I have recently listened to your first two albums (Shadow of
the moon and under a violet moon) and I must say that I
absolutely loved them, you have great lyrics and music and
your voice is also very nice. I love the songs Writing On The
Wall and No Second Chance, they're really good. Listening to
Blackmore's Night is a good change from rock and heavy metal I
listen to, such as Rainbow and Deep Purple, which I know
Ritchie was in =) He is my favourite guitarist, I was
wondering if he ever sings? I also wanted to ask if you
and Ritchie will be making any other albums in the near
future, cos I would love to listen to them.
I also wanted to ask if you roleplay, cos you seem like a
person that would, and if you want I can give you a URL to a
site I'm currently working on and have almost finished, it
would be really great if you could join it, it would mean a
lot to me. Maybe you could even get some ideas for lyrics
there too =)
From Your Loyal Fan, Michael.
Ritchie is my favorite guitarist too! His choice of notes and
the way that the music just flows from him is really amazing
to witness, be it on stage or around the house!
He hums while he is playing. Actually, sometimes the producer
has to tell him to stop humming while we are recording his
playing because it comes through on the microphone. But when
he sings, he sings only for me, in private. He has a really
great voice and can hit a low range. But he never does it
publicly. Still, the way he plays guitar I guess he doesn't
need to sing...
We have 5 albums out now. Besides the 2 you mentioned there is
also Fires At Midnight; Past Times WIth Good Company which is
our double live cd; and Ghost of a Rose will be released in
the US on 8/26/03.
I have never officially participated in role playing, although
I guess you could say that I do role playing almost everyday
during the regular course of my life. I do have a lot of
friends that are involved in gaming androle playing and they
swear by it.
I am sure that it could be very creatively inspirational...
Thanks for your questions!
Michigan has it's own festival every year. Is there any
chance you and Ritchie would ever consider a visit?
Believe it or not, Ritchie and I actually talk about going to
the Michigan Faire every year and have yet to see our plans
through. We've made it to the Arizona Faire, Pennsylvania,
Massachusetts, Tuxedo New York, New Jersey, Largo- Florida and
Deerfield Beach- Florida Faires as well as some of the smaller
ones like Sands Point, Huntington Long Island, etc. I believe
Owain Phyfe and the New World Renaissance Band
perform at the Michigan Faire and we have quite a few of their
cds and have always wanted to see them perform live. Plus we
have heard so many great things about that faire, so now its
just the matter of finding the time to travel there and
booking the flights! Perhaps this year... we'll see!
my name is Aaron, i live in wisconsin. Im 16 yrs old and I
just got introduced to your music and i think its probably
some of the greatest stuff ive ever heard. i listen to all
kinds of music and this is on the top of the list for me. I
also noticed how pretty you are. You are a very beautiful
woman and i wish you had more pictures on your site, thanks
anyways for having a questions thing on your site. Do you plan
on making ventures into the states any time soon?
Thanks for writing and for the sweet words. We have some more
pictures on the official band site at
with promo pictures, live photos as well as personal ones.
And we took so many new pictures on our last tour I'll be sure
and get some more up here for you soon! We do have just 2
dates right now booked for the US. One in New York and one in
Pennsylvania on September 17th and 19th. The new album Ghost
of a Rose is due out on August 26th and then we are looking
into some more dates in the US either at the end of the year
or the beginning of next year. It becomes kind of difficult in
the US because the promoters are so taken by what is being
played on the radio. It would be easy to play rock venues
Ritchie's past , but we want to be booked in theaters so that
it makes is special for the people who come to see us. We want
to try to transport them to another time and place...to create
a bit of magic which is difficult to do in a rock venue. So,
we don't look for the easy way out- we strive for something
better. Unfortunately, that puts some promoters off. It is a
shame, really because there are so many places in the US we'd
love to play. The funny thing is, there are so many fans
asking when we are going to play in the US and we are looking
forward to it- it always seems to be those narrow minded
people making the decisions that stand between us. We are
working on other venues and options for the states so as soon
as I hear anything more, I'll be sure to post it on the tour
Otherwise, I hope you'll travel to one of the confirmed
dates to see us and join in the merriment!
Candice, when you tour the u.s.,
please, please come to pittsburgh, pa. I have seen Ritchie
every time that he has been in town since 1980, except for the
last Blackmores night tour. Ritchie is my favorite musician,
and Blackmores night is my favorite band. Thank you and
Ritchie for giving me the change and new direction of music
that i probably would never have listened to otherwise, Also
my 10yr old daughter Annastacia, who has a mild case of
cerebral palsey, is a huge, huge fan of the music (home again
especially), and is a very huge fan of yours.
thank you for the music and joy that you have given not only
myself, but my children also. Robert Harsh
Well, I have good news and bod news. The good news is that we
are playing Pennsylvania! The bad is that it will be
Philladephia this time around so I do hope that you and
Annastacia will be able to come see us so that we can sing
Home Again together and make it a very special night. For more
information, go to
go to the tour dates page. Everything you will need to know
ill be on there. Hope to see you both that night...
I've bought my first CD from Blackmore's Night - Shadow Of The
Moon - just 2 weeks ago and I'm now captivated. Your music
touched my soul and I feel that something has changed. Thanks
for bringing me some magic.
I would like to have the lyrics of your musics, but the
recorder company did not include them in Brazil, is there any
place where I can find them? If you ever need a friend in
Brazil, please feel free to write me.
Love and light,
Thank you for your compliments, friend. There is so much magic
to be found in certain music, I am glad you have found it on
Although the record companies are supposed to include the
lyrics with the booklet in the cd, sometimes they fail to do
so. I don't know why that is...There is a page with all of the
lyrics of the songs that we have written which is on the
official Blackmore's Night website. You can get there by
then clicking on the "lyrics" section on the index. The lyrics
for Ghost of a Rose will be up soon! I hope you enjoy them.
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