From the rolling hills of Ireland to the east coast of Canada, it's the best in celtic music, traditional and modern. Hear: Planxty, the Dubliners, Tannahill Weavers, the Irish Rovers, Altan, Clancy Brothers, Patrick Street, & the Chieftains.
Explore the best in contemporary and urban blues with Canada's premier bluesman, Colin James, as your guide. A journey from the Delta to Southside Chicago with stops in Canada along the way. Hear: Bog Sugar, Bonnie Raitt, Jim Byrnes, Sue Foley, John Hammond, Susan Tedeschi
A relaxing classical mix to provide a beautiful backdrop for your day. Hear: Vaughan Williams "The Lark Ascending", Gluck "Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Barber "Adagio for Strings", Beethoven: "Fur Elise", Saint-Saens: "The Swan", Albinoni: "Adagio"
Put on your boogie woogie dancin' shoes and hit the dance floor for the best in disco classics and funk grooves. Hear: Earth Wind And Fire, Donna Summer, Kool and the Gang, Sister Sledge, KC & the Sunshine Band, Ohio Players, and Rick James.
Filmi music at its best. The soundtrack to a thousand evenings of star-crossed lovers, plotting villans, hilarious coincidences, and strange twists of fate. Featuring iconic voices from over 6 decades of Bollywood magic. Hear: Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle.
An endless supply of easy-listening, guilty-pleasure inducing, mega-hits. Decades of Adult Contemporary radio distilled to a pure music mix of smooth, lyrical magic. C'mon, sing along. You already know the lyrics by heart. Hear: Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Adele, Lionel Richie, Phil Collins, Sade, Sarah McLauchlan
Contemporary hits, EDM club favourites, and plenty of rhythmic remixes fuel the ultimate high-bpm soundtrack. A steady mix of heart-racing beats designed for the dance floor –or the gym. Hear: Deadmau5, Chromeo, Icona Pop, Major Lazer, Grimes
From coast-to-coast-to-coast, the greatest storytellers and songwriters of Canada in one place. The nations songwriting circle. Hear: Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, Ron Sexsmith and other great storytellers of our land.
Music that continues to ignite generations. Loud, fast-paced, aggressive rock'n'roll classics from the UK early years, and new voices echoing out of Canada. Hear: Subhumans, Pointed Sticks, the Viletones, Forgotten Rebels, the Hot Nasties, D.O.A., and Propagandhi.
Music that feels your pain. The most heart-breaking, tear-jerking songs of all time will bring new depths of sorrow to your day. Because sad songs say so much. Hear: Adele 'Someone Like You', Jeff Buckley 'Hallelujiah', Phil Collins 'Against All Odds', R.E.M. 'Everybody Hurts'
Late-night host Laurie Brown digs deep into the vault for an atmospheric, illuminating and cutting-edge mix. An experience that weaves its way through avant-garde classical, electronica, contemporary pop, and cross-genre experimental fare. Hear: Bjork, Laura Mvula, Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, Alt-J, Thom Yorke
Enjoy this handpicked collection of the finest bossa nova Brazil has to offer. A tropical cocktail of bossa nova, stripped-down samba and jazz with a pinch of MPB and tropicalia to make the listening tastier. Boa sorte e desfrutar! Hear: Joao Gilberto, Elis Regina, Luiz Bonfa, Rosa Passos, Lisa Ono and Maria Rita.
The latest urban sounds of today mixed with hip hop classics. Immerse yourself in the best raps, beats and mixes coming out of Canada and internationally. Hear: Classified, Wu-Tang Clan, Masia One, Run DMC, Maestro Fresh Wes, A Tribe Called Quest, Rascalz, Missy Elliott, Saukrates
6 String instrumental classics, hand-picked by the legendary Randy Bachman. Surf, rock, jazz, rockabilly, blues and beyond. Hear: Bo Diddley, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, Jeff Beck
The jazz greats at their best. The premier names, the electrifying performances from the jazz world over the last century. Hear: Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday
Baroque music that is at once demanding and delightful, elaborate and sensuous. Hear: Johann Sebastian Bach
Georg Friedrich Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Henry Purcell, Jean-Philippe Rameau
Motown to Muscle Shoals, gospel to girl groups, the best of classic soul. Timeless classics from Marvin Gaye & Aretha Franklin; newer soul sounds of Sharon Jones & Mayer Hawthorne. Hear: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones
This is the soundtrack to the greatest coming out party ever. Celebrate yourself, your friends, or the people you love by dancing the day away to iconic Pride songs. Featuring classic hits and new tracks by some of the best-loved LGBT artists throughout the world. Hear: Parachute Club 'Rise Up', Tegan And Sara 'Boyfriend', and Pet Shop Boys 'New York City Boy'.
Fiddles, banjos and strings-a-plenty. A lovingly and carefully curated list from Canada's foremost roots expert. Featuring sea shanties, Celtic favourites, country noir, jug band and bluegrass, and inspired instrumentals. Hear: Neko Case, Bob Dylan, Stan Rogers, Great Big Sea, Iron & Wine
Music for the whole family. Classic sing-alongs from Raffi and Fred Penner along with the original songs from Joel Plaskett, Sarah Harmer and The Barenaked Ladies. Hear: Will Stroet, Elizabeth Mitchell, Fred Penner, Oozakazoo, The Kerplunks
An amazing mash-up of Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady, Dub and Dancehall from 1960's to present will keep your feet moving and head nodding. Desmond Dekkar, Don Drummond, Marcia Griffiths, Peter Tosh and Bob Marley stir it up. Hear: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & The Maytals, Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Marcia Griffiths
The world's favourite pieces for solo piano played by contemporary masters like Glenn Gould, Arthur Rubinstein, Angela Hewitt and Lang Lang. Hear: Beethoven Sonatas
, Chopin Preludes and Etudes, Mozart Sonatas, Bach Suites and Partitas, Debussy Preludes and Suites, Rachmaninov Preludes
The decade where pop superstars reigned. From the idols to the one-hit wonders, every song shimmers. Hear: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Honeymoon Suite, Men At Work, the Bangles, Loverboy, Phil Collins, Journey
Down tempo beats and trip-hop tracks provide the perfect atmosphere to just sit back and chill out. Hear: Boards Of Canada, Thievery Corporation, Richie Hawtin, Nightmares On Wax, Brian Eno, Plaid, Mouse On Mars
Celebrating the art of joining powerful lyric with joyous melody. From folk icons Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell through today's best young singer-songwriters, this is a musical journey through more than 50 years of songwriting craft. Hear: Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Blue Rodeo. Bruce Cockburn. Glen Hansard, Laura Marling
Hand-selected opera gems by the most celebrated dramatic tenor in the world, Ben Heppner. The most familiar arias from the most-loved operas of all time along with opera overtures, intermezzi and choruses. Performances combine the great voices of the 20th century with today's rising stars.
Swing and sway, jump and jive, head back to the 30's and 40's for the best of the Big Band Jazz era. Hear: Glenn Miller, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Benny Goodman.