New Release!

The last time I wrote I was still going through my cancer treatments. This new recording is my first album since regaining my health and strength.  A year ago I began research for my latest recording with a sabbatical in Ireland.  While there, I did a lot of traveling, a lot of listening and a lot of talking.  My recording, Anam Cara, is a result of these experiences.

Why did I choose "Anam Cara" for the title? In the Celtic tradition, there is a beautiful understanding of love and friendship. "Anam" is the word for soul and "cara" means friend.  Anam cara translates to "soul friend." In the early Celtic church, a person who acted as a teacher, companion, or spiritual guide was called an anam cara. Wherever I went in Ireland, I was met with great hospitality.  I saw how the Irish tried to find a connection with people they met.  I believe this was a manifestation of anam cara, that helps us discover our common bonds and sense of belonging. 

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