Happy Robbie Burns Day everyone! I just uploaded Ae Fond Kiss to the music page for your listening pleasure. I have to say that 2012 was quite a year. In between getting over a serious horse carriage accident, I managed somehow to get Mistletoe Memories recorded and also did an overseas alphabet project with Roland Zoss, a Swiss composer. Zenegugeli was a great challenge and is a lovely way to learn the alphabet with some wildly exotic critters – each with its own song. Keep your eyes on the app stores as…Read more
We just came back from a great Robbie Burns Dinner in Merritt BC at the Grand. The food was wonderful, the dancers and pipers superb, the poetry matchless I was so happy to have two of my favorite fiddlers with me and oh how they played! Gary Comeau and Tom Neville are just a delight to work with. There were so many lovely musical moments and so many hilarious ones to. What showmen these two are. Rev, as usual was giving a great performance doing back up vocals and thumping out rock solid bodrhan and…Read more
We'll be singing there at 7pm... hope to see you there!
What a great day. Rev and Gary and Lee were awesome as always. I love playing with them. It's been so long now that I just feel as though we're one entity. Such a wonderful reception we had. I felt totally at home with the crowd... lots of familiar faces and such fun to go back each year and have a gathering again. The Letexier team were awesome with the sound - once again a very familiar feel. They've done sound for me for so many years that it is just a pleasure to get up there and experience being in…Read more
Gary, Revellie and myself will be playing at the Bistro Chez Michel in North Vancouver on the 21st of June at 8 pm. Come on out and enjoy some great French folk music and fiddling and wonderful food and fun!
The Christmas Horse Newman was a big, beautiful, strong horse. He lived with 16 of his friends at Stanley Park. All the horses loved their job of pulling the carriages around the park but Newman loved it the best. Newman had a little secret. He wanted to be a Christmas Horse. Every year at the end of October, the horses’ shoes were removed and they were sent to pasture in the Fraser Valley for a little rest. The horses that had been especially calm and gentle would come back for Jingle Bell rides…Read more
Seven Sisters by Clare Brett Long long ago the Earth mother gave birth to seven daughters. They lived in a land of mountains and trees and rushing rivers, bordered to the west by a great blue ocean, to the south by a sky-tipped mountain range, to the north by ice and snow and to the east by an endless plain of waving grasses. The daughters had long black hair and skin of brown like their mother Earth. As the daughters grew up, they became restless and wanted to see what lay beyond the…Read more
Tonight at the Chai room on Broadway, I'll be singing some songs around 10pm March will bring a return to my beloved horses and a week at the Dublin Crossing Pub in Langley with my wonderful friends Gary (on fiddle), Revellie(on bodrhan and bg vox) and Lee (on bass and wicked humour)! Come on out to join us for a week of fun, fiddlin and foolishness! The best of all times... The very day after... off to the Great White North... going to see what it's like up in Yellowknife for about a month or so...…Read more