Folk fest season in Canada is officially underway. There are tons of amazing performances happening in cities, towns and parks almost every weekend right through to September. But there's just one problem: unless you're independently wealthy, or own a teleporter, it's nearly impossible to visit every festival in the country.
But CBC Music has you covered. We've put together a playlist of live performances by artists appearing at folk festivals this summer, so you can experience a bit of the magic even if you're stuck at home. So invite some friends over, spread a blanket out on a nearby patch of grass, throw on your tie-dyed T-shirt and hit play.
playListen to CBC Music's folk festivals playlist.
1. Dan Mangan live at CBC Vancouver: "As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All."
2. Kathleen Edwards live at CBC Toronto: "Empty Threat."
3. Elliott Brood in session: "Northern Air."
4. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings live at the 2011 Edmonton Folk Festival: "Black Sheep."
5. Serena Ryder and the Beauties live in Banff: "Standing Still."
6. Whitehorse live at Le Petit Campus in Montreal: "Killing Time is Murder."
7. Matt Andersen live in Whistler: "Coal Mining Blues."
8. Rose Cousins live at the Ironwood in Calgary: "The Darkness."
9. Doug Paisley live at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto: "Digging in the Ground."
10. Great Lake Swimmers live at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto: "New Wild Everywhere."
11. Old Man Luedecke live at The Great Hall in Toronto: "Wake Up Hill."
12. Bombino at the Cabaret du Mile End in Montreal: "Tebsekh Dalet."
13. Bahamas in session: "County Line."
14. Serena Ryder and the Beauties live in Banff: "At Last."
15. Mavis Staples live at Koerner Hall: "The Weight."
16. Patrick Watson live at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto: "Morning Sheets."
17. Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois live at the 2011 Harvest Picnic in Dundas, Ont.: "Blackhawk."
18. The Sheepdogs in session: "Who?"
19. Zeus in session: "Are You Gonna Waste My Time?"
20. Yukon Blonde live at CBC Vancouver: "Stairway."
21. Hey Rosetta! in session: "Red Heart."
22. Amelia Curran live at Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax: "The Mistress."
23. Good for Grapes live at CBC Vancouver: "Penance."
24. Madison Violet in Session: "Come As You Are."
25. Hey Ocean live at CBC Vancouver: "(For)give and Give."
26. Andrew James O'Brien and the Searchers live at LSPU Hall in St. John's: "La La La."
CBC Music's 2012 festival guide
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CBC Music summer festival map
on Jul 06, 2012