With a heavy heart we sadly report the passing of Molly Kurvink of Guelph-based Tamarack. She passed away Tuesday after her iceboat broke through Guelph Lake. Harri Palm is still in hospital and I’m sending my best wishes to him. I only met Molly briefly at Jimmy Jazz, but Harri had a show on CFRU after mine and we got acquainted, and he spoke often and highly of Molly. Please send their families your best.
“Guelph-based Tamarack was a seminal step along the path of promoting and expanding Canadian traditional, and contemporary folk music. Their début album Music of Canada consisted almost entirely of traditional songs. Later albums (17 in total) included original songs that maintained traditional folk/roots subjects and style. James Gordon, Molly Kurvink, Alex Sinclair, and others reunite to celebrate this milestone of a legendary Canadian folk group.”