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“To Be Safe, Loved & Home (2020)” Craig Cardiff’s viral ...

If there was ever a sentiment befitting the times, it’s Juno and CFMA-nominated singer-songwriter Craig Cardiff’s cozied, homespun video version of the song “To Be Safe, Loved & Home.” The video has become a much-appreciated moment of lightness and positivity, ...
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Roots Music Canada is hosting a private concert with Jack ...

We here at Roots Music Canada are excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a private streaming concert with Gareth Auden-Hole, a.k.a. Jack Pine of Jack Pine and the Fire.  It’s happening May 1 at 8 p.m. right here on ...
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Here are your 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award winners

Two thumbs up to the Canadian Folk Music Awards for a tastefully-produced, fast-paced, 30-minute streaming awards show tonight that’s given a much-needed promotional boost to each of this year’s winners without taking too much time away from artists’ own efforts ...
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The Canadian Folk Music Awards are cancelled due to COVID-19

The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) has announced the cancellation of the 15th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend – scheduled for Apr. 3 and 4 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. – due to growing concerns about COVID-19.  “After considering carefully the ...
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The Juno Awards are cancelled

The 2020 Juno Awards are the latest major music event to be cancelled due to public health concerns about the spread of COVID-19.  The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) posted a statement on the Juno website this ...
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Adrian Sutherland brings the fight against hockey racism to the ...

Attawapiskat musician Adrian Sutherland, who has until know been best-known as the lead singer of Midnight Shine, will be lacing up for the Juno Cup on tomorrow, and he’ll be taking a stand against racism in hockey at the same ...
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Ron Hynes is being inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall ...

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced that the late Newfoundland legend Ron Hynes will be its newest inductee. The induction ceremony will take place during the 2020 East Coast Music Awards show April 30 in St. John’s. Friend, ...
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Del Barber and Mariel Buckley announce co-headlining tour

Del Barber and Mariel Buckley, two of Canada’s most acclaimed young roots music artists, will be hitting the road together in April, covering much of Alberta and British Columbia. With each recently earning major accolades – Barber’s latest album, Easy ...
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Western Canada, Juno nominee Irish Mythen is coming your way!

The new year has been off to an explosive start for Irish-born, PEI-based singer-songwriter Irish Mythen – almost as explosive as that massive voice of hers. She’s been nominated for a Juno for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year and ...
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Here are your 2020 folk/roots East Coast Music Award nominees

Nominees for the East Coast Music Awards were announced this morning in St. John’s, NL, and as usual, folk and roots artists are well-represented throughout the categories.  The awards will be handed out Thursday, April 30 at Mile One Centre ...