Some of our events in 2017 and 2018 Click on the titles for more info

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Kirtan (devotional chanting) with Candida Valentino & Michael Ormiston

with accompaniment on Harmonium, Saraswati Veena, Bouzouki and drums.

7:30 – 9pm Wednesday 10th October 2018

The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG Suggested donation £5 Limited places booking essential


Tibet And Mongolia:

Music And Sacred Dance From The Roof Of The World

Monday, 17th September 2018 7:00 pm – 18:45pm

Alterbative at St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL United Kingdom


“…a window of time onto a magical universe of reincarnation and release…” (The Independent)


With  Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

and Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino.


For booking & more information

https://www.alternatives.org.uk/event/tibet-and-mongolia-music-and-sacred-dance-roof-world


GONG BATH with Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

7:30 – 9pm Sunday September 9th 2018

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 MatThe Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust and The Green Room present:

Tibet And Mongolia:

Music And Sacred Dance From The Roof Of The World

Thursday, 13th September 2018 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm £15

The Cheese & Grain, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE


“…a window of time onto a magical universe of reincarnation and release…” (The Independent)


With  Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

and Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino.


For booking & more information

http://www.cheeseandgrain.com/event/tibet-and-mongolia-music-and-sacred-dance-from-the-roof-of-the-world/


Michael at COLOURSCAPE 2018

Bath Colourscape Festival


The Holburne Museum Great Pulteney Street Bath BA2 4DB

Monday Aug 20 to Thurs Aug 23 and Tues Aug 28 to Wed Aug 29

Michael Ormiston presents Family-friendly free-flowing workshops and performances. Mongolian Overtone Singing, Tibetan Singing Bowls and instruments from around the world. You can join in on an extraordinary range of unusual instruments. Great for all ages from babies to grandparents!


Friday Aug 24: Symphony of the Senses: Music based on sounds of the human body and dancers PLUS fragrances weave all the senses into a Symphony taking place in the intense colour labyrinth

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


INTO THE WILD SUMMER FESTIVAL

Summer Festival August 24 - 27th 2018 Wilderness Farm. Near Hever Castle. Kent/Sussex border. TN87LP

Michael and Candida will be performing with the Tashi Lhunpo Monks and running workshops

visit https://www.intothewildgathering.com/summer-festival-in2wild


May 20th Colourscape at Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham Symphony of the Senses
May 29th to June 1st Waddesdon Colourscape Festival free-flowing performances and workshops for families.

Fantastic for all ages from babies through to 100 year-olds
Saturday June 23
rd Colourscape at Sevenoaks Festival; with Simon Desorgher
Saturday/Sunday July 21/22
nd Corby Colourscape Festival; July 21st Symphony of the Senses. Sunday July 22nd with David Stephens


GONG BATH with Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

7:30 – 9pm Friday 27th July 2018

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


MONGOLIAN OVERTONE SINGING EVENING CLASSES with Michael Ormiston

Monday 25th - Friday 29th June, 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm 2018

SOAS Summer School at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG For more info and booking musicevents@soas.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4500 and visit

https://store.soas.ac.uk/product-catalogue/short-courses/music-courses/mongolian-overtone-singing-khoomi-monday-25th-friday-29th-june-2018


These 6 Evening Classes are a rare opportunity to learn an authentic traditional Mongolian technique.

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

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

Listen to your own overtones as you discover the unknown depths and heights of your voice through these enchanting sounds.

Michael is the UK's most experienced Khöömii singer and teacher Blessed to pass on the tradition by master singers Tserendaava & Gereltsogt Course Fee: £115 (Concessions £95)

KIRTAN with Candida Valentino & Michael Ormiston

7:30 – 9pm Wednesday 4th July 2018

The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG Cost £5 Limited places booking essential

For details & booking Contact candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837074505 01373474368

https://www.facebook.com/events/589793408031223/?event_time_id=589793421364555


YOGA & QIGONG Workshop with Candida Valentino

Saturday 7th July at 9:30–12:30pm

Great Gaddesden Parish Hall Dagnall Road, HP1 3BW Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

£30 per person and must be paid in advance by calling Nutmeg Spa on 01442 234681.email Victoria at spa@nutmegspa.co.uk

Details https://www.facebook.com/events/347065452453799/?active_tab=about


SYMPHONIC GONG Workshop Candida & Michael

Saturday 7th July at 13:30–16:30pm

Great Gaddesden Parish Hall Dagnall Road, HP1 3BW Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Limited to 8 people.

£45 per person and must be paid in advance by calling Nutmeg Spa on 01442 234681.email Victoria at spa@nutmegspa.co.uk

An experiental journey through the sounds of the gongs, an introduction to their history and use in meditation/relaxation and deep listening practices. Details https://www.facebook.com/events/280027155866991/


OVERTONE SINGING Workshop Michael & Candida

Sunday 8th July at 10:00–13:00pm

Nutmeg Spa 81 High Street, HP1 3AH Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

£35 per person and must be paid in advance by calling Nutmeg Spa on 01442 234681.email Victoria at spa@nutmegspa.co.uk

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 harmonic nature of their voice.

Details https://www.facebook.com/events/587524008250383/


DHARMA FESTIVAL, GAUNTS HOUSE, DORSET JULY 11-15TH 2018

VERY EARLY BIRD BOOKING NOW OPEN

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dharma-festival-tickets-42744352509


TASHI LHUNPO MONKS - MASKED DANCE - RITUAL INSTRUMENTS & CHANT - TIBETAN SAND MANDALATENZIN DECHEN ROCHARD -BUDDHIST TEACHINGS, TASHI MANNOX - TIBETAN CALLIGRAPHY,SIKA DEER , NIGEL SHAW & CAROLYN HILLYER - SACRED WILD MUSICMICHAEL ORMISTON & CANDIDA VALENTINO, MONGOLIAN KHOOMII OVERTONE SINGING, ANUSHA SUBRAMANYAM - SOUTH INDIAN DANCE, OLU TAIWO - ANIMAL SPIRIT DANCING, DRUMMING, SINGING BOWLS,  GONG BATHS, ARTIST'S WORKSHOPS, YOGA AND MORE!

The second Dharma Festival at Gaunts House, following on from the successful event in 2015, offers a range of fascinating performances, workshops and exhibitions with an opportunity to relax in the peaceful environment of the garden and park in the middle of the Dorset countryside. Arrive on Wednesday 11th July and set up your tent in the glorious grounds of Gaunts House.

The MONKS FROM TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY will be starting the construction of a Sand Mandala in the Tantric tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and there will be an opportunity to watch the opening ceremony.  for more details please visit

 http://www.tashi-lhunpo.org.uk/tours/2018-dharma-festival-at-gaunts


GONG BATH with Candida Valentino

Friday 18th May 2018 7:30 – 9pm

The Sonic Retreat Centre, Frome, BA11 3NG £15 advance booking onlyMichael Ormiston & Candida Valentino are one of the UK's most experienced gong & sacred sound practitioners, leading gong baths, sound journeys and sonic meditations for the past 25 years.
Limited to 8 Places. Bring cushions and blankets to make yourself comfortable.

Contact candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 01373474368 07837074505

KIRTAN with Candida Valentino & Michael Ormiston

7:30 – 9pm Wednesday 6th June 2018

The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG Cost £5 Limited places booking essential

For details & booking Contact candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837074505 01373474368

https://www.facebook.com/events/589793408031223/


GONG BATH with Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

7:30 – 9pm Friday 8th June 2018

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


Roots & Branches Festival 2018

15th to 17th June 2018

Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre Ringsfield Hall, Ringsfield, NR34 8JR Beccles, Suffolk

A hand-craf‍‍‍ted mini-festival to inspire community building activism from the grass roots.

Michael & Candida will teach overtone singing and create an overtone choir during the weekend details https://www.facebook.com/events/1920585538255390/


KIRTAN with Candida Valentino & Michael Ormiston

7:30 – 9pm Wednesday 2nd May 2018

The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG Cost £5 Limited places booking essential

For details & booking Contact candidavalentino@yahoo.co.uk 07837074505 01373474368

https://www.facebook.com/events/589793408031223/?event_time_id=589793428031221


GONG BATH with Michael and Candida

Thursday May 3rd 7:30 pm

Rode Chapel, High St, Rode BA11 6PA

Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino are one of the UK's most experienced gong & sacred sound practitioners, leading gong baths, sound journeys and sonic meditations for the past 25 years.
Everyone welcome. Bring cushions and blankets to make yourself comfortable. Doors open 7 pm. Entrance £6 for this event. For more information and booking visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/wellspring.Rode/posts/


MONGOLIAN OVERTONE SINGING EVENING CLASSES with Michael Ormiston

7:00 – 9pm Monday April 16th,23rd,30th May 7th,14th, 21st 2018

at The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG Cost £100 Limited to 8 places

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


These 6 Evening Classes are a rare opportunity to learn an authentic traditional Mongolian technique.

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

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

Listen to your own overtones as you discover the unknown depths and heights of your voice through these enchanting sounds.

Michael is the UK's most experienced Khöömii singer and teacher Blessed to pass on the tradition by master singers Tserendaava & Gereltsogt https://www.facebook.com/events/564830983882809/

GONG BATH with Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino

7:30 – 9pm Friday 20th April 2018

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





Eye Music Trust presents SYMPHONY OF THE SENSES at the first Buckfastleigh Colourscape Festival

Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th

 

Colourscape at the 2017 Liverpool International Music Festival

Saturday/Sunday July 22nd/23rd

 

Colourscape at the Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

Saturday/Sunday July 29th/30th

 

Mongolian Khöömii Overtone Singing Evening Classes

7-9pm June 19th to 23rd

SOAS Summer Music School

Led by Michael and Candida. This is their only UK series of evening classes arranged for this year

 

Sacred Sound Journey Led by Candida and Michael

7-9pm June 30th 2017

at Nutmeg Nest, Oakengrove Yard, Gaddesden Home Farm, Bridens Camp, HP2 6EZ Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

A magical sound experience led by Candida Valentino and Michael Ormiston. It is an honour to receive their mastery of Mongolian Khoomii overtone singing, symphonic gong baths and Tibetan singing bowl Meditations along with kirtan chanting

 

Introduction to Overtone singing workshop led by Michael & Candida

12:30 to 3:30pm July 1st 2017

at Nutmeg Nest, Oakengrove Yard, Gaddesden Home Farm, Bridens Camp, HP2 6EZ Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

This workshop is open to anyone who wishes to explore the harmonic nature of their voice.

No singing experience is needed, just open ears, heart and mind.

 

Learn to play Singing bowls (part 1) led by Michael & Candida

10am to 1pm Sunday July 2nd 2017

at Nutmeg Nest, Oakengrove Yard, Gaddesden Home Farm, Bridens Camp, HP2 6EZ Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Tibetan singing bowls ring with a mystery beyond words. In this first workshop, Michael and Candida will lead a bowl meditation. They will then go onto demystify and clearly teach the basic playing techniques

 

Therapeutic Singing bowl techniques (part 2) led by Michael & Candida

2pm to 5pm Sunday 2nd July 2017

at Nutmeg Nest, Oakengrove Yard, Gaddesden Home Farm, Bridens Camp, HP2 6EZ Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

In this second part, Candida and Michael will share their knowledge of the therapeutic nature of Singing bowls.

They will explain how to set up a personal meditation/ relaxation, self- massage, group sound journey

and how to use the bowls for a therapeutic sound massage.

 

Rare Performance of HYPERYAK

3:30pm Sunday 30th April at Iklectric, ‘Old Paradise Yard’

20 Carlisle Lane (Royal Street corner ) next to Archbishop’s Park. SE1 7LG

A rare performance by Hyperyak who are Michael Ormiston, Lawrence Casserley, Simon Desorgher, Jeff Higley

And Trionys who are Pianist Rainer Bürck, percussionist Martin Bürck and violinist GünterMarx combine electronic synthesis and live processing with their acoustic instruments

 

Michael Solo performances, Collaborations & on the spot Workshops

Sunday 28th to June 3rd Colourscape music festival at

Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, HP18 0JH

Michael will perform as solo and in collaboration with many musicians, dancers and performers, run on the spot workshops

 

Kirtan Led by Candida

10:30am June 4th Masonic Lodge, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 0EL

Sri Jayanthi Kumaraswami Public Event

Candida will be leading Kirtan at this event and Michael will accompany on Saraswati Veena.

 

Weekend with Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino 1st-2nd April 2017

Saturday 1st April 2017

10am – 1pm Overtone Singing Workshop 

2pm-3pm Jews Harp Workshop 

3:30pm - 5pm Kirtan 

Witton Gilbert Community Centre,
Sacriston Lane, Witton Gilbert, Durham, County Durham, DH7 6TF

 

Weekend with Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino 1st-2nd April 2017

2.30pm Sunday 2nd April

Heaven’s Mountains, Sacred Lakes, Ancient Lands concert and  sound journey with Paula & Tarquin Bolton

St Michael and All Angels Church, Witton Gilbert

 

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