Columnist’s critique off the mark
Columnist Dan MacDonald's comments on Ron Hynes' performance at Wentworth Park ('Stan Rogers Festival rises again,' July 17, Cape Breton Post) were off the mark.
Hynes' speech was certainly not "slurred and difficult to follow," and the slight rasp left in his voice by illness added a new layer of emotion to his interpretation of songs such as "Sonny's Dream."
It would be our loss if he did back away.
My thanks to the organizers of Makin' Waves for bringing an artist of this calibre to town. Catherine Campbell Sydney