ED2021 Music Reviews

Music, Poetry & Silence For Healing At Greyfriars

By | Published on Wednesday 11 August 2021

Hard times? This might be for you. Definitely not a show, rather an interpretation of Celtic spirituality and meditation for those seeking peace in the silent company of other souls. We sat in a large circle – chairs and beanbags – and were invited to walk around if we wished or light candles. Mostly we sat and listened to modern folk inspired piano improvisations that were dynamic and expressive, full of movement and similar to the human voice. There were many periods of silence and a few spiritual readings, including an extract from the late Father John Donohue, a popular contemporary writer. Visitors to the island of Iona will feel familiar with this guided quiet time; a gentle hour without demands on energy or concentration.

Greyfriars Kirk, 12, 19, 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]