All posts tagged “Wade Hemsworth

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The Shining Birch Tree

Since I was up north canoeing, I’ve had the late great Wade Hemsworth’s songs jumping around in my head. I’ve shared this one before. It’s Murray McLauchlan with the McGarrigles performing The Shining Birch Tree with Mr. Hemsworth sitting on stage taking it in. I… Read More

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One more Canadian gem

Enjoy this short about the late Wade Hemsworth, one of my fave songwriters and singers. Boys save your money or you’ll all be like me, in the land of the Muskeg and the Shining Birch Tree, The Shining Birch Tree.

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Songs of the north country

I was thinking about Wade Hemsworth’s songs today. My friend Richard posted a tune on Facebook called The Cry of the Wild Goose (performed by Frankie Laine, no less), and the title immediately brought to mind Mr. Hemsworth’s haunting song, The Wild Goose. Of course… Read More

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The Shining Birch Tree

I was thinking about Wade Hemsworth today. I was trying to concentrate on something else, from which my mind needed a little break, and old Wade came to the rescue. His music just kind of crept in when I wasn’t expecting it. A lot of… Read More

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The Log Jam Song

I like log driving songs almost as much as I like train songs. Here’s legendary Canadian songwriter Wade Hemsworth. Here’s my favourite of Mr. Hemsworth’s tunes, The Land of the Muskeg Of course he also wrote the Log Driver’s Waltz and the Blackfly Song, both… Read More