Harry Warner
Galway to Ganges

"I left Galway in 1967 and soon after realized that the Irish heritage of music and song would be precious to me forever. On this CD I have tried to emphasize the singing of songs. The CD features songs of my youth - Irish songs - Gaelic and English; also some Country and Western songs. There are some songs from my 'new' home on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.

"I inherited a love of performing from my father Claude . As a shy youth of 12 years, I sang in public for the first time on condition that 'everyone had their eyes closed!' During my drinking years I often grabbed an opportunity to burst into song. My folk music hero was Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners.

"In 1990, I bought a small farm on Salt Spring and resigned from my job as Professor of Mathematics and Business Computing at Ryerson University in Toronto.

"In 1993, at the age of 50, I joined my first group, Spanner in the Works, based in Ganges, Salt Spring Island. Derek Duffy, Myranda O'Byrne, Terry Warbey and I had a lot of fun performing Celtic music.

"In 1994 Denise McCann, Jo Lundstrom and I formed Black Velvet Band and travelled far and wide singing and playing."

—Harry Warner
1. Galway to Ganges (4:36)
*2. Forty Shades of Green (2:24)
3. Leaving Nancy (3:14)
4. Rose of Tralee (2:08)
5. Slievenamon (2:15)
6. Curtains of Night (2:32)
7. Cill Cais (0:51)
8. Inishfree (2:33)
9. Cliffs of Doneen (3:05)
10. Tennessee Waltz (3:03)
11. Spancil Hill (2:57)
12. Coat of Blue (2:51)
13. The Burgoyne Mermaid (3:31)