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Sounds Atlantic is a podcast heard weekly that is devoted to artists from Atlantic Canada who perform roots and acoustic based music (i.e., traditional, folk, old-time, “Canadiana”/”Americana”, bluegrass, etc.).




Sounds Atlantic is a podcast heard weekly that is devoted to artists from Atlantic Canada who perform roots and acoustic based music (i.e., traditional, folk, old-time, “Canadiana”/”Americana”, bluegrass, etc.).






Episode 259: Preview International Festival of Celtic Colours October 6 to 15, 2023.

The 27th. International Festival of Celtic Colours - A showcase of celtic music and community events throughout Cape Breton Nova Scotia, from October 6 - 15. Artistic Director Dawn Beaton visits to preview this annual celtic music festival, including an overview and sample of concerts at 49 venues along with over 200 community events scheduled throughout Cape Breton.


Episode 258: Retrospective - The Rankin Family.

Cape Breton’s Rankin Family – Retrospective on one of Canada’s most outstanding bands from Atlantic Canada, featuring selections from their albums and a brief interview from Jimmy Rankin.


Episode 257: Remembering American Cousin and father of bluegrass music Bill Monroe (September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996).

Tribute to “American cousin”, the “father of bluegrass music”, Bill Monroe (September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996): The Essential Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys…the Columbia Recording Sessions that created the classic Blue Grass Boys.


Episode 256: Singer-Songwriters from Prince Edward Island.

Spotlight on Prince Edward Island singer-songwriters, featuring Shane Pendergast, Catherine Maclellan, Tim Chaisson, Lennie Gallant and Rachael Beck.


Episode 255: Irish Newfoundland Favourites

Selections of songs from a four volume collection from Avondale Music titled “Irish Newfoundland Favourites”, featuring such artists as Larry Foley, Chris Andrews, Mark Hiscock, Larry Foley, Shanneyganock, John White, Roy Payne, The Celtic Connection, Simani, Darcy Broderick and Con O‘Brien.


Episode 254: Tall Tales and Tunes from Newfoundland and Labrador with Dave Paddon.

Tall tales and tunes from Newfoundland and Labrador with podcast host Ron Moores special guest, story teller Dave Paddon (“From Stage to Stage”).


Episode 253: Encore Newfoundland and Labrador’s ever popular trad band “Rum Ragged”.

Encore Newfoundland and Labrador’s popular trad band “Rum Ragged” (originally broadcast on November 17th. 2019). Interview with Mark Manning, Aaron Collis and Colin Grant to showcase their award-winning album “The Thing About Fish”.


Episode 252: Newfoundland-Labrador Multi-instrumentalist Aaron Collis débuts “Before Daylight in the Morning”.

Interview with Newfoundland and Labrador multi-instrumentalist Aaron Collis (Rum Ragged/Dardanelles) showcase his latest release “Before Daylight in the Morning”.


Episode 251: Cape Breton Appalachian Fiddler Joseph Cormier.

Music from the Appalachian mountains of Cape Breton Nova Scotia, featuring fiddle music from and an interview with Joseph Cormier (uncle of J.P. Cormier), recipient of the United States “Heritage Award” presented by President Bill Clinton.


Episode 250: Music from the 47th. Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival (July 7-9).

Featuring music primarily from the “workshops” or morning “tents” . Artists include The Brunettes, Daunt Lee and Dave Penney, Buddy Wassisname and the Other Fellers, The Wonderful Grand Band, Ron Hynes, The Silver Wolf Band, Sechile Sedare, Jim Payne, Fergus OByrne, Blue Juniper, Billy Sutton and Duane Andrews.


Episode 249: Iris Dement Headliner the 47th. Annual Newfoundland Labrador Folkfestival (July 7-9 2023).

Showcasing the music of Iris DeMent - last week’s headliner at the 47th. Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival in St. John’s Newfoundland. Features selections from her catalogue of seven albums along with performances with other artists, and “clips” from her “live” performance in St. John’s Newfoundland.


Episode 248: Classic Fiddling from Cape Breton and New Brunswick Appalachia

Salute to the fiddling of Cape Breton Fiddlers Joseph Cormier, Edmund Boudreau, pianist Doug MacPhee and New Brunswick Fiddlers Bobby and Gerry Robichaud.


Episode 247: Preview Newfoundland-Labrador Folk Festival July 7-9, 2023.

Preview of the 47th. Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival with Artistic Director Mary Beth Waldrum, featuring Colleen Power, Kalautiup Songuninga, Jim Payne and Fergus O’Byrne, Leela Gilday from Sechile Sedare, The Burning Hell, Dave Penney with Daunt Lee, Kitchinparti, the Silver Wolf Band, Amelia Curran, Blue Star Juniper, Iris dement and Rum Ragged!


Episode 246: Music from Nova Scotia Appalachian Cape Breton Fiddle Icon Winston Scotty Fitzgerald

Continuation of Music from Appalachian Canada’s East Coast, with the spotlight on iconic Cape Breton Nova Scotia fiddler Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald.


Episode 245: Nova Scotia singer songwriter Mary Beth Carty.

Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Mary Beth Carty visits to showcase her new sophomore release “Crossing the Causeway” – a musical tour of Cape Breton, its history and culture and more!


Episode 244 Canadian Cousins (British Columbian Bluegrass Band) "Jackson Hollow"

From Surrey British Columbia, “Canadian Cousins” Jackson Hollow are special guests to showcase their new sophomore album “Roses”. Interview with Tianna Lefebvre and Mike Sanyshyn with selected featured tracks.


Episode 243: Preview PEI Festival of Small Halls June 10 to 18.

Preview of who’s playing and where they’re playing in towns and villages throughout Prince Edward Island with special guest Josh Ellis, Executive Director of the Festival. Artists from PEI, Atlantic Canada and abroad include J.P. Comier, Morgan Toney, Cassie and Maggie, Eddy Quinn, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhyhm Boys, Cynthia MacLeod and Shane Pendergast.


Episode 242: Music from the recent ECMA Winners in Halifax Nova Scotia.

Music from selected winners of this year’s East Coast Music Awards in Halifax Nova Scotia including David Myles, Allen Snow, The East Pointers, Mallory Johnson, Fortuneate Ones, Morgan Toney, Lisa LeBlanc, Shannon and Tony Quinn, Dylan Menzie, Jing Zia, Adam Baldwin and Kellie Loder.


Episode 241: Preview Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival

Preview of the Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival in Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park, Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador. Features interview with Festival Program Chair Wayne Parsons (Anchor’s Aweigh), and a tour of the festival, including music from selected artists appearing at the festival (May 18-28, 2023).


Episode 240: Remembering Gordon Lightfoot.

Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot: features selections from his catalogue and covers recorded by some of bluegrass music’s outstanding artists including the Country Gentlemen, Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, Alison Krauss, Claire Lynch and Special Consensus.