“Five Minutes With” Brendan McLeod of The Fugitives

My name is Brendan McLeod. I play and songwrite for a folk group called The Fugitives and write poetry, fiction, and theatre shows.

The Fugitives


Brendan McLeod





# of Albums:


Latest Album:

Trench Songs

Latest Single:

Where Do We Go From Here, Boys

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

The Bee Gees

Favourite musician now:

The Roches

Guilty pleasure song:

Lady in Red, though it’s so good it’s hard to feel guilty about

Live show ritual:


Favourite local musician:

The Pagans of Northumberland

EP or LP?

LP all the way!

Early bird or night owl?

I used to be a night owl, but now I’m old and mostly in between

Road or studio?

I’ll take them both. But if I had to live in one place permanently it would be the studio.

Any shows or albums coming up? The Fugitives new album is called Trench Songs. It’s been nominated for a JUNO for Best Traditional Roots Album, so that’s where we’re off to next. Exciting! I also have a new poetry collection out in late May called Friends Without Bodies.

Where can we follow you?

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Rapid Fire Calgary Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

Al Forno – best bfast in town

Favourite street in your city:

MacLeod Trail, because the name is close enough. Too many lights though. Or else Stephan Avenue because that’s where I’d busk in university.

Favourite park in your city:

Prince’s Island Park for the folk fest and being near to my parent’s house

Favourite music venue in your city:

Ironwood. No contest. Best owner, best sound, best vibe, great bands.

Favourite music store in your city:

I’ll always say Long & McQuade in any city. Canada has it good with them. If you go to any other country, you can’t rent a guitar or any sound equipment for less than a million dollars. L & M you can rent a Martin or Gibson or Taylor for a decent price and add $4 theft protection and it will always save you if something goes wrong on the road. Got nothing but love for that place. We shouldn’t overlook it.



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