Favourite Music Friday: Dante’s Prayer

Loreena McKennitt’s music is widely known and admired, and one of my favourite songs, that appears on the 1997 album, The Book of Secrets, is “Dante’s Prayer”. The first song of McKennitt’s which I fell in love with, is actually “The Mummer’s Dance” — although I had no idea at the time of who sang […]

Favourite Music Friday — “Blou”

“Blou” (”Blue”) is another of my favourite songs, and I think this version — by Loki Rothman and Laurika Rauch — is my favourite version of it as well! (Lyrics and music by André Swiegers.) “Blou” (”Blue”) by Loki Rothman and Laurika Rauch

Favourite Music Friday: Stay on These Roads by a-ha

A-ha’s music has been part of my whole life (literally — their first song was released the year before I was born) and I still love their music just as much as I did when I was younger. Mind you, it probably helped me learn English quite a bit, now that I think about it… […]

Favourite Christmas Music Friday: Some Afrikaans Songs

It’s a few days before Christmas and here in South Africa the weather is sweltering, so it just seemed right to end my Christmas music Fridays with some local Christmas songs! I start off with Somerkersfees (Summer Christmas), followed by Sonneblom uit Bethlehem (Sunflower From Bethlehem), Hierdie kind (This Child) and Kersfees in Kaapstad (Christmas in […]