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Mòran Taing!

 

 

 

 

As some of you will already be aware, my dad, Derek Edgar, sadly died of cancer on 28th March 2017. He was an extra-ordinary man: creative, gentle, positive, loving, and determined. He remained just as extra-ordinary in facing cancer of an unknown primary source, for which no successful treatment could be found.

In the last week of his life, I wrote him a thank you card, because I wanted him to know how grateful my brother, myself and my mum were to have him in our lives. He challenged me to take the words of that card, and turn them into a happy song – he knew/knows I find writing happy songs difficult! And he has always tried to encourage me to keep developing my skills.

So that’s where Mòran Taing came from – it’s a song of gratitude for my dad’s life, and his legacy. The title is in Scots Gaelic, and the chorus means “many thanks, goodbye for now, fare you well for now, many thanks”. My mum helped me to write the lyrics, and continues to inspire me with her own positivity in the face of adversity. And Mary Ann Kennedy kindly helped me to find the most fitting Gaelic words for my feelings, and then helped both myself and my CARA bandmate Gudrun to learn how to pronounce them!

On his second anniversary, 28th March 2019, CARA will release Mòran Taing as a single, and make our “official music video” which celebrates his life, and his passions, public for sharing. From Thursday, you can buy the single here and watch the music video on this link.

I hope that the song and video will bring comfort and strength to those whose lives are affected by cancer, and that the proceeds of the single, which will be donated to Cancer Research UK, will help in the battle against this illness which affects so many people. Thanks to my CARA bandmates for their support throughout this project, and to you, for buying the single, and supporting the charity!

Shiny New Website!

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Welcome to my new website! I hope you like it.

The best thing about this new website is it enables me to offer special discounts and rewards to those of you who support me by subscribing to my mailing list newsletter.

You’ll find a button to join the mailing list at the bottom of most of my web pages, including the home page. If you sign up, I’ll keep in touch with a newsletter every couple of months, and whenever I’m able, I’ll offer you special treats! And if you’re already a member – thanks so much for your continued support, and I hope you’ll enjoy the new benefits…

Events

Edinburgh Folk Club, Edinburgh – SOLO SUPPORT SLOT

Kim performs solo on piano, guitar and voice, opening for Tim Edey.

 

Fishguard Folk Festival, England – SOLO

Kim performs solo on piano, guitar and voice.

Fishguard Folk Festival 2019, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Fishguard’s 20th Folk Festival, running from Friday 24th May to Monday 27th May 2019, set on the beautiful, world famous Pembrokeshire coast provides four days of songs, tunes and dance!

Additional Info: 12 noon – 1 pm, supporting Alaw.

web: https://fishguard-folk-music.co.uk/fishguard-folk-festival.html

 

How The Light Gets In 2019, Hay, England – SOLO

Kim performs solo on piano, guitar and voice.

How The Light Gets In 2019, Hay Philosophy Festival
How The Light Gets In is set in a magical location on the edge of the Black Mountains, alongside the river Wye in the famed book town of Hay.
Additional Info: Solo acoustic set(s). Details to follow.

web: howthelightgetsin.org/hay/