Calling all Singers & Musicians, Male & Female

  My voyage through the world of music, sound, song and dance continues. My true sound has been dormant long and is slowly re-emerging. My lifes purpose can be described in part: to share with people everywhere, the song and dance of my mind and body, heart and soul I’m looking for singers and musicians to joinContinue reading “Calling all Singers & Musicians, Male & Female”

The Path of Miracles

St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick. 8pm Thursday 18 September (also Galway today and Cork next sat) INTRODUCTION Path of Miracles by Joby Talbot is a one-hour acapella choral work for seventeen voices, depicting the emotional and physical journey of the pilgrim on the world’s most enduring Christian pilgrimage to the cathedral at Santiago di Compostella inContinue reading “The Path of Miracles”

IS IT THE CASE ?

On Thursday morning 10 July 2014, I woke completely unaware I was celebrating Thor, the God Of Thunder (whyever he got such good press, I don’t know), and found that I could not remember the specific dream I had…. and then as I wrote I asked myself ‘but what of the great on-going dream…..’     Continue reading “IS IT THE CASE ?”

IT’S ALWAYS ME

No matter what I do, where I go, who I meet, what age I am, what I call myself, whether I succeed or fail, I always seem to be the same person. This sea is crossed, that mountain is climbed, this is where I live, that is where I used to live, this depression isContinue reading “IT’S ALWAYS ME”

May

I continue to be amazed at the great winds of energy that blow through me during the great Celtic/pre-Christian festivals of the year. Bealtaine for me, which I have written about in a recent blog was no exception. On the first of May, I renewed my commitment to music, to which the universe responded to by sendingContinue reading “May”

NEW HOUSE CONCERT TOUR

  FIONNTÁINS NEW HOUSE CONCERT TOUR    Over the last year a lot of changes have occurred in my life which have inspired me to write new songs and create new sounds. With these my body, mind and spirit open fully to the world. With these I bathe in beauty. With these I travel to the four cornersContinue reading “NEW HOUSE CONCERT TOUR”

Bealtaine

Why am I drawn so much to these ancient festivals of life. I don’t know. But I do know I love the ritual, the symbolic marking of a change in the seasons. I feel it in my bones, which im getting in touch with much more these days. I feel in my heart. The sunsContinue reading “Bealtaine”

The Body’s Bursting with New Life Again (ode to the spring equinox)

And my body feels it all, Is joyful with it all, Is resisting it all, Is bursting through it all. Please be with my body in this pregnant moment of such potent, Tipping the equatorial balance in favour of bliss. Please be with my emotions in this pregnant moment of such potent, Tipping the equatorial balanceContinue reading “The Body’s Bursting with New Life Again (ode to the spring equinox)”

The Power of My Expression

Every colour I use Every receptacle I choose Every step, Every note Every word that gets my vote Is just the power of Trust in the power of Just in the power of my expression Every impulse Ive had All inspiration that makes me glad Every good thing and bad Every time Ive really feltContinue reading “The Power of My Expression”

THE GREATEST, THE BRAVEST, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

‘And now stays faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.’ St pauls letter to the corinthians 13:13 Who is the bravest, the fairest, who is the greatest, what is the greatest? Are not all men and women equal in the sight of god. Are not all things equal in theContinue reading “THE GREATEST, THE BRAVEST, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL”

The power in the changing of the seasons.

Last December Solstice, the darkest night, I completed my first ebook called Aschouving, pushing the publish button at the beautiful stone circle at Lough Gur, near Limerick, Ireland. At the Spring equinox I wrote a poem called ‘Ode to the Spring Equinox’, what else!! Summer solstice manifested a fantastic song called ‘I can’t fly’ inspiredContinue reading “The power in the changing of the seasons.”

Voices In My Head

I watched a wonderful talk in the TED series given by Eleanor Longden which touched me very deeply. She spoke of her childhood abuse, hearing disturbing voices in her head as a young adult, dealing with psychiatric misdiagnosis and further abuse and thru the help of compassionate loving people finding the power within to healContinue reading “Voices In My Head”

Power, Energy and Light

Power, energy and light remind us of electricity and other finite phenomenon outside of ourselves, but do not forget, as you breathe in and out, your own omnipotent infinite unique universal powerhouse of energy and light that dwells within. image credit:  conscious/subconscious by Aldo Cauchi Savona, Flickr

Breath

‘I wont be holding my breath.’ ‘Breathtaking.’ ‘Take a breather.’ ‘Save your breath.’ All these common phrases suggest lives lived in tension, high in the chest, keeping control of the breath. We breathe as little as possible for fear of something too blissful too wonderful, too electrifying, too magnetic, too much like heaven. Breathe easyContinue reading “Breath”

The Light

I post this message from my mountain retreat in the Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary. The light is fading and the sounds of distant motors are ever present. The clouds brush along the ridge of ancient Crotta Cliach. The light is still fading. What then do I need? Only to breathe and smile, be and receive,Continue reading “The Light”

The Power Game

To paraphrase Marianne Williamson, it’s not my darkness I’m most afraid of (I’ve been fumbling freely about in the dark for many years now) it’s my light. To paraphrase Jesus, instead of loving my light and placing it on the table top for all to see, I’ve hidden it from view. This has been changing, graduallyContinue reading “The Power Game”

Fantasy

Oh Jesus i’m tired, tired of trying Trying to control certainty in unpredictability Give me fantasy All that i want i have Let me live in fantasy All the pleasure i can dream is mine I will follow the instincts and intuition of my omnipotent heart and only my omnipotent heart And live On thisContinue reading “Fantasy”

Makes Sense

Preface The only thing that makes sense in this world is that which only you perceive thru your eyes, nose, ears, taste, touch and all the other plethora of information sensors located in, on, and around your whole body, sometimes extending for miles and endless miles around, strangely enough All that you know is onlyContinue reading “Makes Sense”

A Second Best Thing (Latest)

This is Clonmel, at least it’s what I’ve heard. Haven’t seen much of it at all, hanging around in this other room all the time. I’m from elsewhere can’t remember why I came here. Perforating common thread, perfectionately conceived, born to perform and left out here in this second best place, a second best thingContinue reading “A Second Best Thing (Latest)”

Stillness

hi June the 21st this year was a high energy day for me, lots going on in my house, don’t know whether it was the time of year or what, but it was all good. In the midst of all the activity I took this video of my latest poem. You’ll find a transcript ofContinue reading “Stillness”

Worship

‘All forms of worship and devotion are the inappropriate substitute for the devotion we all feel for god’ Russell Brand quoting a Swami One might also say: All forms of worship and devotion are the inappropriate substitute for the devotion we all feel for ourselves, our true selves Jesus said something like ‘LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOURContinue reading “Worship”

YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD!

Matthew 5:14-16 English Standard Version (ESV) “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shineContinue reading “YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD!”

I AM

I am the sun that dances through the skies, bouncing on the moon, a mavericks high noon I am that moon too, I am, and though I’ve forgotten why, I’ve shoved and pushed and kicked myself higher and higher in the sky, tired I am the day which I now shall stretch and the treesContinue reading “I AM”

The Body’s Bursting with New Life Again (ode to the spring equinox 2013)

It is said by some that at such times as these, ie the changing of the seasons, the veil between the seen and unseen, the world and the underworld, the human and the little people, becomes more transparent….a time of heightened energy. In recent months I have become very interested in the old irish ‘feel’Continue reading “The Body’s Bursting with New Life Again (ode to the spring equinox 2013)”

Inner Peace

If you can start the day without caffeine, If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy toContinue reading “Inner Peace”

IT’S ALWAYS ME

No matter what I do, where I go, who I meet, what age I am, what I call myself, whether I succeed or fail, I always seem to be the same person. This sea is crossed, that mountain is climbed, this is where I live, that is where I used to live, this depression isContinue reading “IT’S ALWAYS ME”

Vessel of Love

Vessel of Love I come to greet Let me kneel before your feet You place your hands upon my head This living song awakes the dead Indwelling with this silent crowd My heart transforms this heavy shroud I lose control, I seek to find I bring Gods presence back to mind I lift my eyesContinue reading “Vessel of Love”

THRILLOGY: This, Song, And More

This asleep, the stirring, what is this?…..oh yes…. lets give this another go, cradled and alive to this as we always are rebirthed to this suckling at the nipple of this blissfully, painfully, transcending in ritual the cellular encumbrance of this to bask in the glow of this new light standing tall, facing all, I feel this energy this animated surrender, isContinue reading “THRILLOGY: This, Song, And More”

Aschouving – Is This Happiness?

ASCHOUVING – IS THIS HAPPINESS? During 2012, I’ve had a wonderful time focusing on and writing about what for me appears to be the key ingredients for healing and happiness. I present to you my ‘findings’ in this publication which I call ‘Aschouving – Is This Happiness ‘ and which I have pleasure in officiallyContinue reading “Aschouving – Is This Happiness?”

Humans

We are physical beings. The greatest expression of this physical reality is considered by most to be loving sexual union between two consenting adults. But there is more and this more is something that cannot be written down, cannot be defined, it can only be sensed. For as soon as you begin to define it,Continue reading “Humans”

The Sheeps Head as painted by The White House

Adoring the curve, lightly expanding, round, through, too, through, and beyond. Standing still I’m brought to my knees, Falling deeper into that feeling of want Adoring that note, its rhyme and its rhythm, toned, overtoned and throned. Its never that, its always this. Falling deeper into this feeling of want Adoring the wave, all stiff withContinue reading “The Sheeps Head as painted by The White House”

Oh! To be together again

In the beginning was God. Since then God has had a rollercoaster of a ride, rough, smooth, being ignored, abused, praised and called all sorts of names. Yet resilience resides. Under whatever guise you wish to experience God, God still is and is just the same as ever So back to the beginning again. God.Continue reading “Oh! To be together again”

The God Song inspired by Wilfred Pelletier and Ted Poole

Wherever you are is home. And the earth is paradise. Wherever you set your feet is holy ground………. You don’t live off like a parasite. You live in it and it in you, Or you dont survive, Or you dont survive And that is the only worship, Of god there ever is, The one aboveContinue reading “The God Song inspired by Wilfred Pelletier and Ted Poole”

Is highlighting philosophies and practices common to all peoples, cultures and religions of any benefit?

All life, all love, all emotions, thoughts and sensations happen only in the now There is nothing else…..There is only this……Enjoy! The current vibration speaks to me a lot about the convergence of a new global consciousness. I would like to add some more ingredients to the mix: 1. It appears to me that thereContinue reading “Is highlighting philosophies and practices common to all peoples, cultures and religions of any benefit?”

Lovers for a moment

Its funny, after all these years, and having ‘left’ so long ago, I still dream of my early childhood a lot and the village I grew up in. I dreamt last night of walking thru the village again as an adult and noticed that all the shops and businesses I grew up with, were eitherContinue reading “Lovers for a moment”

The Eagle Dance

Practising the Eagle Dance at Earthsong 2012 Looking back over the week at earthsong what was most powerful for me was the eagle dance. I resonate and enjoy very much the connections shamanism acknowledge with the cosmos, fellow humans, plant, animals and birds. The eagle, the leader of birds, holds a particular resonance in their rituals. MadelineContinue reading “The Eagle Dance”

Earthsong

I wrote a few posts in the Earthsong camp but I couldn’t publish them there as i was in a no-electronic zone. I have decided to collect them all together and publish them in this post. EARTHSONG 1. mon 9 jul 12 I’m writing this post from a tent in the middle of the Tipperary country side.Continue reading “Earthsong”

Exploring your own unique universal vibration at Clonmel Junction Festival 2012

My next gig…should be interesting cause its an exploration for me as well. The practice of clearing has brought healing, healing has inspired music, music has introduced me to chant  and singing  from the heart and singing from the heart has led me to silence and the beauty of the music of silence, the beautyContinue reading “Exploring your own unique universal vibration at Clonmel Junction Festival 2012”

Another New Beginning

Well thats what it feels like…. beginning again….nothing like a fresh start, and yet every beginning is just an end and every end is just a beginning…..all part of the merry go round. Sometimes it feels like im starting over, new pages to turn, ah ah moments, difficulties arising, difficulties abating, opinions hardening, opinions softening, boundaries strengtheningContinue reading “Another New Beginning”

This very very present moment or something like that!

so im blogging again…i like writing things down, it lends [in some peculiar way] more definition to the thoughts that can swirl around in the head if left to their own devises. My music continues to flow and evolve and im writing new stuff all the time. A workshop in Limerick recently given by Chloe Goodchild ofContinue reading “This very very present moment or something like that!”

A New Beginning?

Its Monday, its 14.40, the beginning of October and i begin to blog for the first time. blog blog blog blog blog. That wasnt too difficult. Anyways!! Ive started a new meditation group in my village Cappawhite, County Tipperary and i thought it would be helpful to share some of the thoughts and ideas that inspire me as the group continues toContinue reading “A New Beginning?”