Gabriela Gómez spent many years mastering the fundamentals of music as a professional singer of baroque music, choir director and composer. She now offers profound workshops aimed at harnessing the unique power of sound to help people on their spiritual awakening journeys. We wrote about her in our Spring 2020 issue – read on to learn more.
We were thrilled to feature Earthsong in our Spring 2020 issue recently. We wanted to share this beautiful article by Ruth Pinson, in which she discusses the values of co-operation, balance and love that the Earthsong founders share. These are the values that will help move us forward as a human society.
Music is one of our most powerful methods of going beyond our limited perspectives and glimpsing our infinite natures. Music can help us to delve into our truth … and one woman who is passionate about facilitating that transcendental experience is Marta Lukaszewicz.
The Celtic School of Yoga is an inspirational school that focuses on tying together the spiritual traditions of Ireland and India. It was born out of founder Jack Harrison’s great love for yoga, as well as folklore and music. In February, he and Benita Wolfe will host the third Celtic School of Yoga Teacher Training in Kinvara, Co. Galway. We were excited to learn all about it, in this extract from our Winter 2019/20 issue!
Wonderful news, Positive Lifers: the renowned spiritual singer Deva Premal – one half of the legendary duo, Deva Premal and Miten – has been nominated for a Grammy award for her new album, DEVA. Click here to read our interview with Miten (featured in our Winter 2019/20 issue) and read on to learn more about Deva’s Grammy nomination!
It was an honour to interview the spiritual music legend Miten for our Winter 2019/20 issue. He spoke about his life’s journey, his work with Deva Premal, and his thoughts on music as a guru. Read on to learn more!
Peia Luzzi is an American born song collector, write and multi-instrumentalist, drawing inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European music, and folklore. With the voice of a lark, she dances nimbly between Child Ballads and 17th Century Gaelic laments, to Waulking Songs from Scotland, and old Bulgarian mountain wails. Peia has traveled extensively over the past ten years to uncover melodies wrinkled and wise with time, labouring faithfully to honour their language, stories and original essence.
She is a powerful voice in the rising global community of people who are committed to restoring a balanced relationship with the Earth. Peia expresses her holistic vision and passion through her music, educational workshops and advocacy for indigenous and environmental rights groups.
Born in the back hills of Connecticut, Peia spent most of her childhood playing in the forests and hiding out in tree tops. In 2002 she moved to Boston where she attended New England Conservatory of Music on a generous scholarship and received extensive training in western classical voice and opera, vocal pedagogy, composition, and improvisation.
“My journey with world folksong traditions began many years ago while studying at New England Conservatory in Boston. Much to the dismay of my Opera professors, I found myself enthralled with the alluring beauty and mystery of traditional folk music. This fascination, along with a bit of old Irish wanderlust, poised me for a journey that led me to seek a lost culture and reconnect with the songs of my ancestors in ancient Europe.”
In 2012 Peia released her first solo album The Dance of Devotion, a profound collection of poetic love songs. Her second release Four Great Winds – a timeless journey through traditional and original sacred song – was self released in May 2013 and picked up by Sounds True for global release in 2015. Following the initial release of Four Great Winds, Peia gained international notoriety and requests for performances in Europe, Australia, Bali, Brazil and Canada. Her music has taken her around the world and sparked collaborations with many world class artists including: legendary poet and Rumi scholar Coleman Barks, author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade, Grammy Award winning pianist Peter Kater, Iranian tar master Ali Ghamsari and guitar virtuoso Estas Tonne.
Peia currently splits her time between touring and the lush, wild hills of Southern Oregon, where she wildcrafts herbal remedies, sings with Wild Honey – an all women’s world music trio – and teaches Song of the Ancients, voice cultivation and ancestral songline tracing. Fusing her knowledge of Vocal Pedagogy (The Science of the Voice) with the ancient meditative practice of Nada Yoga, she imparts upon her students the tools to harness the natural beauty and resonance of the voice.
We are thrilled to welcome her to Positive Nights on Thursday April 25th, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2. To book your tickets, click here.
Peia Luzzi is an American born song collector, write and multi-instrumentalist, drawing inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European music, and folklore. With the voice of a lark, she dances nimbly between Child Ballads and 17th Ccntury Gaelic laments, to Waulking Songs from Scotland, and old Bulgarian mountain wails.
Following our previous visits from the acclaimed yoga teacher, musician and folklorist Jack Harrison, we are thrilled to have him back at Positive Nights to perform his beautiful music on Thursday March 28th from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café Theatre, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
Jack first encountered yoga in the 1970s and 1980s in San Francisco. After leaving the U.S., he began to work with the Irish Wheel of Yoga in Galway. He launched his career as a yoga teacher in 2005. Throughout his career, he has travelled extensively and studied a wide range of yoga styles, including Iyengar, Satyananda, Ashtanga and Anusara.
Jack has also had a keen interest in music and singing since his childhood. He holds a Masters degree in Irish Folklore and Archaeology and has worked for many years as a consultant and lecturer in Heritage Interpretation. In recent years, he began to understand the deep connections between his three interests – yoga, music, and folklore/archaeology – and established the Celtic School of Yoga to help tie together the yoga traditions of India with those of the Celtic world.
He has travelled widely around the world, offering workshops, intensives and teacher trainings. and his teaching work is now strong influenced by the Celtic tradition. These practices explore how to ally movement of the body with breath, focus, mythology, poetry, music and the natural world.
We are thrilled to be hosting him for a special concert called ‘The Heart of Spring Time’ on Thursday March 28th from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café Theatre, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2. Click here to book your tickets.
Looking for some beautiful, uplifting, angel-themed events to attend this month? If so, look no further than this series of Angelic Harmony Therapy events being offered by Georgie Deyn and Pathway Teaching on March 22nd, 23rd and 24th!