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Saturday Morning
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 June 23rd, 2018:
Lots of great folk-rooted and folk-branched music on Saturday Morning this week with Mike Regenstreif. The extended feature, "New Songs of Woody Guthrie," celebrates the release of “Mermaid Avenue” by Billy Bragg & Wilco, 20 years ago today (June 23, 1998). It was the first album of “new” Woody Guthrie songs created by contemporary artists with lyrics found in the Woody Guthrie Archives – a project spearheaded by Nora Guthrie, Woody’s daughter.

Saturday Morning

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Jun. 23, 2018 Mike Regenstreif Extended Feature: "New" Songs of Woody Guthrie
Jun. 16, 2018 Alan Surmachynski
Jun. 9, 2018 Stephen Neale Madness
Jun. 2, 2018 Pat Moore Music to your ears. :) Starting with a little from the History of Jazz collection to local singer/​songwriter Mark Nyvlt, and everything in-between!
May. 26, 2018 Mike Regenstreif Extended Feature #1: The Facebook 10-day Album Cover Challenge. Extended Feature #2: Songs of Townes Van Zandt
May. 19, 2018 Alan Surmachynski
May. 12, 2018 Stephen Neale Tender Is The Night (The Long Fidelity)


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The Saint Brigid’s Sessions aired in 2016 on the Saturday Morning show with Stephen Neale. There are plans to record new sessions in 2018.

The sessions are recorded at the Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts, a former church that was built in 1890 and 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.

Visit for videos and information on the artist recorded so far. They include:

  • Lucky Ron with Keith Snider - Songs featured: Irish Whiskey; Drinking My Way Back to You; Sitting and Drinking; Lost and Found; and, I Hate Xmas.
  • Kaleigh Watts - Songs featured: Savour; In the Attic; The Lonely Poet; Blue; and, Smoke Lake.
  • Chris PageSongs featured: Chaise Lounge; Summertime Out; The Dead Weight Song; The Late Summer Mountain Song; and, Focal Point.
  • Jim BrysonSongs featured: Depression Dance; Changing Scenery; Breathe; Decidedly; and, Ontario.
  • Irish Airs and Laments with Frank Cassidy, Dennis Alexander and Jeffrey McClintockSongs featured: Kileen’s Fairy Hills; Hugh’s Lament; Roisin Dubh (Black Rose); The Lament for the Death of Archie Beaton; and, St. Pat’s Hall.
  • Lynn MilesSongs featured: More; Three Chords and the Truth; High Heels in the Snow; How to be Alone; and, Better Things to Cry About.
  • Craig CardiffSongs featured: Forget; Not My Monkey’s; God’s Comic; Smallest Wingless; and, Virginia in the Song.
  • Kelly Sloan with Curtis ChaffeySongs featured: Tracers; Turn to Me; Big Deal; To the Water; and, Your Only Ride.

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