11 days till Christmas morning…..    

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Soooo…can you guess???….what  you  get when you mix….a turtle tattoo(mine)…Breast Cancer…. an old…renewed friendship…and music ???…a new CD called …Comfort Me Too…by  Albarino

Well…Some time ago… I found an old high school friend on Face book…and we reconnected after 40 years…

Over those years …I  had battled cancer…he had two friends who were battling cancer….I had my Cancer story published in “Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors”…he…Gerry… (along with friends) had released a CD called…”Comfort Me”…to raise money for  Cancer research…I couldn’t  quite believe the synchronicity of it all!!…comfort…comfort…and more comfort…After a number of emails…catching up on each others lives…. Gerry…saw a photo of my turtle tattoo … and wrote a song about a turtle…a song which can be found on a new CD …just released..called…“Comfort Me Too”.

As for inspiration…..Gerry says…”I was inspired to do a follow-up to “Comfort Me” after re-connecting with an old high school friend… Sally Gilchrest Unrau…   It is her tattooed arm on the cover…  Sally is a three-time breast cancer treatment veteran… living in Canada with her husband Hank (the other hand)….  Recently retired, Sally has written a children’s book “Sam’s Weird Afternoon”….  Her strength and joy of living, and her turtle tattoo inspired the song “Back on My Feet”… The tune “Hanknsally Go to the Islands” …is a fantasy about them sitting on an island beach…visited by some strolling musicians.”

It is  an honor to be … a part of… such a beautiful collection…of music…for such a wonderful cause…….Please  consider ordering one..or a few CD’s… for someone you know who could use a bit of comfort.

go to http://www.freewebs.com/comfortmesongs/ www.freewebs.com/comfortmesongs to hear samples … print out an order form and send it in to receive your copy in the mail.

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Gerry and I …continue to keep in touch…and support each other in our creative endeavors.

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Read below for more information about this CD…and the people who were involved in the making of it

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the age of 33,  Debbie Adelman-Snyder established a non profit foundation The Countdown to the Cure to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research.Established in 2003,  The Countdown to the Cure Foundation has raised over $120,000 that has been donated to various cancer foundations such as The American Cancer Society, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Cancer 101 and the Lymphomia Leukemia Society.  Funds have been raised with grassroot activities such as an annual walk,  Casino night , and in 2008,  Debbie ran the NYC Marathon to raise money. “Comfort Me Too” is a followup to the CD released in 2007 “Comfort Me“.

Albarino (formerly Blue Moon Revue) and Friends – Comfort Me Too, More Songs for Healing the Heart and Soothing the Spirit…Hot off the release of our first CD of original songs “It’s About Time”, comes “Comfort Me Too, More Songs for Healing the Heart and Soothing the Spirit”. This is a followup CD  for Countdown to the Cure, a foundation to raise funds for cancer research and treatment.
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Comfort Me Too – musicians and singers:  Paul Peeling, vocals, guitar – Laura Peeling, vocals – Gene Huffman, vocals, guitar, bass – Gerry Galuardi, vocals, guitar, banjo, pennywhistle, harmonica, – Suzi Eldrige, vocals, – Naomi Lesley,fiddle – Mary Murdock – vocals – Emily Murdock, flute – Ellie and   Grace Hamilton, vocals, McDonogh School Chorus – vocals
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Songs: …Two Hands – lyrics G. Galuardi, music – Townes Van Zandt – used by permission…Marriage of True Minds – E.E. Huffman …Strength to Match our Sorrows – G. Galuardi …Handsome Cabin Boy – traditional …Guide My Feet – traditional …Hanknsally Go to the Islands – G.Galuardi …Shalom, Salaam – G.Galuardi…Raghupati – traditional …Star of County Down – traditional …Back on My Feet (like the turtle) – G. Galuardi …Amazing Grace – traditonal

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Find some comfort today….

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