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Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on April-2-2012

I’ve known Maria Dunn for over a decade.  I first saw her perform in her home town of  Edmonton and subsequently hosted a couple of house concerts with her over the years.  She is a folksinger in the traditional sense.  For Maria, social activism and songwriting go hand in hand.  It was a pleasure to interview her at the Live from the Rock Folk Festival in Red Rock on the shores of Lake Superior.

Music:

For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

You Can’t Take that Away  (© Maria Dunn)

Take it Easy on Me  (© Maria Dunn)

 

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Mariposa, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on October-1-2011

Glen Reid is a veteran of the Canadian Music scene.  He began to make a name for himself in the late 1960s, in the folk community in the Yorkville district in Toronto. Throughout tht 70’s he was a session musician and band member on several popular Canadian television shows including Singalong Jubilee,  John Allan Cameron’s Let’s Have A Caleigh, The Ryan’s Fancy/Tommy Makem Show, The Harry Hibbs Show, and the George Hamilton IV Show.

In the 80s he moved to Burks Falls Ontario, where he worked as a cabinet maker, raises horses and became a well known luthier.

You can read more of his stories and purchase his albums at glenreid.com.

 

Music:

For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

My Green Valleys © Glen Reid

Dusty Ol’ Denim © Glen Reid

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Mariposa, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on September-1-2011

By the time this is released, the 2011  Mariposa Folk Festival will have passed.  This is the last of my interviews recorded at the 2010 edition of Mariposa.  I have known Blaise Alleyne for several years, mostly through social media.  Blaise is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, Catholic, and programmer from Toronto.  He is deeply interested in the Free culture movement who contributes to free software projects, is a regular contributor to Techdirt, and releases his music under Creative Commons Licences.  He is in demand as a violin player with many Ontario musicians, including, Mike Celia, Dave Borins and Robyn Dell’Unto.

 

Music:

For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Traveller © Blaise Alleyne

Anaximander © Blaise Alleyne

 

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Mariposa, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on July-2-2011

Next weekend is the 51st annual edition of the  Mariposa Folk Festival, and I still find I have 3 shows from last year to release.  Last summer, I finally got the chance to interview Suzie Vinnick.  I first became aware of Suzie and her amazing voice in the late 80s when I was attending university in Saskatoon. Suzie was a featured performer on a local radio station, C95’s compilation of local musicians,  Cityworks 88.  Over the years I have seen her perform at numerous festivals, but this is the first time I had a chance to chat with her.  You may also recognize her voice from the “Always Tim Horton’s” jingles.   Enjoy.

 

Music:

For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Happy Here © Susie Vinnick

Drive Fast © Susie Vinnick and Kevin Kerrigan

Lost in You © Susie Vinnick 1988

 

 

If you are at the Mariposa Folk Festival next weekend, you will find me in the Children’s village building drums with sonotube and packing tape.  Drop by and say hello.

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Mariposa, music, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on May-27-2011

 

Last summer I sat down with Canadian Folk legend Caitlin Hanford, at the 50 anniversary of the Mariposa Folk Festival.  Caitlynn Hanford is  a solo-singer songwriter, she is 1/4 of Quartette with Sylvia Tyson, Gwen Swick and Cindy Church, and she sings in the Marigolds with Gwen Swick and Susie Vinnick.  She is also an elementary school music teacher so our conversation steered towards a discussion on teaching music to children.

 

Music:

For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

That’s What You Always Say to My Heart © Caitlin Hanford

Who’s Foolin Who? © Caitlin Hanford and Gwen Swick

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on February-19-2011

LukasGrant.com

This is the third and final For the Sake of the Song episode recorded at the Ottawa Folk Festival last August. Lukas Grant is a young Ottawa area singer-songwriter who is working on his debut album.  Watch for him at LukasGrant.com.

Music:

For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Here I Go Now © Lukas Grant

Broken Stuff © Lukas Grant

Links:

LukasGrant.com

Lukas Grant on Youtube

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/pages/Lukas-Grant/121985841168930

ReverbNation:
www.reverbnation.com/lukasgrant

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on January-12-2011

Last summer, the third day of the Ottawa Folk Festival, was completely drenched in a 14 hour deluge.  Bob Ledrew put on his publicist hat and kept local media and the audience apprised of the many changes in the schedule throughout the day.  In between that, he took the time to introduce me to a number of musicians to interview for my show.  After the rain had mostly subsided, I sat down under a picnic shelter and had a great chat with Terry Gillespie and Lynne Hanson.

Terry Gillespie is a bluesman and reggae musician originally from Edmonton (like me) who has been a fixture of the Ottawa music scene for 40 years.   His most recent album, Big Money, was released last September.

Lynne Hanson is an Ottawa based songwriter with 3 CDs.   She is the recipient of the 2010 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award.  Her new CD, Once the Sun Goes Down was also released last fall.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Here We Go Again © Lynne Hanson

Natural Soldiers © Terry Gillespie

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