Sean McGaughey 22


Ontario Canada   Jan 2013  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Lots of Johnny's-- Cash, Hiatt, Horton, Clegg. Folk, singer-songwriter, pop-folk.

This is my fourth FAWM. Last year I wrote 22 songs during FAWM and 21 during 50/90. I have 150 songs on file since my teen years. about 100 are since I joined FAWM in February 2013. I'm sure some have gotten away on me over the years. Thanks FAWM.

Once again, I'm trying to bring friends along with a local songwriter's group at the Midland Cultural Centre. I'm still hoping a few local songwriters hop on the FAWM bandwagon. We meet the third Saturday morning of the month at 11am at the Midland Cultural Centre. More info at

Last April, I bought a 5 string baritone uke, then several smaller soprano ukes. I think I'll probably write a few uke-pop and uke-folk songs this year.

As always, I'm very open to collaboration, whether contributing lyrics, setting another's lyrics to music or whatever.

My FAWM 2016 Resolutions

* Go Wherever the muse takes me.
* If necessary, continue forward even if I can’t discern the muse.
* Write a bunch of poppy songs on ukulele.
* Live one-off acoustic demos are my comfort zone. I resolve to produce at least 3-5 multitrack demos.
* I am wide open to collaboration both online and face to face. Let’s make music together.
* This year I will try to release a 5 song (or more) EP of my FAWM2016 songs on Bandcamp by the end of March.

Here's an old bio I wrote about 10 years ago.
Sean McGaughey is a folk singer-songwriter and children's musician based in central Ontario. My songs seem to revolve around childhood, family, faith and small town themes. I used to do a long running song writing podcast, For the Sake of the Song where I chatted with other writers about the craft of songwriting, and played a few tunes. I will probably do one or two FAWM themed shows.

Songs (22)

#1 A Shot Rings Out 22
Feb 2016
#2 I'm Open 12
Feb 2016
#3 Superheroes 12
Feb 2016
#4 Too Often Broken 20
Feb 2016
#5 You give my rainbows their colors back again @arthurrossi 9
Feb 2016
#6 Reach for the Rafters 7
Feb 2016
#7 Wishing for What You Have Not 11
Feb 2016
#8 Undertow 5
Feb 2016
#9 Who Gave Grandpa a Ukulele 16
Feb 2016
#10 Reptile Education @janeg  19
Feb 2016
#11 The Last Last Time 7
Feb 2016
#12 Birthday Party 7
Feb 2016
#13 I Remember 8
Feb 13
#14 Everybody Needs a Train Song 7
Feb 13
#15 Ever So Cold 5
Feb 15
#16 I don't wanna hear 7
Feb 15
#17 Computer Says No - Ukabilly Version @jaegerin  12
Feb 15
#18 Deep Freeze Nightmare 3
Feb 20
#19 Unfinished ACRONYM SKIRMISH doggerel 1
Feb 21
#20 Sleepwalkin' @joefahey  7
Feb 25
#21 Uke Remedy 2
Feb 27
#22 Towards a Reinaissance ZONG
Mar 1


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  • @rickamorphis  Mar 5

    Hi Sean...thanks very much for your comment on my song as well as the mention on the recommended is much appreciated!! Congrats on your winning FAWM!

  • @jsini  Mar 2

    Thanks for your comment on Hey Babe!

  • @mattblick  Mar 1

    Thanks for the comments DTG/Sean!

  • @wistah  Feb 27

    No worries man. Congrats on your 20th! We'll catch up next year this time, and plan on a collabo for then.

  • @bamtone  Feb 27

    Ha! I knew Uke sounded familiar, kinda like that theme to Degrassi Jr High???

  • @wistah  Feb 27

    Sure, I'd be up for a collab. What do you have in mind?

  • @joetime  Feb 27

    Thanks so much for the comments and the recommendation!
    Also: "ukeabilly" is an awesome tag!

  • @wistah  Feb 27

    Thank you so much for your comment, and your recommendation! I am truly humbled.

  • @mattblick  Feb 26

    Love "* If necessary, continue forward even if I can’t discern the muse."

  • @lhcisco Feb 26

    Ha! Thanks for the comments dude. Speaking of contrasts, for my next two songs, one song basically remakes "My Favorite Things" followed by a song called "Everything is Terrible".

  • @debs  Feb 23

    Thank you for the lovely comment on the meditation song, my dear. You're right - a hug is just what it is. Thank you for putting that into words for me

  • @joefahey  Feb 18

    Sean: Yes, I would be up for a Fahey-McGaughey collaboration!

  • @billysea  Feb 16

    Well Sean, for better or worse, I posted it up

  • @blondieinabubble  Feb 15

    Thanks for the lovely comment on Platonic Love Song!! Happy FAWM'ing

  • @beat Feb 15

    am on the way home, so sorry no time to listen, will later tonight.
    looking forward to your version of janes words.
    fawm up.
    hear you.
    cheers from vienna

  • @pwl1  Feb 14

    Thank you for the kind words.

  • @colligated Feb 13

    Thank you so much for the recommendation man!

  • @lesherband Feb 13

    Thanks for the comments on "You Know You're the One."
    Especially the comments about my singing partner Lola.
    After 30 mins of convincing a 10yr old that she has a lovely voice I finally got her to sing. It was so much fun.
    Can't wait to go back later and fix the multiple mistakes that the adult made:-)

  • @pwl1  Feb 13

    Thank you! You must have been reading mine while I was listening to yours.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 12

    Hey! I would like to thank you very, very much for putting "You give my rainbows their colors back again" to music in such a gorgeous way... Thanks so much for giving me this honor... I love the memorable melody and your delivery is that beautiful... Thank you very, very much, sir!
    By the way, I have added you as collaborator, but, of course, if you prefer you can also re-post the demo as well...

  • @popmythology  Feb 2016

    Thanks for the comment on "Origins," Sean. Meri did such a great job with it.

  • @johnstaples  Feb 2016

    Congrats on reaching 100 comments!! You rock this place!!

  • @pamgrisham  Feb 2016

    Thanks for your comment on my songwriter retreat song!

  • @joefahey  Feb 2016

    Sean! That was the sweetest things ever to post on my Soundboard, nice to be back and to see you again, thank you!

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2016

    Hadn't even thought about VLC to speed up the Twang. If it'd been MIDI I would have had no compunction! Speed can hide a multitude of sins! Thanks!

  • @judypie Feb 2016

    Sweet. thank you

  • @mbhal Feb 2016

    Hey Sean, nice to find a familiar face here. See you in March!

  • @clioem Feb 2016

    Are you a fan of Firefly perchance?
    I often have that mental image. That show was quite "steampunk" even though it was actually space western...

  • @clioem Feb 2016

    Thank you very much!

  • @aaronnathans Feb 2016

    Thank you!

  • @mattlitzinger  Feb 2016

    I really appreciate your kind words on Airport Song!

  • @brrrse  Feb 2016

    Thank you so much for your comments on Cut me out!!

  • @grayland  Feb 2016

    So Sean...I can't thank you enuf for your comments on Jumpdrive!!! and Then I was blown away with joy when I saw you posted it in the forum!! OMG!!! thanks so much!! Rock on!!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2016

    Ducttape, no, he rolled my SPIDER MAN.
    I got lucky.
    And, my knowledge is extremely low, which made for an entertaining song.

  • @christace  Feb 2016

    Hey. Totally recorded on Garage Band. Drums and bass are from their system. Guitar and lead played by myself. Thanks for the review.

  • @owl  Feb 2016

    Thanks for commenting on my song! The future is now! Hoverboards and robot rhythm sections for everyone!

  • @kimbeggs  Feb 2016

    nice tune Sean!

  • @ericdistad  Jan 2016

    @ductapeguy - A collab would be awesome! My time will be limited this year thanks to work but I'm definitely setting aside some time for collabs - so lets make this happen!!

  • @ericdistad  Jan 2016

    Good to see you back Sean! I'm looking forward to some new songs from you! Have a great FAWM!

  • @shac  Jan 2016

    Hey! Here's a code for the app. You should be able to enter this at checkout!


  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 2016

    \m/ let's do this.

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  • @johnstaples  Jan 2016

    Hey Sean! Happy FAWM 2016! Let's do this!!

  • @marvsmooth  Jan 2016

    I hope you have a great FAWM

  • @wyatt  Jan 2016

    Welcome back Sean. Looks like it'sgonna be a goodun'

  • @bamtone  Jan 2016

    Hey There! Good to see you as well! Here's to a good round of 2016 FAWMing!!

  • @the3queens  Jan 2016

    Happy FAWM Sean!

  • @kristian  Jan 2016

    w00t! nice to see you again Sean!

  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 2016

    Nice to see you back again!

  • @helene  Jan 2016

    Welcome back!

  • @andygetch  Jan 2016

    Hi Sean, lets do this!