Episode 264: Mill Race Festival

Brad McEwen, Artistic Director at the Mill Race Folk Society joins us on this episode to chat about this summer’s Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music taking place from July 29-31 in the historic downtown core of Galt in Cambridge, Ontario. And as always, we take a look at some new releases.

The Mill Race Festival is patterned after European festivals whereby the day’s events are held on numerous outdoor stages in the town core. Traditional forms of folk music and dance are the festival’s theme, with emphasis placed upon the various cultures present in Cambridge and surrounding area. The festival runs Friday 7 – 11 p.m., Saturday 1 – 11 p.m., and Sunday 1 – 10 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit millracefolksociety.com

You can find the full playlist with artist links below. Please share your love for all the great folk and roots music out there. Thanks to all the artists who share their music with us, and thank you for listening. We have a lot of great music to bring you on future shows. I hope you’ll join us! You can listen to this episode again on Mixcloud by following the link below.

Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises (Demo)
Roll Right (expected 2016)

Bryan McPherson
Days of Rage
Wedgewood (2015, OFD Records)

Railtown Park
River Cree
Railtown Park (2016, Self) CDN

Brooksie Wells
North East Rising Sun
North East Rising Sun (2015, Down Home Diva Records)

Grant Peeples And The Peeples Republic
Shine Republik, Shine
A Congress Of Treason (2015, Gatorbone Records)

Ivan Rosenberg
The Littlest Dobro (2016, Slosh-Tone) CDN

The Boxcar Boys
Baby Don’t You Tear My Clothes
Cicada Ball (2014, Self) CDN

Interview: Brad McEwen, Artistic Director at the Mill Race Folk Society.

Damped In His Groove (Live)

Daniel Crabtree
Don’t Take Your Eyes Off Of Jesus
The Gospel Road (2016, Three Girls I Work For)

The Deep Hollow
Beginning And The End
The Deep Hollow (2015, Self)

Bill Heffernan
The Horses Are Loose (2016, Self) CDN

Erin Costelo
The Line
Down Below, the Status Quo (2016, Venue Records) CDN

Goodbye Blue
It’s Complicated
Worth the Wait (2016, Self)

Meg Braun
The Leaving Kind
Restless Moon (2015, Self)

About the author


Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Jan is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee. In 2019, Jan Hall received Folk Music Ontario's prestigious Estelle Klein Award for her contribution to Ontario's folk music community.


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