. I was accompanied to the festival by a friend from Sicamous, which meant I spent more time front of stage than back of stage.    We began the experience ...
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Dispatches from the Moose n’ Fiddle Festival – Day 2 ...

3:40 p.m. – I’m really regretting wearing long pants to the festival today. The forecast has been calling for rain and thunderstorms all afternoon and evening but so far, apart from a bit of rain this morning, all I’ve seen ...
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Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 2 (Saturday)

I started the second day of Summerfolk 2019 at the Down By The Bay beer tent stage with a 1:00 p.m. Barn Dance workshop featuring the bluegrass/hip-hop hybrid band Gangstagrass and Québecois traditional folk/jazz band Rosier (formerly Les Poules à ...