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Rosalyn Dennett is a fiddler, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She established herself on the international roots scene through her role as one of the founding members of the highly acclaimed quartet Oh My Darling. With four nominated albums, headlining four international tours, and sold out shows across the country, she moved to Toronto to pursue her love of traditional music. Some of her projects include Ken Whiteley & the Beulah Band, Whitebrow, Pigeonhawk Stringband, Evans & Dennett (duo with Frank Evans), Hannah Shira Naiman, Dennett & deGroot (duo with Allison deGroot), Bon Fer, and many more. Rosalyn has had the pleasure of performing with Donovan Woods, David Francey, The Fugitives, Zachary Lucky, Kaia Kater, Tim O'Brien, Dirk Powell, Adam Cohen, Valerie June, the Crooked Brothers, and has recorded on over 20 albums.

As a teacher, Rosalyn has given workshops in fiddle playing at the Maverick Festival (UK), European World of Bluegrass Festival (NL), Winnipeg Folk Festival (MB), Home Routes (YK), Summerfolk (ON). She has taught in fiddle programs for the Frontier Fiddlers, Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts Outreach Program, and Sistema Toronto.

Selected Recordings:

Fred Penner to-be-released in 2017
Hannah Shira Naiman Know The Mountain 2016
Donovan Woods CBC First Play Live 2016
Zachary Lucky Everywhere A Man Can Be 2016
Kaia Kater Nine Pin 2016
Whitebrow Mono Vodou 2015
Ken Whiteley & the Beulah Band Beulah Land 2014
Hannah Shira Naiman Tether My Heart 2014
Evans & Dennett Hellbound for Alabama 2013
The Living Daylight Stringband Make it Shine till the Sun Takes Over 2013
Oh My Darling Venez Danser 2013 *Nominated for Western Canadian Music Award
Oh My Darling Sweet Nostalgia 2012 *Nominated for Western Canadian Music Award
Dennett & deGroot The Holler 2011
The Dust Poets World At Large 2010
Oh My Darling In The Lonesome Hours 2010 *Nominated for Western Canadian Music Award
Oh My Darling Oh My Darling EP 2009 *Nominated for Western Canadian Music Award
Maiko Watson Sweet Vibration 2009
The Paperbacks Lit From Within 2009

IBMA's

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Raleigh, North Carolina

Performing with Hannah Shirah Naiman

Hannah Shira Naiman "Know The Mountain" CD Release

The Tranzac, Brunswick, Toronto, Ontario

Tickets: $15 adv/20 door www.hannahshiranaiman.com

Opening: TEILHARD FROST (Of Sheesham, Lotus & Sons)

Have a peak: https://bandzoogle.com/albums/210505/2090553986/384793.html

With her new record Know the Mountain, due October 6, Naiman charms the listener with an even more bold, layered, and mature set of tunes.

The record crosses from sweet waltzes about fishes and birds to dark murder ballads and haunting instrumental reels. Naiman intensely studied fiddle -- a new instrument to her -- near the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia between records, and shares the result of her latest inspiration in two original fiddle tunes.

Also contributing to Know The Mountain is guitar and banjo from Arnie Naiman, percussion from Gary Craig (Bruce Cockburn, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) and bass from Brian Kobayakawa (Creaking Tree String Quartet). Emily Adam (Blackest Crow) joins with harmony vocals. Don Kerr (Ron Sexsmith, Rheostatics) produced the album.

Naiman will release Know the Mountain in October at the Tranzac in Toronto, touring Ontario and Quebec through the fall, and the US midwest and northeast in spring 2017.

Zachary Lucky "Everywhere a Man Can Be" CD Release

Dakota Tavern, Ossington, Toronto

Zachary Lucky 'Everywhere A Man Can Be' album release show

October 7th, 2016 at The Dakota Tavern in Toronto, ON Show at 7:00 PM $10.00 at the door or in advance w/ Dan Edmonds opening

Zachary Lucky - Everywhere A Man Can Be (Wroxton Recordings / Fontana North)

Zachary Lucky’s Everywhere A Man Can Be is a rare album that transcends the boundaries of folk and country, simply by seeking the truth. Already hailed as a master storyteller by outlets ranging from No Depression to Exclaim!, Lucky’s new nine-song collection is his most powerful statement to date, with his sonic palette given a wide range of new colours through contributions from some notable Canadian indie rock names, led by producer and pedal steel virtuoso Aaron Goldstein. In many ways, Everywhere A Man Can Be comes as a reaction to the Saskatoon native’s acclaimed previous release, The Ballad Of Losing You, which delved deeply into personal themes. The new album’s material instead finds Lucky looking outward, drawing from people and places he encountered while touring the world over the past several years. That’s best displayed on tracks such as the slow-burning opener “Lost My Way (Now And Then),” as well as “Sell All You Have” and the title track, with their echoes of vintage Gordon Lightfoot. But for all that Lucky shares in common with the great singer/songwriters, both past and current, his style is all his own, and he’s truly captured it for the first time on this record. “It feels very Canadian to me,” is Lucky’s personal take on Everywhere A Man Can Be. “We went into making it without any mindset of how it should be. We just wanted to get some people involved who really knew how to play their instruments and see what we could do together. I’ve never made a record in this way before, and I firmly believe it’s the purest thing I’ve ever done.”

Folk Music Ontario

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Ottawa, ON

Perfoming with Kaia Kater & Hannah Shira Naiman

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