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About Me


" I've always loved to sing!
I took up the soprano ukulele
when I was eight years old in order
to accompany myself singing risqué songs
at my parent's swishy parties. I loved being the
center of attention! When Arthur Godfrey himself signed
my ukulele, my musical dreams soared. In later years, when
my two children were in school, I worked in the local
school system doing interactive singing with grades
two through six accompanying myself on baritone
ukulele. At that time my daughter and I started
singing harmonies together and also studying Harp
at the Hart College of Music in Hartford, CT. Eventually
I also took up 6 and 12 string guitar and hammered dulcimer
to set off the singing in a new way. It really has always been about
the singing for me. The different instruments have been my way
of varying the setting for a song. When I joined forces with
my great friends Gordon Bok and Ed Trickett I had all the
harmonies I could want as well as fabulous instrumental variety.
It was during our collaboration that I took up guitar, flute and whistles.
Over the course of our 27 years as a trio we recorded more than
10 CDs. I started learning violin (fiddle) at age fifty nine.
And a few years after that the Nyckleharpa and
Hardanger Fiddle found their way into my
hands. I have studied with Alasdair Fraser,
one of the Great Scottish fiddlers, at his camp
"THE VALLEY OF THE MOON" in Santa Cruz, CA. I
have traveled to Ireland a number of times to study
with the equally world-class, amazing Irish fiddler, Martin Hayes.
Both of them teach music in the way it has always been taught, passed
down by ear. Many of the arrangement choices I have made in my
compositions are based upon the many instruments I have
played and loved over the years. And yet it is my first
love of singing that really informs my scores.
Songwriting began
4 or 5 years ago.
I want to improve
my skills and have
come here to learn.

Ann Mayo Muir
Annie

My Information

Member Title:
Active Muse
Age:
77 years old
Birthday:
June 30, 1937
Gender:
Location:
Annapolis and France

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    musefrommichigan Icon

    21 Feb 2013 - 13:58
    Hello old friends. I have been weighted down with the delights of different health issues. Both my husband and I have struggled with getting past them. As always I squeeze in music at every chance. I will have a new knee in April . Tra la la. I have been editing my Husband's book forever it seems. I love it but I am the last person on earth who should be doing this job being dyslexic.u Bes...
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    musefrommichigan Icon

    17 Jun 2012 - 05:36
    Hi Wolf,
    I have joined 50/90 but I really won't make 50 songs, I just want to participate and do what little I can. My name is rhymetime. I will be happy o see you there and I appreciate this message. Thanks so much. Annie
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    Wolf Kier Icon

    17 Jun 2012 - 01:48
    Hey, Annie
    Hoping I'll see you, and importantly HEAR you at the 50/90. Look me up or drop me a line and let me know your user name over there. I'd have never have found you here with this "undercover" michigan moniker of yours. I don't want to miss a thing.
    Wolf.
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    musefrommichigan Icon

    10 May 2012 - 19:50
    Old dug will always be a treasured friend. I am really happy to find you again.
    Annie
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    gerrybhoy Icon

    10 May 2012 - 14:41
    Hi Annie, hope you are well and will accept the old dug as a friend.
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    Wolf Kier Icon

    02 May 2012 - 13:48
    thanks Annie,
    Looks like you've got the makings of a lyric in your comments on my board.
    Always a pleasure and indeed a great honor to cross your path.
    hugs and continued prosperity/creativity,
    wolf.
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    Guest 

    02 May 2012 - 12:57
    Thanks Annie! Looking forward to the feedback!
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    Guest 

    02 May 2012 - 12:57
    Thanks Annie! Looking forward to the feedback!
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    Wolf Kier Icon

    01 May 2012 - 15:24
    Hi Annie,
    great to see you here! I'm kinda new but it looks like a fine place. Looking forward to hearing so much more of your music, my friend.
    Wolf.
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    11 Apr 2011 - 15:35
    It Just takes a minute is such a beautiful inspired song..Such great chords and a really beautiful vibe..Has a lovely innocent quality..Can't believe it did so poorly in the March song contest..I think i must have very different taste from alot of people!
    Thanx for the inspiration :)
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    25 May 2010 - 15:21
    I wish there was a photo for everyone here. I'll offer a prize for the 4 shadows to reveal their "faces". Ha _within 10 days (-;, Annie
    25th -June4th
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    25 May 2010 - 15:14
    HELLO- my friends. I am happy to find your faces grouped together here to welcome me back and I am really grateful you accepted my request to become friends. I have the feeling you greet & welcome each time I visit. I hope I will learn more about each of you.
    I spend so much time writing music for other people. I plan to do less of that and work more on my own things.
    My Best to y...
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