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CFRU 93.3fm’s Royal City Rag on Saturday August 21 focused on the launch of the 2010 Eden Mills Writers Festival in our second hour.

The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival takes place from September 17-20, 2010 in the beautiful riverside village of Eden Mills and features readings from some of North America’s best-known authors as well as music workshops and writing seminars. Giller Prize winner Linden MacIntyre, bestselling novelist Joy Fielding, mystery writer Linwood Barclay, The Wayfinders’ author Wade Davis and young adult author Shane Peacock are just a few of the writers who are attending this year. For more information, visit www.edenmillswritersfestival.ca.

On Wednesday August 18 the Bookshelf in Guelph hosted the media launch of the 2010 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival featuring short readings from 2009 Trillium Award finalist Nino Ricci (The Origin of Species), as well as from three 2010 Trillium finalists: Cordelia Strube (Lemon), Alexandra Leggatt (Animal) and Susan Holbrook (Joy Is So Exhausting). The evening also celebrated the life of the late Paul Quarrington, a good friend to the festival.

All of the songs in this hour of the show were from the great posthumous Paul Quarrington album, The Songs.

Music:
Paul Quarrington, All The Stars from The Songs
Paul Quarrington, This Old Body from The Songs
Paul Quarrington, Celestial Navigation from The Songs
Paul Quarrington, Wherever You Go from The Songs

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Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm in Guelph. Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live, you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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This Saturday, CFRU 93.3fm’s Royal City Rag will be focusing on the Eden Mills Writers Festival in our second hour (9-10 a.m.).

The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival takes place from September 17-20, 2010 in the beautiful riverside village of Eden Mills and features readings from some of North America’s best-known authors as well as music workshops and writing seminars. Giller Prize winner Linden MacIntyre, bestselling novelist Joy Fielding, mystery writer Linwood Barclay, The Wayfinders’ author Wade Davis and young adult author Shane Peacock are just a few of the writers who are attending this year. For more information, visit www.edenmillswritersfestival.ca.

This evening, Wednesday August 18 the Bookshelf in Guelph will be hosting the media launch for the 2010 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. This free event features short readings from 2009 Trillium Award finalist Nino Ricci (The Origin of Species), as well as from three 2010 Trillium finalists: Cordelia Strube (Lemon), Alexandra Leggatt (Animal) and Susan Holbrook (Joy Is So Exhausting). The evening will also celebrate the life of the late Paul Quarrington, who was a good friend to the festival.

Royal City Rag will be attending the launch and will be bringing the flavour of the event to Saturday’s radio show. You won’t want to miss it!

Eden Mills Media Launch & Quarrington Remembrance
featuring readings by Nino Ricci, Cordelia Strube, Alexandra Leggatt and Susan Holbrook
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec Street (in the EBar)
Guelph, ON
7 p.m.
Funding and some refreshments will be provided by Eden Mills Writers Festival and the Trillium Book Awards. Donations to help with the cost of putting on the Eden Mills Writers Festival will be gratefully received.

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm in Guelph. Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live, you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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In the first hour on May 8 we welcomed Rob Case from local non-profit organisation Guelph International Resource Centre (GIRC) back to the show.

GIRC is celebrating its 30th anniversarythis year. GIRC’s mission is to increase community awareness of global issues, including their local aspects, while encouraging action to promote a just and sustainable future.

For the past 10 years GIRC have been promoting the use of rain barrels to aid in water conservation. GIRC had their first Rain Barrel Sale of the season on Saturday at Planet Bean on Grange. They have another two sales planned for later this month; Saturday May 15 from 10. 00 a.m-1.00 p.m. at the West End Recreation Centre and Wednesday May 19 from 5.00-8.00 p.m. at the Stone Store, 14 Commercial Street, Guelph.

Barrels for these sales are being assembled by volunteers from Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group. Proceeds from the sales will support the services and events the neighbourhood group provides to its community, as well as the various non-profit initiatives of the Guelph International Resource Centre including the Guelph Festival of Moving Media taking place in November.

GIRC rain barrels are durable, locally made from used food import barrels and available in three colours. They are easy to maintain, repair and customize. A 220 litre rain barrel is only $60 (while supplies last, Visa and Mastercard accepted). You can pre-order your rain barrels HERE.

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In the second hour of the show, our culture vulture, Marie Zimmerman (currently executive director of the Hillside Festival), was back in the studio for a relaxed chat about the arts focusing on three of the summer festivals the area has to offer; The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival (June 3-6), Hillside Festival (July 23-25) and Eden Mills Writers Festival (September 19). We also had an apportunity to play some music from the headliners at this year’s Hillside. Check it out.

Listen to Hour 2:

Music:
Buddy Guy, Ain’t No Sunshine from Bring Em’ In
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings from Let’s Frolic
Stephen Fearing, Yellowjacket from Yellowjacket
James Gordon, I’ve Come Along from My Stars Your Eyes
Neko Case, Buckets Of Rain from Live From Austin Texas
Dom Amero, Life Gets Better from Deepening
Sarah Harmer, Escarpment Blues from I’m A Mountain
Gord Downie And The Country Of Miracles, The Grand Bounce from The Grand Bounce
Calexico, Two Silver Trees from Carried To Dust
Los Lobos, Hearts Of Stone from Good Morning Aztlan

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Royal City Rag will be back on CFRU 93.3fm this coming Saturday, May 8 from 7-9 a.m.

In the first hour we will be welcoming Rob Case from Guelph International Resource Centre (GIRC) back to the show. GIRC have their first Rain Barrel Sale of the season, this Saturday May 8 from 10.00 a.m. – Noon at Planet Bean Cafe, Grange Plaza (259 Grange Road East, Guelph).

GIRC rain barrels are durable, locally made from used food import barrels and available in three colours. They are easy to maintain, repair and customize.  A 220 litre rain barrel is only $60 (while supplies last, Visa and Mastercard accepted). To guarantee availability, pre-order yours now HERE.

Proceeds from the rain barrel sale support the GIRC’s other initiatives, including the Guelph Festival of Moving Media taking place in November.

Staff from The Elora Centre for Environmental Excellence will also be on hand at Planet Bean from 10.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m. to provide FREE home energy advice. Non-perishable food items will also be graciously accepted for the Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group’s food cupboard.

There will be two other opportunities purchase a GIRC rain barrel:

  • Saturday May 15, 2010; 10:00-1:00 p.m.; at the West End Recreation Centre
  • Wednesday May 19, 2010; 5:00-8:00 p.m.; at the Stone Store, 14 Commercial Street, Guelph

In the second hour of the show we’ll welcome back to Royal City Rag our culture vulture, Marie Zimmerman (currently executive director of the Hillside Festival), for a relaxed chat about the arts focusing on three of the main summer festivals the area has to offer; The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival (June 3-6), Hillside Festival (July 23-25) and Eden Mills Writers Festival (September 19).

As usual we’ll wrap up the whole show with some great music. You won’t want to miss it!

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 7-9 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm, Guelph’s Campus-Community Radio Station.

Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live on CFRU93.3fm, you can pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, the next day.

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Ajay Heble

In the first hour of Royal City Rag on February 6, Ajay Heble, Artistic Director of the Guelph Jazz Festival, joined us to chat about some of the great artists taking part in the Help Haiti benefit show at the River Run Centre on February 7 at 7.00 p.m.

The event features Kevin Breit, Scott Merritt, Jane Bunnett, Dionne Brand, the University of Guelph choirs and The Guelph music revue, an ensemble featuring some of Guelph’s renowned musicians and singer-songwriters.

Ajay selected some great music to complement the discussion. Check it out if you can, you’ll not be disappointed.

Tickets for the benefit are $30 and available from the River Run Box Office: 519-763-3000 or online. All proceeds go to the Canadian Red Cross.

All of those involved, including the River Run Centre facilities, are donating their services for the event.

Please consider attending, or, if you can’t make it, buy a ticket and give it to friend. It would be great to sellout for such a worthy cause.

Listen to Hour 1:

Leon Rooke

In the second hour, Jane Hastings, Executive Director of the Eden Mills Writer’s Festival joined us to chat about the upcoming Eden Mills Writers Festival Fundraiser, Unlucky in Love taking place at the E-Bar, appropriately enough, on February 13.

Unlucky in Love offers something for everyone, not just for the broken hearted!

The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. with woeful readings by Leon Rooke and Marianne Micros. Then the stunning Sarah Kramer takes the stage, her beautiful soprano voice accompanied by pianist Anna Ronai.

The fun continues with the always-unpredictable open-mic session emceed by Guelph Spokenword’s Beth-Anne Fischer at 8 p.m. An opportunity to tell some of your own stories and poems of lost or unrequited love.

Prizes will go to the audience-chosen top performers.

This year the featured poet at Unlucky in Love is Alexandra Oliver. We were fortunate to have Alexandra join us by by phone later in the hour to chat about her poetry.

Check out this video of Alexandra  in action, courtesy of  SlamNation.

This year’s Unlucky in Love is dedicated to the memory of Paul Quarrington, a giant in Canadian literature who left us all too soon. As a further tribute to Paul we played two great songs from his band, Porkbelly Futures’ eponymous first album.

Unlucky in Love takes place at the E-Bar (41 Quebec St.), downtown Guelph, at 7 p.m. (6pm for registration), Saturday February 13.

Tickets will be available for $13 at the door.

Listen to Hour 2:

Music:
Joan Baez, God Is God from Day After Tomorrow
Kris Kristofferson, From Here To Forever from Closer To The Bone
Eddie Vedder, End Of The Road from Into The Wild
Jane Bunnett/Don Pullen, Gratitude from New York Duets
Scott Merritt, Burning Train from Violet And Black
Scott Merritt, Bell to Bell from Violet And Black
Kevin Breit/Cyro Baptista, Love Is All Around from Supergenerous
Tannis Slimmon, Weathervane from Lucky Blue
Basia Bulat, Heart Of My Own from Heart Of My Own
Porkbelly Futures, Ain’t For Me To Say from Porkbelly Futures
Porkbelly Futures, I’m In Love from Porkbelly Futures
Ani Difranco, You Had Time from Canon
Bahamas, Lovely Bones from Pink Strat
Martin Sexton, Happy from Seeds

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We have another busy Royal City Rag planned for February 6.

In the first hour, the Artistic Director of the Guelph Jazz Festival, Ajay Heble, will be joining us to talk about some of the great artists taking part in the Help Haiti benefit show taking place in Guelph at the River Run Centre on February 7. The event features Kevin Breit, Scott Merritt, Jane Bunnett, Dionne Brand, the University of Guelph choirs and The Guelph music revue, an ensemble featuring some of Guelph’s renowned musicians and singer-songwriters.

Tickets are $30 and available from the River Run Box Office: 519-763-3000 or online. All proceeds go to the Canadian Red Cross. All of those involved, including the River Run Centre facilities, are donating their services for the event.

In the second hour, we’ll be focusing on the upcoming Eden Mills Writers Festival Fundraiser, Unlucky in Love taking place at the E-Bar on February 13.  Executive Director of the Eden Mills Writer’s Festival, Jane Hastings and Guelph Spokenword’s Beth-Anne Fischer will be joining us live in the studio.

Unlucky in Love offers something for everyone, not just for the broken hearted!

The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. with woeful readings by Leon Rooke and Marianne Micros. Then the stunning Sarah Kramer takes the stage, her beautiful soprano voice accompanied by pianist Anna Ronai. The fun continues with the always-unpredictable open-mic performances at 8 p.m., emceed by spoken-word poet Alexandra Oliver. Bring your own stories and poems of lost or unrequited love and share them with a supportive and enthusiastic crowd. Prizes will go to the audience-chosen top performers.

This year’s Unlucky in Love is dedicated to the memory of Paul Quarrington, a giant in Canadian literature who left us too soon.

Unlucky in Love takes place at the E-Bar (41 Quebec St.), downtown Guelph, at 7 p.m. (6pm for registration), Saturday February 13th. Tickets will be available for $13 at the door.

As usual, we’ll be wrapping the whole show up with some cool music. Don’t miss it!

Royal City Rag, Saturdays from 7-9 a.m. on CFRU 93.3 fm, Guelph’s Campus and Community Radio Station. Listen live on CFRU 93.3fm, or, after the fact, via the website. If it happens in Guelph you’ll hear about it on Royal City Rag!

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We are all planning to be Unlucky in Love at the Eden Mills Writers Festival Fundraiser at the E-Bar on February 13 at 7.00 p.m. Great entertainment and shenanigans are promised. Don’t miss it!

We’ll also be ‘Unlucky In Love’, live on CFRU 93.3fm‘s Royal City Rag, with a cast of thousands (well, a few anyway!), on February 6 between 8-9 a.m. Promises to be lots of fun. Don’t miss it!

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