Kim Beggs

Our Stories, Our Songs

The Yukon Association for Community Living (YACL) was abuzz with excited people when I walked in from the frozen weather on Wednesday, December 5. It was my first time at the YACL resource centre located in Whitehorse at the Yukon Inn Plaza, though not my first time experiencing the positive impact of this important organization. …

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The Many Genres and Venues of Marg Tatam

Every community has its hidden gems. Some are inclined to sit quietly in the showcase and sparkle, while others are more like butterflies, travelling from flower to flower ever seeking to learn more. Marg Tatam definitely belongs in the latter category. This piano and violin teacher (who also plays organ, accordion, cello and pennywhistle) has …

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Out on Her Own

I got up early to get the sleep out of my eyes and the frog out of my throat in preparation for my first interview on behalf of What’s Up Yukon. I would be talking with Susan Aglukark, who lives three time zones to the east. Seven thirty in the morning, Yukon time, was a …

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Write 14 songs in 28 days

The premise? Write 14 songs in 28 days. February Album Writing Month (FAWM) is not a contest, but an opportunity to take on a personal challenge as part of a larger international community. “FAWMers are a motley mix of music professionals, students, homemakers, and folks who work day jobs but rock nightclubs,” explained the email …

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Returning North of Crazy

Dale Ann Bradley had just come from the Compass Records studio in Nashville, Tennessee when I caught up with her by phone on a recent Friday afternoon. The bluegrass and country vocalist had been recording her latest solo album, Somewhere South of Crazy, due for release later this summer. This weekend, she’ll be travelling north …

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