• Katherine Duncan Key of A

    Key of A | About the Show

    The Key of A is your guide to Alberta's creative music community. Join Katherine Duncan for the best original music by new and established artists from across the province — and hear them in conversation, on stage and on record.

    Posted: Nov 10, 2016 6:18 PM MT
    Last Updated: Nov 24, 2016 11:55 AM MT

Key of A

  • Mohsin Zaman

    Mohsin Zaman warms up winter while Reuben and the Dark unleash a Hurricane

    by Katherine Duncan

    This week's Key of A introduces two new local bands: Apollo Rose from Calgary and Wildwood from Edmonton. Hear a live set by Edmonton favourite Mohsin Zaman, a new single by Reuben and the Dark, and find out why Maria Dunn is in Fort Macleod this weekend.

    Posted: Feb 23, 2018 2:39 PM MT
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    Foonyap reinvents classical violin to make Asian folk electronica

    by Katherine Duncan

    Foonyap joins host Katherine Duncan to trace her path from reluctant classical violinist to independent solo artist, and shares some of the genre-defying original music on her debut solo album, "Palimpsest."

    Posted: Feb 09, 2018 2:49 PM MT
  • 2018 Block Heater Calgary Folk Festival

    Warm up winter with Music: Block Heater 2018 Preview

    by Katherine Duncan

    Calgary Folk Festival's answer to winter, this year's Block Heater Festival, runs Feb. 15-17. It's warming up music venues in Inglewood, East Village and the National Music Centre.

    Posted: Feb 06, 2018 11:46 AM MT
  • Blue Hawaii

    Ann Vriend, Blue Hawaii and Nature Of

    by Katherine Duncan

    Hear Ann Vriend's 2017 Cobalt Blues Prize-winning song, All that I Can, plus tracks from Blue Hawaii's new album, Tenderness.

    Posted: Jan 11, 2018 12:10 PM MT
  • Ruth B

    Top Alberta albums of 2017, from the Key of A's Katherine Duncan

    by Katherine Duncan

    This was a good year for Alberta audiophiles, with plenty of incredible albums released across the province. Ruth B's Safe Haven, Leeroy Stagger's Love Versus and AM Static's Rise & Shine are among the Top 10 picks from Katherine Duncan, who hosts Key of A on CBC Radio One.

    Posted: Dec 30, 2017 6:00 AM MT read comments
  • Mariel Buckley

    Mariel Buckley at the Ironwood plus a free track from The Wet Secrets

    by Katherine Duncan

    The Wet Secrets offer a free download ahead of their next full-length release and tour dates, or hear new tracks by Jim Serediak, Tom Phillipos, Chad Vangaalen and his Flemish Eye Records label mate Un Blonde. Then head to the Ironwood Stage for a live set by Mariel Buckley.

    Posted: Dec 01, 2017 3:36 PM MT
    Last Updated: Dec 01, 2017 3:39 PM MT
  • Sykamore

    Sykamore signs with Home Team Publishing and Ellen Doty signs with Alma Records

    by Katherine Duncan

    You'll hear about Sykamore's new publishing deal and Ellen Doty's exclusive multi-release deal. Plus, a look at the top three finalists in Project Wild, and new releases from around Alberta.

    Posted: Nov 17, 2017 10:43 AM MT

    Valiant of Vimy for Remembrance Day

    by Katherine Duncan

    We open the show with Edmonton's Rebecca Lappa and her Spirit of Vimy contest-winning song, Valiant of Vimy. Then, find out which Alberta artists will be featured on upcoming winter music festivals. Plus, new tracks and albums by Amani, Vissia, The Wet Secrets, Astral Swans, Lighter than Arrows and King Dylan.

    Posted: Nov 10, 2017 1:47 PM MT
  • Ruth B.

    Ruth B's Lost Boy picked for CBC's Music Class Challenge

    by Katherine Duncan

    This week Edmonton singer Ruth B. takes the spotlight at the CBC Music Festival. Plus, new tracks by Braden Gates, The Willows, Raven and the Fox, Raghav, Kate Stevens and Ethan Cole.

    Posted: Nov 03, 2017 3:47 PM MT
  • 100 mile house

    100 mile house at The Needle Vinyl Tavern

    by Katherine Duncan

    To celebrate the arrival of a new baby in the 100 mile house family, you'll hear the set they played last February at The Needle Vinyl Tavern in Edmonton. Plus, a new single from YYC Music Award multiple winner JJ Shiplett, and Edmonton singer-songwriter Dana Wylie.

    Posted: Oct 20, 2017 11:53 AM MT

Audio Clips

  • 100 mile house interview

    Wednesday December 07, 2016

    Audio 100 mile house interview

    Peter Stone and Denise MacKay of the band 100 mile house join Katherine Duncan with stories and songs from their new album, Hiraeth.

    Listen 28:31
  • Danielle French feature

    Wednesday December 07, 2016

    Audio Danielle French feature

    Calgary singer-songwriter Danielle French joins Katherine Duncan with stories and songs from her new album, Miss Scarlett and the Madmen: Dark Love Songs.

    Listen 30:30

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Radio Two: 102.1 FM

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