Andy Vine

pict0782.jpg Andy is a poet, a singer, a sailor and most recently, a Cortes Islander.  He has been exploring this human life since April 1944 and, apart from a few bumps in the road, it’s been a pretty good ride so far!

Andy was part of the 1960s folk music revival that gave a musical voice to the Ban The Bomb movement and other political and social justice causes.  He is still writing and singing protest songs, only these days they’re about global warming and the war in Iraq.


Andy and his Harmony Sovereign, circa 1965

Now living in Vancouver, BC, he and his wife Danielle are frequent performers at folk clubs and events, especially those aimed at raising awareness about climate change issues.

In 2004, Andy released his CD “Making Waves” which featured several of his own songs as well as his arrangements of some traditional favourites and songs by other composers. The CD is available from

As a songwriter, Andy is best known for Woman Of Labrador, his tribute to real life pioneer Elizabeth Goudie.

Apart from music, Andy is a keen sailor and has a 28ft sloop Gwyneth in which he and his partner Danielle love to explore the waters of the Georgia Strait and beyond.


“Gwyneth” in English Bay off Vancouver, BC.

In early 2010, Andy and Danielle bought 2 acres of land on Cortes Island, BC, where they are building a new home. Here’s a link to Andy’s blog about that project.