Folk music, also sometimes known as world music or traditional music, can have a lot of cultural significance apart from the usual entertainment that music brings. Whereas there is no consensus as to what folk music is or is not, most people agree that the term was coined in the mid-19th century to describe music ‘of the people’.
It is also quite widely agreed that it was music that was meant to entertain and pass information in an age where books, TV and radios were not…Continue
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As a mom that produces music from my home studio, I have been known to sport a special hairstyle I call, “headphone hair.” It’s hard to describe but there’s a unique shape the hair takes on from a day of recording. We’ve all been known to sport that “hat hair” look but when you wear headphones for hours on end it’s a special look of it’s own. Recording is such a timeless venture. One guitar track can take hours and once I dive into the process I’m usually sucked in for the…Continue
Added by Amy Liz Wigton on May 14, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
One of the many hats I wear is “preschool music teacher.” In my music classes there are those kids that simply have to be heard. I see that star fire in their eyes and on their faces. They simply need to stand out, shine and share it with everyone!
I understand this. When I was 5, my dad took my brothers and I to a big theater in Cleveland, Ohio to see Captain Kangaroo live and on stage, along with his side kicks, Mr. Green Jeans and the Dancing Bear. It was all very exciting and it…Continue
Added by Amy Liz Wigton on May 12, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
My first preschool music gig was at my son’s school Miss Sandies when he was 4 years old. I was so excited to be able to sing some fun songs with my son’s classmates, and especially with my son! That day we had music time outside since it was a beautiful spring morning. Out comes my son’s class all excited and they situate themselves on the picnic tables. We began with a good ol’ round of ABC’s and their sweet voices filled the air. Pure joy was written all over their faces as they bounced…Continue
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This is from my friend Patrice Moerman who is part of the MAMAPALOOZA Festival in Washington DC. I think so many of us struggle to be 'Good Moms', but sometimes it's hard to combine our passion with our mothering. The MAMABLOGGER365 series examines these issues and attempts to answer the question(s) 'What is a mother' and what are the issues mothers face'. All while raising awareness for the brand new 'Museum Of Motherhood'. -- Would love your input, help, participation and friendship.…Continue
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Don’t tell me that when you listen to this you are not back in some sort of late eighties. Everything brings me back: the tune, video, lyrics, the HAIR… Almost a kind of Roxette revisited,…Continue
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Ingrid and Mat
First of all, I’m not much of a music blogger, but since I love Ingrid Michaelson so much I figured I’d agree to blog about the amazing concert I went to see her perform on Friday March 19th at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia.
I first heard both Mat Kearney and Ingrid Michaelson on the TV show Grey’s Anatomy, and were both on one of the Grey’s Anatomy soundtrack CDs (I…
Added by Nikola Hartmann on March 25, 2010 at 12:13pm — No Comments
This morning, after the dulcit tones of
"Mummmmmmyyyyy I wake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Swiftly followed by footsteps more befitting of a baby elephant than a 2 year old, my toddler arrived at my bedside.
We did our normal ritual. Wee wee, Peppa slippers, screams because I try and get away without carrying her down the stairs (oh my poor back).
Finally we arrive in the kitchen for milk. Things went wrong when she fell head first off the work surface and…
Added by Holly Ward on March 11, 2010 at 7:10am — No Comments
If it's Friday then it's time for the Virtual Girls Night Out.
Since my husband is out of town I won't be visiting with friends in real life tonight but I can visit new, and old, blog friends at the blog-hopping party, Virtual GNO. Come join us! Fix yourself a cocktail, put on your fuzzy…Continue
Added by Ann Harrison on February 19, 2010 at 6:51pm — No Comments