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Maple Blues Awards Nominees Announced

The Toronto Blues Society will be celebrating its 15th annual Maple Blues Awards by honouring nationally and internationally recognized Canadian Blues artists from across the country on January 16, 2012. The nominees are recognized both for their talent as well ...
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Western Canadian Music Award winners

BreakOut West Announces The Winners Of The 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards The Western Canadian Music Awards were presented Sunday the 23rd of October at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, YT during BreakOut West 2011. Hosted by Grant Lawrence ...
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2011 Estelle Klein Award Bio – Paul Mills

Each year, the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF) honours the work of an individual or group that has made significant contributions to Ontario’s folk music community. The award is named after Estelle Klein, a long-time advocate of Canadian folk ...
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Canadian Folk Music Awards 2011 Nominees

2011 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR / ALBUM TRADITIONNEL DE L’ANNÉE Dave Gunning – a tribute to John Allan Cameron Finest Kind – For Honour & For Gain De Temps Antan – Les Habits de ...
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Singalong Speakeasy at the OCFF

We’re encamped in Niagara Falls at the annual conference of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF). In honour of the conference’s 25th anniversary, we’re hosting our annual speakeasy with a twist — it’s a Singalong Speakeasy. For one night ...
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Our folk wedding

On Saturday, October 8, our Blog Editor, Meghan Sheffield married our Editor-in-Chief, David Newland, a.k.a. yours truly, with many members of our community in attendance. Our wedding was a miniature folk festival: woodsy setting, parade, square dance, home-cooked food, hand-made ...
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CFMA announces “Unsung Hero” Award

OTTAWA – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 – The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) announced details today for a brand new award category, UNSUNG HERO. Submissions are open to the public from now to the end of October. The award will ...
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Sunshine and “Simple Pleasures” with David Myles

It’s happening, folks. The autumnal equinox has come and gone; October has arrived, and with it, grey days and a chill in the air. Summer, with its warm afternoons at folk festivals and starry nights around the campfire, is but ...
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“Just Us Folk” celebrates 30 years on air

Perhaps no one exemplifies dedication to music the way folk DJs do. Those few selfless souls who still spin folk, roots, Celtic, Maritime, bluegrass, blues, and singer-songwriter tracks deserve all of our thanks. This is a special month for one ...
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Folk’s favourite fashionisto

It’s Tuesday. Do you know where your fashion tips are? If you’ve “liked” Magoo’s Facebook page, you know it means it’s not just the day after Monday — it’s Fashion Tips Tuesday. Magoo is a veteran songwriter, perpetual Blue Skies ...