The Veil of Tamar - UPDATE

THE CD IS FINISHED!  

(Please see the May 2012 post below for the story behind the creation of the song The Veil of Tamar.)

Thanks to financial support from SaskMusic, in August 2014 I recorded my song The Veil of Tamar with Ross Nykiforuk (producer, arrangement, mix & keyboard harp) at his Cosmic Pad Studios along with Saskatoon musicians Randi Nelson (flute), Kim de Laforest (violin), Gent Laird (upright bass) & Carl Hofmeister (english horn).  Derek Bachman, Greenduplex Productions used his graphic art talent & a photo of my painting The Veil of Tamar to create the CD jacket. I am extremely proud of the finished project.  (Note: Derek passed away at the too young age of 38 in Dec 2014.  I miss you D.) 

In Dec 2014, Kathryn Dueck, owner of James Art Studio, did a beautiful job of framing my painting The Veil of Tamar as well as the CD jacket (plus CD & lyrics).  Both hang in my living room.  The artistic marriage of music & visual art.  

BONUS - The song made the semi-finals of the 2014 UK Songwriting Contest!  

Next up....marketing, marketing, marketing.  I am currently working with Inge to have the song play alongside her painting Tamar in a gallery in Hamburg, Germany.  

Lyn

 

May 23rd, 2012 Post......

In September 2011, I met Ingeburg Borowski, visual artist from Germany, at the University of Saskatchewan Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus Artist Retreat.  Inge's painting Tamar, a biblical character from Genesis in the Old Testament, moved me to research Tamar and write the song The Veil of Tamar.  On the last night of the retreat, I played the song for Inge and she surprised me with the gift of my own original painting of Tamar which I prompted named The Veil of Tamar. 

The Veil of Tamar by Ingeburg Borowski  

  

 The Veil of Tamar Lyrics:

We are born innocent 

Abraham’s children

Travelling so far from home

Once I was married, hopes of a family

Promises broken, I am alone

The veil of Tamar

I’ll trade you all I have

The veil of Tamar x2

Barter for blessings

Enaim strangers

I hold your cord and your seal

Wages determined, names left unspoken

The veil on my face keeps my secret concealed        

          The veil of Tamar

          I’ll trade you all I have

          The veil of Tamar x2

        I gave you my trust

Now I do what I must to survive

Time told the story

Condemned but redeemed

All is not what it seemed

The veil of Tamar

I'll trade you all I have 

The veil of Tamar x4

© Lyn Besse McGinnis 2011

Check out Inge's website to see her unique and amazing work ingeburgborowski.com

Lyn

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