Island in the Sea

Early in 2019 a group of us from Qualicum Beach, Lantzville, Cumberland and Sydney on Vancouver Island began making plans to meet in Greece to visit our dear friend and musical partner who now lives there full time. I have played in many bands over the years with David Rutter and about 5 years ago, when David still lived in Victoria and would travel up island to visit us, I introduced him to Bill and Donna Konsorado and Todd Harmon – musicians I had started playing music with occasionally. David added his bass playing and vocals to our mix of original music and covers and we all bonded musically and as close friends. When David decided to retire to the small town of Douliana on the island of Crete we missed him and realized that the only way we were going to see him again was to visit him. So in May we landed there and played a couple of gigs that David had set up, recorded the song included on this video and enjoyed many road trips around Crete during the two weeks we were there. Thanks to Jan Bell-Irving and Diana Fletcher for shooting much of the video footage and also to the lovely new friends we met during our stay in Greece.