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Look What I Found!
24 Apr, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

I call this show "Look what I found!" In the occasional process of cleaning off shelves, and distributing papers on a table, here are some of the items I've uncovered. Kind of like modern archaeology. Come-from-away fiddles, bluegrass harmonicas, French versions of Dylan, resurrections of old classics, impossible guitar licks, even a bit of Irish-Quebecois.
Easter and Beyond
17 Apr, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

This week the show is called "Easter and Beyond." But really, it should be called "the Rabbit and Chocolate Show." Indeed, I spend most of the time playing songs and tunes about these celebrated symbols of this time of year. But no songs about chocolate rabbits, alas. Music from Cape Breton, Scotland, Newfoundland & Labrador, Australia, Appalachia, Louisiana, and even...
Spring Cleaning on my CD Shelves
10 Apr, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

Today on Routes & Branches & Beyond I do some spring cleaning on my CD shelves. In the spirit of our culture's annual cleansing ritual, I look through some of my piles of CDs and play a few before they get filed. Some Central Ontario twangers, old-timey appalachian, Malian blues, Spanish bagpipes, classic Canadian 60s pop, and Toronto celtic rock.
New Releases for a New Season
02 Apr, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

This week, it is "new releases for a new season." I play a batch of some recent releases from household names like Farsan, Cuig, Leyla McCalla, Le Vent du Nord and Mandolin Orange. Oh, and a few obscure musicians like Mark Knopfler and Johnny Clegg, just to give them a chance to enjoy the spotlight for a bit. And a...
The Emerald Isle, Part 2
20 Mar, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

I devote one more show to focus on the music of Ireland, just in case you were distracted, or otherwise occupied, and missed the flurry of jigs and reels that overflowed in our mainstream culture over the past week or so. But I play more than just the fiddles and accordions. There's also a bit of Irish reggae, some Irish...
The Emerald Isle Part 1
16 Mar, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

This is the first of two shows that celebrate the Emerald Isle, around the time of its annual celebration (which is marked worldwide by a rather dubious symbol - the selling of green beer). Some experimental gaelic poems set to music, some crossover celtic jazz, some heart-wrenching songs about a home never to be seen again and lots of diddley-diddley...
Stayin' Home (Canadian tracks)
07 Mar, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

This time out, we stay in (if that makes any sense). The show is called "Stayin' Home," and I play a pile of Canadian releases from days gone by, as well as one that hasn't even been officially released yet. There's also a set of tracks from the Cape Breton Celtic Colours festival and a Lennie Gallant song that just...
Marches for March Month
28 Feb, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

This time out, we celebrate the only month that is also a popular time signature in music - March! I play a variety of marches, from nordic and morris and brass-influenced marches to Mancini-esque Scottish tracks and song about the march of prohibition. Just the average show...
Music for a stormy day... or week... or month
18 Feb, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

This week, the show is called "Music for a stormy day... or week... or month." Some of you in this hemisphere have been coping with some weather lately, and occasionally you get a storm coming through. So, I'm playing a selection of tunes and songs that have "storm" in the title. That may sound like a weak justification for a...
Love and all that cozy stuff
14 Feb, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

This week, in honour of the time of year, the show is called "love and all that cozy stuff." I play some dandy love songs and tunes from Ireland, England, America and Chester, Nova Scotia. Jazz standards, kids songs, Zydeco-Motown crossovers, and a few songs about love gone awry. Human emotions are complex, aren't they?
Stayin' close to home, volume 1
06 Feb, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

For this show, we stay at home - and listen to music from Canada because it is great music (and it helps in boosting our Cancon percentages). A prairie boy sings about St. John's, the Shuffle Demons get us ready for upcoming elections with their song "Pavin' my road," music from icons like J.P. Cormier and Ian Tamblyn, and Paul...
Classic Nederfolk
27 Jan, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

This show we focus on some classic material from the 1970s and 1980s in the folk and folk-rock genre... from the Netherlands. I play bands with household names like Fungus, Dommelvolk, Perelaar, Folkcorn, Interweave and King's Galliard. And I top it off with a trio of more recent world-roots releases from the Netherlands, featuring a tango master, a wonderful singer...
The Land of Cheese and Bicycles - Denmark
23 Jan, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

This time on Routes & Branches and Beyond, we head to the land of cheese and bicycles - Denmark. I play a mix of Danish folk and roots based music, with lots of sonderhonings and hopsas, a bit of jazz and world music and ska and big band, and some Nordic noir heavy folk to raise the hairs on the...
Bring Your Passport
15 Jan, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

Today we take a quick tour to listen to a few of the releases from last year, but you'll need your passport. Gaelic crossovers, an African remake of Talking Heads, reincarnating Cuba from the 1950s, Cumbia meets the Mediterranean and desert blues. Plus a revolutionary anthem for the apocalypse and some holler-folk. Interested yet?
A Week in Music at My House, volume 1
09 Jan, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

This week, I clear off another shelf of random CDs and play them one more time before I file them away. And you can listen in. It includes some Scottish "acid croft," two amazing ukulele players, a detour into classic bluegrass, an embarrassingly-Canadian anthem, and a version of "Johnny B. Goode" that will make you like the song all over...
Getting Creative with Christmas
02 Jan, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

This week we have some fun with Christmas music, in a show called "Getting Creative with Christmas." I play some of my favourite Christmas cross-over tracks, from dance versions of carols to marching band renditions of Silent Night to songs played on power tools, and some stuff in between.
New Music for a New Year
02 Jan, 2019 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

This week, we play some New Music for a New Year. It is a set of new releases, spanning a few genres, and giving off good vibes for a more peaceful and gentle year ahead. Music from L'Orchestra Pic-Bois, Blowzabella, Farsan, Lau, Cesare Dell'Anna, Doctor Nativo, Blackbeard's Tea Party, the Trials of Cato and a little quartet who are doing...
Hail Smiling Morn
19 Dec, 2018 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

This episode of Routes & Branches & Beyond is called "Hail Smiling Morn - a Few Songs of Christmas." And that about sums it up. I play some recent releases in the genre, including from bands like Rum Ragged, Fretboard Journey and Eric Clapton (yes, he just released a Christmas album... next will be the kids' album...). I also do...
Happy Belated Chanukkah... and Beyond
19 Dec, 2018 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

Alas, I'm often a little bit behind schedule. Which is why tonight's Routes & Branches & Beyond is a show called "Happy Belated Chanukkah... and Beyond." But the spirit of Chanukkah, light over darkness, good over evil, is still with us.
Welcoming December Quietly
06 Dec, 2018 | 1:00:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

Sometimes a month kind of slips in, rather unnoticed. In this case, December emerged without much notice, since it had seemed like it was December now for several weeks already. In honour of that quiet entry, I play a set of tracks, on the quiet side, that include December in the title.
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