BlueBellsChronicles

Filmed just before heading into a bird sanctuary in Oregon. In June of 2019, a friend and I made the trek to Oregon to meet Margaret J. Anderson. Margaret is the author of In the Keep of Time, a children's time travel and adventure novel that became my favorite childhood novel and was a profound influence on my own writing. https://amzn.to/2QuzPUd

Before our lunch and dinner with Margaret, we visited the bird sanctuary and filmed some music. Note the birds singing in the background.

To read about Meeting Margaret, this amazing woman who studied genetics and biology and wrote both fiction and non-fiction for children, read my blog entry: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2019/06/meeting-margaret.html

In the ongoing series of Scottish and medieval music and Scottish and medieval locations, you'll likely recognize Loch Lomond. The location is the 'Pilgrim's Way' crossing the exposed causeway that leads out to Lindisfarne, of the northeast coast of England.

One of the last scenes of the Blue Bells Chronicles (at the end of The Battle is O'er) takes place on this causeway, as the tide is coming in -- hence the visit here. https://amzn.to/2CiVR3Y

During low tide, you can walk from the mainland to the island, about 3 miles. Plan for 2 hours walking time. Chris and I walked most of the way to the mainland and back. We stopped short of the mainland due to arriving at a place where a 'river' of sorts still ran. Although we could have waded across, the water would likely have been well past our knees, maybe to our waists, and we couldn't risk getting the cameras wet.

When I have a blog post up about Lindisfarne and the Pilgrim's Way, I'll add the link.
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The old Scottish folksong, Blue Bells of Scotland, was later turned into a theme and variations 'show off' piece for trombone, who, like my main character Shawn, went to audition for second chair and was given first. (Something I didn't know when I wrote that as Shawn's story!

For a deeper history of Hermitage and the stories about its hauntings, see my blog post: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2017/10/songs-in-scotland-fanaid-grove.html

For a more complete history of the song, see my blog post: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2010/10/blue-bells-of-scotland-folk-song.html

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Gabriel's Horn talks with Judith Granahan, author of DANCERS OF THE THIRD AGE and her brand new novel, just out, SEE THAT HOUSE.

DANCERS OF THE THIRD AGE:

Dancers of the Third Age, set in present day in Arizona, is the story of three women. Libby is a recent widow who adored her husband. Together they were foster parents, gave time and money to repair homes for the poor. Alone now, feeling unnecessary and out dated, Libby struggles to find purpose in her life. Her friend Ginger is a self made millionaire, who believes in plastic surgeons, gin in anything and her fourth husband. Their ideas on how the world runs is shaken when Anna Mae, an acquaintance, dumps her long held, deep, dark secret on them. Fighting their distaSte for Anna Mae, Libby and Ginger get coerced into helping Anna Mae face what she did so long ago. Their journey both challenges and changes them and those they meet along the way.

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SEE THAT HOUSE

Kate McKenzie loves working in the Publicity Department of a large company. She is crushed when told she is to replace the woman in Finance who died in a fiery car crash. Needing a paycheck she takes the transfer and updates her resume. Checking the latest payroll report she discovers the company is paying six employees not on any department’s list. Then, finding a spreadsheet that seems to link several company investment funds together, she takes both problems to Marshall Pope, Head of Finance. Marshall blames her inexperience then promises to clear things up. Marshall quickly discusses the situation with his half-brother Jackson Slater, Head of Security at the company and they agree, like the dead woman, Kate has to go. Can Kate stay one step ahead of the murderous duo intent on bringing the company down to repay the wrong done to their mother years ago?

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For more on medieval Scotland and music, visit http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/

In March of 2018, I started composing a series of pieces in the style of Celtic jigs and reels. Around April, I was looking at a 'barn house,' an old barn completely renovated into a spacious home with lots of wide open spaces inside and out.

As I wrote this piece, I was thinking of my own seven boys running around and having fun in this open space and also of the Dick Francis novel DECIDER, about architect Lee Morris who, with his wife and six sons (and a seventh on the way by the end of the novel!) does in fact live in a converted and renovated barn!

The composition is included in my new release GLENMIRRIL GARDEN: CELTIC MUSIC NEW AND OLD available at amazon

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Judd Knauss on guitar.
Filmed by John Siqveland
Flute: Pearl alto

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From the collection Glenmirril Garden: Celtic Music Old and New

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For more on medieval Scotland and music, visit http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/

Michael Dean, co-editor of the Gabriel's Horn Poetry Anthology and author of the poetry collection, Seashells, reads at the Gabriel's Horn poetry anthology event, along with four of our twenty-nine poets. Learn more about them and their work:

Sara Dovre Wudali (https://twitter.com/saradovrewudali)
Barry MacDonald (Tekkan) (https://www.facebook.com/barry.macdonald.1293)
Mark Connor (http://boxersandwritersmagazine.com/)
Rebecca May Hope (https://rebeccamayhope.com/)

Gabriel's Horn is now accepting submissions for our next anthology:
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A sing along!

For more on medieval Scotland and music, visit http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/

Bob Miller has just talked with Michael and I at Books and Brews about his Chrysalis Chronology science fiction series. He now performs his famous Relentless Ring and String routine.

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For more on medieval Scotland and music, visit http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/

For sheet music of this and other pieces:
https://lauravosika.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/

For more on medieval Scotland and music, visit http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/

From Startled by JOY 2019: new poetry in traditional forms.

Our new anthology features Thomas R. Smith and Dan Blum, along with poets from around the United States, Canada, and England.

This reading includes:

Sea Song by J.A. Sellers
Poem of Plight by Dan Blum
Sir, Take Your Monkeys by Laura Vosika

If you would like to submit to future anthologies:
http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/...

Available:

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For more on medieval Scotland and music, visit http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/

From Startled by JOY 2019: new poetry in traditional forms.

Our new anthology features Thomas R. Smith and Dan Blum, along with poets from around the United States, Canada, and England.

If you would like to submit to future anthologies:
http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/p/poetry-anthology.html

Available:

Print https://amzn.to/2WEddVm
Kindle https://amzn.to/2F2pNTw
All ebooks https://books2read.com/u/bP0MAY

For more on medieval Scotland and music, visit http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/

Playing at Tillie's Farmhouse in St. Paul, MN. First time Judd and I played with a vocalist and first time performing in public for Mike. Also...his grandson was born right about the time he was singing! He got a picture by text shortly after we finished our set.

For more on medieval Scotland and music, visit http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/

Appelfred & Oswald

Underground Music Cafe 11.11.18

Armistice Day, Nov11, 2018. Hoorah to my son, a United States Marine. A hit from 1941 seemed like a good choice today. Thanks to all the great musicians who were there tonight.

Q = 60, how to swing eighths

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A tale of time travel...mysteries and miracles, romance and redemption...ranging across modern and medieval Scotland.

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