Countdown to Long List
Long List / Jun 11
Short List / Jul 11
Polaris Gala / Sep 17
Heritage Prize / Oct TBA



Polaris Podcast EP4: Interviews With Arcade Fire, Blue Rodeo, Patrick Watson, More

Polaris Podcast episode four has arrived.

This episode is the second of two parts dedicated to exploring the eight albums that were honoured with the 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize.

The four Heritage Prize-winning albums we’ll be talking about in this episode are:

* Blue Rodeo Five Days In July, which won in the 1986-95 public vote category
* Mary Margaret O’Hara Miss America, which won in the 1986-95 jury vote category
* Arcade Fire Funeral, which won in the 1996-2005 public vote category
* Lhasa La Llorona, which won in the 1996-2005 jury vote category

We’ve got a number of marquee interviews for episode four.

Arcade Fire will tell us about a symbolic fire they lit while stranded on a Texas highway. Blue Rodeo will explain what went down during those five days in July when they made Five Days In July. Patrick Watson will recall the time he spent talking about Narnia with Lhasa de Sela. And author Michael Barclay helps us understand the magic of the Miss America album.

Ways to listen:



Google Play


We’ve also made a special playlist based on the music talked about in episode 4 over at our Spotify page, so please check that out.


Stay up to date with the latest in the industry.



Sign Up For Our Annoucement List

By submitting this form, you agree to receive electronic communications from the Polaris Music Prize containing news, updates and promotions regarding the Polaris Music Prize. You may unsubscribe at any time.