Danny Boy, A Little History Behind This Favorite Song

No Saint Patrick’s Day would be complete without hearing the familiar strains of the favorite Irish song, Danny Boy. The mere mention of the song any time of the year will also  bring an immediate and favorable response.  “That was my father’s favorite song or someone might say, it was my mother’s favorite song or it is one of my favorite songs. So where did it come from, who wrote it and when was it written? Is it an Irish song? Well it is actually not an Irish song although the Irish have adopted it, it was written in 1910 by an English attorney named Fredrick Whetherly who, as a hobby,  enjoyed writing poetry. Whetherly had sent the lyric as a poem to his sister-in-law Margaret in America.  She later recounted how she continually found herself singing her brother in laws words to the melody of the beloved hyme, Londonderry Air.  She sent the music to Whetherly in England and he too was impressed with how well the metric rhyme and music fit together and so became the song Danny Boy, the song the world celebrates each March 17th. Danny Boy has been recorded by over a hundred artists since  the first recording in 1915. Arguably reviewed as one of the interpretations  that best represents the emotion of Danny Boy. http://www.abigon.com/christianwildemusic.html

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Danny Boy, A Favorite Version of One of America’s Favorite Songs

No Saint Patrick’s Day would be complete without hearing the familiar strains of the favorite Irish song, Danny Boy. The mere mention of the song any time of the year will also  bring an immediate and favorable response.  “That was my father’s favorite song or someone might say, it was my mother’s favorite song or it is one of my favorite songs. So where did it come from, who wrote it and when was it written? Is it an Irish song? Well it is actually not an Irish song although the Irish have adopted it, it was written in 1910 by an English attorney named Fredrick Whetherly who, as a hobby,  enjoyed writing poetry.

Whetherly had sent the lyric as a poem to his sister-in-law Margaret in America.  She later recounted how she continually found herself singing her brother in laws words to the melody of the beloved hyme, Londonderry Air.  She sent the music to Whetherly in England and he too was impressed with how well the metric rhyme and music fit together and so became the song Danny Boy, the song the world celebrates each March 17th. Danny Boy has been recorded by over a hundred artists since  the first recording in 1915.

As a professional singer, I have sung Danny Boy as a request at many funerals.  I have never accepted payment and  several years ago I went to Ohio to sing at someone’s a service.  After this particular service a young lady and her mother came up to me and the mother firmly shook my hand and in a very sincere and tearful voice said, “you must promise to sing those two songs for my funeral.” So intense was her request that I tried to lighten the air with, are you planning on dying this weekend because I am flying back to  LA in the morning.  Not letting go of my hand she emphatically  repeated her request,  I knew she was serious.  You must promise me and  I said I would. Six months later I got an email from the lady’s daughter who had been with her at that service saying, my mom died last night and you promised to sing two songs for her funeral.  (The second song was You’ll Never Walk Along.”)   I had made that commitment to her mom.   The following morning I called musicians together and recorded the two songs she had requested. Two years ago I included the two songs in my CD, Journey On Hold.  You may hear it here. Thanks for listening and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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SIDE STEPPING YOUR HEART ATTACK

Author/Researcher, Christian Wilde’s Book,  Hidden Causes of Heart Attack and Stroke (Inflammation, cardiology’s new frontier), endorsed by the Directors of Preventive Cardiology at five major universities, explains why 50% of all heart attacks continue to  happen to people with normal cholesterol and why heart disease is not all a matter of cholesterol and it is now proven that there is an undeniable link with inflammation and heart attacks.

The five years of research by the author explains in everyday language and large print why each of us needs to become more informed and aware of the cutting edge blood tests that identify the hidden causes (80% of which are not normally given you). As the author reminds us, “no one will have the vested interest in protecting you and your family more than you.” You will be able to intelligently interface with your physician to be sure that you and your loved ones are receiving the cutting edge information (including the inherited factors), several which can now be identified and neutralized before they claim your life or that of a loved one. Isn’t it a fact that most people who die of a heart attack or stroke were actually being monitored by a doctor, so obviously some hidden risk factor undetected or unidentified, must have slipped beneath the radar including inflammation and heart attacks.

The author  continues to ask, “can you really afford to not be involved with something this important? You will become familiar with how to neutralize inflammation, risk factors that contribute to blood viscosity and what procedures are available for “no option” heart patients. The second book, Miracle Stem Cell Heart Repair, was written for the 5.5 M heart failure patients in the US and with the world leaders in stem cell research at seven universities including Columbia, Utah, UCSD and UCLA and their patients explain, how a one-time, minimally invasive stem cell procedure has removed them from a “no option” status to recovery and how for the first time in history the heart muscle is being rejuvenated. A true medical miracle even for those patients who had survived one or more heart attacks even years before. Both books are offered at a special price for the next month.

“Until this book, a reliable reference for the patient was simply not available as the subject is vast and complicated.” John Rumberger, M.D.,Ph.D, FACC, Former Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Ohio State and currently Director of Imaging, Princeton University.

“What Christian Wilde suggests today is destined to become standard medical practice in the next decade.” Gregory Guldner, MD, MS, Director of Residency in ER Medicine, Loma Linda University.

 

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“Still Alice” Could Turmeric Have Helped Alice’s Alzheimer’s Disease?

    

STUDIO CITY, CA.  IN THE RECENTLY RELEASED MOVIE, STILL ALICE, the main character, Dr. Alice Howland is a practicing professor of linguistics at Columbia University and is sensitively and emotionally portrayed by actress Julianne Moore, who won this year’s Best Actress category for her performance as Alice.  In the film, Dr. Howland’s memory and general mental cognitive brain function are rapidly slipping away from her. She has received a devastating diagnosis of a familial form of Alzheimer’s that impacts patients in their  late 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Today, 200,000 patients in the US are believed to be suffering from this genetic form of the disease definitively identified by an apolipoprotein (APOE-4) gene variant blood test. The film points out a belief supported by many leading neurologists that the standard prescribed acetylcholine neurotransmitter drugs, Aricept, Naminda and Exelon have been disappointing in controlling this disease at its core and at best only masking symptoms.

And so the question begs, could turmeric’s curcumin have helped Alice in her battle to preserve a lifetime of knowledge and gathered personal memories she had worked so hard to acquire? This question in fact may be a very thoughtful one, particularly since the formation of beta amyloid plaque as it accumulates in the brain as fibril tangles, is the hallmark of this disease and even though  studies have shown turmeric dissolves amyloid plaque, all turmeric is not alike. This progressive encroachment within the brain will eventually overtake the brain’s normal functions and that is the simple explanation of Alzheimer’s. To see the unique turmeric formula awarded the Excellence In New Health Product Innovation award at the Emord & Associates Gala, in Cambridge, Maryland  http://www.abigon.com/buying_turmeric.html

“Professor Murali Doraswamy of Duke University, in addressing the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ at their annual meeting in the UK, 2009 explained: “There is very solid evidence that turmeric’s curcumin binds to and dissolves plaques”. He explained how curcumin also prevented younger mice from beginning the disease forming new plaques in the first place.

UCLA’s Geffen School of medicine researchers traveled to India to study what might explain the lack of Alzheimer disease reported in the country that has the lowest cases in the world.  Researcher, Dr. Sally Frautschy reported t only 1% of villagers over 65 tested showed any signs of having or developing Alzheimer’s.

The American Alzheimer’s Asso. seven stages of Alzheimer’s to know if you or a loved one are beginning to exhibit  any of the advancing signs. http://www.abigon.com/buying_turmeric.html

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