Barrett's PrivateersOne of the great privileges of my job was the ability to visit many parts of Canada I would never have seen otherwise.
One night in Halifax I was stunned to witness college students in Halifax dancing to "Barrett's Privateers", an a capella sea shanty, something I am sure I would never see in Ontario (Upper Canada).
There is a delicious irony in that the song was written by a guy from Dundas, Ontario, about as deep into Upper Canada as one can get.
It turns out I can find the song, in a great version, on YouTube:
This video has another loveliness - Stan Rogers' younger brother looks so young! Garnet is a great performer and songwriter, and this is SO touching to see.