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When we all came up with the idea for this CBC Music thing, I hightailed it over to the OCFF, which is kind of like Mecca for folkies. I stood up in front of a packed crowd of folk musicians, bookers, promoters and enthusiasts and promised that folk and roots music would be well serviced on the site. Today, we continue to make good on that promise as we launch the CBC Canadian Roots web radio station.

I’ve spent the past few weeks going through Deep Roots playlists, books of Canadian folk music, polling friends and insiders and compiling a slew of songs that would adequately represent the wide swath that is Canadian folk music. Everything from blues to bluegrass to singer-songwriter, to fiddle tunes to celtic to country, to indie-folk to archival recordings to live songs from Canadian folk festivals. If it’s folky, you’ll find it here. You'll find the stream in the singer-songwriter section of the list of web radio stations to the right of your screen.

You’ll hear artists like:

Rose Cousins

Ron Hynes

The Once

Gordon Lightfoot

The Foggy Hogtown Boys

Del Barber

Joe Grass

The Duhks

The Burning Hell

Jory Nash

And tons more. Have a listen to the stream, feel free to leave comments about what you’d like to hear or any other requests on the blog and I’ll be happy to have a look at them and even add a few. 

Related:

The great Canadian folk festival playlist

Hey Rosetta and Murray McLauchlan Up Close at the Vancouver Folk Festival

History Lesson: Gordon Lightfoot and the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Take a tour of Canadian roots and blues festivals

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lauren1503
#1 posted by
lauren1503
on Jul 10, 2012

you've created my dream stream! thank you, sir.

Donna LeClair
#2 posted by
Donna LeClair
on Jul 10, 2012

Yeah!!!

MuskieMusic
#3 posted by
MuskieMusic
on Jul 10, 2012

20 minutes into the roots stream and I'm already hooked. Nice work CBC.

laurita.snow
#4 posted by
laurita.snow
on Jul 10, 2012

what lauren said! thank you thank you!

Musicstonesme
#5 posted by
Musicstonesme
on Jul 10, 2012

Yes!  It's like my own playlist but better!  Good work Mr. Power!

Tom Power
#6 posted by
Tom Power
on Jul 10, 2012

Ah Wicked. Thanks everyone. Glad you're enjoying it!

Byrde
#7 posted by
Byrde
on Jul 11, 2012
I am sure this would fabulous IF I could figure how to actually play the streaming music on my iPod!! So far I have been unable to.
Byrde
#8 posted by
Byrde
on Jul 11, 2012
Well I hate to admit I am stupid or something, but nowhere on the Canadian Roots page can I find some sort of link to enable me to go to the streaming of the music!! Where is it? Have I suddenly gone blind or does my iPod not "see" it for some odd reason??
Music Music Music
#9 posted by
Music Music Music
on Jul 11, 2012

It took me FOREVER to find the link to this stream.  Why is it Singer-Songwriter Category???

Losho
#10 posted by
Losho
on Jul 11, 2012

Nice!  Thanks CBC and thank you, Tom.  Your expertise is very appreciated.  I love listening to you on R2.

memaxmarz
#11 posted by
memaxmarz
on Jul 11, 2012

I could not find the station either... thank goodness for the other comments here or I would be left scratching my head. 

memaxmarz
#12 posted by
memaxmarz
on Jul 11, 2012

Hi Tom, I'm SO GLAD that I finally found this station, it's fabulous.  Thank you for the Ian Tyson songs, I had forgotten how lovely his voice is.

Byrde
#13 posted by
Byrde
on Jul 11, 2012
Yes I have found it now as well. I had no idea there "was an APP for that". I'm loving it too. Thanks folks. :)
heathergraham78
#14 posted by
heathergraham78
on Jul 15, 2012

I have been trying to tune in to this and many of the other new genre stations from my home here in Guatemala, but sadly can't get them to work! I listen to Radio 2 and 3 all the time but am wondering if the other stations are only available in Canada as are the TV programs... Can anyone confirm this for me? Thanks!

bevandjim
#15 posted by
bevandjim
on Jul 15, 2012

Heather graham  - apparently it has to do with music licenses, can't get the streams outside of Canada.  Bah!  I want to listen in Mexico.

Parkwest21
#16 posted by
Parkwest21
on Jul 15, 2012

I have had this going all weekend since I first figured out where it is. It is definitely the stream I was missing! I am enjoying it immensely! THANK YOU!

veganlibrarian
#17 posted by
veganlibrarian
on Jul 16, 2012

Is this stream available through iTunes? If so, which category is it in?

toon head
#18 posted by
toon head
on Jul 18, 2012

To get to this stream Singer Songwriter Stream Genre!

tea&cartography
#19 posted by
tea&cartography
on Jul 19, 2012

Great Stream!

I had heard about it on the R3 stream, but couldn't find it till now, so I didn't know if it was real.

Thanks!

Azheibell
#20 posted by
Azheibell
on Jul 23, 2012

Finally!  A refuge for my soul and my ears!

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