Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Mariposa, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on September-15-2009


My guest today is a household name to 2 generations of Canadians.  Fred Penner is a children’s entertainer who had a long running program on CBC television throughout the 80s and 90s called Fred Penner’s Place.  His music has been a strong influence upon me and many other children’s performers.  I sat down with Fred in my friend, luthier Ron Belanger’s booth at the Mariposa Folk Festival.  You can hear a quite a bit of the vibe from the festival and the other vendors in the background. It was an absolute thrill having Fred jam along to For the Sake of the Song.  You can find his music at or at Casablanca Kids,


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

Collections (© Fred Penner)

Take Good Care of Each Other  (© Fred Penner)

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