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All my  upcoming  music  concerts ,  slide shows,   book  readings , and talks   will now  be  publicized on  the  multi  award  winner  Safina  Center's  networks (SUNY  at  Stoneybrook NY ) for which  I  am  most  grateful  and would urge  you  to  suppport     ........     to  follow  all their  current related   ecology, ocean  conservation,  wild life  and animal  sentience  stories  please go to :  safinacenter.org/events/

Recent   and  Upcoming    presentations  in Toronto.  ON

At the  TPL   Feb 21/19  ....A Valentine's Day  Concert ....Love songs in  4  languages for  a full house  audience..............................I  am always  most grateful  to be  accompanied  by  the ace  fiddler/ guitarist/mandoist   James  Mackie.......this  show  was very  highly   appraised.............and  there'll be  a repeat....................

NL   trad  songs  old  and  new   plus  tin pan  ally  pop  songs   from  the  30s, 40s  and  50s   with anecdotal  commentary  on the  music.............May   23    1:30 pm  -2;30  pm  at   Meighen  Retirement  Residence  Toronto ON.          

Upcoming  at the TPL  in  2019   a slide show of  my  years (  1961-1964)  living in Whale  Cove  Hudson Bay      collecting  beluga   whales  for the long  defunct Fisheries Research  Board of Canada (  arctic unit)  ....at the time of  Inuit resettlement   from a  nomadic  life  style  to  settlement life.

Also at  Northern   Branch  TPL  Nov  2019   and  March  2020.......... there will be concerts  of  NL  and  Brit  Isles   folk  music   at   one  and a torch  song   concert   (  pop  and  jazz)  from Broadway  and  films  at  another  ... 

Upcomming   in Nova  Scotia :

At the  Maritime  Museum of the Atlantic  Halifax  NS    July  16/19   .....  A Newfoundland  Sounds   concert on the  Tuesday  Nite Tunes  pgm   .. held   dockside  weather permitting...our  last  two   appearances  here well  very  well  attended   and  enthusastically  received   by  our  full house  audiences.

At the  Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic  Lunnenburg  NS.... probably  around  the  same  time :   I   will gived e a talk  on  my  personal   connection to  items   currently on display  at the museum    concerning  the rescue  in  Dec   1945 of the  entire crew ,   18  men, of the trawler  Gale by  her  sister trawler  Breaker  (  both fishing out of  Boston  Mass).  Breaker  was captained by my late  uncle  Capt   Jack  Halley   a Newfoundland  man......an event  commemorated in   epic ballad still hanging at Sal  Bartolo`s  Cafe    ,  199 Sumner  St  Boston  Mass.  The  half  hour  talk  will be  folllowed by a   MUSIC  CONCERT OF  NEWFOUNDLAND MUSIC.


I  wish  to thank the  much  honoured   and highly  valuable  ecology  conservation  group   The SAFINA  CENTER   at  SONY   in  Stoneybrook  NY  for  including  notices  of my  shows on all  their  networks....



 AVAILABLE      a new live cd  recording  "Newfoundland Sounds" of a concert  hosted by the Toronto Public Library  where I'm joined by  ace fiddler  James McKie and the shanty group Pressgang Mutiny   

Chaim Tannenbaum :           
 Hello John
I thought I might just let you know that I enjoy listening to your attached songs , an unsolicited and unexpected pleasure.

 Lovely recording and tunes .  Thank you for sharing them.   Let me know if yoy want me to distribute them. 
 Craig Hamm
Founder of Irish Music Ottawa.
Chairperson ,   Ottawa Irish Arts

thanks for your cds.   I've promoted them on my Radio Merkury shows aired across Europe  and recommended them in press arcticles. Please put me on your mailing list for future releases.
Dionizy  Piatkowski
internationally known ethnomusicologist /impressario ,  jazz/ world music educator/  writer----- press/radio presenter  on Europe's  Radio Merkury.............. 

Second Helping: Newfoundland Labrador Nunavut and Travels ...


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Endorsements  for Molasses Bread and Tea

 I am just back from Peru. Thanks for writing. 
 In just a few lines you painted a heartbreaking
image that  obviously still feels vivid for you. 
Thanks for sharing, though it’s a disturbing little window on a wider world of inflicted pain.
Carl (Safina)  .......Ocean Ecologist ( Song for the Blue Ocean, Beyond Words, Voyage of the Turtle)


"Many thanks for sending us your piece. I enjoyed it and am flattered that you should send it to me for

Publication”. Alexander Goldsmith

Editor, Geographical Magazine, June, 1993 

(official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society London UK)



"John Christopher's writing provides a fascinating and important insight into the little-known but hugely important scientific work carried out among the ice floes of Labrador and Newfoundland" - Dr Stephen Haddelsey FRGS, FRHistS, author of "Operation Tabarin", "Shackleton's Dream" etc

PS   Many thanks for the wonderful stories from your time  aboard the M V Theron, which I found most interesting........
........................I wonder if you might be kind enough to review my book on Amazon? 
Thanks again - and best wishes. SH


John P Christopher offers a textural account of life and work among the recently resettled Inuit people of Whale Cove,Hudson Bay 1962, where he was studying beluga whale population dynamics. He also gives a carefully balanced tale of life aboard a Norwegian/Canadian seal hunter the MV Theron, as it pursues its grim work among the ice floes off Labrador and Newfoundland.

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John Christopher reads and sings from his arctic
memoir Molasses Bread and Tea at the Toronto Public Library.  One of “Ten Great Things To Do In Toronto”
The North Toronto Post Magazine