Searchlight 2020 Voting Day 8

Day 8 of 10 for Round 1 Voting in #Searchlight2020.Β  I have received wonderful, kind support thus far and certainly appreciate it very much.Β  Here’s a photo of Michael’s first calf, Robin, with one of her troupe.Β  Check out the pose- does that look familiar? πŸ™‚ Thank you for your time, interest, and support. Again, here’s the link to vote: https://ngx.me/3pBXGbi.h?ngxItemID=c4d114c4a09c978f8df89a57d06d6e35

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Searchlight2020 Voting Day 7

We’re one week in! Brush that snow off and keep voting daily for “Hey Girl”, if you will, please. Every vote counts in a big way and likes and shares do too! Thank you so much for your support! Here is the link: https://ngx.me/3pBXGbi.h?ngxItemID=c4d114c4a09c978f8df89a57d06d6e35

 

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Searchlight 2020 Voting Day 5

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We’re at the Mid way point for Round 1 of CBC #Searchlight2020! Please, if you would, continue voting daily through February 13 for Hey Girl. Likes and Shares are also very helpful.Β  Link: https://ngx.me/3pBXGbi.hngxItemID=c4d114c4a09c978f8df89a57d06d6e35

Michael trivia: Favourite treats: clover- especially the pink, and Hawthorn berries. β™₯

 

Searchlight 2020

I have entered the CBC’s #Searchlight2020 with an original song I wrote for Michael. I raised Michael after she lost her mother.

The song is lyrically simple but I think it’s strong and authentic.

Round 1 voting has just opened and runs to February 13th. After that, 100 entries will move forward to Round 2.Β  I’d greatly appreciate sharing and voting, if you would. Voting can be done daily, and, I think, is allowed on multiple devices.Β  Here is my link:

https://ngx.me/3pBXGbi.h?ngxItemID=c4d114c4a09c978f8df89a57d06d6e35

I’ll be posted related content daily, as a reminder to vote each day.Β  Thank you so much for your support! β™₯

 

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Celtfest 2018

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Interesting Location to busk… Naismith statue… one of my grade six/seven teachers, Mr. Naismith (of course), was related to Dr. Naismith, inventor of basketball.

 

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Ready to start…

 

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Decided to start with Tin Whistle. Look closely at this photo. πŸ™‚

 

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It’s a Long Way to Tipperary

 

After busking for a couple of hours, headed to Gemmill Park and checked out the vendors there. Some cool stuff, indeed… photo to follow later. πŸ™‚

 

 

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Headliner, Heather Rankin(!), during soundcheck before her show started, asked her piano player if she had her clothespins. Yes, she said, “clothespins”, which drew my attention here. Please refer back to earlier photo with “Look closely… :)” included in the caption. πŸ™‚ Great minds πŸ˜‰

 

Heather has put together a great songlist for this show. One of my favourites is this “throwback” from “The Rankin Family” Bellsβ™₯

 

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Great musician, charming performer. Lovely show!
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Cool stuff, see? πŸ™‚
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This guy’s name is Liam, but he plays Tin Whistle like Tommy. πŸ˜€

Busker girl :)

The Arnprior Sunday Market‘s been going well for Musicalmagicalaurie. πŸ™‚ The public’s been quite supportive. People seem to enjoy what I do and I make a fair bit more than minimum wage most days- very encouraging! One more Sunday left in the season- Sept. 24, 2017. Β I’ve had a lot of fun with character and costume considerations for this project, indeed. Character’s me, Β I think. πŸ™‚ But I’ve been performing public domain traditional and folk songs so there’s definitely period vibe and I’ve had alot of fun thinking perhaps there’s some gypsy in the character. Like I was just passing through Arnprior and landed on this corner to stop and have a go at giving folks some tunes. Kind of like the girls selling flowers on the street back in the day, or something. Β I love period works and this has been a make your own work project I’ve quite enjoyed. I don’t know if I’ll get to wear my Jones New York dress that I picked up at our local thrift store for 4 or 5 dollars, I think it was 4, don’t remember now. I’ve been weighing it in my mind. I think it could work- hello, flower selling girl found this in the Goodwill bin, how fortunate! πŸ™‚ We’ll see- supposed to be pretty warm weather. I’ve taken some promo photos with the dress (pale lime green), anyway. πŸ™‚ Some others with my various costume choices, too. Most of the clothing pieces, including the shoes (gifted), were gifted to me or thrift shop purchases. The brown gauchos were purchased new from Thailand, though- love them, as you may have noticed here, previously. πŸ™‚

 

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A couple of weeks ago, after I played my first song- 2 fives! Got one before the song, and one after. πŸ™‚ You can see the bottom of my “Camptown Races” dress.

 

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