Sean McGaughey- For the Sake of the Song » podcast

Conversations with Songs and Songwriters Join Sean McGaughey and guest songwriters as they explore the motivations and process of songwriting.

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  1. Let?s go to the Ex!

    Thu August 8, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Every summer since my daughter was about 4, my family has spent one or two days at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto.  Last year, on their facebook page, I read about their Official CNE Blogger contest too late to enter.   This year I watched their webpage and began to write a 250 word […]

  2. For the Sake of the Song Fawmstock Special

    Mon August 5, 2013 at 3:45 AM

    July 24-28, I attended FAWMSTOCK, a gathering for songwriters from around the world who have participated in February Album Writing Month.  About 30 musicians from Canada, the United States and Europe gathered at the Emlenton Mill in Emlenton, PA for 3 days of music and merriment.  This show features some of the music from FAWMSTOCK […]

  3. May 24 Concert at Orillia Folk Society Celebrates...

    Thu May 23, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    This Friday, May 24, 2013, The Orillia Folk Society closes out it’s Fridayfolk Season with a special 10th anniversary showcase of 10 performers from the Barrie and District Association for Singer/Songwriters (aka BADAS/S). Leacock Museum?s Swanmore Terrace 50 Museum Drive, Orillia 7:30 pm (doors opens at 6:45) Tickets are $15 and can be reserved at [...]

  4. FAWM 2013 Wrapup

    Sat March 2, 2013 at 3:53 AM

    I finished February Album Writing Month with 20 new songs. You can find them here on my site or I’m @ductapeguy at the FAWM website. I was not alone.  410 of 2267 registered writers completed 14 or more songs with 1 person writing 125 new songs. All in all, over 9000 songs were written as part of [...]

  5. Fawm Special #2? 14 songs in 16 days

    Mon February 18, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    I have enjoyed sharing my journey as I joined February Album Writing Month and attempted to write 14 songs in 28 days.  On February 16, I posted my 14th song.  I am going to continue throughout February, but I am a little astounded that I could write that consistently and quickly.   Let me share what [...]

  6. FAWM- Write an album in 28 days? Am I Crazy?

    Sun February 10, 2013 at 6:12 AM

    Tom Slatter is a London, UK based songwriter and podcaster. He produces the Songwright blog.  He was a guest on the  For the Sake of the Song in 2008.  On January 31, he posted that he was participating in February Album Writing Month, taking on the challenge to write 14 songs in  the 28  days of February.  I [...]

  7. Paper Nickels :Corin's Great Canadian Tire Money Caper

    Sat January 19, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Corin Raymond has been one of my most frequent guests on For the Sake of the Song, appearing as a solo singer-songwriter, as 1/2 of the Undesirables and with his frequent touring partner, Jonathan Byrd.   About 18 months ago, Corin co-wrote a silly country song with Rob Vaarmeyer from Winnepeg which features Canadian Tire [...]

  8. For the Sake of the Song with Steve Seskin

    Tue November 1, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    It was a great surprise to see Steve Seskin on the bill at the Canmore Folk Festival.  Steve Seskin is the kind of songwriter who has all the other songwriters running across the grounds to see him perform at a festival.  During a career lasting 40 years, he has become known as a folk songwriter who [...]

  9. For the Sake of the Song with Blaise Alleyne

    Thu September 1, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    By the time this is released, the 2011  Mariposa Folk Festival will have passed.  This is the last of my interviews recorded at the 2010 edition of Mariposa.  I have known Blaise Alleyne for several years, mostly through social media.  Blaise is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, Catholic, and programmer from Toronto.  He is deeply interested in [...]

  10. For the Sake of the Song with Lukas Grant

    Sat February 19, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    This is the third and final For the Sake of the Song episode recorded at the Ottawa Folk Festival last August. Lukas Grant is a young Ottawa area singer-songwriter who is working on his debut album.  Watch for him at Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey) Here I Go Now © Lukas Grant [...]


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