Swift Years, Montreal

August 28, 2011

Salutations fellow citizens, immigrants, vagabonds & transients!

C’était il y a 33 ans aujourd’hui that my parents & I landed on this soil, at the Great White Elephant of Mirabel. J’avais 16 ans, et je n’avais jamais particulièrement l’intention de passer la balance de ma vie here in Canada/Québec/Montréal, but that’s kinda the way it’s worked out. There are people & places I miss in the Auld Country for sure, ones that I wish I could visit, but on the whole I can’t think of a better place to muddle through une trentaine d’années.

Here’s a health to all you old friends & new who’ve made the time fly by!

Si vous avez l’envie de lever une verre avec moi in a non-virtual way, I would be happy & honoured to do so at any of the several événements musicaux that I’m involved in this weekend (all listed below, and none of which I have to drive to or from!)

Slainte! Cheers! Santé!

Patrick

www.swiftyears.com

Samedi 27 août: Swift Years au Bar Le Pastel, 426 Rachel E, 9pm, pwyc

Sunday 28: Swift Years @ Sunday in the Park/Country en Ville in Girouard Park, NDG, at 12 noon(!!!)

Sunday 28: Bob & Andi & meself hosting a seisun, as always, 6-9 McKibbins 3515 St-Laurent

Sunday 28 (one more!) Swift Years with Ol’ Savannah & Whiskeyface (AB) at Cagibi, St-Laurent/St-Viateur, 9pm, $5

…& later in the week, we’ll be playing at the opening of the new NDP riding office in Lachine on Wednesday 7ish (735 rue Notre-Dame bur 104) RIP Jack Layton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siLO7yo2OBs (yours truly shows up about half way through, when the Lester Flatt licks start…)

…then vendredi soir (sep 2) à Ste-Anne-de-Banane, at the good ol’ Phoenix (72 rue Ste-Anne)

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