Last week host Colin MacDonald premiered ‘The Drought’ across the pond on release day, adding it to the Folkal Point set list.

The programme is also re-transmitted (globally!) online three times a week on its Essential Channel by Blues and Roots Radio from Canada.

You can catch the replay Monday, March 1st at 8am on Blues & Roots Radio.

The closest i’ve ever been to Co Armagh, just outside Edinburgh, Scotland back in 2018!

FOLKAL POINT 475 – FEBRUARY 25 – is curated by producer-presenter Colin MacDonald at Raidió Coharra in rural Co Armagh (*American artistes) and the web page www.folkalpoint.scot is sponsored by Robin Campbell – Music.

REWRITING HISTORY – Clay DuBose*
TAKE THIS DANCE – Misty River* featuring (lead vocal) Carmen Phelan
TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER – Norman Collins & The Tumblers*
YE JACOBITES BY NAME – Screaming Orphans (Eire)
WAVES GONNA COME – Dave Spector* featuring (lead vocal) Sarah Marie Young*
COMPASSES – Ian David Green (Albion) with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Scotia)
TELL THE TRUTH (And Shame The Devil) – Becky Buller*
BURNING TIMES – Gaelforce (Albion)
SEA OF HEARTBREAK – Rosanne Cash* with Bruce Springsteen*
RADIO KEEPS ME ON THE GROUND – James Combs* of Great Willow* with I See Hawks In LA*
THE DROUGHT – Tania Joy (Canada)
TROUBLE AND DESIRE – The Hoth Brothers*
THE LAST CHANCE FARM – Ben de la Cour* with (harmony vocals) Andrina Turenne (Canada)
FOR THE ROSES – instrumental – Fiona Joy (Australia)
DIAMOND HEEL BLUES – Townes Van Zandt*
ALREADY MADE – Yvonne Lyon (Scotia)
READY TO BE BRAVE – Jeffery Straker (Canada)
YELLOW ON THE BROOM – Elena Piras (Albion/ Sardinia)
THIS AIN’T FUNNY ANY MORE – Clay DuBose*
DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST – Deborah Crooks*
CAN’T BE SATISFIED – HowellDevine*
I’LL STILL WAIT – Janet Martin*
BORN UNDER A NORTHERN LIGHT – Ian David Green (Albion)
I’LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT – instrumental – Kenny Baker* & Josh Graves*
WE’VE GOT IT ALL – Peter James Millson (Albion)
WHAT’S IT GONNA TAKE? – Anya Hinkle* with (banjo) Graham Sharp* of the Steep Canyon Rangers
STIR CRAZY – Defrance*
IN THE TIME OF SNOW – Beulah’s Boneyard (Albion)
MY SWEET SUZANNE – instrumental – Steve Mayone*

Thank you to Vinyl Chapters for including Planks and Marietta in this list, and for the lovely review!

Tania Joy | Folk | Roots

Another Friday means another round of great new tunes from New Music Fridays! This week we’ve got some chilled-out vibes against heavy beats, indie pop loveliness and powerfully significant folk. Strap in, buckle down, and get lost in some great music. Read more…

Local edition with Robyn Ottolini, Tania Joy, Beams, Small Sins, Morningside, and Judgement

February 16, 2021 By Will McGuirk

Here in the confines of Shwarawk City we are planning the Durham Region music awards, the OMAs. Lots to plan, lots to share, but for now lets take a listen to some tunes being put out by the very rad folks with roots in the Region. Robyn was among the 2020 OMA nominees and since then her star is rising rapidly. Great to see. Her fellow Uxbridge scenester Tania has a poignant take on a very personal issue and our old pals in Beams also get personal in these very individual times. Read more…

I am pleased to announce I will be playing a 2nd set at Wintersong Music Festival January 20th in downtown Stouffville, joined by Jeff Haynes on guitar and Peter Bradley on percussion & sweet harmonies. You can find us Saturday afternoon for a set at Redefined Finds at 3pm!

Redefined Finds is one of the venues where you can enjoy FREE shows for all ages during the festival! Wintersong Wristbands will also be available as of 5pm Tuesday, January 16th at the Wintersong Hub, giving you access to 50+ bands across multiple venues January 19th & 20th.

Pick yours up in advance at the Wintersong Hub (6280 Main Street) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm-8pm. And throughout the entire weekend.


On the weekend of Jan. 19 & 20 Wintersong Music Festival will blanket the streets, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops of Stouffville Main Street with live music! Brought to you by the team that organized the 2017 Guinness Record Attempt By Epidemic Music Group for Longest Concert by Multiple Artists, Wintersong promises to warm your spirits and connect the community to the regions live music scene.

Tania Joy will be playing the first annual Wintersong Music Festival at The Smokery Kitchen & Bar in downtown Stouffville for a late night set on Jan 19th at 1:00 am! (which is technically early Jan 20!)
On the weekend of Jan. 19 & 20 Wintersong Music Festival will blanket the streets, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops of Stouffville Main Street with live music! Brought to you by the team that organized the 2017 Guinness Record Attempt By Epidemic Music Group for Longest Concert by Multiple Artists, Wintersong promises to warm your spirits and connect the community to the regions live music scene.

Excited to be part of the North Stage at the Markham Village Music Festival this Saturday June 21st! Check out the full roster of artists, and join us for the day!
The Markham Village Music Festival is coming up this weekend, June 20-21. The highlight of the festival is undoubtedly The North Stage that play host to 27 artsits/bands over the weekend! We will be celebrating the second year of a stage that celebrates the craft of songwriting and the hard work of local musicians who work at this all year long.
Stop by early to catch my acoustic set at 11:20 AM on the North Stage.
The north stage encompasses what we as a community work so hard for all year long.. This is a non-profit celebration of music and the craft of songwriting. We wouldn’t have this stage and this opportunity without some incredible local musical sponsors, Long & McQuade, Chalet Recording Studio and Epidemic Music Group.
This year will  also feature performances from: Future History, Andrew Ashford and the East End Bulls Kevin Pullen,Donalyn, Alderwood, Josef Thomas of Hungry Lake, Falling with Style, The Mickeys, Cameron Kennedy, Mackenzie Alexander McRuer, Jim Dan Dee,Harrison Caldeira, Janis Lyn, Man Made Forest, Paul Irvine, Ro Randall,Slowcrash, Jeannette Loveisfree, Richard Malouin, O’Reilly’s Remedy,Robert Brawley and The Freel Street Band, Shannon Beresford, DatE – Dick and the Emotions, Ben Crosby, Matina Zee, Kelly Jameison, Russell Jackson-Wyatt and quite a few special guests.

OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATIONS
FOUR THURSDAYS THIS SUMMER STARTING THIS THURSDAY!!!!
This Thursday June (19th) Stouffville is closing its Main Street from 4:00pm to 10:00pm for the second of five Main Street Dinner Party Road closures.

The stores will be open, the restaurants will be serving dinner to outside tables as you enjoy live music from three different locations:

Main and Park (by the Cornerhouse)
WHATEVER STICKS!!! will rock the night away with great R&B classics
Main at 19 on the Park
5:00 – Flamenco and Finger Style Guitar by Richard Elliott
6:00 – Contemporary Finger Style Guitar by Erwin Shack
7:30 – Contemporary acoustic singer/songwriter Tania Joy

Main at Market Street (by the CIBC)
5:00 – Award winning recording artist Grainne Ryan and her sister, Cora Ryan
7:30 – Acoustic pop sounds of Bruce MacNeil and Mike Burns

Saturday May 31st
Elgin Park, Uxbridge
10:30 – Parade
12 noon – Greetings and Entertainment  (Bandshell)
2:00 – Forming the Living Ribbon
2:45 or 3:00 –  Entertainment
4:00 – Closing remarks
music will continue to play till 5:00 pm
5:00  – Beverage Tent closed
It’s going to be a sun-filled day in Elgin Park for the Uxbridge Support The Troops event!! I’ll be taking the main stage at NOON for a set of tunes backed by Buster Fykes on lead guitar!
You can also look forward to more musical acts throughout the afternoon, and King Brewery will be launching Legion of Heroes Lager. A special commemorative lager brewed in recognition of the commitment and sacrifice of our ultimate heroes! It can’t get much better than that folks! Come on out and show your support!
woundedwarriors.ca

“Tamara was no small influence on me and I am thrilled and relieved
that shes making music again.” – Charles “Broken Social Scene”
Voted 4th best concert of the year NOW magazine just infont of Bjork
and released 8 albums in Canada and Europe. Toured with Feist and
Rheostatics.
WITH SPECIAL GUEST: TANIA JOY
WIXENS BRIDGE. 65 Brock St West.
MAY 31. 8pm