Birdie and the Unexpected Guests

Welcome to Episode 21 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s episode is called “Birdie and the Unexpected Guest“.

"Birdie and the Unexpected Guest" on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, or anywhere that podcasts are found. For More, come find all the fun and fairytales, songs and stories, crafts and recipes at http://www.aprileight.comOn today’s episode, Grammy and the kids, that’s Sage, Sander and Arwen, and of course, Birdie, the dog, have an unexpected guest. A leprechaun! Turns out, Lucky Mr. Liam Continue reading


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When autumn comes to Ohio, some of the sweet songbirds must fly to warmer climates. This is a little song I wrote about just that – migration. And for a limited time you can download “Follow the Sun” for free! And of course, The April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast is FREE every week. Subscribe today and never miss a song or a story.


“Follow the Sun” is from my CD, “Songs for a Magical Winter“. Continue reading


Sara Still Shines

Hi Dear Ones,

I know, I know. I always post about this song every single year. Ya know why? I really like the kid I wrote it for and her special birthday song. This wintery season can be so dark and gloomy and I feel like I got this one just right – this “shine your light and the world shines with you” that needs to be said this time of year. For everyone. For Sara. Happy birthday, sweet girl!

Here is a funny one of Sara patiently ignoring her little brother in the waiting room…


If you are in the midwest, enjoy this snowy day! xo!


Shining Through

Hi Wonderful People, Last year I wrote a dear little someone her own special birthday song and now, wow, here we are, January 13th and her big day is her again. Happy 7th Birthday, Sarah!

Here is an encore performance of “Sarah Shining”. I think I packed a whole lot of love into this one. Feel free to send her a happy birthday in the comments!

Sarah it is a lovely day,
The wind blows cold and the skies are gray
Even the flowers are hiding away,
But who cares for we have you
Shining through.
Sarah, smile for us
Share the spark that shines in your heart
There is nothing more that the world could hope for
Than the wonderful girl that is you,
Shining through.
Sarah, Happy Birthday to you
Six years old, so much to see and do
Remember the light that shines in you
Will never go away
Even on the grayest of days
You’ll shine through
You’ll shine through.
words and music copyright April Combs 2012
See you Sunday 1/13 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center! I’ll be telling stories and singing songs and (I am really EXCITED about this part) some of the kids from my camps are going to jump up and sing songs we wrote together at Songs for Peace Music + Arts Camp. What a fun day! Can’t wait!!
xoxoxooxox APRIL