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The Canadian Folk Music Awards will be in April from ...

The Canadian Folk Music Awards have announced that the 2019 edition of the CFMA will take place the weekend of April 3-4, 2020, in Charlottetown, PEI. Responding to feedback from the previous awards weekends, the CFMA decided to move the ...
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Allison Lupton is launching Words of Love on March 30

Allison Lupton is an accomplished singer-songwriter who performs self-penned and traditional songs with sensitivity and grace, while adding an extra dimension to her stage presence through her virtuoso flute playing. Born and raised on a second generation dairy farm in ...
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Còig kicks off a massive tour tomorrow at Vancouver’s Rogue ...

Chance’s are good you’re familiar with Còig. The Cape Breton quartet has earned an impressive list of credits for their recordings, including a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Juno Award nomination and multiple East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova ...
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Here are your Maple Blues Award winners for 2019

The Maple Blues Awards have just wrapped up in Toronto, and Paul Corby and David Hynes were there covering it for Roots Music Canada.  They’ll have a wrap-up tomorrow.  Meanwhile, here is the full list of winners.  Congratulations to all! ...
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Home Routes Radio premieres new show with Mitch Podolak, launches ...

Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, the pioneering Winnipeg-based non-profit organization known for presenting house concerts from major cities to rural hamlets throughout Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of The Wednesday Night Folk Show with Mitch Podolak. This weekly podcast ...
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Listen to ALL the Juno nominees in the roots and ...

Do you ever look at those nominee lists from awards shows and think, “Wait. Who’s that?”  Yeah.  Us too.  It doesn’t matter how many years we’ve worked in the roots music milieu, it’s just darned hard to keep up with ...
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Here are your East Coast Music Award nominees in the ...

The East Coast Music Awards have announced their nominees for 2019, and boy are there ever a lot of roots artists in the bunch. We’re also super excited here at Roots Music Canada that one of our fine partners in ...
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Paul Corby reports on the Folk Alliance conference orientation in ...

For 30 years, Folk Alliance International has provided a chain to connect the widespread practitioners of folk and roots music and dance. Every year, the community of performers, presenters, and exponents of traditionally-based songcraft recharges its solidarity with a meeting ...
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Preview the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival this weekend in ...

Music fans will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 17th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival when some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists will take the stage at St. ...
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Music community rallying around Naming the Twins after Robbie’s cancer ...

While most people were celebrating the holiday season, Robbie Smith and Kathleen Glauser of the Nova Scotia folk duo Naming the Twins were dealing with devastating news:  just days away from the start of the album launch tour for their ...