A couple of summers ago I had the great good fortune of being able to spend some time and travel in Newfoundland and of course, I fell in love with the place. Its rugged beauty, its generous/courteous/downhome people, its musical heritage and its history were all so endearing.It all inspired this new song "In Marystown" which recounts a brief history of the cod fishing industry which was decimated by the collapse of the cod stocks due to overfishing, so much so that a moratorium on cod fishing (other than "game fishing", for which there is a daily quota of 5 cod per person) came into effect back in '92. This song is told from the perpective of a young lobster fisherman whose ancestors, like SO many others were cod fishermen. Though he song DOES deal with the sad story of the collapse of the cod fishing industry, I think denotes a pride of heritage/ancestry, a pride in being a Newfoudlander, a pride in doing an honest day's work, and a desire to stay true to who you are at the core. I give you "In Marystown". THIS one features the awesome talents of Chris McGuire on piano and button box, his daughter Molly McGuire on penny whistle and Jim Mulveney on acoustic guitar and mandolin...I am deeply endebted to them all. Thanks for listening.