First Listen: Michael Kinsella's songs from Tilting, Fogo island
The Sunny Skies, the Clouds and Dwies features lyrics by Kinsella's father and uncle
Michael Kinsella grew up in St. John's, but his family's spiritual home was Tilting, Fogo Island.
Kinsella's parents both came from Tilting, and they were part of a close-knit circle of Tilting ex-patriotes.
"All their friends, when I was growing up, they were all from Tilting," recalled Kinsella.
"So parties, get togethers, social events, it was all Tilting people."
Kinsella's solo album, The Sunny Skies, the Clouds and Dwies: Songs from Tilting, Fogo Island features the lyrics, songs and poems of Kinsella's father, Joseph Kinsella, and his uncle, Leo Kinsella.
"They've always been prolific writers," said Kinsella of his father and uncle.
Michael Kinsella then took their words and set them to music.
Have a listen to Michael Kinsella's interview with Heather Barrett on CBC's Weekend AM.
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