Tag: folk

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Dispatches from the 2022 Vancouver Island Music Festival day three ...

Well despite dealing with changing COVID-9 regulations, Vancouver Island residents came out to support their favourite festival again by selling out tickets on the weekend. And on Sunday, we have learned that the music usually starts with a “don’t miss ...
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Listen to the 2022 Western Canadian Music Award nominees in ...

The Western Canadian Music Awards unveiled this year’s nominees last Tuesday. The awards will be handed out during the Breakout West conference and festival Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 in Calgary. The annual event features daily industry panels, networking events, ...
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Morgan Toney is making a name for himself by combining ...

In the Mi’kmaq community of Nova Scotia there are songs built upon the strong foundation of the drum. You’ll also find the fiddle, which has been adapted from Celtic traditions over the years by the Mi’kmaq people. But for the ...
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Remembering Bill Bourne: March 28, 1954 – April 16, ...

In a year already marked by unimaginable losses, the Canadian roots community was dealt another one on Saturday with the devastating news of the passing of Bill Bourne, 68, after a battle with bladder cancer. Described as “a titan of ...
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Geneviève Racette on working with women and co-producing her new ...

“Touring with mostly women, there’s just a different vibe,” said Montréal singer-songwriter Geneviève Racette. “For me, it’s kind of a statement I’m making rather than a personal thing.” Geneviève has begun a tour in support of her new album, Satellite. ...
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The Actual Goners release new single ‘Changes’

The Actual Goners began as award-winning Canadian songwriters Tristan Armstrong and Duncan Symonds. With a passion for live performance that drove them across the country, from Vancouver Island to their current home base in Toronto, the longtime collaborators deliver personal ...
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Mark Sullivan – Promenade Home

Three-time Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion Mark Sullivan is a renowned composer of original Canadian fiddle music. He is a respected teacher and has won accolades for his playing from such luminaries of the fiddle scene as Donnell Leahy, Calvin ...
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Sarah Hiltz calmly reflects on Anger in Conversation with Corby

Calm Fury by Sarah Hiltz is a new concept album, a mirage of healing radiating reflections in the desert of hostility, a flashlight probing the catacombs of anger. It features the sounds of a lightly strummed electric guitar laying down ...
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Check out Amanda Rheaume’s new single, ‘All Sides of Me’

Juno nominee Amanda Rheaumes new album, The Spaces In Between, is set to be released on May 27, and she’s just released a new single for us to check out. “’All Sides Of Me’ is a song about vulnerability and ...
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Catherine MacLellan – Holiday

If we’re being honest, this holiday season may not be the easiest to ease into, as it’s our third year of life with COVID-19. Fortunately, Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan has released a new four-cut Christmas EP called Holiday that ...