Filed Under (for the sake of the song, librivox, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on December-1-2010

My friends Bob and Mark at the Canadian Podcast Buffet have declared December 1 as the Great Canadian National Day of Podcasting.  Looking through my folders of recordings from this summer, I found the perfect material for a national celebration of podcasting.   Last spring, Bob Ledrew invited me to come to the Ottawa Folk Festival in August to record an audiobook of public domain Canadian literature for Librivox, with volunteer readers  from festival performers, organizers and audience members.  We chose to record The Spell of the Yukon by Robert Service.  During the weekend, I was able to record For the Sake of the Song interviews with a number of musicians, which will be featured in upcoming episodes.

This special episode of For the Sake of the Song is an audio journal of some of the highlights of my weekend at the Ottawa Folk Festival.


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

David Baril singing In Praise of Alcohol words by Robert Service, music by the late David Parry

Here I Go Now © Lukas Grant
Lukas Grant is a young Ottawa area singer-songwriter who is working on his debut album.  Watch for him at

The Men That Don’t Fit In by Robert Service.  Read by Jennifer Ellis.

Interview with busker Francesco Pallozzi.  Song:  The E Slide ©Francesco Pallozzi.

Music in the Bush by Robert Service. Read by Jill Zmud.

The Tramps by Robert Service reading and guitar by Chris Page.

I have yet to complete the task of releasing the completed Ottawa Folk Festival Collection of Robert Service poems on, but I intend to during my Christmas holidays.

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Mark on December 5th, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

Bringing The Ottawa Folk Festival and Librivox together is a very cool idea. Too bad the weather didn’t cooperate.

Great to become reacquainted with FtSotS. Thanks for participating in the Great Canadian National Day of Podcasting.

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