So I'm in this Christmas performance thing. It's hard to explain, but basically it's folky and super fun. This year's theme is Scandinavia, so we're singing in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, and Finnish. (The men get to sing in Icelandic, too.) Finnish turns out to be really hard. The vowels are easy, but the consonants are different from English. I find it much harder to modify consonants than vowels. I feel like there's pretty much just one way to pronounce "p" but - well - I'm wrong. Fortunately, the Finnish music is just stunning, especially this one piece by a contemporary Finnish composer whose name has a lot of vowels in it.
And if you're going to be in my area the second or third week of December, you should come see me, Miss Shirley and G-dog dance around on stage. We'll be in assorted national costumes! It's going to rock!