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An eclectic three hours of roots music.
Hosted by: Stephen Neale, Pat Moore, Alan Surmachynski and Mike Regenstreif
Airs: Every Saturday from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Coming up at 7:00 AM on May 27th, 2017:
This week's show includes lots of great folk-rooted and folk-branched music, including a tribute to the late Jimmy LaFave. The extended feature is Songs of Bruce "Utah" Phillips as performed by Utah Phillips and many other artists.

Saturday Morning

Date Host Highlight On Demand
May. 27, 2017 Mike Regenstreif Extended feature: Songs of Bruce "Utah" Phillips
May. 20, 2017 Alan Surmachynski The future happens anyway
May. 13, 2017 Stephen Neale Cracked Windshield
May. 6, 2017 Pat Moore New CD purchases (new/​old) Guests at 9:00 Ragged Flowers for some live tunes
Apr. 29, 2017 Mike Regenstreif Extended theme: Songs of Ian & Sylvia.
Apr. 22, 2017 Alan Surmachynski What Goes Around Comes Around
Apr. 15, 2017 Stephen Neale Earthly Days

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The Saint Brigid’s Sessions on Saturday Morning with Stephen Neale

This series is recorded at the Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts, a former church that was built in 1890 that is located in Ottawa's Lowertown. The goal of the Saint Brigid's Sessions is to capture live unplugged performances by artists in as technically minimal and unobtrusive manner as possible in order to capture a natural sound in what really is a magnificent sounding space.

Lucky Ron with Keith Snider (Saturday, March 19, 2016):

Kaleigh Watts (Saturday, April 16, 2016):

Chris Page (Saturday, May 14, 2016):

Jim Bryson (Saturday, June 11, 2016):

Irish Airs and Laments with Frank Cassidy, Dennis Alexander and Jeff McClintock (Saturday, July 9, 2016):

Lynn Miles (Saturday, October 1, 2016):

Craig Cardiff (Saturday, November 26, 2016):

Kelly Sloan with Curtis Chaffey (Saturday, December 24, 2016):

The Saint Brigid's Sessions are made possible by the dedicated efforts of the team:

  • David Bignell, sound
  • Robert Patterson, video
  • Jason Leroux, video
  • Mike 'tic' Houston, photography
  • Josée Robillard, photography
  • Patricia Traill, photography
  • Liam Tyrell, stage management (Sessions 1 through 5)
  • Piaras Ó Giobúin, stage management (Session 6)
  • Patrick McDonald, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts and stage management for Session 7

The Saint Brigid's Sessions return soon.