This weekend I watched an hour long show about Irish myths and legends and noted a story about the legendary king hero Fionn mac Cumhaill (pronounced “Fin mac Kool”) and his love triangle with his betrothed, Gráinne (“Grah-nyah”), and his soldier servant, Diarmuid (“Jeer-mwuhg” or “Deer-mwuhg”). Fionn was old and Gráinne didn’t really want to… Continue reading Gal Gadot’s Mystical Irish Connection
Lá Iontach Fhéile Pádraig! Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a quick instrumental of Danny Boy I just did for the holiday. The main instruments are French horn and piano, which are accompanied by cellos and violins. Enjoy!
The other day I saw on the local news that Google reported the most searched relationship question in Minnesota was “how to break up.” Doesn’t sound great for us Minnesotans, does it? I never searched on that, but I’ve had my share of bad relationships. I don’t think MN is much different than most… Continue reading Romance in MN – Good or Bad?
I just posted the video for Rainbird. Watch below or go to my music video page at http://CantaireDe.com/videos.htm. You’ll see in the video I ended up using a “real” bird instead of the 3d models I was trying to make. The 3d software was still useful, though. It let me add other effects, like the… Continue reading How does a bird sing in freezing rain?
I used to do 3D modeling and art way back when the technology first came out in the late 80’s. The state of the art has improved a lot since then, so I thought I’d try making a hummingbird for the Rainbird music video. Even free 3d software is a lot more powerful than the… Continue reading Hummingbird Scrubbie
We’re starting to thaw out after days around -30F. Just in time for my new song released today, which coincidentally is about a bird caught in a freezing rain storm. I didn’t plan the timing of the release with the weather by the way. The song was submitted for distribution at the beginning of January… Continue reading Rainbird
I’ve been having a hard time with asthma and lung infections for months, so I’ve worked on more instrumentals. Today I’m glad to release a new song called Amazing Grace Requiem (Rest). It’s a trumpet and violin tribute of the classic that follows the original lyrics by John Newton more closely. In creating it I… Continue reading Amazing Grace Requiem (Rest)