Archive for May, 2011

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.



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, Mariposa, podcast) by Sean on May-27-2011

For four years, I would record interviews for For the Sake of the Song all summer at festivals around Ontario, then I would release them year round on a twice monthly schedule.  This winter, I found my busy home and worklife was very busy.  I also have been quite focussed on my other podcast, The Catholic Roundup.  So I did what so many other long running podcasters eventually do.  I Podfaded.

After four years and 120+ interviews with songwriters I think I accomplished what I set out to do when I started the podcasters.  I have interviewed some amazing musicians, I’ve grown as a songwriter, and I have done the radio show I always wanted.

But I still have about half a dozen unreleased shows from last summer and fall,  and occasionally I run across a musician I would really like to interview.  So I’m not going to end this show completely– just become a periodic podcast producer.


The 51st Edition of the Mariposa Folk Festival is right around the corner on July 8-10, 2011.  I still have 4 unreleased interviews from last year’s festival with some wonderful musicians.  I will try to release these shows leading up to the festival this year.

To get this started, please enjoy a few of my pictures from last year’s Mariposa Folk Festival.