First of all - Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays!
As we find ourselves near the end of 2020, and with the current situation world-wide, it feels like this year is ending with an emphasis on the division and separation that came with the events of 2020. We have hope for a brighter future, but must endure more isolation and separation from our loved ones before we get to those happy day ahead of us.
With this feeling in my heart, I started recording music for my new album. The first song that came out of this effort for some reason was a different version of the old classic - Danny Boy. The haunting melody just seemed to fit the emotions that are with us right now, and the lyrics speak of being separated from someone we love. So I offer this recording as a gift to all and hope that by acknowledging our collective situation with music; some comfort will come to us.
The piano part is complements of Yamaha (it came with my piano) and I just improvised the violin over top. I must at this point also give credit to Willie Royal, who is no longer with us but still speaks through the magic of his violin, which I used on the recording.
I will move on now to recording the other songs on this album and hope to have more music to give. I have decided that this album will be available to all of my fans free of charge, and when it is done we will send you all a download link.
So here is my version of “Danny Boy”. Please do it justice by listening on headphones or a good set of speakers.
Love to all,