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...
Here is the opening track from the new CD "Elf King's Horn"! It really sets the mood for the whole album!
Imagine, if you would, that you awaken around 4 in the morning, with a feeling of magic all around you. It seems that you have slept right into a Fairy Tale!