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Lark of the Clans... Celtic with a twist!

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March 2011
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2 Comments Moon Lady
Posted by Ginger Ackley on March 31, 2011 at 5:26 PM

A story song of a fairy lass and a human lad who fall in love...  this is one I wrote some years ago, but it remains a favorite of my heart!

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Tags: Moon , fairy , magic , love , romance
0 Comments Little Blue Raindrop
Posted by Ginger Ackley on March 31, 2011 at 11:50 AM

Here's a happy little song about the turning of the seasons - and  it happens to be very kid-tested!  It is one that my grandson, Joseph, wanted to hear over and over!

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Tags: Seasons , happy , children , nature , spring , summer , fall , winter , raindrop , snowflake , sunbeam , leaves
0 Comments How Is It?
Posted by Ginger Ackley on March 31, 2011 at 11:35 AM

It often happens that Love just isn't what we thought it was - or hoped it to be!  Hearts do get broken, but that is never the true end of the story, is it?  Not at all.... because, if it weren't for those "failed" romances, we would not be prepared for the one we are meant to love forever!

However, that doesn't excuse callous or ignorant behavior....and yes... this is the end part of what started in "Lover's Lullaby" and a mild lesson in NOT hurting a Bard!  Can you find the secret message?  Here's a hint...  I love acrostics!!! (By the way... if you figure it out, let me know!)

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Tags: Love , wishes , heartache , resolve , satire , hurt , acrostic , hidden meaning
0 Comments Lover's Lullaby
Posted by Ginger Ackley on March 29, 2011 at 7:24 PM

One night I was talking on the phone with a long distance friend who happened to fall asleep during the conversation.  I understood...  he had worked hard all day!  I wasn't sure what to do, though...  Just hang up?  Make a noise and maybe he would wake?  Perhaps, better to just wait for a bit....

I had my autoharp close by, as usual, and absently strummed a chord.  Suddenly, I realized my sleeping friend was breathing in the key of D Minor!  While I waited for him to wake up, the beginnings of "Lover's Lullaby" took form....

It was the first part of the story...

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Tags: Love , music , sleep , wishes
0 Comments It Is Time
Posted by Ginger Ackley on March 29, 2011 at 7:13 PM

This is the song that really got me started.  It won a song contest judged by Andy M. Stewart (of Silly Wizard), Aoife Clancy (daughter of Bobby Clancy of the Clancy Brothers) and Danny O'Flaherty.  The instructions were to write a song about leaving one place and going to another... but it had to be happy.  No doleful emmigration/exile songs allowed!  This is the winner and it took me to Alaska and to Ireland!

It still makes me smile to sing the first verse because the "voice I heard from across the green" was actually Andy M. Stewart's playing over a loudspeaker at a little Celtic Festival in Bedford, Texas in 1998!  He was singing "If I Were A Blackbird" with Silly Wizard on a CD that was playing between live sets...

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Tags: Home , time , travel , celtic , folk