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Albums of the Year
For the second time in three years, Pharis and Jason Romero pick up top honours for their disc Bet On Love.
Toronto-based, Afro-Cuban duo want to open ears and minds to the new generation of Cuban musicians.
The Record That Changed My Life: Calum MacCrimmon honours Michael McGoldrick’s Fuse.
Penguin Eggs pays tribute to Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver, and Maynard Solomon.
Maria Dunn - Feature Article
Positive stories of community activism and labour solidarity provide her inspiration. Maria Dunn’s on Zoom telling a familiar tale about navigating the unfamiliar territory of online performing and socially distanced concerts. “At the beginning of lockdown I looked into what…
A new record of widely disparate styles reflects his ongoing desire to continually reinvent himself.
With a deep love of Appalachian, Cajun, and Celtic music, his skill at blending those traditions harmoniously is unequalled.
He photographed iconic folk and rock musicians, including John Lennon for the cover of Rolling Stone.
His long experience in acoustic folk and blues makes it a ready pleasure to hear his new batch of songs.
A Quick Word With...
Scallop farmer, Old Man Luedecke.
The band’s exhilarating arrangements of Newfoundland’s jigs, reels, and singles are sewn together into heirlooms.
Ian A. Anderson
The Penguin Eggs Interview: Colin Irwin provides insight into the 50-year musical career of the U.K.’s multi-tasking tour promoter, festival organizer, journalist, photographer, designer, publisher, broadcaster, artist manager, and independent label owner.
The Penguin Eggs Interview: Roddy Campbell has a quiet word with the world renowned guitar maker, musician, songwriter, label owner and driving force behind the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Michael Brook, Rube & Rake, Brigid Mae Power, Crystal Shawanda, Emilyn Stam & John David Williams, Ross Ainslie, Cécilia, Fruzsina Rakoczy, Taraf Syrianna, and Silver Wolf Band.
She believes music can change the world and her new album, one of her best, may be her most political to date.
Artful synthesizers fuse with acoustic instruments on bold interpretations of traditional music from St. Kilda.
Cécilia et Bon Débarras
Roddy Campbell pays tribute to all those who helped this magazine flourish for 23 years.
With their latest release, the acclaimed string quartet now tackle the folk and protest songs attributed to Pete Seeger.
This trio’s traditional songs and dance tunes are firmly rooted in the French-speaking culture of North America.
Americana roots-rocker reinvents himself with a wonderful album of acoustic versions of his favourite songs.
A Point of View
Acclaimed Winnipeg musician Leonard Podolak looks to the future of folk music in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.