Wishing all my friends here in Canada a super-fantastic Canada Day! There’s been a lot of hoopla around this one, it being #Canada150 and all. Some of that seems somewhat artificial, but that’s OK. Even though we have our share of issues to grapple with… Read More
On the eve of Canada Day I’d like to feature a video I’ve shared before (it’s one of my faves!) – The Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dream by Mac Beattie and his Melodiers, featuring the great Reg Hill on fiddle. Canada has a great fiddle tradition… Read More
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Let’s celebrate Canada Day by listening to a selection of Canadian folk music. I’d like to start with a tune I’ve posted before (not this again, I’m sure you’re thinking). It’s Ward Allen from the Ottawa Valley performing his masterpiece, Maple Sugar. Don’t worry, just… Read More
I’ve posted this tune before, maybe even several times. Why? Because it stops me in my tracks every time, and before he’s done Mr. Allen has my eyes welling up. Turn it up loud. Here’s Ward Allen performing his masterpiece, Maple Sugar.
The earth is slowing down friends. Just a little bit, but it’s slowing down. Or so they say. The world’s atomic clocks are being adjusted on Saturday and an extra second is being added, just in time for some added Canada Day enjoyment.