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Valerie Shantz starts today as the new executive director of the...

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The Winnipeg Folk Festival has announced it has hired Valerie Shantz as its new executive director. She begins her new job today. Valerie is a long-time...

Winterfolk is on hold as Brian Gladstone addresses health challenges

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Toronto's popular Winterfolk Festival is going on hiatus for a year, while organizer Brian Gladstone focuses on recovering from a recently diagnosed but —...

London’s Home County Festival is cancelled for 2024 … and possibly...

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The Board of Directors of the Home County Folk League (HCFL), the Canadian charity that operates the Home County Music & Art Festival in...

Dispatches from Soulshine day two (Saturday)

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Well, today didn’t disappoint. I arose a bit late due to the late night jam, and instead of my usual yoga or meditation routine, which...

Dispatches from Soulshine day one (Friday)

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I packed up the car (literally....PACKED) with my tent, blow-up mattress (since turning 50 last week, I have officially eschewed thermarests), pillows (yes, plural)...

Dispatches from Summerfolk, day three (Sunday) daytime

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Sunday morning opened with a 90-minute gospel blues show on the main stage. The Lee Boys (from Miami) were in fine form, and according...

Dispatches from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival day four (Sunday)

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Although I was exhausted from my music-filled day yesterday, I woke up early and headed down to Gallagher Park to catch the opening of...

Aysanabee talks about his meteoric rise, his Polaris nod, and the...

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Pat Chessell just spent the weekend at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, where he was busily filing dispatches for Roots Music Canada. While there,...

Dispatches from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival day two (Friday)

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Friday night at the Edmonton Folk Festival saw some great names take the stage in Gallagher Park. This was the first night for the...

Dispatches from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival day one (Thursday)

Tonight was the opening night of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. A massive crowd gathered at Gallagher Park for a stellar night of music...

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