Saturday, December 2, 2017

Wow! It's December already!

Ewan Colin Coupar and a Touch of the Fae

In a new take on old tales, Carl R. Peterson combines fact, folklore, and fantasy into a story featuring a cast of Rockkin, Elves, Brownies, and Urisks, among other faerie folk, who mingle with humans in our own world. These encounters result in children, who have a "touch of the Fae" through bloodline or other connections, coming together to form the Cruach. The book cover shows the Cruach Cradle in the hills behind Greenock where the nine children often gather for meetings with the Druid priests, Surston and Winthrop, and sometimes with the minister Mr. Gillanders.
Little do they know that sinister forces are at work, seeking to steal the secrets of the past and the ancient knowledge of the Fae. Can Ewan and his friends put a stop to their malevolent plans?

The book is available in printed form from Amazon.com,
and now for 50% off from www.carl-peterson.com
Also available on Smashwords in Kindle version only. You can also go to draft2digital.com to find other places where these books are available in digital versions.

                                                                         
And for your Christmas listening enjoyment...

We Wish You A Merry Christmas CD by Carl Peterson


Carl Peterson leads you in singing some of his favorite Christmas songs and carols:

  • Merry Christmas /We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • A-Soaling
  • What Child Is This
  • Deck The Halls
  • Jingle Bells
  • Silent Night
  • The Holly And The Ivy
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • The Wassail Song
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Oh Christmas Tree
  • Here's Tae the Year That's Awa'
  • A Guid New Year
  • Auld Lang Syne

Get the CD for 50% off from www.carl-peterson.com

                                                                         

Now’s the Day and Now’s the Hour by Carl Peterson

A unique collection of history and music that connects the spirit and the background of the Alamo defenders to Scotland. From the beginning of Scotland's freedom wars, with Wallace and Bruce, we see the trend carried forward to the Texas and the Alamo. With piper John MacGregor and the fiddler of the Alamo the men's spirits were maintained with the music of Scotland that contained a history of a fighting spirit. These songs were then used as the tunes for ballads and stories written about the Alamo and the Texas Revolution. This Texas freedom fight has its roots in Scotland's freedom wars.


"This is a noteworthy contribution to the history of the Alamo, the people of Scotland and the powerful American folk music that evolved from the melding of the two. Carl Peterson writes in an easy, conversational manner based on thorough research about the forces that brought the Scots to the New World and shaped their contributions to the growth of the United States."

Get the Book and CD for 50% off from www.carl-peterson.com



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thanksgiving and Winter

Approaching Winter 2017

Well Folks here we are into November cold, cold, cold. But nevertheless frosty days are not too far ahead. Time to think of Thanksgiving and Christmas Just a reminder that my two books are still out there, my Scottish Faerie fantasy, Ewan Colin Coupar and a Touch of the Fae (kindle version available on Smashwords.com for $0.99) and Now's the Day and Now's the Hour  about the Scottish influences at the Alamo that has a companion double CD about the music at the Alamo with Piper John MacGregor and fiddler Micajah Autry. Christmas is not far off, good Christmas gifts.
Also a reminder that we still have a lot of stock selling off at 50%, also good for Christmas, different size flags, patches, stickers, Scottish daggers, sgian dubhs, CDs music, books, jewelry. All at a great price.
Looking forward to a night at the Kutztown Folk Music Society November 10th.8:00 pm St. John's UCC, Kutztown, PA Hope to see a goodly turnout.
 Two Burns Suppers 
January 27 Robert Burns Dinner
Tucson, AZ
February 3 Robert Burns Supper
Cumberland, MD
Happy Thanksgiving to all here in the US this Thursday.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Warm November so far.

Approaching Winter 2017

Well Folks here we are into November. Still quite warm. Some of my plants and trees think we are coming into spring again. But nevertheless frosty days are not too far ahead. Time to think of Thanksing and Christmas Just a reminder that my two books are still out there, my Scottish Faerie fantasy, Ewan Colin Coupar and a Touch of the Fae and Now's the Day and Now's the Hour  about the Scottish influences at the Alamo that has a companion double CD about the music at the Alamo with Piper John MacGregor and fiddler Micajah Autry. Christmas is not far off, good Christmas gifts.
Also a reminder that we still have a lot of stock selling off at 50%, also good for Christmas, different size flags, patches, stickers, Scottish daggers, sgian dubhs, CDs music, books, jewelry. All at a great price.
Looking forward to a night at the Kutztown Folk Music Society November 10th.8:00 pm St. John's UCC, Kutztown, PA Hope to see a goodly turnout.
 Two Burns Suppers 
January 27 Robert Burns Dinner
Tucson, AZ
February 3 Robert Burns Supper
Cumberland, MD

Monday, October 30, 2017

Approaching Winter 2017

Well Folks here we are almost into November 2017 or by the time you read this we are  already there. Just a reminder that my two books are still out there, my Scottish Faerie fantasy, Ewan Colin Coupar and a Touch of the Fae and Now's the Day and Now's the Hour  about the Scottish influences at the Alamo that has a companion double CD about the music at the Alamo with Piper John MacGregor and fiddler Micajah Autry. Christmas is not far off, good Christmas gifts.
Also a reminder that we still have a lot of stock selling off at 50%, also good for Christmas, different size flags, patches, stickers, Scottish daggers, sgian dubhs, CDs music, books, jewelry. All at a great price.
Looking forward to a night at the Kutztown Folk Music Society November 10th.8:00 pm St. John's UCC, Kutztown, PA Hope to see a goodly turnout.
 Two Burns Suppers 
January 27 Robert Burns Dinner
Tucson, AZ
February 3 Robert Burns Supper
Cumberland, MD

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Where's Carl?

Carl Peterson will be assisting Andrew Hamilton of Scottish Gourmet USA at the New Hampshire Highland Games, at Loon Mountain Resort, Lincoln, NH. This weekend Sep 15-17.

Stop by and say "Hello" and buy some Shortbread! 

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Another bloody hot summer

Greetings friends,
In the middle of another hot and muggy summer. Nevertheless I have been out there in the mornings walking 3 to 4 miles a day with a little bit of a jog now and then. This time last year I suffered two heat stroke episodes so I'm being careful this year.
Just to let you know our moving on 50% off sale is still in effect with still lots left over yet including flags, windsocks, stickers, bandanas, Scottish dirks, throwing knives, Sgian dubhs and more. That includes my music CDs and books. The Alamo book about the Scottish influence at the Alamo, "Now's the Day and Now's the Hour" and my Scottish fantasy Faerie tale "Ewan Colin Coupar and a Touch of the Fae". The Alamo book has a companion double CD of music played in Texas at that time heavily influenced by Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott and there is a Faerie CD with a lyric book to go with it. Some of my CDs include my early days as a rock singer with the Kingbeezz and also my early folk days with two versions of the Patmacs folk group going back to the 60s now available on CDs. Later on in the 70s in Montreal with two long playing albums also available on one CD. To read more of these groups go to www.carl-peterson.com and click on the links to the websites. For the 50% off sale go to www.darachweb.com.
Still working on the sequel to the Faerie fantasy. It will be a much longer story with more drama and action as the story moves forward. Hey that's enough for the noo, I'll be bletherin' with ye soon.
Cheers, Carl

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Myrtle Beach and golf, visit with old friend from Greenock

Soon be on my way to Myrtle Beach from June 4th/7th. Some golf (Dory is showing some interest), She has played twice so far, Also, we'll be visiting an old friend from Greenock, Jim O'Docherty.
Went to several places Memorial Day (National Park spots) including Washington's winter camps in Jockey Hollow and Morristown then on to East Orange to visit Thomas Edison's factories and his home, Glenmont. What an amazing man. Lastly to Paterson, NJ with their Great Falls. This was a town that Alexander Hamilton was involved in founding. I was accompanied by my friend Susan while Dory tackled more of the Appalachian Trail.
There is more to life than Scottish festivals after 30 years. Still working on my second book about Ewan Colin Coupar, coming along nicely. Just a plea to those who bought the first book and read it, would appreciate reviews on amazon. If you have not bought it yet please do. You can now by it on amazon or for a limited period you can go to my website www.carl-peterson.com and buy it for 50% off. With a purchase on my website you receive a Faerie ring and a book mark and an autographed copy of the book. The second book promises more spells, more Faerie Folk, more intrigue and exposure of the evil lurking forces looking for Ewan, Avril and the rest of the Cruach. Centuries old characters exist to come out of the past to help in the battles. You will be meeting the people of the sea who never sleep. Mr. Gillanders revisits Rev. Robert Kirk in Aberfoyle and has a scary encounter with Rob Roy but you need to read the first book to keep up.
Cheers, Carl