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Concerts & Workshops Calendar 2019

10am to 5pm Sunday 28th April 2019

Singing Bowl Workshop

Extended Techniques for Sound Journey Meditations,

Therapeutic Sound Massages, Mindfulness,Well Being & Myofacia Massage


Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

The Sonic Retreat Centre, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG

Cost £50. Limited to 10 places For details & booking

07837 074505 01373474368

Attendees need to have some experience playing singing Bowls.

Please bring your owns bowls However a range of singing bowls will be available

Saturday May 4th to Monday May 6th from 11am to 5pm each day

"Music from Around the World"

Wembley Colourscape Bank Holiday Festival

at Play Park, Wembley Park Boulevard HA9 0QL.

Creative musicians, Michael Ormiston, Ansuman Biswas and Beibei Wang perform on a wide variety of instruments from Mongolia, Tibet, India, China and Eastern Europe. Sometimes you can join in on percussion to create your own spontaneous ensembles. Dancers Sarita Piotrowski and Jemima Brown lead you on a magical journey of music, dance and colour. Performances from 11:30am – 4:30pm

10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday May11/12th 2019

Mongolian Khőőmii (overtone) singing Weekend Workshop

Led by Michael Ormiston with a free sound bath on Saturday 6:30pm

At Chater Valley Farm Pinfold Lane Pilton Rutland LE15 9PA 

Learn an authentic traditional Mongolian technique

Listen to your own overtones as you discover the unknown depths and heights of your own voice

The workshop is open to anyone who wishes to explore the healing & harmonic nature of their voice

Cost £100

bookings contact +44 (0) 1780 720660 M: +44 (0) 7768 466968 visit

7:30 – 9pm Wednesday 17th April 2019

Kirtan(devotional chanting) with Candida Valentino

with accompaniment on Harmonium and drums.

The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG

Suggested donation £5 Limited places booking essential

Saturday 18th May 2019 11:30am – 3:30pm

Colourscape at Midland Arts Centre

Cannon Hill Park, Queen's Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH

Eye Music Trust presents elemental symphonies a performances created by our resident musician Ansuman Biswas with Michael Ormiston and Beibei Wang. Music will be created on unusual instruments of Metal, Wood and Water.

Featuring instruments from around the world - Mongolia, Tibet, China and Eastern Europe

Sat 25 May – Sun 2 June 2019 10.30am-4.30pm, with music playing from 11am-3.30pm

Colourscape Festival Waddesdon Manor Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH

By popular demand we bring Colourscape back to Waddesdon with a structure created specially to exactly fit the Aviary glade.  Long views of intense colour and light stretch out – the longest view ever created in Colourscape will appear in the ‘Aviary Colourscape’. Enter a new world where you can explore intense light, colour and space in 56 interlinked chambers and encounter unusual musical experiences during your journey.

Each day there will be different music and dance performances – resident musician, Michael Ormiston creates family-friendly free-flowing workshops for all on weekdays and at weekends we present Hurdy-Gurdy, panpipes, dance, flutes from around the world and a spectacular theatre-piece with dance and acoustic costumes.

June 1st to June 9th at Chalice Well, Glastonbury, UK

Michael and Candida at the Many Paths, One Source Festival

For information and booking all the events below please visit

Sacred Sound Concert Saturday June 1st 2019 7pm-10pm

Michael & Candida will be joined by the Tashi Lhunpo Monks and Nyima

Bija Mantra Chanting Workshop Monday June 3rd 10:30am to 1:30pm

Led by Candida open to all

Chakra Yantra Painting Workshop Monday June 3rd 2:30-5:30pm

Led by Candida who will provide all the equipment and tools.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Workshop Saturday June 8th 10:30am to 1:30pm

Led by Michael and Candida. Singing bowls provided

Mongolian Overtone Singing Workshop Saturday June 8th 2:30-5:30pm

Open to anyone who wishes to explore the harmonic nature of their voice.

With many other workshops and a 24 hour Tara Mantra Chant on Wednesday 5th June

Sunday June 16th 10am – 4pm

Jews Harps of the World Workshop

SOAS Summer School, London


This one day workshop is an informative and informal introduction to the various Jews-Harps that Michael Ormiston has collected from Mongolia, Tuva, Kygyzstan, India, Nepal, Japan, Vietnam, Norway, Hungary and more. You will be able to discover the various methods of playing these small jewels of harmonic, melodic and rhythmic sound, as well as learn about some of their history and cultural context. No experience needed and instruments will be provided.

Monday 17th to Friday 21st June . 6:30 to 8:30pm

Mongolian Overtone Singing Khoomii evening classes

SOAS Summer School, London

Booking :

Khöömii is an amazing style of overtone or harmonic singing where one person sings two or more distinct pitches at the same time. It originates among the nomadic people of Central Asia, particularly the mountain regions of Mongolia and Tuva. These workshops are an opportunity to learn this authentic traditional Mongolian technique. Listen to your own overtones as you discover the unknown depths and heights of your voice through these enchanting sounds. Open to anyone who wishes to explore the harmonic nature of their voice. With Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino.

7:30 – 9pm Sunday June 30th 2019

Gong Bath with Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

The HubNub Centre, Whittox Lane, BA11 3BY Frome, Somerset

Cost £15 in advance £20 on the day. Limited places

booking Contact 07837074505 01373 474368

Please bring water, Blankets, Pillow & Yoga Mat

August 9th-11th 2019

Four Winds – Festival of the Flute

Nigel Shaw and Carolyn Hillyer have invited

Michael and Candida have been invited to play pieces from their vast collection of wind instruments.


Lower Merripit Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor, Devon, England PL20 6TJ

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