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The Tavern Livestream: Discussing my new Tudor themed album and more!

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  Cheers and Huzzah!   Welcome to The Tavern (which is what I'm going to be calling these livestreams!). In this livestream, I discuss my new Tudor England themed music project along with a few other things I have planned for 2021. I also want to know how your holidays were! And I apologize for the text messaging noise that happens at one point (people seem to love texting me when I'm livestreaming). ******* Thanks for reading! Go on a musical adventure with me through time where for five days I'll send you a new song or story, and a personal email from me!   FIVE DAY JOURNEY THROUGH TIME: https://tiffanyapancelticgothicrock.mailchimp.com +++ FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tiffanyapanmusic +++ WEBSITE: http://tiffanyapan.com +++ INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/tiffanyapanmusic

WINTERS BLESSINGS GIVEAWAY, DAY 2!

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Day 2 of Winters Blessings! For today only until Midnight EST, three of my singles (which tend to be favorites among listeners) will be available free of charge at my online store! Simply click on the link below and download Greensleeves, She Waits Upon the Shore, and Scarborough Fair (Acoustic Version). GET THE FREE DOWNLOADS! I also hope you'll come hang out with me for a bit at my Facebook page at 7PM EST when I'll be livestreaming. I'll be talking about some of my plans for 2021 and asking you about yours.       ******* Thanks for reading!  Go on a musical adventure with me through time where for five days I'll send you a new song or story, and a personal email from me!   FIVE DAY JOURNEY THROUGH TIME: https://tiffanyapancelticgothicrock.mailchimp.com     +++ FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tiffanyapanmusic   +++ WEBSITE: http://tiffanyapan.com   +++ INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/tiffanyapanmusic      

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Fireside Nutcracker

Greetings fellow adventurer and time traveler! First, Happy Holidays from the Bonfires, Castles, and Time Traveler Webzine!  With much of our typical holiday entertainment being closed, I wanted to present you with this option. One of my fondest memories is going to the ballet to see the Nutcracker (I might have even been in a couple productions of the ballet as I was growing up dancing) and I was very much looking forward to it this year. Unfortunately, seeing it in person just isn't an option this year, so the Pittsburgh Ballet is offering a virtual production of the ballet for free! I took it in the other night and very much enjoyed it. Me watch Fireside Nutcracker with a cup of tea and a candle by Mythologie Candles   The Pittsburgh Ballet website will be offering the free streaming until Sunday, December 27 (I may actually watch it again!). All you have to do is visit the link below, sign up, and you should have immediate access! Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Fireside Nutcra

The Holly and the Ivy (featuring Chuck Owston)

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  Re-release of The Holly and the Ivy, featuring Chuck Owston. This song is a traditional English carol. The song itself can be traced back no further than the early 19th century, though there are many correlations between holly and Christmas that date back as far as medieval times. There a couple different melodies to which the lyrics have been set, but of course, I chose the version that sounded the most medieval to me. :D My friend Chuck Owston and I performed this song for one of my Living Room Sessions a couple years ago, and I've also performed it live at a couple Living History Christmas events. I hope you enjoy the re-release of this song and video! It is one of a few Winters Blessings surprises that are to come. :) LYRICS: Loreena McKennitt The holly and the ivy When they are full grown, Of all the trees in the wood The holly bears the crown. The rising of the sun The running of the deer, The playing of the organ Sweet singing in the choir. The holly wears a blossom As whi

The Parting Glass (Traditional Scottish Folk Song) (A cappella)

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  This evening, I did a livestream and live living room session. My song of choice was the traditional Scottish song (which is also quite popular in Ireland), The Parting Glass. I have performed this song before, once in a previous living room session with Chuck Owston, and I've also performed it live, both in my own shows as well as well as with the Wayward Companions. And since I've been hinting at a new surprise recording coming up, a version of this song just might be appearing on it. We'll see... Until then, hope you in enjoy this (sort of) impromptu living room session!   LYRICS: Of all the money that e'er I had   I spent it in good company  And all the harm I've ever done  Alas, it was to none but me  And all I've done for want of wit  To memory now I can't recall  So fill to me the parting glass Good night and joy be to you all So fill to me the parting glass  And drink a health whate'er befalls  Then gently rise and softly call  Good n

MUSIC REVIEW: FAIRE MAY'S VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT COCKAYNE FARMSTEAD

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Greetings fellow adventurer and time traveler! One of the many things that I enjoy about the holidays is the music that comes with this time of year. As someone who performs quite a lot of traditional and early music, for me, it is naturally much of the older music that draws me in. Last weekend, I had the pleasure of taking in the Faire May Christmas Concert which was livestreamed from the Cockayne Farmstead in place of the farmstead's live Christmas tours. Faire May is Max McGovern, Jacob Coughlan, Zac Gordon, and Jariel Henthorn  I visited Cockayne on Halloween night during their Scarecrow Lane event, which can be viewed in this post and video. A Time Traveler's Halloween Scarecrow Lane at Cockayne Farmstead The Cockayne Farmstead is comprised of a c1850 farmhouse and its original collection of over 3000 objects and 15,000 primary documents and it is open for tours Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm (which I highly recommend). When it comes to Faire May, the band that specializes in Iri

UNBOXING: Mythologie Candles The Lamp Post Candle (Narnia inspired candle!)

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After a recording session, I decided to hop on and do a little unboxing from a recent purchase I made from Mythologie Candles. This candle company is a long running favorite of mine, with its non toxic formula and fantasy/history inspired themes. For the winter season, they launched their new candle line, Always Winter, Never Christmas which is inspired by the Narnia Chronicles (The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, etc), which is a series I devoured as a kid and still love as an adult. So this candle line brings out the fangirl in be. :D Hope you enjoy and do check out Mythologie Candle Company: http://mythologiecandles.com ******* Thanks for reading! Go on a musical adventure with me through time where for five days I'll send you a new song or story, and a personal email from me! FIVE DAY JOURNEY THROUGH TIME: https://tiffanyapancelticgothicrock.mailchimp.com +++ FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tiffanyapanmusic +++ WEBSITE: http://tiffanyapan.com +++ INSTAGRAM: http:

FOOD REVIEW: Phannie's Phancies - "Boozy James and Jellies"

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Greetings fellow adventurer! Back in September, I did get to take my yearly trip to Gettysburg, something that due to the circumstances surrounding 2020, I doubted that I would be able to do. When restrictions lifted during the summer, I wanted to take advantage of any opportunity to travel. This year's expedition to Gettysburg ended up only being a day trip instead of a weekend event, but I was very grateful to have been able to go this year. The Gettysburg adventure ended up being an episode of Dark Side of the Labyrinth and a post. You can check them out below: Dark Side of the Labyrinth, Ep. 3: My Travels to Gettysburg Gettysburgh 2020: More Photos and Anecdotes While in Gettysburg, I had the pleasure of happening upon a rather charming tent setup, which also happened to be right next to the A Sentimental Journey Bed & Breakfast, set up with jars of homemade jams, jellies, and other cool and unique gift items. Adding to my already good impression of the vendor setup, the c

Skellig (Loreena McKennitt Cover) (Winters Night Living Room Session Concert)

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  Another one of the highlights from the Winters Night Living Room Sessions Concert that I livestreamed from my Facebook page on December 5, 2020. I was also very honored to have my friend Chuck Owston join me! This selection is another song that Chuck wrote and I have performed it in one of my Living Room Sessions before. It was originally written and recorded by one of my favorite artists, Loreena McKennitt. LYRICS: O light the candle, John The daylight has almost gone The birds have sung their last The bells call all to mass Sit here by my side For the night is very long There's something I must tell Before I pass along I joined the brotherhood My books were all to me I scribed the words of God And much of history Many a year was I Perched out upon the sea The waves would wash my tears, The wind, my memory I'd hear the ocean breathe Exhale upon the shore I knew the tempest's blood Its wrath I would endure And so the years went by Within my rocky cell With only a mouse

She Waits Upon the Shore (Winters Night Living Room Sessions Concert)

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  One of the highlights from the Winters Night Living Room Sessions Concert that I livestreamed from my Facebook page on December 5, 2020. I was also very honored to have my friend Chuck Owston join me! This selection is a song that Chuck wrote and I have performed it in one of my Living Room Sessions before. There is also a recording of the song available at my website and a gorgeous video put together by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc: https://youtu.be/vekaR3_Ij9Y I hope you enjoy it and I will having one more highlight over the course of this weekend! Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful holiday! ******* Thanks for watching! Go on a musical adventure with me through time where for five days I'll send you a new song or story, and a personal email from me! FIVE DAY JOURNEY THROUGH TIME: https://tiffanyapancelticgothicrock.m... +++ FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tiffanyapanmusic +++ WEBSITE: http://tiffanyapan.com +++ INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/tiffanyapanmusic Buy Music at http://

We Will Go Home Across the Mountains (from the Winters Night Living Room Sessions Concert)

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  One of the highlights from the Winters Night Living Room Sessions Concert that I livestreamed on my Facebook page on December 5, 2020. I was also very honored to have my friend Chuck Owston join me! This selection is a song from the film King Arthur (2004) and we performed it in a recent living room session this year. I hope you enjoy it and we will be having two more highlights over the course of the next few days! Land of bear and land of eagle Land that gave us birth and blessing Land that called us ever homewards We will go home across the mountains We will go home, we will go home We will go home across the mountains We will go home, we will go home We will go home across the mountains Land of freedom land of heroes Land that gave us hope and memories Hear our singing hear our longing We will go home across the mountains We will go home, we will go home We will go home across the mountains We will go home, we will go home We will go home across the mountains Land of sun and land

A Winters Night Living Room Session Concert (Tiffany Apan & Chuck Owston...

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  I began my living room sessions with the intent of regular collaboration with some musician friends and to experiment with new material, music styles, etc. Plus, a great way to connect! On Saturday, December 5, 2020, my friend and longtime Living Room Sessions collaborator Chuck Owston joined me for this Winters Night Living Room Sessions concert. Setlist: Greensleeves Three Pale Queens Rain and Snow Skellig We Will Go Home Across the Mountains (Song of Exhile) She Waits Upon the Shore Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful holiday! ******* Thanks for watching! Go on a musical adventure with me through time where for five days I'll send you a new song or story, and a personal email from me! FIVE DAY JOURNEY THROUGH TIME: https://tiffanyapancelticgothicrock.mailchimp.com +++ FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tiffanyapanmusic +++ WEBSITE: http://tiffanyapan.com +++ INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/tiffanyapanmusic Buy Music at http://tiffanyapan.bandcamp.com

Scarecrow Lane at Cockayne Farmstead (Halloween Night!)

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  A bonus Dark Side of the Labyrinth video from Halloween night when I visited the Cockayne Farmstead for their Scarecrow Lane event. If you enjoy historic homes from the Victorian era and antiques, definitely give the Cockayne Farmstead a visit! http://cockaynefarmstead.com ******* Thanks for watching! Go on a musical adventure with me through time where for five days I'll send you a new song or story, and a personal email from me! FIVE DAY JOURNEY THROUGH TIME: https://tiffanyapancelticgothicrock.mailchimp.com Music by incompetech.com +++ FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tiffanyapanmusic +++ WEBSITE: http://tiffanyapan.com +++ INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/tiffanyapanmusic