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!