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Fundraiser for Mary Anne Epp
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Fred Eaglesmith – Ticket Giveaway
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New Country Rehab
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Fred Eaglesmith
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Fearing & White – Tea & Confidences
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Singalong With Sam & Jane
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Kev Morse
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Guelph Celtic Orchestra
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Fiona McCairley & Bob MacLean
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Nicolas and The Iceni
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Matt Andersen
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The O’Schraves
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Guess Our Mystery Theme
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Join us on Folk Roots Radio…
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Tannis Slimmon
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The Songs Of Nick Drake
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Behind the Music with Adam Bowman
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Jude Vadala At The River Run
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John Hall – In Memoriam Part 2
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John Hall – In Memoriam Part 1

Fundraiser for Mary Anne Epp

Our good friend Jack Cooper from BerLen Music will be joining us on Folk Roots Radio on April 5 2014 to chat about a special fundraiser for singer-songwriter Mary Anne Epp taking place at the ANAF in Guelph on April 12 at 8:00 p.m. A minimum donation of $10 is suggested and you can register online here. Mary-Anne’s song, “Rhoda” was written about an encounter with a homeless woman. Little did she know that she herself would end up homeless one day. Mary-Anne has written many great songs and hopefully this fundraiser will help Mary-Anne get back on her feet. To learn more about Mary-Anne’s story, read this article in Chateleine. There, but for the grace of God…

Fred Eaglesmith – Ticket Giveaway

Fred Eaglesmith is setting off on his Small Town Ontario Spring Tour. He’ll be playing legions and other small venues across rural Ontario. We’re lucky to have some tickets to giveaway for the show in Kitchener at the Kitchener Polish Legion Branch, 601 Wellington St North on Thursday April 3 2014 at 8 p.m. and in Freelton at the Valens Community Centre, 1818 Valens Road for Friday April 4 2014 at 8 p.m. To get into the draw, all you need to do is let us know the name of Fred’s new album. What could be easier?

For more about Fred Eaglesmith’s spring tour, check out this post and fredeaglesmith.com.

New Country Rehab

New Country Rehab are about to kick off the prairie leg of their North American tour. To celebrate, they are releasing “Lost Highway”, a free EP available for download now via Bandcamp.

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Fred Eaglesmith

Fred Eaglesmith is heading back on to the road with his travelling show this spring to celebrate the launch of his latest album (number twenty, for those counting), the AM (and FM) radio friendly “Tambourine”.

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Fearing & White – Tea & Confidences

Fearing & White release their second album, Tea and Consequences on March 4 2014. The album, recorded at The Cottage in Guelph in January 2013, features Stephen Fearing and Andy White with Gary Craig on drums/percussion alongside special guests Guelph-based multi-instrumentalist Jeff Bird on harmonica and Lee Harvey Osmond’s Ray Farrugia (drums). Fearing and White are on tour in Western Canada during March and April, and will surely be coming through southern Ontario later in the year. Check out the tour dates online at www.fearingandwhite.com.

Singalong With Sam & Jane

Join Sam Turton and Jane Lewis for their monthly singalong at Magnolia Café in Guelph. The next session takes place on April 7 2014.

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Kev Morse

“Kev Morse – Smile”
Singer/Songwriter Kev Morse will be live in the studio with us on Folk Roots Radio on CFRU 93.3fm on March 15. Kev will be previewing songs from his second solo album “In The Blood”. You won’t want to miss it!

Guelph Celtic Orchestra

“Guelph Celtic Orchestra – Always Welcome”
The Guelph Celtic Orchestra will be celebrating the life of St. Patrick with a performance and ceilidh dance at the Royal Canadian Legion, 57 Watson Parkway South, Guelph on March 15 2014 at 7:00 pm.
Tickets: Adults $15 advance/$20 at the door; Children under 12 $10 advance /door
Advanced tickets available at Janus Books, 10 Paisley St., Guelph and through the Guelph Celtic Orchestra website, www.guelphceltic.ca.

Fiona McCairley & Bob MacLean

Fiddler and guitar duo Fiona McCairley & Bob MacLean take over Van Gogh’s Ear, Guelph on Sunday March 16 from 2-4 p.m. This pay what you can show promises to be energetic and engaging, and lots of fun. Fiona McCairley is an award-winning fiddler and Director of the Guelph Celtic Orchestra. Bob MacLean is founder of the Waterloo-Wellington Guitar Summit. The afternoon will also feature step-dancing from the McCairley sisters.

Nicolas and The Iceni

One of the best things about doing a radio show, is hearing about some exciting new music from unexpected quarters.

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Matt Andersen

Matt Anderson plays Massey Hall with David Myles on March 1 2014. Matt’s latest release, “Weightless”, was recorded in Halifax with Grammy-winning producer Steve Berlin. The album features co-writes with Joel Plaskett, David Myles, Dave Gunning, Tom Wilson and Keith Mullins.

For more on Matt Anderson visit www.stubbyfingers.ca.

The O’Schraves

The O’Schraves will be in town for a show on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at St David and St Patrick Church, 520 Speedvale Avenue, Guelph. Tickets: $15 ($20 @ The Door). Call Judy at (519) 763 2494 or email judy@relativeharmony.com.

Guess Our Mystery Theme

Every Saturday morning we kick off the show with our mystery-themed first set – five or six songs with something in common, we just don’t tell you what it is until after the fact. It maybe the titles, topic, lyrics or possibly a combination of all three. Put on your thinking cap and try and work out what they have in common.

Join us on Folk Roots Radio…

One of the best things about doing Folk Roots Radio is inviting musicians into the studio to play live and/or chat. Join us for a live session or in depth conversation as we go ‘Overtime’ on Folk Roots Radio every Saturday from 10-11 a.m. on CFRU 93.3fm.

If you are interested, get in touch. We’d love to have you join us!

Tannis Slimmon

Guelph’s Tannis Slimmon releases her latest album, In and Out of Harmony on Saturday February 16 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at the Guelph Little Theatre.

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The Songs Of Nick Drake

Do you love the music of Nick Drake? Ever wish you could have seen him live? Well, unfortunately that is not possible, but you can still check out the gorgeous music he did create and check out some of the artists who are determined to introduce new listeners to his music. The Songs of Nick Drake tour visits Guelph on Friday November 16 2012 for a show at Dublin St United Church.

Featuring Oh Susanna (Suzie Ungerleider), Kevin Kane of The Grapes of Wrath, and the tour’s organizer, British-born Luke Jackson, along with a distinguished backing band featuring guitarist Kurt Swinghammer, drummer Don Kerr (Rheostatics, Ron Sexsmith), and double-bassist Jason Mercer (Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Ani DiFranco). The string section includes Sahra Featherstone, Alex Cheung, Johan Lotter and Wendy Solomon. There will also be some special guests for the Guelph show including Rich Burnett, Matt Masotti, Amy McCann and David Matheson. The Songs of Nick Drake was first produced by Jackson at Toronto’s Trinity St. Paul’s United Church in November 2010. It was a tribute both to Nick Drake and Robert Kirby, with whom Jackson had collaborated on his last album. Apparently Kirby had planned to fly to Toronto to conduct the string section at a similar concert a year earlier, but passed away unexpectedly a week before the show was to be announced.

To coincide with the tour, Kurt Swinghammer is releasing Two Portraits, a limited edition 12″ single of his version of Nick Drake’s “River Man” backed with a version of Donovan’s “Sunny Goodge Street.” The sleeve features Swinghammer’s painted portrait of Nick Drake.

Behind the Music with Adam Bowman

Guelph-based drummer/percussionist Adam Bowman joins us on the show on November 3 2012 for “Behind the Music”a special feature focusing on the often unsung role of the drummer and rhythm section in popular music.

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Jude Vadala At The River Run

After 30 years of writing, composing and teaching Jude Vadala is ready to step into the limelight. Jude will be headlining her own solo show at the Co-operators Hall in the River Run Centre on Friday March 30 2012 at 8.00 p.m.

A mainstay on the Guelph music scene singer-songwriter Jude Vadala has produced five studio albums including her most recent album, “Do You Ever” (2011). Jude was a member of the critically acclaimed trio The Bird Sisters with Tannis Slimmon and Sue Smith. She has also worked on 50 local musical projects including works by Tannis Slimmon, James Gordon, Harri Palm, Jah Youssouf and Lewis Melville, Katherine Wheatley and Scott Merritt. Jude is currently a member of the Wintersong trio with Tannis Slimmon and Katherine Wheatley.

Jude’s band for the solo show will feature Tannis Slimmon (harmony vocals), Adam Bowman (percussion), Jesse Turton (bass) and Tom Randall (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo).

Tickets are on sale at the River Run Centre, box-office 519-763-3000.

Ticket Prices
Adult: $26.00
Student/Senior: $24.00
uGO: $20.00 (College/University student – valid ID required)
eyeGO: $5.00 (High School Student – valid ID required)

John Hall – In Memoriam Part 2

My father, John, passed away on August 6 2011. In his memory, my mother Jean, and, Susan Wheeler, joined me for a very special show on November 5 2011, featuring a lot of the music my father loved and enjoyed. It was a great show and one that deserved to be repeated. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you.

Listen to part 1 HERE.

John Hall – In Memoriam Part 1

My father, John, passed away on August 6 2011. In his memory, my mother Jean, and, Susan Wheeler, joined me for a very special show on November 5 2011, featuring a lot of the music my father loved and enjoyed. It was a great show and one that deserved to be repeated. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you.

Listen to part 2 HERE.

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