Hi guys. I feel so washed up this week. But I am here because this is the only thing that keeps me going. When everything fails, music is your only friend until the end(to quote from Jim Morrison). I want to thank Gavern for sending me a message through twitter “Remember, live in the moment and if the moment is too painful, live in the music”. Thanks Gavern for the helping hand. Up until now I feel like I am still stumbling through life half aware of what to do and sometimes don’t know what to do. Once in a while a helping hand comes along and I really appreciate it. I live for sweetness. Don’t know what I’d do without it. So this article is a tribute to positivity …

Honorable mention goes to of course my friend Gavern. His project Celtic Adrenalin is on the making. His website has been updated too. Check out http://www.gavern.com/….

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It wouldn’t be surprising that UK musician Mary-Jess is having a crossover appeal form both Asian and European listeners. Her music isn’t really Celtic but Celtic music listeners will love it! The new album Shine is available now. She also recorded a soundtrack for the series Downton Abbey. Here’s the update from her recent appearance in Follow her on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/maryjessmusic…..

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I mentioned I received the new album by The Gothard Sisters right? I am really enjoying it. For those who don’t know what Story Girl sounds like, think of Fantasy soundtrack meets Celtic Woman. The album is a combination of lively tracks and relaxing ones. Here’s a nice EPK :  ….

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Blast from the past: I accidentally stumbled upon this great track by Stockton’s Wing from 1987. I am a fan of banjo music. Love it!!!!

More info about the track: “Slipslide” performed by Stocktons wing 1987. Paul Roche – Flute/Whistle, Maurice Lennon – Fiddle, Kieran Hanrahan – Banjo, Mike Hanrahan – Guitar Vocals, Peter Keenan – Keyboards, Robbie Casserly – Drums, John Walsh – Bass. …..

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Our recent guest Robert Doyle has received a wonderful review from Folk Radio UK. Check out the link here: http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2011/09/robert-doyle-life-in-shadows/ I am also glad to have an interview with him and this appears in his news link: http://www.robertdoyle.net/news.html ….

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