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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.

Credits:

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 LukasGrant.com

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 Librivox.org, but I intend to during my Christmas holidays.

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

The Arts for Peace Festival has been an annual event in Orillia for 26 years.  For some reason I cannot explain, this year was the first time we had attended.  It is a beautiful, intimate music and arts festival on the grounds of the Stephen Leacock Museum in Orillia.  While there, we met and heard a number of  long-time musical friends.

About mid-afternoon a five piece band, Knock Knock Ginger, began to perform a set of smart, funny acoustic based pop music.  I was blown away.

Here’s a brief bio from their website.

Knock Knock Ginger is an indie-pop band from Waterloo, Ontario. Knock Knock Ginger has a guitarist who sings (Milosz Sikora), a keyboardist (Melissa Djurakov), a drummer (Owen Cherry), a bassist (Lisa Rafferty) and a guitarist who plays trumpet (Matt Charters).

The band’s sound has been described as “experimental,” but they can’t quite figure out why. They’d like you to think that they play fun, melodic pop songs with a lyrical slant.

Knock Knock Ginger has been together in various shapes and sizes since the fall of 2004. They recorded their latest EP, Based on a True Story, at the House of Miracles in London and saw it rise to the top ten on campus radio and the CBC radio3 R-30. They’ve played a lot of shows in a lot of different cities from Ontario to the East Coast.

After their set, I had a chance to sit down with Milosz, Melissa, Lisa and Matt to talk music and songwriting with them.

Links:

Knock Knock Ginger Website

Knock Knock Ginger on Myspace

Knock Knock Ginger on twitter: http://twitter.com/kkgband

Knock Knock Ginger on Youtube

Songs:

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

It’s Your Money Honey (© Milosz Sikora)

Happy Dream When I’m with You (© Milosz Sikora)

You`ve Got a Way (© Milosz Sikora)

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Filed Under (Eaglewood, for the sake of the song, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on July-30-2010


Cheryl Gaudet is a songwriter who hails from Nova Scotia. She has 2 CDs of original music out.  In 1990,she had a dream to host a festival at the wonderful Eaglewood Resort in Pefferlaw,Ontario.  I caught up with her at the 20th annual Eaglewood Folk Festival.  We reminisced about past festivals, talked about songwriting and her move to Mexico.

The 21st annual Eaglewood Folk Festival is fast approaching on August 27-29, 2010.  Check it out for a wonderful festival experience.

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

Crystal Falls (© Cheryl Gaudet)

Raining on the Moon(© Cheryl Gaudet)

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County, Stellula Music) by Sean on May-15-2010

Collette Savard and John Zytaruk

Collette Savard is a singer-songwriter with two CDs out, Zen Boyfriend and Most Improved Cheerleader.  She performs as a duo with her producer, multi-instrumentalist, John Zytaruk. They came to my school last week courtesy of Stellula Music as part of their Music in the Schools Week.  At the end of the week, Collette, John and I sat down for a long discussion touching on songwriting, arranging, passing the music on to the younger generation, copyright and more. Enjoy.

Songs:

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

Used to Be Girl  (© Collette Savard)

Maybe Tonight (© Collette Savard)

Links:

Collette Savard on MySpace

Collette Savard – official website

John Zytaruk’s Homepage

John Zytaruk on MySpace

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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, 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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