One of my favorite Star Trek Next Generation episodes is “The Inner Light” where Captain Picard lives a new life on the extinct planet, Kataan, that died 1000 years ago. He experiences decades of a life on that planet in less than 25 minutes while he’s in a coma. Escaping to a completely new life… Continue reading Gorgeous But Sad Tin Whistle
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?
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!