Canada Day

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Thu, 07/01/2021 - 5:30am to 7:00am
A musical exploration of our northern neighbor

Join host Kurt Liebezeit for a celebration of Canadian folk music on Canada Day, the day that our northern neighbors celebrate the legal confederation of separate provinces into the Commonwealth that we now know as Canada.  Canada is a land rich in natural resources, and her traditional songs reflect the long heritage of a people that fished the oceans, farmed the prairies, dug out the minerals, and laid railroad track across the continent. Today's program draws heavily on historical field recordings from the venerable Folkways record label, but it also includes selections from well known Canadian songwriters like Ian & Sylvia, Joni Mitchell, and Gordon Lightfoot.

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    5:30
    Artist
    Alan Mills
    Song
    Come All You Bold Canadians
    Album
    Canada's Story in Song
    Label
    Folkways
  • Time
    5:33
    Artist
    Diane Oxner
    Song
    The Chezzetcook Song
    Album
    Traditional Folksongs of Nova Scotia
    Label
    Rodeo Records Limited
  • Time
    5:37
    Artist
    Ken Peacock
    Song
    Hard Times
    Album
    Songs of Newfoundland
    Label
    Folkways
  • Time
    5:40
    Artist
    Diane Oxner
    Song
    The Honest Working Man
    Album
    Traditional Folksongs of Nova Scotia
    Label
    Rodeo Records Limited
  • Time
    5:44
    Artist
    Martin Sullivan
    Song
    The Railroad Boy
    Album
    Folk Songs of Ontario
    Label
    Folkways
  • Time
    5:47
    Artist
    Alan Mills
    Song
    The Banks of Newfoundland
    Album
    Songs of the Maritimes: Lumberman Songs and Songs of the Sea
    Label
    Folkways Records
  • Time
    5:51
    Artist
    Mrs. Wm Towns
    Song
    What Is the Life of a Man
    Album
    Folk Songs of Ontario
    Label
    Folkways
  • Time
    5:55
    Artist
    Tom Brandon
    Song
    The Hobo's Grave
    Album
    Folk Songs of Ontario
    Label
    Smithsonian Folkways Recordings/Folkways Records
  • Time
    5:56
    Artist
    Stan Rogers
    Song
    The Rocks of Baccalieu
    Album
    For the Family
    Label
    Folk Tradition
  • Time
    6:00
    Artist
    La Bottine Souriante
    Song
    Mon père mariez-moi donc
    Album
    Les Epousailles
    Label
    Gamma
  • Time
    6:03
    Artist
    Jeanne D'Arc Charlebois
    Song
    La danse en soulier d'beu
    Album
    Homage to Madame Bolduc
    Label
    Philo
  • Time
    6:06
    Artist
    Gerry Robichaud
    Song
    Ottawa Valley Reel
    Album
    Down East Fiddling
    Label
    Voyager Recordings
  • Time
    6:09
    Artist
    Rick Avery & Judy Greenhill
    Song
    My Father's Old Sou'wester
    Album
    Harbour Grace
    Label
    J&R Records
  • Time
    6:13
    Artist
    Margaret Christl & Ian Robb
    Song
    The Green Bushes
    Album
    The Barley Grain for Me (feat. Grit Laskin)
    Label
    Folk-Legacy Records
  • Time
    6:16
    Artist
    Phil Thomas
    Song
    The Old Go-Hungry Hash House
    Album
    Where the Fraser River Flows
    Label
    Skookumchuck Records
  • Time
    6:20
    Artist
    Oscar Brand
    Song
    That's What We Learn in the School
    Album
    Songs Inane Only
    Label
    Riverside Records
  • Time
    6:23
    Artist
    Ian & Sylvia
    Song
    Marlborough Street Blues
    Album
    Early Morning Rain
    Label
    Vanguard Records
  • Time
    6:26
    Artist
    Gordon Lightfoot
    Song
    Steel Rail Blues
    Album
    United Artists Collection, The
    Label
    EMI/EMI Records (USA)
  • Time
    6:28
    Artist
    Barry Luft and Tim Rogers, with Grit Laskin
    Song
    B.C. Rail
    Album
    Songs of the Iron Trail
    Label
    Sefel Records
  • Time
    6:32
    Artist
    Jon Bartlett & Rika Ruebsaat
    Song
    Henry Hudson
    Album
    Come to Me In Canada
    Label
    Jon Bartlett & Rika Ruebsaat
  • Time
    6:35
    Artist
    Jon Bartlett & Rika Ruebsaat
    Song
    Come to Me In Canada
    Album
    Come to Me In Canada
    Label
    Jon Bartlett & Rika Ruebsaat
  • Time
    6:39
    Artist
    Ron Hynes
    Song
    No Change In Me
    Album
    Get Back Change
    Label
    Borealis Records
  • Time
    6:43
    Artist
    Eileen McGann
    Song
    Lord Franklin
    Album
    Heritage
    Label
    Dragonwing Music
  • Time
    6:47
    Artist
    Lynn Miles
    Song
    Rust
    Album
    Night In A Strange Town
    Label
    Philo
  • Time
    6:51
    Artist
    Joni Mitchell
    Song
    Carey
    Album
    Hits
    Label
    Reprise
  • Time
    6:54
    Artist
    The Rankin Family
    Song
    Fisherman's Son
    Album
    North Country
    Label
    Guardian Records
  • Time
    6:58
    Artist
    Keith Corrigan and Jimmy Kelly
    Song
    Elsie's / Yves Verret's
    Album
    Ireland in Quebec
    Label

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