Hi Friends and Family,
I am partnering with Vox Femina Los Angeles and raising money for VOX's "Social DistantSing" Fundraiser. I am pledging to learn, record, and post one Irish traditional song between April 21st and May 5th, all from the safety of my own home or while adhering to the social distancing rules put in place. I sincerely appreciate your support for this fundraiser and my goal to help this organization that is so important to me. You can donate now and by hitting “Give Now” on the upper right.
You can give any amount you can reasonably give with any major credit card and it only takes 30 seconds. I appreciate it so very much.
Thank you for joining me!
Keep music alive!
April 23, 2020 10:54 PM
Thank you again for your generosity in this campaign. I hope you enjoy today's video, which you can see here. Today, I decided to sing two songs with historical backgrounds. The first is "Oró sé do bhath abhaile" which dates back to both the Jacobite rebellion in the 18th century and the more successful Irish Revolution in 1916, also known as the Easter Rising. The second is a tragic story about a set of rare book in Irish Gaelic (which was banned at the time), that were lost at sea. As a librarian, I can definitely feel their pain!
Thanks again for your support. I hope you enjoy the video!
April 22, 2020 8:28 PM
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this fundraiser so far! We've raised over $600 of our $750 goal thanks to all of you and I am so grateful.
I've posted another video, which you can see here. Today I'm singing Irish songs in English! I start with "Red is the Rose," which is one of my favorites and end with "On Yonder Hill." Instead of showing my process, I decided to talk about how I got into Irish music. I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks again so much for your support!
April 21, 2020 9:05 PM
Happy Day 1 of Song Cycle 2020! Thank you so much for giving to Vox Femina, it really means a lot to me and the organization. I've created the first video for you to watch, which you can see here. I'm singing Téir abhaile riú and Máire Mhór today. Please enjoy!