Category Archives: Latest News from Heather Frahn Music

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

Harmony Weavers Women’s Wellbeing Choir

Facilitators Michelle Byrne and Heather Frahn.

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)

at the Minor Works Building
22 Stamford Court, Adelaide, SA

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

The Harmony Weavers is a Free community event for all women. Donations are graciously accepted, with proceeds going to the Hutt Street Centre to help Adelaide’s homeless. www.huttstcentre.org.au
Proudly sponsored by MaD Promo Poster Distribution www.madpromo.com.au

With One Voice Community Choir – Kingston Park SA

Do you live in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, SA? Would you like to be part of an inclusive community arts based program? Have you always loved singing but haven’t found the right place to sing regularly?

Well, the With One Voice Community Choir that I’m facilitating with my music colleague Michelle Byrne, may be just the thing for you!

DID YOU KNOW THAT SINGING CHANGES YOUR BRAIN?
You’re invited to experience the joy, freedom and inspiration of song at the 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
Every Wednesday night 6:00-8:00pm
(during SA school terms only)
with facilitators Heather Frahn and Michelle Byrne
at Kingston House, Cameron Avenue, Kingston Park SA 5049

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.

Simply come along and enjoy, or contact David Kelly. Click here for David’s contact details on the choir’s flyer.

Calling all 2 year olds and babies – Heather performing at Festival 2018 – Gold Coast with Sally Chance Dance Company

“Touch & Go” by Sally Chance Dance. Pictured L-R: Stephen Noonan, Heather Frahn, Felecia Hick. Photo courtesy of Artplay Melbourne.

So excited to announce that I’ll be performing with the Sally Chance Dance Company in two productions at the Festival 2018 on the Gold Coast QLD

The two productions we’re showing there at Touch & Go (for 2 year olds) and Nursery (for babies aged 4-18 months). I’ll be performing alongside my dear and treasured colleagues Sally Chance, Stephen Noonan, and Felecia Hick. The shows are produced by Insite Arts. These shows are delightful and you can get all the information about the show times and venue at the following links:

Touch & Go – for children aged 2 years.

Touch and Go entices, dares and entertains children in a playful environment.

Your two-year-old child will enter a wonderful world of shapes and pathways, stepping stones and lines, with two friendly dancers and a live guitarist.

Along the way, children are enticed to become part of the performance. They are free to take part or observe, venture out or stay close, touch and go – just as they need to.


Nursery – for babies aged 4-18 months

Celebrate the moment-by-moment fascination of a being a baby in this ground-breaking and beautiful production.

Enter a safe and special play space in which babies and performers together create beauty, delight and a sense of connection.

Developed through extensive research into ways in which babies and their adults tune into one another, this gentle piece is presented especially for babies and their adults.

Nursery by Sally Dance Chance is performed by two dancers and a musician.

Ages: Under 2 years old

Sounds of Samadhi – Meditation & Sound Event with Heather Frahn and Trish Blythman – May 4th 2018

Join Trish Blythman and Heather Frahn for this special collaboration of meditation and sound. Trish and Heather will take you on an inward journey combining the mediums of sound healing, sacred music, mantra, and meditation. Like a sonic hug for your soul, they will interweave therapeutic sound and music instruments, with ancient mantra and ethereal vocals

 

 

 

~ Sounds of Samadhi ~

Union of Sound and Meditation
Relax and Journey to Inner Stillness

Friday, 4 May 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
in the Tara Hall

(at Buddha House 496 Magill Road Magill Burnside 5072, Australia)

Join Trish Blythman and Heather Frahn for this special collaboration of meditation and sound. Trish and Heather will take you on an inward journey combining the mediums of sound healing, sacred music, mantra, and meditation. Like a sonic hug for your soul, they will interweave therapeutic sound and music instruments, with ancient mantra and ethereal vocals

Bookings:

Tickets to this special event are $50 each plus booking fee.
We would love you to share this blissful evening with a friend! So we have made a discount price of 2 tickets for $40 each ($80 total + BF)
Bookings are Essential.
To secure your place at this event you will need to book online via Sticky Tickets at http://tix.yt/samadhi

Not suitable for children, due to length of session

On-line tickets close at 11:59 pm on Thursday May 3rd.
* * Please note all ticket sales are non-refundable.**
Tickets may however be transferred to another person who can attend in the case of your absence.
For enquiries Trish on 0412 612 447

 

What To Bring:

This offering is best received sitting with back supported, or laying down.
For your comfort please bring a bottle of water, cushion/s, blanket and yoga mat.
Please note some of the session will include a guided meditation where we will be sitting down. Chairs, and meditation cushions will be available to use.

 

About Trish and Heather:

In addition to years of experience with sacred sound, music and meditation, Trish and Heather are Certified Sound Therapists through the British Academy of Sound Therapy, with Diplomas of Sound Therapy Practitioner Level and Group Sound Therapy. Heather is a Trained Meditation Teacher through Lifeflow Meditation Centre, and has years of experience guiding mindfulness meditation within community and corporate settings.

 

Contra-Indications

British Academy of Sound Therapy advises that Soundbaths/Sound Immersions may not be suitable for the following conditions. Please also advise Trish if you are:

  • In the first trimester of pregnancy, or any of the following medical conditions
  • Have seizures, epilepsy, clinical depression, bipolar or any serious mental health conditions
  • Have any metal implants or plates in the body
  • Particularly sensitive to sound

 

Disclaimer:

A minimum number of bookings is required to facilitate this session. If that number is not reached within 24hours of the event start time, it will be cancelled. If the event is cancelled, all ticket holders will be notified via facebook or text message informing you of your options to either-   a) Defer ticket to next event or             b) Receive a full refund

Further Enquiries:

For more info call Trish on 0412 612 447

 

Music Available:

Trish and Heather will have copies of their CD’s available for purchase. More information about Trish at www.integrationforlife.com.au and Heather at www.heatherfrahn.com 

 

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Rock Your Sole – Sat Nov 18th 2017

Rock Your Sole – Sat Nov 18th

A music and wellbeing project of Hutt Street Centre

Rock Your Sole is a concert featuring live music from “The Outsiders”, “The Harmony Weavers” women’s community choir, and “The JMG Band”. All proceeds go to Hutt Street Centre.

harmony weavers womens choir – heather frahn – michelle byrne – photo by Nikki Hartmann

This year I have had the honour of co-facilitating weekly singing for wellbeing sessions with Michelle Byrne, working with a beautiful group of women from all walks of life. The women’s singing group “The Harmony Weavers” has been created to provide a safe space for women to share and enjoy the benefits of music and meaningful connection.

Our singing sessions are leading toward a community performance ‘Rock Your Sole’ on Saturday November 18th 2017. We are all excited about this concert, and hope you can come along and make a donation to Hutt St Centre, and enjoy the show for the afternoon. See you there for this lovely day of community, connection, and celebration.

Sound Water Waves – Exhibition

Sound Water Waves

Art Exhibition Official Opening
Thurs Nov 2nd 2017
at the SASA Gallery, Adelaide

Artist talks @ 4:30pm
Official opening @ 6:00pm

Exhibition runs until November 17th
Gallery opening hours 11am-5pm Mon-Fri

I am so excited to announce that I’m part of a group art exhibition that opens this week. I have created an interactive sound and projection work called “flow still”, and also a soundscape design that can be heard throughout the gallery. This Thursday night Nov 2nd, will be the launching of this exhibition “Sound Water Waves” at the SASA Gallery with artists Bridgette Minuzzo, Margaret Worth, and Lorry Wedding-Marchioro. The artists will be talking publicly about their works at 4:30pm, and at 6:00pm is the official opening by Dr Christine Nicholls.I’d absolutely love to see you there to share in this special event and celebration of the works on show. Please share this info with those who might be interested.

Meditation and Sound Healing – Friday 10th November

MEDITATION and SOUND HEALING
FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER
7.15pm – 9pm     $30 pp

Please join us for the last Meditation and Sound Healing for 2017.
The incredible Heather Frahn will be back in the studio to share her practice of mindfulness of the breath, body sensations and emotions.
Heather is a facilitator and guide in mindfulness and meditation practices including amazing sound therapy and music for relaxation.This workshop is suitable for everyone who is interested in mindfulness…..Press your “Pause Button” and gift yourself a truly relaxing and nourishing heart-mind experience that will leave you wanting more.

Helping Aspire Hope and Empowerment Through Womens Singing Group

Greetings everyone  Contribute to the growth of a Women’s Singing Program with me and Michelle Byrne, in association with the Hutt St Centre, in Adelaide S.A.  This women’s singing group aspires to heal, to empower, to build resilience and friendships – combining the radiant power of singing, with a place of hope and opportunity, helping people facing homelessness to rebuild their lives, without judgement. All women welcome to join. Please share with others who may benefit from this program. Thank you  More info please contact Sam at Hutt St Centre on 84182553

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Birthing Stories Project - Heather Frahn - Tessa Kowaliw

Birthing Stories Project – VoxPop and Song Launched

“Birthing Stories” is a consumer-led initiative which is a collaboration between a Women’s and Children’s Hospital Network (WCHN) consumer representative Tessa Kowaliw, and sound and music artist Heather Frahn. At its heart lies the birth stories of 12 WCHN consumers – this project has gathered these experiences and used these to create a variety of written, spoken word, song for relaxation, and visual art-based pieces.

Tessa, Heather and participants officially launched the Birthing Stories collection in 2017, including: the custom-composed Birthing Stories song for relaxation piece featuring group lyrics, the Birth Stories Vox Pop podcast, and the Birthing Stories: Art + Poetry exhibition.

Listen and Download Heather’s “Born With You” song and instrumental track for relaxation at https://heatherfrahn.bandcamp.com/album/birthing-stories



“Born With You” recorded by Heather Frahn. All music and vocals performed and produced by Heather Frahn, with guest mandolin by Michelle Byrne.
“Birthing Stories VoxPop” narrated by Tessa Kowaliw, and featuring the voices of Birthing Project participants.
Cover artwork by Tessa Kowaliw inspired by contributions from Birthing Project participants, and David Chapple.
For more information about the Birthing Stories project please contact Tessa Kowaliw via www.omta.com.au
For more information about Heather Frahn music please visit www.heatherfrahn.com
“Born With You” song and VoxPop © 2017 Heather Frahn. Birthing Stories name and concept © 2017 Tessa Kowaliw. All rights reserved.
Tessa and Heather would like to thank Friends of the Women’s and Children’s for funding this pilot project, Heather Dunnachie and Allan Ball for their support, and the eight Birthing Stories participants Claire, Carol, Kathryn, Teagan, Leah, Bria, Sarah and Rainbo, for generously sharing their time, stories and personal insights.

Nava Bodha Winter Gathering at Yoga Cycle

‘nava bodha’ are ancient Sanskrit words meaning ‘to celebrate divine consciousness’.

Please come share in this special winter’s evening celebrating with artistic creations, warming food, and quality time together. I will be joining forces with friends Ilona Weir (harp), Bronnie James (poetry), and Cinzia Schincariol (dance), plus there will be several other wonderful artistic happenings over the evening!

live music • spiritual poetry • physical comedy • aerial artists • visual works • dance

When: Saturday July 29th, 2017
6pm doors open | 6:30pm start
‘til late – supper and connectWhere: The Yoga Cycle Studio
4/22 Ware Street, Thebarton 5031

Supper Complimentary: vegan/gluten free supper and chai tea are complimentary with each ticket

BYO: drinks (wine/beer etc)

Note: this is a no shoes event – shoes left at the door

BOOKINGS: spaces limited – for catering purposes please book online before 22nd July
$40 + booking fee