Tag : Live Music

  • Sika ~ The Pure Sound Journey

    Posted Apr 20th, 2017 By in Archives With | No Comments instruments-new-600-banner
    The Pure Sound Journey
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    SIKA

    Thurs 3rd Aug
    7.30pm – 10pm
    (Doors Open 7pm)

    A Powerful Healing Sound Experience

    Sika on StageSika’s Pure Sound Journey’s are extremely popular worldwide due to their effectiveness in bringing people into a deep, deep state of relaxation.

    Enabling people to move through obstacles within themselves, Sika’s sound journeys invoke healing and profound transformations that can be carried into day-to-day life.

    Using a selection of Didjeridoo, Drum, Flute, Taonga Puoro (Singing Treasures) and other instruments from around the world, Sika takes us on a timeless Pure Sound Journey.

    In this beautiful dream state, the sounds he plays are truly primal and remind us of our ancient story.

    The Pure Sound Journey

    The Pure Sound Journey is for those who want to experience a deep and profound inner process.

    Lying down or sitting up, closing your eyes and relaxing on your yoga matt with a blanket or on a chair, you will experience the power of primordial sounds as Sika bathes you in a sea of Pure Healing Sound.

    Using his voice and a wide range of instruments; including Didgeridoo’s in different tunings, Hoop Drums, Rattles and Native Flutes, you will experience the vibrations and effects of sound passing over and close to your body.

    This simple, but incredibly ancient practice enables a profound shift to occur on subconscious instruments-newprogramming and cellular levels. The remarkable effects of this journey are often so powerful, as to initiate life changes in people, animals and even places.

    This personal and group intention to ‘improve’ reaches spiritual proportions and enriches not only our own life but also others. It is therefore a form of giving back to the world in gratitude and awareness.

    Sika

    Sika, is an international artist, who has been facilitating similar groups for over twenty-years, using pure sound to journey into higher consciousness.

    He is endorsed by three Aboriginal elders of the Yuin and Bidjura People of South Australia and his sound journeys are always a very deep and powerful experience for people.

    sika1Sika Says…

    I feel like an ancient time traveller, a pilgrim moving with the rhythms of the land. I feel honoured to walk this way, to carry the Taonga of this beautiful land and whisper of the secrets to those who will listen.

    It is full moon the night of our journey of sound. Slip with me into worlds within worlds, as we learn of our true nature.

    A Journey of Pure Sound takes us beyond what meets the eye.

    The instruments I play are my treasures. They give voice to stone, wood and skin. Their music expresses our close relationship with nature.

    Such music plays an important part in the rituals of everyday life. It breathes the spirit of our ancestors into todays world.”

    Sika’s Music

    Check out Sika’s latest CD. Copies will be available for purchase at Sika’s event.

    Tickets

    Please note that EARLY BIRD tickets for this event – priced at just £25.00 – will be very limited, so please book your place asap to avoid disappointment.

    VENUE

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    Miskin-Manor-Hotel

    PENDOYLAN ROAD • GROESFAEN • PONTYCLUN • MID GLAMORGAN • CF72 8ND 

    DIRECTIONS The Miskin Manor Country House Hotel is located just North of M4 approximately 1 mile from junction 34 of the motorway and just 20 mins from central Cardiff.

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  • Lucinda Drayton ~ Snow in the Street

    Posted Apr 3rd, 2017 By in Events, Music With | No Comments Lucinda with Guitar
    Snow in the Street
    LUCINDA DRAYTON
    Thurs 14th Dec 2017
    7.30pm-10pm
    South Wales

    Peace & Joy for Christmas

    Black and White Christmas

    Join Lucinda and Marcus for this very special performance as they create a beautiful atmosphere of Peace and Joy for Christmas.

    Lucinda Drayton, voice Of  ‘A Hundred Thousand Angels‘ and Multi Instrumentalist Marcus Cliffe will be sharing live music from their brand new collection of Carols and Christmas Songs.

    Relax in this stunning venue and be soothed and uplifted by these two incredible musicians, both of whom can be heard on Alexander Armstrong’s album, On a Different Shore.  Lucinda and Marcus wrote the opening track for the album and were seen appearing with him on the Sky Arts Documentary.

    Marcus has just come back from his UK tour with the Manfreds and will join Lucinda on guitar and piano to enchant you on this very special evening as together we celebrate the Magic of Christmas.

    Snow in the Street

    Snow in the Street is Lucinda and Marcus’s STUNNING NEW ALBUM

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    They have taken the carols we know and love, plus some we may not be quite so familiar with infused them with a resonance and beauty that only Lucinda’s voice can bring. The arrangements by consummate producer Marcus Cliffe highlight the melodies and really compliment Lucinda’s unique interpretations.

    The evening’s programme will include these much-loved carols

    • See Amid the Winters Snow
    • Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
    • Silent Night
    • Who Would Imagine a King
    • In The Bleak Midwinter

    plus further original songs by Lucinda and Marcus and other Christmassy songs!

    With Love from Lucinda

    Lucinda with Dragonfly NecklaceI’ve always been a huge fan of Christmas and have been promising to produce a Christmas album for years!

    I began creating this album after finding some traditional carols in an old book given to me by a fan and I starting writing some new melodies. Marcus and I also brought our own flavour and arrangements to the better-known carols and it works really well. I can’t wait to sing them LIVE!

    Get ready for the Christmas season with music that will move you and inspire you. Merry Christmas All.”

    With love from Lucinda. x

     

    Tickets

    Early Bird Tickets £20.00

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    Refreshments will be available from the hotel bar before the concert and there will be time at the end of the evening to mingle and meet people.

    CLICK HERE to hear Lucinda singing her much loved song…
    A HUNDRED THOUSAND ANGELS

    VENUE

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    Miskin-Manor-Hotel

    PENDOYLAN ROAD • GROESFAEN • PONTYCLUN • MID GLAMORGAN • CF72 8ND

    DIRECTIONS The Miskin Manor Country House Hotel is located just North of M4 approximately 1 mile from junction 34 of the motorway and just 20 mins from central Cardiff.

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  • Lucinda Drayton ~ Carols, Candlelight & Christmas • Sunday 11th December • Kew

    Posted Feb 23rd, 2016 By in Archives With | No Comments Lucinda Banner 600
    A Blissful Christmas Concert
    Sun 11th Dec 2016
    Kew – SW London
    7pm-10pm

    Give Yourself a Special Gift this Christmas

    Welcome in The True Sprit of Christmas with
    Lucinda Drayton from Bliss and Marcus Cliffe ~ Multi-Instrumentalist

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    This evening Lucinda and Marcus will be sharing live music from their brand new collection of Carols and Christmas songs.

    I’ve always been a huge fan of Christmas and Marcus and I love performing our Christmas Concert at this beautiful venue in Kew every year‘” Lucinda Drayton

    The concert will feature original arrangements of Carols and traditional Christmas songs; plus a new look at the classic, A Hundred Thousand Angels.

    Get ready for the Christmas season with music that will move and inspire you.

    A Blissful Christmas

    Lucinda’s exquisite voice coupled with gifted musician Marcus Cliffe always makes for a very special evening. Together, they will open your heart and caress your ears.

    Our beautiful venue – a stunning wooden church in Kew – is just perfect for creating an atmosphere of peace and joy for Christmas.

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    Lucinda has been given a wonderful and very special gift by God and it is wonderful to see her giving so much pleasure to people all around the world with it.
    Lorna Byrne ~ best selling author of Angels In My Hair

    As the Barn Church can get a little chilly in the winter months, please bring a rug and/or cushion for maximum relaxation and enjoyment of the experience.

    Tickets

    VERY EARLY BIRD Tickets priced at just £20.00 will be on sale until 1st July
    (Tickets on the door will be priced at £35.00)

    Doors Open 6.45pm
    Concert 7pm – ­8.45pm
    followed by festive refreshments and merry mingling!

    Venue

    The Barn Church
    Attwood Avenue,
    Kew
    TW9 4HF
    United Kingdom

    The venue is situated about 10 minutes walk from Kew Gardens Station, or a short bus ride from Richmond Station.

  • Kirtana in Concert – Celebrating Sound & Silence

    Posted Jun 5th, 2014 By in Archives With | No Comments kirtanabanner1
    Kirtana in Concert
    featuring Andy Cooney & Stephanie Parodi

    Mon 16th June 2014
    7.30pm-10pm

    Celebrating Sound & Silence
    An Evening of Song, Poetic Insight And Guitar

    Much of what will be shared and mirrored by Kirtana this evening was inspired by awakenings in the presence of Gangaji and carries the essence and purity of living in the rainforest and pristine nature in many forms

    In Kirtana’s own words; the best description for both her music and her purpose in sharing it is to “celebrate the divine love and the truth of who we are”.

    This evening will transcend any distinction between performers and audience and has been described as a prayer-formance as we join together in sharing the powerful silence between the words and music.

    All will be invited to surrender thoughts and emotions and as the silent witness delve ever more deeply into a space of healing silent peace where our minds will be able to safely rest as we connect in a space of divine love within and beyond all thought and emotion.

    This experience of such deep peace is something that many speak of carrying with them on an ever present basis as a divine gift of remembering who we are.

    You are invited to join us in open-hearted oneness at this life-changing and liberating sacred gathering.

    Kirtana Performing with Eckhart Tolle

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    Kirtana regularly performs at the events of Gangaji, Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katies, Brandon Bays, Gennen Roth, Richard Miller and Advashanti.  

    The Evening’s Performers

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    KIRTANA

    Listening to Kirtana Is A Beauty Full Meditation in Itself ” – ECKHART TOLLE

    After Eckhart’s Vancouver event the press reported; ” Kirtana’s Songs And Guitar Opened 1200 Hearts Into The Tenderness Of Living Presence

    www.kirtana.com

    ANDY COONEY

    Andy Is A Painter – Of Words – Whose Poetic Art Takes One – Straight To The Heart – Of Silence ” – DEVA PREMAL & MITEN

    Andy appeared at The Royal Opera House in ‘ Transforming September 11′ dedicated to Transforming Grief Anger And Fear Into Creative Expression. His voice has been described as “Nectar to My Soul”

    www.TruthMeetsTruth.com

    STEPHANIE PARODI

    Stephanie was awarded Best Song and Best Performanc at The Writers Showcase in Santa Cruz California. Her music takes us on a journey through the challenges of life and both inspires and enables us to “ Break Free ” from limitation.

     www.stephanieparodi.com

    ANNE MALONE

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    There will also be a Special Appearance this evening by Anne Malone who will be sharing the beautiful sounds of the Hang Drum and Tibetan Bowls.

    Tickets

    £20.00

    This concert was originally to take place in the lovely SADHAKA YOGA CENTRE in Camden. However, following a recent fire, the venue was changed to the Beautiful Barn Church in Kew

    If you would like to contribute towards the rebuilding costs of Sadhaka Yoga Centre, you can DONATE HERE. All contributions, however humble, will be very much appreciated.

    (Tickets on the door will be priced at £25.00)

    Concert Venue

    The Barn Church
    Attwood Avenue,
    Kew
    TW9 4HF
    United Kingdom

    The venue is situated about 10 minutes walk from Kew Gardens Station, or a short bus ride from Richmond Station.

  • Anne Malone – Oasis of Sacred Sound

    Posted Mar 21st, 2014 By in Archives With | No Comments anne malone banner 1
    Oasis of Sacred Sound
    Thurs 29th May 2014
    7.30pm-10pm

    Let’s Explore the World of Sound … and Rediscover The Alchemist of Sound Within You!

    Experience the Deep Relaxation and Healing Qualities of the EXQUISITE SOUNDBATH, using Tibetan Singing Bowls, Hang, Shamanic Drum, Rainstick, Sansula and Vocal Toning.

    Singing Mantras; we come together in heart song, improvising and crafting our creations into chants and songs, flowing into Shamanic Trance Dance with the ethereal sound of Bodhran Drum (Celtic Shamanic Drum) as we explore the ancient pathways within the Heart Beat of the Drum.

    Using pure vocal tones, we will bathe in the Sacred SoundScapes as we learn how use the body’s natural tuning instrument, the voice, to clear the charkas and instill a healing resonance throughout the body.

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    Keys to the Fundamental Elements of Sacred Sound

    Toning: this is the art of tuning the body on a cellular level using vocal tones, these vocal tones resonate with the body’s molecules, balancing and releasing blockages,  clearing and balancing the Chakras.

    Chanting: finding your own personal sound within ancient repetition of words and sounds representing “God”

    Mantra:  singing songs in Sanskrit – a language reserved exclusively for the praise of the divine.

    Shamanic Drumming: exploring the ancient pathways within the heart beat of the drum.

    Sound Bath: is the art of Sacred Surround Sound, creating exquisite soundscapes.

    “Anne is an extraordinary sound explorer and healer. Her musical journeys are incredible soundscapes for the yoga of life.” ~ Shiva Rea 

    “Anne’s hang playing seems to come from another, more beautiful universe and beckons us to ‘come along, come along” ~ Jai Uttal

    Please bring a rug and/or cushion for maximum relaxation and enjoyment of the experience

    Tickets

    THE SACRED SEVEN!

    Be One of the First Seven People to Book YOUR Ticket for Anne’s SACRED SOUND OASIS for Just £7.00!

    When these are sold out, you may still be lucky enough to be one of the Next 20 People to Book a Ticket for Just £15.00!

    Don’t Delay – BOOK TODAY!

    (Tickets on the door will be priced at £25.00)

    Venue

    The Barn Church
    Attwood Avenue,
    Kew
    TW9 4HF
    United Kingdom

    The venue is situated about 10 minutes walk from Kew Gardens Station, or a short bus ride from Richmond Station.

  • Music – Life – Spirit – Love

    Posted Feb 9th, 2012 By in Blog With | No Comments Love

    A Guest Post by Russell Leak

    A note, a chord or a song can change your being. It can move you, lift you, make you cry…and even make you laugh out loud!

    Since ancient times music has been used to alter states and rouse nations. There’s something in music that goes way back in us, back to the shamans and the drums – back to the first person who worked out how to string a hollowed out log.

    Music has been a powerful and transformative part in my life and I used to believe it was the same for everyone. However, as I was vexing passionately to a friend about a new album from my favourite band he said “I’m not really into music…occasionally I just buy a tape for the car!” What???  I could hardly believe his total lack of interest in music. Then I remembered that he was also a football fan and that he used to sing his heart out every Saturday on the terraces!

    So I guess music really does touch us all – in one way or another…even if we are blissfully unaware of its powerful effects.

    Maybe because it’s wired in us in some way – woven into our DNA. Getting briefly technical; the Pentatonic scale consisting of 5 notes that can be heard in pretty much every culture of music including Chinese, Arabic, African, Blues…everywhere in fact. In those ancient caves, the ones with the animal paintings made by men from 20,000 years ago they found flutes made from a vulture’s wing bone, and low and behold; the scale is Pentatonic. Natures’ natural rhythms…the beat of the wing, the rhythm of the waves and the delicate chimes in the wind.

    Life itself has a natural rhythm too. It goes up and down. Sometimes we are happy, sometimes sad, and sometimes it throws us around so much we start to feel a kind of motion sickness. “I want to get off” or “I just want some stability,” we find ourselves saying. So we choose something quiet or gentle, we settle for less until the rhythm becomes a steady hum. At this point we might choose to get back on the ride and find a little excitement again. As one of my favorite song writers said “if their lives were exotic and strange, they would likely have gladly exchanged them for something a little more plain, maybe something a little more sane.”

    So through this chaos of life’s ups and downs, we start to look for a sign, a reason and a strategy for coping. We follow the wise words written by the ancients. We meditate knowing that we are searching to find ourselves. We remember those wise cracking gods who thought they’d have a laugh and store the secrets deep within us. How can we go looking inside for ourselves when the whole world is distracting us? It throws us daily emails, glowing lights and 3 minute videos! People start to say “With all this science and technology I don’t believe in God, I believe in matter, I want what’s solid, but I’m sure I have a soul somewhere…I have to have something more within me. Don’t I?”

    If you spoke to someone, just as they were turning off their bedside light at the end of a busy stressful day, and asked “What was your absolute best moment of the day?” I’m sure most would enthuse; “Well I had a real laugh working with my colleagues” or “I hugged my man as he realised he’d made a mistake” or “I kissed my sleepy child as she gave in and let the dreams take her” …or, some other wild and crazy act of love. Love is a mysterious and wonderful expression of our existence that makes us question, write, sing, express and confuse ourselves on a daily basis.

    With all these conflicting thoughts it’s sometimes hard to find calm in the chaos of our minds. Perhaps a song can transform us, maybe a book, a poem, or a smile.

    Or maybe a talk from a couple of crazy guys who have been around the block, learnt a bit about life – and want to share it with you!

    Russell Leak will be sharing the stage with Andy Dovey at Naked Dragon on Wed 15th Feb.

    For further details and to book your ticket, please click HERE

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