Category Archives: Themes

L-A’s all over the radio dial January 29 – February 4, 2012


. . . . . This is my co-host on Stoke the Folk, Matt Frankie Francis.  It’s a lot of fun working with him. This week, I’m on air all over the dial – on CKDJ, AIR and CKCU almost … 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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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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Folk music isn’t just for older people! It’s multi-generational


Folk music has been around for centuries and evolves with each culture and generation. It also is highly connected to world music.   Many of us in the west tend to think of folk music as being singer-songwriter from the 60’s, but … Continue reading

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Folk Music explosion


Do you like folk or roots music? At one time, folk music was associated with protest songs and the folk revivalist sound of the 1960’s. But it’s far more than that. Folk music is multi-generational. There is new folk around … Continue reading

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