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Folk music

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Danielle Holbert

His music soothes the soul like that first warm beverage on a busy morning; his lyrics surround your senses with the sort of calm that’s equivalent to a warm, lingering hug from someone you love. Once described as “Canada’s best kept secret... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Whispering Willows Records

After spending the last decade in southeast Asia, renowned Yukon folk artist Matthew Lien has finally returned home to continue his exploration of space. No, not outer space ... actually, it's more like inner space. “I've always been interested in... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Rolf Hougen

Our Yukon heritage is a mix of different traditions and different eras, including First Nations history, gold rush stories, the construction of the Alaska Highway and the evolution to the current day. The Yukon’s magic has captured the imagination... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Jeanne Mayer Freebody

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 volunteer driver for... Read more

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO courtesy of Thorin Loeks

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 music and working... Read more

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Wikipedia

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 lose. No good to... Read more

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: by Dan Davidson

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, Atlin, Teslin, Crag... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: by Alistar Maitland Photography

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 winter. The diving... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Southeast Alaska State Fair

It’s a gathering where you may sip the tingly bitterness of a pale ale, sample salty snacks from the “bacon booth” and lock eyes magically with your future spouse. No wonder tickets to the Haines Beer Fest have sold out faster than ever this year... Read more

Alaska

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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

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Leigh Righton

Louise Burns, a Canadian singer-songwriter and former member of the girl band Lillix, just completed a month’s residency in Dawson City as the songwriter in residence. The Vancouver musician says it was her boyfriend who found the opportunity... Read more

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Promotional

Whitehorse-resident Selina Heyligers-Hare, or as she’s billed in the upcoming Blue Feather Music Festival, Selina H., is only 18 years old. She just graduated from high school. However, she has 13 years of experience making music and can hold her... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-08-27 PHOTO: Adam Dee

A few years back, Craig Cardiff noticed he was only going through the motions at his shows. The folk musician from Waterloo, Ontario says he was on autopilot. He thought to himself, ‘This isn’t how it should be going.’ He says no one should be on... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

Katie Avery is a classically trained violinist, but folk and traditional fiddle music is in her blood. She's just recorded her first solo album, which she describes as being, “inspired by all the beautiful people I have known in my life.” Read more

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Issue: 2015-02-26 PHOTO: by courtesy of Leela Gilday

There's a post on Leela Gilday's Facebook page from a woman who had just bought a guitar for her daughter. The young girl's immediate response was, "I'm going to sing just like Leela soon, Mom." Read more

Yukon Music

Twenty-five years ago, the Folk Society of Whitehorse (FSW) began as an event for people of all ages to enjoy. Today, it is on a roll — hosting monthly events. Paul Davis is the president of FSW, but he admits that he can’t do it on his own. Read more

Yukon Music

There’s at least one struggling musician who doesn’t need Bob Dylan to tell him failure is no success at all. Llewyn Davis is in Greenwich Village in February 1961, with a guitar, a repertoire of traditional folk songs, and a fiercely-held ‘life of Read more

Photography - Film

It's a band in transition – in more ways than one. When Gordie Tentrees sent an email promoting a northern tour by some friends he had met at music festival last summer, the group was called Jesse Dee and Jacquie B. Three days later ... Read more

Yukon Music

When you ask Eliza Gilkyson about her early musical influences, the first name she mentions is Joan Baez. So when Baez included two of Gilkyson's songs on her 2008 album, Day After Tomorrow, it was a special occasion. Read more

Yukon Music