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!


Nostradamus / End Of The World? Or it just a preview of the end of the winter?  

This week's show featured some music recently acquired by Vancouver writer Tony Montague at the WOMEX Conference in Galicia, plus Al Stewart's monumental Nostradamus and associated prophecies of doom and sadness at the end of Obama's Presidency and the beginning of Drumpf's (is this the end of all things? Or just the end of all things decent?)

Winter Concert Previews  

This week's show featured lots of concert previews for the Rogue Folk winter season in Vancouver ( plus a lament for the passing of psychedelic gypsy surfing' fiddler Willie Royal (Willie & Lobo) and some new releases which got "shelved" during the more seasonal shows of the past couple of weeks.

NY Eve Special  

My special show for New Year's Eve, featuring some of my favourite songs and albums of 2016 and a few New Year's songs too.

Christmas Eve Special  

It's not often I get a chance to broadcast on Christmas Eve, so this was a special Christmas edition of The Edge On Folk, starting with a few Spanish / Latin American track, then getting a bit Cajun, a bit Bluesy, and mostly Christmas themes - plus a little bit of Hanukkah for "balance"!

Waiting For Snow with New Music to Warm the Soul  

New Releases, the latest samplers from fRoots magazine, some Cool Yule gypsy jazz, and plenty of uplifting tunes and songs to warm a winter's day when all of Canada is colder than Mars!

Two Hour Limited Show  

Preempted for Special Programming at 10am. All-Canadian show for SOCAN week.

That Paul Norton Guy Is Back Again ...  

Steve Edge is off in Toronto getting the Unsung Hero Award from the Canadian Folk Music Awards people, Guest host Paul Norton, better known for his work on CiTR's Code Blue show, sits in today. Lots of new releases, deep catalogue tracks and generally inspired (we hope) selections.

Revelers / Foghorns / Michael Jerome Browne  

Features on Louisiana zydeco sextet The Revelers, Foghorn Stringband - great old time quartet from Portland and Gaspe, plus new releases and old faves.

RIPs and new releases  

This week's show featured another tribute to Leonard Cohen, and RIPs to Sharon Jones and Leon Russell. Features on Quebec's Yann Falquet & Pascal Gemme, and North Vancouver fiddler Gabriel Dubreuil (who share the bill next Friday at The Rogue), The Revelers (coming to town Dec 1st), and new music from Rory Block (her latest mentor session, for Bukka White) plus other new releases and some old favourites.

Leonard Cohen Tribute  

This week's show featured a tribute to Leonard Cohen, new releases by Kobo Town, Rory Block, David Bromberg, Sarah Jarosz, Wake The Dead, Cassie & Maggie, Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater, Rosie MacKenzie, Kate Rusby and Vancouver's Chicken-Like Birds, and Gabriel Dubreuil. There's also a fundraiser next week for Vancouver's St. James Hall, featuring Jim Byrnes & Paul Pigat and friends paying tribute to the legacy of Chuck Berry and Chess Records. That will be a lot of fun!

Remembrance Day - and no trump  

Features on Sweet Alibi & Jadea Kelly, Wendy MacIsaac, Ten Strings & A Goat Skin, Remembrance Day, plus lots of new releases

Nominees for Canadian Folk Music Awards 2016  

This week's show featured the latest Putumayo CD - African Rumba, music from Mali's wonderful Rokia Traore (coming to Vancouver next weekend), and a major focus on the Nominees for the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards (December 2-3, in Toronto). I also spiced things up with some tasty Halloween "treats".

New Releases / Features on Rokia Traore, Roy Forbes, James Keelaghan  

Tribute to Calypso Rose (Lifetime Achievement Award at this weekend's WOMEX conference in Santiago de Compostela), New releases by Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania), Swedish trio Irmelin, troubadours Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons, celebration of 800 years of parliamentary democracy (Sweet Liberties), Nova Scotia sisters Cassie & Maggie, California Celtic combo Wake The Dead, and more. Plus mini-features on Rokia Traore (Mali), Roy Forbes (BC), and James Keelaghan (MB) - who are coming to town in the next few days.

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

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