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Deirdre Ní Chinnéide  

   

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Deirdre sings with a Tai Chi master visiting Dun Aonghus.

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If you think all celtic music sounds the same, then you probably haven't heard Deirdre Ní Chinnéide, Irelands leading singer who is reshaping the genre that has captivated millions. Deirdre offers her music as an expression of a spiritual practice that explores the healing potential of sound with particular connection to the Spirit and shadow of Celtic consciousness.

January.

Walks ,fires and a chance to rest and rejuvenate on the island of Inis mor.Seed sown for new projects and plans over a cuppa at NeainPheadi restaurant Kilmurvey.


February.

­The beginning of Brigid celebrations and the start of Spring.

Love Singing every year at the Brigidine Gathering in the Japenese Gardens and even got to sing at St. Brigids well at the bottom of the road where I grew up!

Even did a bit of Acting during February for the TG4 soap Ros na Rún – as a doctor no less!

 

Island Liturgies.

Loved the opportunity to facilitate and gather with the island community for various liturgies during 2018 .

First Light
Remembers all little ones that died young or before birth. It is a very special but poignant time, helped by the presence and energy of the children of the island .

Easter and Christmas are special times and I love facilitating the local choir and movement for liturgy.
Remembering the dead in November . Searmoinis na marbh.
Imithe ar shlí na fírinne ach fós inár gcroí .

Recording.

Delighted to start recording again under the watchful eyes of Aidan Cranny and Andy O Callaghan And Charlie Lennon Really excited about continuing this work in 2019 and look forward to sharing the new creation with you all soon .

Summer saw the arrival of Annette Von Hagen from Germany – gifted soul and harp player . Love the music we shared together..

Summer also brought the opportunity to sing in sacred sites around the country: Corcamroe Abbey, Cliffs of Inis Mor, The Great Wall of China.

Delighted to welcome to Dun Aonghus Qi Gong Master Shaoufan Zhu.

Retreats on Inis Mor.

Spring and Summer saw many retreat groups coming to the island to savour the beauty of the place and to “come away and rest a while”. Such a great privelige to meet and work with all these wonderful pligrims . Go mbeirimid beo ar an am seo arís .

Conferences

Delighted to be part of the Tourism and Spirituaity Conference this year .

Great Feedback also from Kaleidescope Conference in Croke Park where I spoke about the Power of Music and Palliative Care.

An Tairseach Ecology Centre Wicklow.
Lovely opportunity to facilitate a retreat with a group there in June and also their sabbatical programme in October. Love the energy of the place and always come away feeling nourished and renewed .

Slí Aonghusa Retreat Space Inis Mór.

This year saw the complete clearing and preparing the way for exciting possibilities of developing a permanent retreat and culture space right beside my house on Inis Mór. I am grateful to all the helpers who gave of their time and energy to help with the project and the work continues in 2019. It was wonderful to share music and drama in the space and to pray great intentions and energy with the help of pilgrims that passed through the island this year. I look forward to seeing how this all unfolds as a place of welcome hospitality healing and hope in 2019 .

 Family and Friends.

So grateful for the special times spent with family, frends and neighbours on the island during the last year. Their love and support is what allows me continue this work and ministry and the door is always open , kettle on and the fire lit for some more adventures and experiences on the wondeful island of Inis Mor.

   

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Springtime Retreat with Deirdre Ní Chinnéide

Inis Mor, Aran Islands
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