steve mcdonald fan club # 85
- Steve McDonald Fan Club Newsletter #85
December 1, 2012
Music is the life of the soul,
It is the harmony of the universe
I know that you are all very busy this holiday season, so I'll get right to it!
Steve's wee newsletter blurb
"It's Wednesday 28th here in Wellington and the premier screening of the Hobbit is taking place tonight.
The streets in downtown Wellington are closed off and there are Orcs, Elves and very weird looking humans walking the streets.
It's a clear hot day and there's going to be a lot of drunken Goblins swaggering around later tonight.
As I was an extra in the third film ( a Laketown soldier ) I could have gone to a special pre-film party in town, but I'm going to wait for the gathering on 12th December when the film is
officially released as I know otherwise it would be a late, late night and I have my own work to get onto (which I am very much behind schedule)
So if you're wondering through the streets of Wellington, don't make fun of the Dwarf's they're tough little *%$#@#$%"
Steve's new album is available now. It is called "Live From Blackfoot, Idaho" and there are a few songs you have never heard him perform:
The William Tell Overture
Whiskey in the Jar
Mull of Kintyre
Brown Eyed Girl
Rock and Roll Music
Also his Christmas CD, Winter in Scotland: A Highland Christmas, Steve's "Best Of" CD called Highland Heartbeat and all of Steve's other CDs are available.
If you are interested in purchasing one, please contact me. They are $15.00 plus $3.99 S&H
Also available in the online fan club store is the new 2013 calendar, mugs, t-shirts, mouse pads and many other items. Just go to the Navigation Bar on the website and click on Fan Club Store.
If anyone is interested in hosting a house concert next year, the the guidelines have changed a little. Please go to the Fan Club News page on the website and read them.
Steve has released a new "Best Of" CD for his tour called Highland Heartbeat. It is available now.
DVDs of Steve's performances last summer at the Monterey Games. If you are interested in purchasing one, they are $15.00 plus shipping and handling. Email me directly at jackie@....
Please visit the website store. You will find it in the navigation menu at the top of the website page. There is an array of Steve McDonald items you may enjoy. If you would like to see something that is not there, please contact me and let me know. I will try to get it for you.
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 Josh Tomlin! Congratulations, Josh! You've won an autographed CD!
Please contact me at jackie@... with your snail mail address and choice of Steve's music 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.
You are listening to the song now. Here is the lyric:
"Christmas time is for the young and the old
Moving spirits within you..."
Those of you who have listened to Steve's Christmas CD, Winter in Scotland: A Highland Christmas, already know the answer! You may listen to this song on the Sweepstakes page on the website at any time! 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. The first of each month the new sweepstakes starts.
If you want more information, all of the nitty-gritty details are on the website. Click on over to www.stevemcdonaldfanclub.com , click on Sweepstakes in the navigation menu, and fill out the emil form for a chance to win. 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
Happy Listening! And Happy Holidays!
Jackie and Steve
Slainte mhor agus a h-uile beannachd duibh!
Good health and every good blessing to you!