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Name: Brenda Cowbrough

City: Guelph

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I have had the opportunity to see 2 of your concerts at the River Run Centre in Guelph. They were amazing.

Noticed that you are coming to Sanderson Centre in Brantford November 30th. Wondering if you’ll be doing a concert in Guelph, as well?

Guelph misses you!


Sunday June 18, 2017


 


Name: Ann Appelwiess

Guestbook Entry:

Stunning. Simply stunning. 5 star show.


Wednesday May 10, 2017


 


Name: Shirl Boughner

City: Collingwood

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

nice to see your site up again and really like the sound of a Christmas Recording – hope you are doing a Christmas album and you must put Around the Christmas Tree on it – one of my favourites. Have a great summer guys!


Saturday April 29, 2017


 


Name: Steve McLaughlin

City: Petrolia

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I have loved Men of the Deeps music for many years and had the great pleasure of seeing their show in Sarnia Ontario years ago. I love their CD’s and play them often. I do hope the men will come to Sarnia again soon !! Keep up the great music guys!!


Tuesday March 21, 2017


 


Name: Karen Conter

City: Halifax

Province/State: Nova Scotia

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Just got home from the Cohn Auditorium and Symphony NS’s tribute to Rita MacNeil. What a wonderful evening……..!

Men of the Deep……..you are all amazing!!!

If you weren’t there…….you missed a great performance!!

Safe travels, gentlemen, on all your future shows!! You make Nova Scotia, and especially Cape Breton, very proud!!!


Tuesday March 21, 2017


 


Name: Jon Bergson

Guestbook Entry:

Amazing!


Tuesday March 7, 2017


 


Name: Ben Morenzo

Guestbook Entry:

Love the site and music guys, keep it up.


Tuesday February 7, 2017


 


Name: Randy Wolfe

City: Hanson

Province/State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Guestbook Entry:

I just now discovered your music and was quite touched by it. I am a 3rd generation underground coal miner and though I have retired after 38 years in the mines, the people and culture will remain part of my life. Thank you for your music and the stories.


Saturday February 4, 2017


 


Name: Jason Dolsen

City: Lasalle

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

My grandfather, Lloyd Copeland, and great uncle, Billy Copeland were members.


Wednesday February 1, 2017


 


Name: Karuzo Rodriguez

City: Berlin

Province/State: Berlin

Country: Germany

Guestbook Entry:

nice man, thank you!


Monday January 30, 2017


 


Name: Martin Tremblay

City: Quebec

Province/State: Quebec

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Thank you, god bless you


Thursday January 26, 2017


 


Name: Alfredo Boreas

Guestbook Entry:

It is very inspiring having people who face such difficulties in life being given an opportunity to perform in front of an audience.


Wednesday January 4, 2017


 


Name: Thomas Lavy

City: Miami

Province/State: Florida

Country: United States

Guestbook Entry:

Really enjoyed my time great experience


Monday December 19, 2016


 


Name: Gene Scott

Guestbook Entry:

Nice music guys keep up the good work


Monday November 7, 2016


 


Name: Earl Leslie

City: Halifax

Province/State: Nova Scotia

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Hello Gentlemen,
On behalf of myself, Pam Burton and the Halifax Boys’ Honour Choir we wish you all a Happy 50th Anniversary and the very best for a successful concert tour celebration….THANK YOU for all the wonderful memories!

Hope to see you all again soon!

Earl Leslie
Representative
Halifax Boys’ Honour Choir


Monday November 7, 2016


 


Name: Jo-Ann

City: Truro

Province/State: Nova Scotia

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Men of the Deeps…. voices of my dreams!

Thank you so much for the wonderful concert tonight in Truro… my 89 year old mom and I were so well entertained. It was amazing with the CEC Symphonic Band joining in on some tunes. Wish you much success with your upcoming concert dates… lucky people who get to hear you perform next.


Monday November 7, 2016


 


Name: Madeline Young

City: Truro

Province/State: Nova Scotia

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

THANK YOU very very much for coming to our school. I sure the band would agree that this was one of the best concerts we’ve played. We loved your songs and stories and jokes. All of us really enjoyed your visit and we hope you come back and visit us again.

Thanks again to each and everyone of you for stopping in truro and joining us in concert

Madeline Young
Cobequid Educational Center Band Program


Monday November 7, 2016


 


Name: diane king

City: truro

Province/State: Nova Scotia (NS)

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I just have to say what a wonderful concert in Truro enjoyed it very much .The school band did a great job Kudos to everyone .


Monday November 7, 2016


 


Name: Ian Juby

City: Kingston

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

7 years ago I started a men’s choir here in Kingston, the Kingston Capital Men’s Chorus, and on that concert we sang Working Man and the Spring Hill Mine Disaster. Tonight, 7 years later we’re singing Working Man in concert to raise funds for a local food kitchen called Martha’s Table. In May of 2017 we will sing Spring Hill in a concert to celebrate Canada 150 a concert featuring songs written and arranged by Canadian composers.
Thank you for your music!
Ian


Monday November 7, 2016


 


Name: Douglas A MacLean

City: NEW MINAS (Canaan)

Province/State: NS

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

My family has many friends from the choir from the original group to present. My father (deceased 1958) and Mother (still with us, thankfully!) were from Glace Bay and Dominion. My maternal grandfather worked as a coal weigher and my father worked in the mine briefly. We have seen many concerts and purchased all of the music that the choir has produced that we know of. Every time we see or hear of the choir we think back to our roots in the Cape Breton area and our cottage in Round Island where I spent many summer vacations with my Grandmother and Great-Uncle (a miner for his working life). Please keep up the good music and educating the world of the beauty of Cape Breton Island and the hard, dangerous work in the mines that leads to such camaraderie among the miners.


Thursday November 3, 2016


 


Name: wayne martin

City: Nanaimo/Glace Bay

Province/State: British Columbia

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

403-655 Poplar St,


Tuesday November 1, 2016


 


Name: De Sledge

City: Eddyville

Province/State: KY

Country: United States

Guestbook Entry:

A friend shared a Google search about you guys, and I’ve spent the afternoon listening you bittersweet music. I have a great friend from Coalmont, Tennessee who lost her husband many years ago in a mining accident and what a wonderful group of friends, really more like family, came to her aid with so much love and support. If only we could all be like the mining community, prayers for all of you & your families….Keep up the music, it was awesome!!


Tuesday November 1, 2016


 


Name: wayne martin

City: Nanaimo/Glace Bay

Province/State: British Columbia

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

403-655 Poplar St,


Wednesday October 26, 2016


 


Name: Shirl Boughner

City: Collingwood

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

hi guys, hope all is well with all of you. Just had to show you what is playing at our little Gayety theatre. It’s getting rave reviews
Beneath Springhill
This is the incredible story of Maurice Ruddick, “the singing miner,” an African-Canadian who survived nine days underground during the historic Springhill mining disaster of 1958.


Monday September 26, 2016


 


Name: Doris Barrett

City: London

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Dear MEN OF THE DEEPS;
I just received your latest CD: COAL TO GOLD. (Thank you Bill MacPherson for sending it to me.) I enjoyed it so very, very much. Thank you also for including Rita McNeil. Maybe, God willing, you will bless London again, sometime soon, with your presence.
All the best to you and your families,
DORIS


Tuesday September 20, 2016


 


Name: George & Pat Martell

City: Calgary

Province/State: Alberta

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

We were down on vacation in Aug and had to stay until the 16th to attend your concert at the Museum. I must say it brought back great memories as my father Art used to be in the group. What a great concert and know that you will be around for some time to come. Keep up the great singing guys and you will always have a place in our heart.


Tuesday September 13, 2016


 


Name: Shirl, Bob and Adrian

City: Collingwood

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Hi guys, just wanted to say thanks for the “short” serenade on Amazing Race tonight. Good to see Louisbourg again too.
take care,


Wednesday August 31, 2016


 


Name: Fred Young

City: Winnipeg

Province/State: Manitoba

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

My mom was a MacDonald born in North Sydney. Became a flatlander later in life.
One of my favourite places is the museum.
Seen “The Men”. Makes my heart warm.


Wednesday August 31, 2016


 


Name: Leigh McAdam

City: Calgary

Province/State: Alberta

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Thank you so very much for your out of this world performance at the final night of out Travel Media Association Conference (TMAC). Your music made my soul sing.


Thursday June 30, 2016


 


Name: Andrew Kane

City: Barrie

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I just wanted to take the time to say thank you all for bringing your music to the world. My grandfather (father’s side) lived in Glace Bay and worked in the coal mines, and if my memory serves, he likely could have worked side by side with many of the original members of the group. My grandfather died when I was still only 10 or so years old. He died from lung cancer from the mines, I’m sad to say. My father introduced me to your music many years ago and I wanted to take the time to thank you all for creating it.

Specifically, the song Working Man always makes me feel a deep connection to my roots. While I’ve grown up in Ontario the majority of life (my father having moved here to find work to support our family), I’ve always felt a connection to the miners of the island that can only come from one’s heritage.

So once again, thank you for shining a light on the culture I’m so proud to be descended from, and for representing Cape Breton so well globally.


Sunday June 26, 2016


 


Name: Hjordis Nielsen

City: Oxford

Province/State: Nova Scotia

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Sorry to have missed your concert in Springhill on Saturday, (had to work) Understand that you will be performing in Truro as part of your 50th anniversary tour. When and Where will you be, would love to come


Wednesday June 22, 2016


 


Name: Joyce and Joe Vander Kwaak

City: Terrace

Province/State: British Columbia

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

4833 McConnell Ave
We thoroughly enjoyed your program in Springhill, Nova Scotia last night. Sadly, we missed Rita. Thought of her continually. T’was a nice tribute to her. We wondered if Stephen Muise was a music teacher. A very talented gent!! Would attend again if you ‘d come to our area??? A smooth, enjoyable night. Thanks.


Wednesday June 22, 2016


 


Name: Maxine Veinot

City: Bridgewater

Province/State: Nova Scotia

Country: Nova Scotia

Guestbook Entry:

WOW!!!! Was Mom and her sister ever pleased with your performance last night in Springhill, NS!
AND I was also pleased and shocked at how GREAT you all can sing!!!
Men of the Deeps – YOU ROCK!!!
Can’t wait for next show we attend!
Maxine


Wednesday June 22, 2016


 


Name: Natalie Neprily

City: St. Catharines

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I would like to extend my most heartfelt congratulations to The Men of the Deeps on your 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Thank you so very much for including St. Catharines on your recent tour of St. Catharines. We were truly blessed to have you here and I hope you all felt welcomed. The performance was amazing. Stephen Muise, you are a very talented and gifted musician. It was a pleasure to see all the men mingling with the crowd after the performance. It was a pleasure to have an opportunity to meet you. Thank you to Kevin for taking the time to chat with my mom and me. My mom’s dad
in the mines in Timmins. Also, thank you to the kind, handsome, left handed gentleman with the mustache for all the hugs and signing my 50th Anniversary CD, from the “pretty girl” in St. Catharines. I wish you all continued success and hope that St. Catharines makes it on your next tour of Ontario. One request, please add “She’s Called Nova Scotia” as one of the songs you sing. It is my favourite. The Men of the Deeps are wonderful Ambassadors of Cape Breton and of Canada. It makes me proud to be a Canadian.


Tuesday May 10, 2016


 


Name: Dilys Haughton

City: Cambridge

Province/State: On

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

We attended you Burlington Ontario concert. It was one of the most memorable concerts we have ever attended. The music was excellent and we learned about coal mining. The support of the choir for each other was wonderful. The stories remain with us, and we continue to listen to our new CD. Thanks for such a wonderful experience.


Tuesday May 10, 2016


 


Name: Karen Holmes

City: Barrie

Province/State: On

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Hi gents. Love your music and I especially love the fact that you used to play with Rita MacNeal. Let me know when your in town next and I’ll check out your concert in my shorts.


Tuesday May 10, 2016


 


Name: Kristen Holmes

City: Holland Landing

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I thought it was Min of the Deeps. Keep on playing boys!


Tuesday May 10, 2016


 


Name: Cyril MacNeil

City: Sussex

Province/State: New Brunswick

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Hi Guys,
I tried to send you an anniversary email this past weekend but I don’t think it went through. I was thinking of you on Saturday & Sunday as you celebrated your 50th Anniversary, what a tremendous achievement and I am honored to have been a very small part of it. Ironically I am writing this email to you from the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, the same place we had our photo taken with Rita 30 years ago…it was quite a flashback as I walked around this place. Yesterday, May 1 was the 30th anniversary of the start of Expo 86 which is my favorite memory of being with the group. Congratulations to each of you, it has been quite a journey for the group, may it continue for many more years to come.


Tuesday May 3, 2016


 


Name: Cyril MacNeil

City: New Line

Province/State: NB

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Guys,
What an amazing ride and I am grateful to havebeen a small part of it. Ironically, I will be in Vancover tomorrow to accept a safety awarsd on behalf of our company. Speaking of Vancouver, I will always remember Tommy & Eddie Tighe on Wreck Beach…somehow their rear ends became sun burned but thats another story.
Cyril


Tuesday May 3, 2016


 


Name: Steve McLaughlin

City: Petrolia

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Men of the Deeps came to Sarnia Ontario quite a few years ago now and put on the best musical performance I could have hoped for. Coming from the east coast myself, their music brought “home” back to me. I truly hope we’ll see Men of the Deeps back in Sarnia in the future!!


Friday April 22, 2016


 


Name: diane king

City: truro

Province/State: nova scotia

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

would love to see these guys come to truro


Wednesday April 20, 2016


 


Name: Laura Bailey

City: Chatham

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Thank you for a wonderful show on April 14th. Again thank you for your kindness and hugs. You will hold a special place in my heart.

P.S. Hi Bill.


Monday April 18, 2016


 


Name: Tara Semperger

City: Windsor

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I was at the Capitol Theatre in Chatham last night to see your performance. You’re a very talented group of men and always put on a great show. Thank you for doing the songs that you’ve performed with Rita MacNeil in the past too … what a lovely tribute 🙂 Steven said that you were possibly looking into coming back for a show around Christmas time in December … I do hope that’s true!


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Margaret Stubbert Marcovecchio

City: Kingsville

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

My husband and I enjoyed your show in Chatham last evening. Your music brings out many emotions including respect towards all the men and boys who spent their lives in the mines. My grandfather Robert and many family members were coal miners in Cape Breton and the wonderful tunes that were performed brought back memories, thankyou & Cheers!!


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Pat Barr

City: Burlington

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

It was great working with you and hearing you sing in Burlington last night! Most fun I’ve had on a volunteer shift. Thank you for the CD – am listening to it now.


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Michele McGuire

City: North Bay

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Thank you for your wonderful concert last night! It was my first time hearing all of you in person and I was thrilled to be invited by a dear friend.

I live in Sudbury, Ontario and although the mining is nickel, the stories and tragedies are the same. My husband, his brothers. Father, uncles, cousins and nephews ..three generations in all, have worked in the nickel mines in sudbury.

When you spoke of the explosion of 1982 it reminded me of the Springhill disaster of 1956. A dear friends father perished in that disaster, when Rose Lynn was a child. His name was Chaisson.

Your songs and stories brought tears to my eyes as I felt the pain and suffering agony of loss that her mother must have felt that day. She was strong and raised her children well. Rose’s brother went on to be a medical doctor and devoted his career to caring for families in his home town, Antigonish, NS.

God bless you all,

Michele McGuire


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Louise & Keith MacDonald

City: Orillia

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

We have on many occasions enjoyed men of the deeps and our latest was Friday night April 8th.The
final song brought tears to our eyes as we watched the joy you brought to the young man you brought up on the stage.
We have experience this feeling with our grandson Cody , who also has down syndrome.


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Bonney Smith

City: Barrie

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I attended your show in Barrie last night and it was the most moving performance I have ever had the privilege of seeing. I lost my Dad and my brother-in-law in farming accidents and your performance brought those to mind and highlighted the dangers of working underground in the mines. I applaud you for your courage to have worked in the mines and bringing the story to us in such a moving and remarkable show. You are a tribute to Cape Breton and the work you have done. Thank you for an excellent show!


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: JimYoungson

City: Granton

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Saw your performance in London On, you guy are great!


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: karen Maher

City: ottawa

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Saw the concert at Center pointe Apr 5 2016. Wonderful as always. The passion and heart you sing with can be felt in each song. You walk the life of a miner. God Bless. Karen


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Val & Bob Easby

City: St. Catharines

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

My Husband and I really enjoyed your show in Brantford on Wednesday the 6th of April.
I was wondering where I could get the t-shirts, hats and key chains from. I don’t even know how much they were. We got your new CD from Coal to Gold.We have the other four CD’s. We got these in 2012 when you were in Brantford.
Have a great tour and hope to hear your choir again.
Thanks.
Val and Bob Easy


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Joyce Sparks

City: Toronto

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I was so pleased to be able to see the choir yesterday April 6 in Brantford. What a delightful show! I was so moved and impressed with the amount of talent your choir produced. I can only imagine how tiring it must be to take such a production on the road. But then you all seem to enjoy the music. Congratulations on presenting an outstanding show and thank you so much for bringing it to Ontario. I couldn’t help but feel so proud to be able to say you belong to Canada. What a treasure you are. Keep it up. Sincerely Joyce Sparks


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Taunia Closson

City: Markham

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Hi,

I just want to say hi to Uncle Bob. He is my mom’s uncle (Wendy Cahoon). I and my family will be watching tonight in Markham, Ontario. I visited Uncle Bob in Cape Breton Island when I was 2 years old. That was a really long time ago now. Looking forward to tonight. (April 7, 2016)


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Greg Schmidt

City: Nepean

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Attended at Centerpoint Theatre last evening– Very moving performance and reminder of what miners have contributed to this country


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Delores MacAdam/Aron Gabor

City: Perth

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

wonderful show in Ottawa–Centre pointe theater
thank you hope you enjoyed the birthday cake and some ….beer on the road


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Marlene Rippey

City: Ottawa

Province/State: Nova Scotia (NS)

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

A wonderful show to celebrate your 50 years! I enjoyed an amazing selection of songs stories dance and humour.


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Margaret MacKenzie Harris

City: Ottawa

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Great show tonight in Nepean!


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Susan and Jerry

City: Ottawa

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Awesome concert tonight! I can say that I saw the show and bought the T shirt – No Toronto Maple Leafs Jersey being buried with me 🙂


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Wendy Williamson-Scrim

City: Ottawa

Province/State: Ont.

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Fabulous show this evening in Ottawa (well, Nepean). Kudos to Stephen for putting together a great show.
Nipper and Jim and Yogi and Shane were just as wonderful as ever.
Lots of love to Jack – hope you’ll be on the next tour.
Wendy & Mike


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: J.M.

City: Brantford

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

We’re attending your April 6, 2016 at the Sanderson Theatre in Brantford, Ontario. I’m married to a coal miner’s daughter, born and raised in Sunderland, England. Her father was strong like a horse and, because of his intense physical labour, he also ate like a horse! Her family triumphed over some darker days when he was sick or off the job due to an injury. He did what he did, no complaints, for Marie and her brother and sister and his wife, well past what we would today refer to as the age of retirement.
We too would love to meet with the performers after the performance. If this isn’t possible perhaps a casual mention of Marie and her “da” could be made during their performance?


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Joan R

City: Belleville

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I took in the April 2/16 show this afternoon at Belleville’s Empire Theatre. I loved it. The selection of songs was awesome and the words of a few brought a tear to my eye. But when Stephen Muise read the letter written by a granddaughter of a miner who had lost his life a number of years ago in a mine explosion and the Miners followed up by singing her favourite song, the whole audience was moved. It was a nice touch with some of the stories and of the jokes.


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Catherine Cookman

City: Vineland

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

So pleased to be in the audience at the new PAC in St Catharines to enjoy the Men of the Deeps performance. It is always a pleasure and a moving experience whenever I hear those stories and songs.I first heard the men’s choir at a rehearsal session in 1977. John (Jack) O’Donnell was the professor of a history of music course at the university in Antigonish. My friend from New Waterford,whose father had been a miner,was also taking the music course. She asked Mr. ODonnell if we could drive down with him and listen to the choir rehearse. He said you are welcome to come and off we went. The conversation along the way was about music and many other topics of interest. I was sorry Mr. O’Donnell was unable to be part of this tour and wish him a speedy recovery.


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: TL Hannon

City: Milton

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

My mother and I went to the Milton performance last night. The depth and colour of your singing is wonderful. The richness of your harmonies was heard in a number of the songs. I don’t think the sound system was set up very well though.
We have family in Cape Breton along the Margaree, in Twin Rock Valley and Scotsville. Even though there is no mining history in our family, it is a thread in the fabric that is our heritage.
Thank you for sharing your at-home hospitality with us. Thank you also for 50 years of song and continuing to bring awareness of the history and the impact that mining has had to community and family.


Sunday April 17, 2016


 


Name: Sarah yeomans

City: Milton

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

We’re attending the April 1st show at the Milton living arts center. I was in contact months ago regarding my grandmother meeting the boys. She’s a cape Breton native. She had many brothers work the mines. Would it be possible to have her meet them after the show?


Thursday March 31, 2016


 


Name: Kathy

City: Niagara on the lake

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

We have enjoyed many concerts. The most memorable was at the Elora Festival in the Gambrel barn in Elora, Ontario in the 90’s. After the concert ‘the men’ and their wives came back to our home for a ‘mini ceilidh’ in our kitchen for a reception of about 100 people. They sang again and we had smoked salmon shrimp oysters etc. It was so memorable for so many. Maybe some of the choristers will remember. Anyway we look forward to this Saturday’s concert in St. Catharines, ON !!!’ We also lived in Dartmouth NS and went to Cape Breton a number of times. See you Saturday! Kathy and Tim Taylor


Wednesday March 30, 2016


 


Name: Daniel Lach

City: Etchingham

Province/State: East sussex

Country: United Kingdom

Guestbook Entry:

Hello from England. Simply wanted to thank you and let you know that Diamonds in the Rough remains my favorite album of all time.


Monday March 21, 2016


 


Name: Bob Mac Lean

City: North Bay

Province/State: Ont.

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Formerly from Good Old Glace Bay. I grew up there untill I was 17 then joined the Air Force. My brothers Maclean and MacLean told me about The Men of Deeps I have vever seen them live but did see them on T.V. with Rita Mac Neil Great show. I am going to see their show in North Bay and am hoping to meet some of the Men to Shake their Hands


Monday March 21, 2016


 


Name: Brian Hannigan

City: Barrie

Province/State: ON

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

dedication & bravery unmatched!


Sunday March 20, 2016


 


Name: Dawn VanBeelen

City: Saint John

Province/State: NB

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Saw you guys at the Imperial Theatre in early 90’s with Rita and in Sussex a few years ago – wonderful choir. I love singing along with your CDS.
Would be so great to see you back in Saint John soon – any plans?


Monday February 8, 2016


 


Name: Bruce MacDonald

City: Dartmouth

Province/State: Nova Scotia

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Always enjoy seeing you when I can. Congratulation on 50 years. How time flies. I remember the times back in the 80’s at the Sydney Curling Club when you would perform at the Ann Terry Curl for Cancer Spiel after the banquet. And of course in true Cape Breton fashion it didn’t end then but continued into the night down in the lounge.


Wednesday January 6, 2016


 


Name: Sandy Keeler

City: Kingston

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I have tickets to your concert in Kingston Ont., at the Grand Theatre for April 9/16. I am so excited, can hardly wait to see you all again.
The last time you performed here at the Grand I treated my mother, and brother to your concert, we enjoyed it so much.
This year myself, my brother, niece and daughter are all front row…..we are so looking forward to hearing, seeing you all.
Can’t wait, safe travels on all your tours.,
Sandy Keeler


Monday December 28, 2015


 


Name: Eileen (Foley) MacDonald

City: Upper Tantallon

Province/State: Nova Scotia

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Love the Men of the Deeps, great singers and conductor. Have seen them at the Miners’ Museum, in Halifax and in Calgary with Rita MacNeil. Hope to hear them many more times. Do you send email notices of up coming concerts?


Tuesday December 22, 2015


 


Name: Roy Nutter

City: Morgantown

Province/State: WV

Country: USA

Guestbook Entry:

Visited the coal mine museum August of 2015 and discovered you.
Have so enjoyed the CD.
Since we are coal mining country, this all hits home very hard.
When are you coming to West Virginia ?
…Roy Nutter, Prof
West Virginia University


Saturday November 28, 2015


 


Name: David Watts

City: Fort McMurray

Province/State: Ab

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I remember the first concert held at the Paramount theatre I’m New Waterford.
The opening night of the NS International Tatoo.
Taping a Christmas Special with Anne Murray and Alan Thicke in Dartmouth.
My dad, Dave was one of the originals of the chorus and as a result I had the privilege of attending so many of the significant events that the guys participated in.
2016 will be 50 years since the first time this choir stood together wearing pit boots,black shirts and miners hats complete with pit lamps

Carry on guys. You continue to be one of the greatest ambassadors Cape Breton has ever known.

Dave Watts
Fort McMurray AB


Tuesday November 10, 2015


 


Name: Jim/Linda Covey

City: Truro

Province/State: N.S.

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Saw your show at Celtic Colours in St. Anns on Saturday.Will always remember.You guys are awesome.Such a wonderful performance!


Sunday October 18, 2015


 


Name: Dave Riley

City: Marshfield

Province/State: MA

Country: USA

Guestbook Entry:

This is GREAT… I got to talk with one of The Men Of The Deeps who had mutual connections…\

Very interesting… 73s

Keep North America Singing…


Saturday October 10, 2015


 


Name: Leif Nilsson

City: Stockholm

Country: Sweden

Guestbook Entry:

I saw you on you tube with Rita MacNeil doing working man. I didn’t know who you were so I checked it up. Finding out you were coal miners really put the performance in another perspective, it really put feelings into it. Great you guys!


Thursday October 1, 2015


 


Name: Judy Horodnyk

City: Deep River

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I really love your music! Listened to your CD as we toured Cape Breton, the rest of Nova Scotia, P.E.I., and New Brunswick this summer. I sang and cried as I listened-beautiful stories set to music. Thank you for sharing them with us. We visited the Mine Museum in Glace Bay two years ago-don’t know how men can do that job, takes a lot of nerve. Hope I can attend one of your concerts in Ontario for your 50th anniversary.


Friday September 25, 2015


 


Name: Terry Smith

City: Mira

Province/State: NS

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Looking forward to seeing you guys at Celtic Colours!


Saturday September 12, 2015


 


Name: Jenn Harnish

City: Bridgewater

Province/State: Nova Scotia

Guestbook Entry:

A wonderful show on July 30th at the South Shore Exhibition! From those of us who have had many opportunities to see you to my personal first time, thank you!


Friday July 31, 2015


 


Name: Aline Amero

City: Meteghan

Province/State: Nova Scotia

Country: canada

Guestbook Entry:

Bridgewater show was great. Hope you will visit again. Glad I got to reconnect with an old friend I hadn’t spoken in years.


Friday July 31, 2015


 


Name: Dave

Guestbook Entry:

Great concert in Louisbourg….Loved it


Wednesday July 22, 2015


 


Name: Maureen

City: Louisbourg

Province/State: N.S.

Country: Can.

Guestbook Entry:

Since moving to Louisbourg 18 mos. ago, I enjoyed my 3rd concert of MOD last evening at The Playhouse.
Immigrant Eyes is very special to me as my grandpa worked the mines in Lancashire, Eng. and then looking for a better life in the early ’30s, moved his young family to Canada where he then worked the mines in Fernie, B.C. As you sang this poignant song last night, I could see my grandfather’s immigrant blue eyes. Thanks for a great performance.
M.C.


Monday July 13, 2015


 


Name: James Klaassen

City: St. Jean Baptiste

Province/State: Manitoba

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I saw your show at the Louisburg Playhouse last night. It was a great show! About 6 years ago I saw you.


Monday July 13, 2015


 


Name: Dick Ireland

City: olympia

Province/State: Washington

Country: United States

Guestbook Entry:

I am the brother of Louise Simons. She was significant other and Life partner with Bobby Roper Because of that, I call Bobby my S.O.B. which stands for “Significant Other Brother in law!!!” Today on the 7th day of the 7th month was her birthday. Bobby n I talk on her birthday and remember her. If you old enough you would remember her as she very active in choral singing. Do call Bobby the “SOB” for me at your Louisburg concert. Love your music n work Jack.
Love to all n see you in Edmonton or Vancouver on ur 50th. Fond regards. Dick ireland


Tuesday July 7, 2015


 


Name: Lorel Life

City: Peterborough

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Thank you for continuing to tell the story of the miners of CB. Your wonderful signing has been a part of the real Canadian tradition for almost 50 years and I and my family are very thankful for these memories. Long may you continue to sing!!!


Tuesday June 30, 2015


 


Name: adrian & shirl

City: collingwood

Province/State: on

Country: canada

Guestbook Entry:

hey guys – we were talking to someone at the dog park yesterday and his son in law has a relative in the group but he couldn’t remember who it was. He said he met you in Parry Sound when you were in Southern Ontario 3 years ago. And speaking of touring we are very much in need of a Men tour around here. It’s been way too long. Hope you are all well. Special hello to Bob Roper from Adrian.


Monday February 16, 2015


 


Name: Kara Fleming

City: Barrie

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

I was blessed to see you in Sydney Mines on September 28, 2014 which happen to be our first wedding anniversary.We may have been the youngest couple in the crowd but I have never enjoyed a concert more than I enjoyed yours. I sang along with many of your songs and even caught a couple of the men noticing that I knew every word. You gentlemen are true stars. I am so glad I had the chance to see you preform in person. Thank you for not only your music and your stories but for the work you have done.


Monday February 16, 2015


 


Name: Karen Murphy

City: mississauga

Province/State: ont

Country: canada

Guestbook Entry:

what glorious music! Brings happiness to my heart, memories of my Da, coming home with his’pit can’….and ‘dark around his eyes. Thank you so much for making those memories so vivid. God bless you all.


Monday February 16, 2015


 


Name: Phil Hall

City: Dartmouth

Province/State: Nova Scotia

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

it’s always a moving experience to see and hear what keeps memories of cape Breton close to us. Hard struggles of the past turn into what lets us know how we got to where we are in our lives today .Thank each and everyone past and present of the Men of the Deeps.


Wednesday December 31, 2014


 


Name: Sandra Young

City: Cartier

Province/State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Watched Rita MacNeil presents Men of the Deeps. Really enjoyed the program, it brought back memories of my Dad and some other miners I knew.


Wednesday December 31, 2014


 


Name: Barbara & Kerry Davis

City: Indianapolis

Province/State: IN

Country: USA

Guestbook Entry:

Thank you so much for sharing your music and stories with us at Celtic Colours.


Wednesday December 31, 2014


 


Name: Rose

City: Calgary

Province/State: Alberta

Guestbook Entry:

Attended a recent performance. Excellent! Also had a chance to meet some of the guys afterwards incl. Mel and Bill. Wonderful people.


Wednesday December 31, 2014


 


Name: MYRA DULMAGE

City: GLACE BAY

Province/State: NS

Country: CANADA

Guestbook Entry:

i love listening to Men of The Deeps


Wednesday December 31, 2014


 


Name: Kevin Currie

City: Charlottetown

Province/State: Prince Edward Island

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Awesome performance in Charlottetown!


Wednesday December 31, 2014


 


Name: Bev Jinks

City: Port Colborne

Province/State: Ontario

Guestbook Entry:

Thank you for a great concert tonight at the Miner’s Museum. I am glad i made it home in time to see you. I hope to see you soon.


Wednesday December 31, 2014


 


Name: Thom Shields

City: Middle Sackville

Province/State: Nova Scotia

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

looking forward to your concerts when they come to Halifax


Wednesday December 31, 2014


 


Name: The Veld family

Province/State: Ontario

Guestbook Entry:

Hi Bill and the rest of the men. We really enjoyed your concert at the museum Aug.12th!


Wednesday December 31, 2014


 


Name: kathleen mac cormack

City: Dominion

Province/State: N.S.

Country: Canada

Guestbook Entry:

Absolutely fabulous a great tribute to our miners and our island


Wednesday December 31, 2014


 


Name: Dennis Frobish

City: Orange Paark

Province/State: Florida

Country: US

Guestbook Entry:

Attended the June 24 performance at the Museum. You knocked my socks off. Thanks for a great evening.


Wednesday December 31, 2014