Monthly Archives: November 2011

Stoke the Folk’s second last show for the Fall 2011 Semester


To quote a Bob Dylan song, “the times, they are a changin’” – especially for Stoke the Folk ! Rob Prevost will have a radio internship in Sudbury.  I may or may not be around between Ottawa, Brockville and Toronto.  If … Continue reading

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Ottawa Folkie Informative Links – for Folkies “In the Know”


Here’s a list of Folk-related links that Ottawa folkies may find helpful! OFME (Ottawa Folk Music Email-list)  Managed by Brian Silcoff OFME    . . . Spirit of Rasputins Arts Society  Spirit of Rasputins (in memory of Rasputins Cafe) Writers Bloc   Ottawa Writer’s Bloc (Singer-Songwriters) Note – this … Continue reading

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Seasons and Folk Music


In Canada, we are ‘blessed’ with four unique seasons. When I was in Africa, I discovered they didn’t have the same seasons we do – their ‘winter’ was a cool month of rain, but otherwise it was either rainy or … Continue reading

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Train Songs – A Folk Music Treasure Trove


I love train songs and I grew up in a railroad family. One grandfather was a train fireman (steam trains), the other a conductor (Canadian National Railway) and my dad was a locomotive engineer (Canadian National freight and VIA passenger … Continue reading

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What’s up on Stoke the Folk


My husband Tony writes me songs. His first was the theme song for Window of Opportunity. Others were love songs or holiday songs. This summer it was about Stoke the Folk, my CKDJ folk show that I now host with … Continue reading

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Audio and video for folkies…. Because music is what you want


Folkies are known as a force in two ways – music and politics. Well, we’re involved in more than that.  However, I’ll leave the politics out for the moment and focus on the music. Here’s some links that show what … Continue reading

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