let me introduce myself. I am Michael from Germany. First a few words on how I "met" Hayley Westenra: I was on a search for decent interpretations of "Last Rose", when I hit Hayley's Youtube video (with Celtic Woman). Within a moment, I was enchanted by her voice and look. This was it.
I browsed the shelves in a local CD shop. Nothing. I went to the counter: Hayley who?? Finally the guy was able to locate her in his data base, but already had lost me as a customer. I got a batch of CDs from Amazon.de, finally.
I've been reading here for around two years and will go on doing so. Don't expect me to be a very active contributor, though, I am working as a freelancer with a very limited spare time plus I already maintain a website on a German actress for several years (which I will continue to do).
I was really glad to see Hayley producing a CD together with Ennio Morricone, whom I've been admiring for a long time, notably for his contribution to the wonderful "Cinema Paradiso" movie (still waiting for the CD to arrive from Marbecks.)
A final word: I've rarely found such a kind fan community like this one. Plus I think, there are very few stars caring for their fans in a way Hayley does.
I heard of a guy from Germany called Michael - he drives fast cars. You aren't him are you?
Glad to have you aboard. Hayley is a lovely kind hearted girl, quite apart from her amazing musical talent , and attracts others with the same values. If you shere those values as I suspect you do, you will find frinds here.
thanks to you all for the kind words. To Joe: I think I made clear where I discovered Hayley - it was just that Last Rose video on Youtube setting a hook in my brain. To Martin: Actually I don't drive any cars. Probably, I am one of the last persons on that planet not driving a car at all