Folk Roots Radio Episode 474: feat. Dayna Manning & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 474: feat. Dayna Manning & More New Releases

Dayna Manning joins us on Episode 474 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her latest album, “Morning Light”. Morning Light is a fabulous chamber folk recording with a wonderful and sumptuous feel – and a great selection of original and traditional songs. Dayna Manning has also released a fine book about songwriting entitled “Many Moons: A Songwriter’s Memoir” which tells the story of her three decade career in music using twelve of her own songs to guide the way. It’s a great interview – we hope you’ll stay with us to check it out. We also include new music from Casati, Matt Zaddy, Unfaithful Servants, The Sweet Lowdown and Matt Patershuk. Check out the full playlist below.


Dayna Manning is a founding member of Canadiana folk trio Trent Severn who, after three albums, are currently on hiatus.

On fourth solo album “Morning Light”, Dayna Manning feels like that she has finally discovered her destiny as a performer. “I feel like I’ve found my musical home right her in my hometown”.

Morning Light features eight Dayna Manning songs, three traditional songs and a cover of Joni Michell’s “Free Man In Paris”. The new album was recorded with the help of Stratford Festival alumnus Ben Bolt-Martin who arranged all of the songs on the new recording for a chamber quartet featuring violin, cello, flute and French horn.

Dayna Manning also runs Folk Army, a private music instruction academy in Stratford ON whose mission is to empower young girls to make a positive change in their communities through creativity, thoughtful performance and positive self-esteem.

For more information about the music of Dayna Manning, visit


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Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises
Roll Right (2019, self)

This Is Just To Say (2019, Self) CDN

Matt Zaddy
Little River
Be (2019, Self) CDN

Unfaithful Servants
The Unfaithful Servants (2019, Self) CDN

The Sweet Lowdown
Road To Renfrew
Low Clouds In The Morning (2019, Self) CDN

Dayna Manning
Charlie Lake
Morning Light (2019, Self) CDN

Interview: Dayna Manning discussing her new album “Morning Light” and songwriting memoir “Many Moons”.

Dayna Manning
You You You
Morning Light (2019, Self) CDN

Dayna Manning
Peter Amberley
Morning Light (2019, Self) CDN

Dayna Manning
I Get Closer
Morning Light (2019, Self) CDN

Matt Patershuk
If Wishes Were Horses (2019, 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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