Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Thursday, July 9, 2015


Our interview continues with The Next Generation Leahy
"Keeping in Balance"
The Next Generation Leahy
For Doug, this lifestyle is second in nature.
We were talking with the family about how the Festival Nomad and I travel a lot and how the planning and co-ordination for just the two of us, is a challenge.
With a busy travel schedule, 7 kids and a trunk full of instruments, the family has learnt to “pack light”, keeping the musical instruments with them at all times. It is a huge challenge, but again, second nature for them. They do make “contingency plans”. I again shutter to think how many “bags” we travel with, I can’t imagine instruments and a large family.

The Next Generation Leahy
Ontario Festivals Visited ~ Interview
Doug and Jennifer were very adamant that “there should be a balance in life”. They are on a “journey of life ~ down a path”. They are fortunate to be taking that path together. As Jennifer sits holding the new baby in her arms, I asked her if having to look after the children was a challenge. She laughs and says the kids help keep “Mom calm”. Life is easier with the older children wanting to help out. Jennifer says that it is easier now having so many kids then it was at the beginning without the additional help of the now growing children. The kids are not stars, the parents are cautious to stay on a balanced, realistic lifestyle.
Stay tuned for great insights and more “INSIDE SCOOP” with The Next Generation Leahy ~ Diversity! ~ In education and Life! In the meantime, we welcome you to follow Doug Leahy and The Next Generation Leahy at http://www.dougleahy.com/home.html. Their 2015 Tour Schedule is available as they journey across North America.

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