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Lingalad and other news

First, a couple of personal notes:

* I have thoroughly updated my website, including my recommended links page.

* The information for Tecumseh: A Biography is now up on the Greenwood Press site and Amazon.com.

Now, on to music news:

I am a sincere fan of Giuseppe Festa and his band Lingalad. You can read my review of the first album here at Revolution Science Fiction and my interview with Giuseppe here at Pop Thought. I've had the very good fortune of hearing Giuseppe perform his nature- and Middle-Earth-inspired music live on several occasions at various Tolkien-related international events, and each time has been wonderful.

Now a new book from Bastogi - La Musica dei Lingalad: Da Tolkien ai Segreti della Natura, or The Music of Lingalad: From Tolkien to the Secrets of Nature - is available, and it comes with a Best of Lingalad CD, which includes 19 classic songs and 3 new ones. I contributed a section to the book, as did others, including Lord of the Rings artist John Howe and actors Craig Parker and Bruce Hopkins. There is more information about the book and CD here. International buyers should email info@lingalad.it for pricing and shipping details. Additional information about other albums appears on Lingalad's main website.

I'll leave you with some Lingalad:

Here's one more video by Lingalad.

While snow the window-panes bedim,
The fire curls up a sunny charm,
Where, creaming o'er the pitcher's rim,
The flowering ale is set to warm;
Mirth, full of joy as summer bees,
Sits there, its pleasures to impart,
And children, 'tween their parent's knees,
Sing scraps of carols o'er by heart.
- John Clare, December


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Dec. 14th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful video. I love discovering new music, thanks for pointing them out to us!
Dec. 14th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you like it! I like the second video (linked above) almost as much as the first. There's also a fan-made video set to one of their other songs (one of my favorites) here. Their Voices of Middle-Earth Album is available both in the original Italian and an English version. Some of their other music is either Italian-only or purely instrumental (and gorgeous)!
Dec. 14th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
*Giuseppe love*

I have listened to Lingalad a lot since the gathering. It's so beautiful! One of these days I will definitely get the book and CD.
Dec. 14th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
I'm really thrilled that he's getting the recognition he deserves. I was so pleased to see some of their work on YouTube, too - that makes it easier for people to learn about the music. There's also a fan-made video set to one of their other songs (one of my favorites, "The Forest of Fangorn") here.

I love your icon! :)
Dec. 14th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oh pretty! Thanks for the link. I don't go on YouTube unless I am linked there generally, so I didn't know Lingalad was represented. That is great!

LOL, thank you about the icon. It was a gift from Cassandria (Patsy), who was also at The Gathering. Here's another one for you. I also have one of the sleeping wolf drawing.
Dec. 14th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
You truly posts wonderful blogs, Amy. Always a new treasure to discover. :) Thank you for sharing "Lingalad"! I am going to show my hubby, who also loves discovering new music like this, and look more information up on them. Take care! Louise xox
Dec. 15th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! :) That makes my day. Have a wonderful weekend! :) Amy
Dec. 15th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, I meant to ask you, is it okay with you if I add a link to Lachesis Publishing on my website list of links?
Dec. 15th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
Congrats on being so productive.

good luck with the novel!
Dec. 15th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I hope you have a terrific weekend.
Feb. 12th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Pretty music! Must investigate. I really liked the video for The Forest of Fangorn.
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