Music · YouTube

YouTube | Celtic Woman – My Heart Will Go On

This video in the series of ‘1 Mic 1 Take’ is amazing. It combines beautifully three different voices of the partly current and partly former Celtic Woman formation. Susan McFadden is a former team member. Máiréad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and the violinist Tara McNeill are forming together with newest member Megan Walsh the current Celtic Woman group.

This song is a cover of the original ‘My Heart Will Go On’ sung by Celine Dion for the film Titanic in 1997. And I find  this performance beautiful because it has by combining three voices and a violin its own character.

The YouTube description

‘My Heart will Go on – 1 Mic 1 Take’ | 32.691 Views | 572 Likes | 7 Dislikes


Celtic Woman Official
Published on 26 Apr 2017


This song, from our new Voices of Angels album, is fast becoming a fan favourite on our current tour and is such a pleasure to perform. Enjoy this unique version that we recorded earlier this year at the renowned Capitol Studios. Celtic Woman Website


Music: CelticWomanVEVO
Catergory: Music

What do you think of this cover of Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’?

Enjoy listening!

Greetings by Sophie

Films · Music · YouTube

YouTube | Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring – Official Trailer

This little video inspires me so much in the things you do in life!

Do you recognize the different music pieces of different films?

Enjoy this little trailer, I hope this will inspire you as well!

Have a story, try to tell something, and give your music thoughts a try.

The YouTube video:

YouTube Description:

Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring | Official Trailer

13.072.932 Views | 23K Likes | 205 Dislikes | 

MasterClass | Published on 18 November 2016 | 213K Subscriptions

Learn more at

Category: Education

The choice of this video

Today I finished a piece of study and I decided afterwards to go to some tryouts of an orchestra to maybe play part in it as an alto or soprano saxophonist. Who knows…take chances when you cross them. Very much looking forward to it!

The last couple of weeks I listen so often to music from Hans Zimmer. I can enjoy it, concentrate on stuff when I have to, relax with it, and now and then even play the ‘Hans Zimmer – Live in Prague’ record on Netflix. It is so full of energy and lovely medleys of the best filmmusic.

Since around 2016 Hans Zimmer has a video series of a Masterclass named ‘Teaching Film Scoring’, if you really are into film music and composing and just learning as an artist from it… try it! An all access pass is only €200/year and I say this freely because I love ABBA music as well and Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus are such great composers! Hans Zimmer is not one of the band but definitely the same level, the best composers of the world! Hans Zimmer is a music composer master!

Have a nice musicfully evening!

Greetings by Sophie

Music · YouTube

YouTube | The Piano Guys – Perfect | Ed Sheeran Piano Solo Cover with a La La Land Twist

Today I share with you a YouTube video of a beautiful piano cover. The song ‘Perfect’, originally sung by Ed Sheeran but in this cover is only one instrument: the grande piano. This is performed by John Schmidt, an incredible piano player. A video and especially music says and lets you feel more than a thousand words can describe.

A personal touch: This song lets me release any stress, it gives me a peaceful happy mind. That is why I choose to share this favorite song – by Ed Sheeran – and cover – by The Piano Guys – with you.

A lovely quote of The Piano Guys:

“The Piano Guys write, perform, and record music to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through music videos.”

“YouTube Description

PERFECT – ED SHEERAN (Piano Solo Cover) with a La La Land twist – The Piano Guys | 7,955,609 views | 105K likes  | 1K dislikes


Published on 26 Jul 2017
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What do you get when you mix Ed Sheeran’s beautiful love song “Perfect” with the cinematography of “La La Land?” You get a Piano Guys video and cover!
“Perfect” is one of our absolute favorite Ed Sheeran songs, and we think it’ll become one of yours too! As Jon says “The 6/8 meter lent itself very well to a solo piano version and the inspiration was abundant.”
Translation: We love playing this song!
The Piano Guys write, perform, and record music to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through music videos.
Piano, organ performed by Jon Schmidt
Music produced by Chuck E. Myers “sea” big idea music productions inc.
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jake Bowen
Engineering intern: Jai Breisch
Recorded and Mixed at Big Idea Music Studios – Sandy, Utah Additional organ: Chuck E. Myers Reverb by the Lexicon 960L Yamaha c7 disklavier pro
Piano tuning and regulation: Rick Baldassin – Baldassin Performance Pianos
Special thanks: Big Idea Music Productions Inc. KIMBER KABLE – Ray Kimber, FDW|Worldwide – Buzz Goodwin, Harman Pro, Lexicon, SHURE – Ryan Smith, TASCAM – Johnny Deleon

More about The Piano Guys or Peter Walbeck can be found on their websites:
The Piano Guys | Parker Walbeck

Do you love the solo piano music?

Greetings by Sophie

Music · YouTube

YouTube | Gerard Alderliefste – Une Belle Histoire

The music video of the song ‘Une belle histoire’ covered by Gerard Alderliefste. Last week I stumbled upon this song on the radio and I kept thinking about it the rest of the day. Though I am not fluent in French, the sound of this song and the lyrics are beautiful! The original song is written by Pierre Delanoe and performed by Michel Fugain. This video is shot by Mathijs de Lange of Delano video productions and the performer is Gerard Alderliefste. And the location: the beach at Noordwijk, here in The Netherlands. The caption of the video also says ‘ Spring at Noordwijk, Netherlands’.

So for a spring breeze…

The YouTube video:

YouTube Description:

Gerard Alderliefste – Une belle histoire

124.222 Views | 1K Likes | 25 Dislikes | 

Gerard Alderliefste | Published on 27 May 2018 | 263 Subscriptions

“Gepubliceerd op 27 mei 2016
Spring at Noordwijk, Netherlands
Video: Mathijs de Lange. Delano video productions.

Categorie: Muziek
Licentie: Standaard YouTube-licentie

The Facts:

Original artist: Michel Fugain
Original album: Vivant / Fugain Live
Songwriter: Pierre Delanoe
© Universal Music Publishing Group

Have a nice musicfully evening!

Greetings by Sophie

Music · YouTube

YouTube | Ed Sheeran – I See Fire (Music Video)

Everyone who has seen the filmtrilogy ‘The Hobbit’ and particularly the sequel ‘The Desolation of Smaug’, has heard this song. It is sung by Ed Sheeran. Today I stumbled upon a nice fan video made for the song, but first the original music video. So this blog post contains two lovely video’s to listen to and to watch.

Enjoy watching and listening to the video’s!

The original video

YouTube Description

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Ed Sheeran “I See Fire” [HD] | Warner Bros. Pictures | Subscribed 4.3M | 84,814,356 views | Likes  569,648 | Dislikes 13,803

Published on 6 Nov 2013
In theaters December 13th.The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.Soundtrack now available!

Category: Entertainment

Licence: Standard YouTube Licence

The fan video

This second music video is not the original video belonging to the song but it is made by a fan and has more than 211 million! views.

The video gives you another nice point of view of the story of the song.

YouTube Description

Ed Sheeran – I See Fire (Music Video) | CLS Videos | Subscribed 101K | 211,679,742 views | Likes 740,258 | Dislikes 13,406

Published on 27 Nov 2013

Music video for “I See Fire” Performed by Ed Sheeran
Buy on iTunes:
See The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in theaters December 13, 2013.

Edited by CLS Videos

Category: Music
Licence: Standard YouTube Licence
Music: “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran ( • )
Do you like the music sung and played by Ed Sheeran?
Greetings by Sophie

YouTube | GANDALF THE GRAHAM | Best of LOTR on The Graham Norton Show

The Discovery

Now and then I watch short videos on YouTube of The Graham Norton Show. It’s full of laughter, funny jokes, a bit serious too, lots of facts when it’s actors and musicians and all the things that are coming up or what is completed.

This evening I stumbled upon this video which is a summary of The Lord of the Rings actors telling about filming, acting, anecdotes, imitations and so on. It is a nice summary and tells you a bit about the ins & outs of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy and….Hobbiton! Yes it exists! A real place! Would this happen more often in the future; old film locations / sets turned into a tourist attraction-place to visit?


YouTube Description

GANDALF THE GRAHAM | Best of LOTR on The Graham Norton Show | The Graham Norton Show | 102,077 views | 3,748 likes | 19 dislikes
Published on 11 Aug 2017
Graham shows his love for the cast of Lord Of The Rings.
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Category: Entertainment
Licence: Standard YouTube Licence

Enjoy watching!

Greetings by Sophie

Music · YouTube

YouTube | The Choir of Man – Some Nights

The Discovery

During my holiday last week in Edinburgh, Scotland, I discovered a poster about ‘The Choir of Man’. They perform several nights in the theatre during the ‘Edinburgh Fringe Festival‘. They have covered the song “Some Nights” which is originally sung by ‘Fun‘ and is already a couple of years old.

But this video is a nice cover. You hear the different voices, the pitch and this is all really good combined together. As well as their accent which is quite different from the original but therefore it gives it their personal touch. A song sung in their own style. If you are in Edinburgh, I recommend to go watch their performance and listen to their beautiful voices, combined together as a real men’s choir.

Enjoy watching and listening!

YouTube Description

Published on 15 Nov 2016

The Choir of Man cover Fun’s “Some Nights”

Category: People & Blogs 

Licence: Standard YouTube Licence

Greetings by Sophie

Culture · Music · YouTube

YouTube | Joy Dunlop – Ma phòsas mi, cha ghabh mi tè mhòr – Horo Gheallaidh, BBC Alba

Music I stumbled upon while I am writing my blog post about my day today in Edinburgh and I like to share this with you meanwhile. Joy Dunlop sings the Gaelic song ‘Ma phòsas mi, cha ghabh mi tè mhòr – Horo Gheallaidh, BBC Alba’. Can you guess what it means?

YouTube Description

“Published on 5 Sep 2014

One of three tracks that Joy Dunlop filmed for the television programme ‘Horo Gheallaidh’ on BBC Alba during Celtic Connections 2013 in Glasgow

Category: Music
Licence: Standard YouTube Licence”

What it exactly means…is for me a riddle. Time for a good night sleep and tomorrow being on the road of exploring the beauty of Edinburgh and somewhere inbetween finishing my blog post recap of today and starting with the blog post of tomorrow earlier because the more I explore the more I want to write, even in the summary of a recap blog post. 

Enjoy the music!

Oíche mhaith agus codladh sámh!Good night and sleep well in Gaelic

Greetings by Sophie

Animals · YouTube

YouTube | BBC Earth | Hydroplaning dolphins

Today I discovered the nice YouTube channel of BBC Earth and BBC Earth Unplugged.

The summer is officially starting tomorrow and the past couple of days have had already high temperatures.

A little bit of a cooling beach video: hydroplaning dolphins near the coast of Australia.

I had never heard of hydroplaning before but these dolphins explain you without talking exactly what it is! Are you curious?

YouTube Description

Hydroplaning Dolphins – Planet Earth – BBC Earth | 164,910 views | Likes 2K | Dislikes 33 |

BBC Earth

Published on 2 May 2017
These remarkable Dolphins in Western Australia display incredible ingenuity when hunting for fish in the shallows.
With little room for error, it would appear fortune does indeed favour the brave.
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Enjoy watching the video!

Greetings by Sophie

Animals · Films · YouTube

Planet Earth II: Official Extended Trailer | BBC Earth | David Attenborough

The Planet Earth II: Official Extended Trailer from the BBC Earth series and narrated by David Attenborough.

There is one kind genre in series, documentaries, films, photos and so on… I never get tired of! The genres that involve and envelop nature and animals! Especially when the text is written and / or narrated by David Attenborough himself! He is the professor who can explain to anyone how – a special part of – nature works. David Attenborough is has (co)written 42 distinct major works according to his profile on IMDb. When you count every episode…the score today is 137 episodes. Times the length of every episode, you understand you can watch this genre for many many relaxing hours! The music is written by Hans Zimmer and you recognise his style, it really suits ‘Planet Earth’. 

The love for animals, the love for nature. And the wonderful lessons of life you learn through these kind of series, documentaries, films and just everything that is captured on camera, in photo or by text. The relaxed feeling while watching an episode. But realising as well that this is nature and in somehow or some way this started on earth and the animals developed, adapted and evolved over time and still do. And we as human being live next to it, together with it or above or under it haha. Miraculous nature, I love it! Read the official description of this trailer too for more information!

YouTube Description:

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