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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 ...
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And the nominees for the Canadian Folk Music Awards are ...

The 14th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards take place Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Gateway in Calgary.  The board of directors announced this year’s nominees Thursday at 1 p.m. ET.  Here’s the full list!  Traditional Album of the ...
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Acoustic Harvest is moving!

So here’s the big news:  Acoustic Harvest-Live Music East is moving, and we’ll be kicking off our 22nd season (Sept-June) on Sept. 5 with the world-renowned Zimbabwe a cappella and dance troupe, Black Umfolosi, followed by A Cabaret Evening with ...
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Edmonton’s The Hearts return with new EP Sunshine (video)

On their brand new fourth studio release, the six-song Sunshine EP, Alberta roots-pop collective The Hearts once again delivers memorable pop melodies and moody folk harmonies suited to dive bars, soft seat theatres, international folk festivals and everything in between. What sets them apart ...
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Like speed-dating for songwriters? Canadian Songwriter Challenge kicks off ...

The Canadian Song Conference kicks off in Prince Edward Island today, and with it, the Canadian Songwriter Challenge. For the past four years, Music PEI has been partnering with other provincial music industry associations to pair Island songwriters with other ...
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Folk Alliance International reveals details about Montreal conference in Feb.

A significant, almost suspicious number of folk folks were noticed rootsing around in broad daylight at the Rivoli on Toronto’s Queen Street West on the Friday afternoon of Canadian Music Week. Scoop is that Folk Alliance International will be holding ...