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  1. Lois Lilienstein of Sharon, Lois & Bram fame has died, son confirmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Brandon Sun

    Sharon Hampson, Lois Lilienstein and Bram Morrison are photographed in Toronto Tuesday July 9, 2002. Lois Lilienstein of Sharon, Lois & Bram fame has died.


  2. Spanish pianist Pablo Galdo performed at American British Academy in MuscatRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Times of Oman

    ... for solo piano, portraying characteristic regions of Spain, each with a distinctive style of music based on local folk songs and popular melodies. Bringing the studies together, AlbA niz created the soon-to-be-famous Suite EspaA ola in honour ...


  3. Assembly marks Earth Day by transitioning to paperless systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WNED

    Earth Day 2015 is also the first day that the New York State Assembly transitioned to a paperless system. Assemblymembers have been given I Pads to read bills electronically, and supporters say it will save millions of dollars, and trees.


  4. Stars Turn Out For Folk AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday |

    The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards were dished out at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, and former Catatonia frontwoman Matthews took to the stage to offer a tribute to late music historian Dr Meredydd Evans, who died in February just a day after he was announced as the winner of the Good Tradition Award. Garvey also took to the stage to honour another late star, singer/songwriter Ewan MACColl who was inducted into the Folk Awards Hall of Fame.


  5. Canadian Big Content spokesjerk says the public domain is against the public interestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Boing Boing

    Michael Geist writes, "On World Book and Copyright Day, it is worth noting how Graham Henderson, the President of Music Canada characterized the government's decision to extend the term of copyright in sound recordings and performances:" "With each passing day, Canadian treasures like Universal Soldier by Buffy Sainte-Marie are lost to the public domain. This is not in the public interest.


  6. Lightfoot returning to Newton TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | New Jersey Herald

    ... enhanced when he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Lightfoot was honored for his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and '70s. In his native Canada, Lightfoot is a hero, bestowed with a Governor's General Award, Canadian ...


  7. The Prosperity Corps: Millions of Americans Selling Products and Services Abroad | CommentaryRead the original story

    Thursday | Roll Call

    On Oct. 14, 1960, President John F. Kennedy made an impassioned plea to University of Michigan students, exhorting them to move abroad and assist nations struggling under the weight of underdeveloped economies. Kennedy was convinced American talent is a unique, effective export commodity.


  8. Decision on Asian-American band's name is wrongRead the original story

    Thursday |

    Given that most people couldn't tell the difference between a copyright and a trademark, it usually takes something controversial, such as the Washington Redskins' refusal to change their name, to get people interested in trademark law. This week, a higher court scrutinized a lesser-known trademark - when the band The Slants sought to protect its name.


  9. Northampton singer-songwriter Heather Maloney talks heartache,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday |

    ... but what's left is something bigger. There's an insight underneath that rubble.There's hope. I'm still learning." Indie-folk musician Heather Maloney performs "Linger Longer," a song from the artist's upcoming LP "Making Me Break," for MassLive ...


  10. Good vibrations: Tracey Thorn's new book crushes our ideas about what makes a good singerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | New Statesman

    ... ideas of stage fright (including hers) being born of vulnerability and of dysphonia - the inability to sing, which the folk singers Shirley Collins and Linda Thompson have suffered from - arising from hysteria. There are chewy sections in which she ...


  11. Inverness musician wins prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Northern Scot

    Talisk with Folk Singer of the Year award winner Nancy Kerr, WHEN Craig Irving was introduced to traditional music at Millburn Academy in Inverness, it started him on a path that led to the winners podium at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards last night . "I was asked to play a ceilidh there and it was the first time I'd done anything like that and I thought 'this is really, really good'," the 20-year old musician said.


  12. Ryley WalkerRead the original story

    Thursday | Ink 19

    A LOT. . I'm constantly looking for something new, something fresh. Boy did I ever find that with this record.


  13. CBC Ottawa's live music picks for this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | CBC News

    ... name. Since 2007, Chelsea has been home to The Flats, a five-piece playing gritty indie-rock with a lining of weathered folk. The thing is, they haven't been the only band called The Flats. In fact, there are many throughout North America, so the ...


  14. Singer-songwriter Josh Rouse, who visits Pocklington at the weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | York Press

    ... record rocks in a gentle way," says Josh, who visits Pocklington Arts Centre on Saturday. "It's a Midwestern acoustic folk record, I suppose. Not as influenced by Spain as I have been more recently." Instead, therapy has played its part in 10 songs ...


  15. The Fureys are Swindon boundRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | This is Wiltshire

    The Fureys have been stirring audiences worldwide for 37 years, including former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has hailed Green Fields of France as the best peace song of all time. The band formed in 1978 literally by accident.


  16. Guy Garvey sings tribute to folk hero Ewan MacCollRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Hampshire Chronicle

    Elbow frontman Guy Garvey paid tribute to singer-songwriter Ewan MacColl with a performance of his classic track The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face at the Folk Awards. The singer joined the late songwriter's family on stage at the event which ended with MacColl inducted into its Hall of Fame.


  17. Plaid Cymru bid to turn North Wales into a 'powerhouse'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | IcNorthWales

    The Plaid Cymru leader has set out plans to turn North Wales into a "powerhouse" economy while emphasising the party's left-wing pedigree. According to Leanne Wood the electrification of the North Wales Main Line and a third Menai bridge are priorities for her party, alongside improvements to major roads and faster broadband access.


  18. Cabinet is cause for 'Celebration' at the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Washington Post

    ... something J.P. Biondo says could happen before their headlining set at the family-friendly Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival at 7 p.m. on Saturday. (Larry Keel Experience, Kingsley Flood and Walker's Run are also on the bill.) "We always ...


  19. Ryley Walker has 'mesmerising effect' on fans at Cardiff's Clwb Ifor BachRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | IcNetwork

    ... be that he wears his influences a little too readily on his sleeve, most notably Tim Buckley's anguished jazz infused folk troubadour, John Martyn's soulful musings, or Bert Jansch's lyrical arpeggiated guitar picking. But on the evidence of this ...


  20. Review: Hattie Briggs, Kathryn Roberts and Sean LakemanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Salisbury Journal

    The singer-songwriter performed at Salisbury City Hall on Sunday night as part of her first national support tour, Tomorrow will follow Today. Supporting folk duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, she opened the evening's concert with five songs switching between her acoustic guitar and a keyboard.