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An update on Toronto’s Hugh’s Room Live

On a chilly Sunday afternoon this past November, about 50 of us met warmly at Hugh’s Room Live, our iconic listening room in Toronto, to hear the new board talk about the progress they have made in the room’s re-birth. ...
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Boreal’s first holiday tour with new member Angie Nussey is ...

Last weekend, popular seasonal harmonies trio Boreal got their Songs For The Snowy Season Ontario tour off to a wonderful start – and from now through December 21st, they will continue sharing concerts with five more communities and cities.  Long-time ...
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Here are your 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has just announced the nominees for the 2020 awards, which will be handed out in Charlottetown, PEI April 3 and 4.  Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! Traditional Album of the ...
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Jackie Washington would’ve been 100 on Tuesday, and musical friends ...

Jackie Washington was born on Nov. 12, 1919 in Hamilton, ON, the second oldest of 13 children. The young Jackie began performing at age five, and over his almost 90 years gave untold happiness to thousands of people across Canada. ...
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Congratulations to your 2019 Maple Blues nominees

The Toronto Blues Society this week announced the nominees for the 23rd annual Maple Blues Awards, honouring the finest our country has to offer.  Particularly impressive this year is the list of nominees for the Blues with Feeling lifetime achievement ...
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Home Routes confirms its full house concert schedule for 2019-2020

The early concerts area already underway, but now Canada’s premiere coast-to-coast network of house concerts, Home Routes, has published its 2019/2020 full artist line-up and schedule, including – new this season! – the Newfoundland/Labrador route! The Home Routes concert season ...
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Festival Place in Sherwood Park, AB presents a month of ...

October is a month of music at Festival Place, with 14 performances and events from nine genres in the Presenter Series throughout the month. To see the full schedule and purchase tickets, please visit: festivalplace.ab.ca/view/date For a preview of the October ...
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Dirty Dishes’ new album In Sink is out today, and ...

Lisa Olafson, Suzy Wilde and Alison Porter (ukulele, guitar and fiddle, respectively) come together with extraordinary energy and flare in their unforgettable ensemble Dirty Dishes.  And the trio’s new album, In Sink, which releases today, captures all the best parts ...
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Submit now for the Cobalt Prize Contemporary Blues Composition ...

The Toronto Blues Society and Juno Award-winning blues artist Paul Reddick have announced details and submission deadlines for the sixth annual Cobalt Prize Contemporary Blues Composition Award. The intention behind the Cobalt Prize is to promote blues music through the ...
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Festival Place full 2019/2020 Season Announcement

Festival Place in Sherwood Park, AB, has announced the full lineup of concerts for the 2019/2020 season. Tickets are on sale now to see acclaimed musicians from around the world. Browse a selection of the blues, roots, folk, Celtic, and ...