• June 10'20 Nice Bistro Whitby, ON
  • Apr.15'20 Princess M Hospital Atrium
  • Apr.11'20 HIRUT 2050 Danforth Toronto
  • Dec.14 '19 HIRUT 2050 Danforth Toronto
  • July 26 2019 Gull River, Minden ON
  • June 19, 2019 The Nice Bistro, Whitby
  • Sun.May5, 2019 Hugh's Room, Toronto
  • Sat.April 6, 2019 The Old Mill, Toronto
  • 15 marzo 2019, el gallo restaurant, san pancho, mexico
  • Feb. 26, 2019 Relish Bar/Grill, Toronto
  • Jan.23,2019 Nice Bistro, Whitby
  • Sept.29,'18 12:30-3:30pm; Glass Eagle Studio, Haliburton
  • Sept.19, 2018 Private Function, Toronto
  • July 27&28, Haliburton Arts&Crafts2-4pm
  • June 6, 2018 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • Feb.23,2018 San Pancho Music Festival, Mexico
  • Jan.20,2018 The Old Mill Toronto, Home Smith Bar
  • Sept.30,2017 All That Jazz & More, at the Minden Legion
  • Aug. 5, 2017 Private Party, Carnarvon, ON
  • Aug. 4, 2017 Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
  • Aug. 2, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby ON
  • May 17, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • April 29, 2017 Minden Cultural Centre, Minden, ON
  • March 24,2017 The Old Mill Toronto, Home Smith Bar
  • Feb.26,2017 San Pancho Music Fest. Mexico
  • Nov.5, 2016 Radio Hall, CanoeFM, Haliburton, ON
  • Nov. 2, 2016 le Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • Sept. 4, 2016 The Red Umbrella Inn, Minden, ON
  • July 26, 2016, Head Lake Park, Haliburton, ON
  • Jan. 29, 2016, The Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill, Toronto
  • Oct.23, 2015 Gate 403
  • Sept. 9 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • August 22, Gate 403, Toronto
  • August 14, Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
  • July 29 Hugh's Room, Toronto
  • June 13, Gate 403,Toronto

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


The big CD launch for HOOK, LINE & SINGER was great fun on Saturday night.  Lots of people there to share with us; lots of them buying the CD - thanks to them for that; lots of great staff at the bar; and as always, fantastic music from the stalwart band members.
Here are a couple of pictures:
L-R: Paul Chilco, Ron Johnston, John Deehan, Paul Greco, meeself
including one of a couple of audience members who included themselves in the shot when i asked them to photograph us with my camera:
thanks guys, whoever you are; your (large) group was fun
and finally, a short clip of the action - everyone up and dancing for a jumpin' tune: (thanks to chris for shooting this)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

bits and bites (really!)

We had the gig up in Dorset - always a lovely evening featuring various artists and their work, and we get to sing for the people...(many thanks to Melissa, who puts it all together)
myself and John Deehan 
and i was impressed with the quotes in the program for Wine, Words, Music, and Art - to whit:
you may have to enlarge to read....
Then we went on to the rehearsal Monday night for the upcoming gig on Saturday...
the happy gang: Paul Chilco, Paul Greco, John Deehan, Ron Johnston & me - amusing ourselves in the mirror

It was all going swimmingly until I was attacked by a spider as I sat at the piano - you would not believe the pain, and i couldn't walk by the time we finished.  this was a bite through wool tights (with feet), plus cotton socks, plus men's big fat wool hockey socks (spring has not come to toronto yet).  what kind of evil, mutated insect can bite through all that?  i include the photo of my ankle the next day at noon, when thankfully, i could walk again - but the foot is quite deformed, nach bhfuil?
it's on the left, of course.  muy feo.


Friday, April 12, 2013

spring in toronto

it's not what you'd think:  snow, freezing rain, and ice pellets....in the middle of april.  please god, let the sun come out.

see the previous post for the gig coming up in two weeks:

the CD release at Dora Keogh's
Sat. April 27;  8:30pm

and we have a new one at the
Home Smith Bar
The Old Mill Inn
Thursday, May 23, 2013   7:30

more details later

and i'm posting a photo of myself and my friend Susan Lawrence, taken in 1976 at the bluffs in Scarborough, Ontario (pic taken by son Chris, 8 years old).  Susan died on March 25, and her memorial will be tomorrow in Toronto.  There will be a lot of music to celebrate her life.

Second photo is back in 2001, rehearsing with some members of the Song Circle who played and sang back-up on a tune of mine.  from left to right:  Debbie Carrol; Susan Lawrence; Dominic Walther (daughter Amanda is one half of the duo "Dala"); Zoe; Dave Gallagher; Matthew Shuster (just died in Dec. 2012).  Judy Simpson took the picture, and sang on the tune too, which is on the "Hook, Line & Singer" CD.