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.)