Ritrova la Tua Voce

is where I share everything I’ve learnt along the way about singing from your core essence. Music has always been a space of transformation for me and in this workshop we free our voices to sing our most authentic stories. It’s a wild place of attunement, healing, empowerment and, above all, listening. This is in … Continue reading

Back to school, back to my books

Back to school, back to my books

Today is the first day of school for both of my children, my daughter at elementary school and my son at middle school, and finally, after a long, hot summer, there is silence this morning and I can bring my focus back to writing. One of my Works in Progress, Language Games, connects Grace, the … Continue reading


Happy to announce that my collaboration with French artist/producer Vincent Robischung is now available on Bandcamp as Distances. Here you can listen to the original version of White Night, My Flight, Protection and After Rain. This is the original version of WHITE NIGHT. To me this is a silvery (la femme d’argent) upbeat Chemical Brothers … Continue reading


Machnamh is an Irish word meaning reflection, meditation and contemplation, a fitting word to describe Michael D Higgin’s musings on imperialism in today’s Guardian. Imperialism, as in the English kind, in Ireland. Interesting and timely to see it there. He talks of “a hospitality of narratives”, a term Irish philosopher Richard Kearney uses to acknowledge … Continue reading

“Here’s the story” : Mary McAleese’s memoir

You might be forgiven for thinking that, having grown up in the north of Ireland during the 1980s, my childhood was awash with politics or proselytising mentors. But it was quite the opposite. The Troubles were not discussed at the table or at my school, in fact, my education in a small, provincial town was … Continue reading

Borders of the mind

“Do the Nordies and Free Staters even like each other and what does it mean for Irish unity?” Read more here. This Irish Times article probes some burning questions arising from the Brexit debate. What do Free Staters even know about life in the north, and how it was to grow up there in the … Continue reading

Breaking the Waves

I wrote Breaking the Waves with American producer Storm Craver two years ago, but its release now is timely – for me, somehow it captures the postlockdown mood perfectly. Breaking the Waves Eyes half-crazed, World is ablaze Slide down walls to loosen confines Inescapable the way he craves Back from unadulterated night Fingertips trace questions … Continue reading

Making music during the lockdown

Coming out of the other side of the lockdown in Sicily, I’ve been thinking about how my choice to make Sicily my home has affected my experience of the “quarantena”, as it’s called here. As our freedom got increasingly curtailed, the importance of mental freedom became only too clear. Here’s a video of Lule Lule, … Continue reading

Colapesce – a Sicilian tale for World Storytelling Day

Sicily is full of myths and legends. The myth of Colapesce is one of my favourites. It tells of a fisherman’ son, Nicholas from Messina. He was known as Colapesce because of his love for the sea and his skills under the water: everytime he dived into the sea he resurfaced from the waves, ready … Continue reading