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Stranger Songs
Finding connections and developing themes in various genres.
Hosted by: Mike Regenstreif
Airs: Every Tuesday from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

“I told you when I came, I was a stranger,” sang Leonard Cohen in “The Stranger Song.” Expect the exploration of themes – often one major theme over the whole show, sometimes multiple themes in shorter segments.

Stranger Songs

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Jul. 27, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Hourglass: Songs and Conversation with Murray McLauchlan
available
Jul. 20, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Remembering Mimi Fariña
available
Jul. 13, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Songs About Refugees. Guest: Diana Jones.
available
Jul. 6, 2021 Mike Regenstreif The Fourth Stranger Songs Fantasy Concert
available
Jun. 29, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Dance Music
available
Jun. 22, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Summer Songs
available
Jun. 15, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Working in the Coalmine
available

Finding connections and developing themes in various genres.

Hosted by: Mike Regenstreif

“I told you when I came, I was a stranger,” sang Leonard Cohen in “The Stranger Song.” Expect the exploration of themes – often one major theme over the whole show, sometimes multiple themes in shorter segments.

Stranger Songs is curated and hosted by Mike Regenstreif, an editor, writer and broadcaster now based in Ottawa who has written about folk and roots music since the 1970s for Sing Out! Magazine, the Montreal Gazette and other Canadian newspapers.

His radio show, Folk Roots/Folk Branches, was on CKUT in Montreal from 1994 to 2007.

At CKCU, he is also one of the rotating hosts of Saturday Morning (every fourth week), and an occasional co-host of Canadian Spaces.

In 2014, Mike was the recipient of the Ottawa Folk Festival’s Helen Verger Award for “significant, sustained contributions to folk/roots music in Canada” and, in 2017, he was one of the inaugural inductees into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame created by Folk Alliance International.

Email Mike Regenstreif mikeregenstreif@rogers.com