You and the Candles…Cover Song

For my friend Robin!  Who asked for this recording years ago, a momento from our year shared at #schumachercollege.

I rough cut as I practice recording in my spare room here in Thunder Bay.  Looking forward to getting lots more out there 🙂

Here’s to you and the candles.

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Kirtan Bliss

https://soundcloud.com/angela-gollat/sets/kirtan-bliss

Over 10 years ago I started going to Om and Kirtan nights at Resting Frog Yoga Studio – Evenings that sent me soaring or floating, it’s hard to describe!

Now with a group of incredible musicians, some of the originals from the Resting Frog days, we offer kirtan nights to the Thunder Bay community.

On December 11th, 2015, a fundraiser for the Regional Food Distribution Association (who I work for!) is happening at the Lakehead Unitarian Church, at 7:30 – $10 + food donation.

Love your community, love yourself 🙂

Waking Up in London…and the Northern Alberta Forests!

I was sent this link by my friend Joe who organized the first music and poetry night for Wake Up London, and has recently put on another evening –

http://wakeuplondon.org/2013/05/14/music-and-poetry-evening-saturday-18th-may/.

This year I am not in the UK to sing to an incredibly receptive audience, who shows their appreciation with silent hand waving at the end of each song as opposed to thunderous clapping.  I hope I never forget the feeling this gave me, like an uncontrollable smile poured over my whole body as silence followed but the energy in the room was so full and moving over everyone as they shook their hands and smiled towards me, in the light of a few candles.

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Belle Mamma

Belle Mamma

Learned and sung many times at Schumacher College when I was there as an MSc Student, I continued the tradition of sharing this song with the sangha of Lower Hamlet during the Christmas and New Year’s Eve retreat of 2012. Together we shared it with the whole Plum Village community as the ending performance to our New Year’s Eve celebrations, wrapping up the song with a Touching of the Earth, one of Plum Village’s many practices of mindfulness.