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Music for Wisdom, Hope, and Connection

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Feb 19, 2024 / 0 comments

Many things in the world seem unsettled these days. Events in the news may make circumstances in day to day life seem more challenging, too.

There is wisdom, hope, community, rest, and fresh perspective to be found in music, in many ways and through music of many sorts.

Have a listen to the creativity of these musicians. Seek out their wisdom and ideas through these ever-changing times.

Music for Wisdom, Hope, and Connection

Music for living through changing times

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Jan 15, 2024 / 0 comments

Shifting times seem to be the usual state of things these days. Thinking about and working through the changes such situations bring is something musicians face and consider in their work, too.

Here are aspects of shifting times and living in them through music.

Music for living through changing times

Music for Peace, Reflection, and a Cup of Tea

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Nov 20, 2023 / 0 comments

Music for Shifting Times: that is what we have chosen to call this series.

One of the ideas behind it was that music—especially the sorts of music we share with you here—can offer ways to help you reflect on these changes.

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This Week! Titanic the Musical in Theaters is a Must-Watch

 

With extraordinary compassion and true storytelling, Titanic the Musical shares one of the most famous stories in history. And this weekend, you can watch it for the first time onscreen in theaters. 

Highly, highly recommended!

Autumn's Music: Reflection, Community, and Connection

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Oct 16, 2023 / 0 comments

It’s early autumn at the time of writing. A time when it may be good to be outside; a time when weather or circumstance may invite you inside.

A time for reflection, whether gathering in community or staying on one’s own.

Autumn's Music: Reflection, Community, and Connection

Celtic Colours: Celebrating Music and Community

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Sep 18, 2023 / 0 comments

As late summer shifts into autumn, it is a time for gatherings and festivals.

Celtic Colours International Festival is one such event. It takes place across nine days in early October every year all across Cape Breton Island in the north of the province of Nova Scotia in Atlantic Canada.

Celtic Colours: Celebrating Music and Community

Music for Mist and Brightness

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Aug 21, 2023 / 0 comments

Over the course of this series (seven years and counting at present), we have known we are in shifting times. We have known, too, that there are many ways music offers to navigate changes of all sorts.

Music to Reset Your Perspective

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Jun 19, 2023 / 0 comments

A bit of rest, a moment for for reflection: in these shifting times, it can be a challenge to find time—even to remember to take time—for such things amidst shifting times in politics, personal life, world news, climate emergencies, and other ongoing events.

Music works well for this, though. Music can be a gateway and a companion to encourage and allow a bit of rest, a moment to step back, to reset one’s perspective.

Depending on circumstance and your taste in music, a lively tune can be just helpful with this as a reflective song.

Music Inspired by Art, Landscape, Books, and Turning Wheels

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May 15, 2023 / 0 comments

Challenge, exploration, reflection, change, connection: each of these things is part of the shifting times we are living through, and that we consider in this ongoing series. There are other aspects of life that musicians address, too, of course.

Take a bit of time to let the creativity of these artists speak to you of, and during, shifting times.

Music Inspired by Art, Landscape, Books, and Turning Wheels

Music for Seasons of Change

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Apr 17, 2023 / 0 comments

In the northern hemisphere, spring is coming on; to the south of the globe, it is autumn. Both of those are seasons of change, and seasons of resilience. Seasons in which noticing and exploring changes in nature can help one’s perspective on changing and shifting times.

Music for Seasons of Change

Music to go along with these ideas:

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