Please just once when I am in an airport, would someone schedule a flash mob like this. Oh the energy and the fun!!
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
I a going to bet this young man has never had a lesson but has listening and is replicating his favourite blues sounds. Where is he now?
Friday, March 25, 2016
It isn't that we can't have fun on this day but Good Friday for me is a more contemplative time. This song has some beautiful words especially for this Easter time.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
On this Ash Wednesday may we be thankful for our friends & family that surround us. I am very thankful for my ETS family who's music & fun fill my heart and spirit! Our circle grows ever wider as we meet new musicians & audiences. May you be as blessed as I.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
This is truly one of my favourite spirituals. I love the energy and enthusiasm in this one. Enjoy as we celebrate Easter Monday.
Friday, March 18, 2016
I know that Neil Young is a great talent but I have never connected to him. When I heard this version, I still don't connect to Mr. Young but I enjoyed the the many acoustic guitars and the autoharp which I loved playing. It is a gentle rendition of this wonderful song. I just wish I enjoyed Neil Young more.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Last Wednesday, we had the original recording of The Travellers doing this song. This is more modern. What are the differences - well besides the words of course?
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Not only can we learn a thing or two about good singing from Doris Day but we can enjoy again some of her lovely songs.
What Singers Can Learn from Doris Day
Friday, March 11, 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
This song by written by Oscar Brand is every inch Canadian. Listen to this early version by the Travellers. It has Brand's first set of words. Did you catch the geographical mistake?
This version by the Arion Male Voice Choir has the corrected version. Did you pick it out? I remember teaching this song and it took us a while to figure out that what we were singing was incorrect. As a matter of fact, I didn't spot it until I purchased a Readers' Digest Canadian Songbook and it had the story of why Oscar Brand had to change the words. Listen carefully.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
This week we are showcasing some great Canadian songs. I wish I had a nickel for every time I have sung this song. It really is one of my favourites. How about you?
Friday, March 4, 2016
Our wonderful Elaine spent some time researching some music possibilities for us. This is one she chose for us to consider. The photography is a bit like a boat ride but the harmonies are lovely. I do think that the sound is sometimes compromised by the movement. However, that is just me. Less movement and more sound is my motto. What do YOU think ETS singers & friends?
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
We could do a great job of this song I think Elaine. This Barbershop rendition is quite fun especially when you think that these people are all in different countries. Gotta love that Barbershop 7th!