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Sunday June 16th 10am – 4pm

Jews Harps of the World Workshop

SOAS Summer School, London

Booking https://store.soas.ac.uk/product-catalogue/short-courses/music-courses/jews-harps-of-the-world-sun-16th-june-2019

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 : https://store.soas.ac.uk/product-catalogue/short-courses/music-courses/mongolian-overtone-singing-khoomi-monday-17th-friday-21st-june-2019


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 candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837074505 01373 474368

Please bring water, Blankets, Pillow & Yoga Mat


11am to 4pm Saturday July 6th 2019

Colourscape at Winchester Hat Fair

Ansuman Biswas and Michael Ormiston

North Walls Recreation Ground, 50 Monks Rd, Winchester SO23 7EQ

A weekend of free-flowing music in our Moonorooni Colourscape structure will make a great impact at Britain's longest running festival of Outdoor Arts taking place across the historic city of Winchester.

Composer/musicians Ansuman Biswas and Michael Ormiston perform throughout the day. Ansuman Biswas plays a huge variety of percussion specialising in instruments from Asia Michael Ormiston is a top expert on Mongolian Overtone Singing and a wide range of unusual instruments from the Far East.

Hat Fair Website https://hatfair.co.uk/whats-on/


7:30 – 9pm Wednesday 10th July 2019

Kirtan with Candida Valentino & Michael Ormiston

The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG

Cost £5 donation Limited places booking essential details & booking

candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837074505 013734743682

Kirtan comes from the Bhakti yoga tradition, the path of devotion. Having its roots in India, the mantras are sung in the ancient vibrational language of Sanskrit. It is a form of meditation, repeating names of God or Goddesses set to a melody. Essentially Kirtan is an inwards journey inwards, a form of vocal meditation connecting us to our heart centre & creating union with our own being & each other within the group.

It can induce spontaneous joyous expression, bliss & ecstasy.


Saturday July 13th at 12 to 5pm

Beckenham Special Needs Family Day Colourscape

Michael Ormiston

12 to 5pm Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham BR3 3PR

A Family Day in Colourscape for Families with Special Needs children takes place in Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham

Michael Ormiston: free-flowing performances and workshops for families with unusual Far Eastern instruments. Fantastic for all ages from babies through to 100 year-olds.

Part of our Arts Council funded Tour

more information http://www.eyemusic.org.uk/whatsonevents/whatson.php


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.

Details https://www.seventhwavemusic.co.uk/four-winds-festival-of-the-flute/

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


19:30 – 21:00 Friday August 16th 2019

Bamboo Cedar Oak - Domenic DeCicco -

Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

Sacred World Music


The Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Justice Lane, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BE

Tickets and more details

https://www.cheeseandgrain.com/events/sacred-world-music/


The Bamboo Cedar Oak concert features music from many ancient traditions and a wonderful mixture of instruments from across the world including; Native American, Bamboo and Irish flutes, guitar, Cretan Laouto, voice and Bouzouki, frame drums and other percussion. The music moves from ritual meditations and ceremonial music, to passionate rhythms, chants and dances. Also includes a chance for the audience to learn and participate in traditional songs and dances.

Special guests – Domenic DeCicco has worked with Bamboo Cedar Oak from the very first recordings. Domenic will perform some of his own beautiful songs as well as joining Guillermo, Hiroki and Nigel – flutes, vocals, guitar, Cretan Laouto and percussion. Opening the evening will be guest performers, Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino with a set of their music inspired by the landscape of Mongolia and India woven from Khoomii overtones, horse head fiddle, bowls and gongs and much more.

www.seventhwavemusic.co.uk


10am to 5pm Saturday 14th September 2019

Tibetan Singing Bowl Workshop Part 1

Experience the magical sounds of the Singing Bowls, their history & use in meditation, relaxation & deep listening practices and learn the various techniques of making the bowls sing. Open to all, bowls provided

The Sonic Retreat Centre, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG

Cost £90 for both days in advance £50 on each day. Limited to 10 places

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

For details & booking Contact candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837 074505 01373474368


10am to 5pm Saturday 5th October 2019

Tibetan Singing Bowl Workshop Part 2

Extended Techniques for Sound Journey Meditations,

Therapeutic Sound Massages, Mindfulness,Well Being & Myofacia Massage

with Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

The Sonic Retreat Centre, Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG

Cost £90 for both days in advance £50 on each day. Limited to 10 places

Attendees need to have some experience playing singing Bowls.

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

For details & booking candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837 074505 01373474368


10am to 5pm Sunday 6th October 2019

Mongolian Khoomii Overtone Singing Workshop

With Michael Ormiston

The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG

Cost £60 Limited to 10 places

Khöömii is an amazing style of overtone singing where one person sings two distinct pitches at the same time.

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

Michael is the UK's most experienced Khöömii singer and teacher

Blessed by master singers Tserendaava & Gereltsogt to pass on the tradition

booking Contact ormi_khoomii@yahoo.com 0777 2681 254 01373 474368


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