Welcome to Folk Directions, a program of traditional and contemporary music arising from many kinds of folk-oriented traditions; music—unbounded by time or space that includes, but is not limited to, ballads, country blues, bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, topical/political, singer-songwriters, Cajun, and more.
Airing Thursday mornings from 9:00–11:00 (eastern) on CKUT 90.3 FM radio in Montreal, the mountain city, Folk Directions reaches parts of northern New York State, northern Vermont, and eastern Ontario. It is also streamed live and archived on the World Wide Web.
Folk Directions is a Sing Out! Radio Partner.
Fiddler Laura Risk (Triptych) is giving a new 3-credit course at McGill, open to non-music students, beginning Winter 2014. Fiddling and Beyond: Musical Traditions from the British Isles to North America—a chronological survey of vernacular musical traditions in the British Isles and North America from the early nineteenth century to the present day, focusing on fiddling. The ability to read music is not a prerequisite. For information: laura[dot]risk[at]mail[dot]mcgill[dot]ca
CKUT’s funding drive has come and gone. Thanks to those of you who pledged. Others may show financial support for Folk Directions by contributing any time during the year using CKUT's secure online pledge form. Many thanks!