Tag Archives: folk music

January 20 – 23, 2012 on Window of Opportunity and Stoke the Folk


CKCU’s Window of Opportunity this week included my cd review of local duo Steel Moon. They had their cd release party at the NAC Fourth Stage on Saturday, January 21. It was wonderful. The show was even better than the … Continue reading

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Stoke the Folk January 16, 2012 and other stuff


Stoke the Folk is back this week with a new cd review from local duo Steel Moon.   They have their cd release party at the NAC Fourth Stage on Saturday, January 21.  And one of their songs is like a … Continue reading

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Stoke the Folk is back! And L-A is also back on Window of Opportunity


. . . . . Hi! Happy New Year. While some believe 2012 is a year of endings (ie Mayan calendar ending in December), I believe 2012 is a year for new beginnings. At least it is for me. Had … Continue reading

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L-A’s staying in Ottawa for the Winter Semester 2012


Just a little update – I’m staying in Ottawa for the Winter semester, not that I wouldn’t have loved to have been shared by Brockville and Toronto.  It turns out that CKDJ and AIR Algonquin really needed me and I … Continue reading

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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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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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