Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve

four candles advent copyright kerry dexter

Wishing you all good things at the turning of the year.
May each of us share the light and light each other’s ways as we walk through the year ahead -- and may we all share in the music, as well.

Thank you for walking the music road with me, and for being part of a community of readers which circles the world, from New Zealand to Chile, from Thailand to Romania, from Hawaii to Tucson to San Marcos and Austin, to Eden Prairie, Minnesota, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Tallahassee, Florida, to Bloomington, Indiana, to Medford, Massachusetts, up through Halifax, Sydney, and St. John’s in the Maritimes, over to Calgary on the western plains, across the wide ocean to Stornoway in the Western Isles, Aberdeen, Dundee, and Perth in Scotland’s east, all through the central belt from Edinburgh to Glasgow, to Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and over to Ireland, from Waterford to Cork to Kerry to Limerick to Galway to Sligo to Donegal to Tyrone and through Derry, Belfast, Armagh, Down, Louth, Meath, and Dublin.

You’ll know, perhaps, that here along the music road I often write reflections on creative practice with ideas for music to accompany them, as well as writing on music and musicians. At this turning of the year, here is a look back at several of my favorite reflections, and yours, from the year that’s turning.

here are two from the winter holidays
listening to Christmas: Shannon Heaton, Cathie Ryan, Mary Black, Hanneke Cassel
third week in Advent: connection

and three from earlier this year
patrick season: music and mist
trust and music
music and focus

you may also wish to see
Delicious Baby's Photo Friday, where travelers offer new insights to the world each Friday.

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Anonymous sarah henry said...

Happy New Year to you, too Kerry. And thanks for sharing your worldly wisdom about musical offerings from around the globe. Much appreciated.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Susan Johnston said...

Happy New Year! Can't wait to see where your musical journey takes us in 2011.

10:26 AM  
Blogger mjr said...

A certain type of music not only creates a mood, but memories to last throughout the year - this seems to be especially true and poignantly so, on New Year's Eve.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Alisa Bowman said...

Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing all of your selections along the way. I've learned a lot.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Sheryl said...

Sharing my good wishes for the new year, too. Thanks for being an inspiring source of new-to-me music.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Alexandra said...

This post reminded me why I love your blog. Happy New Year to you and looking forward to more travels along the music road in 2011.

9:31 PM  
Blogger jcreaturetravel said...

Happy New Year, Kerry. Wishing you all the best.

3:20 PM  
Blogger MyKidsEatSquid said...

Happy New Year. It's nice to reflect on what you've done and learned in the past year. I feel like I always get a better education about interesting musicians when I visit your site. I'm looking forward to reading more in the coming year.

8:28 AM  

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