I am very excited to announce that I am hosting Emma Langford in a house concert on August 12, 2022. I have talked about Emma in these blogs several times, both in the context of World Voice Weekend and, the first time, about how inspired I was her (“Her voice was broken, so I singContinue reading “House Concert!”
Tag Archives: Irish music
I’m heading off to Milwaukee Irish Fest this weekend (my own Music’s Path – more to be explained at the bottom of this post), so here is a 2017 blogpost about what Irish music means to me. (Excuse the spacing – this was imported from a different platform.) When I think of Irish music, IContinue reading “Music’s Path”
World Voice Brunch!
Years ago, I was a big listener to NPR’s World Cafe with David Dye. It was on in the evenings, and I really enjoyed listening to the variety of music that was played. There was a lot of world music, folk, singer-songwriter, indie rock, lots of cross-genre kind of programming. Eclectic programming is my jam.Continue reading “World Voice Brunch!”
The Winding Way Down to 2021
Heck of a year, ain’a? [Definition of Ain’a: Milwaukee version of the French phrase “ne c’est pas,” meaning, “isn’t it?” Often includes “hey” at the end for added emphasis] I don’t have too much to say except I’m looking forward to the beginning of 2021, because it really has to get better, right? I haveContinue reading “The Winding Way Down to 2021”
“Her voice was broken, so I sing aloud”
I work every day to make her proud Her voice was broken So I sing aloud. —Emma Langford I went to Milwaukee Irish Fest this year and heard some really top-notch Irish music by a lot of young artists who may be using traditional Irish instruments, but are singing about contemporary and deeply personal themes.Continue reading ““Her voice was broken, so I sing aloud””
Yes, it is time for my semi-annual (sometimes annual) pilgrimage to Milwaukee Irish Fest to dance jigs, drink beer (none of which will be green), listen to Celtic punk and traditional (die-dee-die-dee) music, eat deep-fried food, and celebrate what is not my heritage, but what speaks to me much more than anything in which IContinue reading “It’s die-dee-die-dee-time!”
Found a composer!
I am thrilled to announce that Garth Baxter has agreed to accept a commission to compose three Irish songs. Garth and I have been Facebook friends for awhile now, and he has written some pieces for a good friend of mine, soprano Annie Gill, and so I thought I’d check out some of his workContinue reading “Found a composer!”