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!


Memories of the Edmonton Folk Festival last week  

Some highlights from last weekend's Edmonton Folk Festival line-up, plus new releases from Tom Russell and Offa Rex (The Decembrists with Olivia Chaney) and more!

While Steve's Away ...  

Steve Edge is off having fun at the Edmonton Folk Festival, and you have Paul Norton (from Code Blue) at ze controls. Paul presents the usual melange of new releases, folk curios and concert previews, delivered in a hopefully entertaining and informative fashion. Without TOO many technical glitches.

Edmonton Folk Fest previews and more  

Lots of artists coming to next weekend's Edmonton Folk Music Festival plus a feature on the new CD by Martin Simpson from England, and many more!

Birthdays, Rogues, and Oodles of World Music  

Birthdays, Rogues, and Oodles of World Music.

Mission Folk Festival preview and VFMF wrap  

Highlights from last week's Vancouver Folk Music Festival line-up and a preview of this weekend's Mission Folk Festival. Plus new releases and a dedication and much more!

live from the Folk Festival  

Broadcast live from Jericho Park at the 40th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival. We had a bit of a problem with the router at around 8:50 and were off the air until around 9:20 I think. A few guests swung by for a chat, but not nearly as many as I'd hoped. Big thanks to Pascale and the rest of the CiTR crew for making it happen - also to Richard who was hosting at the station.

Van Folk Fest Preview - and more  

Previews of a lot of BC festivals, for the most part.

Pacific Pickin'  

Special 4th iof July edition of Pacific Pickin', filling in for Andrea & Arthur Berman once again.

Canada Day Special  

Over 4 and a half hours of Canadiana, starting with some immigrants from Cuba, Africa, Haiti, India, Persia, and Turkey, then adding a few French songs from Quebec and Acadie, and some Cape Breton Gaels, before cruising right across the Great White North from Newfoundland to BC

I Don't Want To Know About Evil, I Only Want To Know About Love  

Mostly new releases and a few festival preview artists. Loose theme was John Martyn's song. I don't want to know about evil, either.

Pacific Pickin' - Filling In  

Filled in for Arthur and Andrea on Pacific Pickin' with a whole mess of Bluegrass and related acoustic music. Not sure how to save this anywhere but on my show's pages, so that's what I did!

Vipers, Gatherings, and new stuff  

New releases by Coig, Vieux Farka Toure, Usher's Island, and feature on The Gathering Festival, Bloomsday, and Viper Central (including a live in-studio interview with their fiddler / singer / songwriter Kathleen Nisbet)

Vin Garbutt R.I.P.  

Tributes to Vin Garbutt - English singer who passed away this week. Also to Gregg Allman and Jimmy LaFave, and some Pogues for a woman who requested them last week in memory of her recently departed hubbie. Features on Mr. Dave (Lindley) and new releases from Oumou Sangare and Bokante booke-ended the show, which ran into overtime.

32nd Anniversary Show!!  

New Oumou Sangare, Tom Russell, and Bokante CDs, and a trip to Sweden. Previews of the last to Rogue shows of the month and a few Vancouver Folk Music Festival artists, plus RIP to Greg Allman and Jimmy LaFave, and a Loudon Wainwright II nightmare! Ended up with a Beatles outtake from the new 50th anniversary Sgt. Pepper's box set.

SOCANed Cubans, Rogue and Festivalites  

We start the show with a bit of a look back at the music of the Buena Vista Social Club, in honour of the new movie about them. The balance of the show takes us on a journey of examples of musicians coming to various festivals in the area this summer. Lots of other interesting stuff too!

Come On You Reds!  

New releases from the latest fRoots magazine sampler. Some Swedish tunes cos I'm heading there tomorrow for the Europa League Final (United! Come On The lads!) Previews of Richard Thompson (Saltspring), Chris Ronald, David Lindley. And songs for the UK election. And more.

Sleepwalking For 30 Years  

New local CD releases, LIVE cuts recorded at Rogue Folk shows over the past 30 years, concert previews, etc.

Transmission Blues  

Mothers Day, Elections, New Releases, Live specials, all sorts of fun and games on here, but only available for the most part on podcast. Huge thanks to Scott for fixing the stream!!

Sandy Denny tribute / new releases / concert previews  

New releases, notably Les Amazones d'Afrique and The Eisenhauers. Plus lots of artists just announced for this year's 40th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, a tribute to remarkable English singer Sandy Denny who died 39 years ago this week, and a couple of May songs to welcome in "the summer'!

Easter / Vaisakhi / Passover  

Easter / Vaisakhi / Passover Special, plus new releases and local concert previews galore

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