'A Tear & a Smile in the Eye'- Part 1 of 3 singing workshops with
Trish Watts & Mary Diggins. Be cradled by love, with lullabies & laments as comforting bookends for our human experience.
Trish & Mary are singers, educators & longtime friends who will share the gift, power & lineage of lullaby & lament in our human experience.
Our lives are built on the movement and lilt of 'rocking'. At the beginning and end of life we are cradled in song. The lullaby beckons us back to the hearth of our existence and the lament expresses the cries of our soul.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore their own story. We will learn to sing together a selection of lullabies and laments from various traditions including Celtic, African American and Indigenous Australian & Islander & Sacred Chant.
Part 1. A Tear & a Smile in the Eye
Part 2. The Heart of the Village
Part 3. Singing through the Rivers of Change
Trish Watts is a registered Voice Movement Therapy Practitioner, Singer/Songwriter and Community Choir Director. Based in Sydney, Australia, she believes passionately that ‘Every life can SING!'
Mary Diggins comes from an Irish heritage, and was grounded from a young age in the beauty and passion of Celtic music and spirituality. She is an experienced teacher with over 30 years experience of working in school and community ritual settings. She is a retreat leader and is a trained spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition.