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Yippee-Yahooey & Hallelujah

December 14, 2023

That glorious moment when you’ve been trying to find the right cello sound on your recording software for days, and you suddenly and quite spectacularly realize that there was a reason you didn’t find one for that particular section of music because you were meant to play piano in a higher register right there instead, and you came upon this discovery while “noodling around” for funsies, and happened to capture it in one take by uncharacteristically hitting the record button in time.

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.