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Kate Weekes

Kate Weekes

Kate Weekes stood on the Trans-Canada Highway ten years ago; she stuck out her thumb and left Ontario for an adventure in the Yukon.  Now deeply imbedded in the Yukon music community, Kate lives in a little orange cabin outside of Whitehorse and spends the Yukon winters working with 19 sled dogs.  On her travels throughout Canada Kate has been moved to capture the stories of characters she meets along her way and ponder a sense of place within the varying lifestyles of our country.  Her songs paint pictures of mushing through the mountains and paddling in the remote corners of the Yukon.


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Keith Clark (left), Brenda Berezan and Kate Weekes

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A local Whitehorse book group, inspired by the epic poem Beowulf, have composed songs that will be performed on August 13. Keitha Clark, Kate Weekes and Brenda Berezan originally joked about the idea of writing songs based on the poem, but then one e Read more

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Listening to Kate Weekes' new solo folk album, Frost on Black Fur, is like mushing around the vastness of the world at great speed as the scenery constantly changes, from Irish islands, to mountain villages in China, to remote rivers in the Peel Read more

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For Yukon musicians wanting to get a career on the road there are many things standing in the way: our geographical location, small population, limited venues, genres, studios and festivals, a limited demographic... At times it can seem downright imp Read more

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Founded in 1998, the YWIM collective brings together female singer-songwriters who pool their talent and resources for concerts and recording opportunities. To date, it has released a live album, a sampler of pre-recorded tracks and a more cohesive Read more

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When Whitehorse musicians Kate Weekes and Grant Simpson attended the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals this past fall, they were amazed and touched by a screening of A Walk In My Dream, about harmonica virtuoso Mike Stevens. They have been instrument Read more

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Storytelling has always been an integral part of Yukon history and tradition, in all its forms and mediums. That's why this year, the non-profit Yukon Women in Music (YWIM) chose to make it the theme of their fourth and latest compilation album, "Son Read more

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For Fawn Fritzen, the idea was born two years ago, the first time she sang with music maven Grant Simpson. "We chatted a bit during the break and he mentioned that he'd been thinking of doing this Cole Porter show for dinner theatre or something. Read more

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It seems like an unlikely pairing: Grant Simpson (jazz musician, vaudevillian and musical director of the Frantic Follies for over 30 years), and Kate Weekes (young hippie, folksinger and member of the traditional country swing trio Home Sweet Home). Read more

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Home Sweet Home is a new band with an old sound. The group is made up of three very talented Yukon musicians, Boyd Benjamin, Keitha Clark and Kate Weekes. Benjamin, a fiddle player since he was 14, played with Kevin Barr at the Yukon showcase at the Read more

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The wild, infectious fiddling of Old Crow's Boyd Benjamin rings through Shipyards Park, coaxing people to dance as he works his way through jigs, reels and duck dances with his band, Home Sweet Home. Read more

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The Town of Faro will soon be taken over by teenage girls on a mission. Musical instruments in hand, they will immerse themselves in music for a four-day weekend at the first-ever Faro Girls Music Camp, beginning June 2. Read more

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Who's in for soaking up an afternoon of heartfelt acoustic and strong songwriting in a peaceful environment, while the snow outside drifts ever deeper? Read more

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"Frostbite used to see bands play ... and then you would see them play on the world stage," says Patrick Singh, Frostbite Festival's new producer and general manager. Read more

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It's been a long time since I was in public school. As I remember, we had a music program ... we sang and entered choir competitions and had a great ol' time. But it was nothing like the North Klondyke Highway Schools has. I know this because of th Read more

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"The Garden Party is a unique atmosphere because it's held at the Stehelin Ranch," Kate Weekes, a YWIM member, explains. "It's a beautiful location and privately owned by one of our members, Eva Stehelin. It gives us the freedom to create an event al Read more

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