September 5th, 2011 11:16 am
I got a copy of this from my piano teacher. In addition to a collection of music that was popular back in the early 1900′s (and featured music on the Titanic’s fateful voyage), it has an essay on the night the Titanic sunk, along with some interesting contemporary advertising prints for the included music. If you are a Titanic fan, this will be an interesting read, and perhaps a valuable addition to your collection. The cover price is $19.95, although Amazon is currently selling it for $15 (only two left in stock as of this time).
I would like to get some more interaction with my readers, so I am going to hold a little contest. The prize is my copy of The Titanic Songbook. Here are the rules:
1) Make a comment on any post on this blog. Comment must be at least two sentences (one-liners don’t qualify). One link is allowed, but it has to be to a site that has something to do with music. The comments are “do-follow,” and you can also specify a website of your own in the URL portion of the comment form. Comments must be relevant to the article you are commenting on (i.e., no ‘spammy’ comments).
2) Copy and tweet the following message: “@celtfiddler Giveaway at http://celtic-fiddler.com/fiddler/2011/09/a-give-away-the-titanic-songbook #Titanic Songbook”
EDIT — Please put your Twitter username in your blog comment, so that I can find your entry!
You can comment and tweet as many times as you want, but it won’t increase your chances, because I’m just going to make a list of all qualified entrants, eliminate duplicates, and pick one at random.
If you have any problems making a comment, please use the contact form to let me know what happened so I can get it fixed. One of the reasons for this contest is to uncover any problems that might be getting in the way of commenting. Please copy the tweet exactly. The @celtfiddler will cause your tweet to show up in my “mentions”, and the #Titanic hash-tag will hopefully get the attention of other Titanic fans.
This giveaway is limited to persons with US addresses, including APO addresses. (sorry, but I’m paying the postage for this item out of my own pocket, and I don’t want to pay overseas shipping).
The lucky winner will be chosen at random on Saturday, October 1st, 2011, and contacted at the email address he or she supplied in the comment. That means that if you supply a bogus email address, the notification will bounce, and another winner will be chosen. In the email to the winner, I will request the winner’s name and shipping address. I will not be using or selling any of the email addresses for anything else, except that I may do a one-time mailing in a few months to ask you if you would like to be included in an email newsletter.
I have a number of other music collections (and some other valuable items) that I may feature in future give-aways, if this one turns out well. Thanks for participating, and good luck!