Friday, July 30, 2021

Sissel Kyrkjebø - Shenandoah - 2001 - Wow.


  1. Beautiful voice. Wish I didn't sing like a frog.

  2. A must beautiful voice. She is a favorite of mine.

  3. When White people make music...

  4. Thanks for sharing. One of my favorite songs. That was amazing.

    1. I'm with you. Not sure what it is about this song but whenever I hear it, it's 'all stop' until it's over.
      Sqort of like Lily Marlene. Just something about those songs history in their respective wars.
      I don't know.
      Anyway. Here's a link to Shenendoah by Celtic Woman.
      This is the vocal version but if you look at this you'll see the gitfiddle version that they do. It's good too.


  5. In 2010 I went as a chaperone with a group of 150 high school students of prodigious musical ability (my older son among them) to Europe for a concert tour of 3 1/2 weeks. One day we went to a small island (Isola Bella) in Lake Maggiore where there was a beautiful castle built in the 1600's. One room in particular had phenomenal acoustics and so the vocal performers broke out with 'Shenandoah'. Unbeknownst to us there were some American tourists from the Shenandoah valley. They broke out crying and told us all they never expected to hear such a lovely rendition. Still gives me chills to think about it. Do a search for videos of "Sound of America 2010" to hear some of it. Here's a link. They are in a French Cathedral near Paris. It gets really beautiful at 1:57

    1. Brewvet you must be proud. Several years ago I became a fan of young people got tired of the judgement being passed because of things like this. Our local band was strong and my son participated. It always amazed me how the different groups of teenagers mind you practiced separately but when they came together for concert it was amazing. Daughter was in the choral group and same thing. Thank you CW and GVDL for this.

  6. Most humbling. A beautiful voice for sure.

  7. I adore her!

    As an enthusiastic convert in The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, I'm pleased to point out that she has made several guest appearances on the weekly "MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD" broadcast, with the Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square.

    Also, here is the computer Internet URL for my own personal amateur video recording of ME(!) performing Connie Dover's version of "SHENANDOAH:

    These are the lyrics that Connie Dover sings:



    Oh, Shenandoah, I long to see you
    Way hey, you rolling river
    Oh, Shenandoah, I long to see you
    Away, I'm bound away across the wide Missouri.
    For seven years I courted Nancy
    No other girl would suit my fancy
    She would not have me for her lover
    But I never courted any other
    One day she went to Kansas City
    And there she had a little baby
    She must have had another lover
    It must have been that cavalry soldier
    Oh Shenandoah, I loved your daughter
    Though she'll never cross your shining water