We just came home from a really wonderful house concert with Eileen McGann. Wow!
She has a remarkable voice, and sings beautiful, positive, loving songs. Most of the songs she sang tonight had a chorus, and she encouraged the audience to sing along with her, which we did! Her anecdotes wrapped context and brought depth to her songs, and I was delighted and occasionally moved to tears. And she sang Medusa for us, which really made my day as Tom and I plan to cover it on our first Stone Dragons CD because we love it so!
Eileen has been nominated as Traditional Singer of the Year for the 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards, and it's easy to see why.
We picked up a copy of her new songbook, her newest CD, and a couple of cards featuring her art (which also appears throughout the songbook.
I think heaven is a place where you can wander from room to room in a house full of wonderful musicians, and you can sit beside them and make music with them. Or just sit on the back porch, watch the trees, and listen to the beautiful music.