once upon a blue moon

“Once Upon a Blue Moon” by Rick Halloran

Rick worked with Marva to write a song for Uke and Joanne’s wedding. We invited Uke, Ansgar and Michelle over to dinner and afterwards Uke and Marva worked a little bit on the song. Uke wanted to capo up to suit a ukulele and Marva had worked out some harmonies, so they wanted to try it out.

I took advantage of their practice to do some practicing of my own with my 5DMK2 in video mode, working with a Rode Video Mic Pro. I hadn’t intended to even record the whole song; I was just tinkering with different audio settings, focus, zoom, etc.

Anyway, the song’s so beautiful we thought it would be nice to share the parts I did capture.


The song is too new to have been copyrighted, so for now it is only available to people with the right password. Please contact me if you need the password or have any other problems. (Update: there may be a problem with playing the videos with Chrome. Try Firefox, Safari or IE.)

Initial Practice (Excerpt)

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Additional Practice (Excerpt)

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