OK, so I’m blowing my own trumpet, but when you put your music before the public, it’s nice to get positive feedback. Here are a few quotes.
“I’m pleased one of my favourite song writers is here: Michael Burns.”
Pete Morton, song writing workshop, Whitby 2013.
“I like that song very much!” [Little News from Dunamore, MB] “I’ll check out the rest of them when I have a moment. Well done!
Wishing you all the best with Reynardine!”
Andy [Andy Irvine 7 Dec 2013]
“Hi Michael, just thought I’d send you a quick note to say thank you for passing on all your tunes and songs to me; I’m at home and enjoying listening to them right now sat in the kitchen with a brew. Happy New Year: see you at a session sometime soon.
All the best.”
Mike McGoldrick 2 Jan 2013
“I am talking ‘in the dark’ here because I don’t know what you do with your songs and you might do this already – but – they all seem good to me…”
Ed Pickford [11 July 2013]
We have listened to your song [Walking in the Steps of Michael Davitt] and it is very good; many thanks for sending it on. If you are in Ireland be sure to call on us.”
Christina, Michael Davitt Museum, Straide, Co. Mayo.
I am Robert Watt, born in 1941 near Cookstown in Co. Tyrone. I have lived for 50 years in Southern England.
I have listened to all your songs and stories. Thank you very much for that; now I would like to forward that all to distant cousins in America, Australia and Canada who I am sure would welcome a chance to share them too.
I always ask before I pass on anyone’s work or details to a 3rd person.
Hope there are more to come.”
From Robert [Watt]. 11 Dec 2012
“Hi Michael, just a quick out of the blue email from a total stranger who lives in Los Angeles, to say a big thanks for your inspiration with the Maryport song you wrote. ["The Maryport Mystery"]
After listening to it, I have been inspired to follow suit from court and newspaper transcripts – and am in the process of reviving the memory of a girl murdered 131 years and a week ago in Workington…’The Ballad of Lucy Sands’ will be written and complete by the end of this weekend
Couldn’t and probably wouldn’t have done it without someone forwarding your song to me… so thanks again… and its a nice song too was tempted to cover it…”
“You’ve got to give me the lyrics to that song” Vin Garbut, Lymm, 6 Sept 2012