February 2012 Newsletter for the Steve McDonald Fan Club
Jackie Bishop admin@...
Steve McDonald Fan Club Newsletter #75
February 1, 2012
Music is the life of the soul,
It is the harmony of the universe
It's February, and you know what that means...gifts!...hearts and flowers, love notes, secret crushes, stolen kisses, and breathless romance... Valentine's Day!
and the love songs of Ballads and Battles!
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Steve's 2011 Tour was a success and now I'm busy booking next summer's tour!
Anyone who is interested in hosting a house concert, please contact me through
email or call me at 661-400-8016. Steve would also like to play at Scottish
Festivals, so if you know of a Festival for me to contact, please let me know!
Steve's wee newsletter blurb
Jackie and I are working on the tour for July 7 through September 2 and it looks like it is a happening thing. We have several gigs in the mix and few more on the way. There's a couple of Celtic festivals that Jackie is finalizing now so they will be posted on the club site shortly.
If any of you have friends that you think might want to do a house concert let Jackie know.
All the best
We have DVDs for sale of Steve performances last summer at the Monterey Games. If you are interested in purchasing one, they are $15.00 plus shipping and handling. Please email me directly at jackie@...
There is also a new 2012 calendar up in the website store, as well as many other items you might enjoy. Just go to the fan club store on the website.
Please visit the Summer Tour 2011 pages on the website. I have added videos to several pages, which I hope you will enjoy.
I have also posted some videos on YouTube. Let me know what you think!
Contests! Contests! Contests!
Let's get right to it!
This Month`s Sweepstakes Winner:
Our newest Sweepstakes contest winner is Julio Capa in California! Congratulations,Julio! You've won an autographed CD!
Please contact me at jackie@...
with your snail mail address and choice of Steve's CDs so I can send your autographed CD to you!
Those of you who didn't win are entitled to a big, disappointed :::sigh:::. However, the good news is that a brand-new contest is already up and running at www.stevemcdonaldfanclub.com . Read the lyric excerpt, and name the song it is from to get your name in the drawing.
So that was great news for Julio..but how about the rest of you, now that last month's sweepstakes is over? Well, those of you who didn't win should not despair: I've still got plenty of prizes, and I'm going to continue to give one away each month, which means more opportunities to win! So if you've been putting off entering, now is the time!
There is a new song for the Sweepstakes!
Here is the lyric:
"If I could have the power to be anywhere I choose,
Then I would choose to be right here with you .."
And those of you who have listened to Steve's newest CD, Ballads and Battles, already know the answer! If you would like to hear this song, be sure to stop by the Sweepstakes page and listen! Best of luck to everyone who enters (I wish it could be all of you!).
One entry is good for each monthly drawing, so if you haven't entered yet, what are you waiting for?
We'll be drawing a winner at the end of every month. But all of last month's contest entries have been tossed out. The first of each month the new sweepstakes starts. Go to http://www.stevemcdonaldfanclub.com
now and fill out the email form for a chance to win.
If you want more information, all of the nitty-gritty details are on the website. Click on over to www.stevemcdonaldfanclub.com , click on the Sweepstakes button, and get your name in the contest. Best of luck to you all!
Forum & Topic of the Month:
Please send in your ideas for our Forum!
Please write in with any subject about Steve's music, or comment on any that are already up for discussion.
We have a few subjects that you may add to, or send in your own thoughts!
Our Forum is a section where members of the fan club can write on any relevant topic, such as Steve's music, concerts, albums, and what you would like on the website. The topics can be chosen by the fans themselves, and you could reply to each other's suggestions and opinions in a thread.
Also, please keep those Forum Questions for Steve coming! He loves to hear from you, and answers all your questions. There are two pages on the Forum, one for questions for Steve (please keep your forum questions to only being about his music, albums and gigs/tours) and one for fan discussions.
Check it all out at www.stevemcdonaldfanclub.com and click on the Forum.
On The Road Contest News
We need some more of Steve's fans to blow their own horn!
The Steve McDonald On The Road Team is a very special group of Steve's listeners who help promote his music. I know through your e-mails to me that many of you are already doing this by telling friends about his music, posting about his music on message boards, and asking for his CDs in stores. Thank you all for your efforts! We're thrilled by your support, and I'd love to encourage you to continue to spread the word about his music. On The Road Team membership is open to all of his listeners, and benefits include your name listed on the front page of the On The Road Team section of the Fan Club website, and a chance to win autographed CDs in a monthly drawing for On The Road Team members only. Joining is easy...visit the On The Road Team section to see what you need to do. Whether you decide to join the team or not, we appreciate your support!
Although "Member Spotlight" on the fan site is not actually new, it's been growing. You can post information about yourself and pictures of your pets there, so check it out and add yourself if you'd like!
Join us! Join in the fun! Send in your pictures and tell us a little about yourselves for our Member Spotlight pages!
We would really like to see some more new faces on our Member Spotlight pages! So please everybody, send in a picture and tell us a little about yourself. I know there are more fan club members out there besides the same familiar faces already on our pages! Please join us and say hello! Send us a picture and tell us about yourself! If you have ever seen Steve perform, or had your picture taken with him, please send that along, too!
Check out the pages and please JOIN US!
Have Anything You'd Like To Say To Steve?
Please remember that Steve enjoys hearing from all of you, so be sure to send him an e-mail through the fan club at admin@...
He has asked me to
"Please assure people that I do read their letters and appreciate them very much."
If anyone has time and would like to put in their two cents worth with suggestions for anything you would like to see in the club store or have added to the web pages, please email me at jackie@...
. I am very interested in your feedback!
And on a final note, feel free to forward this newsletter to friends and/or post it at Celtic friendly music stores on the Internet . Thank you for your support!
That's All For This Month
I wish you all the best for 2012...stay warm and happy listening!
Jackie and Steve
Slainte mhor agus a h-uile beannachd duibh!
Good health and every good blessing to you!