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””

It’s die-dee-die-dee-time!

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!”