The votes are in and fully audited.

Last week, with a wintry €25 Golden Discs voucher on offer, I asked: What’s your favourite song by a Canadian artist?

You replied in your dozens – creating a collection of genuinely fine Canadian choonage. Thank you.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan by Buffy Sainte-Marie

Specific Gravity writes:

‘I absolutely adore this evocative and v moving song by the remarkable Buffy Sainte-Marie. The wonderful Katell Keineg did a cover version of it on NIghthawks with Shay Healy in the early nineties and it still haunts me. Love it.’


The Needle And The Damage Done by Neil Young

Ragamuffin writes:

‘My favourite Neil Young track, a poignant song about the desolation caused by heroin addiction in the 70s. Undoubtedly a great song, but the reason I particularly love it is because it reminds me of driving in the car as a kid with my dad. A deadpan RTÉ Radio 1 presenter ended an otherwise boring segment about oul ones knitting with this track and my dad nearly crashed the car he was laughing so hard. The next day he went out and bought me Harvest on CD, and to this day its one of my all time favourite albums.’


River by Joni Mitchell

Henry Porter writes:

‘A melancholy Christmas song. Perfect for these times.’

Nick says: Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

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5 thoughts on “O Canada

  1. Slightly Bemused

    There can be only one!

    Well done, Henry. Beautiful choice.

    I once tried to learn that, at a time my fingers knew where the strings on the guitar was. Let me just say I am glad there are no recordings :-)

    Joni was, is and always will be a legend

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