The Cape Bretoner

As we get older, we often lose touch with good friends, no matter how close we once were. Distance and time can do that. Allan J. MacNeil of Christmas Island, Cape Breton is a good friend I lost track of back in the 80s when careers took us our separate ways. He was a character. Allan and I were members of a Maritime folk band called The Farriers and for three years we traveled and played in pubs and taverns throughout the Maritimes and Newfoundland. It was a glorious and memorable experience. Find out why I consider Allan one of my life’s most memorable people.

This is the first of what I hope will be many postings where I tell stories from my musical past. In the post I refer to a song that I wrote and performed with my son back in 2010. A clip from this performance is posted on YouTube and I have included a link to it here (and in the post.)

To read more, see The Cape Bretoner in the Music section of this blog. Or visit my video Pot on the Stove at to hear the song.

About wordswithbrad

Let's see. I guess first and foremost I am a life wanderer on a journey of discovery and experience. Can you tell I am a child of the sixties? Along the way I have become many things ... a College Professor (now retired after 28 wonderful years), a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, a singer/songwriter, a musician, an artist, a world traveler, a fan of science fiction and history, and a student of human nature. But my greatest accomplishments are being father to two of the most amazing and accomplished young men I have ever known, and husband to the incredible and delightful woman who made that possible.
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