greetings for your family and friends
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Standard Revised Version
Our close friend Rev. Jerry Jones joined us
for this moving and healing piece of scripture. For those of
you who love the poetic sound of the old King James version, we have
recorded both it and the more contemporary texts.
For St. Pat's Day
(Londonderry Air) 3-18-05
(Our most popular Email Audio Greeting
this moving performance by Will Nichols, baritone, to your friends as a
gift to convey the spiritual depth of the Irish people.
His offering is enhanced by the beauty of Anne's
Celtic harp, Gary's wooden Irish flute, and Tony Patterson's keyboard.We have also included the "real" history
behind this melody and its Danny Boy lyrics.
May the Road Rise Up to Meet You. 3/7/06
Send this "best loved" of all the
Irish blessings to your friends. The warmth of Gary's voice
captures the essence of these words. Anne's Celtic harp and keyboard
give added meaning with the Irish melody Carrickfergus.
A Blessing of Light 3/7/06
Your "Irish" friends will appreciate the
"genuineness" of your gift when you send this blessing. It is
another of Gary's readings with the sincerity of the Land of the Green .
Anne adds the music touch with the familiar Down by Bendimeer's Stream
also known as Carrigdown.
The Story of St. Patrick
3-18-05 This life history of
St Pat goes beyond shamrocks and green beer to present the true spiritual
presence of St. Patrick . It is narrated by Gary, and embossed by the additions of Anne (Celtic
harp), Anthony Patterson (keyboard) and Nora Anderson (oboe & English
Prayer 3-18-05 Send this
message, bearing the name of one of Ireland's patron saints, and you will
be sincerely blessing your recipient.
It begins gently, with Gary's wooden Irish flute
supported by Anne's Celtic harp, and Tony Patterson's sensitive keyboard.
It concludes with Will Nichols' moving baritone voice rendering the
meaningful words of this blessing.
The Gettysburg Address
The crises that plague our people,
country and world dominate our lives today. President
Lincoln's words had healing qualities for the trauma of the Civil
War. We have recorded them with the hope that his words might
again provide healing for the divisions that surround us today.
The Life of Johnny Appleseed
A moving tribute to this Mid-West pioneer written and read by
Gary, supported by Anne's Celtic harp and keyboard.
An inspiring introduction to this first season of the year,
written and read by Gary. This original prose is creatively set to Anne's
Celtic harp, keyboard, and the sounds of nature as provided by our animal
friends here at our homestead.
Other Email Audio
2-14-05 This poem by 12th century Sufi mystic, Rumi, will touch that
special person in your life with depth and meaning. Read by
Gary, Anne accompanies with her Celtic harp and keyboard.
2-14-05 Sharon McElroy's special poem for extending your commitment to
others. In this world of fast living where moving on is the rule of
order, there can be value in the nurturing of existing relationships.
I Promise assists this process.
Read by Anne, Gary provides the musical backing with hammered
dulcimer and keyboard.
Uncle Hap's Magic Bean
Gary recalls a significant preschool
"giving" experience with his mentor, Uncle
Anne adds to the emotional depth with
her Celtic harp and keyboard.
I was a Mom 5/2/05
tribute for all mothers, beginners or seasoned women, who carry this most
important responsibility for our future generations.
Read by Anne and Gary with Celtic harp and dulcimer
I Look Back 5/5/05
"thank you" to mothers from those of us who no longer rely on
them to remind
us to brush our teeth, pick up our clothes, or to take our lunch.
Let us not forget that they still worry about us.
Read by Gary and enclosed with Anne's Celtic harp
The "For Giving"
Tree: 1-1-05 While meditating upon the concepts
of resolving old difficulties in relationships and starting anew, Gary was
inspired and conceived this inspirational story about giving and forgiving.
Anne wraps it
as an appropriate gift for your friends with her Celtic harp and keyboard.
Cookies: 12-24-05 Anne tells the story of baking Christmas
cookies with her Aunt Hazel when she was 7 years old.
antique wooden flute provides the musical backing.
Why the Chimes Rang:
12-24-05 Gary tells Raymond Mac
Donald Alden's classic Christmas story from the early 1900's.
Anne's Celtic harp and keyboard provide the musical