Some great Canadian bluegrass music from the Slocan Ramblers! The Canada Day music fun continues!
Speaking of Matthew Byrne, here he is with his band, the Dardanelles, singing ‘Eastern Light’. The Canada Day fun continues!
Matthew Byrne is the finest interpreter of traditional folk songs in Canada today. Here’s a good example of his playing and singing, Canada Day folk music continues!
One of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters doing what he does best. This is an older video of James singing his song about the Nisei, who were interned during World War Two. I have yet to hear this song without choking up.
James Keelaghan’s website is here.
The Canada Day music fest continues!
The Canada Day song gala continues. Newfoundland has some of the best Caandian folk songs, and here’s one sung a capella by the inimitable Great Big Sea.
The Canada Day music gala continues. Here’s one of Bruce Cockburn’s best ever songs, dating back to the early seventies.
One of our unofficial national anthems, from the Arrogant Worms.
Another Canadian classic by the great Wade Hemsworth.
Well, it’s time to start the Canada Day weekend music rolling! Here’s Gordon Lightfoot with a great version of ‘Farewell to Nova Scotia’ from 1972.
A couple of Steeleye Span tunes to wake you up on a Saturday morning! The first is a fiery instrumental, the second demonstrates conclusively (in my view) that vocally, this current lineup is one of the strongest in Steeleye’s fifty-year career.
Oh, and in my opinion Maddy Prior is the reigning queen of current English folk music!