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Amazon Does NOT Let You Gift An E-Book To Someone Abroad — Say In Canada Or Australia!

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I discovered this to my cost and embarrassment when I sent a GIFT of this book to my Canadian friend Paddy Kelly in part to say thank you for the “Live @Loon” CD he had so kindly sent me earlier this week.

He could NOT download the book.

I first thought it was a timing issue, i.e., book still not released in Canada.

We tried twice more the next day.

Then it dawned on me.

This book is $0.99 in the U.S. but Can. $ 1.31 in Canada!

Bingo.

Not right.

Biggest issue is that Amazon does not state this anywhere. There should be a warning.

But, now YOU know.

And THINK of this. I can buy a printed book in the U.S. and send it to Canada. Amazon does NOT stop me from doing that.


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‘The Brigadoons’ ‘Live @ Loon’ 2018 Music CD.

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My friend, Canadian music maestro Paddy Kelly of the famed “The Brigadoons” — my all time favorite Celtic group — sent me this CD in the mail today.

Wow. I was so excited and grateful.

I have, alas, only heard the “The Brigadoons” @ Loon — albeit 50 to 60 times over a 20-year period.

So ‘@ Loon’ is what I associate with “The Brigadoons”. I have heard them play multiple times at the “Governor’s Lodge“. I might have even been in the audience when this was recorded. Wow.

I just listened to a bit of it. Brilliant. Authentic sound. You can definitely get in the groove.

You will enjoy this.

I will forever think of this as THEIR ‘White CD’. The Beatles had a white album, this is their white CD — as meaningful.

Thank YOU, Paddy. You remain THE MAN. The MAESTRO.


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The Paddy Kelly (Of ‘The Brigadoons’), Christmas CD (2016) — Blinking Brilliant!

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The CD that I ordered, from Paddy, arrived today, in the mail.

I knew it would be good, but Paddy Kelly (yet again) managed to exceed to all expectations.

It is not just good, it is BLINKING BRILLIANT.

It is really Master Class.

I have, consistently, referred to Paddy as a Maestro and this CD affirms my belief.

He has such a rich, powerful and melodious voice. I think it is a Baritone but I am not good on that stuff.

All I know is that this CD is extremely conducive to the ear.

Love it.

You really need to get it.


And a Video

Oh Come All Ye Faithful” is my all time favorite Christmas song.

I am, per my own admission, quite the connoisseur when it comes to “Oh Come All Ye Faithful“.

If it isn’t good, I can tell.

And, let me please assure you that Paddy’s rendition is World Class.

So, I tried, MY BEST, to try and share it with you. Some caveats. I don’t like shooting videos. I rarely shoot video and this is THE FIRST video I have shot with this camera. So, please excuse all the limitations. I know I don’t do Paddy justice and I probably have exploited his copyright (but I know he will be cool with that).

Listen, watch, ENJOY. It is MUCH BETTER in ‘person’. This video is poor. Sorry.

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Order from his Website.

You can pay with PayPal, US $20.

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Related Posts:
>> Paddy Kelly: An Introduction.
>> Paddy Kelly: East Hawkesbury Church.
>> Paddy Kelly: Ottawa Hogmanay 2015.

>> Paddy Kelly: The Maestro


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Paddy Kelly (Of ‘The Brigadoons’), Canada’s Celtic Music Maestro, Has A Christmas CD For 2016.

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Song List

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Order from his Website.

You can pay with PayPal, US $20.

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Related Posts:
>> Paddy Kelly: An Introduction.
>> Paddy Kelly: East Hawkesbury Church.
>> Paddy Kelly: Ottawa Hogmanay 2015.

>> Paddy Kelly: The Maestro


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Paddy Kelly, Canada’s Celtic Music Maestro Has A New Website.

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Click to access. The TWO Paddys are our friend Paddy Kelly & Paddy Maher, who we have yet to meet. This Website (on WordPress.com) is Paddy Kelly’s own work.


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Paddy Kelly, as some of you will already know, is a key member of our favorite group “The Brigadoons“. That is how we got to know Paddy. He was the one very instrumental in getting Devanee to sing with the “The Brigadoons” at Loon, at the ‘Highland Games‘, last September. We are very grateful to Paddy for that and Devanee ‘whoops’ every time she hears me on the phone with Paddy.


Related Posts:
>> Paddy Kelly: An Introduction.
>> Paddy Kelly: East Hawkesbury Church.
>> Paddy Kelly: Ottawa Hogmanay 2015.

>> Paddy Kelly: The Maestro


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Paddy Kelly, Celtic Music Maestro — An Introduction To The Uninitiated.

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Related posts (click):
1/ Paddy Kelly at East Hawkesbury Church.
2/ Ottawa Hogmanay 2015 with Paddy Kelly

3/ Paddy Kelly — the Maestro

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Paddy Kelly’s new Electronic Press Kit (EPK).

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Click here to download the EPK as a 2-page (very safe and clean) PDF.




Brandon McPhee: Award Winning Scottish Accordionist I Met On Facebook.

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Related posts:
>> Scottish, John Carmichael.
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Devanee with ‘The Brigadoons’.
>> ‘The Brigadoons’, 2015 — Part I.
>> ‘The Brigadoons’ — Unplugged.

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Click image to watch quite an amazing, virtuoso musical performance.


Paddy Kelly with Devanee at Loon.

He is friends with accordion-playing Scottish legend John Carmichael and as such I am going to call him John Carmichael’s protégée, though I am not sure whether that is actually the case. But I am sure John, one of the nicest guys ever, and ever so proud (quite rightly) of all things Scottish, will mind.

Brandon is also friend with our ‘The Brigadoons‘ friend, music maestro, Paddy Kelly. So Brandon, given his talents, his moving in the right circles.


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Brandon McPhee Facebook page. Please check out and ‘Like’.


Paddy Kelly Singing At East Hawkesbury Church, Ashley MacLeod on Fiddle — The YouTube Video.

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Related posts (click):
1/ Ottawa Hogmanay 2015 with Paddy Kelly
2/ Paddy Kelly — the Maestro

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Paddy & Ashley, as many of you know, are also part of “The Brigadoons” — one of our all time favorite groups.

There are 4 videos of this “East Hawkesbury Church” performance on YouTube. This is video 2 and I am featuring it because it has Paddy singing, solo, and that is ALWAYS a treat. He has such a deep, resonant and undiscordant voice. I can listen to Paddy for hours (and sometimes do). Enjoy. This is a treat.

P.S., Paddy also sings on the 3rd video.

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Did you see the OTHER pictures from THIS set
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‘Highland Games’, Loon, 2015: “The Brigadoons” — The Next Generation

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‘The Brigadoons’ — Loon, September 2015
Picture Sets

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Sunday, September 20, 2015,
3:30 pm performance at the Governor’s Lodge.

This was towards the end of the Sunday afternoon set — after Devanee’s stint.

While I have no compunction about parading my kids through the Web, I typically DO NOT divulge data about other kids, who I happen to photograph, unless I have explicit permission from their parents. But, I am sure many of you will work out who these two adorable — amazingly photogenic — belong to. To me they are THE NEXT GENERATION.

This was great. Now I know that there is a viable succession plan for my ALL TIME favorite Group. Given that 60% of the members are much younger than I, I am relying on this incarnation of ‘The Brigadoons‘ to regale me, yearly, at Loon, for at least another 15 years. And then … THE NEXT GENERATION.

Enjoy. Cherish. Savor.
This is PRECIOUS.


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‘Highland Games’, Loon, 2015: “The Brigadoons” — Sunday Afternoon Set.

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‘The Brigadoons’ — Loon, September 2015
Picture Sets

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Sunday, September 20, 2015,
3:30 pm performance at the Governor’s Lodge.

This was “The Brigadoons” third performance that Sunday; their last at the 2015 ‘Games’ and their second that day at the Governor’s Lodge. We had started that day by going to their first performance at the Lodge and was wrapping up the day by going to this one — per my avowed belief that you can never get enough of listening to “The Brigadoons”. The morning gig was brilliant and this was as good. As is their wont it was different — this one more mellow and reflective, in keeping with the mood of the crowd. It had been a truly gorgeous day at Loon and everybody was sated and nicely chilled out. It was a good crowd and the pub above the stage was packed with an appreciative, and often vocal, crowd — and you can hear them on the video on this post.

John “Mr. Scotland” Carmichael, nearly unrecognizable in trousers, joined in, impromptu, for a song, from the back, and that was special. They should collaborate, on stage, more often. That was grand. And I will admit that this gig was very special to us. “The Brigadoons”, very kindly, let Devanee (14), do a song with them! This was a first for her and we will always remember this gig. Thank you, again, “The Brigadoons”.

I took a lot of pictures this time around too. In total I think I ended up with over 400 pictures of the “The Brigadoons” that Sunday. So I am going to share some with you.

I have ONE more extremely special set of pictures left. That was of “The Brigadoons — The Next Generation“. I will post those soon.

So for now, sit back, relax and enjoy these pictures.


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Ashley MacLeod

Denis Carr

Reg Portieous

Danny Leroux

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Thank YOU “The Brigadoons”.

So that is 4 sets of pictures I have posted of “The Doons” from Loon. People might start getting the impression that I kind of like “The Doons”.

P.S., Danny told me that I would not be able to capture 5 pictures of him smiling. I think I have. SMILE

All the pictures taken with my new — and now sadly returned — Sony a77 Mk II. These pictures were among the 989 that disappeared from the card (fortunately, 3 days AFTER I had downloaded the images. That was what was scary and rattled me no end. I could have so easily lost these pictures. That is why I am getting a non-Sony camera.