Beautiful Lullaby CD -- "Under The Stars"


Being that I am half Irish I especially love St. Patrick's Day. Growing up my mom, who was born in Dublin, Ireland and later met and married my dad who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, always made sure this was a family celebration day for all six of us--no matter if some of my siblings were grown and on their own--St. Paddy's Day always found us back together again.

So I am especially happy to have the perfect giveaway for St. Patrick's Day - an incredibly beautiful collection of Ten lullaby songs by an Irish based band, SUNFLOW. Before I share with you my thoughts on this amazing CD (gave you a hint, uh?), I wanted to tell you a bit about the two singers from SunFlow--

Fran King, a native of Dublin, Ireland, and Nancy Falkow who was born in Philadelphia but is now living in Dublin, are both parents as well as accomplished and acclaimed artists. Their album, "Under The Stars", was inspired by the talents of Harry Nilsson and Carole King and James Taylor (one of my all time favorites!). And I have to tell you that though this CD was intended as a Lullaby album to soothe little ones to sleep, King and Falkow have created in my opinion a breathtakingly beautiful collection of songs that so eloquently express our emotions as parents. They have captured and put to music how we all feel about the miracles that are our children.

Their CD is simply one beautiful soothing lullaby after the next. Listening to the songs relaxed me as much as or probably even more than my two munchkin boys. I totally fell in love with the lyrics and the melodies of all ten songs. There is really just one word needed to describe the music, and the incredible voices of Fran King and Nancy Falkow--Beautiful. So beautiful that I listen it to myself sometimes so that I can completely fall under the spell of the songs without my little ones interrupting!

"Under The Stars" would make an awesome present for a baby shower-- a new mommy would absolutely love rocking her baby to sleep with this music. My 2 and 4 year old boys are a bit tough to get settled down, but honestly, when I play this CD, they actually start to wind down. My two year old now picks up a book and comes to cuddle with me when he hears the songs-- pretty amazing considering how rambunctious this little guy can be!

My only complaint about this collection of songs is that listening to them makes my ovaries hurt!

And we are done with the babies--no more both hubby and I have agreed--but sheesh, those darn twinges do act up when I sit listening to the beautiful lullabies.

Anyhow, moving past my achy ovaries, SUNFLOW has graciously agreed to give a copy of "Under The Stars" to one of Happy Healthy Families Readers. And this is one collection of songs you will absolutely love to have in your collection, believe me!

To ENTER--Please go fall in love with the songs at the SUNFLOW SITE. Come back and tell me your favorite (mine, though so hard to pick just one, would be 'Eve's Lullaby').

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Contest ends, when else--St. Patrick's Day! (March 17th).





71 comments:

  1. Wow!!! What a hard choice after listening to clips from each song. I'd have to go with Rock A Bye Dreams though. I'd use it for myself at night after a stressful day!LOL But seriously, what a soothing, peaceful CD it seems to be even after only listening to a clippit of each song.
    Thanks for the chance!!

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  2. I love the song Goodnight. It's really relaxing and soothing.

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  3. I'm a follower.

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  4. It's hard to choose...I'd say Rock A bye baby

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  5. I absolutely love the "I wish you love" and "Goodnight" songs...absolutely love the songs.

    Thank you for the links to these songs as well...Love them!!!!

    -barbarabaker :)

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  6. I tweeted about the giveaway on twitter too: (and I'm following you)
    http://twitter.com/barbarabaker/status/1294179074

    -barbarabaker :)

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  7. I also follow your blog via google

    -barbarabaker :)

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  8. what a great cd! It was hard to choose but I would say Goodnight. Would be perfect for my 5 month old baby!

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  9. I just wanted to say THANK YOU IRENE for the lovely review, and thank you comment folks, for listing your fav's.

    It means a lot to the band that you're taking the time to listen to us, we worked really hard on making an album that the parents could listen to without wanting to stick ice picks in their ears!

    All the best!

    Nancy (Sunflow)

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  10. goodnight is my favorite! amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  11. I like the song "Goodnight", but also the one called "I wish you love". :)

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  12. I also follow your blog on Google Reader.

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  13. What a beautiful CD. I loved the song "I wish you love"

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  14. I like I Wish You Love-such a lovely CD!

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  15. I like the song called, Goodnight best.

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  16. Goodnight is my favorite

    dctm at bellsouth dot net

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  17. I'm hooked, "Goodnight" is my favorite.

    sarah es mitchell at g.mail.com

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  18. I like the song Goodnight-very sweet and peaceful

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  19. Apparently a lot of us like Goodnight, because that's my favorite too!
    meredycat*lycos*com

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  20. Tweeted under Meredycat.
    meredycat*lycos*com

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  21. AS I was sitting here holding my four month old daughter, I was thinking how nice it would be to play this CD while nursing her to sleep in the evening. The clips are all peaceful and calming, but I think my favorite is "Goodnight." Thank you!

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  22. Eves Lullaby My Little One is my favorite.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  23. I'd choose "Goodnight."

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  24. Goodnight, my Irish husband would like the CD

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  25. My favorite is "When you're in sluberland." Thank you!
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  26. I Wish You Love
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  28. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Goodnight lullaby, and this is a really great giveaway!

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  29. Let's go with 'i wish you love' - although I also really like janis siegel's version.

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  30. I like the song "I wish you love", great CD for the whole family especially when you travel long distances and want to get little ones to sleep as long as I have a lot of coffee beforehand.

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  31. Goodnight...it nearly put me to sleep, I would knock a kid out like a light!

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  32. Wow what a hard choice! I wish you love I think is my favorite

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  33. I really like "I Wish You Love". I wish I had discovered this a few days earlier, I was looking for some good music to listen to on St. Patty's Day!

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  34. I am following you on Twitter and I sent out a tweet :)
    username: wordsmoveme

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  35. I have your button on my sidebar.
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  36. I am subscribed in Google Reader.

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  37. I like the song "I wish you love."
    teraustin@mindspring.com

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  38. I am a follower.
    teraustin@mindspring.com

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  39. I subscribed in goggle reader.
    teraustin@mindspring.com

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  40. "I Wish You Love"

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  41. i like I wish you love such a pretty song.

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  42. I like the "Now Sleep" Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I am a subscriber via a reader. Thank you.

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I'd have to go with Rock A Bye Dreams though.

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  45. I Wish You Love is my favorite. Thanks.

    lchoplis at gmail dot com

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  46. I like the song Doctor about Elizabeth Blackwell to show my son that women can do whatever they want to do. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  47. I am a subscriber. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  48. I am a follower. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  49. Good Night of course is my favorite. I remember my brother painted the night sky on his ceiling.

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  50. I think I am going have to go with the song Goodnight.

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