This episode features our final two interviews recorded at the 2016 Kingsville Folk Music Festival. Aengus Finnan, the executive director of Folk Alliance International joins us to chat about their mission and annual conference, the world’s largest gathering of the folk industry and community. Matt Warry-Smith and Will Staunton from Union Duke also stop by to chat about the band’s third album “Golden Days”. Photo: Morten Fog.
Folk Alliance International is folk music’s largest advocacy, professional development and networking organization. The mission of Folk Alliance International is to nurture, engage, and empower the international folk music community – traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional – through education, advocacy and performance. Folk Alliance International’s 2017 conference takes place from February 15 -19 in Kansas City and has as its theme “Forbidden Folk”, featuring a key note address from Billy Bragg. For more information visit folk.org.
Toronto’s folk quintet Union Duke have just released “Golden Days”, the follow-up to the very well received “Cash & Carry”. With a lively alt.folk bluegrass pop sound, the band inhabit the same territory as Mumford & Sons and The Strumbellas. They’re fabulous live, and definitely worth checking out if you haven’t yet done so. For more information visit unionduke.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)
Benjamin Dakota Rogers
Whisky & Pine
Whisky & Pine (2016, Self) CDN
Hidden Roots Collective
Come Up, Honey (2016, Self) CDN
Can’t Get Out Of My Own Way
20,000 Versions Of The Sun (2016, Self)
Greasy Creek (2016, Dittyville) CDN
Tiro de Gracia
500 Years Of Night (2014, Lulaworld Records) CDN
North Wind (2016, Borealis Records) CDN
Got You On My Mind
Golden Days (2016, Self) CDN
Banks Of Marble
Keep The Flame Alive (2016, Akashic Records)
Where I Belong (2016, Gatorbone Records)
Everyone’s Different In The Night (2016, Self) CDN
Call On Me
Scrapbook (2016, Kick My Heels Records)