Throwback thursday

Throwback Thursday. This is me before the advent of Child Labour laws, before the 8 hour day and the 40 hour week. This is me before unionization, before my grandfathers and grandmothers won hard fought for rights. This is me before publicly funded education and universal health care. This is me in the gilded age […]

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St Patrick’s

I like to think that I come by my Irish bona fides honestly. My dad, as most of you know, came from Monaghan. He was quiet spoken man with a sailor’s gait. You could see him walking a mile away. He loved traditional ballads, and made me fall in love with the Clancy Brothers and […]

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Evalyn Parry, Nathan Rogers, Tom Leighton

Hugh’s Room, November 16, 2013. It’s the second night of the Stan Rogers tribute at Hugh’s Room, the legendary Acoustic room in Toronto. I caught Evalyn Parry at a reflective point in the song 45 Years. Tom Leighton is at the keyboard and Stan’s son, Nathan Rogers, is lost in thought, leaning on the piano.

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