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BS: Female Canadian Folksingers

JenEllen 05 Feb 00 - 03:19 PM
sophocleese 05 Feb 00 - 04:50 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 05 Feb 00 - 04:51 PM
Joe Offer 05 Feb 00 - 05:15 PM
Susanne (skw) 05 Feb 00 - 05:33 PM
Chris Seymour 05 Feb 00 - 05:55 PM
Clinton Hammond2 05 Feb 00 - 09:10 PM
MK 05 Feb 00 - 09:18 PM
Barry Finn 05 Feb 00 - 10:16 PM
Judy Predmore 06 Feb 00 - 01:20 AM
pastorpest 06 Feb 00 - 08:47 PM
raredance 06 Feb 00 - 09:19 PM
JenEllen 06 Feb 00 - 11:23 PM
black walnut 07 Feb 00 - 09:31 AM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 07 Feb 00 - 09:37 AM
Willie-O 07 Feb 00 - 09:53 AM
Willie-O 07 Feb 00 - 10:00 AM
Peg 07 Feb 00 - 10:02 AM
Willie-O 07 Feb 00 - 10:06 AM
Mbo 07 Feb 00 - 10:51 AM
Steve Latimer 07 Feb 00 - 02:05 PM
Amaranth 07 Feb 00 - 09:02 PM
GUEST,aldus 08 Feb 00 - 12:38 PM
GUEST,Val. 12 Feb 00 - 10:50 AM
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Subject: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: JenEllen
Date: 05 Feb 00 - 03:19 PM

Looking for names and information about current Canadian folk artists, emphasis on female musicians. In doing research I found some spots in musical history sadly lacking, and just have a feeling I've missed it more than it just isn't there. Genre of music really isn't important...Celtic, Ukrainian, traditional folk, whatever. Thanks folks, Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: sophocleese
Date: 05 Feb 00 - 04:50 PM

Eileen McGann, Cathy Miller, Ruth Sutherland, Katherine Wheatley, Cate Friesen, Marg Raynor, Jean Hewson and Christina Smith to name a few. You could also check out the catalogue for Back Porch music.


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 05 Feb 00 - 04:51 PM

Loreena McKinnit, Joni Mitchel, Buffy Saint-Marie, Laura Smith, The Rankin sisters, Heather, Rayleen and Cookie. Sarah Mc Laughlin, Rita MacNeil, Anne Murray, Katherine MacKinnon, Sylvia Tyson, And many others that my poor brain cannot think of... Help?? anyone?? Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Feb 00 - 05:15 PM

Click here for some interesting information on artists from Atlantic Canada. I'd especially recommend the voice of Teresa Doyle.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 05 Feb 00 - 05:33 PM

Kate & Anne McGarrigle, Connie Kaldor


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Chris Seymour
Date: 05 Feb 00 - 05:55 PM

Margaret Christl recorded a lovely album for Folk Legacy with Grit Laskin and Ian Robb. Surprised Sandy Paton hasn't popped up and mentioned that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 05 Feb 00 - 09:10 PM

One word...

FERRON!!!

From Vancouver, I believe she's living near Seattle these days on a private lsiand or something...

check ferron.com


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: MK
Date: 05 Feb 00 - 09:18 PM

Also, check out LENORE. Truly, a unique performer.

(...and lest we not forget Jan Arden...)


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Barry Finn
Date: 05 Feb 00 - 10:16 PM

Hi Chris, is that Maggie a smallish Scottish woman with a very large great voice? If so, I regret to inform you we now have her here in the Boston area & are greatful that our gain is your loss. Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Judy Predmore
Date: 06 Feb 00 - 01:20 AM

Anita Best, impeccable traditional acapella singer from Newfoundland. Her name is surprisingly unique & you can find info on her fairly easily doing a web search.

Penny Lang, blues, gospel, sassy, uplifting trad & original songs. Been around the folk scene off & on for a long time. I have a 1993 recording by her "Ain't Life Sweet" on Silverwolf records. Haven't tried looking her up on the web.


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: pastorpest
Date: 06 Feb 00 - 08:47 PM

Here are two trios of Canadian women folk singers for your list: the Sirens (www.thethreesirens.com) from London, Ontario, and Toronto based SAMI DA (jowdi@interlog.com) who sing folk music of eastern Europe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: raredance
Date: 06 Feb 00 - 09:19 PM

If you go to the Mudcat Links at the topof the page and then go to "Northern Journey" it will link you to a prairie full of Canadian performers.

rich r


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: JenEllen
Date: 06 Feb 00 - 11:23 PM

Thanks all. Feeling horribly ignorant, but terribly appreciative for all the help. The music was to go towards a "testosterone-free" 2 hour program dedicated to Canadian artists. We've got to do a second show now, and some to include the "y-chromosomers" too. Keep 'em coming if you got 'em...Elle


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: black walnut
Date: 07 Feb 00 - 09:31 AM

i couldn't even begin to start naming names...it would take me the rest of the morning.... (but if you're delving into the males now, don't forget bruce cockburn).

NORTHERN JOURNEY is indeed THE source.

this will take you to canadian folk artist websites:

http://www.northernjourney.com/cdnfolk/res/artistwww.html

this will take you to the online book about canadian folk musicians, by gene wilder,

http://www.northernjourney.com/cdnfolk/book/

~black walnut (from canada)


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 07 Feb 00 - 09:37 AM

Susan Aglukark is an Inuit singer with a lovely voice somewhat akin to your own Elle...forgot to mention her, Very Canadian. Yours,(always)Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Willie-O
Date: 07 Feb 00 - 09:53 AM

Well, do you want contemporary singer-songwriters, or FOLK singers, or both?

Lynn Miles, longtime Ottawa songwriter now residing on the cheap side of Hollywood. Terrific talent.

Sue Foley, blues guitarist extraordinaire, who after several years in Texas is now back in Ottawa. (Actually Lynn and Sue traded apartments at one point I think.)

The buzz on the folkfest circuit this past summer was on Sarah Sleen (Slean?), definite rising star.

And my pal, Christine Graves.

I second the motion to include Penny Lang and Connie Kaldor, both veterans who have contributed a lot to the scene. They both know how to conjure up spirit in a live performance like few artists I've ever seen.

W-O


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Willie-O
Date: 07 Feb 00 - 10:00 AM

Well, do you want contemporary singer-songwriters, or FOLK singers, or both?

Lynn Miles, longtime Ottawa songwriter now residing on the cheap side of Hollywood. Terrific talent.

Sue Foley, blues guitarist extraordinaire, who after several years in Texas is now back in Ottawa. (Actually Lynn and Sue traded apartments at one point I think.)

The buzz on the folkfest circuit this past summer was on Sarah Sleen (Slean?), definite rising star.

And my pal, Christine Graves.

I second the motion to include Penny Lang and Connie Kaldor, both veterans who have contributed a lot to the scene. They both know how to conjure up spirit in a live performance like few artists I've ever seen.

W-O


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Peg
Date: 07 Feb 00 - 10:02 AM

hmmm, do singers from Nova Scotia count? Then you should include Mary Jane Lemond, who sings lovely old-style ballads and songs in the Cape Breton style, many in Gaelic...


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Willie-O
Date: 07 Feb 00 - 10:06 AM

Duh,, sorry about that. Here's a few more essential names--find em all on northern journey:

  • Quartette: Official female supergroup, Sylvia Tyson, Caitlin Hanford, Connie Kaldor & Gwen Swick (who replaced the late Colleen Peterson, another name you should look up) They know how to harmonize.
  • Anne Lederman: singer, fiddler, folk music collector and interpreter; a most important purveyor of traditional music.
  • Laura Thomas, new face, occasional Mudcat visitor

Willie-O


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Mbo
Date: 07 Feb 00 - 10:51 AM

Dang! Peg beat me to Mary Jane Lamond. She rules! I love "O Tha Mise Fro Ghruamain." Rrrr...I probably spelled that wrong!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 07 Feb 00 - 02:05 PM

I have to put a plug in for Susan Latimer. She's been a guest on Rick Fieldings show a few times, and Rick says she's one of his favourite guests.


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: Amaranth
Date: 07 Feb 00 - 09:02 PM

A few more artists from the center of the continent - Welfare Starlets, Wyrd Sisters and Heather Bishop


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: GUEST,aldus
Date: 08 Feb 00 - 12:38 PM

Also, the other, but equally talented, Rankin Sisters, Rita and Mary From Nova Scotia. And how can we leave out the marvellous Edith Butler from New Brunswick. Glad to see the Welfare Starlets on the list. And Mary Jane Lamond...the ultimate.


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: GUEST,Val.
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 10:50 AM

...Daisy DeBolt, Marie-Lynn Hammond...


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Subject: RE: BS: Female Canadian Folksingers
From: GUEST,Val.
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 10:56 AM

And thinking of plugs, there's my Mom, Lana, in Willie-O's neck of the woods. She's just starting out her second career, hasn't recorded yet, but a very good performer if I dooo say so m'self. Folk-blues, fine interpretations of others' work.


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