Congratulations to Kevin Roy, The Once, and Claire Lynch for Charting on Earshot’s Top 20 Folk/Roots/Blues Albums of October!
Earshot magazine’s national Folk Roots Blues Chart for the month of October was just released and we would like to congratulate our clients Kevin Roy, The Once, and Claire Lynch on charting within the top 20 albums, thank you radio!
For the month of October:
Kevin Roy’s album Heartworn Highways charted at #4
The Once’s album We Win Some We Lose charted at #7
Claire Lynch’s album North By South charted at #15!
Continued Thanks to Canadian radio for supporting our artists and their music.
Chart Link: http://www.earshot-online.com/charts/2016/October/folk_roots_blues.cfm
Folk Music Canada Announces Line-up for FolkNorth Export Event 3 Days, 22 Performances, 30 Export Buyers November 30 - December 3, 2016 Toronto, ON
(Toronto) As part of its ongoing work to build the Canadian folk music industry, Folk Music Canada is proud to announce its programming for the first edition of FolkNorth, an export-focused showcase event taking place in Toronto from November 30 to December 3, 2016.
Throughout the three days of showcase presentations, Folk Music Canada will present more than 20 artist performances, including a returning partnership with the English Folk and Dance Song Society entitled Crossing Borders. This initiative pairs Canadian artists with UK performers for a collaborative writing retreat, followed by in-the-round style performances. For the 2016-17 partnership, Crossing Borders will feature Ontario artist Oh Susanna and UK artists Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage.
With more than 30 delegate ‘buyers’, FolkNorth’s export focus will shine the spotlight on the Canadian folk scene, foster new artistic collaborations and build opportunities for artists to tour internationally.
Balanced with the export outlook is an industry development stream with workshops and peer meetings designed to help foster best practices within the Canadian folk industry through international dialogue with world class presenters, agents, record labels and managers.
FolkNorth strives to be a small-scale, high-level, invitation-oriented event designed to offer the exporting Canadian folk artist and industry a place to expand their business reach with an event anchored in Canada. Deliberately designed to be ‘not another music conference’, the event places quality over quantity in its programming and professional development.
Find out more about FolkNorth’s offerings by visiting the event’s website here:
To preview a track from each showcasing artist, we’ve created a FolkNorth SoundCloud stream here: https://soundcloud.com/folkmusiccanada/sets/folknorth
LIST OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Corin Raymond ON
Dave Gunning NS
Digging Roots ON
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys PE
Irish Mythen PE
Jenny Ritter Band BC
Kaia Kater ON
Les Poules à Colin QC
Matthew Byrne NL
Oh Susanna ON
Rob Lutes QC
Rosie & the Riveters SK
Sarah Jane Scouten QC
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin PE
The Bombadils QC
The Fretless SK
The Heartbroken ON
The Young Novelists ON
The Lonesome Ace Stringband ON
Kaitlyn and Ben US
Jake Morley UK
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage UK
LIST OF PARTICIPATING EXPORT DELEGATES
John Smith Free Dirt Records
Steve Szymanski Planet Bluegrass
Mollie Farr Lost Buffalo Artists
Mark Lourie Skyline Artists
Lisa Schwartz Philadelphia Folk Festival
Justin Nordell Philadelphia Folksong Society
Peter North Salmon Arm Roots & Blues
Lee Mayer Houla Entertainment
Kimberly Sinclair Spincount
Maria Thessink Tonder Festival
Mark Anstey Unique Gravity
Neil Pearson English Folk and Dance Song Society
Tom Sweeney Rootbeat Recods
Phil Simpson Strada Artists
Anya Siglin The Ark
Troy Greencorn Stan Rogers Festival
Carol Weatherall North Country Fair
Julie Fowler ArtsWells
Matt Large Montreal Folk Festival
Steve Johnson MerleFest
Dana Beeler In the Dead of the Winter
Cindy Cogbill The Levitt Pavillon
Val Denn Val Denn Agency
Brad Hunt WNS Group
Jennifer Campbell Festival of Small Halls
James Keelaghan Summerfolk
Garry West Compass Records
Libby Brickson City Winery
Dolly Chandler City Winery
This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018 : Education, Immigration, Communities, and by Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce Projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et à la Feuille de route du Canada 2013-2018 : éducation, immigration, communautés, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.
We also acknowledge the support of Folk Music Ontario, Music PEI, and Folk Alliance, as well as the promotional support of our event partner, SpinCount Promotions and Publicity and Penguin Eggs magazine. We thank Bandzoogleand Marcato for helping to power the technological resources behind this event.
SOCAN honoured Dylan Menzie with a No. 1 Song Award for “Kenya” before his performance at The Burdock in downtown Toronto on Nov. 20, 2016. The song – which reached the top of the CBC Radio 2 top 20 chart on June 13, 2016 – was written and published by Menzie himself.
From the article:
SOCAN honoured Dylan Menzie with a No. 1 Song Award for “Kenya” before his performance at The Burdock in downtown Toronto on Nov. 20, 2016.
The song – which reached the top of the CBC Radio 2 top 20 chart on June 13, 2016 – was written and published by Menzie himself.
Joining Menzie at the presentation, and at a celebratory pre-performance dinner, were SOCAN A&R Administrator Melissa Cameron, who presented the award; Kate Gracey-Stewart of Lighthouse Entertainment; Menzie’s touring bandmates Nigel Hann and Luke Pound; and SOCAN Communications & Marketing Generalist Tiana Feng.
Big thanks to our friend Warren Gordon for interview Dylan Menzie while he was Dylan was in Toronto! Listen to the interview here: https://soundcloud.com/thepartypodcast/episode-10-dylan-menzie
The Last Waltz Halifax – A 40th Anniversary Musical Celebration Nov 26, 2016 at the Marquee Ballroom!
Erin Costelo, Rich Aucoin, Reeny Smith, among the cast of Halifax artists coming together to recreate The Band’s famous final concert - Saturday, November 26th at the Marquee Ballroom.
It has been 40 years since The Band played their legendary final show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. On November 26th, Halifax pays tribute to one of the greatest concerts of all time with a re-creation of The Last Waltz - featuring performances from an incredible lineup of over 20 prominent Halifax musicians - backed by the East Coast's most dedicated The Band band - King Harvest.
Halifax’s iteration of The Last Waltz will largely be faithful to the original, but will take some liberties in its adaptation. “We took some artistic license with some of the instrumentation of the songs and some gender reversal of roles that I think will make for some great surprises for the audience”, says the show’s producer Craig Mercer. “This is more than a show honoring the anniversary of The Last Waltz – it is a celebration of the incredible talent we have here in this city”.
“When musical friends get together anywhere in the world the songs of THE BAND are sure to be heard. It’s become a tradition for all ages”, says King Harvest band leader John Wesley Chisholm. “There’s something about the musical architecture of THE LAST WALTZ. Like Auld Lang Syne, they’re songs at their best when they’re shared with love and joy - that’s where the fun is. And that’s where you’ll find it at The Last Waltz Halifax.”
Tickets for the show are $20 in advance and are available at www.tickethalifax.com.
More info and the complete show lineup can be found here: The Last Waltz Halifax
So proud to work with Kevin Roy and very thankful to all the #folk #roots DJs across Canada who supported his record, Heartworn Highways!
The airplay it received put it in the No 1 on Earshot Magazine #folk #roots #blues charts for the month of September!
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