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May 2009 Blog Posts (25)

The Antarctic Winter

One place that is high on my list of must see places is Antarctica. I would love to experience this fragile and awe inspiring landscape first hand.



A friend of mine Kirk Watson (a seasoned Antarctica veteran) is filming his experiences of life from the UK base at Rothera over the next year. If you ever wanted to see what an Antarctic Winter would be like and to find out what people who live there get up to check out Kirk Watson’s blog on life in Antarctica. The blog covers not only… Continue

Added by John Alexander on May 25, 2009 at 10:30 — No Comments

My Canadian music producer and me ARGUING in front of a live audience - the UN-VIDEO

Well, after a very successful Off the Tracks Festival gig in Derby, I'm pleased to get this little video of a special performance in Canada on YouTube. Please do have a look and laugh your head off. Yes, Rob and I fought valiantly over this song in the… Continue

Added by Lorelei Loveridge on May 25, 2009 at 4:37 — No Comments

Bakhoor is JUST out the gate, and it's charted at No. 14, right below BEN HARPER!!!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!



Thank you, CKUA.com, listener supported radio (and I did not bribe or pay anyone for this...I know it's a kickin' album).



Week one, and on the charts. I had to have fun with this...…



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Added by Lorelei Loveridge on May 22, 2009 at 3:30 — 1 Comment

Ray Bonneville's Gig

Last night we had a great gig of Canadian American Ray Bonneville in our livingroom. About 15 people did go exiting during the songs. Ray is a great performer, his lyrics mostly have a message in it and his guitar playing is unique. He shows the art of not to fill in too much. That's why his way of performing is relaxed and a great pleasant to hear. We like to have Ray back in… Continue

Added by Jan Willem Bos on May 21, 2009 at 14:23 — 3 Comments

Artistic Freedom Collective News

A lot of good things have been happening at Afcollective.com Membership has reached the 400 mark (well almost 397 and growing daily )

We have Gatherings planned for Spratton Folk festival 10th/12th July where the AFcollective is running the 2nd stage over the 3 day festival

Spratton Folk festival AFC Fringe stage

We have also been asked to hold Tartan Heart Festival (Belladrum) Fringe gigs in Kilbarchan Ayrshire,… Continue

Added by Djay Buddha on May 20, 2009 at 10:40 — No Comments

Granddad

Since october last year I am the granddad of my first born grandchild. Her name is Rose. And as you can aspect, I adore her. It is great to see how a little human being grows up into a fine little child. Last week she became her first teeth, without crying, simple like that, amazing. Such a wonder of nature, makes you think about your own life. From being a child to being a granddad now. It gives me a warm and satisfied feeling. Being a granddad… Continue

Added by Jan Willem Bos on May 19, 2009 at 20:17 — 1 Comment

It really is something when someone does a music video for you.

An incredible honor, I think. Please view the video for album track "What You've Seen", produced by Greek artist Katie Mavromati.





The song is about my time in Malaysia. I was there when the tsunami in 2004 swept away people from the beaches around Penang Island, particularly on the Northern Coast. There in Georgetown, I was in the CHEONG FATT TZE MANSION, a… Continue

Added by Lorelei Loveridge on May 19, 2009 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

The beauty of a review...

The beauty of a music review is that words of praise sustain an artist when little else is coming in materially. Don't you find? While a critical mass is building, sometimes you're just slogging away at it: making calls, sending emails (last night for me it was an all night effort to contact every Arab/Palestinian filmmaker I could find online, and what an adventure that was).



The randomness of this business never ceases to amaze me, at least in the formative stages of building one's… Continue

Added by Lorelei Loveridge on May 18, 2009 at 15:08 — No Comments

Aint Got The Do Re Mi

There is a growing concern amongst some fellow performers on the Glasgow music scene that they are continually being taken advantage when it comes to playing live.



The problem is the overwhelming majority of original music venues in Glasgow and it seems the rest of the UK do not pay the artists for doing so. This often undervalues the service and entertainment that is being provided.



Whilst it is important to have a platform for artists starting out to gain experience and… Continue

Added by John Alexander on May 18, 2009 at 10:47 — 2 Comments

Latest Activity posted on Tuesday 12th May

The info says the Live Folk Event is on 12th May , 6pm-7pm...this is incorrect.The Live Folk Event is on 6th November, 7.30-10.30pm,as stated on left of my page. Thanks for your patience and I hope to see you at some of my events ,and yours to.Warm Regards, Anne

Added by Anne Gomez on May 18, 2009 at 0:39 — No Comments

My performance at the old turf fire!

Hi folks,



I'm just home from a wonderfull time seranading with the strains of my harp at 'Mellon House' which is situated at the Ulster American Folk Park Omagh, N. Ireland. I had settled myself down close to the turf fire to play and sing some old folk songs.



The audience were attentive and as I engaged with them, they chatted away to me asking quite a few questions on the history of the harp, how long it takes to master it and where the actual sound comes from when I… Continue

Added by Patricia Daly on May 17, 2009 at 22:05 — No Comments

Marybeth D'Amico at York House Concerts June 11

Hello. I'm undertaking my first tour shortly of the UK and will be performing at a house concert in York on June 11 with Tim Whelan of the band Mirrorhead. Since I don't know too many people up in that neck of the woods, I would be happy if those of you in the area would attend or can help pass the word along to others near York. For more details on the concert, please contact the following info line: 07960 350909 or email info@houseconcertsyork.co.uk

Added by Marybeth D'Amico on May 17, 2009 at 18:39 — No Comments

Euro tour schedule updates

I'm in Scotland with a few shows under my belt. I played in Newcastle, supporting Laurie Lewis at the Jumpin' Hot Club, did a show at Liquid Ship in Glasgow where I was joined onstage by an american fiddler named Hope Hoffman who I'd met earlier that night, and last night I played a house concert at my friend Ben's flat in Edinburgh. I did… Continue

Added by mark cool on May 17, 2009 at 13:05 — No Comments

Walter Strauss at Sal n' Andy's House Concerts

Re-tuning time is story-telling time.



Last Thursday, we hosted our first house concert. The artist was American guitarist Walter Strauss.



I have to say, it was a little nerve-racking wondering how many people would show up. We had had quite a few people say they were coming, but all the same we couldn't be sure until the time came. As it was, we needn't have worried; we had a good crowd (about 25).



As we had… Continue

Added by Sal n' Andy's House Concerts on May 16, 2009 at 10:51 — 2 Comments

RHYTHM OF LIFE

I had a great day today. My daily work went very good. I was relaxed and concentrated. But sometimes there are some day's I am happy to foget Yes a day as today i'm happy to have a daily job. A human being needs regulaty in his life, a daily job can help very much in the rhythm of life. So I hope the people who are unemployed find some dailywork soon, to help them to find a healthy life rhythm. If you are unlucky in finding some work, look around and… Continue

Added by Jan Willem Bos on May 13, 2009 at 19:54 — 1 Comment

New album!

Dear musicfriends,



Interesting times working on the new album, coming thursday 14th of May back in the studio again with my good friend Gerben Klazinga who is one of the best musicians I've ever met ( Knight Area).

Hopefully the album will be ready this summer!

Yesterday I was at present when the talented Merel Hutten introduced her new album "Take a walk" in Amsterdam Credo, she performed several numbers of the CD and she is great!

We're doing a show in february… Continue

Added by Johnny Verger (ps. Hans Koster) on May 13, 2009 at 9:14 — No Comments

Who wants it ...

This is a great idea, - not an entirely new one (healthy concerts got in there first i believe) but nonetheless we love the idea of turning up at somebody's home and doing a performance for people who are interested in hearing our music and a bunch of their mates, and actually having the chance to meet them personally in a relaxed enviroment. Buuuuuuuuuut an it's a sizeable butt as they say, is there enough of a demand for it from ordinary folks who have the time on their hands and are… Continue

Added by Luckyhorse on May 13, 2009 at 6:58 — 1 Comment

Former roster artist comes back to roost in management at Incubator Creative Group

Press Release

5/08/09

Cheshire, Oregon



Former roster artist comes back to roost in management at Incubator



Incubator Creative Group announces the addition of Leah Martensen as the company's Vice President of Artist Community. The partnership marks Leah Martensen's newest foray into the field of Christian artist development, extending her activities beyond her own performing music ministry. Incubator celebrates its 20th year of business in 2009 as Christian… Continue

Added by Incubator Creative Group on May 12, 2009 at 18:38 — No Comments

On tour in the UK and hoping to bring Bakhoor and the show your way...

Hello friends in the UK.



My name is Lorelei, there's a pile of information about me on my sites and on my http://www.myspace.com/loreleiloveridge site. I won't repeat it here.



Suffice to say, I'm on a projected 200-date tour of the UK in 2009-2010, to dig up the roots of my ancestors and to carry on my journey as an inquiring traveller and as someone who deeply and truly wants to know what makes us tick. As I share my stories and songs, I am equally intrigued by the… Continue

Added by Lorelei Loveridge on May 12, 2009 at 12:30 — No Comments

Newspapers

After reading our today local newspaper, I had my moment again. Maybe you reconize such a moment, in wich you feel like a victim. A victim of the freedom of journalists. These people are given you different kinds of feelings. But in my case, most of the time after reading the local newspaper I feel unhappy. I wonder how these people feel after finishing their dayjob. I hope they don't feel satisfied. I hope they do not sleep at nights. I hope they… Continue

Added by Jan Willem Bos on May 11, 2009 at 19:55 — No Comments

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