Category Archives: 8 Activities and Media

Finding and Following the Red Thread of Fate

In conversation with Leiko Uchiyama, Master Felter

Please enjoy the experience and perspectives of Leiko Uchimaya who has generously shared them in this conversation.

Meeting Ms Uchiyama for the first time, we were welcomed in to her felt workshop, an old farm shed in the foothills of Mount Leinster, where we quickly set up the kit and started recording. Her views are straight, honest and enlightening, revealing great courage in recognising one’s own life journey despite the distractions presented by modern life.

Although we did not dwell on her craft, you can see examples of her work and explore courses at www.leikofelt.com. Thank you.

Oisin’s Journey to Grand Design

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!