Folk Roots Radio Episode 433: feat. Emily Jean Flack & International Women’s Day

Folk Roots Radio Episode 433: feat. Emily Jean Flack & International Women's Day

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day on Episode 433 of Folk Roots Radio as we sit down with Canadian singer-songwriter Emily Jean Flack to chat about her music and new E.P. “Throwing Shapes”. We also check out more music from female artists including new releases from Carly Thomas, Madison Violet, Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell), Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, Jen & John, Tret Fure and Kat Danser. It’s a great episode. We hope you’ll take a listen. Check out the full playlist below.


Canadian Singer-songwriter Emily Jean Flack weaves together elements of pop and jazz and her celtic folk roots to produce a piano driven sound that is all her own. The daughter of Denise Flack from Canadian sibling Celtic folk band Leahy, Emily splits her time between Dorchester ON and Limerick in Ireland where she has been studying Traditional Irish Music, with a specialization in song.

“Throwing Shapes” was recorded in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with producer Peter Wallace and a group of Irish musicians that included whistle and flute player Brian Finnegan from the band Flook and Limerick based guitarist Marty Barry. Emily Jean Flack joined Jan Hall in the Folk Roots Radio studio to chat about the new album.

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Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises
Roll Right (2018, self)

Carly Thomas
Virgina Is For Lovers
(single) (2019, Self) CDN

Madison Violet
Sight of the Sun
Everything’s Shifting (2019, Passenger Sounds) CDN

Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell)
You’re Not Alone
Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019, Smithsonian Folkways)

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
Every Night When the Sun Goes In
Awake (2018, Sungrazing Records / Proper Records)

Emily Jean Flack
Another Year Gone By
Throwing Shapes (2019, Self) CDN

Interview: Emily Jean Flack discussing her new E.P. “Throwing Shapes”.

Emily Jean Flack
Tread Softly
Throwing Shapes (2019, Self) CDN

Emily Jean Flack
Throwing Shapes
Throwing Shapes (2019, Self) CDN

Jen & John
Baby It Ain’t You
Jen & John II (2019, Poor Kitty Records) CDN

Tret Fure
You Are
Roses In November (2018, Tomboy Girl Records)

Kat Danser
Goin’ Gone
Goin’ Gone (2018, Black Hen Music) 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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