欧洲中国文化艺术交流与合作研究会荣誉会长，中国的洋女婿 —— 欧洲(爱尔兰籍)传奇音乐家Jimmy MacCarthy 事迹一二。
The story of Annie and Jimmy
要了解Jimmy MacCarthy ，
Irish legendary musician Jimmy MacCarthy
is the lover of Chen Qiumei (Annie),
Chen Qiumei (Annie) is the president of
Europe-China culture&art exchange
and Chinese and Foreign family association
If you want to know more about Jimmy MacCarthy,
Let’s start with a poem written to him by his soul mate Chen
和著名歌唱家Christ Moore 等巨星
To the love of my life Jimmy MacCarthy
Qiumei Chen (Annie)
A few visible lines may show you age
but those eyes of yours take decades away
eyes as clear as those of a new born
not to endure even the tiniest dust
Serendipity and passion live side in you
enchanted and passionate about music
while as calm as a lake about life
You stepped into the even changing realm of music
only to discover its uncertainty and illusions which throw you into a desert
one of I fathomable lifelessness and loneliness
Money and fame find no place in you
the spotlight loses its dazzle before you
so you left the raucous world behind
to hide away in the woods li a hermit
Peace and quiet resumes
You are alone but never lonely
little do you ask for never with any regret
Life is uneventful but rich in colours
Glories fade away heroes pass their heyday
your legend however carries on
despite your departure from the center stage
The thousand songs you wrote are played everywhere
your name is heard in TV and rad music programmes
your songs may have even changed the trajectory of many singers
from being unknown to becoming shinning stars
from the famous queen of folk music Mary Black
to the celebrated musician Christ Moore
Your songs follo the course of their careers
The music scene changes like a kaleidoscope
however those chords that your music strikes
dazzle our heart
the incomparable thril and joy that hop out of your music will always make this world a warmer and nicer place
Jimmy MacCarthy 先生个人简介
About Mr. Jimmy MacCarthy：
陈秋梅(安妮)女士的爱人，是爱尔兰著名音乐家Jimmy MacCarthy 先生。Jimmy MacCarthy 是一位全方面的音乐家，他不仅自己写词自己作曲，而且自己演唱自己弹吉他或者弹钢琴。
The lover of Ms. Chen Qiumei (Annie) is Mr. Jimmy MacCarthy, a famous Irish musician. Jimmy MacCarthy is an all-round musician. He not only writes his own lyrics and composes his own music, but also sings and plays the guitar or piano by himself.
In the photo, musicians who are famous for singing his songs are scattered all over the world.
When he was young, he used to perform in the British Beatles band with the world's most famous music producer (conductor George Martin).
当时爱尔兰总统Mary Mcaleese 夫妇曾邀请他到总统府做客，并且在一起留影的照片上亲笔题词。
At that time, the Irish President Mary Mcaleese and her husband invited him to the presidential palace and wrote an inscription on the photos taken together.
中国网易云音乐对Jimmy的介绍，他创作的Ride on由Christy Moore演唱。
This is China NetEase Cloud Music's introduction to Jimmy. His Ride on is sung by Christy Moore.
The previous publicity and reports of "Irish Music" magazine：
These are some photos of his personal concert searched on the Internet.
爱尔兰诗人Theo Dorgan 眼中的他是这样的：
Jimmy MacCarthy is an alchemist of words, a sorcerer of melodies, a deeply thoughtful and gifted man. A large claim, to be sure - but the evidence is there in the songs. There's a story that has W. B. Yeats spending the morning putting in a comma, the afternoon taking it out - and the same story, which may be as old as time, could well be told of Jimmy. He is a meticulous craftsman, weighing every syllable in a line, considering the resonance of every word he employs, and weaving those words into intricate, captivating melodies until it seems that the entire song was born in a single instant froma flash of lightning. He's an alchemist and a sorcerer because the songs always add up to more than the sum of their parts - they flash into places of the soul and the psyche, into places in the heart, that only the real work can reach. This happens because Jimmy has the courage to trust and respect his gift. True poets say that the poem writes the poet - and the same thing can be said of the real songs, the songs that go deep, the songs that speak of mystery and justice, of love's yearning and lives lived for better or worse but always with passion. These are the songs Jimmy MacCarthy writes. The songs so many of us know by heart.
There is alchemy and sorcery, too, in the extraordinary way that Mary Black has found her path into Jimmy's songs ability to inhabit the songs, to sense their interior dimensions, to explore and to open out their deepest mysteries, is uncanny, heartening, a kind of active magic. She brings a lifetime of study, a profound and wise mix of craft and intuition, to every her song she sings, but when it comes to her versions of MacCarthy's work she seems to move into another dimension. Her respect for the songs shows in every phrase, in every inflection of the words and notes, and so, too, does her gift of empathy - so that at times it seems that a single sensibility is there in the background of the song, a composite of the maker and the interpreter, a blended, soaring spirit. If the song is a gift to the maker, then the singer is a gift to the song.
In these days of darkness, how lucky we are to have our hearts lifted, soothed and delighted by these incomparable shining songs, these gifted artists.
和爱尔兰伟大诗人威廉·巴特勒·叶芝(W.B. Yeats)花费一整天的时间推敲一个“逗号”的去留一样，Jimmy MacCarthy经常反复权衡乐章中的每个音节、每个词语之间的共鸣，细致处理复杂文字与迷人音乐的和谐共奏!他犹如孕育美妙乐章的大魔法师，每一个旋律都直击人们的内心深处，充满激情的向人们述说着世界上那些令人着迷传奇、正义和爱恨情仇。这就是属于Jimmy MacCarthy的音乐，我们始终都铭记于心的音乐。
Europe-China culture&art exchange
是欧洲著名音乐家Jimmy MacCarthy 和爱尔兰华侨陈秋梅Annie(夫妇)创建，
Europe-China culture&art exchange and Chinese and Foreign family association are neutral public welfare organizations officially registered with the Irish government.
They aim to build a multi-dimensional and diversified bridge for cultural and artistic exchanges between Europe and China.
They were founded by the famous European musician Jimmy MacCarthy and the Irish compatriot Chen Qiumei (couple),
They are composed of artists and related cultural and art institutions from Europe and China.
The headquarters of Europe-China culture&art exchange is in Ireland.
Branches are established in Europe and many places in China.