Category Archives: Latest News from Heather Frahn Music

Latest News and Blog Posts by and about Australian Singer Songwriter Musician Heather Frahn.

Music for Children with Heather Frahn and Sally Chance, Live on Facebook with Turtle Dance Music, USA.

Turtle Dance Music, LLC was live.

I had the pleasure of going live with Sally Chance and Matt from Turtle Dance Music in the USA! We met Matt when we toured to New York with ‘This Baby Life’ show. All these years later, we reconnected and did a live to facebook video of some songs and dance play activities for children.

Check out Heather’s calming, mindful music. https://heatherfrahn.bandcamp.com/

By The Seashore – song – buy here

‘Birthing Stories’ – song – buy here

To follow their work visit:

Sally Chances Work: https://www.insitearts.com.au/ https://www.facebook.com/insitearts https://vimeo.com/insitearts

Heather Frahn’s work: http://www.heatherfrahn.com/consciouscreations/

2020 Community Singing and Choir Groups

I am delighted to announce that in 2020 I am co-facilitating three community singing / choir groups across Adelaide.

Singing in a group is one of the best ways to have fun, to connect with beautiful songs, and uplift your heart through creating powerful vocal sound together.

The singing / choir groups I facilitate with Michelle Byrne, and Cindy-Anne Macdonald, are safe spaces for everyone to join. There are no auditions, you don’t have to read sheet music, and the entire experience is about sharing together the wonderful gift of positive and inspirational music and songs.

Please join us, and let others know who may like to come too. Here are the details for the three community singing / choir groups running in 2020:

Harmony Weavers – Women’s Wellbeing Choir

* yes this group is still running *

The Hutt Street Centre Proudly Presents
The Harmony Weavers
A Womens Wellbeing Choir
Facilitated by Michelle Byrne and Heather Frahn

The Harmony Weavers is a women’s wellbeing choir aspiring to heal, to empower, and to build resilience and friendships. Each session includes singing, music, sound healing, mindfulness meditation, and afternoon tea. No experience required, no auditions. A heart opening, uplifting and soul inspiring gathering for all women. Come join us!

FREE Weekly Gatherings
Wednesdays 1:30pm start until 3:45pm approx.
(During SA school term dates only)

RSVP ESSENTIAL
Please Phone Olivia on ‭0408 083 962‬ for more info to RSVP

Venue: the Minor Works Building
22 Stamford Court, Adelaide, SA

Prospect Community Singing Group

*unfortunately this group has been cancelled for the foreseeable future*

Sing songs with meaningful lyrics, have fun and alleviate stress, learn how to sing with harmonies, in rounds, and call-response styles. Stay for a cuppa afterwards to connect with your community. There is no need to commit to attending every week, just come along whenever you feel the need to sing with others.  It’s all about fun, no stress.

Dates:             Each Tuesday evening during SA school terms, commencing Tuesday January 28th 2020 – No need to book or reserve your place within the group, all welcome.

Time:               Arrive at 6:15pm for a 6:30pm session start – 7:30pm session finish; 8:30pm-8:15 social time, cuppa, and pack-up

Venue:            Payinthi Community Centre, 128 Prospect Road, Prospect SA 5082 – in the main hall downstairs

Leaders:          Heather Frahn and Cindy-Anne Macdonald

Cost:               Free. Children and young people aged under 18 years welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Contact: If you require any further information, please contact Liz Gunn on 8342 8058 or admin@prospect.sa.gov.au

With One Voice – Community Choir, Kingston Park SA

* yes this group is still running *

You’re invited to experience the joy, freedom and inspiration of song at your local With One Voice choir!

  • no auditions and no singing experience needed
  • all ages, faiths, cultures and backgrounds welcome
  • participation by tax-deductible donation

Through singing, supper and The Wish List, we build supportive communities better-placed to face challenges like mental illness, social isolation, cultural tension and unemployment.

  • weekly rehearsals + supper
  • professional conductors
  • amazing performances

Whether or not you think you can sing, you will be warmly welcomed at With One Voice Kingston Park and encouraged to join in and discover the voice you never knew you had.

Join now! No singing experience necessary, everyone is welcome.

When:  Wednesdays 6-8pm

Where: Kauri Community and Sports Centre

LOCATION: Kauri Parade & Scholefield Parade, Seacliff SA 5049, Australia (See map)

Conducted by: Heather Frahn and Michelle Byrne

Delicious Supper Included Each Week!!

Contact: Simply come along and enjoy, or contact With One Voice HQ in VIC for more information: Ph 03 8679 6088. or email withonevoice@creativityaustralia.org.au

WOV Kingston Park SA Facebook Page 

Information about Creativity Australia

Prospect Singing Group at Payinthi Open Day – Sun Nov 10th 2019

A family friendly and free event opening the new City of Prospect community centre, Payinthi.

The Prospect Singing Group facilitated by musician-vocalists Heather Frahn and Cindy-Anne Macdonald are performing at the opening of the Payinthi Community Centre Open Day on Sunday 10 November 2019 at 128 Prospect Road, Prospect SA.

Payinthi is the name of Councils recently opened brand new facility on Prospect Road which is home to the new library, art gallery, community meeting spaces, Council administration and more.

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay 

Please see below for details of the performance:

Date:            Sunday 10 November 2019

Venue:         (upstairs) 128 Prospect Road, Prospect SA 5082

Performance Time:           1:30pm-2:00pm

Spread the word and invite your family, friends and neighbours to come along and enjoy the performance.

There will be lots of other activities happening as part of our Open Day, including markets, kids entertainment, BBQ, digital experiences, art activities, craft, guided tours and more.

We’d love to see you there!

With One Voice – Choir Concert Sat Nov 23rd 2019 – Kingston Park SA

Together we can change the world – one voice at a time!

With One Voice Community Choir Kingston Park SA- Photo by Mike Burton

On Saturday 23 November from 4.00-9.00pm With One Voice Kingston Park choir facilitated by musician-vocalists Heather Frahn and Michelle Byrne, is celebrating its second anniversary with a performance at Kingston House, Cameron Avenue, Kingston Park and we want you to join us.

We’re part of the With One Voice movement (creativityaustralia.org.au) – a network of 30 choirs across Australia committed to strengthening communities and inspiring individuals to find their voice.

A light supper will be provided and there will be an additional performance by harpist Dr. Rosemary Hallo.

Drinks will be available for cash purchase. The choir is also holding a wine fundraiser  – tastings and order forms for great value South Australian wines will be available on the day

Tickets are available on Eventbrite – click on the following link https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/with-one-voice-kingston-park-annual-concert-tickets-78725753849?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

For more information, contact David on 0414 516986.

With One Voice singers performing. Photo by Ollie Byrne.

*Updated Feb 2020 Sorry – this is no longer running* Prospect Community Singing Group – come join us!

Facilitators: Cindy-Anne Macdonald and Heather Frahn

*Updated Feb 2020 – Sorry this group is no longer running*.

Sing songs with meaningful lyrics, have fun and alleviate stress, learn how to sing with harmonies, in rounds, and call-response styles. Stay for a cuppa afterwards to connect with your community. There is no need to commit to attending every week, just come along whenever you feel the need to sing with others.  It’s all about fun, no stress.

Dates:             Each Tuesday evening during school terms, commencing 26 February 2019 – No need to book or reserve your place within the group, all welcome.

Time:               Arrive at 7:00pm for a 7:15pm session start – 8:15 session finish; 8:15 until 8:45 social time and pack-up

Venue:            Broadview Uniting Church Hall. 61 Galway Ave, Broadview

Leaders:          Heather Frahn and Cindy-Anne Macdonald

Cost:               Free. Children and young people aged under 18 years welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Contact: If you require any further information, please contact Liz Gunn on 8342 8058 or admin@prospect.sa.gov.au

With One Voice – Community Choir in Kingston Park SA

DID YOU KNOW THAT SINGING CHANGES YOUR BRAIN?

You’re invited to experience the joy, freedom and inspiration of song at your local With One Voice choir!

  • no auditions and no singing experience needed
  • all ages, faiths, cultures and backgrounds welcome
  • participation by tax-deductible donation

Through singing, supper and The Wish List, we build supportive communities better-placed to face challenges like mental illness, social isolation, cultural tension and unemployment.

  • weekly rehearsals + supper
  • professional conductors
  • amazing performances

Whether or not you think you can sing, you will be warmly welcomed at With One Voice Kingston Park and encouraged to join in and discover the voice you never knew you had.

Join now! No singing experience necessary, everyone is welcome.

When:  Wednesdays 6-8pm

Where: Kauri Community and Sports Centre

LOCATION: Kauri Parade & Scholefield Parade, Seacliff SA 5049, Australia (See map)

Conducted by: Heather Frahn and Michelle Byrne

Supper included

Contact: Simply come along and enjoy, or contact With One Voice HQ in VIC for more information: Ph 03 8679 6088. or email withonevoice@creativityaustralia.org.au

WOV Kingston Park SA Facebook Page

Information about Creativity Australia

WOV Choir Kingston Park SA – with Heather Frahn & Michelle Byrne

handmade hemp jewellery by Heather Frahn

Heather’s handmade hemp jewellery!

Most of you would know me from music and sound in some way. But did you know that I also make jewellery? I studied jewellery making in the late 1990’s when I was a youngster, and over the years I’ve really enjoyed dabbling in it still, even though music has been my main creative focus. I love natural materials like wood, twine, shells and seeds. I’m very chuffed to announce that my good friend Sally Francis and daughter Isla, have invited me to have some of my handmade hemp jewellery in their new sustainable shop ‘Perhaps Hand’, situated in a groovy little spot in Adelaide’s city.​

Go grab yourself a gift, or buy up on sustainable items for Christmas for your loved ones at ‘Perhaps Hand’!

Here’s the details about ‘Perhaps Hand’:

Run by Sally and Isla Francis, the ‘perhaps hand’ store promotes sustainable living through the sale of recycled and handmade goods, including clothing, books, jewellery, artworks, skin care and homeware products.
They make it easy for you to buy responsibly with the health of our future in mind. Feel good about purchasing with 5% of their sales donated to Conservation SA.

Based at The Mill artist precinct in Adelaide, the ‘perhaps hand’ store is situated in a lively arts environment and is located adjacent to the central gallery space, which hosts an ongoing artist residency program, and other creative retail outlets (see website for more details).

Opening Hours: Fridays 10am – 6pm, and Saturdays 11am-5pm
Address:
The Mill, 154 Angas St, Adelaide SA 5000

Dream Weaving – community arts event presented by The Hutt St Centre, Adelaide

‘Dream Weaving’ – a community arts event presented by the Hutt St Centre

Would you like to help homeless and vulnerable people in Adelaide? Yes you can, by coming along to the ‘Dream Weaving’ event on Thursday December 6th 2018 and make a donation to the Hutt Street Centre. We would love to see you!
I have had the privilege of working for the Hutt Street Centre for the last few years off and on with music and wellbeing programs. The staff at Hutt St do an amazing job by supporting people who are homeless, at risk, or vulnerable. One of their programs is ‘The Harmony Weavers’ Womens Wellbeing Choir which I co-facilitate each week with fellow music-sister Michelle Byrne. Throughout this year we’ve met for singing, sound healing, meditation and social time. It’s been a true highlight of my life!
The Harmony Weavers is sharing some songs at the ‘Dream Weaving’ event in collaboration with Hutt Street Centre’s Drama Group, facilitated by incredible actress (and my good friend!) Bronwen James. I would really love to see you there to help us share our weaving of dreams with you through poems, songs, music and stories. Here’s the details:

When: Thursday Dec 6th 2018
Time
: Light food provided from 5:30pm.  Show starts 6pm. (concludes approx 7pm)
Free entry, but please, if you can, make a donation to help support the great work of the Hutt Street Centre. There will be ways to donate on the night.

RSVP HERE

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/dream-weaving-a-collaboration-of-hutt-st-centres-drama-group-and-womens-wellbeing-choir-tickets-51948065061

Please phone NINA on 0428 357 904 for more info or RSVP via Eventbrite link above.

Touch & Go – Performs in Sydney October 9-10 2018

Hi everyone! I’m excited to announce that next week I’ll be joining the Sally Chance Dance Company on our tour to Sydney performing Touch & Go at the Parramatta Riverside Theatres in the Spot On Children’s Festival. It’s going to be a blast! If you have a little one aged between 24-36 months, please come along to the show that’s been devised especially for them!!

Touch & Go