New Live Video!
August 26th, 2017 – Here’s a live performance of my song “Newfoundland 9-1-1”, which chronicles how the town of Gander, Newfoundland took in 6,500 stranded plane passengers for several days during the events of September 11th. It was recorded last month at the Canterbury Folk Festival, where we were honoured to be joined by RPR (Steve Richie, Al Parrish and Rob Ritchie) singing harmony. The song is off my new CD “Time to Kill”.
We’ve also updated our Shows page to include some exciting concerts coming up next month, including a fall fair, opening for Mike Ford, a great double bill, and a special performance of “Newfoundland 9-1-1”. All the details can be found here.
New CD “Time to Kill”, Sesquicentennial Video, Lots of Tour Dates!
June 5th, 2017 – Big news - our new CD is ready! Named after the song by The Band, “Time to Kill” is a wonderful blend of many musical styles, including East Coast, folk, rock, country, blues, classical, world music, and even some beatnik style jazz/blues. This diverse CD was primarily recorded by my Celteclectic bandmate Jon Grant, with additional recording by Tom Leighton, Wendell Ferguson, and James Gordon. As per tradition, it features plenty of guest musicians to help make this my best offering yet.
We’ve recorded a fun video for my Sesquicentennial sing-a-long ditty “Hey Canada!” – check it out here… We’ve also got lots of tour dates to support the new CD, including a very special CD Release Concert, a radio interview, Canada Day (twice!!!) and representing New Brunswick at the Canterbury Folk Festival in Ingersoll. It’s going to be a fun summer!
“Music and Friends Tour” Hits New Brunswick this Summer!
June 14, 2016 – Big news! Keith and I are returning to New Brunswick this summer, to visit the family and play a few shows. We’ll be promoting our new CD “Music and Friends” as well as playing plenty of songs about our native province. We’ll be playing the Dooryard Arts Festival in Woodstock, the Tay Creek Folk Festival near Fredericton, as well as performing concerts in Hampton and Saint John, before finishing up on New Brunswick Day in Moncton to help celebrate their 250 Anniversary. Click here for all the details!
New Christmas Video!
November 26, 2015 – I’ve written and recorded a new song about Christmas, and everything that goes with it. I’ve turned it into a Youtube video that features lots of old photos of me and my family. Check it out here…
Talk NB Part of Cross Canada Playlist!
July 22, 2015 – Canada’s History website has included my ditty “Let’s Talk New Brunswick” to represent New Brunswick in its provincial (and territorial) Canadian Playlist. It’s an honour to be included alongside artists such as Gordon Lightfoot and Stompin’ Tom! Check it out here…
New CD Release!
October 9, 2014 – Brampton Folk Club President and long-time member of the Celtic and East Coast duo Brown Ale, Glenn McFarlane, is proud and excited to be releasing his second solo CD. As the title implies, “Music and Friends” is a collection of original songs celebrating two things that are very important to him. View the press release…
In advance of his upcoming solo CD “Music and Friends”, Glenn has released a new video “Offense Scores, Defense Wins Games”. Check it out here… The CD will be out this fall. Stay tuned!.
Ventriloquist Wendy Stuart and her monster puppet Roscoe sing my song “I Want a Hug” on YouTube. Check it out here…
We've put together a video for our new song, “Let's Talk New Brunswick!”. It uses lots of photos we took during our Prodigal Son(g)s Tour, plus shots from previous trips to New Brunswick. Check it out here…
Let's Talk New Brunswick!
In anticipation of their Prodigal Son(g)s Tour Glenn and his brother Keith have recorded a brand new song, ”Let's Talk New Brunswick!”. It's available for free listening or download here…
Enjoy, and we'll see you down east!
The Prodigal Son(g)s Tour
Glenn and his brother Keith will be going home to their native province of New Brunswick this summer, to visit their relatives and play a few shows. That means they will be playing songs about New Brunswick in New Brunswick. How cool is that! They're calling it The Prodigal Son(g)s Tour. Click here… for all the details!
June 20, 2012 – On June 20th, I joined in a “Hug-In” at Earnscliffe Senior Public School in Brampton, where a group of students were protesting the school's “No Touching” rule that even extended to hugs. The event caught a lot of media attention, including CBC Newsworld, City TV, The Toronto Star and the Brampton Guardian. The Star posted a video link of me playing “I Want A Hug” during the protest. The full story can be found here…
First Solo CD “Food for Thought” Now Available
Glenn McFarlane, of the Celtic and East Coast duo Brown Ale, has released his first solo CD, “Food for Thought”. Co-produced by Wendell Ferguson, James Gordon and Jon Grant, this album of all original material is his most eclectic offering to date. It often stretches well beyond his normal Celtic/East Coast style, to include such diverse influences as country, folk/rock and world music. The album comes hot off his winning an Ontario Council of Folk Festivals “Songs from the Heart” songwriting award, in the humour category. Glenn is celebrating his CD release with a series of concerts in Southern Ontario and by launching this great new website!