"If you have a
question for me, enter this room.
It exists just for us. A place for
you to come to ask me whatever you
wish. A chance for us to get closer.
Share your thoughts, tell me your
story, ask me your questions. They
will be answered."
I'm Sarah from Hungary. This year was the
second opportunity for me to see you and
listen to your music live in Budapest.
I'm eleven years old and I'm became your fan
with the help of my father (he's favourite
musician is Ritchie). Thanks to him all
family members - I have three siblings, and
many friends - like your music. I learn
English with great pleasure. Mostly your
wonderful lirycs have been helping me to
learn your beautiful language.
My favourite songs are Wish You Were Here,
Call it Love and Wind in The Willows. I
really like them.
At summer nights we sit on the balcony, play
guitar and sing your songs. The adults smoke
shisha. In autumn we are waiting for the
Christhmas and your new songs about it.
On Christhmas Eve we will sing the "Christhmas
Eve", and we'll hope that in the next
February we'll meet again in Budapest as
When can we expect your following LP?
According my father, Secret Voyage is the
best LP you've ever made.
Hello dear Sarah,
Your English is really excellent! It sounds
like a beautiful life you are living...close
family and friends, an appreciation of music
and nature and all that surrounds you. I
wish you always to be as comfortable and
enchanted as you are in these moments. Our
newest CD will be out in Europe at the end
of the summer. It has 15 songs...16 with a
bonus track if you get that cd instead.
There are new songs, new versions of some
old songs and some traditional melodies as
well. Let's see if your father still prefers
Secret Voyage when he hears the latest cd!
Of course, everyone will have their favorite
cd and favorite song and no one is right or
wrong...it is all just a journey through
music. And I appreciate your fathers love of
our last cd.
Looking forward to coming back to Hungary!
Love and light,
I have been a fan of your music for the
past six years now. I have seen you
perform three times. I love every song I
hear by your Blackmore's Night. My
absolute favorite is Once In a Million
Years. I am a musician who plays
tambourine, and sings my husband and I
already sing Way To Mandalay. I am
hoping to add the shawm so that we can
perform The Circle. I was wondering
where you got yours.
How wonderful that you are singing with
your husband. Its so amazing to be able
to share something as powerful and
emotional as music with someone that you
love. I wish you both the best of luck
with your performances! Actually, at
this point I have quite a collection of
woodwinds so they are in various keys
and sizes. The instrument I play on the
Circle is a bombard with a plastic reed
and believe it or not I got it on ebay!
Its incredible where you can find things
if you look and then you just see if the
puzzle pieces fit one day where it can
work! But I try to keep my eyes and ears
open for new instruments in new and
different places. Another great source
I picked up a couple of woodwinds there
at the actual store as well as online.
Also some old music shops may have a
couple ling around. You never know when
you'll cross paths with something you
Best of luck with everything...
Love and light,
Candice, First and foremost thank you
for your music. Music truly is the roadmap
to the soul.
Is there any chance that Blackmores Night
will be coming to Colorado in 2010? You all
would love it here.
Love your quote! And thank you for
listening.... Believe me I would LOVE to
explore Colorado! It is one of the places I
have been looking forward to visiting ever
since I saw videos of performances from Red
Rocks many years ago. We will be adding some
US tour dates later on this year so fingers
crossed (yours and mine!) we will be heading
out that way... It is definitely on my wish
list! I hope it comes true this year....
Keep checking Blackmoresnight.com for
confirmed tour dates!
Love and light,
My name is Riikka, I'm 22 years old and I
live in Helsinki, Finland. I've been
listening to Blackmore's Night for 4 years
now, and it's almost needless to say that I
absolutely adore your music! A dream come
true for me was the Helsinki gig in the June
of 2008, and meeting with you after the
show. You are such a sweetheart, and that
day is still one of the most magical days of
my life. You are a true inspiration for me,
and a role model. I wish you all the best in
And yes, I do have a couple of questions. I
can't wait for the new album to be released,
and I've been wondering the theme of the new
album. I mean, do you already know what the
album will sound like, or do you and Ritchie
find the sound during the studio sessions?
And what is your favorite place to write new
lyrics, and is there a season that inspires
you the most?
Can't wait for you to return to Finland! I
really do think that you should perform here
every year ;)
Much, much love and faerie dust.
Thank you for your kind words and it was so
nice meeting you in Finland!
You know, this is the 1st album that we
didn't really have the songs written before
we went into the studio! We just created
them as we went along. That was more
difficult a process for me because I'm used
to our usual process or writing them as we
travel so when Ritchie comes up with a
melody I can live with it and absorb it and
when the words come they flow through
without me having to rush them at all. But
this time, many of the tracks were written
and the backing track laid down and I only
had a day or two to feel and absorb the
musical part. It was just a totally
different process than what I was used to
but I am still really pleased with the
result of the songs that came from it. But
once again, its the music that kind of pulls
you- you never lead the music...it takes you
where it wants you to go..you just allow it
to flow and become the passenger. I have to
say that each season I find inspiration. The
stark cold winter nights in silence with the
moon reflecting off the water in icy blue of
winter, the green buds when all springs to
life again in spring, the misty heat of
summer and clear blue skies, or the firey
trees of autumn..I have no favorite. I love
them all equally and am in awe of each
I am looking forward to being back in
Finland again soon!
Hi Candice, I really enjoy your site.
I love your creativity. I noticed you have a
link to Save-A-Pet, an organization that we
support with profits from our site. They
recently added a link to our site and I was
wondering if you would be willing to do the
same. As pet lovers, my wife and I have a
small pet supply business and our goal is to
help pet owners get great products
inexpensively. We were wondering if you
would put a link to our site on your links
page, our site is called
www.dogkennelscenter.com .In exchange
for linking to our site we would love to
offer you a $50 certificate towards any item
in our store.
Thanks a ton in advance,
Thank you for the offer of the gift
certificate, but I'd do it because I believe
in what you are doing! Thank you for your
hard work and for helping those that give so
much and have no voice. People like you are
the true angels on this earth.
Keep up the amazing work and kiss the furry
ones for us!
Love and light,
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