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A taste of "Starriness": live Triratna folk music in London

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Apr, 2015 - 10:59

A taste of "Starriness": live Triratna folk music in London

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Apr, 2015 - 10:59

British Triratna folk musicians Joe Richardson and Sumana have two gigs in London, on 25th and 26th April, thanks to Triratna News!

Joe writes: “We have arranged two gigs in London to perform our song versions of Sangharakshita’s poetry following on from the considerable interest in my ”The Starriness of Things” collection on Soundcloud featured at Christmas on Triratna News.

The dates are

Triratna News
Triratna News

Midwinter music: The Starriness of Things

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Dec, 2014 - 00:24

Midwinter music: The Starriness of Things

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Dec, 2014 - 00:24In this festive season, whatever you are celebrating (or not), let’s hear from Triratna musicians in the northern hemisphere making “a joyful noise unto the Lord”. (Not that Lord.)
Listen to all the music mentioned below.

Joe Richardson is a mitra living in the Scottish Borders. His resonant voice is already known to some of us in his version of the Karaniya Metta Sutta; now he’s set 10 of Sangharakshita’s poems to music and he’d love to...
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Music from the clear-up team's campfire

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:13

Music from the clear-up team's campfire

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:13For most of us the International Retreat is long over, but the doughty clear-up team have only just left, after a further week’s work dismantling the marquees, showers, toilets and kitchen.

Happily we can know something of their playtime too, with this great little recording from Suvajra. It’s Sumana’s folk setting of Sangharakshita’s poem, “Secret Wings” about our resistance to acknowleding our own spiritual potential.

Sumana main voice and banjo; guitar Joe Richardson: backing vocals Joe Hill and Shantikara...