Farewell Tom and thankyou.
The photo above shows the coffin of Stompin' Tom Connors at his Memorial Concert in Peterborough, Ontario on March 13, 2013. It's from CBC's website, photo by Chris Young/Canadian Press.
Touchstone is a weekly folk music radio program on CKDU and heard live at 88.1 FM in Halifax/Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on Saturday mornings, 10 to noon.
Hello, I'm Bev Lamb and I've been host of the program since July 1985 -- I think it's the longest-running folk music radio program in Atlantic Canada.
Many thanks to all who have pledged donations for Touchstone, during CKDU's Annual Public Funding Drives. It's wonderful to get your support.
My 25th anniversary program aired on July 17, 2010
Thanks to CKDU staff, friends, listeners and supporters who came into CKDU that morning for a surprise party (surprise to me anyway), and to all who sent congratulatory e-mails. Thanks also to Bill Plaskett, Dave Stone, Clary Croft, Sandy Greenberg and Thomas Cormier who sang around the mike. I feel blessed.
Guests during the last two years have included Sherry Ryan, Rosalie Peppard, Steven Bowers, Ian Foster, Bonnie Ste-Croix, Norma MacDonald and Maria Dunn.
CKDU is the campus/community radio station at Dalhousie University and is the only alternative radio station in the Halifax area. It's on the top floor of the Student Union Building. Here is the location.
CKDU increased its output to over 3,000 watts on Feb 14, 2006 (changing from 97.5 FM, which it had from 1985). The station can also be heard world-wide on the internet at www.ckdu.ca, and archives can be heard in real-time or downloaded.
My Rolling Stones story in the Daily News (Halifax) on Sep 21, 2006
Hear past Touchstone programs
To download or stream any CKDU show in the archives, go here. Then go to 'Program Archives' and enter what times you want. You can right-click to save the file or left-click to hear it at that moment.
FOR MY AIRPLAY
If you are a folk performer, distributor, record label rep, manager, or listener and you want to forward music to me for airplay, the best way is to please send
me an e-mail to:
and I will send you my mailing address. Tell me something about yourself and the folk music you want to send me. You can also leave me a phone message at (902) 425-3663.
FOR CKDU AIRPLAY
If you are able to drop-off music at the station for inclusion in New Releases, it should be left Monday to Friday any weekday afternoon. Mark it 'Music Director'.
To mail copies, send it to:
6136 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 4J2
I play all kinds of folk...
From Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Ireland... and elsewhere
Singer/songwriter, traditional, acoustic, old-time bluegrass and country, acoustic blues, celtic, some world music and even some comedy from Peter Sellers, Monty Python or Mark Twain!
Touchstone's theme music, 'Morrison's Jig' is from Alan Stivell's 'Rennaisance of the Celtic Harp' CD.