Folk Roots Radio Episode 370: Irish Mythen & Roots North 2018

Folk Roots Radio Episode 370: Irish Mythen & Roots North 2018

Prince Edward Island based troubadour singer-songwriter Irish Mythen joins us on Episode 370 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her fabulous live show, and a new album that’s expected this summer. A favourite on the festival scene, Irish will be appearing at this year’s Roots North Music Festival taking place in Orillia on Friday and Saturday April 20th and 21st. Amy Mangan, one of the organizers of Roots North, joins us to chat about the festival and we also include music from other artists heading to Orillia this time around, including Oh Susanna, The Wooden Sky, Joey Landreth, Jeremie Albino and Orillia’s own Danny Webster. Check out the full playlist below.


Irish Mythen has had a great twelve months on the road with extensive touring across Canada, Europe, Australia and for the first time into Thailand and Cambodia. Once you’ve seen Irish in concert, you’ll be working out how to catch her again. Alongside Roots North, Irish will be appearing at this summer’s Cambridge Folk Festival in the UK, and heading back into continental Europe alongside some extensive Canadian dates that also include the Vancouver Folk Festival.

Irish’s new studio recording (currently untitled) should arrive before she heads out on her summer dates. Check out Irish Mythen online at

Toronto based singer-songwriter Oh Susanna is one of the artists heading to Orillia for this year’s Roots North Music Festival. This year’s festival takes place across Downtown Orillia on Friday April 20th and Saturday April 21st. Joining Oh Susanna for the Friday evening show at the St Paul’s Centre, 62 Peter Street South in Orillia are Danny Webster and Toronto based indie folk rock band The Wooden Sky while country blues phenom Jeremie Albino, and highly rated solo singer-songwriters Joey Landreth and Irish Mythen will be appearing on the Saturday evening. There will also be late night performances on Friday and Saturday with some free shows at a variety of downtown venues throughout Saturday. Check out the full schedule on the Roots North Music Festival website. ​Pick up tickets at Alleycats Music in Orillia or online​ at Early bird weekend passes are currently just $35 (increases to $45 on April 2nd!).

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)

Oh Susanna
Puget Sound
A Girl In Teen City (2017, Stella Records)

Interview: Amy Mangan discussing the 2018 Roots North Music Festival.

The Wooden Sky
Riding On The Wind
Swimming In Strange Waters (2017, Nevado Records)

Irish Mythen
Gypsy Dancer
Irish Mythen (2014, Self)

Interview: Irish Mythen discussing her live show, forthcoming album and 2018 tour dates.

Irish Mythen
The Auld Triangle
Live at the Philadelphia Folk Festival 2015 (Youtube)

Irish Mythen
Did You Ever
Live for Southern Souls at The Painted Lady in Toronto (Youtube)

Danny Webster
He’s Not The One For You
From The Start E.P. (2017, 655053 Records DK)

Jeremie Albino
Shipwreck (Live)

Joey Landreth
Better Together
Whiskey (2017, Self/Cadence Records)

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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