Ayreheart's first video has been released. "Taste of Lightning" is an original composition by lutenist Ronn McFarlane. In addition to being the first video for the group, this is also the first audio recording for the group with lead singer Brian Kay. A studio recording of "Taste of Lightning" will be included on Ayreheart's upcoming album of all-original music.
Ronn was a featured artist on Oregon Public Broadcasting's Artbeat television program. In the interview, Ronn discusses the origins of his love for music, how he came to play the lute, and his original compositions for the lute.
Showtime's "The Borgias" to use Ronn McFarlane's lute tracks: This series depicts the powerful 16th century Italian family, has licensed two tracks from Ronn McFarlane's discography: "Catena d'Amore" by Cesare Negri from the Between Two Hearts CD, and "Passacaglia" by Alessandro Piccinni from The Renaissance Lute CD for the premier episode of its second season. The new season premiers on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 10 PM ET/PT.
Ronn McFarlane's GRAMMY nominated recording, Indigo Road, is featured on this week's radio broadcast of Harmonia, a nationally broadcast program devoted to Early Music. An interview with Ronn McFarlane can also be heard in this podcast: http://indianapublicmedia.org/harmonia/ronn-mcfarlane-indigo-road/