Celebrating my 50 years in Canada

Posted by on Nov 11, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Emigration, Journalism, Music | 0 comments

In November 1966, I left Ireland and came to Canada for what I thought would be a two-year holiday. I never went back.

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Digitizing my music

Posted by on Oct 30, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Music | 0 comments

My latest labour of love involves taking favourite old music cassettes and digitizing them for playing in iTunes.

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Al Rach RIP

Posted by on Aug 6, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Friendship, Journalism, Music | 0 comments

Al Rach was a writer’s editor, one of the very best in the journalism business.

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Billy Cowsill is one of the featured characters in Rogues and Rebels

Posted by on Sep 20, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Music | 0 comments

Billy Cowsill was the lead singer of a family band that inspired the TV series, The Partridge Family. He’s featured in my new book.

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A Rogue by any other name: Shay Duffin

Posted by on Sep 15, 2021 in Books, Brian's Blog, Music | 0 comments

Back in the day I used to be one of the Dublin Rogues. Today I have a book out called Rogues and Rebels: Unforgettable Characters from Canada’s West. One of the characters in the book is my former singing partner, Shay Duffin. Life comes full circle.

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A versatile singer who refused to be labelled: Colleen Peterson

Posted by on Aug 28, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Music | 0 comments

Singer-songwriter Colleen Peterson died far too young, at the age of 45. She’s the subject of my latest column.

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