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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/166268340244887/
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.
|#1||A Shot Rings Out||
|#4||Too Often Broken||
|#5||You give my rainbows their colors back again @arthurrossi||
|#6||Reach for the Rafters||
|#7||Wishing for What You Have Not||
|#9||Who Gave Grandpa a Ukulele||
|#10||Reptile Education @janeg||
|#11||The Last Last Time||
|#14||Everybody Needs a Train Song||
|#15||Ever So Cold||
|#16||I don't wanna hear||
|#17||Computer Says No - Ukabilly Version @jaegerin||
|#18||Deep Freeze Nightmare||
|#19||Unfinished ACRONYM SKIRMISH doggerel||
|#22||Towards a Reinaissance||
Hi Sean...thanks very much for your comment on my song as well as the mention on the recommended thread...it is much appreciated!! Congrats on your winning FAWM!
Thanks for your comment on Hey Babe!
Thanks for the comments DTG/Sean!
No worries man. Congrats on your 20th! We'll catch up next year this time, and plan on a collabo for then.
Ha! I knew Uke sounded familiar, kinda like that theme to Degrassi Jr High???
Sure, I'd be up for a collab. What do you have in mind?
Thanks so much for the comments and the recommendation!
Also: "ukeabilly" is an awesome tag!
Thank you so much for your comment, and your recommendation! I am truly humbled.
Love "* If necessary, continue forward even if I can’t discern the muse."
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".
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
Sean: Yes, I would be up for a Fahey-McGaughey collaboration!
Well Sean, for better or worse, I posted it up
Thanks for the lovely comment on Platonic Love Song!! Happy FAWM'ing
am on the way home, so sorry no time to listen, will later tonight.
looking forward to your version of janes words.
cheers from vienna
Thank you for the kind words.
Thank you so much for the recommendation man!
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:-)
Thank you! You must have been reading mine while I was listening to yours.
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...
Thanks for the comment on "Origins," Sean. Meri did such a great job with it.
Thanks for your comment on my songwriter retreat song!
Sean! That was the sweetest things ever to post on my Soundboard, nice to be back and to see you again, thank you!
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!
Sweet. thank you
Hey Sean, nice to find a familiar face here. See you in March!
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...
Thank you very much!
I really appreciate your kind words on Airport Song!
Thank you so much for your comments on Cut me out!!
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!!
Ducttape, no, he rolled my SPIDER MAN.
I got lucky.
And, my knowledge is extremely low, which made for an entertaining song.
Hey. Totally recorded on Garage Band. Drums and bass are from their system. Guitar and lead played by myself. Thanks for the review.
Thanks for commenting on my song! The future is now! Hoverboards and robot rhythm sections for everyone!
nice tune Sean!
Good to see you back Sean! I'm looking forward to some new songs from you! Have a great FAWM!
Hey! Here's a code for the app. You should be able to enter this at checkout!
\m/ let's do this.
Hey Sean! Happy FAWM 2016! Let's do this!!
I hope you have a great FAWM
Welcome back Sean. Looks like it'sgonna be a goodun'
Hey There! Good to see you as well! Here's to a good round of 2016 FAWMing!!
Happy FAWM Sean!
w00t! nice to see you again Sean!
Nice to see you back again!
Hi Sean, lets do this!