Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Where's Carl?

Carl Peterson will be assisting Andrew Hamilton of Scottish Gourmet USA at the New Hampshire Highland Games, at Loon Mountain Resort, Lincoln, NH. This weekend Sep 15-17.

Stop by and say "Hello" and buy some Shortbread! 


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Another bloody hot summer

Greetings friends,
In the middle of another hot and muggy summer. Nevertheless I have been out there in the mornings walking 3 to 4 miles a day with a little bit of a jog now and then. This time last year I suffered two heat stroke episodes so I'm being careful this year.
Just to let you know our moving on 50% off sale is still in effect with still lots left over yet including flags, windsocks, stickers, bandanas, Scottish dirks, throwing knives, Sgian dubhs and more. That includes my music CDs and books. The Alamo book about the Scottish influence at the Alamo, "Now's the Day and Now's the Hour" and my Scottish fantasy Faerie tale "Ewan Colin Coupar and a Touch of the Fae". The Alamo book has a companion double CD of music played in Texas at that time heavily influenced by Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott and there is a Faerie CD with a lyric book to go with it. Some of my CDs include my early days as a rock singer with the Kingbeezz and also my early folk days with two versions of the Patmacs folk group going back to the 60s now available on CDs. Later on in the 70s in Montreal with two long playing albums also available on one CD. To read more of these groups go to and click on the links to the websites. For the 50% off sale go to
Still working on the sequel to the Faerie fantasy. It will be a much longer story with more drama and action as the story moves forward. Hey that's enough for the noo, I'll be bletherin' with ye soon.
Cheers, Carl

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Myrtle Beach and golf, visit with old friend from Greenock

Soon be on my way to Myrtle Beach from June 4th/7th. Some golf (Dory is showing some interest), She has played twice so far, Also, we'll be visiting an old friend from Greenock, Jim O'Docherty.
Went to several places Memorial Day (National Park spots) including Washington's winter camps in Jockey Hollow and Morristown then on to East Orange to visit Thomas Edison's factories and his home, Glenmont. What an amazing man. Lastly to Paterson, NJ with their Great Falls. This was a town that Alexander Hamilton was involved in founding. I was accompanied by my friend Susan while Dory tackled more of the Appalachian Trail.
There is more to life than Scottish festivals after 30 years. Still working on my second book about Ewan Colin Coupar, coming along nicely. Just a plea to those who bought the first book and read it, would appreciate reviews on amazon. If you have not bought it yet please do. You can now by it on amazon or for a limited period you can go to my website and buy it for 50% off. With a purchase on my website you receive a Faerie ring and a book mark and an autographed copy of the book. The second book promises more spells, more Faerie Folk, more intrigue and exposure of the evil lurking forces looking for Ewan, Avril and the rest of the Cruach. Centuries old characters exist to come out of the past to help in the battles. You will be meeting the people of the sea who never sleep. Mr. Gillanders revisits Rev. Robert Kirk in Aberfoyle and has a scary encounter with Rob Roy but you need to read the first book to keep up.
Cheers, Carl

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Moving on sale 50% off everything

Well Folks, a slight correction from our last blog. Just to let you know we are changing direction. on our website we will no longer be selling our flags etc.when are stock is sold off, so right now you can go to our website and browse away. The sale includes my two books "Ewan Colin Coupar and a Touch of the Fae" and "Now's the Day and Now's the Hour" as well as all my CDs. When the sale is over the books and the CDs will go back to the normal prices as on amazon and my website and others. We are now just concentrating more on writing my third book (second in the Ewan Colin Coupar series) and it's well underway and will hopefully be ready a year after the first one. Jan 2018. More recordings will follow soon, working on volume four of Sea songs and pirate songs. And of course with more time on my hands I intend to relax more by leisure travel visiting national park sights, playing golf, planning my next trip to Scotland among other things. If you have not bought my book or books, please do so and if you enjoy them please leave reviews on amazon.
Cheers, Carl

Sunday, May 14, 2017

darachweb Moving On Sale

darachweb is moving on to bigger things and we are clearing out the store.

Everything is 50% off!

Quantities are limited so check the availability on the products page. Your discount will appear on your cart and at checkout.

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Greenock Telegraph

 As it appeared in The Greenock Telegraph Tues April 11th.
Peterson has been a professional singer and musician on the other side of the Atlantic since the 1960s.
Now 73, the former pupil of Mearns Street School and Greenock High School left the town for a new
life in Canada on May 21, 1961. He was a member of several groups and performed on records
that hit the Canadian top 20. Subsequently becoming a solo artiste, Carl went on to become one
of the best known performers at Scottish festivals in Canada and America.
He has made more than 25 records and has appeared on television on many occasions.
His son Devin and daughter Kirstin have performed with him.
Carl has just written a book entitled ‘Ewan Colin Coupar and a Touch of the Fae’
which combines fact, fantasy and folklore. Ewan is a young boy in the immediate years following the
Second World War and almost all of the tale is set in the Greenock area.
Explaining why he wrote the book, Carl said: “I’m not sure I can come up with any one good reason
or who I was writing for but I’ll try. Some of the story includes things and incidents and people from my distant past as a child that I turned into fiction.But I think the reason is that I started dreaming a series of dreams while I was living and working in Montreal during the 1970s.
I had no one age group I was writing for, nothing like that in mind. Just whoever wanted to read
a good wee fantasy tale.”Carl had written down the content of his dreams, but his busy performing schedule meant it would be many years later before he decided to produce a book.He said: “It took me about 10
years to write and finished it by the end of 2016." The story is a fascinating trip into the world of ‘Faeries’ or mystical beings, made the more interesting because of its local setting. The young Ewan lives at 12 Trafalgar Street which is where Carl was brought up and, as the writer did, he attends Mearns Street School.The many other places mentioned include the Cut, Whitelees Moor (where the book cover’s photograph was taken),the Granny Kempock Stone, the Foresters’ Hall and the West Station.
‘Ewan Colin Coupar and a Touch of the Fae’ by Carl R Peterson is available in Kindle and paperback
form from Amazon.
Carl left Canada in 1982 and now lives in Pennsylvania in the United States.
Still in demand as a performer,Carl was back in his hometown last June to visit his sister Heather and
her family.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Happy Tartans Day

Hello Friends, today April 6th is Tartans Day around the world. Not quite as famous as St Patricks Day but we urge everybody of Scottish descent, or not, to wear something Tartan. Just an additional not to all that my two books, Now's the day and Now's the Hour (all about Scotland's influence at the Alamo) and Ewan Colin Coupar and a Touch of the Fae (a Scottish fantasy) are now available on Canada's biggest book selling website as well as lots more.
Cheers, Carl