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Concert review

The Once, The Fortunate Ones and Old Man Luedecke – ...

This past warm Wednesday night saw fans of folk flocking to the Anchor’s Up show at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre (NAC). The three-act show, which is touring Canadian venues until Dec. 11, featured some of the Atlantic provinces’ best-known folk ...
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Digging Roots hit the road again with their new album, ...

Juno Award winners Digging Roots have just kicked off their new tour with two sold-out shows in the Aeolian Hall Performance Centre in London, ON. The duo of ShoShona Kish and Raven Kanatakta are performing their 21 shows across Canada ...
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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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Dispatches from the Vancouver Island Music Festival day two (Saturday)

Although the forecast called for showers off and on on Saturday (July 9), the actual weather for the second day of the 2022 Vancouver Island MusicFest (VIMF) was a perfect temperature for listening to music.  This day felt very much like ...
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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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West My Friend – ‘The Cat Lady Song’ (video)

In my past life as a music publicist, I had the pleasure of working with West My Friend, and they’re lovely folks and wonderful artists – so I’m thrilled we get to premiere some new music from their forthcoming album, ...
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Frazey Ford on sewing, healing and U Kin B the ...

When I reached Frazey Ford at her East Vancouver home two days before the launch of her third solo album, U Kin B the Sun, she’d been spending the day in a very East Van sort of way:  making granola ...
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Here are your 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has just announced the nominees for the 2020 awards, which will be handed out in Charlottetown, PEI April 3 and 4.  Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! Traditional Album of the ...
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Stephen Fearing: Conquering the unconquerable

“Is your present pretty tense? Is it all just too much for you? Does anything make sense, Or does everything just bore you?” Stephen Fearing, “The Unconquerable Past” Fear not. Stephen is back with his 13th solo recording, The Unconquerable ...
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Bruce Cockburn is releasing a new instrumental album this fall

True North Records has announced a Sept. 20 world-wide release date for Crowing Ignites, the new all-instrumental CD from legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. Bruce has also announced his North American tour (dates below) with more shows to be confirmed.  Crowing ...