Recent Fan Mail
After performing at a gig in Brechin Cathedral Moira received this comment from the organiser:
Here is an example of a recent e-mail from someone from "down under" who has written about how much she has enjoyed listening to Moira's songs on a special occasion:
Here's a comment from a listener who heard Moira singing over ten years ago:
I just wanted to say thank you for signing the above CD that I bought from you recently. I've had the lyric "Tiree, the most beautiful of all" going round in my head since I visited a gift shop at Loch Ness where your CD was playing in 1999 and I finally decided to do something about it! You have a beautiful voice and the songs are so atmospheric. Thanks again - it made my day!
And here is an e-mail to the Fan Club secretary from a lady who lives in England who also enjoyed listening to Moira while touring in Scotland:
We have recently returned from a trip to Skye and the Northwest coast of Scotland and we fell in love with the wonderful scenery and get away from it all peace of the place. We travelled around listening to Moira's CD 'McIan of Glencoe'. My favourite is 'Dark Island' which takes me back to those empty beaches and wonderful sunsets. But I would just like Moira to know that until I heard her sing Loch Lomond it was just an ordinary song. I have never heard it sung so beautifully and it moves me to tears.
Here is an e-mail from an admirer who lives in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare:
I am from Stratford-upon-Avon, and I have been a fan of your music for some years now. I have been a great fan of Scotland and its history as well for some years. My grandmother was Scottish and I love everything about it, the landscape, the history of the clans, the music, the poetry written etc. I sing at local Burns Suppers and Ceilidhs. My favourite songs of yours have to be for me - Loch Lomond Hills, Arran the Island I love, and MacIain of Glencoe. You have a really fantastic way with music and words and your voice is great. I think it is marvellous that people are able to send communication to you via email to let you know how much they appreciate your music and the website. I have never been able to see you in concert yet, but I am hoping to get along to the Scottish Tattoo in Birmingham. Keep up the wonderful work you do, I think you are fantastic.
A lady from Taiwan wrote to ask if Moira could supply the lyrics for "MacIain of Glencoe":
I bought this album and another one many years ago, but this one touched me the most, even many, many years later I still love it so much. Especially the song of MacIain of Glencoe, every time I heard it I felt very sad in my deep heart. I don't know why, because I don't have the lyrics of those songs and my listening comprehension is not good enough to understand what the song's meaning. Recently I tried to find out the lyrics of this song on the internet and found out the song's background. It's a really unfortunate story which happened over 300 years ago. Maybe that's the reason I felt so sad when I listened to this song.
The words of "MacIain of Glencoe" can be found here.
A couple from Yorkshire have found that "Misty Moo" is a great way of keeping children quiet on long car journeys! They were so impressed they sent their impression of the "Hacienda in the Highlands" which is featured on the CD:
When our family were here with us for half-term holidays recently, our 9 years old granddaughter, who in common with most of her contemporaries is quite sophisticated and 'worldly wise', spent every evening listening to the tape, and by the end of the visit, virtually knew the words of all the songs.
The mother of two Misty Moo fans wrote:
My kids got your CD last Christmas and we know it off by heart! Please do Misty 2!
And here is an e-mail from an admirer in Holland:
Moira's video enchanted this enthusiast from New Zealand:
I have just arrived home from work to find an exciting little parcel arrive from Scotland. The video of Where Eagles Fly, Moira Kerr Sings. After a particularly stressful day at work, it was wonderful therapy for me to sit down and immediately fall back into the happy and relaxed feelings that I had when I visited Scotland last year, and to take your view of places that I had visited. Your country is beautiful. Your music is beautiful. Thank you!
And here is an enthusiastic e-mail from Callum:
I've only just heard your music but already I'm a fan, I love you version of the Dark island as its my favourite Scottish song and its the first time I've ever heard a female sing it! You have such a peaceful yet at the same time powerful voice! An excellent combination which together with amazing songs has obviously paid off!
Another overseas fan wrote to Moira about her song "Island of Tiree" (beach on Tiree pictured here).
Moira's participation in the McLean Highland Games in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA allowed her to meet fans old and new and some of them wrote to Moira afterwards. Here is a selection of comments:
My husband and I had the most delightful time at the Carlisle Scottish Festival. We really enjoyed your performance - you are a most delightful person and you have a gift from God with your voice.
A group of Scottish Girl Guides, going to an International Guide camp at Lake Guelph Conservation Area, Ontario, were taking part in some international entertainment during one evening and wrote to ask if they could sing one of Moira's songs:
We have in mind singing your version of Highland Cathedral while one of our young women, who is a gold medalist Highland dancer, dances to the music. It is the most beautiful version of the song we have heard. We are training at a camp in Coupar Angus this weekend and I would like to use the music then. The girls have worked very hard over the last year and have raised almost £20,000 towards the trip and their excitement grows by the day.
After Moira's visit to Canada in July 2006, she received the following from an enthusiastic fan:
Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your show at the United Church in Port Perry on Monday night and we are enjoying the couple of CD's which we bought from you while we were there. Hope you had a nice trip back home - I'm sure you are enjoying the cooler weather!