These audio and video files don’t contain any ‘learning’ content, just songs to soothe the soul. Sing along or just listen.
Dear Sister, Rest A While
Written for a dear friend, to remind her to take the time when she needs it, as we all do. Life can be turbulent, and I hope this song can help comfort anyone who needs it.
A Force Of Love
“All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well, for there is a force of love moving through the universe that holds us fast and will never let us go.”
The words of this wee song were written by Julian of Norwich, who was a 14th Century nun. She is the first known woman to write a book in the English language.
All Through The Night
I wrote this wee song many years ago as a sort of ‘lullaby for adults’ during a difficult time. I wrote and recorded it to soothe myself during one long long night when I couldn’t sleep, and it has been soothing me ever since. I thought now was a good time to share it.
You and I
A Healing Song
Written for a friend when she was ill many years ago, it still soothes me now…
Written with the wonderful women of Joyous Choir at the Maryhill Integration Network
A Brighter Morning
Words are taken from a speech by Oprah Winfrey, speaking about #MeToo at the Golden Globes, January 2018:
“I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women.”
And from Martin Luther King Jr., from his last speech, 3 April 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.
“Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”
Oh! hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us,
And black are the waters that sparkled so green.
The moon, o’er the combers, looks downward to find us
At rest in the hollows that rustle between.
Where billow meets billow, there soft be thy pillow;
Ah, weary wee flipperling, curl at thy ease!
The storm shall not wake thee, nor shark overtake thee,
Asleep in the arms of the slow-swinging seas.
Words: Rudyard Kipling
Music written by Penny Stone For Henry Bowler, on the occasion of his birth, 2019
“Everything changes, even stone.”
“I must have flowers, always and always.”
“I would like to paint as the bird sings.”
– Claude Monet