Category Archives: Music
Whenever I hear music coming from somewhere I want to follow it. It could be someone practicing the piano, drums or bagpipes, or a lone guitarist; a lonesome soul listening to some Billy Holiday, hip hop on full bass bouncing
Don’t let Curtis Driedger fool you. He comes across as modest, folksy and a little comical but the man is a musical genius. He started the Mandolin Society of Peterborough in 2003 and this week it celebrates its 10th anniversary
Once in a blue moon, a place becomes a magnet for artists and creative activity and galvanizes a community with remarkable spinoffs – think of Lapin Agile in Paris, The Riverboat Coffeehouse in Toronto, The Cedar Tavern in New York City.
They played a fine, rollicking set at the 2012 Peterborough Folk Festival and it was standing room only at the Spill and the Garnet for their performances of Eight Days Lost – The Tom Thompson Multimedia Project last year during
In 1983 I was lucky enough to be given tickets to a performance of RA by R. Murray Schafer. It was an all night affair that took place at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto from sundown to sunrise the following
I first met Colin MacAdam at a dinner party. He made an impression on me by singing acapella and from memory every verse of Stan Roger’s ballad Barrett’s Privateer, the chorus of which I will never forget:
It’s hard to believe that the folk festival genre hasn’t really been around all that long. Today you can enjoy a summer folk festival in every part of the world from Newport to Reykjavik. One of the longer running folk