Song of the Week Featuring Gabrielle Aplin’s The Power of Love

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Thank you BBC1 for turning me on to yet another amazing British artist.  This time it’s solo artist Gabrielle Aplin with the song The Power of Love.  Seriously – both the song and video are chill-inducing.  What the heck is chill-inducing you ask?  It’s when you have chills up your arms because it’s THAT freakin’ […]

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New Music–CHVRCHES

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It’s new music Tuesday for the Scottish trio CHVRCHES.  I love this play on letters.  And yes, I agree with this BBC article – you must use all caps when writing, err typing their name. (And don’t forget the “E”) Today their debut studio album Bones of What You Believe is released in the States.  […]

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Brit Artist of the Week – Discopolis

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While listening to BBC Radio Scotland for my daily dose of Scottish immersion, I heard a cool song that I think you’ll enjoy by Discopolis.  They are an “electro-indie” band that hails from Edinburgh.  Their latest song, “Zenithopia” was released earlier this month. What the heck does “zenithobia” mean?  I couldn’t find a definition, but […]

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Do they really make tartan sheep in Scotland?

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To find out, check out my stint as a guest blogger over at Celtic Hearts.  Here’s a brief glimpse at the kind of sheep you can find in Ireland and Scotland.  Check out my post to see more…  You won’t be disappointed. Photo Credit:  P. Stubbs […]

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Brit Artist of the Week–Ed Sheeran

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Last week Ed Sheeran won the Best Male Solo Artist at the Brit Awards.  His performance of his hit song “Lego House” was masterful.    If you’ve never seen the official video for “Lego House” you’ll want to check it out.  Harry Potter fans will immediately recognize someone they’ve grown to love.  Be sure to watch […]

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Song of the Week–“Next To Me”

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A couple weeks ago I heard Emeli Sandè’s latest single, “Next to Me,” on the Tom Morton Show.  Immediately I was tapping my toes to the infectious beat.  It’s a little gospel, a little rock and a whole lot of soul. Did you know that the Scottish singer is also a songwriter?  She’s written for […]

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Song of the Week – “In The End”

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After selling out their UK tour, Snow Patrol will kick off their North American tour on March 29th in Orlando.  Check out their latest single, “In The End”. Linked from Snowpatrol.com My favorite verse:  “In the end.  There is nothing more to life than love, is there?” Profound eh?  But I find most of their […]

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The Story of Music

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I am one of those people that loves a song more after I hear the words. I write to music and depending on the type of scene I’m writing, prefer different tuneage. For me, I connect best with songs that have a deeper meaning. A song that makes you feel the music in a deep […]

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