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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 May 11th, 2021:
The theme this week on Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif is "Songs from the Pandemic," some of the songs inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic that have been written and recorded over the past 14 months.

Stranger Songs

Date Host Highlight On Demand
May. 11, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Songs from the Pandemic
available
May. 4, 2021 Mike Regenstreif The Second Stranger Songs Fantasy Concert
available
Apr. 27, 2021 Mike Regenstreif April in Paris
available
Apr. 20, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Celebrating Spring
available
Apr. 13, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Train Songs
available
Apr. 6, 2021 Mike Regenstreif The First Stranger Songs Fantasy Concert
available
Mar. 30, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Theme: Songs Inspired by Bible Stories
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