Searchlight 2020 Voting Day 10!

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Round 1 Voting for #Searchlight2020 closes at 3p.m. Eastern/ 12p.m. Pacific today, so if you want to vote, you’ll need to do so before then.  Link: https://ngx.me/3pBXGbi.h?ngxItemID=c4d114c4a09c978f8df89a57d06d6e35

Likes, shares, comments are also extremely helpful- I value your insight.  Thank you so much for the support  you’re providing. ♥    

This can be a vulnerable place to be, and it’s been encouraging and heartwarming to receive support for this song because it matters to me on a personal level. Thank you for letting me share Michael with you and for joining me in celebrating her.  ♥  

100 entries will move forward to Round 2- 50 based on public voting, and 50 based on internal judges’ choices.

Searchlight 2020 Voting Day 9!

Extra! Extra! Last full day to vote! Extra! Extra! Enjoy your day!

Here is the link to vote, from anywhere in the world, on your devices, for “Hey Girl” in CBC’s #Searchlight2020: https://ngx.me/3pBXGbi.hngxItemID=c4d114c4a09c978f8df89a57d06d6e35

Voting will close Thursday, February 13th at 3 p.m. Eastern/ 12p.m. Pacific, so this is the last full day to vote, like, and share, and every bit counts! Thank you so much for the support you have offered. I am grateful.

Above is another photo of Michael’s first calf, Robin, with one of the boys in her gang.

 

Searchlight 2020 Voting Day 8

Day 8 of 10 for Round 1 Voting in #Searchlight2020.  I have received wonderful, kind support thus far and certainly appreciate it very much.  Here’s a photo of Michael’s first calf, Robin, with one of her troupe.  Check out the pose- does that look familiar? 🙂 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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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.  Link: https://ngx.me/3pBXGbi.hngxItemID=c4d114c4a09c978f8df89a57d06d6e35

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

 

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. 🙂

 

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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. 🙂

 

 

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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. 🙂 Great minds 😉

 

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

 

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Great musician, charming performer. Lovely show!
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Cool stuff, see? 🙂
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This guy’s name is Liam, but he plays Tin Whistle like Tommy. 😀

Busker girl :)

The Arnprior Sunday Market‘s been going well for Musicalmagicalaurie. 🙂 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.  I’ve had a lot of fun with character and costume considerations for this project, indeed. Character’s me,  I think. 🙂 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.  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! 🙂 We’ll see- supposed to be pretty warm weather. I’ve taken some promo photos with the dress (pale lime green), anyway. 🙂 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. 🙂

 

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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. 🙂 You can see the bottom of my “Camptown Races” dress.

 

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