Tuesday, May 11, 2010

This week in Folk Roots/Folk Branches history (May 11-May 17)

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 for some time as occasional features on CKUT, and is now a blog. Here’s the 37th 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.

May 12, 1994: Extended feature- Western Swing.
May 11, 1995: Extended feature- Gift of the Tortoise: A musical Journey through Southern Africa with Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
May 16, 1996: Extended features- The Friends of Fiddler’s Green; A Tribute to the late Walter Hyatt.
May 14, 1998: Show theme- The Songs of Tom Paxton.
May 11, 2000: Show theme- The 50th anniversary of Sing Out! Magazine with Guest- Mark Moss, editor of Sing Out!
May 15, 2003: Show theme- From All His Friends in Far-Flung Places: A Tribute to Dave Van Ronk.
May 17, 2007: Guest- Max Layton.

Pictured: Mike Regenstreif and Tom Paxton at the Champlain Valley Folk Festival, circa mid-1990s.

--Mike Regenstreif

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