2018, and time continues flying like the wind.
I am thrilled to be a part of the beautiful winter music festival – SHIVERING SONGS – in Fredericton NB this coming weekend. Thursday I’ll be singing a new song at SONGS of the CITY and then Friday performing our show IF IT’S ALRIGHT WITH YOU – The Songs and Stories of My Father Gene MacLellan.
After that, we have one more event and then January is over!
I’ve been nominated for 6 MusicPEI Awards and will be performing at PEI Music Week for the FESTIVAL FINALE at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall.
This year, Music Week has moved back to its original time in January, in hopes that we can all come together as a music community – players, writers, organizers, http://theglobalhealthinitiative.org/buy-prednisone/ promoters, fans – all the people who make our PEI music scene such a vibrant, living space. I feel so fortunate to be from here and to continue to live here while making my living as a musician. Thanks to MusicPEI for continuing to support all of us in the scene.
Chris and I have been busy in the studio, planning and scheming and working towards our next album, with a batch of songs that have been trying to get out for some time!
There will be more news about that, and also about our summer plans in the near future…
Til then, stay safe, cozy and surrounded by love.
And perhaps, for no reason at all, take a listen to this beautiful gem from Nuala Kennedy:
Catherine, you may remember me as the soundman at the Mack. I read in this morning’s Guardian of your Music PEI awards (congratulations!). And then I read a CBC article about how your Dad’s guitar made it’s way back to you. When I googled and found your site offering an opportunity to post a comment I thought, “what the hell…”.
Julie and I saw “If It’s Alright With You” closing night at the Brewery. We, like so many others, were deeply touched by your tender tribute to Gene. You,,, with Chris, John, Dale and Remi,,, created a performance that went well beyond “showbiz”. Seeing Phil at the console reminded me that it was sprinkled with a special kind of love… “family”.
I didn’t want to impose on your closing night… I thought to speak to John… and, I paused by Phil while exiting but, you were all engaged with friends and family so, we went on our way.
But, I did want to express my appreciation to you for sharing your love, admiration and respect for your father. I can imagine your father’s pride,,, to be given such an honour by his daughter. And, when you spoke with dignity about his “human frailty”, we were all reminded of how “human” we are. Thank you for your open honesty.
His legendary songs, performed by such talented professional musicians, created a unique, memorable evening,,, that still warms the heart,,, on this cold January 🙂
Please extend my appreciation to Phil, John and the boys
… and, best wishes for your future endeavours!
John E. Flynn
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