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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 ...
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Canadian Folk Music Award Nominees

CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR 2010! – BEYOND THE PALE LEAD THE WAY WITH FOUR NOMINATIONS – GALA PERFORMERS INCLUDING THE ONCE AND STEPHEN FEARING SET TO FOLK YOU UP – TICKETS ON SALE OCTOBER 8TH! WINNIPEG – ...
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Songwriters’ Speakeasy, Profiles pt.1

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 ...
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Summerfolk 2010

Owen Sound, Ontario, seems like an unlikely place for a major folk festival, but for the past 35 years the Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival has become the place to be over the third weekend in August. History The event ...
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Danny Schmidt is different

There’s something about Danny Schmidt. He’s different. His Austin, Texas roots may betray an allegiance to Townes Van Zandt but his latest release, Instead the Forest Rose to Sing, reveals an approach that also bears a strong resemblance to a ...