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Folk music

Return to the Yukon

It’s been 30 years, or thereabouts, since I first ran into the iconic Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet who goes by the simple – but exotic-sounding – name of Ferron.There was no reason she should remember me. I was just a...

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A Shining Star

This was the second time that I have had the pleasure of doing an interview with Thorin Loeks. The first time, which was in June last year, he had just released his first album, Thirsty Hearts.Since then he has been writing more...

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Bound for Glory

When I first read these lines by Woodrow Wilson Guthrie I knew my rulebook had been changed:“I hate a song that makes you think that you’re not any good. I hate a song that makes you think you’re just born to lose. Bound to...

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What is the Aurora Trail?

The folk/roots duo Twin Peaks, comprised of Naomi Shore and Lindsay Pratt, opened Dawson’s Home Routes season on Sept. 26. The show in Dawson City was their second-last stop on a tour that had seen them perform in Dease Lake,...

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A Music Scene Darling

The music scene in Whitehorse is really something. Full of fresh, creative musical sounds that come straight from the heart and soul of artists who discovered their own voices inside the warmth of their homes in the dead of...

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