The Pegasus Awards

Eva Van Daele-Hunt IF



Pegasus Awards

Award Year Category
Pegasus graphic 2019 Best Writer/Composer

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Song Sample
2019 Best Filk Song I am I  
2018 Best Filk Song I am I  
2018 Best Writer/Composer    
2016 Best Classic Filk Song Die Puppen (The Dolls)  
2016 Best Exploration Song Terra Nova  
2015 Best Classic Filk Song Die Puppen (The Dolls)  
2015 Best Writer/Composer    
2014 Best Writer/Composer    
2012 Best Gaming Song Die Puppen (The Dolls)  
2012 Best Writer/Composer    
2011 Best Filk Song Die Puppen (The Dolls)  
2011 Best Romantic Song Rain on Berlin  
2010 Best Magic Song Die Puppen (The Dolls)  
2008 Best Filk Song Die Puppen (The Dolls)  
2005 Best Filk Song Stimmen im Wind  

Eva Van Daele-Hunt (née Wiest) is a criminal judge by day and a roleplayer, musician and songwriter by night. She joined the filk scene via Star Trek fandom in 1995 and has been an active member of the German filk community ever since. Her music mixes elements of folk and lieder; her lyrics are ballads, sometimes mysterious, sometimes eerie and almost always sad. She enjoyed a thorough education in classical music and today plays recorder, guitar, piano and church organ, although she loves to dabble with every instrument she can get her hands on (bodhran, flute, saxophone, cello, glockenspiel and others).

In late 2001, she joined Christine ('Crystal') Blum to form the filk duo 'Summer & Fall'. The two redheads, who were Interfilk Guests at GaFilk 2007, International Guests at Consonance 2008, Guests of Honour at 2010's DFDF (Das Frühlingsfest der Filksmusik) and Guests of Honor at Concertino in 2015, have so far released two CDs (Last Sunny Day in 2006, and Into the Blue in 2012) and one songbook (Harvest). Furthermore, since 2007, Eva/Summer performs with the filk-barbershop quartet 'Barbership', which also includes Katy Dröge-Macdonald (alto), Steve Macdonald (tenor) and Eva's Canadian husband Rafael Van Daele-Hunt (bass).

Rafael and Eva, who perform together under the name of 'Pair o' Dice' and were Guests of Honor at DFDF in 2018, live in a small town in Southern Germany. Their latest project is the formation of a family trio with their daughter Talea (born in 2008) who plays trombone, is taking musical theater classes and has lately become an honorary band member.

Representative Work for the 2019 Pegasus Awards

Paper Boats (mp3)

Copyright by Eva Van Daele-Hunt 2006
Recorded by Summer & Fall for the CD 'Into the Blue'
Vocals: Eva Van Daele-Hunt and Crystal Blum
12 string Guitar: Eva Van Daele-Hunt
Flute and Glockenspiel: Crystal Blum
Arrangement: Summer & Fall
For Debbie, Allison & Jodie
All Rights Reserved - Used by Permission

Fold and crease and fold down twice, fold up once,
turn to the other side,
open, fold up, turn again, fold again,
open, pull - - and glide.

My mum took me down to the river
at the end of the first summer day,
and she showed me how to make paper boats
and let them drift away.

The water ran silkily through our toes,
the breezes were sleepy and mild.
As we watched our ships on the shimmering waves
I turned to my mother and smiled:

"Aren't they beautiful, graceful and bright,
like six noble swans on a river of light,
like pearls in a sapphire ocean,
like blossoms in meadows of dew,
white pilgrims of faith and devotion
sailing off into the blue."

Thus we sat on the banks making paper boats
from the letters that came in May,
and with each one my mum grew more distant,
looking fragile and gray.

As I set my last ship on the water,
as I watched how the ink paled and ran,
my mother's voice whispered behind me:
"This is your brother Dan.

There, in the front, are your father and Frank,
impatient and eager to go,
to the left are the twins - can you tell them apart? -
in the back, late as ever, that's Joe."

We watched them a while drifting into the sun,
saw their white paper sails turning red.
When at last they were only bright specks in the dusk
my mother sighed softly and said:

"Aren't they beautiful, fateless and free,
fleeting and airy, like foam on the sea,
like a promise, too young to be broken,
like new hope, so sweet and untrue,
like the flicker of wishes unspoken
over the deep, deep blue."

Then she told me: "The war is over",
and she put her rough hand in mine.
We walked homewards across the silent fields
as the first star began to shine.

Fold and crease and fold down twice, fold up once,
turn to the other side,
open, fold up, turn again, fold again,
open, pull - - - - and glide!


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