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Remembering Taylor Mitchell

A year ago today, on October 28, 2009, we lost a lovely and talented woman. Singer-songwriter Taylor Mitchell had just left her home in Toronto for an East Coast tour, promoting her acclaimed new record, For Your Consideration. On her ...
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Live Broadcast:
Rosemary Phelan Benefit

Welcome to the live webcast of Rosemary Phelan’s CD release/benefit concert from Hugh’s Room in Toronto. The story behind this special this concert is here. It runs from 8:30 PM EDT to 11:30 PM EDT (est.) and during the intermission, ...
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40 Years of JUNOs

“Tonight has been 40 years in the making, 40 years of celebrating the strength and diversity of our rich musical heritage and artists, and 40 years of bringing Canadian music closer to the fans.” – Melanie Berry. Although the 40th ...
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Only Love – Benefit Concert

Rosemary Phelan had planned to release her new CD, What Sings In The Blood, on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. However, she has been fighting ovarian cancer over the past few months, and as a result, ...
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Dave Borins: affable audacity

I first heard of Dave Borins a while back, when apparently out of nowhere he announced to the world that he was celebrating his 100th gig with a big concert at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room, an acknowledged gem of folk-roots venues ...
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Grit Laskin wins Estelle Klein Award

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Off to Ottawa for OCFF

So what’s the deal with OCFF you ask? Good question. Here’s what their website says: The Mission: The Ontario Council of Folk Festivals supports the growth and development of folk music in Ontario by supporting the growth and development of presenters ...
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Songwriters’ Speakeasy Pt.4

Roots Music Canada is proud to present Songwriters’ Speakeasy in The Moose Lounge (Room 524, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ottawa, Oct 15 and 16) at the OCFF conference. It is hosted by RMC’s Andy Frank and David Newland, and they are responsible for selecting ...
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Songwriters’ Speakeasy Profiles Pt.3

Roots Music Canada is proud to present Songwriters’ Speakeasy in The Moose Lounge (Room 524, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ottawa, Oct 15 and 16) at the OCFF conference. It is hosted by RMC’s Andy Frank and David Newland, and they are ...
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Songwriters’ Speakeasy Profiles Pt.2

Roots Music Canada is proud to present Songwriters’ Speakeasy in The Moose Lounge (Room 524, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ottawa, Oct 15 and 16) at the OCFF conference. It is hosted by RMC’s Andy Frank and David Newland, and they are ...