Singer/songwriter Oisin O’Neill chats with astraea about how he came to create Grand Design, released on 25 May. Check out Grand Design on oisinoneill.bandcamp.com
We observe the strange coincidence that Grand Design was released on 25 May, the day celebrated by some for “The Glorious Revolution” of truth – a fictional event, and now also to be celebrated by us for the martyrdom of George Floyd. Let George Floyd’s execution not be in vain. The coincidence is in keeping with the spirit of Grand Design which, Oisin tells us, emerged from his passion in a natural integration of feeling, sounds and words. Enjoy the music!
The Club is open, yoga is on and the garden is busy. Sort of …
It’s been a weird few months hasn’t it? And we’re never going back to the way it was, are we? Too many thoughts have helped us all see the world a little differently and Covid-19 will be here for a while. But we can still live!
On Monday 11 May there will be a partial lifting of lock-down guidelines and you can read about that here. The Nature Club can have a partial opening. That’s good because nature is a complimentary therapy for mental and physical health, so join The Club! May is a beautiful time to walk the river. Bluebells are fragrant, rhododendrons are boomin’ and the brambles haven’t yet taken over. We started to look at mowing the path (video), but after cutting some branches across the way we decided that it didn’t need it yet and just drove home. Please drop a line if you’re planning a visit as we want to help maintain social distancing while uncertainties linger. We’re also looking at gatherings in The Tent, but want to keep numbers under control. There’s plenty of space to have a yoga session for a dozen people, but a full-on concert would be asking for trouble!