A journey within, around, and all over the expansive folk genre. Les and Bruce each bring a different side of the folk narrative. Tune in for music old and new, and for stories along the way.


  • Folkcetera - Episode April 4, 2024


    A chat with Tim Isberg, and a selection of songs from his new release. Magnolia Buckskin, Windborne, Mallory Chipman and the Jerry Cans. And more.Playlist: Brent Amaker & the Rodeo - Take It By The HornsJake Ian - Thief River FallsThe Lowly Gents - EtherealTim Isberg - Chasing MemoriesTim Isberg - Letter From Fort MacleodTim Isberg - Steel WheelsTim Isberg - Manitoba's First Outlaw (Tribute to Gilbert Godon)Mallory Chipman - O, BlackbirdMagnolia Buckskin - Red-winged BlackbirdHurray for the Riff Raff - HawkmoonWindborne - Stabat MaterWaterson: Carthy - Balancy Straw/Seventeen Come Sunday/Whitefriars HornpipeThe Jerry Cans - Kazabazua

  • Folkcetera - Episode March 28, 2024


    Songs of resilience and rebirth, for Easter and Trans Day of Visibility. New releases, a few gospel tunes, some birthdays, events around town. And more, or less.Playlist: The Molochs - Flowers In The SpringLaura Jane Grace - Old Friend (Stay Alive)Rae Spoon - Northern Ontario BreakdownKevin Burke, Henry Sapoznik - The Bunch of Keys/The Girl That Broke My HeartJuanita Brandt - Wild Roses & Spring CrocusesRose Cousins - White Daisiesbob carpenter - Old Friendsgunning & cormier - Songbird ValleyStan Rogers - Mary Ellen CarterHurray for the Riff Raff - Snake Plant (The Past Is Still Alive)Erin Ross - Southern SongMavis Staples - Woke Up This Morning With Jesus On My MindCliff Beach - Right Side Of The TracksMagnolia Buckskin - Mind How You GoScott Nolan - CabbagetownBry Webb - WebbBlack Ox Orkestar - Violin DuetBriga - Hora MartisoruluiAfro-Caribbean Jazz Collective - Baile Bailekita

  • Folkcetera - Episode March 21, 2024


    New releases. Earth Hour. Events listings, and more.Playlist: Scott Nolan - Before The Devil Knows You're DeadEllen Gibling - Slides: The Cat Wants Out/The Cat Wants In/The Cat Wants OutDavid Morrissey, Eric MacDonald - Farewell to EireannCara Luft - Bring 'Em All InHurray for the Riff Raff - OgallalaBryan Toner - Fishing In HeavenJoan Baez - FishingDar Williams - Go To The WoodsBooker T and the MG's - Mo' GreensBig Little Lions - I Can Have It AllNeil Young - After The Gold RushRamones - My Back PagesPete Seeger - Sailing Down My Golden RiverPatty Griffin - All That Shines Is Not TruthLucinda Williams - Met An Old FriendVarious Artists, featuring David Matthews - Special DeliveryThe Afro-Semitic Experience - Eretz Zavat Chalav

  • Folkcetera - Episode March 14, 2024


    A selection of new releases and songs for St. Gertrude's/St. Patrick's Day. Events listings, and more.Playlist: Roisin Elsafty and Family - An PhailistinShona Rae and the Voodoo Hand - Black Crow PieStacy Lloyd Brown - Rhubarb PieBill Bourne - Pie and Ice CreamDianne Ziegler - What I KnowMadi Diaz, featuring Kacey Musgraves - Don't Do Me GoodScott Nolan - Ebb and FlowErin Ross - Whiskey and WoodsmokeLori Yates - Rage Within MeMagnolia Buckskin - Beyond The VeilEmily Triggs - Summer In NevadaThe Dead South - YokeAbigayle Kompst - Dinosaur BonesChristy Moore - Only Our Rivers Run FreeVan Morrison and the Chieftains - CarrickfergusDervish, featuring The SteelDrivers - There's Whiskey In The JarTra Phaidin - Ce Mo Dhuine Siul Sa Hi VisLiam O Maonlai and the Hothouse Flowers - Of The People

  • Folkcetera - Episode March 7, 2024


    A few new releases. Selections from some artists coming to town. Songs for International Women's Day, and, to end, memories of Paula Fayerman.Playlist: The Lovebullies - Bomp! Bomp! Bomp! Bomp!Old Man Luedecke - Kingdom ComeMagnolia Buckskin - ThroughScott Nolan - Old Friends (Eight Ball over Old Vienna)Cara Luft - My Darling OneWilliam Prince - Great Wide OpenMadi Diaz - God PersonJudy Small - Leila's DanceErin Ross - Clear Lake WaltzHolly Near & Ronnie Gilbert - Women's MedleyRory Block - Need A Little Sugar in My BowlBarbara Dane & Lightning Hopkins - Let Me Be Your Rag DollKat Danser - Way I Like It DoneHelena Deland - Night Soft As SilkPeggy Seeger - Everything ChangesLori Yates - What A LifeRaine Hamilton - Dominae SanctaeIva Bittova - Dos Kelbl (The Little Calf)

  • Folkcetera - Episode February 29, 2024


    We bid farewell to BHM and check out some new releases. Also: Aleksi Campagne, Gordie MacKeeman, the events calendar, and more. To End: Laura Reid and Krzysztof Sujata (Osmanthus).Playlist: Brittany Howard - History RepeatsMagnolia Buckskin - Putting Out FiresGordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys - Run With UsThe Dead South - A Little DevilAleksi Campagne - Wheels Like A ChevroletSabrina Sabotage - Jeune ForeverFrancois Couture - La bibliothecaireBernard Adamus - HidalgoDaShawn Hickman with Charlie Hunter, featuring Wendy Hickman - ShoutJake Blount - Move, DanielVictoria Williams and The Holmes Brothers - My Lord and IDr. Orlando Omoh & His Ominah Band - Omo Ni YeThe Hykkers - I Want A Break Thru!Talia Schlanger - Narrow BridgeHelena Deland - Strawberry MoonOsmanthus - Bloom