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R. Gray "Ridgetown Rick" (Ridgetown, Ontario Canada)
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Neck And Neck
Neck And Neck
Price: CDN$ 6.97
21 used & new from CDN$ 0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great guitar, March 15 2015
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Two of my favourite guitar players, together on one disc. Fantastic musicianship. I especially love the duet where they make fun of themselves: in the song "There'll be Some Changes Made", there are references to Money for Nothing and other tunes. In one spot, after a fancy riff by Mark Knopfler, Chet Atkins comes back with "Your pretty good, but you're no Mark Knopfler", a reference, I'm sure, to the story of Chet's experience on a cruise ship where he came into a room where some folks were jamming and joined it anonymously and at some point someone said to him, "You're pretty good, but you're not Chet Atkins".
Delightful guitar pickin' by two of the best.

Barbecue Grill. Barbecue. Enjoy Cooking With This Bartlett 2 Burner Propane Barbecue Gas Grill. This Barbecue Gas Grill Pushes 27,000 BTUs. Its Stainless Steel Barbecue Gas Grills Can Cook Up To 17 Burgers At Once. Barbecue Gas Grill For Many Summers
Barbecue Grill. Barbecue. Enjoy Cooking With This Bartlett 2 Burner Propane Barbecue Gas Grill. This Barbecue Gas Grill Pushes 27,000 BTUs. Its Stainless Steel Barbecue Gas Grills Can Cook Up To 17 Burgers At Once. Barbecue Gas Grill For Many Summers
Offered by Your Daily Deal
Price: CDN$ 693.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for the money - but not if you ..., March 15 2015
Good value for the money - but not if you buy it from Amazon. The price on Amazon.ca is $383.49. I just paid $75 at Walmart for the identical unit. It's also available online at Walmart.ca.
I've had it for a week and so far I'm very impressed. The materials are somewhat lightweight, so I don't expect a long life out of this unit, but it heats fast, cooks evenly, is a breeze to clean and the upper rack removes easily so I can cook my favourite beer can chicken. The design of the heat deflector over the burners minimizes flare ups once you figure out where to place the meat - even sausages browned nicely with minimal flaring. This is a perfect sized patio BBQ and a great little unit for the money.

Atlantic 96635642 Remote Caddy
Atlantic 96635642 Remote Caddy
Price: CDN$ 12.99
20 used & new from CDN$ 7.92

5.0 out of 5 stars Very convenient, very durable, March 8 2015
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Great value for the money. Durable material. Holds 4 remotes in a readily accessible position. My only complaint is that on my leather lazy boy chair, the "anchor" has nothing to grip because the seat cushion is sewn in place. As a result, the caddy does tend to slip a bit and needs readjusting every once in a while - a small price to pay, though, for having all the remotes very convenient to access.

McBrides Deluxe 16" Bodhran Irish Drum Bag
McBrides Deluxe 16" Bodhran Irish Drum Bag

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality drum bag, March 8 2015
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This is a well made, well padded bodhran bag. The bag itself is a very durable yet pliable canvas material with a heavy duty zipper. The hand strap is a padded canvas that is both stitched with a leather reinforcement AND riveted with a brass rivet. The removable shoulder strap uses brass D rings that are fastened the same way. The side pouch holds many tippers and penny whistles with room to spare, though a D whistle has to sit at an angle - if they'd made the pouch another inch taller it would have been perfect. The wide pouch makes it easy to reach inside to find whatever you need (my symbol bag needed to be dumped out to get the allen key in the bottom). My 16" Fred Halpin drum is a very snug fit but it DOES fit. It is much better than the symbol bag I've used for the past several years. If your bodhran is one of the newer style deep drums, this bag won't work as it is designed for nothing deeper than a 4.5" deep drum. I am very pleased with the bag - very good quality and value.

Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 18.00
22 used & new from CDN$ 12.18

5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing read, March 8 2015
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No wonder it won an award. This is an amazing book - filled with a magical blend of science and the perspective of someone who has grown up with a love of nature steeped in First Nations lore. This collection of short essays transports the reader to shaded forests while it educates you on the science and beauty of the lowly moss. It is far from a textbook on mosses, though. These are stories about people and places as seen from Wall Kimmerer's viewpoint. Mosses just happen to be the connecting thread. I have shared this book with several friends and everyone has gushed about it when returning it. I will be buying more of this author's works in the future. This book was a wonderful escape.

Illustrated Guide to Ireland
Illustrated Guide to Ireland
by Reader's Digest
Edition: Hardcover
18 used & new from CDN$ 1.75

4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasurable escape, Sept. 28 2014
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Great photos, clear descriptions, and comprehensive coverage of the history, culture and scenic places of Ireland. A wonderful wish book to help you plan your visit, or for anyone who can'at visit but wishes they could.

Cloud Atlas  (Bilingual)
Cloud Atlas (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Tom Hanks
Price: CDN$ 4.99
12 used & new from CDN$ 4.51

5.0 out of 5 stars Way better than I anticipated., Sept. 12 2014
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I will admit up front that I have never been a Tom Hanks fan - in fact I feel he ruins most movies for me. However, I originally rented this movie, and was so taken by it I bought my own copy. A multi-layered story spanning centuries, it is so well crafted that you don't even mind that it jumps from one story to the next constantly. All the main actors play multiple roles and the makeup is done so well that it was only during the credits that I discovered who was in some roles. It's a movie you can watch many times and get more out of the story each time. For those who enjoyed the innovativeness (is that a word?) of the Matrix, you'll really like this. It really plays with your mind. I loved it.

Remote Control Wireless Presentation Presenter Mouse
Remote Control Wireless Presentation Presenter Mouse
Offered by docooler
Price: CDN$ 13.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great little PowerPoint mouse, Sept. 12 2014
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Great tool. Replaces a far more expensive one that I previously purchased through a major electronics retailer and the only difference I can detect is the name on the box. Advance and go back in your slides, launch a Ppt show, make the screen go black and back again, all from anywhere in the room. Excellent laser pointer works even in a bright room. Fits nicely in your pocket.

Waterfowl of Eastern North America
Waterfowl of Eastern North America
by Chris Earley
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 18.38
24 used & new from CDN$ 12.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Earley has put together a very easy to use, Sept. 12 2014
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As with all the other books in this series, Earley has put together a very easy to use, informative and entertaining field guide, with fascinating tidbits that make you want to learn more. The signature photo comparison chart at the back is what makes these books more useful than just about any other field guide on the market.

Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast
Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast
by Michael Wojtech
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 18.81
34 used & new from CDN$ 18.81

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5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful guide, May 29 2014
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Who knew that you could create a field guide for identifying trees by their bark that even a lay person could use? The first 5 chapters of the book (86 pages worth) include: How to use this book; Bark Structure; Bark Types;Secondary Identification Keys (for when the bark doesn't tell the whole story); and a chapter on Bark Ecology. The next 160 pages or so cover the main trees of northeastern North America, with excellent photos of bark at multiple stages of maturity - all with the ubiquitous quarter placed on the tree for scale (for bark ridges, plates, etc.). Each tree description includes a silhouette of the leaf, the branching pattern of the tree, and a range map (unfortunately it only covers the US states and, as with so many American books, does not acknowledge that we share many of the same plants here in Canada!).

If you already have a number of field guides to trees, this would make a great addition. However, it is for the more "serious" naturalist - it would not be a good first text on tree identification.

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