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Saturday August 6th, 2016 with Chris White
Penny Lang tribute, Pat Moore, Greg Kelly, Dawn Dewar, Ernie Fraser, Washboard Hank

See Mike Regenstreif''s extensive blog at We pay tribute to the great Penny Lang who passed away on July 31 at age 74. Dawn Dewar drops by to talk about "Music for Malcolm", an annual music event in memory of her father, Malcolm Dewar, an accomplished and much-loved fiddle player and music teacher from Maxville (see And we chat with Peterborough-based musician Washboard Hank who celebrates his new album, "Human Beans", in a post-football game concert at Irene's Pub Saturday evening.
Two in the Morning
Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomas - Between the Rain New
Down to Tennessee
Eve Goldberg - Crossing the Water Canadian
Summer Way Down South
Victor Anthony - Mystery Loves Company Canadian
Heading Down to New Orleans
Danny Marks - Cities in Blue Canadian New
Red Clay Halo
Caitlin Hanford - Bluer Skies Canadian
Down in the Milltown
John Gorka - Before Beginning New
Truth and Lies
Sussex - Parade Day Canadian
So Long, Marianne
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen Canadian
Belfast Louis Falls in Love
Chaim Tannenbaum - Chaim Tannenbaum Canadian New
Cover Up My Head
Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Pronto Monto Canadian
Missy Burgess - Play Me Sweet Canadian
Salt Water
Pat Moore - live in the studio Canadian
Heaven’s Perfect Smile
Greg Kelly - live in the studio Canadian
Stone + Sand + Sea + Sky
Penny Lang - One Too Many Mornings Canadian
Come Across To You
Penny Lang - Gather Honey Canadian
Ain’t Life Sweet
Penny Lang - Ain’t Life Sweet Canadian
Jailer, Won’t You Bring Me Water
Penny Lang - Penny Lang & Friends Live Canadian
My Last Go Round
Penny Lang - Ain’t Life Sweet Canadian
Tribute to Jerry Holland
Ernie Fraser - live in the studio Canadian
You're Not Her
Washboard Hank - Human Beans Canadian New
Interactive CKCU
As It Happens spoke with a friend of Marianne, Jan Mollestad, who was with her in her last days. He described her reaction to a touching personal letter from Leonard Cohen. He wrote that he might follow her soon, and she reached out her hand in response to his words. AIH has even provided a full transcript of this interview (which they never do!) as well as the "Listen" button. <>

11:01 AM, August 6th, 2016
A song she felt more closely was "Bird on a Wire" — the CBC interview describes how this came to be written. (It's one of my favourites too, in the rendition by Jennifer Warnes on that MUST-HAVE album Famous Blue Raincoat.) Enjoy on YT at <> And Leonard may indeed be leaving the planet before we want him to… Many tribute show would hardly do justice to his songwriting contribution.

11:08 AM, August 6th, 2016
B Murdoch
Thanks, Mike. Listening now with tears in my eyes.

11:18 AM, August 6th, 2016
Since starting topic of Leonard, help one more: on-stage footage of "Tower of Song". — with U2 as backup singers, electric guitar. Quite a special video… <> (first minute has various voices talking about their view of him and this song)

11:20 AM, August 6th, 2016
Hi Chris and Mike, It's 3:30 a.m. and am listening to your show from Saturday morning here in the Miramichi. Beautiful tribute to our darling Penny. Thank you so much. Also hearing about Bruce Murdoch put a smile on me face. I've been singing Ain't Life Sweet every day here at the folk song festival. If the people of Miramichi didn't know Penny before, they sure know her now. Yay. Let us all continue to play that song until we pass the torch. This way it will go on forever and ever. You are so right Mike about that being her song. Also great to hear Pat Moore and Greg Kelly on the show. Missing everyone in Ottawa.

2:43 AM, August 7th, 2016