Cynthia Hughes, Celtic Harp
John Crockett, Cello and Irish Whistles
A coracle is a small boat, a skin stretched over the simplest of frames, traditional to Wales, Ireland and Scotland. For us the coracle represents the sea, the animal body, our instruments and sacred emptiness.
Cynthia Hughes and John Crockett are musicians and naturalists who bring their love of the earth and sea into their music to celebrate the interconnectedness of all life. Together they create programs of traditional and original music inspired by the land and the sea and Earth's creatures. With tunes, songs, and wildlife recordings, Cynthia and John create a musical journey where the human, the natural and the contemplative meet.
Coracle is available for educational programs, concerts and private events. Please contact us for more information.
Voice of the Earth: 7:00 pm November 12 2013, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Into the Silence: 7:00 pm December 21 2013, Dummerston Congregational Church, Dummerston, VT
The whole Earth is singing. The birds are singing. The trees are singing. The frogs and crickets are singing. The air is singing. The whales and seals are singing. And we too are singing. All voices of the voice of the Earth.
In our busy and needy world, one of the most important things we can do is to stop and listen.
For millennia, humans have drawn inspiration from the voice of the Earth: the music of whales and seals, birds and insects, wind and forest. Using live music and nature sound recordings, we explore this amazing world of musical collaboration between humans and the many other voices of the Earth.
Through music we reconnect with Earth's common language. We become listeners and collaborators, friends and colleagues with plants and animals. We fall in love. And that makes all the difference.
On the longest night of the year, Dummerston Congregational Church invites you to this annual service of music and contemplative silence featuring medieval, Celtic and original music by Coracle (Cynthia Hughes, Celtic harp; John Crockett, cello and Irish low whistles).
Coracle's music is inspired by the sea and the land, by the cycle of the seasons and by the deep stillness of contemplation. We invite you to an evening of respite from the busy buildup to Christmas, and a way to reconnect with the deep spirit of this magical time of the year, the time of deepest darkness, and the returning of the light.
All are welcome.