Posts tagged with ‘Music’

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A Gift for Lorraine

by Carl McColman

Okay, my friends, get your kleenex ready. This video tells the story of a 96-year-old man who wrote a song for his recently deceased wife (of over 70 years), and how a local recording studio helped to bring the song to life. Part of what’s so cool for me personally is that we share the […]

Concerning Stillness, Songs, and Soul Friends

by Carl McColman

A reader writes: Carl, when you are sufficiently silent with the “waters stilled” how do you experience revelation. I suppose a better question would be what is your experience “there” like? Does God float into view … or does God whisper … ?? Or do you find a path to look inwardly in order to […]

Renaissance for St. Francis’ Day!

by Carl McColman

I am simply thrilled to post that Fran and Rhiannon and I have recently purchased our tickets to see Renaissance (the legendary 1970s-era classical rock band, which re-formed in 2010) in its first concert in Atlanta in about 30 years! They will be at Variety Playhouse on October 4 — the Feast of Saint Francis. Not […]

Two Big Smiles

by Carl McColman

This past Saturday evening Fran and I took Rhiannon to see her favorite musician, Cindy Lou Harrington, in concert at a wonderful little pizza place called Shorty’s in Tucker, GA (unlike most pizzerias, Shorty’s has several vegan options on their menu). Before the show began, Cindy Lou stopped by our table and posed for a […]

A Flock of CDs (for the Wild Goose Festival)

by Carl McColman

Following up on last Sunday’s post of books by folks appearing at the Wild Goose Festival, here’s a gallery of selected CDs by some of the musicians who likewise are expected to show up at the first Wild Goose Festival, to be held in North Carolina this coming June 23-26. What excites me about this […]

A Flock of Books (for the Wild Goose Festival)

by Carl McColman

Here’s a gallery of selected books by some of the speakers, authors, conversationalists, storytellers, and agitators who will be present at the first Wild Goose Festival, to be held in North Carolina this coming June 23-26. If you’re like me, you probably find this list of books in itself to be pretty exciting. Imagine the […]

Chants from the Benedictine Monks of Rostrevor

by Carl McColman

When I was in Northern Ireland, I stayed at a retreat center in Rostrevor, in County Down. Just four miles down the road is Holy Cross Monastery, which according to its website is the first new Benedictine monastery in Ireland since the twelfth century! It was established in 1998, and currently is home to six […]