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Saturday Oct 24, 2009: Canada Part 2

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Two weeks ago I began this Canadian journey, acknowledging their Thanksgiving. I didn't come in last week, there was some painting going on that I had a bad reaction to and gave it a rest, thanks so much to Maureen Neville for taking my spot, shes makes it like I wasnt' even gone with her choices and knowledge. We were so fortunate to have her club in our area over a decade ago bringing great contemporary folk to our area. Shes been a major fund raiser and community advocate these decades that the radio station has been alive.

So with the break of a week, I am continuing with the Canadians Part Two, but will be unable to play them all of course. Since I was last here the Canadian folk awards were  announced, and will be held Nov 21st in Ottawa.  I have a few of these nominations.

The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean. Frobisher's Thanksgiving was not for harvest but homecoming. He had safely returned from a search for the Northwest Passage, avoiding the later fate of Henry Hudson and Sir John Franklin.
In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. The feast was one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations by Europeans in North America. Frobisher was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him — Frobisher Bay.

1. James Gordon - Frobisher Bay - Mining for Gold - Borealis

2. Stan Rogers - Northwest Passage - Northwest passage - Fogarty's Cove Music

3. James Keelaghan - House of Cards - House Of Cards - Borealis

4.  Rose Cousins - Good Enough - If You Were For Me - Old farm Pony Records - www.rosecousins.com

5.  The Bills -  Bamfield's John Vanden - Let Em Run - thebills.ca

6. Wailin' Jennys - Paint A Picture - Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House - Red House

7.  Matapat  - Le Champ De Pois / Reel Des Cent Larmes - Matapat 2 1/2 - intermedemusic.com

8. Rick Fielding - Come to Lower Canada - This One's The Dreamer - Borealis

9.  Connie Kaldar - What Does It Take - Sky with Nothing to Get in the way - Coyote

10. Garnet Rogers - Phone Booth - Night Drive - Snow Goose

11. Tom Lips - Dave's Got A Woman - Practical Man - tomlips.ca

12..  Beth Ferguson- Learning How to Fall - Dance on the Earth - malaika.ca

13.  Bruce Cockburn - Closer to the Light - Dart to the Heart - Columbia

14. Paul Mills (Curly Boy Stubbs) with his son, Trevor Mills, Bill Garrett, Don Reed, Dan Whiteley [inspired by Norman Blake] Stubbs Stomp - Other Side of the Glass - Borealis

15.  McGarrigles - Talk to Me of Mendocino - McGarrigle Hour - Rykodisc

16.  Duhks - Moses Don't Get Lost - Migrations - Sugar Hill

17.  Harry Manx - Only Then Will Your House Be Blessed - Wise and Otherwise - Dog My Cat

18. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings [Stephen fearing Colin Lindon and Tom Wilson] - (Eaglesmith)  49 Tons - Kings of Love - True North

19  Dan McKinnon - Just Another Day - Just Another Day - danmckinnon.ca

20.  NightSun - One Moment of Grace - One Moment of Grace - Borealis

21. Katherine Briggs - Valentine for Lovelace - Artists for the Algonquin - leopardfrogstudio.com

22  Jim Hanlon - Wooden Ships & Iron Men - From the Heart - jimlanlon.com

Since I was last on the air with you, the nominees for the Canadian Folk Music Awards were announced. They will be directly across the Ottawa River from Canadas parliment buildings in Ottawa ( a designed by Douglas Cardinal) They will be at the  Museum of Civilization in Gatineau Quebec Nov. 21st.  http://canadianfolkmusicawards.ca/    

23. Dala - Compass - Everyone is Someone - Campus Music
NOminated in  category of best Vocal Group of the Year  (From Toronto)

[Leonard Cohen - Madison Sq garden last night, will be in Ohio tonight]

24. Grit Laskin - Macho Man - Unabashedly Folk - Borealis

25. Gordon Lightfoot - Pussywillows Cat-tails - Coplete Greatest hits - Warner Bros.

26.  Ray Bonneville - Tomorrow's Yesterday -   - Roll It down - Red House [RayBonneville.com]

27. Le Vent Du Nord - Octobre 1837 - La Part Du Feu - Borealis

28 Lynn Hanson - Dance in the Evermore - Eleven Months - lynnehanson.com
canadian Folk Music awards'  nomination for New/Emerging Artist of the Year:(Ottawa)

29.  Zachary Stevenson - When I'm Gone - While I'm Here - zacharystevenson.com

30  Reveillon - La Noire - Quiquequoidontou - reveillon.qc.ca
Up for traditional album of the Year , but not this album. [Montreal]

Next Week: Jory Nash, Ariana Gillis, Ian and Sylvia, Enoch Kent and Finest Kind in next weeks show theme of nonsense sylables in song

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