TRADITIONAL/EAST COAST SiINGER

Elora Horse and Hound Fund-raiser.

Elora Horse and Hound Fund-raiser.

My guitar tuning

My guitar tuning

Bob at Fergus Games

Bob at Fergus Games

SOLO EAST COAST FOLKSINGER

As a Cape Bretoner (Glace Bay, NS), I bring a passion for performing the music and songs from my Atlantic Canada roots. My solo programs always include significant East Coast content - traditional folksongs one might expect to hear at a pub or house concert anywhere in Atlantic Canada....and I complement this with primarily Canadiana material. Lately my solo shows include a growing Appalachian component as I examine traditional Scots/Irish songs that made it to, and evolved in, Appalachia. My shows are full of entertaining stories & banter which serve to frame the background to each tune or song.

My music fits well in:

House Concerts
Pubs
Cafes
Senior Centres
Museums
East Coast/UK celebrations
Burns Suppers
St Pats parties


Some of my Career Highlights:

  • Celtic Colours International Festival – Cape Breton NS – 2001
  • Mill Race Festival – 2010/2016.
  • Founder and Artistic Director – Waterloo-Wellington Guitar Summit – 2003-1012.
  • Musician In Residence – McDougall Cottage, Cambridge ON – 2011/12
  • Fergus Scottish Festival – Frequent performer since 2001.
  • Leads Monthly Ceilidh/Session at the SCRAN & DRAM in New Hamburg
  • Workshops on Altered Tunings and Song Arranging.