Sean McGaughey is a father, teacher-librarian, singer-songwriter, musician, podcaster, and author living on the shores of Georgian Bay in North-Central Ontario.  From 2007 to 2012 I hosted a weekly podcast on this site, For the Sake of the Song, where I interviewed songwriters from across North America.

In 2014, I released a podcast version of my original novel, Time for The Fair.

I have been a member of the Barrie and District Association of Singer/Songwriters (BADASS) collective since 2004. There is no public website for this group.

Since 2013, I have participated in February Album Writing Month and the 50/90 Songwriting Challenge , writing over 90 new songs.

You can find some of my newer music on my YouTube Channel

Here is a mixtape of several of my live videos.









On December 6, 2003, I invited about 30 friend’s and family to my basement wreck room for a live recording of original songs.

My friend Russ Clayton brought his digital studio and recorded the performance.

A live CD For the Sake of the Song was released in November 2004.

For the Sake of the Song CD cover

All songs from the album can also be downloaded for free at


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Sean’s Musical Biography

If you would like to purchase a physical copy of the CD from me, I do not have online distribution set up at this time, but you can contact me directly and we can set something up.

You can contact me through the comments on this page or ductapeguy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Here are a few videos of me playing my music.

For the Sake of the Song at the Good Vibes Coffeehouse
I have also been a guest a couple of times on RussTV, a children’s program on Youtube hosted by my good friend Russ Clayton.

Here is Russ Singing my signature song, The Ductape Song, which he recorded on one of his CDs, followed by Russ and I singing Down By the Bay.

Another Episode where I was the Guest on RussTV.