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Session and day conference reports for EarthSings, Singing for Unity and Wellbeing

EarthSings Conference
Singing for Unity and Wellbeing 5

A Findhorn Foundation special event 30 March – 5 April 2013

Barbara Swetina introduces her long-term friend Sheila Pettitt, “This is my co-minstrel with a Celtic voice who brings nature into her music.” They hold the session together each contributing their own special focus. As an invocation, Sheila plucks her harp and Barbara joins in seamlessly with her recorder. The sounds of the two instruments merge to create magical tones and we all join in with the soft ethereal song ‘The wings of my heart carry me on’. (read more…)

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EarthSings Conference
Singing for Unity and Wellbeing 4

A Findhorn Foundation special event 30 March – 5 April 2013

It's Wednesday night and I'm here in the Universal Hall, waiting for highly acclaimed Scottish singer/songwriter Karine Polwart to step onstage. The atmosphere in the Hall is alive with the excitement and expectancy of a crowd who have come from near and far, some only for tonight's concert and others here as part of the EarthSings conference. (read more…)

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EarthSings Conference
Singing for Unity and Wellbeing 3

A Findhorn Foundation special event 30 March – 5 April 2013

Tuesday already, which means we're halfway through this wonderful week of singing for unity and wellbeing. It has been an incredible time so far with so much more still to come! (read more…)

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EarthSings Conference
Singing for Unity and Wellbeing 2

A Findhorn Foundation special event 30 March – 5 April 2013

This morning I arrive at the Universal Hall eagerly anticipating the first session. It’s Harmonic Temple, another of the regular opportunities we have here at Findhorn for healing and transformation through singing. Community members David Harrison and Vera Bohlen offer their love in action throughout the year by leading these Harmonic Temple sessions. Created by a man named Nickomo Clarke, these four-part harmonies bathe the singers in an absolutely delicious energy that leaves one feeling completely whole. (read more…)

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EarthSings Conference
Singing for Unity and Wellbeing 1

A Findhorn Foundation special event 30 March – 5 April 2013

In traditional Findhorn manner, we start our event with a moment’s silence, and as I am to discover it will be one of the few moments of silence as we embark on this enticing journey of joyful singing, creating a harmonic temple together. Peter Vallance, our host and conference focaliser, carries out another Findhorn tradition of lighting a centre candle while he recites an age old Celtic prayer from the Carmina Gadelica – Smooring the Fire: (read more…)

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