Songs for Spring

Our program for April 11, 2020, offered some songs to lift our spirits and prompt us to draw support from the world around us.

May I (Bob Campbell) share a couple of sources I’ve found helpful in the present crisis?

Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle has begun a series of short talks about how to stay conscious and maintain our sanity in the midst of these circumstances. Here are the first of these talks and the second (with hopes you can get through or avoid the ads that beset YouTube).

On a different level, contemporary thinker Charles Eisenstein has written this illuminating essay putting the virus in a wider context, pointing to new possibilities opening to us.

Please see also notes following JoAnn’s playlist for her April 4 program for practical advice on how to make it through financially.

First hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
W.S. Merwin Rain Light  
Peia Luzzi Hold On Four Great Winds (Sounds True)
Ariane Lydon The Sun in Our Hearts single (Momentous)
Mamalama World of Color and Light The World of Color and Light (s/p)
New Set
Keith Christmas Life, Life Life, Life (BECN)
The Pentangle Spring Time Promises Basket of Light (Transatlantic/Sanctuary)
Mandalélé Diamond Willow Riddled in Rhyme (Strange News Music)
Alice DiMicele, Elouise Burrell, Shelley Phillips, Freyda Epstein, Tina Malia, Windsong O She Will Bring / Musical Priestess Circle of Women (Earthbeat!)
Beth Porter Charm On, Goldfinch Spell Songs (Quercus)
New Set
Donovan The Lullaby of Spring Gift of a Flower to a Garden (Collector’s Choice)
Anne Hills Thoughts in Flowers Beauty Attends: The Heartsongs of Opal Whiteley (Collective Works)
Kiva Persephone’s Song Alchemy (CD Baby)
Pamela Wyn Shannon Twig Nature’s Bride (Girlhenge)
Diana Rowan When I Open My Eyes Panta Rhei (s/p)
New Set
Alizbar & Ann’Sannat The Ballad Whispered by the Wind Welcome into the Morning (Prikosnovenie)

Second hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Bruce Cockburn Dialogue with the Devil Sunwheel Dance (True North)
In Gowan Ring Shadow of the Bird untitled EP (Shayo)
Judy Mayhan Swallow Song When I Think of You (Shayomi Productions)
Tish Hinojosa Las Golondrinas Frontejas (Rounder)
New Set
Jack Hardy Four Ways of Framing the Spring Through (Prime)
MaMuse Red Bird Strange and Wonderful (CD Baby)
Mamalama Pangaea’s Lullaby The World of Color and Light (s/p)
New Set
Beth Nielsen Chapman This Life That’s Lent to You Prism: The Human Family Songbook (s/p)
Maneesh de Moor Heal Your Soul Songs from the Tree of Life (s/p)
Rising Appalachia Resilient Leylines (s/p)
Joanne Rand Just Keep Going Just Keep Going (Homefire Productions)
Nick Barbachano Seaport Town Familia (s/p)