Waterboys Universal Hall CD Released

The feel good factor of a solstice weekend at the Findhorn Foundation is enhanced by two sold-out Sunday evening (June 22) concerts at Universal Hall by well-known rock/ folk group The Waterboys.

Nearing the end of a nationwide tour that has posted excellent reviews The Waterboys are sure to receive a rapturous welcome as the gigs represent a homecoming for community resident Mike Scott, who also happens to be the leader and inspirational force behind the award-winning band.

Moreover, The Waterboys new CD, Universal Hall, which was released earlier this month, was recorded in the Hall’s tiny studio during wintertime. Many of the songs were inspired by and written in Findhorn and Mike Scott has described the album as being ‘full of fire and love with a bright elemental sound’.

The Guardian newspaper critic wrote, ‘Immensely moving, the simplicity of tracks like The Christ in You and Ain’t No Words For The Things I’m Feeling harnesses the power of prayer. Universal Hall is an impressively brave collection of songs from one of music’s last true mavericks.’

A glorious image of Universal Hall frames the CD cover, testimony to Mike’s love of the extraordinary building and its place in Community life. Universal Hall is available from the Online Store at www.findhorn.org/store or local record shop.

THIS LIGHT IS FOR THE WORLD

this light is for the world
this light is for the world

send out from this wooden frame
a beacon made of holy flame
like a bridge across the morning sky
from candle to the hills of high

this light is for the world
this light is for the world

send it out with sword of fire,
with cymbal, drum and angel choir,
music in the heart of it
proclaiming that the lamp is lit

this light is for the world
this light is for the world

bring it down from where the light is born
deep into the world of form
loving, blessing, healing as it shines
in darkened places, darkened minds

this light is for the world
this light is for the world

From the CD Universal Hall, lyrics by Mike Scott

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