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East Pointers

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 30: Labour Day Songs for Labouring People

Whether you’re working on this Labour Day holiday or are lucky enough to have a day off, we have a great set of songs for you in this Labour Day edition.  Artists include Matt Andersen, Dave Gunning, Patrick Watson, The… Continue Reading →

Friday Night Music at Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto

When given the opportunity for a long weekend (the latter half of the US Independence Day holiday), Team GDW jumped into the car and ventured north across the Peace Bridge and into southern Ontario.  Armed with the knowledge that three… Continue Reading →

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 13: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

On this episode of Gossip Talkin’ Blues, we go 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – five shows from artists of four provinces in three nights in two states in one weekend.  Songs included from The East Pointers, Fortunate Ones, Alan… Continue Reading →

The East Pointers: Sharing Their PEI Music in Central PA

We have written previously about how much we enjoy seeing our local Susquehanna Folk Music Society finding ways to bring at least one Canadian act to the PA mid-state each year.  Just last fall we enjoyed a local evening with… Continue Reading →

2017 Year-End Roundup, Part I: Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia

Ready for this year’s roundup of favorite albums?  This year, we’re doing this in five parts – four organized regionally and then one overall recap with M’s and my lists.  We’ll start out on the East Coast and move westward… Continue Reading →

Snappy Snippets: Music From the Maritimes

Still reeling from the abundance of traditional music that we experienced during the recent Celtic Classic festival here in PA, our craving for finding a ‘few more’ East Coast Celtic artists remains strong.  Given the wealth of Maritimes artists that… Continue Reading →

Find a New Favorite: The East Pointers

It must have been back around 2013 when I first heard music from Prince Edward Island artist Tim Chaisson.  Grateful once more for the accessibility of Canadian music stations on satellite radio, I recall the flurry of catchy folk-pop tunes… Continue Reading →

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