2.5.15

The Ballad Of Sleeping Wolf - UPDATED

Last year in October I wrote...
I had written a song, after having exactly the same dream 3 nights in a row- A first for me. It was then confirmed several days later, when the subject matter came up in a movie. I knew then I had to write this song! However I had to have a twist added to the song to make it my own. I would make it into a story, into A fictional BALLAD! Since I love Wolves- I now had the perfect opportunity to include a bit of creativity to my idea.
Shortly after its completion, an F.B friend – out of the blue asked if I could write him a song for his birthday. This was something I've never done before and don't normally do; but since I had written a suitable song that could be adapted, so made it into 2 slightly different versions of it. So I agreed to do it. So because of several strange dreams, a T.V movie and my very vivid imagination '' THE LEGEND OF SLEEPING WOLF' was born. So am adding the original version to my album, with its original title, and passing on the other version to my friend. This is very different song written by a gal from the North of Ireland and has been the most difficult song to write and record to date. So hopefully you'll like it and listen to the story within it!

Sometimes a song needs something extra and I knew this song did. I'd heard Kane O'Rourke a multi- talented musician could could do just that.
Native American Indian Flute
He played his Native American Indian hand made flute on the track which was just what the song needed. Such a privilege to work with a musician like Kane who also plays the bodhran, whistle, fiddle and a variety of other instruments.






Here's a clip of an instrumental version of the song...

7.3.15

Letting it rip...

Over on facebook   I've been letting it rip (as they say here in Northern Ireland)

WHAT A BLOOMIN CHEEK! A singer contacted me and asked if I would send a song over that they may consider singing it. I'M NOW MAKING IT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR, I'M A SINGER, PERFORMER, DO MY OWN BACKING VOCALS MYSELF IN THE STUDIO AND WRITE MY OWN MUSIC ; AND PLAN TO SING & RELEASE MY OWN SONGS FIRST- - UNLESS A BIG NAMED ARTIST WANTS TO LEASE THEM.
NOW FEeeeel much better getting that off my chest .
SOME PEOPLE- HAVE A NERVE! Don't worry I can bide my time lol

...they limit us as JUST SONGWRITER when in fact we CAN SING AND PERFORM AS WELL. THAT MAKES US MORE THAN JUST A SINGER. Show Respect where respects due - thats my motto. Since I'm only writing 4 years, but have been professionally singing for a number of years prior to that and singing publicly since I was 4 years old. even for free what a fool! xxx

 I'll tell you something, if this recession,or double dip depression continues, and people don't buy new music I know it will KILL THE MUSIC INDUSTRY COMPLETLY; AS THERE WILL BE FEW NEW SONGS MADE AND ALL YOU'LL BE LEFT WITH IS THE SAME OLD, SAME OLD SUNG OUT SONGS; AS FEW PEOPLE CAN AFFORD TO MAKE HIGH QUALITY RECORDINGS - SUPPOSE ITS TRUE PEOPLE WOULD RATHER GO OUT FOR A COFFEE THAN BUY A DOWNLOAD SINGLE OR ALBUM. SO ITS ALL IN YOUR HANDS THE SURVIVAL OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY! The ones who'll lose out the most will be the young, new, up coming talent, but no matter what happens I AIN'T QUITTING, CAUSE THIS IS MY CALLING!

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Maggie xxx <3

13.2.15

Treasure In My Heart

Here's a clip of a song I wrote. A love story that hopefully will endure longer than Valentines Day. This is only a snip of my latest song, but like many of my others it has a story to tell. This is a love story with an unexpected ending - all will be revealed when it's released on my Album.


For coffee lovers there's also 'Treasure In My Heart' mug to enjoy drinking your coffee from...