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Hugh McLennan's award-winning Spirit of the West weekly syndicated radio program reaches the world through the internet and over a large number of stations in the US and Canada. The show first aired in June, 1992, and since then they have produced many hundreds of original shows, a new one each week, without exception. 

There's always solid Western music entertainment, accompanied by insightful conversation on a variety of important and interesting subjects. Each week Spirit of the West also features cowboy poetry; interviews with and appearances by real working cowboys, ranchers, horse trainers, vets, and others; and news from the rangeland. It includes a weekly commentary by Baxter Black. The show is available at no cost to local radio stations.  

A cattle rancher and horse trainer as well as a singer and storyteller, Hugh McLennan prides himself on "bringing the positive side of life on the land and the inspiring words of highly successful people to the general public."  

Hugh was the emcee at the first Kamloops Cowboy Festival and has presided ever since at that popular event.  A long-time broadcaster, Hugh is also a motivational speaker, and is heard regularly on the Personal Success Radio Network.

Each January, Hugh and his wife, Billie host an annual West Caribbean Cruise for their friends and Spirit of the West listeners. You can join them. Read more here.

Read more about Spirit of the West at CowboyLife.com where you can can view information about the current week's program, see the radio stations' broadcast schedules, listen on the internet, and experience the Spirit of the West. New shows are posted on the web each Friday.

To contact Hugh McLlennan:

McLennan Ranch
Lot 1, Hyas Lake Rd
     Pinantan, BC, Canada  V0E 3E1
(250) 573-5731   (250) 573-5731 (fax)




  The Creak of the Leather (2011)

Hugh McLennan on vocals, featuring the guitar of brother Jim McLennan, produced by Tom Cole. A collection of pure western music and 3 poems.
It includes the "Creak of the Leather" by Bruce Kiskaddon, Hugh's recitation blended with Jim's guitar arrangement of Dvorak's "Largo," also known as "Going Home.


1. Silent Lonely Rider  
2. Texas in the Spring  
3. Talking Bronc Ballet Blues
4. Dally the Blue Stem Grass
5. Drumheller Circle
6. The Creak of the Leather
7. Travelin' Light
8. Sancho
9. Dream Ridin'  
10.Tom & Pearl
11.Prairie Rose
12.Little Joe the Wrangler
13.Echoes of the Trail
14.The Place Where I Worship

Find sample tracks at www.hugh-mclennan.com/merchandise.htm and "Dream Ridin'" here: www.hugh-mclennan.com/videos.html

The Creak of the Leather is available for $20.00 plus shipping: http://www.hugh-mclennan.com/merchandise.htm


   Cowboy Reflections

Hugh McLennan's 2005 CD, Cowboy Reflections, that includes his recitations his own poems and those by Janice Gilbertson, Doris Daley, Darrell Arnold, Jesse Colt, Glen Rafuse, and Brynn Thiessen

From the liner notes:

 1. Intro,  R.W. Hampton & Johnny Western 
 2. Clean Wranglers, Hugh McLennan - Based on a real happening at a neighbor's branding
 3. The 26th of May, Jesse Colt - An intriguing story of a trucker's encounter with a legend of the West
 4. Corrective Surgery, Hugh McLennan - The hazards of repairing a uterine prolapse while wearing a cap
 5. 100 Years From Now, Doris Daley - Doris has a wonderful gift for poetry, this is one of my favorites
 6. The Ranch Horse, Janice Gilbertson - He might not win points in a show ring but a good ranch horse does it all
 7. Legends of Lloyd Creek, Hugh McLennan - For the awesome crew of hands I've been privileged to ride with 
    for more years than I can count
 8. Kinship, Bryn Thiessen - A good friend and gifted poet, Bryn's work and his example have inspired folks 
    from all over the West
 9. Mixed Blessings (For Lucky), Hugh McLennan - My great little buckskin mare Lucky has carried me a lot of miles 
    and we've been through a lot together but this is one episode that didn't turn out the way we'd hoped
10. The Sanborn Story, Hugh McLennan - For a couple of good neighbors
11. No Place For a Cowboy, Glen Rafuse - Glen was writing good cowboy poetry years before most of us even 
     thought of it
12. Outlaw and City Girl, Jesse Colt - Another spellbinder from Jesse
13. Ridin' Double, Glen Rafuse - How a ranching couple can learn to live with each other's individual quirks
14. Things a Cowboy's Got, Darrell Arnold - As well as publishing a fine magazine (Cowboy Magazine) Darrell is a 
       great poet. This one expresses some of the things we love about cowboy life
15. Responsibility, Hugh McLennan - I wrote this one November 11th while reflecting on the sacrifices made by our

Music composed and played by Jim McLennan (except track 3, composed and played by Hugh)
Photos by Zoomphotographics - Cover design by MSR Web Design at www.MeadowSprings.com

Read more at Hugh's web site, where the CD is available for $15 postpaid (and by mail: Hugh McLennan, Lot 1, Hyas Lake Rd, Pinantan, BC, Canada V0E 3E1)





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