NORTHERN JOURNEY was first published in 1995, by Reference Press, and was updated with a second edition in 1998. This is an ebook reprint of the Reference Press 1998 second edition.
NORTHERN JOURNEY is a guide to the traditional and contemporary acoustic music of Canada released in CD format at that time. In scope, it is similar to a Canadian folk festival, featuring artists who embrace a mix of styles ranging from traditional Scottish/Cape Breton Celtic music to contemporary performing songwriters, plus a sprinkling of blues, bluegrass, First Nations music, and Canadian-based worldbeat music.
Prior to this ebook edition, NORTHERN JOURNEY has been out of print and inaccessible to readers. It covers nearly 1000 albums recorded by over 500 Canadian artists. The guide is divided into two sections: Artists and Compilations. The alphabetically-arranged Artists section describes the type of music an artist or group performs, and presents a discography of the artists’ recorded work, including each album’s song tracks and total playing time. The Compilations section covers anthologies of folk music recorded by various artists.