Glenn hails originally from New Brunswick and now makes his home in Brampton, Ontario. In addition to his solo endeavours, he is also one/half of the Celtic and East Coast duo Brown Ale and one/third of the Celtic-Rock trio Celteclectic. Glenn is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, harmonica, mandolin, accordion, bouzouki) who is the President and co-founder of the Brampton Folk Club, the 2009 Brampton Arts Person of the Year and a songwriter who was honoured with the 2011 OCFF Songs From the Heart Winner (Humour). On his latest CD, “Food For Thought”, his familiar Celtic/East Coast sound is coloured with shades of country and western, folk/rock and world music. McFarlane showcases his diverse skills not only as a singer and entertainer, but as a songwriter.
Having written two songs about dulse (“Dulse! (The Maritime Treat)” and “Chicken Bones, Alpine and Dulse”) Glenn is known in some parts as “The Dulse Guy”. Both songs have been featured on the CBC radio show Shift in New Brunswick, and are played regularly on The Tide, 98.1 FM, St. Stephen. On his new album, “Food for Thought”, Glenn has included three songs about shellfish, including a quirky Maritime Rap piece about another of his favourite New Brunswick culinary delights, “Lobster Roll”.
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