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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 ...
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12 days of Christmas: Check out Allison Lupton’s new Christmas ...

Cambridge, Ont., musician Allison Lupton, has a new single, “The Eve of Christmas Day,” out just in time for the holiday season. She is joined on the recording by BBC Radio 2 Folk Music award-winning trio The Young’uns and guitar ...
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Here are your Canadian Folk Music Award winners for Dec. ...

The second and final night of the Canadian Folk Music Awards gala has just wrapped up at the Gateway in Calgary.  Levi Cuss was there on behalf of Roots Music Canada and will share some final thoughts here on the ...
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Here are your Canadian Folk Music Award winners for Nov. ...

Night one of the Canadian Folk Music Awards wrapped up minutes ago in Calgary.  Alberta roots artist Levi Cuss was there for Roots Music Canada and will be bringing us more from the ceremony tomorrow, but for now, here’s who ...
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A rogue update from the Rogue Folk Club

What an incredible month of October we had at the Rogue Folk Club in Vancouver! I don’t just mean weather-wise either. There were some truly wonderful concerts at the Rogue – and elsewhere around town – all month long, and, ...
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Happy Birthday, Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell, born Roberta Anderson, Nov., 1943 in Fort Macleod Alta., has made songs, paintings and honest declarations of her demand for freedom (and struggles with bondage) all her life. She has suffered abuse by the media, partners and her ...
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Here are your 2018 Maple Blues Award nominees

Nominees for the 22nd annual 2018 Maple Blues Awards have just been announced.    The awards will be handed out Monday, Feb. 4 at Koerner Hall, in Toronto.  The event will be hosted by actor and musician Raoul Bhaneja. You can ...
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Roots Music Canada is at the Folk Music Ontario conference ...

Have you ever wondered how folk festivals choose all the artists that play there each year? I mean of course the headliners are picked based on their ability to sell tickets.  That is, after all, why you see pop stars ...