Talking Politics From the Stage

To speak out or entertain or both?

I remember being lucky enough to be taken to a Harry Belafonte concert by my Mom and Dad when I was a kid. There is nothing like a concert with a full on orchestra. What a band and what a show. The concert was spectacular and as a middle class white kid growing up in […]

Maddy Prior and Maggie Bell Together

Two UK Music Divas Reminisce

  Listen to the interview by clicking here¬† It happened at this summers Vancouver Island MusicFest. Beloved Canadian media personality and owner of Stony Plain Records, Holger Petersen, lead Maddy Prior and Maggie Bell down memory lane in a fascinating interview shared by two women who have contributed an astounding legacy to UK music history. […]

How I Survived While Hating School

or keep music in the schools , please!

  My first lasting detailed memory of school is rehearsing the Carol of the Bells in elementary school. I remember being enthralled with the tuned bells and just as important, the idea that a group of people could come together and make music with just a little practice. I was officially turned on, for the […]

Worldbeat at Home in Conversation

Celebrating World Musicians in B.C.

A bunch of like-minded musicians who now call British Columbia home gathered in July to rehearse at the Merville Hall on Vancouver Island in order to rehearse for a special collaborative performance for this summers¬†Vancouver Island MusicFest called World Beat at Home. We put together an amazing group and the show was fantastic! (Pictured above […]