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.

Singing at the Miracle Cafe

At night when the slugs take over the walking trails, dedicated individuals are needed to save them from the weight of a bicycle tire – that’s where Joseph and I came in…

It was only a couple of weeks ago that I came into London with my beloved to join the Heart of London Sangha – my first time as a part of this lovely group of people. I had my guitar on my back, a trusty little travel Martin that was given to me by my soul brother Joseph (love to you), and as I walked in Gerry, one of the facilitators saw it and asked “Are you going to sing for us?!” and I happy replied “I would love to :)” (can you quote a smiley face?). At the end of the practice, he caught my eye and asked if I was still interested, and I played for everyone a song I like to call “The Post Modern Love Song”. It was so perfect bringing music into that space, I was so happy to have Jo (my guitar) there with me.
It was from sharing that song in the Sangha that one of the woman called me up and passed some recordings I have onto the organizer of The Miracle Cafe. And now I am in London looking out from the Tate Modern, looking forward to singing in front of those attending The Miracle Cafe tonight.
The amazing connections that have recently happened to have me arrive at this beautiful moment, as with all moments in life, amaze me. Can’t wait to share my love of Gaia through songs ~ hopefully soon I’ll figure how to share them with you on wordpress.