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BILL BINKELMAN REVIEW

Posted by Bill Leslie on February 27, 2016 at 1:10 PM

It is always a treat to read reviews from highly respected music connoisseur Bill Binkelman of Zone Music Reporter.  


I love what he had to say about my latest album:


http://zonemusicreporter.com/recording/viewreviews.asp?rvwbrd=4&rvwbrdpstn=1&rvwbrdcmmt=11611

IRISH GIRL VIDEO

Posted by Bill Leslie on December 14, 2015 at 9:55 AM

This is turning out to be one of the favorite songs on my latest album titled Across The Water!


Irish Girl is a traditional tune of tender intimacy. The arrangement is sweet and simple but quite beautiful.  Grand piano with Joseph Akins forms the underlying structure of the song.  My Celtic whistle opens the melody on the first verse.  Jennifer Curtis takes the second verse on violin.  Cellist Nancy Green and harpist Anita Burroughs-Price add lovely textu...

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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

Posted by Bill Leslie on December 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Come with us and put your head in the clouds for just four minutes and we think you will come back refreshed and renewed.   Our latest musical video from the ACROSS THE WATER project celebrates the beauty and mystery of cloud formations.   You will find it under the video section on this web site or by going to this link:


http://www.billleslie.com/apps/videos/vid...

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NEW LORICA MUSIC VIDEO

Posted by Bill Leslie on November 30, 2015 at 4:35 PM

Check out the Video Section on this web site for a beautiful new music video from the Across the Water project.  The musical mini movie features the gorgeous photogaphy of Adrian Costigan.


 Lorica is a song composed by Bill Leslie and originally recorded by the Celtic-fusion band Bragh Adair on "Grace in Stone" in 2000.  This new all-instrumental  version features a glorious piano arrangement by Joseph Akins.  Other instrumentation includes Celtic wh...

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NUMBER ONE RANKING

Posted by Bill Leslie on November 24, 2015 at 9:15 AM

I am thrilled to announce that "Across The Water" has been voted the top world radio album by international radio hosts.  The Zone Music Reporter rankings for October just came out and we took the top spot in our debut month.  There are so many people to thank!  I would like to begin with Ed and Stacey Bonk of LAZZ Promotions who know how to get the music out to the right people and to build warm, genuine and lasting relationships.  I am also deeply grateful to the many...

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TV STORY - ACROSS THE WATER

Posted by Bill Leslie on November 22, 2015 at 5:20 PM

I am so grateful to the Tar Heel Traveler Scott Mason and photo journalist Robert Meikle for the wonderful TV story they did on my new Irish CD!!  Here is the story that recently aired on CBS affiliate WRAL in Raleigh:  


http://www.wral.com/news/local/video/15116321/

ANATOMY OF A CD

Posted by Bill Leslie on November 3, 2015 at 6:05 PM

What goes into making a musical CD? I hear that question a lot. One of my favorite parts of the process is the music video at the end of the journey. The music has been written, revised and recorded and now it is time for the icing on the cake. I squirreled away photos of my 2014 trip to Ireland knowing that I would use these images to help tell the story of the music. A new video was crafted with my pictures and the title track of my Irish-themed album "Across The Water."


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GARRY CRITES ON ACROSS THE WATER

Posted by Bill Leslie on November 1, 2015 at 7:10 AM

                                       Review of Across the Waters by Garry Crites


There is a wonderful Celtic legend about an Irish lord named Cenn Faelad who, in battle, suffered a terrible injury to his “brain of forgetfulness.” From that moment on, he was unable to forget anything. The wounded prince was taken to the village of Tomregan in Cou...

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NEW VIDEO-THE BOATMAN

Posted by Bill Leslie on October 25, 2015 at 10:30 AM

My new musical album Across the Water is about anticipation - waiting for a fog to lift or a thunderstorm to pass so that one will discover something incredibly beautiful in the distance. This CD is my story of Ireland.


http://www.billleslie.com/apps/videos/videos/show/18886117-the-boatman


 

I took a trip to the Emerald Isle in ...

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BREAKING: NEW ALBUM RELEASED

Posted by Bill Leslie on October 7, 2015 at 6:15 PM

The long-awaited follow-up to Bill Leslie's World Radio Album of the Year for 2013 is now available!


ACROSS THE WATER was released Sunday, October 4, 2015 during a CD launch party and concert at Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh, NC.


Here is a feature article on the album written by veteran reviewer and author Michael Diamond:


http://michaeldiamondmusic.com/2015/08/23/across-the-water-by-bill-leslie/


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