Carly Simon's Academy Award winning song, Let The River Run has been masterly transformed as the anthem for Derry-Londonderry which has been chosen as the inaugural City of Culture UK 2013. Acclaimed music director, Frank Gallagher (and many others) are responsible for this inspired and uplifting video, "I see this song as one of hope, and hopefully have captured that in this version", said Gallagher.
Carly's response to the video: " I just played it and cried my eyes out and am still crying. It's absolutely stunningly wonderful. Thank you for doing me proud. Every one of those singers and players and dancers added the spirit that I only imagined could possibly be added in my dreams. There is so much light here that I know we'll get to the new Jerusalem!!! "
The film features Derry singers Mairead Carlin and Damian McGinty (from Glee) performing the song in various locations of the historic walled city, and highlights many of the programme ingredients of events from the City of Culture, from the Royal Ballet to the Turner Prize for contemporary art.
The video also has cameos from many 'sons and daughters' of the city, and shows musicians from both the traditional Irish folk and the Britsish marching pipe and flute band heritage.
A people united with this song of hope..
Carly Simon will be making a guest voice cameo appearance on The Family Guy.
Sunday, Apr. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
STEWIE IS ON A MISSION TO SAVE HIS CUDDLY COMPANION
ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “FAMILY GUY”
When Stewie’s teddy bear Rupert gets recalled, he stops at nothing to get beloved best friend back. Meanwhile, when Peter falls ill and cannot compete in his bowling tournament, Lois fills in for him. But when Lois gets a little too close to Peter’s teammates, Peter becomes jealous on an all-new “Total Recall” episode of FAMILY GUY airing (FG-1016) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
Carly Simon gives us an update on her dear friend John Forte on page 119 of the May 2013 issue of Vanity Fair (Read Here). Here is one of his latest projects, the official anthem for the Brooklyn Nets basketball team.
Carly Simon in the featured artist on Pandora's Turning Points series. Click through to see 4 new interviews with Carly. Turning Points with Carly Simon.
Simon's yet-to-be titled book will be about her childhood as a daughter of Richard L. Simon, co-founder of Simon & Schuster, the discovery of her life-altering stammer, her meteoric rise and unparalleled career in music, and her loves, including her marriage to James Taylor.
Carly commented, "I was born into the world of book publishing. My father, the co- founder of Simon and Schuster, published many stories in their autobiographical form, and after I finally understood that making books wasn't just about glue, scotch tape and thick paisley paper, I was old enough to read some of them. (By that time I was also keeping a diary: 'Dear Diary, tonight we had peas and carrots and chocolate pudding for desert.') After years of keeping journals and writing lyrics for my tunes, I have developed a strong interest in seeing how my life might just string together in a longer form. I know I'll be looking for a strong chorus, like a repeating dream or theme. I am thrilled to be writing for Random House. I know both of my parents would be smiling and proud."