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Canadians Converge at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

Having lived in PA now for well over a decade, it was hard to believe that we had not yet made it to the annual Philadelphia Folk Festival held over a mid-August weekend near Schwenksville, PA.  With the weekend open… Continue Reading →

Matthew Byrne: Winter Tour Finale in London, ON

Following our recent Sunday afternoon matinee “EcoFolk” benefit concert at The Aeolian Hall, we made our way to downtown London for an evening performance from “Newfoundland Traditional Singer, Guitarist and Storyteller,” Matthew Byrne.  Team GDW reviewed Matthew’s most recent “Horizon… 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 →

Review: Matthew Byrne, “Horizon Lines”

If you are looking for an exquisite album of music, perhaps to provide just the right accompaniment for that last summer drive, look no further than Matthew Byrne’s “Horizon Lines,” out just today. It must be said at the outset… Continue Reading →

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