The Laird O’Cockpen

Saturday-22-02-2014

I have just got back in after spending a lovely weekend with my brother in London. Β He thought that it would give me a break and a chance to catch up with what he has been up to since Christmas. I had a great time but my plane was delayed by an hour getting in to Glasgow airport ( that is the trouble when you have to find the cheapest flights ) , so tonight I am a little late with my post πŸ™‚

I have chosen to share with you one of the songs that I performed in the Scots song competition that I entered at the RCSΒ last November. Β This version is from the recital that I performed in Southport on the 12th February 2014. Β It is a Scottish folk song and it always makes me smile when I sing it πŸ™‚ I hope that you enjoy it.

I have just checked Artist SignalΒ  and I have discovered that with all your votes I have made it in to top 50, which is great news. Thanks to everyone that is voting and especially those of you have managed to vote several times as I really appreciate your continued support.

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57 thoughts on “The Laird O’Cockpen

  1. Two marvelous works!

    The inner focus exhibited in the RCS piece is amazing and then you top it off with an actor’s flair in The Laird O’cockpen. Being an opera singer truly requires multiple skills and talent. Bravo!

    1. Thank you, there are lots of skills taught at the conservatoire from the history of music, to composing and conducting, collaboration with other artists just to name a few. Slow and steady wins the race πŸ˜‰
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. Performance opportunities are fabulous whilst I’m training, the recital audiences are very supportive and generous with their applause. I like to critically review my videos afterwards too.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. Another push Janice over the next four days and I might get in the top 40 πŸ˜‰ last week I thought it would be amazing if I made the top 100 because I started a week late and although I could get Facebook likes, 6700 people have liked it, I was struggling to get the green vote button pressed πŸ˜‰ and they’re what count.
      It’s been very interesting, I’ll do a summing up post at the weekend πŸ˜‰
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. Thank you πŸ˜‰ it’s been a blast and quite exciting in this final week, when my big brother told me I had no chance (he’s a trainee actuary and mathematician) I must admit a bit of me wanted just to prove him wrong lol – only joking Matt if you’re reading. If you have any siblings you’ll know what I mean πŸ˜‰
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. I was told that my songs were in the top 10 listened to by a lovely voter called Roy Lewis on Facebook so that’s cool πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for the repeat votes they’re what makes all the difference πŸ˜‰
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  2. What a lovely, and funny, song! πŸ™‚ I love folksongs… be it swedish, british, scottish or irish, so this was a real treat. πŸ™‚ I especially like your expressions. It gives the performance that little extra “oomph!”. πŸ™‚

  3. I can see why that song makes you smile; I don’t think I could sing that with a straight face either. Actually, I wouldn’t even try. Silly songs are meant to be sung with a smile (and/or funny faces). πŸ˜€

  4. That is a beautiful interpretation and you are doing a wonderful job. Definitely I want to continue supporting your education and I will be voting for you as often as I can. Hourly if my schedule permits. I know every vote counts and you need a lot more votes.

    1. Thank you Gerardo you’ve been very supportive and it’s lovely you’ve joined my blog friends, I usually try to post twice each week to log my training and performance opportunities. The opera world was a complete mystery to me so in my own way I hope I can demystify it for my family and friends and give everyone an enjoyable read along the way πŸ˜‰
      Now you’ve found my blog don’t be a stranger.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  5. You sound very good and i wish you the best. The song was very spirited and i love your voice. You definitely have my vote.

    1. Eric thank you so much for all your votes on AS πŸ˜‰ I think a lot of my Facebook followers think they’ve voted if they put a like on AS and I’ve discovered it’s all about the multiple voting and persuading other artists through their fans to vote for your work which I didn’t understand at first.
      it’s a shame my 8,775 likes didn’t become voters but there’s another artist Luiz Antonio Bergonso #7 from Brazil who has over 30,334 likes!
      It’s been a very interesting experience and I’ve learnt some great lessons.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

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