Ginger Ackley's Music

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


0 Comments It Is Time
Posted by Ginger Ackley on April 1, 2011 at 6:30 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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0 Comments Fairy Tale
Posted by Ginger Ackley on April 1, 2011 at 6:30 PM

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!

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Tags: Fairy tale new age folk celtic autoharp pagan magic soft romantic celtic folk penny whistle ethereal