Canadian Faces – Episode 32 – December 13, 2020
Canadian Spaces is Canada’s longest-running folk music radio show, founded by Chopper McKinnon in 1980. Tune in to CKCU on Saturday mornings from 10 to noon eastern.
And catch 'Canadian Faces' streamed to this page on Sundays from 7 to 9 pm Eastern. 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 passionately 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". Chopper passed away on March 13, 2013. 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]
Canadian Faces – Episode 32 – December 13, 2020
What is Twitch? How does it work? How are gamers, musicians and comedians using it? What is a raid? How do you get somebody to drink unicorn water?
These are just some of the question we'll be tackling on tomorrow's Canadian Faces with guests Danielle Allard, Alanna Sterling - Singer/Songwriter, Double Experience, Dan Robidoux Music, Jasen Colson, Duncan Fyfe and Tim Riel Has Fans?, Earth To Andre is back to co-host, too.
Streaming live here at 7PM EDT, Sunday December 13th. Join us, won't you?
Hi Space (and Face) Cadets!
We wanted to tell you about an amazing show coming up that has it's origins in our Canadian Faces Episode from two weeks back.
Kristine St-Pierre and Justin Noël Lacroix will be bringing some holiday cheer to New Edinburgh's Union Street Café in the form of an outdoor show. We hear their's also going to be a pop up market.
Join them Sunday, December 6 at 11AM. Don't forget to snag some of the best coffee and baked goods in town while you enjoy the music.
John Thompson (The Record Centre), Ian Tamblyn - Canadian Spaces - 2020-11-28
Interviews with John Thompson, proprietor of the Record Centre, and Ian Tamblyn, whose brilliant 'Magnetic North' album on the Record Centre Records label -- 30 years after it was originally released on cassette!
Canadian Faces – Episode 30 – November 22, 2020
Canadian Faces – Episode 28 – November 8, 2020
Canadian Faces – Episode 27 – November 1, 2020
Tonight on Canadian Faces!
Canadian Faces: A Gathering of Artists
Episode 27 – Sunday, November 1, 2020
Streaming live from 7:00 pm Eastern on www.facebook.com/canadianspaces/videos
with hosts Chris White and Andre Gagne
Rick Fines Music (musician)
– new album -- 'Solar Powered Too'
– website www.rickfines.ca
Piper & Carson (musicians)
-- Piper Hayes and Carson Ritcey-Thorpe
– new album -- 'Edgewalker's Remedy'
– website www.piperandcarson.com
Brian Asselin (musician)
– musician and band leader (The Commotions)
– new song -- 'New Suit'
– website www.thecommotionsband.com
Suzy Juneau (photographer)
– festival and travel photo show
Earth To Andre (photographer and EarthToAndre designer)
– festival photo show
Colin White (photographer)
– 'convenience store' art show
– live portrait sketching of guests
Home page of Piper & Carson, a songwriter group from Hamilton. Piper & Carson’s songwriting is free and fiercely personal; like running in the woods, washing in cold water, and howling with wolves. This duo will make you believe folk music can change
Canadian Faces – Episode 25 – October 18, 2020
Guests who will be participating in Episode 25 of 'Canadian Faces' this Sunday from 7 to 9 pm Eastern include:
– Paul Weber -- Celebrating his excellent new album of songs about Ottawa-area people, places and events called "Ode to Gerry Barber" -- see http://www.paulweber.ca
– Jeffery Straker – Performing live from Regina on a 110-year old piano -- see https://www.jeffstraker.com and https://jefferymichaelstraker.bandcamp.com
– Jenni Lessard– Head Chef at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a world-renowned First Nations heritage, culture and interpretive centre outside of Saskatoon -- https://wanuskewin.com/our-story/about/
– Patrick Hutchinson (guitar, vocals) and John Kerkhoven (harmonica, vocals) – They have just released their second album as the duo BluesReel (Montreal) -- see http://www.bluesreel.com
We'll be streaming the show to the 'Canadian Spaces' page -- I hope you can join us!
Canadian Spaces is Canada’s longest-running folk music radio show, founded by Chopper McKinnon in 1980. Tune in to CKCU on Saturday mornings from 10 to noon eastern. And catch 'Canadian Faces' streamed to this page on Sundays from 7 to 9 pm Eastern.
Canadian Faces – Episode 24 – October 11, 2020
Earth To Andre, Laurie Sweig Music, Andrew Parton and Kae Shelby Sings will be chatting and performing on Episode 24 of 'Canadian Faces' today from 7 to 9 pm Eastern. Streaming to the 'Canadian Spaces' page at https://www.facebook.com/canadianspaces/videos. It's going to be another rrr...really big shew! Canadian Spaces on CKCU
Good Lovelies (Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore), Julian Taylor - Canadian Spaces - 2020-10-03
Featured Robbie Robertson, Bruce Cockburn, Quique Escamilla, Madison Violet, Richard Inman, Waxahatchee, Joni Mitchell, Ron Hynes, Madagascar Slim, Serena Ryder, The Strumbellas, Lynn Miles, Tony Turner, Good Lovelies, Julian Taylor.
CKCU folk show, Canadian Spaces, celebrates 40 years on the air
Canadian Spaces, Canada’s longest running folk-music radio show, celebrates its 40th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 26, with a two-hour anniversary special…
Canadian Faces -- Episode 22 -- September 20, 2020
Paul Weber live, celebrating his new album, 'Ode to Gerry Barber'...
Songs of Ottawa, past and present
Canadian Faces – Episode 20 – August 30, 2020
Jody Benjamin, Lynn Miles - Canadian Spaces - 2020-08-29
Jody Benjamin writes, performs and records with Ball & Chain, The Vanier Playboys, The Old Show-Offs and The Toasted Westerns. She also organizes annual celebrations for Mardi Gras and Hank Williams, and she leads three 'Shout Sister' singing groups that are currently being held online. Jody joins t...
As Sullivan would say: "another big show" tomorrow night for #CanadianFaces. Earth To Andre and Chris White welcome Graham Greer Music, popping in to chat about the 25th anniversary of Barstool Prophets Crank album and share some videos. Angelique Francis will also have some vids for us and chat up her recent mashup with Ottawa Jazz Festival. Shawna Caspi, Julie Corrigan and Jack Pine and The Fire's Gareth Auden-Hole will also be performing. Hendrik Pape from Sound Check Entertainment will talk about keeping a live music site afloat during the pandemic and where he sees the future of the biz going!
Join us tomorrow night right here at 7PM EDT!
Another big show coming your way Sunday night.
Sunday's become alllllll about faces...Canadian Faces. I'm back again this coming Sunday eve for CKCU Canadian Spaces on CKCU's live stream show. Another packed one with some amazing guests. Graham Greer Music will pop on to chat up the Anniversary of Barstool Prophets Crank album! Julie Corrigan will join us and she has some new stuff coming soon. Might we hear a new song? Hendrik Pape from Sound Check Entertainment swings in to discuss how his entertainment site has been keeping afloat without live shows to report on as well as thoughts on the future of the biz. Shawna Caspi's been in the studio recently. What's she working on? We'll find out! Plus Angelique Francis will share some vids and chat about her recent participation in a huge Ottawa Jazz Festival mashup. All this and possible more as Chris White and I hit the live stream button Sunday at 7 EDT!
Mariposa Folk Festival
On Tuesday, July 28th at 9pm EST we'll be the first ones to share a very special new song with you here on our page as part of a cross-country online music premiere.
At a time when we miss hanging out with fellow music lovers at the Mariposa Folk Festival, we are reminded of the overwhelming effects of COVID-19 on the Canadian arts and music community. The entire industry has been devastated by the pandemic and it will be the last one able to return to work.
Looking for ways to help the music community, multi-JUNO winner Stephen Fearing called on some dear friends (Connie Kaldor, James Keelaghan, and Shari Ulrich) for a special one-time 'virtual' project. Together, this group of iconic Canadian musicians recorded a folk music classic - "Hard Times Come Again No More".
Join us at 9pm EST for this one-time-only event.
Stephen and very special guest Julian Taylor will kick off the show with a quick chat about the project before the video drops.
#UnisonBenevolentFund #Covid19 #Music #Musicians
Canadian Faces – Episode 14 – July 19, 2020
Another packed #CanadianFaces coming at you Sunday from 7 to 9 pm Eastern. Lineup includes Kimberly Sunstrum, Malak Ghanem, Tariq Anwar, susan o, Shelley Hamilton, Russ Kelley, Nambuusi Kyeyune, Sid Ameen, and George Elliott Clarke! Earth To Andre and Randy Bluesfolk Roots MacNeil return as well!
Join us for another night of amazing music, poetry, art and conversation!
Canadian Faces – Episode 13 – July 12, 2020
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Canadian Faces – Episode 11 – June 28, 2020
Listening to soundchecks for tonight's Canadian Faces guests. You folks are in for a treat!
Guest update! Tragedy Ann joins our special Canadian Faces look at Couples in Music, Sunday evening 7PM (EDT).
Kris and Dee
Lucas Haneman / Megan Laurence
Piper & Carson
Join Chris White and co-host Earth To Andre for some fine music and chitty chat.
Join us here Sunday, June 28th 7pm (EDT) as Canadian Faces returns with our look at couples in music and how they've been doing during the pandemic. We'll welcome guests Kris and Dee, Citizen Jane, Prairie Comeau, Lucas Haneman / Megan Laurence and Piper & Carson. Earth To Andre returns to co-host.
'Canadian Faces' is taking a week off. Please tune in on Sunday, June 28 from 7 to 9 pm Eastern for the next episode.
Canadian Face - Episode 9
Canadian Faces returns right here tomorrow night at 7PM EDT. Join us as we welcome co-host Earth To Andre and guests Lynne Hanson, Graven, Shawn Tavenier, Malayka and Joel Elliott!
Canadian Faces – Episode 8 – May 31 2020
Earth To Andre
Join me this Sunday, May 10th at 7PM for a new Canadian Faces. I'll be co-hosting with Chris White. Guests Rebecca Noelle (recent Ottawa Arts Council | Le Conseil des arts d'Ottawa precipitant) and Scottie Irving of The PepTides. They'll chat about what it's like for a big band during these days of social distancing and we'll show their new video! Also along for the fun will be Danielle Allard and Renee Landry with some performances and stories on what they've been up to over the last few weeks. More surprises and guests, too! Join us Sunday Night on Canadian Faces (and don't forget to tune in Saturday on CKCU for Canadian Spaces on CKCU).
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