Welcome to my website and thank you for dropping by.
Michael and I are finished recording the Native Flute and Drum CD that rolled around in my head for a long while during the creative labour pains of its birth. Heather Dale came up to add her special touch to a few of the cuts. We truly appreciate her coming up from Toronto to participate. Heather is as nice as she is talented. www.heatherdale.com She doesn't know it yet, but I'd love to have her on my Christmas CD also. ;o)
I had the pleasure of co-hosting a radio program on our local Country Station, KICX106 with Neil Anthony. I just loved it! What a hoot!!! Talk about a nice guy! Michael shot a wee video clip which you can check out here on this site.
My "Tribute to the Fallen" which I composed to honour those who have fought and fallen for our freedom, and those who are continuing to fight and fall, has been scored by the music school at Canadian Forces Base Borden. It is my heartfelt wish that this piece become a tradition at military funerals and memorials across the Nation, played by pipebands as a slow march. This piece is also appropriate for Firefighter and Police memorials and funerals. I have the honour of playing "Tribute to the Fallen" or singing, "More Than a Name on Wall" at the Peacekeepers' Memorial Parade in August and also at Canadian Forces Base Borden" on Remembrance Day on November 11 each year. "Tribute to the Fallen" is on my Native Flute and Drum CD and now on my latest CD titled, "Tribute to the Fallen and Their Families". Please check out these CDs out on this website.
God bless the Statler Brothers, Bob McQuaid, George Hamilton V and Roy Payne who have given me permission to sing and record their songs to continue blessing hearts. What a thrill! What an honour!!!
Speaking of our troops, don't forget to wear red on Fridays.
I'm taking a year off from the Barrie Huronia Soundwaves, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International due to an automobile accident. The silly concussion won't go away.
Don't forget that I am available for bookings including weddings, funerals, anniversaries, birthdays, memorials and house concerts where I will enterain your friends and relatives right in the comfort of your living/family room. In addition to voice, guitar and North American Native Flute, I play a large variety of rhythm instruments with which children in schools, or anywhere for that matter, like to experiment and experience.
Recently we held a tribute concert for George Hamilton IV who, sadly, passed away on September 17, 2014. He was such a beautiful man inside and out, and I'm proud to say he was a dear friend to Michael and me. We will miss him terribly. Rest in peace dear George.
Thanks again for dropping by and please don't forget to sign the guest book. Hearing from you certainly warms my heart. There are many more pages than the one showing when you first visit here. Just scroll back up and hit the drop-down menu.
Hugs and best wishes,
Mary-Florence xo ;o)