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Ian Reid

The Rockwood singer-songwriter with ukelele and guitar, Ian Reid, was our special guest on when we kicked off CFRU 93.3fm’s Raise Your Voice on Saturday, October 23.

CFRU receives most of its funding through student levies and fundraising activities, such as the “Raise Your Voice” drive. CFRU does not operate like typical commercial radio programs where corporations use their stations as sources for advertising revenue. Instead, CFRU is limited by the CRTC as to how many advertisements can be played, leaving more broadcast time for great music and unique shows.

The goal for the 2010 funding drive is to raise $15 000 to update the CFRU website, and help build the station’s capacity for spoken word content through the purchase of  a user-friendly production board that will give volunteers the opportunity to be involved in the technical aspects of the station with ease.

Why Should You Support CFRU?

  • The station gets NO corporate funding.
  • All our programmers are volunteers.
  • We do not bombard you with silly ads!
  • The station supports independent bands and labels, local and Canadian musicians and artists.

How To Pledge

Call us at 519-837-CFRU (2378) to announce your pledge between October 23-31 or e-mail us at info@royalcityrag.ca and we’ll set it all up for you.

Ian Reid Live

You can catch Ian Reid live locally on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 21 – Foster Parents Appreciation Gala, Ariss Valley Golf Course, 5700 Highway 86, Ariss, ON 5 p.m.
  • Friday, November 19 – Lighting of the Christmas Tree, St. George’s Square, Guelph, ON 6-8 p.m.

Learn more about Ian Reid at www.ianreid.ca.

During the hour we also had time to talk to Virginia Gilham from the Friends of the Guelph Public Library about their huge book sale taking place in the former FastForms building at Massey and Imperial Roadsriends from Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31.

  • Books, Hardcover & Softcover: Children’s books, Cookbooks, Coffee Table Books, Foreign Language, Comic Books
  • Media: VHS Videos, DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks
  • Music:  Sheet music: CDs, DVDs
  • Puzzles & Games: Complete Jigsaw puzzles, Board games, Handheld electronic games

Friends of the GPL Fourth Annual Giant Book Sale
30,000 books and counting
Halloween Weekend, October 29 – 31
Friday evening: 6 – 9 p.m
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Sunday afternoon: 12 noon – 4 p.m

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Music:
Ian Reid, Banh Mi Opalet from Tiger School
Ian Reid, Baker Street (Cover)
Ian Reid, Sunday Blue from Tiger School
Ian Reid, Patsy’s Place from Tiger School
Ian Reid, Green Glass (Demo)

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Ian Reid On Royal City Rag

Rockwood singer-songwriter Ian Reid will be our special guest on CFRU 93.3fm’s Royal City Rag this Saturday, October 23 during our second hour (9-10 a.m.).  Ian will bringing in his guitar and ukelele to help us kick off CFRU’s annual fundraiser, Raise Your Voice.

CFRU 93.3fm is a Campus and Community Radio Station that broadcasts 75 different shows in multiple languages 24 hours a day, 365 days a week.  With a hefty volunteer base that includes students, business owners and a variety of citizens who donate their time to make the station run smoothly, CFRU has been on the FM dial for thirty years.

As Guelph’s alternative media source, CFRU proudly plays local and Canadian music, as well as genres of music that tend to stay far away from Billboard charts.  The station itself is located on the second floor of the University Centre at the University of Guelph.

CFRU receives most of its funding through student levies and fundraising activities, such as the “Raise Your Voice” drive.  It does not operate like typical commercial radio programs where corporations use their stations as sources for advertising revenue.  Instead, CFRU is limited by the CRTC as to how many advertisements can be played, leaving more broadcast time for great music and unique shows.

As with every funding campaign, CFRU has a specific purpose in mind for the money raised.  The station’s monetary goal for 2010 is $15 000, and will be aimed at getting more equipment, updating the CFRU website, and building the station’s capacity for spoken word content.  Specifically, CFRU requires a user-friendly production board that will give volunteers the opportunity to be involved in the technical aspects of the station with ease.

Why Should You Support CFRU?

  • The station gets NO corporate funding.
  • All our programmers are volunteers.
  • We do not bombard you with silly ads!
  • The station supports independent bands and labels, local and Canadian musicians and artists.

How To Pledge

Call us at 519-837-CFRU (2378) to announce your pledge between October 23-31 or e-mail us at info@royalcityrag.ca and we’ll set it all up for you.

Ian Reid Live

You can catch Ian Reid live locally on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 21 – Foster Parents Appreciation Gala, Ariss Valley Golf Course, 5700 Highway 86, Ariss, ON 5 p.m.
  • Friday, November 19 –  Lighting of the Christmas Tree, St. George’s Square, Guelph, ON 6-8 p.m.

Learn more about Ian Reid at www.ianreid.ca.

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We were back on the air for our first Royal City Rag of a new year on January 9. As usual it was a busy show.

We started off the show with some of our favourite music from 2009 followed by a commentary about the 52 mature trees in Royal City Park that have condemned for removal and now display bright orange Xs. The removal of the trees is expected to be carried out on January 18.

The condemned trees have now become a focus for local people who are already mourning their loss. Members of a new group Friends of Royal City Park have attached poems and stories to the trees as an act of commemoration. Bearing in mind that some of the trees in the park are over a hundred years, they contain the memories of several generations of Guelphites. The removal of the trees will permanently alter the character and beauty of the park. 25% of the canopy of the park will disappear overnight.

You have to ask why so many trees need to be removed at the same time. Have the trees in this park been managed appropriately by the city? Are trees in other areas of the city also at risk?

Guelph Urban Forest Friends have long been advocating for our urban trees, including a stronger protective tree bylaw and a separate urban forestry department with a certified forester to more effectively manage tree maintenance and coordinate public education on the value of our mature trees.

Our main interview in the first hour was a discussion with Liane Langstaff and Daniela Serodio, Co-Directors about the upcoming 16th Annual Environmental Science Symposium taking place in Rozanski Hall at the University of Guelph on January 16. This year focus is the relationship between business and economic systems and environmental sustainability. Featured presenters include Frank de Jong (Former Leader of the Ontario Green Party), Dr. David Bell (Chair of Learning for a Sustainable Future) and Frances Edmonds (Director of HP Eco Solutions Programs). For more information visit their website.

Tickets:  $12 Student Admission with ID ($17 at the door), $15 General Admission ($20 at the door). Tickets are available at the University of Guelph UC Information Desk, Stone Store, Woolwich Arms and Online through PayPal via the 16th Annual Environmental Sciences Symposium website.

Listen to Hour 1:

Ian Reid Live in The Studio

In the second hour, Rockwood’s own Ian Reid joined us for a great live set featuring some new songs as well as old favourites. If you haven’t heard Ian play live you really should check him out. Look for a new album this Spring. Check out his first two albums, “Somewhere Inbetween” and “Tiger School” at Ground Floor Music, Quebec St, Downtown Guelph. You can also catch Ian Reid on Saturday, January 16 at 9.30 p.m. at the Woolwich Arrow Pub, 176 Woolwich St, Guelph. Check out his music. You’ll not be disappointed.

Listen to Hour 2:

Music:
Monsters Of Folk, Dear God from Monsters Of Folk
Wilco, You And I from Wilco (The Album)
Levon Helm, You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had from Electric Dirt
James Gordon, Another Silver Maple Comes Down from Nine Green Bottles
Tannis Slimmon, Around Him from Lucky Blue
Ian Reid, What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, And Understanding (Live In The Studio)
Ian Reid, Bruce (Live In The Studio)
Ian Reid, Stoplight (Live In The Studio)
Ian Reid, Banh Mi Opelet from Tiger School (Live In The Studio)
Ian Reid, Sunday Blue from Tiger School (Live In The Studio)
Ian Reid, Wish You Well from Somewhere Inbetween (Live In The Studio)

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Ian Reid On Royal City Rag

Ian Reid will be live in the studio on Royal City Rag, January 9 between 8-9 a.m.

You can also catch him live in concert locally on the following dates:

  • Saturday, January 9 at 3 p.m. – Argus Music Festival in Cambridge, 215 Beverly Street (Mulligan’s Music Room). This is the 3rd annual fundraiser for the Argus houses in Cambridge to get homeless teens off the street. There will be live music all afternoon and evening.  Donations and non-perishable food items gladly accepted. 
  • Sunday, January 10 at 2 p.m. – The Station Coffeehouse and Gallery, 5 Wadsworth Street, Brantford. Listen to songs and stories with passengers awaiting their next departure. Kerouac would love this place! 
  • Friday, January 15 at 8 p.m. – Groundswell Coffee House, 96 Victoria Street West, Alliston. A Bohemian vibe in the heart of potato  country!
  • Saturday, January 16 at 9.30 p.m. – The Woolwich Arrow Pub, 176 Woolwich St, Guelph. One of the coziest music venues in the city!

Check out Ian’s MySpace page here.

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Ian Reid On Royal City Rag

Happy New Year Everyone!

Its been a slow start to 2010 but we’re finally getting going again.

The start of the new year is always very busy in Guelph. Over the next few days we’ll be catching up on some of the exciting events coming to our area.

You can also look forward to another busy Royal City Rag on January 9 with a discussion about the upcoming 16th Annual Environmental Science Symposium that takes place at the University of Guelph on January 16 and features Frank de Jong (Former Leader of the Ontario Green Party), Dr. David Bell (Chair of Learning for a Sustainable Future) and Frances Edmonds (Director of HP Eco Solutions Programs).

We’ll also have live music in the studio from Rockwood’s own Ian Reid. We had Ian on Royal City Rag last year for a wonderful set. We’ve been trying to get him back on the show for a while. If you haven’t heard Ian play you really should check him out.

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 this website. If it happens in Guelph you’ll hear about it on Royal City Rag!

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There will be no Royal City Rag on December 26 or January 2. I’ll be snuggling down with the cat for a long winter’s nap.

Unfortunately its been a challenging few months healthwise. I’m going to take a break over the holidys to recharge the old batteries.

I’ll  be back on January 9 with a busy new show to celebrate the New Year featuring the Environmental Science Symposium which takes place on January 16 and a live performance from singer-songwriter Ian Reid.

Don’t miss it! Happy Holidays everyone.

Jan Andrea Hall

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 7-9 a.m. on CFRU 93.3fm in Guelph.

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On August 5, Culture Vulture Marie joined us to for another trip around the Guelph art scene, this time focusing heavily on our wonderful summer festivals.

Dancehall Free For All 9 -5 LivesWe started off the show with Dancehall Free For All, fresh from their very successful return to the Hillside Festival, with Danny Knows from their great album, 9 – 5 Lives. Dancehall Free For All are a wonderful live band, with an on stage swagger that defies their young age. Definitely check them out if you can. Also check out their website to download two cool new songs Shameless and Kelsey for free!

Marie also shared her highlights from Hillside 2009, with a special mention for phenomenal young Quebecois Beatrice Martin known as Coeur de Pirate, and Owen Pallett’s Final Fantasy

Other events included in the discussion were the Downtown Guelph Friday Noonhour ConcertsLiam Titcomb’s Busking For Change, Sunlight Music Festival, Eden Mills Writers Festival and Fergus Scottish Festival.

Royal City Rag has TWO tickets to give away to the Sunlight Music Festival taking place at the Riverside Park Concertshell on August 15 from Noon till 11.00 p.m., rain or shine.

Artists confirmed for the one day solar-powered festival include James Gordon, Ian Reid, Blindsided Poets, Red Balloon, Pascal, Nabi Loney, Lost for Thoughts, The Canned Goods, City Wide Panic, Noizy Naybrz and headliner, Cape Breton fiddler extraordinaire, Ashley MacIssac.

Tickets for the festival are $25.00. Proceeds from the festival will support Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis.

If you’d like to enter the draw for the tickets send an e-mail to info@royalcityrag.ca.

Also, don’t forget that we are moving to Saturdays, 7-9 a.m., from August 15.

Royal City Rag: New Day, New Time, Still A Great Show!

Music:
Dancehall Free For All, Danny Knows from 9 – 5 Lives
Ian Reid, At The Open Stage from Somewhere Inbetween
Liam Titcomb, War from Peace Songs
Coeur de Pirate, Comme des Enfants from Coeur de Pirate
Jaso Raso, Ava’s Song from Black Mamba
The Mudmen, Underdog from The Mudmen

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Fresh Water JamboreeThe 2nd Annual Fresh Water Jamboree takes place at the Concertshell in Riverside Park on Saturday August 8 from noon till 11.00 p.m.

This free event, promoted by Be The Artist, a Guelph based organization promoting musicians and their environmental initiatives highlights the importance of fresh water for a healthy community.

Performers confirmed to date include Ian Reid, Bobbi Lee Justice and The Scepters, Joanne Crabtree, Jay Moore, Peter Verity, The Caretakers and Keith Touhy. Food and Refreshments will be available. There will also be a presentation on Fresh Water Awareness.

For more information visit the Freshwater Jamboree webpage.

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On July 29, a special Royal City Rag focused on the upcoming Sunlight Music Festival taking place at the Concertshell in Riverside Park on August 15 from noon till 11.00 p.m., rain or shine.

Artists confirmed for the one day solar-powered festival include James Gordon, Ian Reid, Blindsided Poets, Red Balloon, Pascal, Nabi Loney, Lost for Thoughts, The Canned Goods, City Wide Panic, Noizy Naybrz and headliner, Cape Breton fiddler extraordinaire, Ashley MacIssac.

Proceeds from the festival will support Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis.

Wendy Watson, Co-Chair of the Sunlight Music Festival and singer-songwriter Ian Reid joined us live in the studio. Ian played several songs live on the show, including a version of our theme, Nick Lowe’s “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?” and “Made Out Of Diamonds” a song that has not yet made it on to a CD.

Ian Reid will also be performing at the Fresh Water Jamboree, at the Concertshell in Riverside Park on August 8. Check him out if you can, he’s a wonderful musician.

Music:
Ian Reid, What’s So Funny About Peace Love And Understanding? (Live)
Ian Reid, Riverside (Live)
Ian Reid, Day Made Out Of Diamonds (Live)
Ian Reid, Patsy’s Place (Live)
Ian Reid, See You In My Dreams (Live)

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On July 29 we’ll be discussing the upcoming Sunlight Music Festival. The festival takes places in Riverside Park on August 15. A non-profit event and solar-powered to boot, the festival features Cape Breton fiddler Ashley MacIssac and an array of local talent including James Gordon and Rockwood singer-songwriter Ian Reid. Tickets are $25.00. Proceeds will help support the Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis. For more information, visit the festival website at www.sunlightfestival.com. Ian Reid will be playing live for us in the studio during the show.

Join us on Wednesday, July 29 from 6-7 p.m. on CFRU 93.3fm, Guelph’s Campus Community Radio Station.

Listen live on CFRU 93.3fm or after the fact via the website or CFRU archive.

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PaintingonthegreenOn June 10,  Royal City Rag focused on Guelph Creative Arts Association’s annual outdoor show and sale Painting on the Green. The show takes place this coming weekend, June 13-14 at The Arboretum Centre at the University of Guelph.

The President of the association, Bruce Homer, joined us live in the studio. There were also great taped interviews with painter and printmaker Margaret Peter and crafter Patti Rainbow.

The two-day art show and sale is one of the oldest annual outdoor shows in the province, now in its 48th year. The public is invited to come and see original painting and crafts, watch art demonstrations, and take the opportunity to purchase works by local favourites and emerging artists, all in a beautiful outdoor setting.

On Saturday the show runs from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., and on Sunday from 11.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. The announcement and presentation of awards for the best works in the show will take place Saturday at 3.00 p.m.

On Sunday, the hammer dulcimer and guitar duo from Burlington, the Playford Players, will be entertaining between 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.

Admission to Painting on the Green is free, although donations to support the work of the GCAA will be gratefully accepted.

Please note that the Arboretum now has a new entrance off College Avenue, west of Victoria Road. Due to pending construction, using Victoria Rd to access College Ave  is recommended.

Music:
Tannis Slimmon, There’s A Lift from Oak Lake
Playford Players, Meadowsweet (digital download)
Ian Reid, Two Steps At A Time from Somewhere In Between

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