Friday, July 02, 2010

celebrating canada: music & image

fireworks copyright kerry dexter

Ontario music often finds a mix of tradtions, including Irish, Scottish, German, and French. April Vertch adds contemporary touches of bluegrass as well:
Ontario fiddle player and singer April Verch: Steal the Blue

There's strong Celtic tradition across Canada, from immgrants from Ireland, Scotland, and the Celtic regions of France
Alberta Celtic Canadian band The McDades: Bloom

Cape Breton Island is a music and celebration all its own, with strong Scottish tradition and unique flavors of northeast Canada. Hear many of the best CB players in informal settings on
Cape Breton Radio Live take 02

a bit more about the music of Cape Breton Music road trip: Cape Breton

canadian flag banff copyright kerry dexter
winter landscape banff canada copyright kerry dextercathie ryan band at celtic colours fest copyright kerry dexter

photos copyright Kerry Dexter, from Cape Breton and Alberta

stay tuned for more music from Canada here along the music road, including a preview of this year's Celtic Colours Festival, which takes place in October on Cape Breton

you may also wish to see:

Music Road: songs of place: Canada

Delicious Baby's Photo Friday, where travelers offer new insights to the world each Friday

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Anonymous CascadiaKids said...

We love Cape Breton music! My daughter plays fiddle, so we often hear CB around the house.

Happy Canada Day (a day late).

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Dominique said...

I've always enjoyed Canadian music and consider myself fortunate to live close enough to the border to be able catch a good number of Canadian artists on radio and TV stations we can get here in the Detroit area.

12:50 PM  

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