Tuneful Tuesday Stirs Up a Fire With #katewalsh

There’s something about unrequited love. It tugs at our emotions and perhaps reminds us of a time when we, too, cared about someone who didn’t care back. This week, I’ve been writing scenes between two characters that may or may not be made for one another. Why not? Well, the truth is, I haven’t decided. Don’t let that stop you from listening to this week’s picks from my playlist, though. As for that unrequited love, you’ll just have to wait awhile for the outcome.

This Week I’m Listening To…

'Kate Walsh' photo (c) 2007, Ged_UK - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/Stirring Up a Fire by Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh is an English singer from Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, known for her stunning vocals. She’s no stranger to the music scene, having released her first album, Clocktower Park, in 2003. Since then, she’s released four studio albums, the most recent of which was released in 2011. As is usually the case for me, I found Kate on Spotify and immediately got hooked on the haunting piano/violin accompaniment to Stirring up a Fire. Though the video does look a little like a home movie, the quality of Ms. Walsh’s sound is undeniable.


Marble Halls by Enya
Okay, so I’ll be honest. I sort of ended my Enya phase around the time that Yanni and Kenny G were big. Yes, I realize I’m dating myself here! That being said, I haven’t listening to an Enya track in ages. However, during my Facebook party last week for The Star Catcher, someone mentioned Marble Halls as a good playlist tune for my books. Although I typically listen to British Alternative, I thought, what they heck? So, in keeping with the theme for this week, unrequited love, Irish singer Enya, performed in a band with her family before she decided to perform solo in 1980. Enya is a trio, comprised of Enya, who writes as well as performs the music, producer Nicky Ryan, and Roma Ryan, who translates the lyrics into various languages. Enya herself records all instrumentation and vocals.