Winds of Fire, Winds of Chance, Winds of Change.

Allan is in Mexico til spring, Marianne is in Australia.  
The next album cover may be an image of two people standing back to back, each looking through separate telescopes at opposite horizons. Where these two horizons meet will be…


Spring Tour in Canada

Marianne and I are looking forward to several dates across Canada this Spring. Here is a list of the shows:

Cobourg, Ontario

7 pm, Saturday, April 13, 2019

Meet At 66 King St E,


Fraser & Girard in Concert at Winter Warmer Festival

Marianne and Allan will kick off this year's Winter Warmer Festival in St Andrews, New Brunswick, a small festival meant to help participants feel cozy in the midst of winter. It combines great music in intimate settings, often with the…

St. Andrews, NB Canada


We've played at the local art gallery, Sunbury Shores, Kingsbrae Garden and at guest home, Salty Towers. We met two outstanding musical artists, Owen Steel and Ryan LeBlanc and attended several musical performances since arriving here last May…

Peaceful St. Andrews-by-the-Sea

We are back in beautiful St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada for the summer. We're looking forward to friends, old and new, the fresh seafood omg, spectacular healthy air, and more and more music. We're now starting to consider new recording…

Back to Canada

Our second residency in Fabro, Italy has ended. :-(

We had another spectacular 3 months of Umbrian countryside and cuisine and have several new songs from our experience. Our new album concept is continuing to percolate and we…


Autumn Reunion.

Three months have passed. Allan has been in Halifax NS, and I have just returned from Melbourne AU and the birth of my first grandchild; baby boy Arlo Francis McCaw Girard-King, born July 8, 8 1/2 lbs. 

We are…


Back Home in Canada for Spring and Summer '17

In August 2016, bulldozers appeared on our street in Orangeville and began months of destruction, chaos and dust. Wanting a better view, Marianne and I went to visit a friend in Italy... and stayed. Looking out over the hills of…


Ciao from Italia

We're enjoying immensely our time here in Italy. We're recording new material at Studio G here in Fabro, and finding new rest and inspiration for writing. It would suit us fine to stay here and continue writing for years to…

Quote for May Day

From Quotes of the day. Thanks to songwriter exemplaire  Gretchen Peters and her wonderful, informative site.

Stephen Sondheim’s Three Principles of Lyric Writing
There are only three principles necessary for a lyric writer, all of them familiar truisms. They…