ONE SONG LEARNED WELL: Intermediate Harmony Singing. This workshop will be Saturday, October 28, from 10:00am to noon. Limited to 12 students; cost $50 per person. Libby McLaren and Celia will teach harmony based on a single song. Some previous harmony singing experience helpful. Workshop to be held in North Berkeley.
INTRO TO HARMONY: Beginning Harmony Singing. Saturday, November 11, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Limited to 12 students; cost $50 per person. Libby McLaren and Celia will teach simple harmony singing using rounds and familiar songs. No previous harmony experience necessary. Workshop to be held in North Berkeley
CARMONY: LEARN TO SING HARMONY IN YOUR CAR
Order your copy of this 3-CD set of lessons that teach you harmony singing for $45, plus $3 for shipping. Level One features simple rounds and songs, separating the voices so you can learn both parts. Level Two builds on this with more complicated songs. Level Three gives you the guidance you need to create your own harmonies and includes some very simple aspects of theory.
(Note: Carmony is not available on CD Baby - buy it on Celia's Personal Store)
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Released in late 2014, Singer's Request - a duo album with Celia and famed Irish songcatcher, Shay Black, captures beautiful, reflective and joyful songs from Ireland and Scotland and includes a wonderful cast of supporting instrumentalists, including John Doyle and Liz Carroll. A great variety of arrangements and song choices make this album one you'll want to own!
I'll Just Lie About It casts Celia in the role of jazz chanteuse. The original songs are sad, funny, bawdy, and uniquely from the point of view of a woman of a certain age! Love songs are not only the purview of the young, because we all know that little in our sense of optimism--or our ability to be hurt--changes as life carries you along. These new songs acknowlege this. In addition to Celia's new songs, the CD also includes some wonderful jazz standards from the 1940s, and all the songs are supported by a fine group of musicians.
Celia's very fine first CD accomplishment is called Songs of My Father's People, and it features traditional Scottish songs, many of them in the traditional, unaccompanied style. These songs are timeless in their pain, joy, dismay, or humor. They are not merely songs of Celia's Scottish ancestors; they are the voices of the universal human condition.