Stranded B.C. musician’s ‘Volcano Song’ taking off - Metro US

Stranded B.C. musician’s ‘Volcano Song’ taking off

A B.C. musician stuck in an airport has written a song that’s growing in popularity on YouTube about the erupting Iceland volcano.

Andrew Allen and his wife were stranded for two days at Calgary International Airport while waiting for the skies to clear of ash from the volcano Eyjafjallajokull.

The Vernon couple were en route to Manchester, U.K., Tuesday when Allen decided to go with the lava flow and penned a tune called Volcano Song.

“I was just playing around with my guitar and was making stuff up and my wife thought it was funny and started laughing and we thought we should tape it and put it up,” Allen said. He dedicated the song to the people who bought tickets to the 12 shows he had lined up in England.

“I figured they would find it humorous and it’s my way of saying sorry. We’re just trying to make the best of it because it’s a natural disaster. It’s a volcano. What can you do?”

His wife, Julie, isn’t the only one who thinks the song is hilarious. By yesterday it received nearly 2,000 hits online.

“I think it just shows what kind of guy Andrew is,” she said.

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