Archive for the ‘Midland’ Category

Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on March-17-2010

I’m playing a few Irish tunes at our parish St. Patrick’s Day social tonight.  This afternoon I thought I would practic… er perform the set live on ustream.  Enjoy



Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on March-14-2010

Randy Uberig and I run into each other several times a year  at various festivals and musical events.  We sat down to record a podcast at our annual winter songwriter’s getaway.  Enjoy

Songs:

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

The Words (© Randy Uberig)

Gone, Gone, Gone (© Randy Uberig)

Won’t Be Long Till I’ll Be Home Again (© Randy Uberig)

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on February-28-2010

The  Creaking Tree String Quartet is a band which pushes the boundaries of string band music, offering a fusion of roots, jazz and classical music performed with playfulness and virtuosity.  Since their inception in 2001, they have travelled extensively, recorded 3 albums, and received 2 Juno nominations.   It was a pleasure to host the Creaking Tree String Quartet at my elementary school in May as part of Stellula Music in the Schools week.  I spoke with Ben and John from the band shortly after their school performance.

Songs:

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

Old Crow (©  Creaking Tree String Quartet)

The Hamlet of Killbuck (© Creaking Tree String Quartet)

Creaking Tree String Quartet Official Webpage

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, podcast) by Sean on February-15-2010

Carlos Del Junco is one of Canada’s premiere blues and Jazz harmonica players.  He has won the Harmonica Player of the Year – in the Canadian Maple Blues Award seven times, and he was been nominated for a Juno award in 1998.   He came to Midland in May as part of Stellula Music in the Schools week.

Carlos Del Junco Official Webpage

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on January-30-2010

Jill Jambor

Jill Jambor is a young singer-songwriter in Central Ontario who released her first album, ‘to give you an idea’ last year.  I spoke with her when we shared a bill at a Strawberry Festival this summer.

Songs:

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

Mood for Love (© Jill Jambor)

Those Shoes   (© Jill Jambor)

Links:

Jill Jambor webpage

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on January-21-2010

January 21, 2010: Today the great Canadian author, musician and raconteur, Paul Quarrington passed away at the age of 56 after a long battle with lung cancer.  Paul has long been  one of my favorite novelists, and he was a mighty fine songwriter as well.  I was honored to interview him for my podcast a couple of year ago. I first released this show on April 8, 2008.

Safe Journey Paul.  May you rest in peace.


Pork Belly Futures

For many years I have enjoyed the novels of Paul Quarrington. Paul is a Canadian author who has written novels, magazine articles, screenplays and songs for over 30 years. He has received the prestigious Governor General’s Literary award for English Fiction and the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. In the early 80’s, he had a number 1 Canadian single with Martin Worthy as Quarrington-Worthy. He and Martin Worthy also toured for many years with Joe Hall and The Continental Drift. They are still together as the core of Pork Belly Futures, which also includes Chas Elliot, Stuart Laughton and Rebecca Campbell.

This episode of For the Sake of the Song is a bit unusual. In November, Pork Belly Futures played a benefit concert for the Twisted Pines Music Festival in Penetanguishene. Paul Quarrington and Claire Cameron also did public readings at the Midland and Penetanguishene public libraries. Their day was so tightly booked that I could not record a dedicated 1/2 hour interview with Paul. Instead, you will hear us at the library readings, performances by Pork Belly Futures at the concert that evening, and short interviews with Paul Quarrington, Martin Worthy and Chas Elliot.

E njoy

Songs:

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

A Reading from King Leary (1987) (© Paul Quarrington)

Gladstone Hotel (© Paul Quarrington)

Bon Vivant (© Paul Quarrington)

Gladstone Hotel (© Paul Quarrington)

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, music, podcast, Stellula Music) by Sean on January-15-2010

ArianaGillis

Ariana Gillis is a young up and coming singer songwriter with a voice that soars to the sky and a shock of purple hair.  She is accompanied by her father David Gillis. Ariana and Dave came to my school during Stellula Music in the Schools week and I spoke with them after school had ended.

Ariana Gillis Official Webpage

Ariana Gillis on Myspace

David Gillis on Myspace

Songs:

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

Simon Brooke ( ©Ariana Gillis)

Raise the Dead  (©Dave Gillis)

Good to You (©Ariana Gillis)

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