Celebrating this most social of empathetic arts is the delightful duty of the Canadian Folk Music Awards, which pops up in major cities on the brink of winter every year for the past dozen years. I shall be journeying up to the nation's upper case as the event returns to Ottawa this weekend, regretfully abandoning my show for another week. Many friends of the Orbit are contestants and performers. My friend, award-winning photographer Leonard Poole will be capturing the action for the blog.
I will be back on the 24th with a studio visit from Kevin Breit and a sheaf of new Canadian music from the far folk frontiers.
The awards ceremony is broadcast here CFMA's 2017