Tuesday, March 16, 2010

This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history (March 16-March 22)

Folk Roots/Folk Branches with Mike Regenstreif was a Thursday tradition on CKUT in Montreal for nearly 14 years from February 3, 1994 until August 30, 2007. Folk Roots/Folk Branches continued as occasional features on CKUT and is now a blog. Here’s the 29th instalment of “This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches,” a weekly look back continuing through next August at some of the most notable guests, features and moments in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history.

March 17, 1994: Extended feature- Irish music.
March 16, 1995: Extended feature- Irish music.
March 20, 1997: Extended feature- Klezmer music.
March 19, 1998: Guest- Bill Bourne.
March 18, 1999: Guest- Tom Russell. Special presentation- Tom Russell’s folk-opera, The Man from God Knows Where.
March 16, 2000: Extended feature- Irish music.
March 20, 2003: Extended feature- Tom Russell & Andrew Hardin recorded in concert in Montreal, part two.
March 18, 2004: Guest- Heather Rose Bridger.
March 16, 2006: Guests- The Duhks.
March 20, 2008 (Folk Roots/Folk Branches feature): Tribute to the late Willie P. Bennett.

Pictured: Tom Russell, Mike Regenstreif and Andrew Hardin at the Green Room in Montreal.

--Mike Regenstreif

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