My name is Ariele. I am going to be 5 on
Blackmore's Night is my favourite band.
I like to listen to you when I am in the
car with my daddy.
He is a big fan as well. I am waiting for
your next cd.I would also like to see the
DVD that my daddy is telling me about.
I like to go to the
Renaissaance Faire in the summer , my family
takes me often..My favourite thing is dressing
up like a Faery.
I hope to hear from you sometime and come
Your Friend Ariele
What a beautiful name... You can tell your
daddy that the DVD is almost finished and
will be released by the end of May! It is
good news....we have been working on it
for a long time. But we are very pleased
with the way it has come out. Our new cd
willbe out a few months after the DVD is
released so you may have to be patient on
that for just a little longer. It is wonderful
that you have the fairy spirit! Good for
you... remember to always feel that way...magic
will follow you wherever you go! Since you
like fairys, I hope you got a chance to
see us in Faerie Magazine this month! You
can find it at www.faeriemagazine.com
and they will send a copy right to your
Aren't the Renaissance Faire's great? I
think, as a present, that this year on my
birthday Ritchie is planning on taking me
to a Renaissance faire to celebrate! But
I don't know which one yet. I do love surprises!
So, I hope you enjoy the DVD when it comes
out, and the faires and Faeries! Perhaps
we shall meet in Canada some day soon...
Love and light,
my Name is Mirco, I'm the Bassplayer from
the Band "Moonshine" (Germany)!
I have read the Guestbook on your Site and
found a Entry, where you count serveral
BN Cover bands!
"What a wonderful
idea! I am aware of a few bands around the
world that cover our music and help us to
spread the magic."
That was your answer!
I"m glad about that, so... We play
Blackmores Night Songs, too. Because this
kind of Music is so wonderful to play and
to listen. Everyone like this Music. Thanks
There are some old and short records on
the Page. Actually we worked on our own
Songs (Our guitar player gave Ritchie our
3 Track Demo Cd at Concert here in germany!)
What I want to say is, we hope me meet at
our Site! You and Ritchie are always welcome
! If you like it, be pleased to sign our
many many lovley greeting from MOONSHINE
I've just been to your site... I've never
seen one like that before! I love the faded
effect that brightens when you hover over
it... Very cool... I also have listened
to your sound clips...Your band sounds so
good! The sound is excellent and I really
like the quality of the singer's voice...
Thank you for helping to share our music,
in your own interpretation, with the world.
I know that others who read this will be
checking out your site as well... I hope
to be able to see you play one day...Keep
playing and we'll see you in Germany later
this year, perhaps!
I enjoyed your original music as well...
I think Tears in My Eyes is my favorite
Best of luck with your music...
Love and light,
Let me start off by saying how much I love
your's and Ritchie's work together. I have
all of your studio albums and love them
all to death. They put me in such a great
mood, and it's great to listen to them after
work to have them take me to another place.
I'm also a gigantic fan of Ritchie. Rainbow
are one of my very favorite bands and I
adore his work in Deep Purple as well.
On to what I am actualy writing the Email
about. I live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania...
about 40 minutes or so from the Rennisaince
Fairegrounds. When I found out that Blackmore's
Night had gone there in the past I cursed
myself for not going that year. I've gone
every year since, and have been hoping that
maybe one day you could return. I love the
PA Renn Faire, and having you there playing
would be such a fantastic experience! Any
chance of Blackmore's Night coming back
to our Faire?
Thank you for your compliments... What you
are feeling is exactly what we were hoping
you'd feel... I, personally, get so tired
of the "mainstream music" having
2 categories...either overt sexuality or
anger... I miss the songs that make you
feel positive energy... So we create our
own! And Ritchie, well he just gets better
with time...he's always been amazing...
We actually go to the Pennsylvania Rennaisance
Faire every year so I'm sure that if we
are in the country we'll be back again this
year. It's one of our favorites.
But as an insight into the upcoming DVD,
one year we played a completely impromptu
performance at that Faire, on the Globe
Theater stage in front of the Queen! A friend
of mine had a camcorder and taped it and
we are looking to include it in the personal
home footage of our DVD!
So look for that...I think you'll recognize
See you there....
Love and light,
My name is Lena, I'm 17 years old.I desided
to write you because your musik is realy
magestik, and I wat to talk with woman who
writes so beautiful poems.
I live in Moldova, it is a small country,
and there aren't many people whu can understand
your music. The first CD of you musik I
heard was Blackmoure's kingdom. I'd like
it very mutch.Then I bought other CDs. It's
imposible but I began to belive in magik
again. Thank you for it.
Your fan Lena.
P.S. Sorry for my bed English
Hello dear Lena,
Thank you for your letter. It means a lot
to me that you enjoy our music and my words
and that you can see the pictures that we
are painting in our music...
But I must tell you that Blackmore's Kingdom
isn't us! Someone has taken a few of our
songs and many more of their own and put
them out on a cd and put our faces and names
to them! It is very upsetting, because we
believe that musicians should shine in their
own right...not pretend to be someone else.
So, since it is being deceitful to our fans
whom we love dearly, it hurts us that someone
would do that. I wish that the person who
put that album out would be proud enough
of himself /herself to claim it as their
own, instead of hiding behind us. We have
the following albums out at this point (more
to be released this year!) : Shadow of the
Moon, Under A Violet Moon, Fires At Midnight,
Ghost of a Rose, Beyond the Sunset and Past
Times With Good Company (our double live
album). So, if you see something that is
being passed off as us, but doesn't have
one of the following titles, I can not vouch
for it. But, either way, if you have enjoyed
the music and it has taken you to a magical
place, that is all that really matters.
I just wanted you to be aware...
Love and light,
My dearest lady,
So much I have to say, yet still to be as
concise as possible!
I really hope that this mail won't end in
thy recycle bin, as I guess you don't get
many letters from Serbia! I must say that
I can't understand why I get so overwhelmed
by your music and lyrics each time I listen
to them, but I don't even want to understand,
I am happy that they exist anyway. It helped
me so much in many moments of despair and
misery, such as the family problems, grandfather's
death, my best friend being murdered, love
problems, and I find a very safe refuge
in the world of BN, a world much better
than the Earth we are standing on. It is
not easy to live in Serbia these days, Although
my marks are good, and I wish to study history
one day, I doubt that I'll be able to find
a job in that profession here. But in instants
of despair and loneliness, I try to write
stories, poems.... I even started 3 years
ago- I was 14 then, writing a novel with
a plot in medieval England-your influence!
Writing helps me so much to release the
pain, anger, sorrow and all other negative
feelings out of me, and to stay with positive
feelings only. That's why most of my poems
and stories are quite dark and bleak. Hopefully,
I will translate to you one story of mine
and send it to you.
I plead you in this mail to consider coming
to Serbia, we have a few beautiful castles
here (Kalemegdan near Belgrade, Petrovaradin
near Novi Sad....), and you have many fans
here, and Ritchie is....simply a living
legend! I would die to hear Ghost of a Rose
live, that song is a pure perfection. And
as I have been a Serbian folk dancer for
the past 10 years, I promise that I'll perform
our dances in front of the stage if you
come here(that's how you'll recognize me!).
And, I have one stupid question for thee:
Do you try to get the British accent while
singing? It sounds so interesting! Shine
And I am also sending you one short poem
of mine, that I wrote when my beloved girl
broke my heart!
Thank you for your poetry...I really like
the imagery that you are portraying. It's
so cleansing, isn't it? To put the darkness
and shadows into words and translate them
into the depth of a poem that paints pictures
with those same shadows. To channel your
emotions and fears and see the light at
the end of the tunnel in words...I always
find that the depths of emotion that sadness
and despair bring always brings me to pen
and paper and is therapeutic as well as
allowing me to be creative but also getting
the sadness out and onto the paper...so
it doesn't bring me down further nor affect
anyone else. Your words are very beautiful...dark
but hopeful and intriguing...Write on...poet....
I am glad that you are able to use our music
to help you through some difficult times.
Music is an amazing friend, isn't it? A
soft shoulder to cry on, a reminder that
things will get better, one who understands
all the feelings you experience good and
bad and the intensity of them, and never
I wish I knew more about Serbia...I must
admit I don't know much about your land.
But I love to come to places that I am unfamiliar
with and absorb the culture, history and
legends of those lands...Our touring has
brought me to places I never knew much about...Turkey,
Bulgaria, Lativa, Estonia...so it is possible
that we may come visit you, too , one day.
I will request it to our agent.
As for your question, it is funny how that
accent comes out sometimes, isn't it? I'm
not English, nor do I have English ancestry.
But I try to channel the spirit of the song
and express it as I feel it wants to...needs
to...be expressed. Sometimes those words
come out sounding as if I have an English
accent. I don't mean for it to happen...I
suppose its just who the song is. Even Ian
Anderson of Jethro Tull assumed I was English
through the music, till he met me and he
realized I wasn't. A bit of a shock for
him, I think.
I will look for you to be dancing when we
come to you...until that time, keep dancing
writing and believing...
Hallo, dear Candice.
My name is Daria. I'm from Russia.
Excuse me for my English. I wish you understand
I'm in frustration. Simply don't know, what
to do and where to go.I'm 19. But it seems,
that all life has no meaning. I need some
tenderness, sincere affection and love.
I can't leave without it. At school I had
much problems because of my appearance (red
hair and freckles). Several of my classmates
teased me terribly, I think that led me
to my shyness. It goes without saying that
because of all this I had no boyfriend at
school. My first kiss happened on the prom,
when I was already 16 (!). I didn't know
that boy before and never saw him again.
Then I entered the university. It turned
out suddenly that I'm pretty. Everybody
told me about it and nobody teased. I caught
friendly eyes. But my shyness prevented
me from any communication, especially with
young men. Once in July 2004 at my friend
Ann's birthday party I met a young man.
I liked him. He caught my eyes and gave
a wink to me. We didn't talk (it turned
out that he is not talkative too), but all
the evening he was somewhere near me. Some
days later I looked in my friend's mobile
phone and got to know the number of Dmitry
(the name of the youth). I sent him sms.
And we started a correspondence (no calls,
just sms). Then I had some problems with
computer and asked him to help. He came
several times, doing something with it,
once we went for a walk. There was nothing,
but I hoped that he had some feelings. I
thought that he could become my first boyfriend.
But once Ann asked me to give him Nastya's
regards. After that he became absolutely
cold. I asked him, if I tried to take the
place that belonged to someone else. And
he answered Yes".
It seemed that the world crashed down. Some
time later I continued sending him sms.
I asked him, were we friends. He told Yes".
Then we started e-mail correspondence. During
it he told me how he loved his girl and
that he would never desert her. After about
3 months of such communication, he told
me, that he wanted to meet me. We kissed
a lot. I told him that didn't want to destroy
anything in his relations with Nastya. He
answered that there were no relations but
friendship and his hopes and fantasy, that
her wishes (to be only friends) were higher
then his. Then we met again. But after that
he told Ann about our meetings, and she
(I think) told him that Nastya loves him,
but fears serious relations. He told me
about it and said that we wouldn't meet
again until the clarification of the situation.
My heart was broken again.
Some days later he told that Nastya loved
him as a friend only, and asked me for resumption
of our relations. I told that he offended
me and we would be just friends. But I wanted
to feel myself a grownup and get some caress.
So soon we began to meet again. Everything
happened. We continued to meet. He looked
absolutely happy. But I always feared that
each meeting could become the last one.
That's why I tried not to fall in love with
him, tried to look skeptically on everything.
On the 14th of February he told me that
he loved me (for the first time), that he
wanted to stay with me forever. That was
the end. I reminded him all his words about
his love to Nastya and his everlasting faith"
to her, told him in rude words that he spoiled
our friendship and so on. I told him, that
he would stand on pas and run to her, if
she called. He promised to ask for my permission
before doing this. I told him that words
of love from him were the worst thing, that
had ever happened to me, that I wanted just
friendship and physical relations"
sometimes. He agreed, but since that time
he became too cold. Once I asked him again
were we friends. And he answered No".
I asked if he wanted sex with me. Again
No". Then I told him that I loved him,
because I didn't want to lose him. He answered
that he loved me and many whom else. I told
then (to tease him or something like this),
that there was no reason for me with whom
to do everything. He didn't answer on my
countless sms for several days. I became
very angry and told him, that if there was
no friendship it meant that he just wanted
to get sex for free, and asked him to bring
me money for it (I didn't want to get them
of course, I just wanted to tease him and
make him talking to me). We agreed to meet.
When we met I asked him to go to the cinema
with me. There, while watching the film,
he took my hand. And suddenly I realized
that I loved him very much, I wanted to
sit with him hand to hand for eternity.
After the film he saw me to subway. There
we just stood face to face. I couldn't go
away. We embraced. I felt tears on my cheeks.
Then I pushed him off and went away without
saying a word. I deleted his number from
my mobile phone. But soon realized that
couldn't leave without him. I tried to remember
the number, I'm sure that I remember it.
I sent him sms where described the situation
and asked a question, was that he or not.
That was 2 days ago. There is no answer.
I sent him on e-mail that I love him, and
there is no answer too.
It is strange you think, that all our talks
were by way of sms or e-mail. Actually.
I feel some dislike to telephone talks and
to talks at all.
I love him. I understand that offended him
greatly when he told me about his love.
It is insufferable to feel that I spoiled
everything. But at the same time I understand
that maybe that's not the reason.
I love him, want only him, can't live without
him. He is the finest man I ever met. Maybe
the story shows him not from his best sight,
but he is really the best, believe me. What
can I do? Nothing, I think.
I just listen to your songs and can't stop
I am so worried for you... I know that you
say that this man is the finest man you
have ever met...But to me he seems confused.
It may be that he does care for you very
much. But I am not worried for him....only
you. I think that you may see the idea of
love in a way that is not very healthy for
you. When you began your letter about your
childhood, I knew that you would find your
beauty and others would as well...You sound
very beautiful to me. But it may be that
when you felt shy and alone and were teased
when you were young lead to you feeling
like now if someone gives you compliments
and attention that may be what you consider
to be "love". I don't think that
I am going to tell you anything that you
don't already know. I know you have an idea
what the "right" answer is because
of what you have written to me.You know
that when you love someone, the communication
you have with them is not only by sms or
email. Do you think it may be possible that
you think you love him because it hurts
so much when he rejects you that you feel
you MUST have him? Do you feel that it reflects
badly on you in someway if he runs away
or doesn't answer you? It doesn't... His
actions are all about him....not you....
Is it possible that perhaps you just want
to be in love so badly that you are defining
what you have with him as love? I can promise
you it isn't true love. And you may be mad
at me for saying this... I'm sorry... But
true love doesn't treat you as he is treating
you... True love doesn't allow you to treat
yourself this way. True love brings many
more smiles than tears... and that is not
what I see happening here.
You say he is the finest man you have ever
met, but I don't think you are allowing
yourself many other opportunities to meet
other men because you are so caught up in
what is happening with this one. This answer
is not to make any less of your feelings
or pain... they are real, valid and deep.
I know... But I think that you need time
to heal...to discover yourself and when
you do I promise someone will appear to
you. Someone who treats you as you deserve
to be treated.... And you will look back
on this relationship and wonder why....
I know that it will be difficult and that
when he doens't write to you you feel rejected,
but that should make you strong enough to
walk away...not to accept him each time
he feels like returning to you. What about
what you feel?
So please...take time away from him...heal,
look for the beauty around you. Go out with
friends and laugh. Take your mind off of
this and wait...your prince will come and
treat you like his princess...And your smile
will warm all of those around you...
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