Tag Archives: Awakeneers

Folk U Radio celebrates 50 with the Awakaneers

Folk U Radio celebrates 50 live shows on CKTZ 89.5 FM this Friday at 1 p.m. Please join host Manda Aufochs Gillespie and Cortes’s local musicians the Awakeneers (developers of the Folk U Radio theme song Think!) for live music and a peak “back stage” into the music-making lives and inspiration of these neighbours.

Continue reading Folk U Radio celebrates 50 with the Awakaneers

The Merry McKentys Return Home On Tour

According to the description on their website, the McKentys saga starts sounds on a steep snowy mountainside in the backwoods of British Columbia. Robert and Elizabeth had a small cabin, “many children of various sizes, a wood stove, a small battery-powered stereo system that sometimes worked, a mandolin, and several fiddles.” By the time they moved to Cortes, the Merry McKenty were on their way towards becoming a band.

Continue reading The Merry McKentys Return Home On Tour