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A torchbearer for a new generation of Scots Gaelic speakers, she has sang on an Oscar-winning animated film, skirted with the pop charts in the U.K., and collaborated with the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter and Le Vent du Nord.
A Point of View
Tom Russell salutes two of his heroes: Ian & Sylvia
Annie Sumi, Dana Sipos, Frank Newsome, Mike Plume, and Kalyna Rakel.
Penguin Eggs pays tribute to Aretha Franklin, Tommy Peoples, Matt (Guitar) Murphy, and Geoffrey Oryema.
Should white actors sing black slave songs?
Multi-talented musician and producer has just made a uniquely vital and beautiful album that takes North American roots music into new territory.
The Woodpecker Orchestra knows no boundaries as it flits from farmer’s jazz to bluegrass amidst a backdrop of traditional Québécois tunes.
He’s big on misery, yet his songs range from philosophical to humorous as he details the seedy underbelly of his native Ireland.
She wraps hard questions in beautiful music as she comments on the precarious state of humankind.
His latest recording took three years to complete and tackles such weighty issues as the global refugee crisis and imminent environmental concerns.
She fled an arranged marriage in West Africa to record for one of world music’s most prestigious labels and to sing alongside the likes of Paul McCartney.
Sample Feature: Andrew Collins
Award-winning trio’s instrumental skills reach a virtuosic level amidst humour and hard work. Over the past two decades, Andrew Collins has become almost ubiquitous in Toronto’s new acoustic/bluegrass scene. Collins is renowned for his mandolin wizardry, starting in the late…
Anita Best & Sandy Morris
Two old friends roll back the years to create a tasteful recording inspired by Newfoundland’s past and present.
The Milk Carton Kids
They built their formidable reputation as a top-drawer Americana duo. Now they’ve added a band.
Anna & Elizabeth
They still sing traditional American folk songs only now they are embellished with hints of ambient electronica.
Arguably the pre-eminent fiddle composer working within the margins of traditional music.
The Penguin Eggs Interview - Hooray For The Riff Raff
Alynda Segarra chronicles her life from hobo to acclaimed topical songwriter.