CiTR -- The Saturday Edge

CiTR -- The Saturday Edge


Now in its 31st year on CiTR, The Saturday Edge is my personal guide to world & roots music, with African, Latin and European music in the first half, followed by Celtic, Blues, Songwriters, Cajun and whatever else fits!


Angus Grant RIP. Back from Celtic Colours, and more  

Features on Jez Lowe, and Fred Eaglesmith, plus memories from Cape Breton's Celtic Colours festival, and a tribute to Shooglenifty fiddler Angus Grant, who died this week. So sad.

Bumper Jacksons  

Happy Thanksgiving!

Features on Barrule, Guy Davis, Jez Lowe, Bumper Jacksons - and more!  

Farewell to Buckwheat, plus features on Barrule, Guy Davis, Jez Lowe, Bumper Jacksons - and loads of new releases!

Blowhard Nation  

Includes debut of Stephen Fearing's commentary on the US election: Blowhard nation; mini-features on Connie Kaldor and Manx Celtic trio Barrule; some Belgian and Swiss music; a live track from Tri Continental's Rogue concert last weekend, and some new releases. And more.

Tri Continental feature  

Included two sets by Canadian Blues / Roots trio Tri Continental (Madagascar Slim, Bill Bourne & Lester Quitzau) - and a phone interview with the three guys calling in from a ferry terminal on Vancouver Island.

Mostly new stuff and a couple of themes  

New Releases acquired at Tonder and Edmonton Festivals. Previews of Bluebird North #100, Craig Cardiff's concert next Thursday

Report from Tonder Festival in Denmark - and more!  

Includes a report on last weekend's Tonder Festival in Denmark, a live studio set from Linda McRae, and more. Linda and I are both to be inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame at tomorrow night's concert at The Rogue in Vancouver

Paul Picks 'Em and Plays 'Em  

Guest Host Paul Norton previews the fall concert scene, spotlights the Putumayo label, celebrates Cesaria Evora's birthday, debuts some tracks from Colvin & Earle, traces the career of Amy Helm and generally runs amuck, as much as a senior citizen DJ can, anyway. Check it out.

Stony Plain Folk  

A sample of samplers from Canada's venerable Stony Plain Records. Plus a tribute to the late Penny Lang. Jim Burnett guest hosts.

Arthur and Andrea filling in for Steve Edge  

We have all sorts of music for you today from singer songwriter to old time to Bluegrass!

Aloha - for now  

My last show for a month featured lots of personal favourites, and previews of Shorefest Day 3 and next weekend's Edmonton Folk Music Festival. The show will be hosted by Paul Norton (Aug 6th & Aug 27), Arthur & Andrea Berman (Aug 13) and Jim Burnett (Aug 20) for the next 4 Saturdays. I return from Denmark for the Labour Day weekend show on September 3rd. Should have heaps of new music to play - and a couple of major festivals to report (Edmonton and Tonder)

Shorefest / Mission edition  

Featured an interview with Estonian trio Trad Attack! recorded at last week's Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Plus a variety of artists appearing this weekend at the Mission Folk Music Festival, and on the Rogue Stage at Sunset Beach (July 23, 27 & 30) - a free Canadian roots music festival which takes place prior to the Celebration of Light fireworks displays.

Live at Van Folk Fest  

Live from Jericho Beach Park.

Filling In On Pacific Pickin'  

Filling-in for Andrea & Arthur Berman again on Pacific Pickin'. They are cruising around Iceland, so I'm spinning some rogue grass on their show!

Festival Previews Edition  

Featuring lots of artists coming to Island Musicfest, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Mission Folk Festival, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues this summer.

Filling in on Pacific Pickin  

Guest Host Steve Edge from 'The Saturday Edge on Folk' steps in with his own special brand of bluegrass.

Let The Music Keep Our Spirits High  

Desperately trying to cheer up the world - in spite of the server not working!

A few Of My Favourite Things  

A few Of My Favourite Things - including featured artists at various festivals this Summer, a couple more Swarb tunes, new releases, and more

Dave Swarbrick R.I.P.  

This week: a tribute to the amazing English fiddler Dave Swarbrick, who passed away yesterday. Also previews of Rogue concerts and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and much more.

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