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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

You never quite know how the monthly coffee house/open mic sessions in the KIAC ballroom at the Odd Fellows Hall are going to go. For several months recently the evenings have started out with Peter Menzies leading a group of young fiddlers in an... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTO: Peter Menzies

The North Klondyke Highway Music Society (NKHMS) is doing a happy dance. The Canadian charity MusiCounts recently delivered the good news - the North Klondyke Highway Music Society is one of 19 programs selected from among 100 applicants across... more

Yukon Music

Coffee houses are events organized by various members of the Dawson City community, which take place at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) from September to April, with the last show being held next week. more

Dawson City

You could expect a 10-years lifespan from mining projects, and Hakonson is well aware that placer miners have been roaming the creeks since 1898 and show no signs of stopping, but the short life of Viceroy's Brewery Creek Mine... more

Dawson City

Peter Menzies likes to think of all the music going on in Dawson City these days as pieces of a puzzle. Menzies acts as emcee for most of the open mic/coffee house events at the Odd Fellows Hall and also for the various Home Routes house concerts more

Yukon Music

This music has a long history in the territory: the jigs and reels of the fiddle have been documented in the North since 1847. In Old Crow, fiddles have been popular since Archie Linklater, a Scot from Manitoba, came to the Yukon and married a Gwitch more

Yukon Music

I got back from our September vacation trip just in time to begin to rebuild the calluses on my left hand and get myself ready for the October edition of the monthly Coffee House/Open Mic.... more

Dawson City

Over the course of the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, August 18 and 19, CFYT 106.9 in Dawson City broadcast its first remote live radio programming. There was a series of three remote shows: a drawing game on Saturday afternoon from the tents on Fro more

Yukon Arts

Zavallennahh Huscroft (formorly known as Zav RT), from Victoria, has been teaching fiddle for 20 years, working in rural northern communities in the north for nine, and for the past five she has been visiting living rooms and classrooms virtually. more

Yukon Music

Peter Menzies' commitment to trades education at Robert Service School (RSS) in Dawson City is setting an example for the Yukon. According to Menzies, a teacher since 2004, there is a serious lack of technology-based education in rural Yukon schools more

Yukon Education

I think I like violins because they cry. Or perhaps it's the way resined horsehair pushed and pulled over wire strings makes my spine quiver. It could be the intensity of the violinist drawing the bow, rocking with the motion, fingers dancing deftly more

Yukon Music

Dawson City is famous for the Dawson City Music Festival, which covers a long weekend in July. However, if that's all we had happening here, the town could be considered musically impoverished. more

Dawson City

My personal songbook is getting bigger every month. That's thanks to the energy of a departed Dawsonite educator, named Nijen Holland (or just, Nijen, as everybody called him), who thought up the idea of having monthly coffee houses at various.... more

Dawson City