BEACH CELTIC FESTIVAL YEAR 10

It’s hard to believe that this is year ten of the BeachCeltic Festival. My sister Sandy started it in 2003 to celebrate the life ofour mum who passed away in 2001. Mum was a proud Scot and taught us to be thesame.  I started performing at thefestival in 2007. I had written a song for mum called the Pipes and the Mistand wanted to perform it. It was a blast and I’ve been doing it ever since.

BULLYING: Scars That You Can’t See

We finally are ready to launch our anti bullying campaign BULLYING: Scars That You Can’t See to the world. It’s been six months in the creation and planning and with the help of the incredible SCARS TEAM of Sandy Graham, Gillian FitzGibbons, Bill Hill , Drew Hill, myself and Zita DaSilva we are set to go. And just in time for Anti Bullying Month in November.

We are focusing on an Anti Bullying Awareness night on Thursday November 15th at the Balmy Beach Club in Toronto. We are patterned with Convenant House to raise funds and awareness to this epidemic.

Memories of Christmas

My memories of Christmas are filled with family, love and music. Growing up in Montreal, a white Christmas was pretty much a lock. Montreal winters were snowy, cold and long. As kids we didn’t notice because we all enjoyed outdoor activities, tobogganing, playing hockey and pleasure skating. Pleasure skating was actually a great and affordable Friday night date for young people. You could pick up your favourite girl, take her to the local rink or pond and skate away the evening, ending it with a hot chocolate and a kiss, if you were lucky.

Don't Pay the Ransom - I've Escaped !!

 Logging on to our website I realized that I haven’t been doing my due diligence as far as keeping the site up to date. Nothing posted since January!! Shame on me! It looks like I’ve disappeared and stopped working. Actually it’s just the opposite. I’ve never been busier. I’ll use that as excuse for not keeping up!
Anyway, here I am and will do my best to catch up.

Another year in the books! Bring on 2011!

This time of year is always a reflective time for me, time to look back on the past twelve months and document the incredible things that happened.
 
This past year was a great year for me personally as well as professionally. Our first solo CD A WILLING HEART was a huge blessing and made some inroads in the international market that was previously unknown to us. The album was released in April and is STILL moving comfortably in the various charts.
 

The Brotherhood of Musicians

The bond that’s formed between musicians, entertainers and singer/songwriters is a pretty incredible thing to witness. I’ve had talks with pro athletes, football players, hockey players, who say that the unity formed with teammates can last a lifetime. Music people experience much the same bonding. There is the dark humour, almost like locker room humour in the music fraternity, going to see another band in a club setting and saying things like ”Play the one you know!’ and other good natured jabs were commonplace in the old club days.