The idea for this CD arose in the Fall of 2006. I wanted to release an album of love songs for Valentine’s Day. Alas, through too much procrastination, that goal totally fell through. It was put on the back burner until… Valentine’s Day, when I leaped head first into this project with all my heart.
Love. I’ve been in love. I’ve felt myself floating on it’s wings and sang to the angels in thanks. Once upon a time, I was a hopeless romantic. But I don’t like being hopeless. So I became a hopeful romantic. I began looking for love and found myself falling. The challenge I discovered is that just because I’m in love doesn’t not mean we are meant to be together. Our differences may segregate us and keep us from achieving whatever holy state of being may exist from a “perfect” romance.
And perhaps THAT is the real challenge. My expectation. There are ups and downs, ins and outs in love. It’s not all romantic love songs. That’s why when I began to choose the love songs I wanted to record, I decided to keep it real. To cover a wide variety of love that is not all flowers and candy. Some times it’s filled with heartbreak. Other times, it’s comical. Still other times it’s unreal, mystical.
That’s what this CD is about. A Tribute to LOVE! is an album of love songs. There are some folk songs about love, and then there are some songs from my own experience. These are the songs I love to sing when I want to feel romance in my life. And I hope others will find them just as romantic.
- Silhouette of Longing Love
- The Gosling Reborn
- When She Held Me In Her Arms
- Another Lonely Night
- A Faint Heart
- Froggie Went A-Courtin’
- The Hobbit Journey Home
- Star of the County Down
- Tiziano Gunn
- They Call Me Crazy
- Here’s to the Dreamers
- Marry for the Heart
- Heart and Soul
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All of the Original Irish Drinking Songs Parodied by the Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers CD
CELTIC CAT LOVERS OF THE WORLD UNITE
Back in high school, I was huge fan of Weird Al. It was a natural progression because my dad was a fan of his comedic predecessors. When I grew up, he sang lots of comedic songs. He’d parody songs and write songs on the fly while playing his banjo. So it was natural for me to hear Weird Al’s parodies and become a huge fan.
I bought Weird Al’s albums and listened over and over again. But I had one small problem. Not all the songs were parodies. And those that were I wasn’t entirely sure what the original songs were because I lost the cassette jackets or the jackets were incomplete. So in my senior year of high school, I made my own compilation tape featuring the Weird Al song, followed by the original version. It was neat to hear the differences.
It was this desire to hear the original that inspired me to record a new CD: Irish Drinking Songs: The Cat Lover’s Companion CD. This album features all of the original songs found on my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers CD. You can hear how a song evolved from a fun Irish song into a purrfectly fun song about the cats we love.
While the production isn’t nearly fancy as on Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, it still has all the energy and fun that you enjoy from that CD. All the music comes from my producer Ari Koinuma and Marc Gunn.
- Finnegan’s Wake
- Black Velvet Band
- When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
- The Moonshiner
- I’ll Tell My Ma
- Patriot Game
- Black Is the Colour
- Bonnie Ship the Diamond
- Gypsy Rover
- Wild Rover
- Barnyards of Delgaty
- Fiddler’s Green
- Lord of the Dance
Produced by Ari Koinuma. Photography by Marc Gunn, Kristen Roger, Nancy e. Pearsall. Celtic Cat Logo by Ingrid Houwers. Graphic Design by Molly C. Loar, James McDaniel II