Singing the BC Fishing with Brian Robertson & Michael Burnyeat
Singer/songwriter Brian Robertson will be joined by champion fiddler and musical partner Michael Burnyeat to present a webinar on the west coast fishing industry. Descriptions of the fishery will be interleaved with songs and anecdotes designed to give the audience a fun and interesting introduction to this vital industry and way of life.
Brian RobertsonFolk Musician
Vancouver based folk musician Brian Robertson has been described as “a genuine BC treasure”. He is best known for his authentic and well crafted songs about the region and its history, as well as some with more universal themes of love, travel, social justice and the blues. Born and raised in Powell River on the west coast of Canada, his working life suggests something of renaissance man – fisherman, mill worker, salvage diver, cabbie, engineer, economist and historical consultant. From that, and his extensive travels and interests, spring the range, depth and authenticity of the songs he’s written and covered from other sources. He has created two CDs of his music: Saltchuck Serenade and Times and Places.
Michael Burnyeat is a prodigious young fiddler who has been BC Open fiddle champion twice and twice a finalist in the prestigious Canadian Grandmasters Fiddle Championship. He is also a much sought after accompanist and music instructor, and he and Brian have been making music together for over a decade. He has a CD of fiddle tunes under the title of A Sense of Tradition.