Host of CBC’s “On the Island,” David Grierson died on Saturday, November 20.
A journalist who cared deeply about music, literature, and the arts, Grierson
had worked for 20 years for CBC in radio, television, and print. Most recently
he hosted Victoria’s morning show, On the Island, sharing his energy, insights
and passion for arts and culture with listeners across Vancouver Island. Grierson sat on the board of directors of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. He
served on the local coordinating committee for the 2001 Folk Alliance conference
in Vancouver and participated in a panel on the history of folk music in Canada.
[Obituary courtesy of the Folk Alliance].
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.