"Beyond the Veil" Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling

A Truly Gifted DIY Artist.

She does it her way!

Some Enchanted Evening
Some Enchanted Evening | Source

Original song - Gone viral

The video has gone viral with over a million views and by the time you are reading this, who knows! What a fantastic find I want to share with you. Lindsey Stirling. Such a talent! She really has invented and reinvented herself if you ask me and proves you can be anything you want to be! Especially today with all the venues we have, such as YouTube for one thing! I will share the video now going viral so you will not be the one left out. Come take a look at this 28 year old "star" and see how a dream can come true.

She says that after “praying, trying and praying again” she met filmmaker and YouTube director Devin Graham, manager Ryan Wyler, and producer Marco G, who helped her get going through YouTube! She says looking back it is very humbling at the sacrifices and chances these people took on her. Personally just one look at her performance shows me a talent just a bit different than we are used to seeing and isn’t that great?

She is a twenty-eight year old real go getting talent! She has her own YouTube channel, Lindseystomp and this video seems to be getting some real stand up and notice so I present her to you today! The song is one of 12 on her newest album, Shatter Me. Here it is to hear for free!

"You know, if you really want to fiddle the old-time way, you've got to learn the dance. The contra-dances, hoedowns. It's all in the rhythm of the bow. The great North Carolina fiddle player Tommy Jarrell said, 'If a feller can't bow, he'll never make a fiddler. He might make a violin player, but he'll never make no fiddler."

— Alison Krauss

Chrystalized

Listen to this beautiful piece and enjoy the frozen video as Lindsey moves with grace and plays with magic.
Listen to this beautiful piece and enjoy the frozen video as Lindsey moves with grace and plays with magic. | Source

"Music is a great gift, one of the greatest anybody can have, because it's something nobody can take away from you. Money can't buy it. It's a very precious thing, I think, very precious."

— Ernie Carpenter (1909 - 1997)
Watch her fiddle come to life! Lindsey Stirling; fiddler
Watch her fiddle come to life! Lindsey Stirling; fiddler | Source

Who is she?

Lindsey Stirling (b. 21 September 1986 in Orange County, California) is a violinist, dancer and composer based in Utah. A former member of the rock band Stomp on Melvin, Stirling began releasing videos on Youtube in 2007 and in 2010 competed on “America’s Got Talent”. Her appearance on “America’s Got Talent” gained the attention of cinematographer Devin Graham, with whom she has collaborated on several videos since 2010. Her YouTube channel has become extremely popular and has received upwards of 100 million views. http://www.last.fm/music/Lindsey+Stirling

What Child is This - So Beautiful!

Lindsey Stirling

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Lindsey Stirling's Official Site

How about Lindsey's official site? Stop by and see what is happening with her! What a beauty from deep within. How proud her parents must be of her; to have made her own career and done so very well at it. http://www.lindseystirling.com/

Never too soon

At five, being influenced by her father’s classical music records, Lindsey took on the violin. After taking lessons up to the age sixteen she joined a rock band in her high school with four friends called "Stomp on Melvin". (I'd like to hear that story! Even her new name is a cut of this one.)

Writing music and playing her violin led to winning the state title of Junior Miss in Arizona and to receive the Spirit Award in the America’s Junior Miss Finals. She was also a member of another band for about a year. Well life goes on and we can all imagine the excitement and downfalls trying to get started especially with something so different! How many obstacles this girl must have overcome!

She says she likes to create music that’s really energetic and uplifting and wants people to feel empowered by it and feel magical! Well I think her music indeed does that. I love it and if anyone had ever told me I would get so much from music of a violin; well I just would not have believed it! I have been watching her videos off and on all evening and they are so great! It is not just the song or a talent in music but it is acting; drawing you in with the sound while entertaining you with the action videos! Some I have watched twice they were so much fun and that never happens to me with just a music video!

As another part of a dream Lindsey learned to dance and was in the final three of the big contest she entered with a $50,000 prize and one of the judges vowing she was the best! Dance is a part of her entertainment that you will love and I just cannot say enough good things about her but since I know the web is engulfed with her talent and all about her right now I cannot give you everything about her but it is real easy to find!

She is so sweet too I have to say and cute and makes cute and ugly faces that you will just fall in love with; all through her videos. I think every age loves Lindsey or will as they get to know her and she is such an inspiration to young people I think! Her talent is limitless and she has just kept on going when people told her she couldn't. She has made a career for herself and sold herself to the public; who loves her. Any young person could use her determination as a guide if they have a talent; as she has turned one talent now that she started with into so many. As she says, “The same reasons I was told I wouldn’t succeed are the reasons people travel hundreds of miles to see me now, because it’s different, because it’s something you haven’t seen before…”

Lindsey is also a Christian girl into a few good works such as helping children appreciate music and water conservation to name a couple. Where does she find the time? Ah, to be twenty eight again...it has been a couple of years.

What Lindsey Has Been Up To

2015

Born in Santa Ana, California, Lindsey grew up in Arizona and began studying classical violin at the age of five. In her teens, she played in a rock band called Stomp on Melvin and competed in the Junior Miss competition, winning the Arizona Junior Miss title. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she studied therapeutic recreation at Brigham Young University.

Along with taking part in several new collaborations (Jesse J, Pentatonix, Joy Enriquez), Stirling devoted much of 2014 and early 2015 to a massive world tour that took her across North America, through Europe, and into Oceania. In June of 2015, she announced the completion of an autobiography as well as her intention to begin recording her third LP at the end of the summer. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/MN0002929806/biography

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Faith Reaper profile image

Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Oh, I love your Atlantis poetry too!


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well, my goodness, that lady has some serious talent....and your poetry is very good. Thank you for introducing me to this beautiful soul.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

She really is Faith; phenomenal is truly a good word for her. She is so full of fun and energy! I will have to have Jo take a look at this and what she can do if she wants to!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks Faith, it is a couple years old; but seemed appropriate here!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks Billy; I am glad I could since you did not already know about her. She just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Thanks on the poetry too!


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Hummingbird5356 2 years ago

Beautiful! The tune you call What Child is This, sounds like Greensleeves, a traditional English ballad. I haven't heard this version.

Nevertheless, she is an expert violinist.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

I've never heard of her. She's excellent. Thanks for introducing her here, Jackie!


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Ann1Az2 2 years ago from Orange, Texas

I love this music. Her violin playing is outstanding. And it is inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

I also liked your poem. I had forgotten about Donovan's Atlantis. A blast from the past!


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B. A. Williams 2 years ago from USA

Thank you so much for writing and putting the videos on here. I enjoyed them so much.


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Say Yes To Life 2 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

Thank you for this inspirational post!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

I had never heard of this so talented lady but will sure be keeping an eye and ear out for her from now on Jackie. A brilliant hub and thank you for sharing.

Voting across,up and wishing you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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MizBejabbers 2 years ago

What can I say but “wow” what a wonderful talent! I love the videos and the fantasy photos. It is obvious that you have fallen in love with her, and for good reasons. I doubt if she can write poetry like yours while she is playing the violin. Great stuff about Atlantis, and the song by Donovan brought back memories.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks kidscrafts, I loved that for it is a continuation if the story, hope all will watch it. She is just something else so pleased you already know about her and can confirm all I have said!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Oh, she really is Hummingbird, so pleased you like her. I will compare the two tunes later, Thanks!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

FlourishAnyway, thank you so much and it really was my honor to do so!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Yes Ann. Donavon. Wasn't he a doll too? I have stopped to listen to this whole thing so many times! More than any I every did it was a blast, period! Thank you.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you B.A. and it was my pleasure!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

SayYestoLife- Thank you so much!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Eddy! So pleased you lied her, I know you will be hearing much more.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Oh, thank you MizBejabber; you always say the sweetest things! She has just really thrilled my sense of entertainment; it just seems you get to a point where nothing is different or new and then here comes Miz Show Biz! lol. You should find the Mission Impossible video at youtube, I love it!


Leonard Schlee 2 years ago

Lindsey is amazing, heard her on Pandora about a year ago, then I watched her video's on you-tube and I've been addicted ever since. God bless her, she does so many things to help others. I wish her nothing but the very best in life !


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Had to come back and share this beauty again while I was listening to the amazing videos!

Hugs,

Faith Reaper


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Leonard; I only touched on the things she did for others and as I said I can't imagine how she has the time for all she does...but it certainly seems to be all good. Thanks for sharing!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Faith she really is something else. When you get time check out her Mission Impossible at YouTube, you will love it.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Oh, I will. Sounds awesome. Maybe you will go viral now too with your poetry! Hugs


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Oh we doubt it, lol. HP doesn't even think it is worth a point. Unless it is that secret agent monitor keeping me under 90!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Wow Jackie, love those video clips. She is an amazing talent and I'm impressed how she can dance so beautifully while playing the violin. Love your Atlantis poem as well. Voted up.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

No I had not heard of Lindsey Stirling before. Thank you for the introduction. Success stories are always empowering. Thank you for the motivation.


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midget38 2 years ago from Singapore

She is a really talented young lady! Enjoyed the video!


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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

Awesome hub, Jackie! Thanks for sharing! Really liked her music.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Wow--such a talented young lady! Thank you for the introduction to her work!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you John; so very pleased you liked her...not surprised though!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you MsDora; she is so entertaining.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Michelle; she really is!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

vkwok; thank you, really glad you did!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

You are welcome Audrey and thanks for agreeing!


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lmoyer92 2 years ago

I love Lindsey Stirling! She does a cover of Radioactive with Pentatonix which is simple AMAZING. If you haven't already done so, you MUST go watch it.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks you Imoyer92 I had only caught the beginning of that checking out so much of her stuff so I went back as you suggested and yeah, that was great! She really is amazing, just can't stop saying it! lol


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

what talent.. and to think Ive never heard of her prior to your hub and visuals :)


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

I had seen her before Frank, even used one of her pictures in a hub but I had no idea of her or her talent either. We just need to look around now and then, don't we? Thanks for stopping by!


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Enjoying my lunch listening and watching these excellent videos here. I love all of your hubs and these last four you have published are exceptionally awesome, but I am bewildered that you have not gone up one point for all of this great work here you have been putting out? I am truly stumped about such. I wonder if your moderator is on Spring break and not able to put a stop to those who may be on here to just vote down for no good reason? After I get home, I will be sure to share your hubs. Enjoy your weekend. I will be busy with the grands up ...a joyful busy : ) Hugs


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Yes I envy you this weekend Faith; but well I have my girls...lol. I don't know what to think anymore about HP. I am sure I am not the first it has happened to and apparently they don't care. Probably the best thing I can do is put it in God's hand and ask Him to deal with it for me. It distresses me occasionally as it would anyone but I know I compare to the 100 scores and deserve it as much as anyone so let justice find its place. After my 100 hubs I plan to not spend my days trying to please HP to no avail. I have wasted too much time here already. Another week should do it.

Have you some great fun this weekend. Hope the weather is nice for you too! Hugs!


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Hi Jackie,

Trying to catch up here after finally getting the children settled down to sleep. Yes, you do have your babies ...chicks! Well, I do hope you stay for you are an amazing poet and writer and HP just would not be the same without you. I understand how you feel though, but I did see a forum just yesterday where someone was asking whether anyone else had seen a drastic drop in traffic to their hubs and many stated they did. Hopefully, whatever is going on, whether Internet related or what, things will improve. Yes, God will reveal to you where it is best to share your gift of writing.

Hugs and enjoy your girls too and have a lovely weekend,

Faith Reaper


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Hi Faith. Been playing with my babies off and on all day, as I can; they are so cute. They are not timid like the others were; I can pop in on them any time and they just like say, "Hi! Did you bring anything to eat?" They were roosting today, too, first time I say that, soooo cute. Now tell me about yours...lol


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Hi Jackie, so glad you are enjoying your weekend with your babies! Aw, I bet that was so cute! I will have to send you some pictures of my grands this weekend as they are growing so fast. I am so tired right now, as they have worn "Nanny" out to tell of all we have been doing!

I will send you an email, probably after they return home : )

Hugs


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks, lol, I look forward to it. Rest all you can! Good thing it wasn't that hard with our own, huh?


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Jackie, just wow!! I can see why the video went viral. Amazing talent beautiful video, I could easily lose myself in the music. So glad I didn't miss this incredible hub. Well done.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you so much Jo; she is incredible and a real go getter!


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

An amazing talent. Thanks again for introducing me to this vocalist. Love the video!


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

OMGosh! Fantastic talent she has. This is a beautifully put together hub, Jackie. You did a fine job on this, the videos, images, writing, it is all just great. Well done, Jackie. I love it.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks so much Audrey; she really is something else.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

So great to be bragged on Phyllis; thanks so much!


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hotwebideas 2 years ago from New York

This music is great. Loving the photos and performance.


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The Stages Of ME 2 years ago

Love her she is one of my favorite performers, enjoyed reading about her start and life, thanks.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks so much hotwebideas; I love putting the pictures out!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

No problem The Stages Of Me; I liked finding out a little about her. She seems terrific. So energetic!


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KimberlyLake 2 years ago from California

She is awesome. My son introduced me to her. I am glad you featured her on here because I had forgotten her name. I can add her to my youtube account now. I have always loved the violin it is a treat to see such a young woman interested in playing this instrument. Combined with her other music tracks it is very interesting.

Your poetry is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us. I voted up, awesome and pinned this


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

KimberlyLake- So very nice of you' thank you so much. Very pleased you are already familiar with Lindsey's talents! Thanks too for complimenting my poetry, I don't have a lot out anymore but it still does mean much to me.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Nice work, Jackie. I had seen one of her videos a while ago, fantastic fiddling.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks Deb it really is; I d no idea I would like her type entertainment but I certainly do.


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Jason R. Manning 2 years ago from Sacramento, California

Hello Jackie, I am a fan of Lindsey and learned of her through Pandora. The first time I heard Crystalize I was shocked at her technical ability to blend with electronica. I am a stereo nerd, so getting her album to listen to was a no brainer. How much more interesting is I did not know her humble beginnings which makes me more proud to be a fan of hers. She did a rendition of Phantom of the Opera which I wish I could get on a HD disk. Great hub, and great person to write about. Cheers.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Hope you find your HD disk; Jason. She really is something else and just is so entertaining! Thanks for stopping by. Cheers


suzettenaples 2 years ago

What a talent! I had not heard of her until your hub. Her music is wonderful and sounds Celtic. I loved it. Thanks for tell us about her!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

You are welcome suzette; she is just great and so much online for us to enjoy!


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

How nice! My granddaughter is taking violin lessons. What beautiful music. I love violins. Thanks for sharing this Jackie.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you rebecca; it is great isn't it? I wish your granddaughter all the best!


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Randall Guinn 2 years ago from Pinellas Park, Florida

Hi Jackie,

I have subscribed to Lindsey's channel since her debut on AGT. I think that Simon unfairly criticized her, but that's Simon. Beautiful poem and pics as well. I really like the pic with the mermaid. I think that you have to be a poet to appreciate poetry. Have you ever heard of the MonaLisa Twins? They have a beautiful video out now called Nothing is in Vain. You should watch it. I think that you will like it.

Randall


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks Randall and no I have never heard of the twins but I will look for that and have a listen. Thanks again!


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Randall Guinn 2 years ago from Pinellas Park, Florida

Here's the link Jackie, don't know what I was thinking.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3JnZBz0Zro


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks; I will check it out now!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Your link didn't get me there but I found them and I especially like this one when they were younger and looked like twins. lol

http://youtu.be/5sqCQ4txKqk


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Randall Guinn 2 years ago from Pinellas Park, Florida

That's one of my favorites as well. The George Harrison cover is good too. I really like the effects in the video that I tried to send the link to. It's good to see young people interested in performing good music.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

I listened to the Beatle one and loved it; sure I will come to the George Harrison one eventually. Thanks for pointing them out!


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Nell Rose 9 months ago from England

I love this! wonder if I can get her CDs over here in England? her music is amazing!


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Jackie Lynnley 9 months ago from The Beautiful South Author

She has all kinds right at YouTube Nell! I just love her and I haven't bought a thing! lol I just listen to her for free but I do wish to see her live one day!

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