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The likes of Bruce Cockburn and Sarah Harmer pay tribute to the late Canadian poet.
Braden Gates - Sample Feature Article
He fancies following in the footsteps of John Hartford, making goofy, old-time fiddle tunes Coming from small-town Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Braden Gates found himself writing songs and taking in music at an early age. From classic rock anthems from the…
Folk Alliance International
The storied, global folk organization celebrates its 30th anniversary in Montreal in February.
John Wort Hannam
He stripped his songs to the bones and overcame depression to create a magical new disc.
This award-winning singer covers every gritty, street-smart, in-your-face shade of the blues.
The hypnotic rhythms of West Africa filter through American folk and blues on his epic new release.
Her evocative, hard-hitting, angry protest songs rail against the policies of austerity...
The likes of Stephen Stills and Ian Tyson celebrated Victoria’s unique one-man band busker.
Rachel Aucoin & Sabin Jaques
The tunes of celebrated Québécois accordionist Philippe Bruneau receive an exquisite new airing.
This sublime string ensemble’s dynamic and sophisticated melodies are rooted in Irish music.
Canadian Folk Music Awards
All the winners from the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards annual celebration.
Albums of the Year
Jason & Pharis Romero topped our Album of the Year poll with their thrilling Sweet Old Religion. Wallis Bird and Annie Sumi were voted our critics’ favourite New Discoveries.
The Penguin Eggs Interview: Colin Irwin has a natter with a bona fide folk-rock legend.
The grand old man of Québécois traditional music tames his demons and celebrates with a new disc full of carnal temptations, errant chickens, angry farmers, and dodgy priests.
John Craigie, Joe Nolan, The Kubasonics, Early Spirit, Robert Connely Farr.
A Point of View
Tim Readman demands etiquette at gigs or else…
Roddy Campbell insists its time to rediscover the great musicians from the past.
The Record That Changed My Life: The Record That Changed My Life: Annie Sumi tips her hat to Joni Mitchell’s Songs For a Seagull.