Welcome to the new website!
We’ll be launching the CD with a series of concerts this fall. Check out our Shows page for all the details!
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!