Folk Roots Radio Episode 349: Jabbour & More New Releases

Folk Root Radio Episode 349 - Jabbour & New Releases

Fun bilingual Quebec roots trio Jabbour join us at the Folk Music Ontario conference on Episode 349 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about their music and play three songs live. We also check out more of the latest new releases including new music from Ashley Condon, Dennis Johnson, The Lifers and Harrow Fair with a fabulous version of The Rankin Family classic song “Fare Thee Well”. Check out the full playlist below.


Jabbour are Guillaume Jabbour (Lachute, QC.), Carl Rufh (Ormstown, QC.) and Bill Collier (Charlottetown, P.E.I.). Having played in various bands prior (Grouyan Gombo, Les Perroquets, Durham County Poets), the three combined their creative abilities to form a project focused on original work and an engaging live sound. Walking the line that often separates Canada’s two solitudes drives songwriting that features dramatic waltzes, tales reminiscent of Quebec chansonniers, swinging rhythms and toe-tapping two-steps. Jabbour released their debut album “Round The Clock” in 2015. They are currently working on their next album, due in 2018. Jabbour joined Folk Roots Radio in the mobile studio at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference to chat about their music and play three songs live. For more information about the music of Jabbour, visit

And that’s all we have time for, this time around. Thanks to all the artists who share their music with us, and thank you for listening. We have a lot of great music and interviews to bring you on future shows. I hope you’ll join us!


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Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises (Demo)
Roll Right (Pre-release, self)

Catherine MacLellan
If It’s Alright With You
If It’s Alright With You – The Songs of Gene MacLellan (2017, True North Records) CDN

Preetam Sengupta
Dear Alice
Patience (2017, Self) CDN

Ashley Condon
Sad Eyes
Can You Hear Me (2017, Self) CDN

Dennis Johnson
Rhythmland (2017, Self)

Qristina Brooke
Linger (2017, Self) CDN

Honey (Live)

Interview: Jabbour recorded at the Folk Music Ontario conference

Son Secret (Live)

You’re Gone (Live)

The Lifers
Honey Suite (release date May 16 2018)

Over The Moon
House on the Hill
Moondancer (2017, Self) CDN

Shaela Miller
Willow Tree
Skinny Dyck & Friends: Twenty One-Nighters (2017, Self) CDN

Ian Sherwood
Know The Darkness
Bring The Light (2017, Self) CDN

Harrow Fair
Fare Thee Well
(single) (2017, Roaring Girl Records/Fontana North) CDN

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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