Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on May-1-2012

This summer I went to the Live from the Rock festival in Red Rock, Ontario on the shores of Lake Superior.  As the sun was setting, I interviewed two young performers.  Kathleen  Speckert aka Kat Murie, is a young singer-songwriter originally from Newmarket and now based in Toronto.  Uncle Dan Henshall  is a young songwriter from London Ontario, who is better known as a sideman playing bass and mandolin for musicians such as Allison Brown.

 

Songs:

The Money Song (© Kathleen Speckert)

As Winter Comes so Soon My Love (©  Uncle Dan Henshall)

Alone Without a Song (©  Sean McGaughey)

The Weeding Song ( © Kathleen Speckert)

 

 

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Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on April-2-2012

I’ve known Maria Dunn for over a decade.  I first saw her perform in her home town of  Edmonton and subsequently hosted a couple of house concerts with her over the years.  She is a folksinger in the traditional sense.  For Maria, social activism and songwriting go hand in hand.  It was a pleasure to interview her at the Live from the Rock Folk Festival in Red Rock on the shores of Lake Superior.

Music:

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

You Can’t Take that Away  (© Maria Dunn)

Take it Easy on Me  (© Maria Dunn)

 

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Mariposa, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on March-1-2012

Mike Celia is a Toronto area singer-songwriter.  I sat down with him on the grounds at the Mariposa Folk Festival as the sun was setting over Lake Couchiching to play a few songs and talk songwriting.

Music:

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

Used to Be © Mike Celia

Falling © Mike Celia

Links:

Mike and I were playing a handmade acoustic guitar built by Ron Belanger.  Thanks Ron.

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I also videotaped Mike while he was playing Used to Be.



Filed Under (podcamptoronto) by Sean on February-25-2012

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For my Podcamp Toronto talk, “I Quit- Maybe” today, I wanted to discuss the phenomenon of Podfading and how the experience of podcasting changes for people who have been doing it for a number of years.  I did not have a slide deck or even a clear agenda.  I did have just a few notes on a mind map prepared last night.  One of the participants asked me to post them so here they are.

 

The talk developed into a wide ranging discussion among several veteran Canadian podcasters including Bob Goyetche, Scarborough Dude, Dave Delaney, Bill Deys, Will Spaetzel, Ninja, Sylvain Grandmaison and several others.  I recorded the session and I may post it at a later date.

 

Discussion Notes

 

I Quit!!– Maybe

  • - My Podcast Experience
    • Librivox
      • Volunteer reader
      • Librivox Community Podcast
      • Admin- MC
      • Back to occasional reader
    • Audio Feedback
    • Podcamp Toronto Blog and Podcast
    • For the Sake of the Song
      • About 150 episodes
      • Now going for 5 years since just after pcto 2012
      • Started weekly for first year
      • moved to biweekly for a couple years
      • then monthly
      • have considered podfading many times
      • Now It’s a mostly summertime activity
      • 12 episodes a year released on the first of the month
      • My 2011/2012 series was finished by August 31.
      • Podfade for 10 months– Season
    • K9 Days, Podcast 100 club
    • Guest Spots on other Podcasts
    • Catholic Roundup
    • School Podcast– Family Literacy Day
  • Why do people take up podcasting?
  • Why do people quit podcasting?
  • Life after podcasting
  • When is it time to quit?
  • Antidotes to Podfading
    • seasons
    • reinvent your show
    • bring on a co-host
    • Fine tune your focus
  • You might be about to podfade when?
  • My Podcast and Contact Information:
  • Sean McGaughey
  • Discussion Notes prepared with the open source mind mapping software, Freemind

UPDATE: March 6: I have added the audio recording of the presentation to this post. Enjoy.



Filed Under (for the sake of the song, podcast) by Sean on February-1-2012

Still in their teens, The Doll Sisters write and perform music that reminds one of the music of their parents and grandparents.  They site traditional celtic music, classic country music and Allison Kraus as strong influences.  Sisters Jenna and Shelby play guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and sing with those special harmonies that can only be achieved by family members.  The Doll Sisters were one of three young sister duos performing last July at the Canmore Folk Festival.  as part pf the  U22 productions contingent of Albertan performers under the age of 22.

 

Music:

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

Elijah’s Rain © The Doll Sisters

The Road © The Doll Sisters

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, podcast) by Sean on January-2-2012

The Command Sisters are 13 year old Sarah, who plays lead guitar and mandolin and sings,  and 16 year old Charlotte who plays guitar, writes most of their lyrics and also sings. They have recently landed a development deal in Nashville.  With their catchy melodies and tight harmonies they are an act to watch out for.   I saw them performing at the  Canmore Folk Festival as part of the U22 showcase of young Albertan performers.  I hope you enjoy meeting these two exceptional young musicians.

Music:

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

I Won’t Lie © The Command Sisters

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda  © The Command Sisters

Links:

The Command Sisters Official Website – Charlotte & Sarah Command  From there you can find them on twitter, facebook, and all over the interwebs.

 

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, podcast) by Sean on December-1-2011

My parents introduced me to Rhea March about 7 years ago on a visit to Edmonton when they took me to perform at one of her popular open stages.   About 4 years ago she contacted me asking how she could go about podcasting recordings from her open stages, and the next week she began podcasting.  It took  4 more years before we met again in person at the  Canmore Folk Festival.  Rhea founded U22 productions, a non profit organization dedicated to nurturing and developing the talents of Albertan performers under the age of 22.   I enjoyed our conversation.

Songs:

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

Mama’s Apple Pie  © Rhea March

Rodeo Boy © Rhea March

 

Links:

U22 productions

Podcasts from Rhea’s Sunday Night Songwriters Stage   RSS  Itunes

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