Founded almost 1500 years ago, Iona is one of the oldest and most important religious centres in Western Europe. The abbey was the focal point for the spread of Christianity throughout Scotland (and through England to mainlined Europe). It was founded by the Irish monk St. Columba in 563 AD. Many of the best recordings […]
PERFORMANCE 10 Tuesday 26th April 2.00pm St Anne’s Church (Shandon Bells), Cork, Co Cork, 18th Century Located in Cork city, St Anne’s Church, Shandon is a known landmark and is best known as Shandon Bells because of the ringing of its famous church bells. Visitors are invited to play these and we dutifully did, pulling […]
Oneness-Dream was fortunate enough to celebrate Ganesh Puja with the Hindu community in Glasgow. The temple used to be the recording venue for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and is situated in the west end of the city.
Also on the Island of Iona, the little chapel of St. Oran proved to have a marvellous acoustic. In the graveyard around it are the mortal remains of 48 kings of Scotland, 8 kings of Norway and 4 kings of Ireland.
PERFORMANCE 8 Tuesday 26th April 9.00am Holy Cross Abbey, Holycross, Co Tipperary, 13th Century Set in a small village in the beautiful South Tipperary’s Golden Vale, The Holy Cross Abbey is a restored Cistercian monastery near Thurles, situated on the River Suir. It takes its name from a relic of the True Cross or Holy […]
The choir sang in this modern Church of Scotland church on the south side of Glasgow. The minister, Iain Galloway, was Moderator of the Church of Scotland in 2003 and spoke out against the Iraq war.
Pluscarden Abbey, in the Moray countryside, is the home of a community of Catholic Benedictine monks. It is the only medieval monastery in Britain still inhabited by monks and being used for its original purpose. The monks sing Latin Mass and Gregorian chant daily, and they proved to be an appreciative audience for the singers.
PERFORMANCE 6 Monday 25th April 3.30pm Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, 12th Century Jerpoint Abbey has been a national monument since 1880. It is located just outside the beautiful village of Thomastown in Co. Kilkenny and was built in 1180 as a Cistercian Abbey by the King of Osraige on the site of an even […]
The Choir visited the south-west corner of Scotland and sang on the site of the original church (Candida Casa) that St. Ninian built in around 500 CE. The singers also sang in the crypt of the nearby priory. From the church there are views of the Isle of Man, Cumbria and Norhern Ireland.
The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community, ecovillage and international centre for holistic learning, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future. The community grows much of its own food and the singers had a wonderful lunch before singing to the community members. The community members then sang to […]
PERFORMANCES 4&5 Monday 25th April 10.30am & 11.30am Reefert Church and The Cathedral, Glendalough, Co Wicklow, 10th Century The monastery located in Glendalough (valley of the two lakes) is situated in the mountains of County Wicklow and was established in the 6th century by St Kevin. After St Kevin’s death around 618, the monastery in […]
Founded in 1967, the centre is situated in a peaceful valley on the banks of the river Esk. Kagyu Samye Ling is the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre to be established in the west. After the concert the singers were shown round the temple by one of the monks.
Oneness-Dream enjoyed this concert as it marked the point where – after taking Guru’s music to multi-cultural Scotland, to diverse and appreciative audiences the length and breadth of the country – we could sing to our own folk and celebrate a wonderful experience.
PERFORMANCE 1 Sunday 24th April 10.00am Dublin Sri Chinmoy Centre Located in central Dublin for almost 20 years, the Dublin Sri Chinmoy Centre offers free, community-based events such as public concerts, sporting fixtures, meditation and self-awareness classes to thousands of people and organises several unique grassroots initiatives to promote a more peaceful world. Appropriately, our […]
Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 by William Saint Clair as a place of worship and services continue to be held there weekly. By the late 18th century its fame had spread and visitors came from far and wide. Its profile greatly increased after the publication of Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code and […]
Oneness-Dream was invited to sing in the historic Jesuit church of St Ignatius in the old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia on Thursday the 15th of January, 2015. The afternoon concert was attended by an appreciative audience of 160. The tracks here are a sample of the songs performed, recorded from the audience. Photos by Adarini […]
Inspired by earlier pilgrimages to Iceland, Scotland, Myanmar and other world locations steeped in spiritual history, Oneness-Dream – our a cappella troupe of singers – recently toured and performed in the southern counties of Ireland.
St. Mungo, the patron saint of the City is said to have founded a church on the site of the present day cathedral in the 6th century. The first stone-built cathedral on the site was dedicated in 1136 in the presence of David 1st of Scotland. The choir were welcomed by the minister and sang […]
Following tours in recent years to the Churches of Iceland, the Temples of Myanmar, a choir festival in Vaasa and the sacred places of Scotland, the purpose of this April 2015 tour was to sing in The Spanish Missions of California. The Spanish colonised California in the 18th century by establishing a series of 21 […]
In contrast, this light and airy building had only recently been refurbished and the singers enjoyed singing in these beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Clyde. The priest gave an inspiring welcome to the choir and confessed to being moved by the singing.