Influences: Folk is my favorite genre followed by celtic and good old rock & roll.
I'm the one on the right. My daughter and fellow FAWMer Dawn is to the left. I love it here. I've loved learning new instruments and meeting new people...and of course letting my muse have fun creating. My main 'instrument' is my voice, but I also play guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, autoharp, steel drum, piano, flute, and a very robust cowbell.
A note on comments: I do not intend to make my living with my music, but do want to get better, so gentle constructive comments are very welcome. If there is a certain song I'm thinking I may want to do in public I will ask for serious critique on that song and hope you'll let me have it 😀
My Dad's health failed during FAWM last year which took my time away from FAWM. He died March 6. My Mom unexpectedly died July 15 which took my will away from 50/90. My hubby is on hospice in his final stage of Alzheimer's. I need to make friends with my muse again so hope to play in this lovely musical sandbox this February. I need to be surrounded by you too. Beams!
Nicknames because of FAWM: Princess of the Cowbell or just Princess, and Mistress Darci - from one rather suggestive collaboration in 2014.
Happy FAWMing everyone!
Had to look it up since I've seen others marking the years:
FAWM 2011 - 14
FAWM 2012 - 16 (with three collabs)
FAWM 2013 - 16 (with five collabs)
FAWM 2014 - 13 (with one collab)
FAWM 2015 - 19 (with seven collabs)
FAWM 2016 - 18 (with five collabs...including the epic FAWM is Down)
FAWM 2017 - 16 (with one collab)
FAWM 2018 - 17 (with one collab)
FAWM 2019 - 14 (with three collabs including Open Mic at Castle Dragondreams, and one with a shed which was a challenge not a collab)
FAWM 2020 - 14 the final few without music
|#3||No Need for Alarm||
|#5||Fire Trucks @dawnsoap||
|#6||Michael Keith McQuiston||
|#7||Orange Octopus @dawnsoap||
|#8||Love is All, All is Love @kahlo2013||
|#9||Princess and Gargoyle Duet @dragondreams||
|#13||The Castle Dragondreams Not Quite Annual House Party (link only) @castledragondreams||
I'm still trying to catch up on all of the thank you's that I owe people for stopping by my song pages and I am very touched by thoughts that you have shared on my song "Tumbling". I will be developing this song further and will keep your input handy so I can make sure it's the best I can make it. The input that I receive from other songwriters is always taken to heart and I know that often times it helps make my songs stronger. Thank you so much for your time and support and for connecting with me on this one, Darci! <3
Darci...you have been through so much.....but you have spunk and spirit!!!
I was absent from FAWM for over 2 weeks dealing and healing from surgery so I am slowly getting around checking out my peeps at FAWM
Thanks for listening to my collab with cindyrella "Until You", I appreciate it!
Thanks so much for your comment on Light of Night, our Welsh piece! Delighted you liked it, and Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus i chi!
Hello Darci, thank you very much for your kind listening to Unreachable. So sorry for your loss. Words fail me when I try to express it but music and lyrics help to carry on. Dawn sang this song so beautifully. I treasure every collaboration I had with your daughter and you. I've updated the demo link as we now have Zuzanna's video to Unreachable.
Princess, I can send you the version with Geoffrey if you like? I recorded it as a complete song with a fade out in order to use it for the party. 😉
And thank you so much for being part of the madness! 😂
Yes, and yours was brilliant!
thx,,, for the kind comments on Banjo-Guitar....it was fun to do.
Thank you very much for comment <3
Awww... I LOVE it!!!
I would LOVE that Darci!!!!
Oh, Darci, I am so sorry to hear of your grief... yet I thank you for your kind words about my song for my mom. I hope the writing process is providing the relief that its capable of, especially when so sorely needed. All my best, sister.
Ah, you have every right to yell at me, Mistress Darci! You do! You do! Thank you for your comments on "Me Alone" 😀
Thank you for your very nice comments on Uke. What a tough year for you. My condolences. We lost our oldest son on Jan 3, 2000 so can relate to the heavy heart.
Thanks for kind words
Whiskey enhances everything. Thanks for listening. 😀
Thank you, Princess. I'm trying to gain some breathing space ahead of the house party. 😉
Thank you Darci💓
When I think of awesome uke fun, I think of your badass self. Here's hoping FAWM brings you whatever you need, whenever you need it, and stay awesome, badass, or whatever combination feels most appropriate. ♥️
Wow Darci, I'm sorry to hear of the difficult challenges you've had recently and I hope your songwriting becomes a healing balm of all the emotional stuff you've gone through. If you can't find the words, let the music take you places instead. Good luck and my the FAWM be with you
Hello Darci! I am sad to read about a series of tragical events in your family... Despite all this, I still hope you will have a lovely FAWM! It is nice to have you here...
Hi, Darci. Hope the music brings you comfort, peace, and joy. Happy FAWMing!
Hey Darcie...hope to see/hear you and your pretty uke tunes this month
Good morrow, sweet Princess. 😀
Happy Fawming Darci!
Hello and Happy FAWMing!!!
Let's do this.
Happy 2021 FAWMING!
Got me trippin' all over waiting for FAWM 2021 to begin! Let's get this party started!! 🎵💖
Holy crap this will be your 11th FAWM wow!
Hello my friend, looking forward to hearing your Things this year.