Dirty Linen originated in 1983 as a publication titled Fairport Fanatics, a fan magazine for the British band Fairport Convention created by T.J. McGrath of Fairfield, Connecticut. In 1987 Paul Hartman took over as editor and publisher, renamed the magazine Dirty Linen and expanded its scope to cover genres of rooted music from many countries and cultures.
In September 2007, Dirty Linen merged with Blues Revue and the e-zines BluesWax and FolkWax. It’s a great magazine, check it out.
Located 70 Km east of Vancouver overlooking the beautiful Fraser Valley, the Mission Folk Festival consistently brings an eclectic array of music from around the world.
Penguin Eggs is one of our favourite music magazines. It contains all sorts of reviews and articles covering folk, roots and world music with an emphasis on Canadian musicians. “Penguin Eggs. . .is profound, and analytical, and contextual, and fun. It’s really great” – Shelagh Rogers, CBC Radio (The Next Chapter)
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2009, Songlines is the magazine that looks at the world through its music. Covering music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion, Songlines features artists from all around the globe: from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe; from Miriam Makeba to Mariza; from Gilberto Gil to Gogol Bordello and from Bjork to Buena Vista Social Club. Discover the traditional instruments of the world: the sitar, the kora, the talking drum and beyond.
The annual Festival takes place at Jericho Beach Park and is where it all began for our company. The VFMF is a wonderful event - check it out.
World Music Central is one of the best resource centres available for World Music in North America. There are current music reviews, touring news, a very complete list of music labels, distributors, and much more.