Macushla & Friends
With a small band of musicians-drummer, fiddler,guitarist, keyboard & singer- I would engage the gathering by weaving together a combination of highly participatory chant, song, story & poetry from the Celtic Christian tradition. The chant,both lively and meditative, draws on traditional Irish melodies and the rhythmic call-and-response chanting style from India called kirtan. The stories are from ancient Ireland and evoke primal matters of creativity, sexuality, beauty, and justice.Essential to the performance is a contemplative experience which leads to greater engagement in social justice action.