Author: Mike Carney

Musical Musings: January 23 – 29, 2022

Music Notes – Sunday, January 23rd:  
This Sunday’s musicians are UUCC Music Director Mike Carney, Pete Clapham, and Anita Stoll.
 
Opening Hymn: Wake Now, My Senses – Irish folk tune/Mikelson 
#298 in Singing the Living Tradition, “Wake Now, My Senses” is a setting of “Slane”, an Irish … read more.

Musical Musings: January 16 – 22, 2022


Music Notes – Sunday, January 16th:  
This Sunday’s musicians are Leon Michaud, Pamela Schenk, and UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley
 

Opening Hymn: #188 Come, Come, Whoever You Are – Ungar/Rumi
#188 in our Singing the Living Tradition hymnal, “Come, Come, Whoever You Are” has been a favorite gathering … read more.

Musical Musings: January 9 – 15, 2022

Music Notes – Sunday, January 9th:  
This Sunday’s musicians are Amy Collins and UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley
 
Opening Hymn: #1064 Blue Boat Home – Mayer/Prichard, arr. Shelton
A native of Minnesota, folk musician Peter Mayer (b. 1963) is a guitarist and songwriter who specializes in earth-centered music. … read more.

Musical Musings: Dec 24, 2021


Music Notes – Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021

Our musicians for December 24th are Becky Burns, Amy Collins, Geoffrey Sanford, Anya, Ella, and Niko Ustin, Drew, Molly, and Sophie Watkins, UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley, and UUCC Music Director Mike Carney.
 
The origins of ‘Silent Night’ make … read more.

Musical Musings: Dec 19, 2021


Music Notes – Sunday, December 19th

This Sunday’s musicians are Eldreth, The Chancel Choir, and UUCC Music Director Mike Carney
 
A familiar face (and voice) at UUCC, singer/songwriter and guitarist Eldreth (aka Robert McDonald) has been singing since preschool, playing guitar since junior high, and writing … read more.

Musical Musings: Dec 12-18, 2021


Music Notes – Sunday, December 12th:  

This Sunday’s musicians are UUCC Music Director Mike Carney, UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley, Aaron Burkle, Gary Aprile, and members of the UUCC Chancel Choir.
 
Gary Aprile is an accomplished guitarist and bassist who frequently collaborates with Brazilian singer-songwriter … read more.

Musical Musings: Dec 5 – 11, 2021


Music Notes for Sunday, December 5, 2021

This Sunday’s musicians are UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley and Kristen Van Kranenburgh.

Next Sunday, Dec. 12th will be a musical service led by UUCC Music Director Mike Carney, featuring the UUCC Chancel Choir and special guest musicians performing holiday favorites from … read more.

Musical Musings: Nov 28 – Dec 4, 2021

Music Notes – Sunday, November 28th:  

This Sunday’s musicians are UUCC Music Director Mike Carney, UUCC Pianist Karin Tooley, and Rev. Randy Partain. 

Opening Hymn: #52 In Sweet Fields of Autumn

To most UUs, “In Sweet Fields of Autumn” may not be one of the most familiar … read more.

Musical Musings: Nov 14 – 20, 2021

“The Poet Sings” – online concert with Good Company and composer James Mulholland

Please join me this Sunday, November 14th at 4:00 p.m. (EST) on Zoom for “The Poet Sings”: an online choral concert and master class featuring acclaimed composer and conductor Dr. James … read more.