Monthly Archives: October 2019

Dan McKinnon Wednesday 30 October 2019 at 8.30 pm

Dan comes from Halifax Nova Scotia but manages to visit the UK most years, largely because so many clubs and festivals welcome his intelligent songs, excellent guitar and fabulous Canadian voice. Whilst training as a teacher Dan hitched to a folk festival and heard songs by Stan Rogers which so inspired him that upon Stan’s untimely death a few years later, Dan added many of the songs Stan had written to those he wrote himself about incidents from history and life in Nova Scotia. When he appeared at the Black Swan Club in York the reviewer praised “his gorgeous baritone voice and exceptional command of phrasing, light and shade”. His spots at Derby Folk Festival a year ago matched that review and we feel sure he will do the same at the Gladstone on 30 October.