Thirty years ago a great Canadian Folk musician died in a fire aboard Air Canada Flight 797 on the ground at the Greater Cincinnati Airport. Stan Rogers was only 33 years old but his influence on Canadian folk music has been deep and lasting. Some of his well known songs are Northwest Passage, Barrett's Privateers, The Mary Ellen Carter, Make and Break Harbour, The Field Behind the Plow, Lies, Fogarty's Cove and Forty-Five Years.

Our friend Jack along with four other musician created a Stan Rogers tribute show. Tonight was their third performance and we attended it along with our friends Bob and Gwen.

The show was great. I may be a little prejudice but I think Jack did an amazing job.

The band: Dan Patterson, Jack Cole, Paul Mills, Brad Nelson and Anne Lederman

It always seems to make the show better when the musicians are having a great time.


As the show was in Brampton we spent the night at Gwen and Bob's house. Had a great visit and Zaph wasn't too traumatized by the eight pound cat. He has found that if you don't look at the cat it really isn't there and won't beat you up.