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)
Just released a peppy new mandolin song. It’s the first one recorded on my new Celtic-style Kentucky mandolin. Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/52qQSfCvFVcqXoZ4xamuTw?si=pENEfSu9TGO3LFpVpHC4IA or at CantaireDe.com Get it on iTunes or AppleMusic: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dance-in-the-field-single/1391966867 Enjoy!
Ireland is voting on the 25th to repeal legislation that makes a baby’s life equal to that of the mother’s. The Eighth Amendment as it’s called is moral common sense, but like many other countries swayed by the overemphasis of personal freedom and fear, Ireland is being pressured to remove the Eighth Amendment so legislation… Continue reading Is a child’s music as important as yours?
I’ve heard more than one survivor of abortion talk about how grateful they are to have lived. Claire Culwell in the following Irish Central article found out she survived and it inspired her to go to Ireland and speak against the coming vote to make abortions available. I hope the Irish retain their commitment to… Continue reading Ireland’s Eighth Amendment Repeal Vote
The Irish for Battle-Cry, Slúagh-ghairm, is pronounced [sloo-ah-hahrm]. The most common word used in Irish battle-cries was abú [ah-boo] meaning Hooray! or Forever! It comes from the words, buaigh/buaidh [boo-ee] and bua [boo-ah], meaning to win, victory or triumph. Interesting that modern military cries of “Booyah! Oorah! Hooah! & Hooyah!” all sound like the Irish… Continue reading Curious Language Links – Battle Cry
I’ve been battling asthma and respiratory illness for a while so I haven’t been singing and making music or been active online. I hope that will change this year and I can share new music with you soon. Also this year Ireland declared 2018 to be “Bliain na Gaeilge”, which is the Year of Irish… Continue reading Curious Language Link – Tired Tour Shock