"Bella Ciao" sung at the Kingston launch
We had our launch party for Ciao Bella in Kingston, Ontario yesterday at the lovely Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. The party was a great success with wonderful food and we were lucky to have two talented musicians play for us - Jeremy Ennis on violin and singer Dympna Radford (who is currently working on a new CD). Dympna sang a rendition of "Bella Ciao," the Italian resistance and folk song (translated, it means "Goodbye Sweetheart"). It tells the story of a partisan leaving his sweetheart to fight against the Nazi invaders. If he is killed, he asks her to bury him in the mountains and plant a flower on his grave.