I am particularly amused that a thread by Ontarians complaining about the lack of Traditional Folk Music would not have mentioned the "Millrace Festival of TRADITIONAL Folk Music" which has been running for 11 years. It runs the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend and is also a FREE Festival. Brad McEwen the Organizer and Musical Director also runs TRAD sessions in Cambridge Ontario, on a Bi-weekly basis from Sept to May each year.
Another place not mentioned is the Tranzac club in Toronto. I drove 1 1/4 hours each way to hear Martin Carthy last Sunday night, apart from Hamlet does it get any more Trad than that. He also appeared in London Ont. The Flying Cloud frequently has top of the line traditional acts there.
In defence of Eaglewood, they had Enoch Kent on their lineup this year. Who knows which songs Enoch wrote himself or which are trad, when he sings them they all sound trad because he writes in a Trad style. They also Featured Washington, Whiteley and Scarlett not what I would call "Singer Songwriters"
Now, is it that we are looking in different places for traditional material because we are looking for material from different traditions?
I do agree BTW that we need More "Traditional" music of ALL traditions.