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!
It’s over 80F and sunny today, but summer is over and so is the fair season. I got all the fair footage I needed for the music video to the Irish song, Beidh Aonach Amáireach I gContae An Chláir (There’s A Fair Tomorrow In County Claire). Maybe you’ll recognize some of the fairs in the… Continue reading Beidh Aonach Amáireach… (There’s A Fair Tomorrow)
I got a few variety packs of Dunlop guitar picks and thought I should review what I found about their characteristics. I also include some Clayton wood and horn picks and other picks I’ve been using for comparison. Medium Thickness Picks First, the medium picks. So far my favorite general use pick for the acoustic… Continue reading Guitar & Mandolin Pick Review
Within one year I found two potato chips with interesting cut-outs in them. On November 26, 2016, I found a V-heart in a bag of ripple chips, and just a few days ago on August 18th, I found what looks like a saxophone with musical notes coming out of it in a bag of oven… Continue reading Strange Things In A Of Chips
Music Therapy is used to help heal the sick, brighten the depressed, and awaken the mentally ill. Ancient Irish folktales speak of trumpets healing the wounded. Could it be based on truth? Researchers have studied tones from horns and found they also produce ultrasound, which is known to promote healing in biological cells. The ultrasound… Continue reading Music Therapy and Ancient Ireland