July 5, 2020 § Leave a comment
The seventh piece in my series of Full Moon collaborations for 2020 with the wonderful artist and human Adam Perry
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July's Full Moon collaboration from Adam and I 🙏 The Moon is full at 5.44am tomorrow morning here in Ireland 💚 This month I was in communion with Sulis (relating to súil as Gaeilge), a solar goddess who is worshipped at the thermal springs at Bath… And @adamperryart somehow managed to outdo himself and add another piece onto my list of favourites of his! 😍 🌕 This Full Moon feels like a time for personal retreat 🌕 Living fully present in this current collective is profoundly challenging. Letting go of the noise of others requires a lot of energy and can be truly exhausting. 🌕 I recommend making this Full Moon a time for deep rest. Think about where you have been choosing to place your focus and energy and make adjustments if needed. Connect with Sulis and her all-seeing eye. Make this a sacred time for contemplation to discover more of *your* beautiful world using the eye of the goddess, the Divine Feminine, as your lens. 🌕 May you all have a beauty-filled Full Moon 💚 And thank you Adam, this monthly collaboration brings me joy! 🤗 . . . #FullMoon #LauraLAIR #AdamPerry #Music #Art #Channelling #Retreat #Rest #Contemplation #SacredTime #Sulis #Súil #DivineFeminine #ChooseYourWorld #Collaboration #PenumbralLunarEclipse
July 3, 2020 § Leave a comment
I have two new meditations out today-
‘Guided Meditation for Sleep’ and a Yoga Nidra which is on ‘Rest and Revitalise’
And in honour of Bandcamp day today, you can get the complete Cyclic Self collection at 25% off
May 14, 2020 § Leave a comment
The fifth piece in my series of Full Moon collaborations for 2020 with the wonderful artist and human Adam Perry
My contribution to our collab this month is called “What will you choose?”
Inspired by the current cycle we are in, it feels that we’ve all been here before and will be again depending on how we choose to move forward…
Our collective is made up of each individual choosing how they are going to behave in the world. This month, I feel it is vital for us all to ask within, what will you choose?!
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Here is my May collaboration with @adamperryart honouring today's Full Moon 🌕 The name for this moon (there are many) that most resonates for me is the Milk Moon. It is- in the natural way of living- the time when the milk of the sheep, cows, goats etc comes in. It symbolises fertility and as the 4 Celtic festivals resonate so deeply for me, it makes sense that the names that align with the symbology of those festivals also resonate. Bealtaine is all about fertility, the return of the sun to the earth… the life-giving milk returning to the mother's breast. Being that we're talking about milk and mothering, the name Milk Moon also really puts the focus on the feminine and the life support to be found there. 🌕 Adam has made a video about his (rather epic!💫) full reading for this month, link in his bio. The message I received from the reading is the name of my track accompanying Adam's incredible artwork: "What will you choose?" 🌕 We are at a time of change- there have been many cycles like it before and there are many more like it to come… 🌕 Life does not just happen to us. Through this and every other moment of change, we get to choose our response. That is not to say the choice is easy, it's just to state there IS choice. 🌕 Be aware of where you are choosing to put your focus- be discerning in those choices. If you are feeling unhappy with the choices you've made in the past, choose differently in the now. That's the beauty of choice- rechoosing is always an option! 🌕 The beauty of being human is *we have choice*. We get to create our own individual worlds AND choose how to move through this shared one… What will you choose? 🌕 Putting the focus on relationship with the feminine within could be helpful and supportive this month. Treat yourself and your body as though you were a baby. Soothe, hold, massage…feed yourself in all ways with nurturing care. 💚 May we all choose compassion and love for self and others on this and every day 🙏
April 23, 2020 § Leave a comment
I was deeply moved by this artwork ‘She reveals her power to save her loved ones’ when Adam sent it to me. I tuned in to the picture for a segment of a sound bath I recorded and Adam has put this to a time lapse of him creating his stunning piece which you can watch here:
Adam writes: “The scene is 16th century England at the peak of the witch trials, a young woman is being hidden by loved ones from authorities as many of those trials lead to their execution; but she chooses to reveal herself and her powers as she does not want those caring for her to be seen as an accessory to her ‘heresy’ under the medieval religious beliefs and laws of the time.”
I felt a profound sadness, overwhelm and just depth of emotion when I tuned into the artwork and I think perhaps you’ll be able to feel some of that emotion through my piece “In Light Divine” which accompanies the art in our New Moon video.
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A New Moon offering from @adamperryart and me 🌑 I was deeply moved by this artwork when Adam sent it to me. As soon as I saw it, I cried. I think perhaps you'll be able to feel some of that emotion through my accompanying piece "In Light Divine" 🌑 Thank you Adam for sharing your wonderful talents with us all, it's an honour to be doing this collaboration series together 🙏💚 🌑 New Moon occurs in the early hours of Thursday here in Ireland, at 3.27am. It marks the start of a new cycle. New cycle, new beginnings… 🌑 If you are looking for some inspiration for New Moon intentions… Connect with nature every chance you get. Turn off the news and others' opinions, feelings and perceptions. Tune in and ask "How am I feeling?" without the influence of outside noise. Choose peace. 🌑 May we all choose peace and calm. Le grá, Laura 💚 . . . #LauraLAIR #AdamPerry #NewMoon #SheReveals #InLightDivine #ChoosePeace . ✴ #LAIR #Ritual #Mysticism #DeepListening #Energy #Voice #SoundWithIntention #SoundHealing #SacredSound #Music . 🖌 #AdamPerryArt #Art #Channelling #Reading #WitchTrials
February 1, 2020 § Leave a comment
I’m honoured to be part of this mix tape celebrating Imbolc, created by The Department of Energy
“The first release from The Department of Energy is inspired by the tributaries and tribulations of Cork’s Lee Valley. This Landscape Mixtape contains potcheen anecdotes, airborne survey planes, archive material, drowned houses, hard ambience, alluvial oak woods, unidentified flying objects, a lost mp3, a broken wav, 1980’s radio, 2020 visions, fast eddies, sloe meanders, preliminary research, semi-state bodies, statements of intent, folklore, feathered friends and the knowledge of salmon.
In the 1950’s the ESB flooded parts of the Lee Valley, when they built two hydroelectric dams to power Cork city. Gerry O’Riordan’s memories of this event (interviewed by Dr Richard Scriven for his Cork Is The Lee podcast) form part of the mixtape, alongside layers of local field recordings made by the Department of Energy over the past 12 months and extracts from some 39 year old cassettes. Have you ever noticed how a fast flowing stream sounds like environmental tape hiss?
Recently resurfaced tracks by DOE members (Mercury.mp3 & Borderland.wav) sit next to newer arrangements by Local Gods, all counterpointed by two fathoms-deep meditations from LAIR“
“The Department of Energy was inspired by a GAA pitch, a white quartz standing stone, an electrical station and a stream. That was February last year and since then we’ve made recordings, taken photographs and just sat and listened, all over the Lee Valley.
That raw material has been shaped into a Landscape Mixtape for your listening pleasure. It will be publicly streaming this Saturday – Brigid’s day. We’ll have our first physical release on the first of May. And something to mark every Celtic festival thereafter.”
May 19, 2019 § Leave a comment
I am very happy to be a part of this cool collection.
Dunk Murphy is the brains behind this interesting idea- a group of named producers each make a track at 101BPM and his Countersunk label release them all with the artist name as 101 Beats Per Minute.
You get an interesting, diverse collection of music AND a fun game trying to figure out who wrote which track!
The list of the 23 contributors for this second round of the project are up on the Bandcamp page: https://countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/101-beats-per-minute-ii where you can also ‘name your price’ for the collection. A new track is released each Thursday, so you can catch the stream of the newest track there too.
It was a very different way for me to approach writing a track- if you know my music, BPM is not something I really attach to! I found the whole process of making it really fun and am so happy with the outcome. Thanks to Dunk for inviting me to be a part of it!
December 31, 2018 § Leave a comment
It’s been an intense year on our beautiful (and clearly very mad) little planet but my music and video work has kept me sane! Here’s a little re-cap on what I’ve been up to this year-
Thanks to all of you who have supported me throughout the year 🙏
Best wishes to you all for 2019 and beyond,
Le grá, Laura LAIR
September 13, 2018 § Leave a comment
You can now listen back to my guest spot filling in for Jon on Dublin Digital Radio’s Digital Garden:
I loved putting together this mix of wonderful artists- if you feel like exploring more of their music, links are below the set-list.
February 28, 2018 § Leave a comment
Dublin Digital Radio’s 24 Hours of Women’s Voices 2018
March 8th, International Women’s Day
“Take time out from the act of doing and just BE.
Join me as I guide you through a meditative, healing journey in ‘Visions’.
This programme is an eclectic mix of music made by women, infused with words, energy and intention, created to bring whatever it is you most need in this time and space.
With elements of ritual, mysticism, deep listening, energy, voice, sound with intention and drone, ‘Visions’ is an extension of my work as LAIR and as a sound and energy healer. It is a call to arms and a call to rest. It is an opportunity to go within and touch the hidden places of your heart…
The Divine Feminine is rising and we humans rise with her.
Taisteal liom mo chairde (journey with me, my friends)”