Source to Sea

Meet the Contributors

The musical group RIANÓIR are Mick Hoey and Ari Sheehan. Their original compositions for guitar are deeply inspired by Nature. Both musicians live and work by the sea and you can hear their magical music  here  . They play live at the inaugural opening celebration to begin the first journey of the 'Pure Drop of the River Lee" in the Oratory, Gougaunne Barra, Cork on May 12th at 14.30 

The musical group RIANÓIR are Mick Hoey and Ari Sheehan. Their original compositions for guitar are deeply inspired by Nature. Both musicians live and work by the sea and you can hear their magical music here . They play live at the inaugural opening celebration to begin the first journey of the 'Pure Drop of the River Lee" in the Oratory, Gougaunne Barra, Cork on May 12th at 14.30 

 
David Jackson  is a poet who uses the spoken word to expand the listeners awareness and embody more dimensions of experience into our life. Strong themes of nature and consciousness are expressed in his work with a rhythmical flowing style. David performs live at the Oratory in Gougaunne on May 12th 2018 celebrating the journey of the 'deoch an Laoi'.

David Jackson is a poet who uses the spoken word to expand the listeners awareness and embody more dimensions of experience into our life. Strong themes of nature and consciousness are expressed in his work with a rhythmical flowing style. David performs live at the Oratory in Gougaunne on May 12th 2018 celebrating the journey of the 'deoch an Laoi'.

Lea Miklōdy  is a Hungarian born organic gardener, cellist and occassional craftsperson living in the wilds of West Cork. She creates experimental soundscapes inspired by nature using loop pedals with her cello and voice. Lea performs solo and will play a collaborative work with David Jackson on May 12th in Gougaunne Barra to celebrate the journey of the pure drop.

Lea Miklōdy is a Hungarian born organic gardener, cellist and occassional craftsperson living in the wilds of West Cork. She creates experimental soundscapes inspired by nature using loop pedals with her cello and voice. Lea performs solo and will play a collaborative work with David Jackson on May 12th in Gougaunne Barra to celebrate the journey of the pure drop.

Mark Boyden  is the director of Streamscapes. He lives near Priests Leap on the Coomhola river, in Bantry West Cork. He has travelled Ireland for some thirty years teaching school children and communities about the importance of caring for our streams, our rivers and their plants and inhabitants. This man of many talents will deliver a very fine incantation he scripted many years ago entitled WATER: WE HAVENT A CLUE as part of the Source To Sea celebration. Streamscapes work embodies the truths and wisdom we all need to strive to understand and put into practice.

Mark Boyden is the director of Streamscapes. He lives near Priests Leap on the Coomhola river, in Bantry West Cork. He has travelled Ireland for some thirty years teaching school children and communities about the importance of caring for our streams, our rivers and their plants and inhabitants. This man of many talents will deliver a very fine incantation he scripted many years ago entitled WATER: WE HAVENT A CLUE as part of the Source To Sea celebration. Streamscapes work embodies the truths and wisdom we all need to strive to understand and put into practice.

Louis Cormack  hails from Scotland and came to Cork City to undertake a degree in Music. His passion is song writing and his four years Leeside have given him a deep rooted connection to the river Lee. Before he leaves Cork to conquer the world, with his multiple musical gifts, he will deliver live the first performance ever of his newly crafted Lee Song which he titles "Give The Life To You.' No better venue to perform this new chant for our river than the Oratory in Gougaunne Barra as part of the inaugural Source To Sea celebration. 

Louis Cormack hails from Scotland and came to Cork City to undertake a degree in Music. His passion is song writing and his four years Leeside have given him a deep rooted connection to the river Lee. Before he leaves Cork to conquer the world, with his multiple musical gifts, he will deliver live the first performance ever of his newly crafted Lee Song which he titles "Give The Life To You.' No better venue to perform this new chant for our river than the Oratory in Gougaunne Barra as part of the inaugural Source To Sea celebration. 

Connie Jane Lovell is from Macroom in County Cork and has very recently completed a Masters in Dance at one of Londons leading Dance Academies. "My choreographic and performative interests lie primarily with the concern of presence and authenticity. I find myself striving to access that most organic/ truest form of the self whereby we are able to just 'exist' in harmony with our surroundings. Through movement, we can explore a surrendering to that of just 'being', allowing our energy to take over and become the force that moves us- presenting us with an organic form of movement." Connie will choreograph a new piece and perform with a second female dancer this brand new work designed for Source To Sea in these very special surroundings at Gougaunne Barra on May 12th.

Connie Jane Lovell is from Macroom in County Cork and has very recently completed a Masters in Dance at one of Londons leading Dance Academies. "My choreographic and performative interests lie primarily with the concern of presence and authenticity. I find myself striving to access that most organic/ truest form of the self whereby we are able to just 'exist' in harmony with our surroundings. Through movement, we can explore a surrendering to that of just 'being', allowing our energy to take over and become the force that moves us- presenting us with an organic form of movement." Connie will choreograph a new piece and perform with a second female dancer this brand new work designed for Source To Sea in these very special surroundings at Gougaunne Barra on May 12th.

 
Croinalaoi  are a voluntary  group of people from the scenic Inchigeelagh area of County Cork who actively care about our environment. As part of the  Source To Sea  journey the  Croinalaoi  group are organising a walk along the wonderful South Lake Road, the shoreline of Lough Allua. A number of local people have offered to recite some poetry "as Gaeilge" and give all those that wish to join us a taster of the history of this ancient part of the Lee valley. Join us for a  clean sweep  with the  Wanderlee  and the locals of Inchigeelagh, County Cork. Please share if you care. 

Croinalaoi are a voluntary  group of people from the scenic Inchigeelagh area of County Cork who actively care about our environment. As part of the Source To Sea journey the Croinalaoi group are organising a walk along the wonderful South Lake Road, the shoreline of Lough Allua. A number of local people have offered to recite some poetry "as Gaeilge" and give all those that wish to join us a taster of the history of this ancient part of the Lee valley. Join us for a clean sweep with the Wanderlee and the locals of Inchigeelagh, County Cork. Please share if you care. 

 
 

Choral celebration in St Fin Barres Cathedral

A special service of readings, poetry music and prayers will be held in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral on Sunday 10th June at 3.30pm. The theme of the service will be ‘Caring for God’s Creation’ and will focus not only on the importance of our waterways but also on humanity’s responsibility for them and the whole of Creation.  The central focus of the service will be on the  Pure Drop  brought down river from Gouganne Barra to the Cathedral during the preceding week.  The music, led by the  historic Cathedral Choir  accompanied by the  Cathedral Organ  (the largest in Ireland), will include a piece entitled   ‘Flow Water’   by Damien Kehoe , an organ voluntary from Handel’s Water Music. Additional reflective music (guitar) will be provided by Cork musicians  Rianoir .  The service will include appropriate Bible readings, alongside poems by Mark Boyden and David Jackson.  It is hoped that people from all over Cork County and City will gather for this special service, particularly those who have involvement with or responsibility for the care of the River Lee and our other waterways.   

A special service of readings, poetry music and prayers will be held in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral on Sunday 10th June at 3.30pm. The theme of the service will be ‘Caring for God’s Creation’ and will focus not only on the importance of our waterways but also on humanity’s responsibility for them and the whole of Creation.

The central focus of the service will be on the Pure Drop brought down river from Gouganne Barra to the Cathedral during the preceding week.

The music, led by the historic Cathedral Choir accompanied by the Cathedral Organ (the largest in Ireland), will include a piece entitled ‘Flow Water’  by Damien Kehoe, an organ voluntary from Handel’s Water Music. Additional reflective music (guitar) will be provided by Cork musicians Rianoir.

The service will include appropriate Bible readings, alongside poems by Mark Boyden and David Jackson.  It is hoped that people from all over Cork County and City will gather for this special service, particularly those who have involvement with or responsibility for the care of the River Lee and our other waterways.