A Small Town "Point of Interest" (...Oh, and Some Gigs!...)


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Bill McBirnie forthcoming Gigs; one with Ruben Diaz (young flamenco master's CD release), a couple with Louis Simao (a genuine local treasure) and one with Jazz Vespers (an out-of-town call) where I look forward to the perfect playing context for “What A Friend We Have In Jesus" (from Nature Boy) and “Stand Up For Jesus" (from Paco Paco);


Sun., Mar. 8th - 7:30 p.m. - Early Evening @ The Lula Lounge CD RELEASE - “Andalusian Flavor"
With the Ruben Diaz Flamenco-Jazz Project
Ruben Diaz - Guitar
Greg Gebert - Accompaniment Guitar
Bill McBirnie - Flute
Luis Guerra - Piano
Juan Pablo Dominguez - Bass
Bhadra Dasi - Cajon 1585 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario
(One and a half blocks west of Dufferin)

[NOTE: Ruben's new CD, “Andalusian Flavor", also features Lorne Lofsky (guitar), Luis Deniz (alto sax), Alexander Brown (trumpet) and Chris Butcher (trombone).]

Sun., Mar. 15th, 11:30 a.m. - Brunch @ L'Espresso Bar Mercurio
With Louis Simao (guitar/vocals)
321 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Wed., Apr. 8 - 9:00 p.m. - Evening @ Mezzatta Cafe Restaurant
With Louis Simao (vocals/guitar)
681 St. Clair Ave. W. (at Christie), Toronto, Ontario

Sun., Apr. 12 - 3:30 p.m. - Afternoon @ St. James Anglican Church
Jazz Vespers With “The House Trio"
137 Mellville Street, Dundas, Ontario


All of my existing titles are now available on iTunes. (Please note that you may have to pull up the first one under the moniker, “extreme flute".) Also, they are available at CDBaby in full-length, digital, downloadable format.

“Desvio" (Extreme Flute - with Bruce Jones)
) “Scratch It!" (Extreme Flute)

“Nature Boy" (featuring Mark Eisenman and The Trio)

“Paco Paco" (featuring Bernie Senensky)


I grew up in the small town of Port Colborne, Ontario (located on the north shore of Lake Erie at the southern end of the Welland canal). Of course, growing up in a such a little town, my siblings, Jim, Gaelah and Rod and I found little things to amuse ourselves with - and this is one of them - a curiosity known locally as “The Incredible Shrinking Mill". This is becoming a more broadly known - as well as celebrated - “phenomenon"...So here is a link to “The Incredible Shrinking Mill"...Do have a look!...It takes less than a minute to experience

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