Peace in Song

The Friday before Christmas, and all through the house, not a shopper was shopping, not even the mouse.  I declare today a NON shopping day; we have everything and more that we could possibly need and what is really needed is peace.  What I really need is to be thankful that Jesus came, and have the space and time to be able to appreciate that.  Here is the amazingly talented Cara Dillon’s version of “O Holy Night” to help you and me both.  Blessings for your weekend, Lisa

Lisa’s Top 5 St Patrick’s Day Countdown…Number 2

I’m counting down my favorite Irish singers/bands as St. Patrick’s Day approaches.  Cara Dillon, hailing from Northern Ireland, has the number 2 spot on my Irish playlist.  Her voice is unique and pure, and needs nothing extra to make it special.  But it doesn’t hurt that she’s married to an extraordinary pianist/guitarist, Sam Lakeman.  This is “Garden Valley” from the Transatlantic Sessions 2007.    Blessings, Lisa

Contented He’ll Remain

Ever yearn for greener pastures, for things you don’t have, for something different?  We all do sometimes if we’re honest with ourselves.  But in reality, the something different isn’t always what we imagine it to be.  Many different song lyrics come into my mind right now…”What you don’t have, you don’t need it now…”  “But if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need….” and so on.  (Disclaimer:  For those of you who know me, don’t worry…I haven’t been thinking about running away.  🙂  )

Being content and grateful for what’s right around us; a great gift from God.  Here is my very favorite Cara Dillon trad cover of “Spencer the Rover” which illustrates the story of a man who went through hard times, left home, but then dreamed of his family and friends.  He missed them greatly, and returned realizing that they were what he needed all along.  “Contented he’ll remain, and not ramble away.”  Enjoy her wonderful vocals, and her husband Sam Lakeman’s amazing piano playing.  Blessings, Lisa

Amazing Talent for your Thursday…Two Choices

For your Thursday’s listening enjoyment, I present Cara Dillon and her outstanding band, or…see below.  Check out the awesome low whistle solos in the middle and ending of the song.

For those of you who prefer a more pastoral video, here are some sheep, who may be talking, may be singing, or just may be hungry.  Regardless, they are cute and entertaining.  🙂

Sing your own beautiful song today…however the sound comes out.  Slainte, Lisa