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He Moves Through The Fair w Doug Somers & Caitlin Somers


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Char

 Genre: Celtic

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This is a version of "She Moves Through The Fair"

Vocals: Charlene Kankiewicz
Low D whistle: Caitlin Somers
Five Octave Celtic Harp, synths, mix: Doug Somers
No loops were used or harmed in this production.
Doug wrote: "It sounds quite different in headphones than over loudspeakers in that you hear more of the background setting on the phones."

I have always wanted to try singing a Celtic piece. Doug and his daughter, Caitlin created the music. I am grateful to them. I wish I was a better singer as they are gifted musicians.
There were a couple more verses but they made the song too long. I posted the a capella on PaulaMunk's page here.
Thank you.
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Lyrics
My young love said to me,"My mother won't mind..and my father won't slight you, for your lack of kind."
Then, he laid his hand on me and, this, he did say, "It will not be long, Love, 'till our wedding day."
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He stepped away from me and he moved through the fair. So fondly I did watch him, move here and move there.
Then, he made his way homeward, with one star awake, as swans in the evening move over the lake.
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In dream, last night, to me..my love, he chanced in.
And, so lightly he stepped near, his feet made no din.
He leaned close in, beside me.. when, this he did say, "It will not be long, Love, 'till our wedding day".
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Hits: 4493
Comments: 187
Fans: 78
Plays: 656
Downloads: 102

Uploaded: Dec 17, 2010 - 06:21:00 AM
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2015 - 01:55:35 PM Last Played: Mar 08, 2017 - 08:19:27 PM
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Hardware:
Doug: MacPro, FastTrack Pro, Audio Technical Microphone
Char: Mac
Software:
Doug: Logic Studio, Quantum Leap Ra (for the Uilleann Pipes instrument), Kore 2 Player, EastWest Symphony Orchestra and Goliath synths, JP Voices, Kontakt Choral samples.
Comments
egobandit said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Char
This is mesmerizing Your vocal carry this so well I think you hit every note with out a problem. I don't know if your using any effects but it sure does have power. Nice and effective backing music great job by all!
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Aw, Tim,
this is so nice of you. No, I never add any effects because I don't know how and usually, people want the raw recording. I am glad you like what the Somers' did. Thank you so much. :)
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Doug Somers said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Heartfelt!!
Char, your vocals here are lovely, and capture the Celtic spirit in all its poignant dimensions. It was an honour when you asked me to work with you on this piece (I'll bet you regret that suggestion after you found that it took like a year to finish my bits :) My sincere apologies for my slow progress, and I hope that the finished product is one that gives meaning to your vocals. I think that an A Capella post of the entire vocal track is a great idea - it lets the voice be heard as it is in a natural and simple folk setting, and it puts the last two verses back in to round out the performance.

Thanks too to my lovely daughter Caitlin, who was kind enough to join in the project before heading off to Australia.

Char it's been a pleasure to work with you and to hear the results of our collaboration. Call anytime you're not in a hurry .... :)

Be well,
Doug


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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Hey, Doug,
You are exaggerating. You told me it would be awhile and I believe it was a few months. I was not really confident singing this because so many truly formidable vocalists have sung this. I wanted to let them hear, if they cared to, what little I gave you to work with and so, they can compare how elegant your treatment became. Caitlin was well showcased. You both, indeed, made this something worth listening to. You were gracious to do this for me. It was wonderful to finally hear what you had done. I love Celtic better than anything. I'm proud to have your music here. Thank you both, so much. :)
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MarkHolbrook said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Loving
the backing track waiting for the vocal! The vocal comes in nice and clear. Seems panned a tiny bit left but not at all bad. Very nice! Instant download! Reminds me a little of Loreena Mckinnet
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Thank you
for coming by. I've always wanted to do this. I don't know about the panning as I don't know what to listen for. I did the best I could singing to nothing. The music is sweet and sad at the same time. Thank you. :)
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davisamerica said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
oh my charlene .......
simply gorgeous ...... downloaded.
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
It is all
Doug and Caitlin's grace and gift that made my dream a reality. It is pretty. Wasn't that whistle something? Thank you, Jack. :)
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Symphony101 said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
I also love Celtic
and I'm in awe by what you all did. This is an awesome performance and production and Char, your vocals are sublime, it's one of your best !!! You're brilliant !
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Oh, Yves,
I fell far short but I tried to sing with feeling. You are more than kind. (geesh....) It sounds good because of what Doug and Caitlin did.
Thank you for liking it. :)
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Unique
Voice. Lots of vibrato, and it adds a slight touch of menace that I love. Beautiful. Who did the bagpipe?
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
So nice
to see you enjoyed the piece. I tried to put some emotion into the singing. Doug made the music. I suggested harp, whistle, bagpipe and Church bells. Thank you.
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Doug Somers said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Bagpipe
The bagpipe is the Irish Uileann pipe, and the samples for it are from the world instruments package Ra. The good news is that they have many key-switched articulations for each note (slur up, slur down, vibrato, etc.) which is good for realism, but I found I had to map them out in my own chart to know which notes to choose to make the solo hang together with a live performance kind of feel.

Thanks for the comments!

Doug
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Ex_Silentio said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Genuine
Ah, wonderful. One of my favorite songs of all tyme. So glad you were able to get this down. It's complicated in its simplicity. I love Doug's decision to go primarily ambient with this. The drone is perfect. The added touches are incredible. Celtic harp?! Amazing. Caitlin gets kudos, as well. I like the way you handled "As swans in the evening moved over the lake." Right on. Crucial section. And very nice throughout. The unique Char style is working well. You two did it justice, and THAT is something indeed. Patient and drawn out. Good. You left it as a love song, and hid the tragic nature of it. That's a standard choice, and I think the right one. Lovely solo to the end. Really beautiful work.
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Yes,
I know you like this song. You suggested it to me a little while ago. It is elegant and plaintive. I think I could do better and maybe, be more worthy. But, oh, to be able to sing this lovely thing and have this wonderful music..that is a gift. Doug thought it would be too long with more verses. (I like the sad and tragic nature but I'm kind of a melancholy person.) Thank you so much for your approval. It means a lot. :)
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Doug Somers said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Hey Ex
I recall chatting about this piece with you a long while back. And here we are, ambientish, dronish to be sure, and with heaps of Celtic flourishes. And I finally recorded something with my real physical non-sampled harp, which checks that off my todo list.

Thanks for all the kind words Mr. Silentio, and to Char for being the inspiration for this music. Her work here is lovely. Her soul comes through 'as swans in the evening' and that helps nail it.

Cheers,
Doug
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ShadowofNine said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Fabulous Performances
Stunning....
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Thank you,
Dave. I did as well as I could. Doug and his daughter, Caitlin really..they made it gorgeous. Thank you. :)
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PockBluesman said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
How Apt
Weve just had one of the harshest frosts I've ever known here. As I listen to this the fields across from my house are starting to mist as the sun warms the fields. Scattered through the mist you can just see unmoving Sheep, with their woolly backs it just looks liked they are disolving into the mist. its the most spooky scene. Now imagine that picture with the haunting your melody as a perfect sound track. Char hand on heart that was one of the most moving pieces I've heard this year. now its attached for ever with the scene I've hopfully discribed well. Because Sod it the wifes taken the camera and my phone not charged. Bloody hell.
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Oh, that is so cool.
I'm so happy that you were moved by this piece. I wanted to put a lot of feeling into it. Doug Somers and Caitlin Somers were superb. Thank you. :)
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magnatone said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
CHAR!!!
WOOT! this is very cool my dear! beautiful work, what a wonderful surprise - thanks!
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
I'm glad
that you liked it, Karen. Thank you so much. :)
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RochaMalhada said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Very nice
This is such a great fit - music & vocal work is a match made. I really enjoyed this very much1

. - Harold
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Doug
just had an a capella and of course, his knowledge of Celtic settings. Wonderful that you liked it. Thank you. :)
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papag said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Indeed He does
This is quite enchanting. Your voice powers this piece with its sincerity and delivery. I am lovin it!

Thanks for the dl :)
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
I am beginning
to think I don't hear myself in the same way that you folks do. I thought it was just okay and that I didn't do the song justice. I thought Doug and Caitlin made it so much better. Thank you. :)
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shavingronaldscar said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Stellar!
Your voice is, as always, amazing. I love the style you put forth on this one, really top-notch stuff.
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Ah, Joachim,
my heartfelt thanks that you liked it. Thank you. :)
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Narad said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Celtic
Stunning performance ! You've created such a beautiful atmosphere here !
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
I hope
that Doug comes by to read the wonderful comments. He really made some beautiful music. Thank you. :)
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TERRAPLANE said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Lovely
Charming Char,, your vocal delivery is beautiful & just perfect for Doug & his daughter's mesmerizing track.. This is great folks,,thanks for the DL,T
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
I think
I am lucky in the people who help me with their music and then allow me to post on my page. It is a totally original take on the song. I'm glad you liked it. Thank you. :)
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PeterB7858 said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Haunting
Hi Char. I really like this song and I love this interpretation that you, Caitlin and Doug have put together. It is sparse and haunting, yet beautiful at the same time. Thank you for sharing your combined talents. Regards, Peter
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Hello, Peter.
I'm happy that we made something that is sweetly haunting and in keeping with that intent in the many versions of this song. Thank you. :)
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alackbass said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
He Moves Through The Fair
Wonderful! This is so well put together and performed! Listen to that vocal! Pat yourself on the back Char. Everything about this is outstanding!
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
I'm
starting to hear myself with a kinder ear. I wanted so badly to sing this song but not to sing this song badly. Sinead O'Connor sings this thing! Thanks. :)
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RAVENS said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Wow
The very beginning captured me, how beautiful. Char, this is my fave from you now. Sung with such emotion and that is what I love. The music is hauntingly gorgeous, wow! I always listen through headphones, this is a wonderful collab!

RAVEN ;-)
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Char said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
I think I may be
able to do this better but I couldn't have had more lovely music. Doug Somers and his daughter Caitlin... really put some work into this. It is a privilege to post their work here. I was very pleased with how it sounded. I've been thinking about this for a long time. Thank you so very much. :)
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dave_b said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
He Moves Through The Fair
Powerful, heartfelt vocals sound great. I'm diggin those bagpipes too.
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Char said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
I tried.
I sang with nothing. Oh yes, the whole of the instruments are perfectly executed. I love the pipes, too. Thanks.
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Honza said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Through the fair
"She/He moved through the fair " is truly a great material to work with ... and a good choice for the christmas time by its enchanting feel. You have all done amazing job on adapting this piece and all the performances sound as played right from the heart ... wonderful listen, thank you!
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Char said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Oh yes,
I'm positive that all of love this. Thank you for coming by and for the nice compliment. :)
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ic42 said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
a grand treatment for a grand piece
Char, your voice timbre and singing style embues this with a delicately ghostly feminine spirit. Caitlin's whistle-playing adds to the haunting beauty of this. And Doug's touches with the ethereal drones, bells, and the amazingly realistic bagpipe-scoring makes this glow with the amber light of dusk. Need I say, faved.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Char said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Wow!
Eduard, you hardly fav lightly. Honored. Thank you. :)
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michaeljayklein said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
You at your very best...
This was quite beautiful--all of you deserve a big hand for an exquisite job here....thanks! Michael
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Char said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Michael,
you are such a nice person and lend your praise unselfishly and openly. Thank you so much. :)
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Social_Ice said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Irish Ghost Ballad
Char...a beautiful rendition of one of my favorite vocal/lyrical arrangements...I almost posted the lyrics here...cause it is such moving piece...As She moves through the fiar..

Your haunting, quivering vocals evocative of Sinead Oconnor and Loreena McKennitt.... Be-Tribe's version of this traditional and oft-covered Irish ghost balland on their Spiritual Spiritual cd (2001) features Susan Carol's vocals..... Beautifully collaborated! In joy'd and Dl'd! ~barbara



Char said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Most happy
you were not disappointed. I owe a great deal to the Somers' clan for the beautifully executed music. Thanks. :)
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Carrie71 said 2292 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Awesome
I agree with the comments already said. What a great collab. Your voice goes with this music perfectly. This is my favorite vocal performance by you! Awesome all the way around!
Char said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Well, Celtic
just warms me like nothing else does. There's such a soulfulness in the sound of the traditional instruments. I did as well as I could. Thank you. :)
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Moviz said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Love this
oh, so atmospheric version of this haunting song and Char you've out done yourself here against this wonderful background by Doug and Caitlin.... oh that whistle gets to me every time..... really is a top recording you've all done, regards M
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Char said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Ah, Maurice,
it is ambient and sweet and sad. Doug is a master. Lucky me. Thanks much. :)
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Doug Somers said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Wow Char!
Look what you started girl! I think you're being way too modest in your comments - at least from my perspective :) Your lovely singing has bought a lot of people pleasure and that's a great thing.

Thanks to everyone too for your kind remarks around the backing performances. I'm a HUGE Loreena McKennitt fan, and I know some influence tricked in, but I didn't want to mimic her interpretation - rather set a mood that highlights and dances with Charlene's haunting vocal track.

And to those who liked the 'bagpipes' - these are the Irish version, the Uilleann pipes, played by pumping with the elbow rather than blowing. They are played sitting down, and have an even more forlorn sound than the Scottish Bagpipes, in my view. Whilst I played the real harp on this piece, I don't own a set of Uilleann pipes and so they were 'played' from the keyboard using a terrific set of samples in terms of performance and sound engineering.

I'm really pleased that so many have liked this piece and my hat's off to Char: you're a gem and a pleasure to work with! Keep up the Celtic singing - please!

Doug

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Char said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
You know
that I thought I should sing with music instead of singing first and having music put in second but you and Caitlin made something that is is lovely in its originality and quiet strength. ( And all you had was my idea of the song. Many, many thanks for the generous use I have of your music and mastering. I love this. :)
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damiengh said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
A Polish céilí?
Well, I'm thoroughly amazed. Our Polish Princess pulling off, a celtic themed song. What next, polish pierogi instead of dumplings in me Irish Stew??
Char this is wonderful and I think you've found a new niche to explore.
Doug & Caitlin, such beautiful job in creating a celtic atmosphere for Char to sing on top of.
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Char said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
I've known for
a very long time that though I'm Polish I have an Irish soul. Some mix-up, somewhere, I'm sure. A little long in the tooth to be anybody's princess and now, I'm all weepy because I've never been called that. And I don't need a pint to get weepy. Thank you, pan. :)
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billykirsch said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Char
I'm in awe. This is so deep. Your voice is enchanting. And the droning backing of celtic instruments with distant choirs, strings and bells is a trip to a magic land.

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Char said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
I don't know
how to respond to such wonderful compliments concerning my singing except to say, thank you for your kind appraisal. Oh yes, I didn't hear what Doug and Caitlin accomplished until a day ago and boy, was I totally blown away. They did a beautiful job. Thank you. :)
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Diviner said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Whow
This is really good, love all the sounds and composition, together with the lovely singing. This is really powerful, well done, an excellent collab.
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Char said 2291 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Keith,
I'm happy you liked it. That means a lot to me. Thank you. :)
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hackneybloke said 2291 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
he moves
what a wonderful atmospheric creation. your vocal char is assured and clear and confident....so you don't need the vibrato. the notes you hit at 3.54 are PERFECT..no vibrato....just spot on and beautiful. the orchestration and arrangement is sublime. doug's celtic harp is wonderful.
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Char said 2290 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Julian,
I didn't feel confident. I was a bit scared. I agree with you that Doug really did a great job. Thanks.
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crissew said 2290 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Really haunting
This is really great char. I was just wondering about you. Maybe we have just been missing each other. Really haunting sound, with just the right amount of ear candy in the background. Really enjoyed this! So peaceful. Thanks for the DL
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Char said 2290 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Hi, Charles..
I don't come here as often as I did. It is a pretty song. I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you.
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Morning Light said 2290 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Wow, Char......
Your voice is amazing!!!
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Char said 2290 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
You are
sweet to say that, Linda. I'm just happy that I can carry a tune. Thanks. :)
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kassia said 2289 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
wow
Char, your voice is perfect for this. Very nice. Doug, those Uileann pipes are gorgeous, as is all the background. I've always loved this song, but this version is very special. Caitlin, I would LOVE to hear more of your whistle/flute playing. This is so beautiful.
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Char said 2288 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Hey, Shay.
I hoped it would be all right. What Doug and Caitlin added made it quite beautiful to listen to. I agree that we could do with more from both of the Somers'. Thank you. :)
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VicDiesel said 2289 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Celtic
You're a talent, miss Char. Entirely sui generis, but a talent nonetheless. This is a lovely collaboration. Much enjoyed.
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Char said 2288 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Oh,
"one of a kind'...huh? You are in a Latin mood, I'm assuming. I wish I were better but I think the Somer's made up for my shortcomings as much as possible. I do try and it is a real boost that you like it. Thank you, Mr. Diesel. :)
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rok41 said 2288 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Hi Char!
I don't know how I missed this! Very well performed and mixed! Haunting melody...love it!
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Char said 2288 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Oh yes,
one of the the most alluring melodies I've heard. I love what Doug Somers put together and I'm privileged to have the opportunity to sing the piece. I'm so glad that you liked it. Thank you. :)
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Jarvoid said 2287 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Hmmm...I seem
to have managed to either delete my own comment or failed to post it....this one of the nicest pieces I have heard all year...wistful and haunting in its melody and ruefulin its lyrics.


Chris
Char said 2287 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Yes, Chris,
You deleted your comment and my glowing endorsement of your superhuman ability to recognize excellent musicianship...;-)
All kidding aside, I am grateful that you liked this enough to comment twice. Doug and Caitlin made it special. Thank you, again.
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jdholliday said 2287 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Char
you are such a bright light here! Thank you for that!
I heard this at work on crappy speakers and liked it then, but here at home, wow, wonderful backer and very Billie Holliday vocals, extremely well sung! Beautiful song! You reached new heights here vocally!
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Char said 2287 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
James,
You have always been so complimentary. I am grateful. thanks. :)
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tonestones said 2287 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Very well done
Char, I love these folk pieces. You, Doug and Caitlin did an excellent job with this. Your vibrato fits this really nicely. Doug and Caitlin did an excellent job with the backing track. Very nice!
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Char said 2287 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Yeah,
me too. I love that stuff. Yes, I chose my collaborators well. It gets better with each listen. Thank you. :)
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MotherofMeursault said 2287 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
My goodness.
That's strong medicine! By turns powerful and tender, thoroughly captivating. You're on your own in the ether of that background wash, Char, and you acquit yourself beautifully. Very moving.

MoM
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Char said 2286 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
I appreciate
very much that you thought I did okay. I wanted to do as well as I could. I love what Doug Somers did and I'm happy that he and his daughter chose to make this with me. Thank you.
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Mosaica said 2286 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Spine tingling
Wow - that harp is wonderful. Atmospheric, strong & precision vocal line.
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Char said 2285 days ago (December 24th, 2010)
Gee,
I'm so pleased you thought it was nice. I'm nothing compared to you, but the music is lovely, I do agree. Thank you. :)
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Henke said 2285 days ago (December 24th, 2010)
Very sweet music
to which your voice fit beautifully. Thanks!

/Henke
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Char said 2285 days ago (December 24th, 2010)
Oh,
thank you for listening. You've always been so supportive. It means a lot to me. :)
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tokai said 2284 days ago (December 25th, 2010)
Char
close to my heart... i remember the first time i heard this sound in a bar in Sligo. Wow, beautiful.
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Char said 2283 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Thank you,
dear one. I think it is a lovely piece that I tried not to mess up. I had a lot of help with it from Doug and Caitlin. That is some brilliant instrumentation. Thank you so much. :)
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richard13 said 2284 days ago (December 25th, 2010)
A hauntingly beautiful collaboration
which I almost missed. Very glad I didn't. You maybe should have included all the verses: this is a keeper version of a classic tune. Great job ladies and gent.
Merry Christmas Char.
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Char said 2283 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Oh, thank
you, my friend, Richard. I'm glad you liked it. All the verses are on PM's page. Happy New Year, Richard. Thank you so much. :)
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richard13 said 2282 days ago (December 27th, 2010)

I don't want to READ them, I want to hear you sing them. Oh well, the part you did was still good ;-)
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mvh9591 said 2280 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Very Nice_____
Char - What a unique and beautiful voice you have. This is really great.

Enjoyed much - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Char said 2280 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
I don't
know what to say. I don't think I have much of a voice but I try to do well. The music makes this quite plaintive. Thank you. :)
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cormacbrenock said 2280 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
thats beautiful
Well done ! Sing it your way .
I am Irish and I enjoyed it .
Your diction is perfect , some singers can be indistinct but I could make out every word.
Well done thumbs up from the Irish fella here.
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Char said 2280 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Oh my..
I am so glad you liked it. It was a dream. I love Celtic. I don't have an Irish accent and decided not to try one. Thank you so much for thumbs up. The music was really wonderful. :)
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composerclark said 2280 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Beautiful
This is beautifully done; meditative, spiritual music. And that Irish whistle is fantastic! I just love that. You sing beautifully. All the best to you and your loved ones during the holiday season and in the new year!
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Char said 2280 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Thank you
Clark. Doug and Caitlin played it just right. I try. Thank you. :)
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Jscott said 2279 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Char
Well written and very beautiful!!
Nice job, thanks for posting, enjoyed
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Char said 2279 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
The Somers'
and I will take beautiful, any day. I only changed a few words as this is a very old ballad. I'm happy you liked it. Thank you so much for coming by. :)

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Loob said 2277 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Yes very haunting.
Has a genuine Celtic feel to it. Really a sad kind of feel to this. Much enjoyed!
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Char said 2277 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Thank you.
I wanted to do as well as I could. I love Celtic. Yes, it is a "ghost ballad" and is meant to be very sad. It is all about profound loss and dashed dreams. Thank you. :)

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echoroom said 2276 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
All about Char
I remember first hearing this, in my goth days, when a band called All About Eve covered this.
This version puts theirs to shame. what a voice Char!
Thanks so much for sharing this.
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Char said 2275 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
My goodness..
really? I thought I was barely singing passably but I so wanted to try it. Goth style. That must have been cool. Thank you very much. I don't know how I got so lucky to be able to sing for such nice people. :)
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ramonaji said 2275 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
it's beautiful
interesting, your singing style evokes for me Indian bhajan singers (a very amazing and impossible style), with this Celtic piece... what a combination!
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Char said 2274 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
No kidding?
You know, Ramona, that I keep telling everyone I haven't a clue as to what I'm doing. I think I hear what you mean. (It's those places where I go high, right?) Thanks for listening, hon. :)
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rdalin said 2273 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Beautiful song
I didn't expect this - so much emotion! Your voice is beautiful, Char
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Char said 2273 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Gee,
thank you. Again, I'm happy I can carry a tune. You are very kind and I appreciate the compliment. Thank you. :)
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Firesign said 2272 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
wow
what an electrifying track. awesome
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Char said 2272 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Electrifying..
really? I'm glad you enjoyed the listen. Thank you, Firesign. :)
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lholden said 2271 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
beautiful
The intro has such an expectant feeling... beautiful. Your voice is so enjoyable to listen to, so clear and true. Well done. Thanks for posting.
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Char said 2271 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Laura,
Posting songs is my only fun. Working with actual musicians is a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to listen. :)
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mrattue said 2271 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Live and living!
Hi Char,

This is the first song of yours that i have heard and i'm very impressed by your sincere and unadorned delivery.

Sounds like a genuinely Celtic occasion, when family and friends get up to sing and perform something that means so much to both them and the audience.

Moving.


Marc
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Char said 2271 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Well,
I thank you heartily for that appraisal. As Damien pointed out, I'm an American of Polish descent with no Irish in me. I love everything Celtic. I tried to sing well. Thank you.

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grahame1956 said 2270 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Haunting
This needs a health warning in a good way!! it is beautiful and atmospheric and will follow me round now for days, probably cropping up when I least expect it. Trouble is, it makes me a bit emotional too so I'm gonna have to keep that under control. I'll be back to listen for more.
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Char said 2270 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Gee, people are still
coming by to listen? I'm glad it touched your heart...it has to be the gorgeous but sad music. Thank you. :)
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dimm witness said 2266 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
moving
and poignant rendition of a very challenging song. wonderful ;-)
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Char said 2266 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Thank you
for stopping in to hear this. I'm so glad you approve. :)
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bud said 2266 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Wow - what rock have I been under?
this is great Char - really wonderful read on this classic tune - an a fine setting to be keeping company with. You've come a long way from the pinhole mic.
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Char said 2266 days ago (January 13th, 2011)
Oh, Kevin,
You've been busy. I'm really happy that you thought I did okay. It was just me in front of the computer, singing with my fingers crossed. Then, Doug and his daughter added the elegant music, for which I'll never be able to thank them enough. I would've sung again.. to music, but Doug thought it was all right. So, I finally got to sing Celtic. Thank you. :)
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WharmtonRise said 2264 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Really,
really, really, REALLY nice work guys. Vocal is superb over this magnificent backdrop. The vocal vibrato adds a real air of innocence. Beautiful.
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Char said 2264 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
The music
was perfect and enough different from other treatments to have an honest and fresh impact. I am no great singer but I felt this song. Thank you for the compliment. :)
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Bob Rodgers said 2263 days ago (January 15th, 2011)
Oh
I do love this Char, this is just superb, what a great song. Fantastic sound from the instruments, a lovely atmospheric vibe I got from this, it's beautiful.
You sing a superb vocal, gave me goosebumps!
I downloaded after hearing the first notes played.
Thank you and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Char said 2263 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
You are
very kind. I thought that Doug Somers and Caitlin Somers gave this song an original treatment which would have carried well as an instrumental. I don't think I was very good at all but I'm so happy that so many were able to find it nice to listen to. I have wanted to try Celtic for a long time. Thank you so much.
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FEEL said 2256 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
Great piece
Very celtic for sure. It sounds great on my studio speakers. Kudos to all involved. Thanks for sharing...Enjoyed!
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Char said 2256 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
Thank you,
John, for having a listen. :)
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MarcusPerry said 2254 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Beauitiful!
I love this. I've always enjoyed Celtic music.

The vocals are great, Char! Nice work all around on this one. I love the openess of the sound..very rich.
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Char said 2254 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Why,
it is nice to find another who is charmed by Celtic. I am glad you liked the sound. I did, too. Thank you. :)
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scaustrita said 2252 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
The Voice Fits Flawlessly
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Char said 2251 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
That's
really encouraging that you think so. The vocal was done first. I thought it would be just a demo, but Doug told me not to re-record to music. So, the fitting together was Doug's accomplishment. Thank you. :)
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Doug Somers said 2250 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Wow Char, the comments keep rolling in
You touched a lot of folks out there, that's for sure. Revel in your Celticness (Celticity ???). Your Celtic spirit - I think the Celts were all over Europe at one time in the past so who knows - maybe even Poland!

Thank you, Char, for being the instigator for this project. You're such a pleasure to work with, and you sent me great material I could use straightaway without retakes. Rather pro of you :)

Thanks too, from Caitlin and me, to all of the new people who have made such kind comments about the Somers' contribution. Working on this piece was a lot of fun. Char, maybe we should do another one in the Celtic tradition some day?

Doug
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Char said 2250 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Hello, Doug,
It is what you and your lovely and talented daughter, Caitlin, brought to this...that is the elegance and understated beauty in this piece. I quite honestly don't think I sang all that well but I was totally elated to try. I would love to make up a new Celtic-ish song. I agree that the song was well received and what a relief that I didn't mess up. Thank you, Doug and Caitlin. We have some nice folks here. Thanks, all.
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jibes said 2249 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
He Moves Through The Fair
Sorry I missed this when it was out but never late than never. Excellent!!!!
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Char said 2249 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Goodness,
there's so much here. I'm really happy that you liked it. I love Celtic and it was a wonderful chance for me to try it. Thank you. :)
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thinkfish said 2248 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Lovely voice
Charlene, You have very interesting and original vocal and music is just beautiful. I really like it to use such a voice like Yours in my music. That's could it be interesting. Great job! Thank You for sharing :)
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Char said 2248 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Many thanks
to you for coming by to hear this. Happy you liked it. You are welcome.
I have added to others' songs and that has been very rewarding. I have no one else to make songs for. :)
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falcef said 2243 days ago (February 4th, 2011)
He Moves Through The Fair
Hello good musician the song is beautiful and interesting sounds are good choice and rhythm. Congratulations and best wishes from falcef hello in Italy. Haaaa Harp Celtic and bagpipe beauty song
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Char said 2243 days ago (February 4th, 2011)
Well,
thank you sincerely, for finding time to listen and comment. It was a dream come true for me, thanks to Doug and Caitlin Somers. Best to you from Ohio. :)
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li3detect0r said 2243 days ago (February 4th, 2011)
Thank you!
This is beautiful, you are too modest, your voice sounds like Enya mixed with something else...oh I know elegance.
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Char said 2243 days ago (February 4th, 2011)
Wow...
I am touched that you think such a complimentary thing. Thank you so very much. That made my day. :)
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ste said 2242 days ago (February 5th, 2011)
lovely
singing char sound great over the pedal note. top job on all the backing too.
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Char said 2242 days ago (February 6th, 2011)
Oh thank you,
ste. If you read any of these comments you know I really love Celtic and I wanted to sing something like this for a long time. I love the elegance of this backing. Thank you.
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Swanny said 2240 days ago (February 7th, 2011)
WOW!
My headphones are in love!
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Char said 2240 days ago (February 7th, 2011)
Aw,
thank you. I owe a lot to Doug Somers and his daughter, Caitlin. :)
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Corporal Beef said 2238 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
I'm a Little Late to the Party...
...but I'm still glad I came. Such a haunting melody for such romantic prose. Your vocals are amazing! Full of expression and emotion, and your phrasing is spot on. Very cool. Thanks for posting.
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Char said 2238 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Yeah,
I agree that the music is haunting... and ethereal. I had nothing to listen to while I sang except for the melody in my head. I thought I would sing to music, but Doug used the a capella as it was. Thank you for the compliments. I tried. I don't have as much experience singing Celtic as I have listening to it. Love the qualities in Celtic that touch the heart: the instruments and the stories. Thank you very much, :)
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SCJohnson59 said 2235 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Sounds like ...
what may have happened if Sarah McClaughlin and Sting hung out! :) ... enjoyed!
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Char said 2235 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Thank you
for coming by. We did want something a little different. Though I am no great singer, the Somers' are fine musicians who made this lovely music.
Thank you. :)
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telecaster29 said 2234 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
lovely voice
and arrangement too. particularly the whistle and pipes.
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Char said 2234 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
It is nice
and low key but still moving, I agree. Thanks so very much. :)
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Outtaorbit said 2234 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Oh yes.....
Nicely done
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Char said 2233 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
I really
appreciate your appraisal. It meant a great deal to me to try a Celtic piece. Thank you.
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SJB said 2234 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Hello Char
I really like what you've done here - a great collaboration. Your vocal delivery has that cletic quality and it's that along with the instrumental setting that catagorises this form. The understated backing is perfect and the pipes sound like the real deal which is a tricky act to pull off.
Enjoyed it a lot!
best wishes
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Char said 2233 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Hello, Steve.
I had no idea what Doug Somers would do but I was sure it would be lovely. Thank you for the compliments for the music. I'm happy it sounds good, considering I never sang something like this before. Thank you.
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Doug Somers said 2232 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Many thanks
for your kind words about the pipes and backing Steve. Isn't Char following a sort of calling here? I think so...

Doug
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DWL said 2233 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Moving through the fair
very sweetly.

Beautifully done.

Kudos to all!

Cheers

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Char said 2232 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Wow,
for Dick Langford to approve, now, "that" is something. Thank you so very much. :)
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Doadars Uncle said 2231 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Cool!
Great environment! So nice!
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Char said 2231 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Why
thank you. Much appreciated. :)
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falcef said 2228 days ago (February 19th, 2011)
He Moves Through The Fair
Salve ha melody a beauty voce ok and instrument atmosfhere medieval scotland country. Tanks comment my song recreation samba, bye bye falcef from italy
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Char said 2228 days ago (February 19th, 2011)
My pleasure
to listen and comment on your music, falcef. Thank you for listening to this, a labor of love. :)
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oldlibmike said 2228 days ago (February 19th, 2011)
Amazing!
We have a lovely Celtic fest here in Bethlehem, PA and I heard this song there - sung by a girl there from Ireland. I like this one better! Very good blend and as you stated, not over-produced! Thanks for sharing this.
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Char said 2228 days ago (February 20th, 2011)
That is
so very nice of you. To be compared favorably with an Irish lass, well that is gratifying. So glad you enjoyed the music. Thank you very much. :)
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Gato said 2225 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Magnificent
So etherial and mysterious to me. Very Haunting and as expected I Love It! I love the voice, the instruments and everything about it . Very well done!
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Char said 2225 days ago (February 22nd, 2011)
Gee...
that is so very nice of you. I wonder if Doug comes by to see that people respond to all his fine work. Thank you so much. :)
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BlueAttitude said 2224 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Yes!

You wouldn't know it from the music I do myself, but I love celtic music! There is something about those haunting melodies that gets me every time. I read the song description, I think your vocal is good, that is quite the vibrato you have! Music is wonderful too, love that whistle! I very much enjoyed this :)
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Char said 2224 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Yes, me too.
The sound of the instruments make Celtic ballads emotional and often, heart rending. I tried. Certainly, what I lack in skill was compensated for with Doug's music. I am very happy that you liked it. Thank you. :)
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Doug Somers said 2205 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
It's lovely to see all the kind remarks
Thank you to Dick, Doug, Falcef, Mike, Gato and Dave for your supportive comments about our tune. I am really impressed at the continued interest this piece has generated and again thank Char for being asked to be a part of it. She is a gem!

Doug
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Char said 2205 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Me too,
Doug. I was beyond happy that I could give it a whirl and have your music to make it so classy. Thank you, Doug.
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AbstractVision said 2169 days ago (April 20th, 2011)
Beautiful
Being a Celt this stuck a lovely chord in my heart, thank you, beautifully done.
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Char said 2169 days ago (April 20th, 2011)
Aw,
THat is So very kind of you. I love Celtic and I did as well as could...nothing special. It is Doug and Caitlin that knew what they were doing. Thank you. :)
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Macaudion said 2052 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Quite simply...
BEAUTIFUL! I don't recall that i've ever associated you with innocence, Char. but your voice in this, altho strong and full of the kind of sustenance that says, "i have lived", it is served with a heaping serving of innocence in this. it's quite a beautiful thing. the sparse composition, which is also quite a beautiful piece, it was made for being paired with your truckloads of talent. "truckloads"... how elegant, huh... ok, so i need more coffee... a wonderful piece of art all the way around. just, stunning! thanks! dion
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Char said 2052 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Yes,
you got me. I am not a world wise person. I hope innocence isn't the same as clueless. The Sommers' made the captivating music. So glad you came by. Thank you, Dion. :)
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poodyglitz said 1988 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
This Works
Definitely haunting (I mean that in a good way). The arrangement is almost cinematic while the voice adds a whole other dimension. The vocal performance is well matched to the arrangement. I love that unusual vibrato, it really adds to the piece.

Refreshing.
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Char said 1988 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
Doug and
Caitlin Somers are excellent musicians. I can't say the same for myself. You are very kind. Thank you.
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apb said 1986 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
Always liked this piece
and you do a fine rendition and definitely add something of yourself to it. Awesome natural vibrato on your voice Charlene, great bed too Doug+daughter.
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Char said 1986 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
Why, thank you,
Alan. You can tell the Somers know what they are about. And, I can share that was nervous. :)
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Doug Somers said 1984 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
Many thanks
first to Char, then to Alan, Macca, Poodyglitz and Billy for having a listen and leaving such kind words. If I had known that this piece would be receiving comments almost a year later I would have worked even harder on the mix and also tidied up a few other things here and there. In any event I'm glad you all liked this one, and I am certainly overwhelmed with the response. Take another bow Charlene!

Peace,
Doug
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Hydrogen3 said 1961 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Beautiful
Instrumentals very rare to hear a real harp and Low D these days! Char's vocals are are quite STUNNING in this piece!
H 3:)
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Char said 1961 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
The music
is really pretty, isn't it? I did my best. Thank you so much.
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SeanLawrence said 1959 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Love it!
Your vocals are very fitting and unique (in a good way!) :)
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Char said 1959 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Thank you
very much, Sean. I sang it without music. It is a pretty piece. Thanks.
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TheTwitchingPattern said 1918 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
...
Colour me impressed; this is great stuff!
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Char said 1917 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
I
am grateful for any listens. Thank you.
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Philip18 said 1833 days ago (March 20th, 2012)
He moves through the fair
A haunting piece and your rendition. vocally and musically, does it full justice. I imagine the singer standing on the battlements of Edinburgh castle on a moonlit night. That whistle is spine chilling. Crystal clear production. Excellent! Glad I finally caught up with it. And by the way, I hope Caitlin is still in Australia - we need more low D whistle players here!
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Char said 1833 days ago (March 20th, 2012)
Of course,
I wish I was a really terrific singer. I was greatly helped by Doug and Caitlin to make it as lovely, musically, as it is. You are so very kind.
I don't know where Caitlin is but I'm sure she's making beautiful music.
Thank you very much.
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Doug Somers said 1789 days ago (May 3rd, 2012)
Caitlin in Oz
Philip (and Hydrogen, Sean and Twitching) thanks so much for your most supportive comments. It was a pleasure to work with Charlene on this one, especially on a tune I knew well and have a very soft spot for. When Char let me know she would like to work together on this piece it was a no-brainer. What was also a spooky coincidence was that Caitlin had been practicing this piece on her own well before I had asked her about joining our project.

After over a year in Sydney Caitlin is back in Canada so I'm afraid she won't be around to grace the Australian air with her low D whistle playing in the near term. However, never say never as she is engaged to a fellow from Sydney who came with her back to Canada. One never knows where the future may take them. Could Melbourne be in the cards some day?

Cheers from France,
Doug

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Diego_B said 1574 days ago (December 4th, 2012)
He Moves Through The Fair
The endless fan list of this tune says it all... Great celtic atmosphere, nice vocals with a perfect timing, enjoyed it!
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Char said 1573 days ago (December 5th, 2012)
The music
is quite ethereally lovely. An enchanting song. I was very nervous trying to do this. But, as I have often said, it was terrific to finally be able to give it a try. I so appreciate your listen and support. Thank you.
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From a humble beginning as an audience to three id's and now, working without a collaborator on my own page.... I've come a long way. Many thanks to those who have encouraged and helped. Thank you, Mark Holbrook, for finding the mac for me and introd... [see more]

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Celtic music is a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic peoples of Western Europe. The term Celtic music may refer to both orally-transmitted traditional music and recorded popular music with o

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