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Rogue Folk Club Artistic Director Steve Edge, in the studios of CiTR. Note the Manchester United cap!

Saturday July 16, 2011

Broadcast live from Jericho Beach at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. From a flimsy tent, in pouring rain! Co-hosted by Steve Edge & Linda Bull, with incredible support from Adam and Andy and co. from CiTR fm. Nathan Rogers stopped by for a chat at some point - which makes the sequence of songs here not quite accurate! We had invited many more musicians to join us, but the weather was so appalling I'm amazed we even found one!
The festival was great, for all that. Rosanne Cash magically kept the rain storms confined to all other parts of the city on Saturday night and the festival escaped with a few sprinkles while the rest of the city was building arks! The big hits were Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three, selling all their CDs. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings gave a sublime set on Friday and then gave us a rare interview, which will be aired later. Was supposed to be 10 minutes, but ran for well over 30, so some editing needs to be done. Diana Jones was another hit, Leon Rosselson showed he still has a great gift for writing, Hans Theessink made an impressive debut here, Solas, too, played for the first time. Leonard Podolak staged a remarkable mega concert with several Celtic / Old Time / Alt Country bands. Tinariwen were refused entry, which was very sad, and definitely not the festival's fault. All the paperwork was in place, just the whim of the Canadian government to keep them out this time. Ricardo Lemvo filled in on main stage with a superb set - he should have been on main stage anyway, I thought, but it was sad that a few festival performers had such a tough time at the border. Morgan O'Kane was also turned away, but the other half of his band played on Sunday night and the last good song I heard was their rendition of my Mum's favourite song from WW II, J'Attendrai.
There are podcasts of this show available on CiTR's website Just listen to the rain on the roof!!
#ArtistSong TitleAlbum (label)
1Patrick StreetMusic For A Found HarmoniumIrish Times (Green Linnet)
2JuJu (Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara)JombajoIn Trance (
3TinariwenTamatant TilayAman Iman: Water Is Life (World Village)
4Fatoumata DiawaraWililfRoots #36 (
5FreshlygroundWaliphalala'IgaziRadio Africa (
6Ricardo Lemvo & Makina LocaHabari YakoIsabela (
7Ricardo Lemvo & Makina LocaO CasamentoIsabela (
8La-33Conciencia IntranquilaTencuidado (
9Youssou N'DourMarleyDakar-Kingston (
10David Wooddhead's ConfabulationBozeny ParasyVFMF Sampler 2011 (
11Mari BoineBoa'an Nuppi Bealde:I Come From The Other SideEight Season/G (
12Harald HaugaardMaestro Fraser / Reel SBurning Fields (Pile House)
13Helene BlumSpurven Sidder Stum Bag KvistLiden Sol (Pile House)
14GriffGenovaThe False Fly (
15VSkumpolskaLinnaeus V (Northside)
16SnakefarmJohnnyfRoots #36 (
17June Tabor & OysterbandIf My Love Loves MefRoots #36 (
18Stickney & OppermannMessage In A Bottle Harp Summit
19Dry BonesVeggie In The Holler BluesDry Bones (Indie, Winnipeg)
20Dry BonesLiving SkiesDry Bones (Indie, Winnipeg)
21Diana JonesI Don't KnowHigh Atmosphere (Proper)
22Diana JonesDrug For ThisHigh Atmosphere (Proper)
23Jim PageLightnin' HopkinsGhost Bikes (CDBaby)
24Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon RangersAtheists Don't Have No SongsRare Bird Alert (
25Gillian WelchScarlet TownThe Harrow & The Harvest (
26Gillian WelchThe Way It Will BeThe Harrow & The Harvest (
27New Country RehabTrain '45 Indie, Toronto) New Country Rehab
28Pokey LaFarge & the South City ThreeHard Times Come And GoSongs From Sing Out! V.54#1 (
29Dave AlvinGary, Indiana 1959Eleven Eleven (
30David BrombergTongueUse Me (Appleseed)
31Corinne West & Kelly Joe PhelpsHorseback In My DreamsMagnetic Skyline (
32Rosanne CashBury Me Under The Weeping WillowThe List (Manhattan)
33HeadwaterThe DrifterLay You Down (
34The SojournersThe NeighborhoodThe Sojourners (Black Hen)
35Paul PigatCorn LiquorBoxcar Campfire (Indie, Vancouver)
36DalaBoth Sides NowGirls From the North Country (
37Amelia CurranScattered & SmallWar Brides (iTunes)
38The Outside TrackThe Jubilant GoatCurious Things Given Wings (
39The Outside TrackSwerving For BunniesCurious Things Given Wings (
40Caladh NuaDancing EyesNext Stop (
41Dick GaughanTom Paine's BonesLive! At The Trades Club (Greentrax)
42John DoyleTie The Bonnet / Monahan Twig / A Fair Wind / The ConvenienceWayward Son (Compass)