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Canadian Spaces on CKCU Canadian Spaces is Canada’s longest-running folk music radio show, founded by Chopper McKinnon in Chopper passed away on March 13, 2013.

CKCU FM in Ottawa is the home of "Canadian Spaces", Canada's longest-running folk music radio program. Chopper McKinnon founded the show in 1980 and hosted it for 33 years. The show serves as a vital hub and sounding board for Canadian singer-songwriters. Each Saturday morning, the loyal listeners – the "Space Cadets" – are treated to live performances and relaxed interviews. Chopper believed pass

ionately in the quality of Canadian folk music, and gave airplay and encouragement to countless artists from across the country. Listeners have always showed strong support for Canadian Spaces during CKCU's annual funding drive. The high level of donations to the show saved the entire station from bankruptcy at one point. CKCU created the Ottawa Folk Festival in 1994 in response to the immense passion and loyalty of Chopper's audience. He served as the Main Stage host at the festival for the next 15 years, and received the Helen Verger Award in 1999 for his "significant, sustained contributions to folk music in Canada". Listeners and musicians from across Canada and beyond expressed a deep, personal sense of loss on hearing of his passing. A number of songs were written in his honour, and several memorial concerts and tributes were held. "Canadian Spaces" is now hosted by Chris White with a series of co-hosts who have connections to the folk community. All CKCU shows are broadcast on 93.1 FM to a 100 km radius on, streamed at www.ckcufm.com, and available for a year in the CKCU audio archive at www.ckcufm.com/schedule. For more information, please contact Chris White: [email protected]

TOMORROW! It’s an AFTERNOON MATINEE! I’m one of the special guests - see you there!
16/09/2023

TOMORROW!
It’s an AFTERNOON MATINEE!
I’m one of the special guests - see you there!

I’m hosting Canadian Spaces tomorrow: lots of old and new folk, interview with Ian Tamblyn, and featuring Native North A...
15/09/2023

I’m hosting Canadian Spaces tomorrow: lots of old and new folk, interview with Ian Tamblyn, and featuring Native North America Volume 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country 1966-1986

Coming up on Canadian Spaces at 10:00 AM on Saturday: Your host, Anne Marie, will speak with Canadian folk icon, Tom Lip...
08/09/2023

Coming up on Canadian Spaces at 10:00 AM on Saturday: Your host, Anne Marie, will speak with Canadian folk icon, Tom Lips who is performing as part of Spirit of Rasputins on September 16 and then leading a songwriter’s workshop the following week here in Ottawa.

Anne-Marie also caught up with Angela Saini last month. She’ll bring you their conversation.

We’ve got lots of tunes queued up for you. Get your favourite brown drink and tune in from 10 am to noon at 93.1 in Ottawa or at CKCUFM.COM online.


05/09/2023

This Saturday!
September 9th
Doors at 7pm
$15 cover




Why wait?! The September 2 edition is available free on demand NOW! Head over to ckcufm dot com, clickety click click, y...
29/08/2023

Why wait?! The September 2 edition is available free on demand NOW! Head over to ckcufm dot com, clickety click click, you’re there! (or just google it)
Hosted by Ray Harris
Hour #1 40 Minutes Of Folk chosen by Ottawa singer-songwriter Shawn Tavenier, and more!
Hour #2 A look back at the David Wiffen Cityfolk Tribute 2019 + his 1st album in it's entirety!
Sit back with your favourite hot (or cold) brown drink, and enjoy!

Sunday noon-2:00!
19/08/2023

Sunday noon-2:00!

Tonight at the National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts ...
19/08/2023

Tonight at the National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts ...

Get tickets for just $29

Coming up on Canadian Spaces at 10:00 AM on Saturday: Your host, Anne Marie, will speak with Tara Shannon about her new ...
10/08/2023

Coming up on Canadian Spaces at 10:00 AM on Saturday: Your host, Anne Marie, will speak with Tara Shannon about her new book "You and the Music Business. Empowering independent artists: a self-care guide to finding balance and joy in today’s music industry”.

Also featured, will be Sofia Duhaime, a local bilingual singer-songwriter who will talk about her new EP, L'Enfant.

We’ve got lots of tunes queued up for you. Get your favourite brown drink and tune in from 10 am to noon at 93.1 in Ottawa or online at CKCUFM.COM

08/08/2023

SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!
We're thrilled to welcome Ray Bonneville Music to the Red Bird stage on September 1.
Tickets available via redbirdlive.ca

This morning on CKCU is brought to you by the minds and hearts of Alan Surmachynski and Teresa Bandrowska. From Saturday...
05/08/2023

This morning on CKCU is brought to you by the minds and hearts of Alan Surmachynski and Teresa Bandrowska. From Saturday Morning through Canadian Spaces, enjoy five hours of roots and folk from our homes to yours.

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24/07/2023

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20/07/2023

ANDREA RAMOLO FT. KALÀSCIMA - 'THE SOUTH' - OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO From the official soundtrack of the documentary film THE SOUTH Directed by Giuseppe Marco Al...

Hey! Drop on by!
17/07/2023

Hey! Drop on by!

Hey! Early show! THIS Thursday!
7-9 P.M.
See you there.

Coming up at 10:00 AM on July 15th, 2023:Tune in for two hours of Canadian Folk music, with host Teresa Bandrowska. Plus...
15/07/2023

Coming up at 10:00 AM on July 15th, 2023:
Tune in for two hours of Canadian Folk music, with host Teresa Bandrowska. Plus learn all about Home Routes and the Winnipeg Crankie Festival.

13/07/2023

Thanks Ottawa

Check out the July 1 Canada Day edition of CS for an amazing recording of GORDON LIGHTFOOT LIVE AT LE HIBOU in 1966! And...
10/07/2023

Check out the July 1 Canada Day edition of CS for an amazing recording of GORDON LIGHTFOOT LIVE AT LE HIBOU in 1966! And so much more!
Free on demand! Tell all your friends!
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Featured Gordon Lightfoot, Katy Moffatt, Murray McLauchlan, Blue Rodeo, Mike Plume, Ian Tyson, Ron Hynes, The Hypochondriacs, Pretty Archie, Catherine MacLellan, Daniel Lanois, Tami Neilson, Lynn Miles, David Wiffen, Romi Mayes, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Corb Lund, Roy Forbes, Undertakin' Daddies, Ted Wes...

Listen to this past episode anytime here: https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/129/61194.html
10/07/2023

Listen to this past episode anytime here: https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/129/61194.html

This morning on Canadian Spaces on CKCU, we’re looking at the healing power of music. We speak with Canadian-Rwandan, Empress Nyiringango about hope and resilience. Then we speak with Sherryl Fitzpatrick about the Fiddles on the Rideau Festival, who are raising awareness and funding for mental health.

We’ve got lots of tunes queued up for you. Get your favourite brown drink and tune in from 10 am to noon at 93.1 in Ottawa or at CKCUFM.COM online.

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03/05/2023

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Jason Lang: A Tribute to Penny Lang with special guest Kaya Fraser.

26/04/2023

We are very pleased to introduce you to our summer camp lineup for 2023. Each camp takes place at Red Bird and is delivered by one of our amazing year-round music teachers, or guest teachers from the community. Camp runs from Monday through Thursday in a morning, afternoon or early evening time slot and always includes a performance at the end of the session for family and friends.
Additional information and registration here: https://redbirdlive.ca/lessons/summer-programs/

11/04/2023

Ros ‘n’ Rob & Kris ‘n’ Nick

06/04/2023

Apply to Showcase. Folk Music Ontario, an event from London, Ontario

28/03/2023

Mike Biggar & EniiD

20/03/2023

Give voice to the songs that are already inside you, in a positive environment, with like-minded creative spirits.

18/03/2023

Interviews, performances, news and announcements, focusing on Canadian acoustic singer-songwriters. Hosted by: Chris White, Teresa Bandrowska, Pat Moore, Alan Surmachynski, Carolyn Sutherland, Anne-Marie Brugger, Gord Peeling, Mike Regenstreif, Ray Harris, Arthur McGregor and Ian Tamblyn Airs: Every...

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"I think the songs speak to the spirit of people to find a way through dark times." - Charlie J. Angus.

The album is being compared to the spirit of Woody Guthrie and Johnny Cash. "A soundtrack of hope in troubled times."

"The combination of the voices is stunning."
"Chock full of brilliant music, strong lyrics."
"The Summer Before The Storm is a brilliant folk album, and one for our times."

You can download the album here:
Check out Sunday evening's show (7 p.m.) to catch a preview of Annabelle Chvostek's newest production. She's my daughter and I'm super proud of her.
You might like this one...
I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL TONIGHT!!!

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This is exceptional!!
MIKE BIGGAR & MANITOBA HAL FALL 2019 TOUR
HARMONY CONCERTS - OTTAWA ON - NOV. 21

It's almost here! Manitoba Hal and I are thrilled to be bringing our 2019 Eastern Canada Roots & Blues tour all the way from Atlantic Canada to Harmony Concerts in ...a first time venue for both Hal and me!

We are performing THIS Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7pm at the Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services Sacred Space...yup you read that right. It's a beautiful spot with marvelous acoustics and we can't wait. Hope to see you there, friends and fans for what I believe will be a truly special show!

Thanks so much to Chris White and all the support Canadian Spaces on CKCU has always shown me these last few years of coming through Ottawa!

P.S. - Here's a live video of my song 'All The Same' from our show in North Sydney Cape Breton NS on Nov. 8. Hope you enjoy! :-)

See Live Performance: https://youtu.be/pfGglFzWcWU

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Thanks Chris and Joyce, I’m really enjoying today’s show.
Good afternoon Friends. I want to let you know that the Durham County Poets are performing this Saturday at the BlackSheep Inn.
Hope to see you there
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Looking forward to meeting everyone soon Taryn Laronge
I’d like to thank Shelley and Chris for having me on the radio this morning to talk about our crowdfunding campaign for our next album. I’ll be half of the Durham County Poets
All the best to you
Kevin
Chris, I feel you connect us all in this Circle of Song that is Canadian Spaces, CKCUFM!
The spectacular Chris White is our guest this week on My Heart Remembers.
Happy New Year all!
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