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

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Sound Mantra Meditation Retreat Booked Out!

Heather Frahn and Stuart Rose - Therapeutic Sound and Music on Retreat

I’m so happy to announce that tomorrow fellow colleague Stuart Rose and I will be heading off to the very beautiful Lokananda Retreat Centre to co facilitate our second Sound Mantra and Meditation Retreat Weekend. We’ll be teaming up with Swami Dayananda, an experienced and insightful author and spiritual teacher. We’ll be sharing over the weekend some soul energising sound and music activities for retreaters, as well as having some bliss time taking in the lovely surroundings at the Lokananda homestead. Hopefully I’ll take a few happy snaps to share on my site… In the meantime if you like music that’s relaxing and rejuvenating, checking out “Harmonic Project~Sounds for Inner Stillness” is a must. Harmonic Project’s CD Divine Resonance has been popular in the wellness and holistic community, and is available on iTunes.

Heather’s in the new Love Live Forgive book

Love Live Forgive Insight From Artists eBookI am so honoured to have some of my writings featured in the book “Love Live Forgive: Insights from Artists” 😀 along with many other artists from around the world including Jonathan Goldman, Moby, Arrested Development, Mother Love, Shambhu, and Rudimental, just to name a few.

Big thanks to Justin St Vincent from Xtreme Music for editing this wonderfully inspiring collection of writings for the world.

Within this project, over 100 exclusive interviews with a diverse range of artists reveal and explore the transformative power of love, forgiveness, and the creative spirit. These interviews are organized thematically into 5 chapters: Artistry, Love & Forgiveness, Compassion & Healing, Transformation, and Unity. Each chapter includes introductions together with reflection and application questions.

While featuring a wide-ranging demographic, the contributors to this project represent a dynamic spectrum of artistic, cultural, and faith-based backgrounds. Individually they offer their unique perspective on the human experience. Collectively they embrace a shared passion for art and its ability to transform our lives and the world around us..

Read Heather’s interview from Love Live Forgive here

You can download the entire eBook FREE from the website, and share this weblink online: www.LoveLiveForgive.org
During June, Justin will continue to share inspirational quotes from many amazing artists interviewed for this new project. Check them out here on Facebook | Youtube | Twitter
In mid-June 2014, Print on Demand books will be available from Amazon.com, AmazonEurope, and CreateSpace.
THANK YOU!! for sharing this inspiring project with your friends and family around the world.

Live Video of Heather Frahn & The Moonlight Tide – Supporting Michael Franti & Spearhead

Heather Frahn & The Moonlight Tide featuring Michelle Byrne and Michaela Burger, supported conscious music artist Michael Franti & Spearhead in Adelaide, Australia 2014. We’ve edited together this 10 minute video with some of the highlights from the performance.

Including snippets of Heather’s reggae infused version of the famous John Lennon song “Imagine”, and also a selection of Heather’s originals from her latest album “Be The Change”.

Please share this video on Facebook! Copy and paste this link into your post 🙂 http://youtu.be/XAQyiUdW71s

Heather Frahn and The Moonlight Tide backstage with Michael Franti
Heather Frahn and The Moonlight Tide backstage with Michael Franti

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Heather Frahn supporting Michael Franti and Spearhead Adelaide April 12th 2014

Heather Frahn & Michael Franti : Conscious Music Comes Together!

Heather Frahn supporting Michael Franti and Spearhead Adelaide April 12th 2014
Heather Frahn, supporting Michael Franti and Spearhead, Adelaide April 12th 2014

Oh my goodness! Have I got some news!!

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Conscious music legends Michael Franti & Spearhead have invited me to support them at their Adelaide appearance on Saturday April 12th!

I cannot tell you how excited am I am about this opportunity! Michael Franti & Spearhead are one of my BIGGEST musical and lyrical inspirations, and it is a total dream come true to support them in my home town! 😀 Michael Franti & Spearhead have released several heart opening albums, with songs “Everyone Deserves Music”, “Stay Human”, “Yell Fire!”, and “The Sound of Sunshine”.

If you haven’t already got tickets, I’m sorry to say but you’ve missed out because the show is already sold out! But, If you do have your tickets and are coming to the show please do come early to hear my set between 8:30pm-9pm. I’ll be joined by two members of The Moonlight Tide on the night creating an acoustic trio for this special evening of positive conscious and inspiring music!

Thanks to Michelle Byrne and Michaela Burger for joining me for the show, and thanks to The Gov who are hosting the event. It’s going to be an incredible night!

Michael Franti & Spearhead are touring Australia right now, and have shows all over the country. See this link for more deets https://www.michaelfranti.com/

Love Heather

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Heather in New York!

Heather Frahn in This [Baby] Life

For the past few years I have had the privilege of working with choreographer Sally Chance, as a musician creating performance work that’s made especially for babies! Sally created and directed This [Baby] Life, which was Australia’s very first professional performance for babies, of which has had many tours to Children’s festivals and theatre’s in Australia and also in Edinburgh Scotland in 2012.

I’m so excited to announce that This [Baby] Life is heading to New York City, Manhattan to perform for 2 weeks at The New Victory Theatre in February 2014!

Hot on the heels of a sell out season in Adelaide, we’re about to pack up the set, costumes, instruments, and fly out early February.

To see a video sneak peek of This [Baby] Life click here!

2014 is here!

Wow, what a year it was in 2013! I had some of the most amazing and memorable times in my music career last year, actually, since the launch of my latest album “Be The Change” in September 2012, it’s been an incredible journey of events.

A little wrap up for 2013… playing WOMADelaide with Heather Frahn & The Monlight Tide was a dream come true, what else can I say, other than it was a lifetime achievement and true honour to play at this prestigious music festival in front of thousands of people. the band sold 80 copies of “Be The Change“, and my other group that does music for mediation and yoga “Harmonic Project” sold 20 CDs at the festival. We did a lovely harmonic music workshop at the festival too which was terrific. There are some cool photos of our show at WOMADelaide 2013, click here to see them

Following this terrific festival show, I went on to support Jon Anderson (from the band “Yes”) at one of my favourite venues The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel. I was playing solo at this show, and the crowd there were so lovely, to my surprise, I received a standing ovation as the support act! Gosh! That was a real moment to remember… lots of folks came and said hi to me after the gig, and also the man himself Jon, gave me the thumbs up on stage. Nice!

In May, I produced a festival called “Daybreak Music Fest” and performed with some of SA’s best live bands in the roots/folk/pop acts… Along with Heather Frahn & The Moonlight Tide, there was The Germein Sisters, Monkey Puzzle Tree, and The Timbers. Wow, what a great day it was, and also, we were joined by the lovely folks from the Sea Shepherd, who do an incredible job at raising awareness about the protection of whales. Thanks guys!

I was so honoured to be one of the guest speakers and workshop facilitators in the “Homebrew Project”, which took place in Goolwa SA working with local original musicians and songwriters. Together a great team of people created new works, and performed them in a series of live gigs which were recorded. Then these recordings were made into a compilation cd and launched with one big concert! A fantastic project that brought lots of smiles and good times for all.

During the year in 2013, my group Harmonic Project, as mentioned earlier in this post, did a number of special events including sound meditation workshops, relaxation sound baths, and our very own sound and meditation retreat in collaboration with the Lokananda Retreat Centre in Point Pass SA. This was incredible, having 3 whole days and nights to indulge in sound, meditation, mantra and relaxation. For more information about Harmonic Project visit www.harmonicproject.com

I had a big year with my sound therapy study, I finished my Therapeutic Sound in the Community Diploma with the British Academy of Sound Therapy in August, it was so great to finish and pass with merit! I’m now well into my next Diploma course being Practitioner of Sound Therapy Diploma, again with the British Academy. I’ll keep you posted through out the year on how that all goes 🙂

At the end of 2013 I was honoured to work with photographer Andrew Correll who created my latest publicity photos! Thanks Andrew!!! Andrew is an official photographer for the Sea Shepherd, doing an incredible job protecting the precious creatures of the sea. See some of Andrew’s beautiful photos here

It was such a wonderful year, and I feel truly grateful, humbled, honoured and privileged to be able to share music and song in this world that is inspired by peace, mindfulness, wisdom, and positive social change. Thank you dearly to all who have supported me on this journey…

2014… another year ahead with some exciting and wonderful projects, concerts, tours, recordings and more….! Including a trip to New York City with This [Baby] Life! 🙂 Please join my mailing list here so I can keep you in the loop with the latest news and upcoming events.

In Memory of Dianne…

I wrote a song for my sister Dianne, who passed away in 2002. It’s her birthday today, Dec 4th, along with her (our) twin brother Wayne. I wanted to share the song I wrote for her with you all. Please take a few moments to listen to it, and reflect upon someone in your own life who is no longer here in the flesh on the earthly plane, but lives on in your heart forever. This song is dedicated to all of those special souls everywhere.

I love you Dianne, you’re my Star. This one’s for you sis’ x x Heather x x

Listen to this song “Always With You” below. Lyrics are below. If you like this song, you can purchase it on my latest album Be The Change here

 

Always With You by Heather Frahn © 2012

I am in the trees now
I am in the blowing of the wind
That blows through you with a pure love

And a light
That is with you always
May you be at peace
I am here, and I am now

Where ever you go
No matter how far
I’m always with you

The memory of me
Comes and goes
But I am always
By your side

I was once in a body
And I tried to keep it alive
But there was too much suffering
To want to survive
I had done enough…. Of just surviving

So now I choose to ride
On the winds of freedom
And love, where timelessness abounds
And peace crowns my heart

Be still… be peace….
I am always with you
Til’ we meet again

Where ever you go
No matter how far
I’m always with you

Til’ we meet again
Til’ we meet again
Til’ we meet again
We will meet again

A Fun Celtic Jig!

Oi there lassie’s and laddy’s! Fancy some Celtic jiggin’ with Heather Frahn & the Moonlight Tide? Here’s us playing live last weekend at the DEEP SOUTH – SA Roots & Blues Festival jiggin’ it up! Thanks Neil Underwood for capturing this lil’ video 🙂

More video’s to come with the lovely Aussie De Silva too stay tuned… PS Michelle Byrne you are awesome on the bodhrán lady!!

Heather Wins Fowlers Live Music Award

FLMA2013_Logo1-300x122Thankyou to all who voted for me in the Fowlers Live Music Awards recently! I was the lucky receiver of an award for “Best Folk Artist 2013” – it is a great honour to receive this award in what’s been a wonderful year in my music career! Thankyou 🙂

The 2013 Fowler’s Live Music Awards celebrates the great diversity of original live music made right here in South Australia.

The 15 Industry Awards recognised success and achievement over the past 12 months, as judged by Peter Darwin and a group of music industry professionals. An additional group of five awards are open to direct public nomination and vote via the public vote page on this website.

Women of the Deep South – Feature Article

Exciting today 😀 I’m invited to join some of the chickas performing in the Deep South Folk Blues Roots Festival … We’re gathering for a photoshoot with the Advertiser for a feature story about the festival! Yip yip… I’ll post the article on my site as soon as it’s published! Stay tuned…

Don’t forget tix are on sale now for my final 2013 shows at the festival Nov 30 with the moonlight tide, and dec 1 me solo/acoustic 🙂 http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/deep-south-sa-blues-roots-folk-festival/66337?&skin

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