Friday, December 12, 2014

Off to the Grammys® !

Just a quick announcement: I'm off to the GRAMMY® Awards!


I am honored that I am part of a beautiful recording that is nominated for Best New Age Album at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. The album is "Winds of Samsara", and you can hear my performance on track #8, "Eyes of Wonder".

Congratulations to Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman for their fine work producing and recording this album!

Enjoy the video below, and I'll see you at the GRAMMYs® in February!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

An Irish Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the U.S.!

My good friend, Corey, from the IrishFireside.com compiled a fabulous list of Irish recipes you can use for your Thanksgiving feast (or your Christmas feast, too, if you like).


Here's a few of my favorites from his list:

Irish Fireside Recipes - Corey and Liam's proven recipes
Wee Kitchen - Beautiful images!
The Irish Cook - The images on this site will take you to Ireland
Favorite Irish Recipes - Download an e-book!
Ireland's Eye - Recipes and historic info
20 Favorite Irish Dishes - Can't go wrong with these anytime of the year
Vegetarian Times Irish Food Recipes

Start a new tradition! Try adding one of these recipes to your typical American Thanksgiving and give it an Irish twist. Serve a choice: colcannon or mashed potatoes and gravy. Or try Irish whiskey cake in place of the often-maligned fruit cake. 

Give us your favorite recipe links, and let us know if you'd like to add some Scottish and Welsh recipes links to the list, too.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Here's my greeting for you:

Thanksgiving e-card: Click to view

For more information about the music in this greeting card, check out my "Old English Holiday" e-album on iTunes, and see the entire "A Light in the Forest" CD at amazon.com (both downloads and physical CD are available there). 



Friday, September 26, 2014

Just in Time for the Fall Equinox


In the mood for a good Celtic read? My good friend, Eliseo Maus Pinto, has a new book out, and if you pre-order it by September 29th, you can get 20% off! Eliseo's book, "Wisdom of the Woods--A Unique and Rare Celtic Tree Oracle", will be available for shipping on October 1st.




This book is a labor of love for Eliseo, who has studied Celtic Divination techniques, Druidry, shamanic practices, the Celtic Tree Oracle decks, and the Wheel Board. Learn about many different modes of Celtic divination from this book, which can also be viewed on any Kindle HD devices. 

This book also includes the "Wisdom of the Woods"™ Handbook for the Oracle Deck and Wheel Board, which will be available shortly at The Game Crater.com

Learn about Celtic Divination and more from Eliseo's new book. And if you are shopping for Celtic gifts for the upcoming holidays, please visit my website for a vast assortment of Celtic harp music and Celtic jewelry.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Video Upload: Fields of Gold on the Celtic Harp!

I'm a bit late about uploading and posting new performance videos, so here it is, a live performance of my own arrangement of "Fields of Gold" by Sting! Enjoy! 

And please go to the YouTube link and post a comment. Spread the word!



This clip is an extended performance from my performance on the Wake Up Tahoe Show, aired June 13, 2013. Video by Jack Durst.

This track is available on Anne Roos' album "Blue Jeans" ©2010.

Purchase this album at celticharpmusic.com

buy the track from iTunes

or buy the CD and mp3 at amazon.com

Friday, July 18, 2014

Looking For Love? Find it in Ireland!

The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is Europe's largest singles event, and you are bound to meet your true love there, or ask Ireland's only remaining true matchmaker, Willie Daly, to find the perfect partner for you.

For the entire month of September every year (for 150 years!, the music starts up at noon and continues into the wee hours. Join in with couples dancing, set dancing exhibitions, and sit back and sing along to pub music. The little town of Lisdoonvarna, in western Ireland, swells to several times its size. 

The festival isn't just for the Irish--It draws singles from all over the world. All ages and nationalities attend, and they'll even queue up at the Matchmaker Pub (Willie Daly's office) for help in seeking a mate. Even those who are married or not looking for a partner attend to enjoy the revelry. 


There's still time for you to reserve your flight and accommodations! Dates are August 29th-October 5th. Check the schedule to decide which days interest you. The official Matchmaking Festival website also includes accommodations links. Or simply phone +353 65 7074005 for more information. 


And if you found love at the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, tell us all about it here. I love a good love story.