Folk music is more than just a genre. It's a concept that's constantly shifting and challenging our categorical way of thinking about music. While we'll cover parts of folk's history tonight, this is no documentary survey -- geopgraphic and chronological order will tossed aside and instead we'll play music that helps to demonstrate or to question different ideas about what folk is or isn't, how it intersects with other genres, where the boundaries sit or disappear entirely.
Tune in to CIUT 89.5FM tonight at midnight (EST) and have a listen. If you're outside the station's terrestrial range, you can stream the show live online, or listen to the podcast on the Playlists page starting sometime tomorrow.
Meanwhile, some goodies to whet your curiosity:
The BEST version of Stan Roger's Barrett's Privateers:
A lesser heard side of Chumbawamba (yes, that Chumbawamba):
Visit and download the Folk Songs of Canada Now project.