Country Music Legend, Loretta Lynn, Passes Away

Loretta Lynn, a country music legend passed away on October the 4th, 2022 at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

A statement from the family of Loretta Lynn.

“Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills.”

– The family of Loretta Lynn.

“To make it in this business, you either have to be first, great or different. And I was the first to ever go into Nashville, singin’ it like the women lived it.”

– Loretta Lynn

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An Autumn Mariposa, October 1st, 2022. feat… Julian Taylor, Dala, Aleksi Campagne, Treasa Levasseur, Union Duke, and Irish Mythen.

Two Great Music Events on One Great Day!

“Thousands of ecstatic Mariposa Folk Festival fans welcomed live music back with open arms in July,” Mariposa Folk Foundation President Pam Carter said. “To further celebrate the return of live music to our area and provide another reason to visit Simcoe County, we have partnered with the county to present a unique outdoor afternoon festival.” 

An Autumn Mariposa will take place at Bayview Memorial Park, 9th Concession Road, Township of Oro-Medonte on Saturday, October 1, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature performances by: Aleksi Campagne, Treasa Levasseur, Union Duke and Irish Mythen.

But wait; there’s more live music to take in on Saturday, October 1!

Less than three hours after the outdoor concert ends, the Mariposa in Concert 2022-23 season kicks off with an amazing lineup at the Orillia Opera House: the extraordinary harmonies of Juno-nominated Dala, followed by award-winning singer-songwriter Julian Taylor

Opera House doors open at 7 p.m. and Dala takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $40 each for An Autumn Mariposa or the Orillia Opera House concert, or $70 for both events. All tickets are available at the Orillia Opera House, online at, or in person at the box office in Downtown Orillia.

Event Info For An Autumn Mariposa at Bayview Memorial Park

  • Bayview Memorial Park is located at 687 Lakeshore Rd East, at the end of Line 9 South in Oro-Medonte.
  • FREE SHUTTLE BUSES will be available, leaving from Orillia Recreation Centre at 12:00pm and 12:15pm, returning at 5:00pm and 5:15pm
  • Parking is available on-site but is limited so please car pool or take advantage of the free shuttle
  • Food vendor, Sunshine BBQ, will be on-site to satisfy your appetites
  • Pub tent vibe. The event is licensed and beer offerings will include the final run of Mariposa Sun Lager from Sawdust City Brewing Company
  • Chairs will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own
  • Outdoor event. Shelter and tent on-site, but on the shores of Lake Simcoe so dress accordingly
  • Children 12 & under accompanied by an adult with a purchased ticket are admitted free for the Bayview Park daytime event (not for the evening Opera House concert)

(Event performers are subject to change and cancellation at any time. No refunds will be owed if an announced performer cancels or is unable to appear.)

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The Smiths – “The Queen Is Dead” Live – Fan Shot Video

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The Smiths – “The Queen is Dead”

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Michael Darcy & The Atlantic Tramps – Down To The Roots

Canadian-based, Irish singer-songwriter, Michael Darcy is thrilled to release
his album ‘Down To The Roots’.

A collection of original material and traditional folk
ballads, Darcy brings together familiar sounds with his
band Michael Darcy & The Atlantic Tramps. Recorded by
Aaron Comeau at The Trailer Studio in Toronto, ON,
‘Down To The Roots’ is Michael’s second full-length
album. Drawing from the well of rich Irish music that he
grew up with and also being inspired by gritty American
songwriters like John Prine & Guy Clark, Michael’s songs
bear the earthy tones of his Old Country roots, and the
freshness of a newly cut path. Americana.

His songs place you into an almost musical trance, you just can’t stop listening to the stories as they take you away to another place.

The stand out tracks from ‘Down To The Roots’ are:
“The Rambler From Clare”, “Mountain Soul”, and “The Ballad of Uncle Frank”.

Album Credits:
Michael Darcy -Guitar & Vocals
Matt Elwood -Banjo, Mandolin & Backing Vocals
James McEleney -Upright Bass & Backing Vocals
James McKie -Fiddle, Bones & Backing Vocals

Guest Musicians:
Aaron Comeau -Pump Organ on 10
Michael Eckert -Dobro on 1, 4 & 7
Ross Griffiths -Uileann Pipes on 8 & 10, Tin Whistle on 3
Darren McMullen -Bouzouki on 2, 6 & 7, Mandolin on 4
Brian Taheny -Bouzouki on 3

All tracks written by Michael Darcy except:
‘The Rambler from Clare’ (Ewan MacColl)‘
Reel de Baie St-Paul’ (Traditional)‘
Beeswing’ (Richard Thompson)‘
Sailing Off to the Yankee Land’ (Traditional)‘
Wild Rover No More’ (Traditional

Where to listen to this amazing album:


Buy the CD here:

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DATAROCK’s Fredrik Saroea “Rona Diaries (live with the chamber orchestra BIT20 Ensemble)”

Fredrik Saroea, best known as the frontman of the critically-acclaimed global disco punk outfit DATAROCK, the Norwegian multi-genre artist re-envisioned his recent solo album Rona Diaries (2021) as a live piece with award-winning string quartet BIT20 Ensemble, merging his contemplative indie rock with the exquisite air of a chamber orchestra. The new album – Rona Diaries: The Chamber Versions Live at Greig Hall, Bergen – out June 10 via YAP Records & SONY’s The Orchard, is available both digitally & on vinyl. Vinyl:…

Recorded at the infamous Grieg Hall during Norway’s 69th annual Bergen International Festival (which took place on May 28, 2021), “Battered & Bruised” along with prior singles “Bergheim”, “Understatement Lovesong” – both exclusive to the new album – along with “Bulletproof Vest”, “A Matter of Dying” & “Heaven Knows Those Songs Weren’t Heaven Sent” as well as the other tracks from Rona Diaries were premiered to an unsuspecting public who were more familiar with his former band’s rhythmic brand of dance music.

Featured in “Best Of” lists from Rolling Stone to NME and headlining festivals from Coachella, Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds, Saroea’s other love DATAROCK impacted music scenes worldwide while also infiltrating both the video game market with inclusion in 4 different FIFA versions, 2 Sims, Need For Speed etc. and the commercial environ with ads for Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and Coca Cola. While their singles including the smash “Fa-Fa-Fa” cemented them as dance sensations, Saroea moonlighted as a restaurateur by opening world famous and Michelin-rated restaurants Lysverket and Hoggorm in Norway.

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