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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Home Routes sends performers out to do about a dozen house concerts, six times a year, in 11 different touring zones from the Maritimes to the Yukon. We are part of the Aurora Trail, which includes a bit of northern British Columbia and the... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Shane Cook

Having won over judges at competitions around Canada and the United States with his uniquely Canadian style, Ontario born fiddle player Shane Cook is coming to Whitehorse this Rendezvous for his first gig north of 60... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-12-12, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

When you see Allan Benjamin, If you could please mention to him, I’d like to hear him play again. Tell him to come our way again. Read more

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Issue: 2018-10-03, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

‘Cause I can use my bass fiddle for a canoe. ‘Cause I can use my fiddle for a paddle. ‘Cause I can use my fiddle strings for snares. ‘Cause I can use my fiddle bow for a cane. Read more

Old Crow

Calvin Vollrath

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The rough-and-tumble stories of country and western music was social commentary to our all-too-often tumultuous lives. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

My great uncle Donald Leary used to tell me stories about the Yukon when I was a child. His stories were probably my favourite part of our family reunions in Roseisle, Manitoba. My mother, siblings and I used to drive there from the family farm in... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Edith Belanger

The fiddling tradition is alive and well in the Yukon thanks to the Fiddleheads, a group of young fiddlers ranging in age from seven to fourteen years old. The local youth fiddle club is teaming up with groups in Haines Junction and Dawson City to... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-14, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I Snowshoed at... ANCHORAGE – IDITASHOE FT YUKON – ICE KING CLASSIC DAWSON – AWG SNOWSHOE TRIALS Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Courtesy of Kathless Merritt

Continuing its tradition of collaborative art projects, this year’s Adӓka Cultural Festival will bring together six northern musicians for a fusion of traditional and contemporary sounds. the artists will get together during the festival and... Read more

Yukon Music

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What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

Nijen Holland (usually just known as Nijen) was quite right when he said this at the conclusion of the latest Coffee House/Open Mic Saturday night at the KIAC Ballroom (formerly known as the Odd Fellows Hall ballroom). Read more

, Dawson City

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What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

Fiddleheads’ musical play at the Transportation Museum May 13 and 14 weaves fiddle music with stories from Yukon's transportation past Read more

, Yukon Music

Anyone contemplating starting a small musical group to perform on a cruise ship would be well-advised to contact Lache Cercel. The Romanian-born fiddler, who now lives in B.C., teaches a course in how to develop a successful repertoire for just such Read more

, Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

The Folk Society of Whitehorse has been hosting the famous Yukon-Alaska Coffee House for more than 25 years. This event features two coffee house evenings, back-to-back, in Skagway and Whitehorse. The Yukon evening of talent, which takes place on... Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Courtesy of April Verch

If you’ve got a yen to hear some some good old-fashioned country fiddle playing, you won’t want to miss April Verch. Verch, along with bandmates Cody Walters (banjo and electric bass) and Alex Rubin (guitar and mandolin) will be stomping, singing... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Courtesy of Donnell Leahy

Donnell Leahy remembers exactly how he felt when he made his stage debut as a fiddler at the age of four. "Mom and Dad had a band when we were growing up as kids. They played locally at round dances and square dances and weddings and things," he... Read more

Yukon Music

FIDDLES COST TOO MUCH THEY WOULDN’T LET ME TOUCH. SO WHEN I WAS LITTLE I MADE MY OWN FIDDLE. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Rick Massie

It’s that time of year again, when it’s totally normal to see girls walking around in period costume, when men compete in beauty pageants, when that guy with the really long beard who comes into the restaurant you work at starts talking about the... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-02-04, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Douglas MacRae

“I’m counting down the days,” says Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival president, Robbyn Chiles. With tickets on sale now, it’s a reasonable time to start counting. And rumour has it this year’s lineup could be the festival’s best yet. Read more

Haines Junction

THEIR BACKS ARE BENT AN’ THEY STAY IN A TENT. THEY DON’T READ OR WRITE AN’ THEY USE CANDLE AT NIGHT. DIDOO WEAR LONG SKIRT AN’ DIDEE WEAR CHECKER SHIRT. Read more

Old Crow