New CD from Mike and Leon

We are proud to announce the new release of our CD – Songs From The Shanty – with Mike Pendergast, Remi Arsenault and Brendan Peters – the house band from Avonlea Village. Come and see us this summer at Avonlea Village through the day and Stanley Bridge Hall on Tuesday nights – check our gig schedule here. Songs From The Shanty has two Neil Matthews songs, and one Stompin’ Tom song performed by Leon.  Also one original song by Leon – “The Faithful Fisherman”, and one collaboration with my brother Phillip – “Frank Bell’s...

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New Recording

Mike Pendergast and I have been working together on our second collaboration effort.  It will be a 12 track collection of some original songs, some traditional tunes, and some works from other Island songwriters.  We’ll be doing four songs each and two sets of tunes (instrumentals – Leon on fiddle, Mike on accordian).  The plan is to start recording in late March right at my home on the Stanley River – should be a good atmosphere to make it all happen – right near the kitchen! Stay tuned and hopefully in my next post I’ll have the finalized song list ready to...

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Welcome & New Albums

Hello and welcome to my place on the internet.  I hope to use this blog to keep you posted with what gigs are coming up and perhaps some comments about gigs I’ve recently played. I’d love to keep you up-to-date by email – just click here to subscribe to updates. Winter 2011 is a busy one for me with several projects on the go including a solo album and a new album with Mike Pendergast.  I’ll definitely be posting more details about these projects soon. Leon...

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