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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

Coming up at 3:30 PM on September 27th, 2022:
The theme on the September 27 edition of Stranger Songs is "Songs of The Mountain City Four and Kate & Anna McGarrigle." The Mountain City Four was a folk group in Montreal in the 1960s that included Anna McGarrigle, the late Kate McGarrigle, the late Jack Nissenson, and Peter Weldon. The Mountain City Four never released an album back in the day but there is a selection of live and home recordings and Peter Weldon has assembled them on a CD – just called Mountain City Four – that was released on September 23.

Stranger Songs

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Sep. 27, 2022 Mike Regenstreif Songs of The Mountain City Four and Kate & Anna McGarrigle
available
Sep. 20, 2022 Mike Regenstreif At the Intersection of Folk Street and Jazz Avenue
available
Sep. 13, 2022 Mike Regenstreif Songs of Gordon Lightfoot
available
Sep. 6, 2022 Mike Regenstreif Songs of Work and Jobs, Labour and Labour History
available
Aug. 30, 2022 Mike Regenstreif Festival of Flowers
available
Aug. 23, 2022 Mike Regenstreif Artists of My Montreal
available
Aug. 16, 2022 Mike Regenstreif It's Lake Time
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