PERFORMANCE 16 Friday 29th April 11.30am Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co Limerick, 20th Century Glenstal Abbey is a Benedictine monastery of the Congregation of the Annunciation located in Murroe, County Limerick. It is dedicated to Saint Joseph and Saint Columba. The abbey is located in and beside Glenstal Castle, a Normanesque castle built by the Barrington […]
In May 2012, the Vaasa International Choir Festival brought together 53 choirs from around the world in 66 concerts around the city. For its part, Oneness-Dream performed songs of Sri Chinmoy in 6 concerts in churches of Vaasa.
Set on a hill in Argyll and Bute, the church dates to 1835 and is surrounded by over 350 neolithic standing stones and hedges, showing that worship in the glen goes back some 5000 years. The church is plain and austere but wonderful to sing in. In the churchyard the choir also sang in the […]
PERFORMANCE 13 Thursday 28th April 8.45am St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, Co Kerry, 19th Century St. Mary’s Cathedral (1842-1855) is considered to be one of the most important and best Gothic Revival churches of the nineteenth century in Ireland. The spire and nave were completed by the Irish Architects Ashlin and Coleman of Dublin. Masses are […]
Oneness-Dream: International Goodwill Initiative Scotland Pilgrimage (6-14 September 2014) The inspiration for the Oneness-Dream tour came, naturally enough, from Sri Chinmoy. When I took on the challenge of organising it, my first thought was to follow the same path as the Iceland – most of the spiritually significant spiritual sites in Scotland are quite difficult […]
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.