Entertainers 2011

Episode 83: Yukon Music Medley

This week, we’re featuring some of our favorite Yukon musicians who have been our special guests since our first My Yukon Life podcast radio show back in early 2011. I encourage you to visit the podcast page of our website … Continue reading

Episode 43: My Yukon Life Music from 2011

On My Yukon Life podcast radio, we’ve been fortunate enough to feature many wonderful Yukon musicians on the show our first year. The only downside to having a half-hour podcast is that it’s not nearly enough time to fit in … Continue reading

Episode 41: Yukon Musician Nicole Edwards (Part Two)

Part one of our visit with Nicole from last week is available on the podcast page of our website at http://www.myyukonlife.com/podcasts/episode-40-yukon-musician-nicole-edwards-part-one/. Nicole Edwards is an outstanding vocalist and songwriter despite the challenges she’s faced over the years. Nicole was diagnosed … Continue reading

Episode 40: Yukon Musician Nicole Edwards (Part One)

Nicole Edwards is an outstanding vocalist and songwriter despite the challenges she’s faced over the years. Nicole was diagnosed with Scleroderma. If you’re not familiar with it, Scleroderma is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease. For Nicole, it’s resulted in a … Continue reading

Episode 36: Yukon Musician & Dog Musher Kate Weekes

“I mush dogs and play music.” This is Kate Weekes’ response to the oft-asked question “What are you doing in the Yukon?” In the years since hitch-hiking across the country from her home in Eastern Ontario to Canada’s North, Kate has … Continue reading

Episode 29: with Yukon Musician Barbara Chamberlin

Barbara Chamberlin has cracked the Canadian top 100 country songs, and was the first and only Yukon artist to have a video featured on CMT. She has appeared on a variety of local and national TV shows. Most recently, she … Continue reading

Episode 24: with Yukon Musician George McConkey

Dawson City, Yukon musician “Harmonica” George McConkey is our special guest on this episode of My Yukon Life podcast radio. He talks to us about his Yukon life and his music. We’re also treated to several of George’s songs, and … Continue reading

Episode 22: Icy Waters and Author Tor Forsberg

Author Tor Forsberg reads from her book, North of Iskut: Grizzlies, Bannock and Adventure during Arts in the Park, held in Whitehorse. Next, My Yukon Life listeners are taken on a tour of Icy Waters, a Whitehorse aquaculture facility dedicated … Continue reading

Episode 20: with Yukon Musician Kevin Barr

Kevin Barr, who ran as the Yukon NDP candidate in 2011, was already an established and beloved member of the music scene well before he entered politics. His CD Lost and Found was based on a wealth of experience drawn … Continue reading

Episode 14: with Yukon Band The August Arrival

(Originally aired live) The August Arrival is an up and coming Whitehorse band that appears on My Yukon Life in advance of performing at the July 2011 Atlin Arts & Music Festival. We sit in on one of their practice … Continue reading

Episode 13: Opening Night of The Frantic Follies

(Originally aired live) Host Jennifer Hawks takes My Yukon Life listeners on location to Whitehorse, Yukon for the 2011 invitation-only opening night of The Frantic Follies. The Frantic Follies is a turn of the century vaudeville revue which depicts the … Continue reading

Episode 11: Yukon Chef Michele Genest

(Originally aired live) Miche Genest is the food columnist for Yukon, North of Ordinary magazine. She is also author of the cookbook, The Boreal Gourmet: Adventures in Northern Cooking, a true northern cookbook featuring Yukon flavours and traditions. Miche joins … Continue reading

Episode 9: with Yukon Musician Kim Beggs

(Originally aired live) Award winning Yukon singer-songwriter Kim Beggs was a nominee in CBC Radio’s Songquest competition. Her CD Wanderer’s Paean earned her a Canadian Folk Music Award and Western Canadian Music Award nomination along with a Porcupine Award for … Continue reading

Episode 4: with Yukon Musician Kim Barlow

(Originally aired live) Kim Barlow’s musical career has taken her from Inuvik to the UK; and from Yackandandah, Australia, to Cape Spear, Newfoundland. She has recorded four CDs of her own, and also performs with Annie Lou, an all-girl hillbilly … Continue reading

Episode 3: with Yukon Musician Sarah MacDougall

(Originally aired live) Sarah MacDougall is an alt.country/indie folk singer-songwriter who’s generating lots of attention. She received 4-star reviews in Q magazine and The Irish Times for her latest CD, Across the Atlantic. Herizon magazine described the album as having … Continue reading

Episode 1: Debut of My Yukon Life

(Originally aired live) For this debut episode of My Yukon Life, we took calls throughout the show and introduced listeners to Yukon musician Sarah MacDougall, who became our special guest for the March 21st episode. Nine-time Iditarod Sled Dog Race … Continue reading

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