TEAMWORK

I thought I would take this opportunity to celebrate March 7th as Teamwork Day.  I’m sure many of you might celebrate this in different ways and for different situations. For me, on this day 32 years ago, I married my…

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MUSIC, NATURE & JOY

Hello folks,

How are you doing?  We’re getting ready for winter here in the hills of Quebec, where winter tires are compulsory and firewood is our new best friend. I’ve always felt something magical about winter though, something in the…

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A PLACE IN MY HEART CALLED HOME

We’ve all heard of the phrase, “it takes a village”, and I’ve certainly felt that kind of support over the years from the fans who help make things happen with my music.  One place in my heart…

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MADE IN CANADA

This time of year, around Canada Day, it’s a time of reflection for those of us who call Canada home. Like each of us as individuals, Canada is a work in progress. And like all of us, that progress involves…

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MARTY AWARDS 2022

I had a big time on May 19th at the beautifully diverse Mississauga Arts Awards, winning the Established Solo Vocalist Award.  As I’m sure you can imagine, there are lots of hills and valleys on this dizzying journey of…

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MUSICAL WELL-BEING

Last week I attended an Arts 4 Mental Health conference put on by Mississauga Arts Council and Mass Culture and it was a powerful think tank for how we might be able to utilize the arts in the face of…

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THE TARTAN KISS

I first had the opportunity to play at the Fergus Scottish Festival back in 2007. Over the 12 times I’ve played there since, I’ve gotten to know a wonderful group of organizers, fellow musicians and regular attendees and the Festival…

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