Lincoln, Nebraska musician, Gwen Telynores, plays Brian Boru’s March on the 36 string harp at the 2006 Nebraska Renaissance Faire. Afterwards she talks about the instrument and of using music as therapy to the sick and dying.
May 26, 2007
September 2, 2005
Local slam poet Sandra Brennan takes the stage to read some of her poetry. This first offering about the war in Iraq is called Untouched
August 25, 2005
On the stage at PeaceFest 2005 was to be the quartet Nu Beginning, but unfortunately, a death in one of the group member’s family prevented them from performing. Instead, we were treated to an outstanding solo performance by group member Christie Woods.
Listen here to her rendition of the old gospel tune, “I Ain’t No Ways Tired.”
Listen: 4:33, 5.3 mb, 160 kbps MP3
August 16, 2005
Second on the stage at PeaceFest 2005 was William Welter, an 11 year-old violinist and his teacher (presumably), Mike Godfrey, a Suzuki-method instructor. Their first song was “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.”
Listen: 4:27, 5.2 mb, 160 kbps MP3
August 13, 2005
Listen: 3:20, 3.9mb, 160 kbps MP3
Each year the Unity Church of Omaha hosts PeaceFest to help raise money for the New Covenant Center’s Peace Education Programs.
Oddly enough, the New Covenant center does not have a web presence, but you can email them at email@example.com for more information.
On the program were a silent auction with items and services donated by many local Omaha artists, musical performances, poetry readings, and a mime troupe.
PeaceFest 2005 found me with my microphone placed inconspicuously on the seat next to me as I recorded the following performers:
- Sacred Heart Freedom Choir
- William Welter and Mike Godfrey - Violin
- Fritz Thorn - Singer/songwriter, piano
- Christie Woods - Singer, piano, member of quartet Nu Beginning
- Sandra Brennan - poet
- Deb Jennings - piano
I regret that I arrived too late to get a recording of Mike Murphy playing guitar and his Native American flute. The mime troup, Messengers of Christ Mime Ministry were amazing to watch, but the art form didn’t lend itself well to a sound recording.
I’ll post each recording as it’s own entry on the blog, so be sure to come back and check for new posts, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast RSS feed.
May 24, 2005
The second song I recorded by the Irish/folk singing quintet at the 2005 Nebraska Renaissance Faire was “Wish I Was Back Home In Derry.” The twelve-string guitar and accompanying fiddle really round out the sound of this sad song.
Note that my microphone cable malfunctioned resulting in a monophonic recording.
May 23, 2005
I found a quintet of musicians performing traditional folk and Irish-ish tunes at the 2005 Nebraska Renaissance Faire so I sat down with microphone in hand and recorded “Riley’s Daughter” (aka: “One Eyed Riley”).
For some fun, load up the lyrics and read along.
Note that my microphone cable malfunctioned, causing the recording to be monophonic.
May 21, 2005
I stood next to the drummers to get the best sound. The mic also picked up an accompanying flutist and the bells and castanetes used by the troop.
Note that my microphone cable malfunctioned and the resulting recording is not in stereo.
Mr. Greenlaw was very open to allowing me to record him play Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by J. S. Bach, and afterward, talked a few minutes about his own experiences with digital recording. He also talked a little about the mechanics and qualities of his instrument, and how this ancient instrument has changed to make use of modern engineering and materials.
If you like Mr. Greenlaw’s music, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and order a CD.
Note that my mic cable malfunctioned during this recording, and as a result, the recording is not in stereo.