Welcoming the New Year



Dear Friends, Here in Findhorn we celebrated the end of 2014 at the time of the winter solstice and gathered in the Universal Hall to walk around the candle lit spiral of wild greenery. As I walked inward, reflecting upon the year, I gave thanks for all the lessons that I faced this year, both the joyful and challenging. Moving down to Sussex in early spring was heart wrenching as I left my beloved beach, bay, mum, mates and all that inspires my soul/music. During my time down south, I had the opportunity to try out new musical works, gigs, new band line-ups, and get back in touch with my London music uni roots. Most importantly, the experience confirmed my passion to be wild by nature … in every sense of the word! As I now look forward to 2015, I am excited about writing and recording a new album later this year, and I will also begin an exciting new project collaborating with Prabhu in India, for our joint vision fusion album combining celtic and indian influences. Prabhu and I also worked on a single for a Buddhist album due out in the spring – so watch this space! I’ve already got a few weddings in the diary for summertime and after recently playing for the Army’s Christmas Ball (see pic opposite), I am hoping for more functions later in the year too. Wishing you all a peaceful, happy new year filled with health and harmony x Iona

Autumn Equinox


spring in sussex

Greetings! Happy Autumn Equinox! I moved back home to Findhorn this summer and since returning I’ve enjoyed performing several concerts and playing at local sessions as part of the fantastic Findhorn Bay Arts Festival. There was a great turn out for my solo concert at Newbold House, wonderful new musical connections made, and I seem to have found myself in a fab new celtic/world music band (more news to come – so watch this space). At the same time, I am working on an interesting collaboration with a fantastic traditional singer and harmonium instrumentalist in India as we are planning to release a fusion album next year. Songs for my next solo album are starting to take shape too and I have been enjoying performing some of these new works locally with my friends; German pianist Susanne Olbrich and Greek flautest Nikos Valmas. It’s an exciting time of new collaborations, songs, ideas and creative flow. Blessings x iona