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Thanks for taking the time to review "Tomorrow Will Keep". Your review and comments are appreciated.
Hi Fred, Thanks for your helpful, constructive review of "Blues Andaluz". Best, Ian
Hi, many thanks for reviewing "Galleries". Regards, Ian
Thank you for taking the time to review "Mother's' Tears, Lullaby.
A pleasure, Norb.
Great St.'s Pat's Lockdown is THE drinking in a home bar with friends over Skype sing along song for 2021! Slainte!
The Great St Patrick's Day Lockdown of 2020: Ian, that is the best song for the past year I have heard!
very clever song! The Great St Patrick's Day Lockdown
Just uploaded: The Great St Patrick's Lockdown of 2020 (and 2021). My contribution to the worldwide disarray among actual and would-be Irish folk. Well, cheers anyway and Happy St. Paddy's.
ONLINE FOLK RADIO SHOW
Now at 17:00 CET on Saturdays: I host the show "La vie est folk" on Belgium's Radio Passion. Repeats on Fridays at 13:00 CET. www.radiopassion.fm (player : https://www.radiopassion.fm/1-radio
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Great folk from around the world. And if you'd like to hear a particular number, just let me know...
VIRTUAL FOLK SESSIONS
First Saturday of each month on Skype. All welcome worldwide. If you'd like to take part, please contact me.
Hi John, Congratulations on your well-deserved chart-topper, Stay Here Now. Number 1, eh? Stay There Now! Cheers, Ian
Thank you very much, Ian! That is wonderful of you. I told Lora last September that I had a tune for her. In October, I debuted the song on your Folk Night at The Top. That was the first time I played it in front of people. We were both very touched by the warm reception of all of you! We hope the song stays up there, too! Cheers! John
Delightful song! Beautiful voices and lyrics!
Many thanks for all those stars, Lora. All the best, Ian
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Hallo Ian, I'm not so familiar with folk music but I really like your song Mezzanine.
Mezzanine, Mezzanine, the song of my dreams!
I love this song!!
Thanks, Randall. Glad you like it. Cheers
Hello there Duncan. Many thanks for your festive review of We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and sorry you were landed with such an unseasonal task. I keep that number switched off for most of the year, and I didn't realise it could still come up for review!
I've just been listening to some of your tunes, and I've really enjoyed them. The corbies convention, the Comrie pug, a long way from home - all great numbers, with a percussive guitar driving them along. And then there's Eilean a' Cheo. Very evocative of the West of Scotland. Made me think of the water horse meeting the pleasant maiden on a misty, rainy hillside in Julie Fowlis's rendering of Dh'èirich mi moch.
Well, I'm a bit of a folkie myself. I live in Belgium and host a monthly folk club here. Usually in the flesh, but Covid has turned them into virtual sessions on Skype. If you ever feel like joining us for a session, just let me know. A small group and all very informal and friendly. And a broad definition of "folk" - more or less anything unplugged.
Anyway, the main advantage of the online approach is that it does away with geography. We already have one regular player in the States (also a Broadjam member) and another in Australia.
No problem with the Christmassy review. Every day I wake up is Christmas.
I'd be very interested in joining the session. Can you send some details on how to connect and participate please.
My e mail is email@example.com
Many thanks for your kind review of "Firechaser", Jeana. I appreciate it. I enjoyed the atmosphere of your "Spiraling Out of Control", and more especially of "Moonlit Glow". Some beautiful Gershwinesque touches there. Good luck with them.
Hi Ian--I really did enjoy "Firechaser". Very professional. I just listened to "Mezzanine". Sweet tune with a great feel. 5-stars! Thanks for your kind words.
I like your style. We all need humour.
"The Most of Nothing" is a great song. It was a pleasure to host its world premiere live during our monthly online folk session Top Skype.
Ian, This my 3 attempt to thank you for your review of "Scottish Moon over Dunfermline" crazy I need to stop using my phone for thanks ha! ha!...Hope you and yours are well in this world mess we are in...I am well but sad I have not been at studio since March....8 songs are waiting in the wings....Thank you for your listen and kind words....side story the people for Steve MacDonald from NZ wanted that song and others from a friend that wrote the poem...but she told them it had all ready been recorded and she did not want to give up the rights to her poems...the offer was substantial....she also wrote "An Immigrant Leaves Loch Leven"
Are you on cdbaby with your music? I am and yesterday I got 30 cents !/3 of an american dollar for 769 streams out of China...nearly fell out of my chair....glad I am not the sole provider for a family of many...am I ranting? sorry just thought it is amazing how little indy musicians are paid....I wonder who makes the money... but it's great to know i have been heard in Russia, India and China...I think Africa is the only place never heard...how about you? well stay safe and healthy your friend in music Delta.
Hello there Delta, all fine here, thanks. Glad to hear you're well. No, I'm not on cdbaby and, from what you say, I don't think it will be much of a priority. At the moment, I'm quite busy with a new project - a weekly folk music radio show that will air every Friday from 4th Sept. onwards. Meanwhile, the monthly folk sessions on Skype continue, if ever you feel like joining in ... All the best, Ian
Hi Ian, thanks for that nice review of "This Love@. I did this in the Kurt Weill style
Hello Landers. Thanks for your useful, positive review of Ephémères/Mayflies. You're right - it was a backing track for an art exhibit, so no commercial potential. Regards.
Hi Ian - I always try to give an honest opinion and its always useful to have a context for the track
Hello Gee. Thanks for your positive review of French Toast. Regards
Hello Sam. Thanks for your positive review of Unlovely and Unloved. Regards
Hello Fred. Thanks for your positive review of Firechaser. Regards.
Thanks for your positive, helpful review of Light of Night. All the best.
Hi Earl: Thanks for the review of Birthday Song by Lou Lollio
Thanks for your useful review of "Smoke on my Guitar". Regards.
Thanks for your useful review of "Smoke on my Guitar". Regards.