Steve McDonald Fan Club Newsletter #25
Sent December, 2007
Dear Friends, Fans, and Family,
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid-Ul-Adha, the
Wiccan Yule, or the Feast of the Saturnalius, this time of the year
seems to bring out a common thread of fellowship and good will in
people. Sometimes in this stressful, strife-torn world, we need to be
reminded of the goodness that resides within all of us.
I am putting together another flip book of Christmas wishes for
Steve, from the Fan Club. Please send a picture and/or Christmas wish
you would like to be included in the book. He really appreciated
everyone's kind wishes on his birthday, and I am sure he would love
this as well. So please be a part of this! Hurry and send your wishes
to jackie@... The last date to be a part of this
is December 20th.
Etherean Music has a SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER for Fan Club Members! If
you've been anxiously awaiting Steve`s next CD, or if you're looking
for a unique gift for a special someone, scroll down to ETHEREAN
MUSIC NEWS. They are offering Steve's Christmas CD, WINTER IN
SCOTLAND: A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS for a special price! Time is limited!
If you hurry, you can get them in time for the holidays!
Don't forget to visit the Steve McDonald Website Store for other
special gifts for the holidays! There is a new 2008 calendar--you can
see each month's pictures at the store--posters, t-shirts, mugs,
cards and other items of interest. Check it all out!
Steve's wee newsletter blurb
"Almost Xmas again, can't believe it, well I can believe it because
Still slugging along with the new album, inching my way through it,
it's taking awhile but it's something you cannot hurry, it tells me
when it's ready and I would say hopefully by end of march I should
have it completed (famous last words).
Anne Outterson from the club is posting a new video of me shortly
which will be viewable on the club website and on U Tube looking
forward to that. Take care, talk soon"
Etherean Music News
Etherean Music would like to wish everyone in the fan club very happy
holiday preparations and celebrations. And we'd like to help provide
Between now and December 17th, call Etherean Music toll free
(1-888-384-3732), mention that you're a fan club member, and receive
Steve's "Winter In Scotland: A Highland Christmas" for only $7.00
(normally $15.98). These make great holiday gifts too so order as
as you'd like.
WINTER IN SCOTLAND
This year Santa's wearing a kilt. Steve McDonald, at his playful
presents a sure Holiday classic. Special guest, 17-year-old "Album of
the Year" nominee Hollie Smith, lends her graceful vocal stylings to
Winter In Scotland -- a joyous blend of traditional favorites
complemented by McDonald's award-winning Celtic flavor. Steve also
contributes a magnificent new song (Christmas Time Again) celebrating
this special time of year. From Bells to Bodhran, this is not your
typical holiday album....dig out the mistletoe, hang the stockings,
turn up the stereo...Steve McDonald just added a bit of spice to your
1. Silent Night
2. Christmas Time Again
3. Angels We Have Heard On High
4. Good King Wenceslaus
5. Little Drummer Boy
6. Happy Christmas
7. Oh Holy Night
8. Amazing Grace
9. O Come, All Ye Faithful
10. The First Noel
11. Deck The Halls
12. Auld Lang Syne
Bonus Tracks Music pages now contain The Message and Spinfield for
your listening pleasure. Both of these albums are out of print at
this time, but you can go to the website, and have a listen.
Also, Anne Outterson has sent in a new video to Steve's "It's
Christmas Time Again". Please check out the Christmas page and enjoy.
There is also a video by Matt Tanner that he sent us last year.
Please enjoy them both!
If anyone has an idea for something new to add to the website, please
let me know. Write to me at jackie@...
Forum & Topic of the Month:
Please keep those Forum Questions coming! Steve 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
Topic of the Month.
Congratulations to Brianna Soblewski for being the Forum Topic of the
month winner for November! Please contact me at
jackie@... with you snail mail address and your
choice of Steve's autographed CD!
This month's Topic of the Month is : "What is your favorite track
from Steve's Christmas album Winter In Scotland: a Highland
Please send your entries to jackie@...
I will add last month's Topic of the Month to the archives.
If any of you have any ideas for the Forum Topic of the Month, please
write to me and let me know them.
Check it all out at www.stevemcdonaldfanclub.com
On The Road Contest News
There were no new Roadies this month. So sadly, we have no winner for
I know that everyone who loves Steve's music tells their friends
about it, and shares his music. Write in and let me know, and I will
post your stories, and enter you to win an autographed CD!
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 and click on "Invitation" to see what
you need to do. Whether you decide to join the team or not, we
appreciate your support!
This Month`s Sweepstakes Winner:
Congratulations to the November winner of the Sweepstakes contest
Brigitte Scheuplein! Brigitte has won an autographed Legend CD! If
you'd like a chance to win next month's contest, sign up at
www.stevemcdonaldfanclub.com , click on Sweepstakes and keep your
Some wonderful fans have been good enough to send in their pictures
and tell us a little about themselves for our Member Spotlight pages!
Please click on over and meet them at www.stevemcdonaldfanclub.com !
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!
That's all for this month
Please remember that Steve enjoys hearing from all of you, so be sure
to send him an e-mail at stevemcdonald@... He has asked
"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
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!
Virtual hugs to everyone who buys, listens to, and promotes Steve`s
music, whether through word of mouth, or purchasing copies for
friends and loved ones. Your support is truly treasured.
One final Christmas reflection... When my kids were little, they
asked me how Santa could get into the house (we had no chimney and,
hey, this is L.A.--no one sleeps with the doors unlocked). I told
them he that he was magic, and he"believed" his way in. They embraced
that concept, and to this day, my kids "believe" their way in to the
most amazing situations!
May you "believe" your way in to your fondest dreams this holiday
All Best Wishes,