All posts tagged: music

Take me past the shores of the seven seas…

        I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  To kickoff my weekend, I was inspired to take the Poetry Saturday challenge by, My Happy Coincidence.  Here is one of my favorites, click here. A simple task… To take a moment, suspend myself in time and take in my surroundings, waiting to find a spark of inspiration to write.  I love writing, and it’s been a long time since I have actually written any short stories or poetry.  However, today, I have broken my writing silence, so to speak.  I put my headphones on and began listening to Lana Del Rey, while staring at a photograph of the ocean and the words just came.  I  began to fill the empty pages with poetry. Here you go, my #PoetrySaturday inspiration and creation. I hope you like it. Copyright © 2015 By Laura Butz Have a lovely weekend! with love, xo

Ode to Earth Hour

(David Innis, Elaine Graham, Nicholas Dixey, Rebecca Wall, Paul Febres, Kimberley Febres, and Laura Butz) The first ever Earth Hour event for the Cayman Islands was a wonderful success!  A huge thank you to everyone who came out to The Crescent, Camana Bay on Saturday night to celebrate Earth Hour with the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.  It was an incredible night!  Cayman’s very own, local musicians: Earl La Pierre, David Innis and the Singrays had stellar performances.  The acoustic music, with the backdrop of the Crescent Fountain, was absolutely lovely.  The night also included, star gazing.  The Astronomical Society of the Cayman Islands, brought their epic telescope so attendees could gaze at the moon and stars. Snapshots of Earth Hour 2015   Under The Stars Chris Cooke, from the Astronomical Society of the Cayman Islands and his team, brought their fantastic telescope for star gazing.   To The Beat of the Steel Pan Local steel pan legend, Mr Earl La Pierre, played a wonderful medley of songs on the steel pan.   Singrays: …

To The Beat Of The Steel Pan

It is with great pleasure to announce the upcoming performance by Mr. Earl La Pierre, playing the steel pan at Earth Hour, Saturday 28th March, at The Crescent, Camana Bay. Steel pan music is the rhythm to the beating heart of Cayman. Earl La Pierre, formerly of St Clair, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, has made his mark in the music realm with his exceptional talent playing the steel pan. In 1986, Earl headed to the Cayman Islands to take part in the Pirates Week Festival. This created an opportunity for him to teach pan. He has dedicated over 18 years in the Cayman Islands teaching pan and performing, winning a multitude of awards. He opened up a school called Cayman School for Pan. He teaches pan to primary, middle, and high schools, as well as Catholic Schools in Grand Cayman. His lifetime experience and knowledge in music and playing the pan has made a great impact on both the culture and youth of Cayman. Teaching pan to the youth of Cayman, is something Earl takes pride in …

David Innis: A love for the ocean and a passion for music.

I am pleased to announce that local singer/songwriter David Innis will be performing at Earth Hour, on Saturday 28th March, at The Crescent, Camana Bay. “I am happy to be a participant in the celebration of our beautiful Earth, and hope that our generation will leave it in a better state than we found it.”-David Innis When it comes to the environment, David has great respect for the ocean. He says, “The movement of the ocean is inspiring to me and my music.” His love for the ocean, has also inspired him to advocate the need to keep our oceans clean, David says, “Keeping trash out of this alluring under-water world is very important to me.” David Innis (Verhoeven) was born in Hawaii, and raised in the Cayman Islands from a young age. He remains close to his Caymanian roots. David and his Caymanian family share a great love for music, David says, “We break our the four part harmony at every family party.” Each family member plays an instrument. Being surrounded by a family …

Meet Cayman’s A Cappella Group The Singrays

I am pleased to announce Cayman’s very own Singrays will be performing at Earth Hour: Cayman. An emerging talented a cappella group. Singrays was established in 2008. This charming music ensemble is made up of residents of the Cayman Islands. Singrays debuted their a cappella rendition of the Cayman National Song in 2009 and this rendition has since been a feature of the Cayman Arts Festival. Their upcoming performance at Earth Hour, Saturday, 28th March 2015, at The Crescent, Camana Bay, will showcase this versatile groups fantastic vocal range. Their repertoire ranges from madrigals and chamber music, to classic rock, jazz standards, pop and modern music. An a cappella performance that cannot be missed! They offer a unique and harmonious sound. Their music is best defined by arrangements without instrumental accompaniment, focus on vocal harmonising, often using their voices to emulate instruments and incorporating a varied range of vocal percussion. Join in the celebration of Earth Hour Cayman and enjoy an incredible a cappella performance by the Singrays. The Singrays welcome opportunities to perform and …

1 Week Until Earth Hour: Lights Out

  Earth Hour is 1 week away!  This year, join the National Trust for the Cayman Islands celebrating Earth Hour at The Crescent, Camana Bay, Saturday 28th March 2015 from 6:00pm-9:30pm.  The evening will include an intimate outdoor concert, with acoustic performances by David Innis and the Sing Rays.  Earth Hour Cayman is a free event, great for friends and the whole family.   From 8:30pm-9:30pm in honor of Earth Hour, the lights of The Crescent Fountain will be turned off. Earth Hour was created by World Wildlife Fund, and is internationally recognized. Globally, on March 28th, from 8:30pm-9:30pm, participating countries are asked to turn off non-essential lights, to stand in solidarity raising awareness for the planet. In honor of Earth Hour, Saturday 28th March 2015 from 8:30pm-9:30pm please pledge to help the planet. You can pledge to turn off non-essential lights as part of a global movement to raise awareness for the environment.  Take the Earth Hour Cayman Pledge, and support the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.  Cayman, let’s work together to raise awareness about …