Tag: folk

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Eve Goldberg is your 2021 Estelle Klein Award winner

Twenty-one years ago, Eve Goldberg, part-time emerging artist and full-time administrator for Borealis Records, sat on a stage in front of several dozen delegates at the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF) conference and interviewed the first ever winner of ...
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How Gordie Tentrees’ past as a boxer helped shape his ...

When you enter the Yukon, you’re greeted by signs that describe the territory as being “larger than life.” It’s an apt description of not only the land but its inhabitants, as singer-songwriter Gordie Tentrees will attest. “I believe everyone is ...
Concert review

Elliott BROOD – Aug. 6 at the Hayloft Dancehall, Prince ...

Far from the bustle of city life, under soft yellow barn lights, the veteran folk-rock trio of Stephen Pitkin, Casey Laforet and Mark Sasso reminded us of the joy live music can bring.  On a sticky summer evening in Eastern ...
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Karen Morand has a new single with the Bosco Boys ...

  Award-winning singer-songwriter Karen Morand follows up her solo release Every Flash of Light (2018) with four  new singles accompanied by her acoustic trio, The Bosco Boys. Karen penned “Never Enough” in response to a songwriting challenge. As the pandemic has unfolded, ...
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Craig Cardiff releases the single & title track to his ...

Waterloo-raised, Ottawa-based indie folk artist Craig Cardiff sets out on his latest musical journey with his warm and gripping new single “All This Time Running” ahead of his new album of the same name. The three-minute-six-second single is an indirect ...
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Sea Shanty band Pressgang Mutiny could not be releasing an ...

There have been a number of changes over the years for those who choose a life at sea. Vessels have gone from being powered by sail to steam to diesel. Cargo ships used to transport goods loosely in the hold. ...
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5 sea shanties by Canadian performers for all you #seashantytiktok ...

Greetings!  If you’ve just joined us from Google after doing a search on the words “sea shanty,” I’d like to welcome you to Roots Music Canada.  We’re you’re home on the web for all things Canadian folk, roots, and world ...
Album review

Alexis Chartrand and Colin Savoie-Levac – Le Tranino

Two of the finest young players in Québec’s traditional music scene got together in a studio one weekend last September and jammed, improvising arrangements while their friend recorded them.  The result is a simply superb collection of tunes from the ...
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Bill Garrett talks about producing Laura Smith’s final album

“She was totally ‘in the music’ when she was delivering a song,” said musician and record producer Bill Garrett of Borealis Records. “She was totally immersed in what she was doing. The emotion she felt during (a) performance translated to ...
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You can now buy the late Aylie Sparks’ debut album ...

  The spirit and music of the late Aylie Sparkes (Peter Thiessan) lives on with the digital release of his debut, and only, album, Beautiful and Deranged. The Manitoba native based in the Yukon, passed away in 2005 of cancer, ...