firstname.lastname@example.org (Csekk Regina)
My name is Regina, I am 24 years old girl from Hungary and
I am a big fan of yours and Blackmore's Night :-) I truly
adore your music,so refreshing and spiritual! I am wishing
to you and Ritchie all the best and keep on continuing your
marvellous work till Eternity :-)
Dear Candice I'd like to ask a question from you. You know
I have read all of your wonderful new website, and a question
popped into my mind. Maybe other ones know it, only I am
the one who did not know it yet :-) And I am sure, you are
getting tons of questions from your thousands and thousands
of fans, and sure you are very very busy to answer all of
them!! But here is something what makes me curious very
You said goodbye with these words on your website "With
love and light" And I'd like to ask, if you are
maybe Wicca? :-)
I am just corresponding with Wiccas and witchcraft and I
am very much interested in this theme and would like to
learn more about it. I know the "love and light"
is a Wicca saying :-) If you are, could you please tell
some things about it to me and to your other fans? What
does it mean for you and how to practice it correctly? If
I am accidentally false with my idea, then sorry for asking
:-) I am just very much interested what do you think about
the Old Religion since your music contains so much magic
Thank you for answering if You can and I again wish you
all the best!
Blessed be :-)
With lots of love and great-great honor!!
Thank you for your kind words and your question. As you
probably noticed on the "news" page of my site
by now, we have a few Wiccan/Pagan based magazines that
we have recently done interviews with. Although I don't
like to be categorized as any one type of religion because
I still believe that I am feeling my way in this world-
I do find that I tend to have strong beliefs that are echoed
in the writings of the "old ways". But to me,
instead of being a religion, it is just a common sense way
of life. I find that I incorporate a lot of these things
into my everyday existence with out reading about what to
do or how to do it...it all seems to be a "feel"
for me. A "follow your heart " path. I believe
in the power of visualization, intuition and nature. I believe
that if you concentrate all of your energies into something
you can make it happen. And if you do harm, it will come
back to you may times. I believe in other realms, spirits
and things that we can not see or explain. I believe that
everything is possible. And I believe in magic. I think
that many people are starting to rediscover the old ways
and they now call them Holistic or New Age remedies- which
is kind of ironic because they are really Old Age- not New
Age. I think that there are many different dimensions that
people forget, refuse to believe in or are frightened of.
I incorporate all of these worlds in my everyday life...
I think you must always believe in their existence. They
can teach you a lot- if you let them...
Love and light,
Candice, can you advise me some
vocal exercises? And how often do you train them?
What a great name! Actually I have a tape made for me by
a singing teacher which is just basic warm up scales
for about 15 minutes. A good way to warm up your voice would
be to start at middle C on the piano and then sing each
note for 5 notes. (CDEFG-then back down again.) Do that
repeatedly with the vowel sounds (1st time do: Ahh, 2nd
time do: Eee, 3rd: Oh, 4th:OOh) Then go up to the next note
and do it. Keep going till you hit the top of your range
but don't strain, or push yourself- The voice is a
sensitive area and is also a group of muscles so don't get
discouraged. The muscles will build up if you do it every
day. It just takes time. As you do more, your range and
strength will improve. You can also go down the scales and
build your lower register. Remember do only what is comfortable
for you. If you feel that your voice box is tense- try and
relax. Most of singing is connected to you mentally. Your
state of mind will have an affect on how you sing. There
are many different exercises to do- but start off simple
and then expand only when you are ready- a little at a time.
Also, tea with honey and lemon is always good before you
sing. Alcohol will dry your vocal chords temporarily and
smoking will ruin them. Finding a singing teacher is helpful
too, but a good singing teacher should take your own individual
voice and build on it- never losing your originality...Unfortunately
there are a lot of singing teachers that try to change you.
Be who you are- no one else- your voice has its own individual
stamp. Keep it...and have fun with it.
I wanted to thank you and Ritchie again for stopping by
our shop at the PA Faire for a picture. My Husband and I
have been fans of yours for many years. I was on a week
long "High" after I met you again. When my husband
and I are at home making our leather goods we typically
have your CD's playing. I love the excitement and
romance of your music. It's a nice place to escape all the
troubles of the world. We play them so often, it's
a wonder the CD's do not melt in the CD player. And I can't
wait for your solo CD to come out. I noticed that you have
new fan pictures on your website so I have attached the
picture my friend took while you and Ritchie were at PA
Faire in front of our shop. I was wondering if you
could send me the picture that was taken with your camera
of the four of us.
Candice, Thank you again.
Hold on to your dreams and they will come true!
Hi Kay Dee,
Thanks for writing! We had such a wonderful time at the
faire that day. It was great seeing you again... I am still
searching for that photo- don't lose hope! I know its here
somewhere and I promise to send it soon as it resurfaces...
Send our best to your husband as well- and - everyone reading
this should check
at the Fan Faire Page for the photo that Kay Dee sent to
share with us!
See you at the Faire...
Dear Candice, (what a way to begin
an email, when I don't even know you) :)
I got to know Blackmore's Night because of a boyfriend I
had who is just crazy about your songs! Anyway, we
broke up and that was pretty hard on both of us at the time
because we were still in love with each other. After a while,
I moved away to another state and just yesterday he emailed
me saying that this song reminded him of me, and he didn't
know if it was because of the lyrics or the melody. I wrote
back saying that I hoped it was the melody for the lyrics
are so sad!!! I was wondering what this song means to you.
I know that it really personal so I'll perfectly understand
if you want to keep it that way.
Thanks in advance for listening!
I loved the website!
And thanks for adding so much to our little musical universe!
Hmmm, sounds like your ex boyfriend has very good taste!
Thanks for the kind words... Actually, the song Now and
Then shouldn't was written about a friend of mine who was
going through a divorce (she and her husband have since
reconciled) but when she first told me about what she was
going through I felt her pain deeply. We can all relate
to loving someone and losing them- I feel like if you are
going to love someone you must give your heart completely
and for the full experience. You'll feel the heights of
elation, even if at some point you also will feel the depths
of depression if it doesn't work out. But still you would
have know what it felt like to love and be loved and no
other feeling can ever replace that pure emotion. And you
need that range of emotions to complete you- a rainbow wouldn't
have the same magical effect with only one color- it must
be the whole spectrum! So, I wrote the song after hearing
what she was going through- I went home that night, sat
at the piano and Now and Then came out in a constant flow.
Words and music all at once. There was actually a middle
part that Ritchie opted to take out for the record, but
I hope to re-record that song someday in its entirety. Even
if its just for me, out of curiosity, to hear what it could've
sounded like completed the way I originally wrote it. But
, I suppose that when I write, there is a mixture of a part
of the person I am writing about , a part of a fantasy ,
a part reality and a part of my own story that all gets
mixed in at once to form the lyrics. But, ultimately - I'd
hoped that the songs would have reminded people that although
we all go through dark times- there is hope and strength
in the light at the end of the darkened tunnel. You may
not always have everything or everyone around you- but you
will always have yourself and in the knowledge of that you
will be fine. Sometimes people need to be reminded of that
... I need to be reminded sometimes too... but the thought
is very grounding. I hope that now you can see more of the
hope in that song! Thanks for writing and listening
- Love and light,
I Have two questions. Do people ever call you Candy?? If
you are ever in the US will you come and have a tea party
with my family and I because I really wanna meet you!! In
the summer I'd love to go on tour with you and Ritchie.
Please write back to me as soon as you can I know you are
very busy so I will be very patient!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your number 1 fan in the world,
Yes, my friends and family call me Candy. I hope that when
I tour Pennsylvania and see you at the show, you will call
me Candy too! Tea sounds wonderful... Hope to see you soon!
Love and light,
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