Welcome

I'm a Scottish singer-songwriter and sacred musician, now living on the West coast of America.  These songs are my soul's way of making sense of the beauty, vulnerability and endless richness of this human life. It's a gift and a pleasure to share them with you. 
 

Previous events

Inclusive worship service at Avamere

Avamere, 1201 Hancock Street,, Port Townsend

I lead an non-denominational worship service at Avamere assisted living centre. All are welcome - this sacred gathering is intended for elders who live in the facility but anyone can come so please do come.

Evensong: a contemplative Celtic Christian service

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Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive, Chimacum, WA

A 45 minute simple reflective worship service. Uses chants from Taize & Iona along side silence and a few short readings/prayers.

All are welcome, there will be a quiet play area for Children.

Inclusive worship service at Avamere

Avamere, 1201 Hancock Street, Port Townsend

I lead an non-denominational worship service at Avamere assisted living centre.
All are welcome - this sacred gathering is intended for elders who live in the facility but anyone can come so please do come.

Evening of Celtic Wisdom, Song, Poetry, and Dance

University Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 16th Ave. N.E., Seattle

Come celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick (and a few other Celtic Saints!) Enjoy an evening of spiritual refreshment by dipping into the holy well of poetry, song, and dance with three beloved artists who share the Celtic soul. Simon de Voil is a sacred musician from Scotland who spent years as a musician with the Iona Community. Christine Valters Paintner, author and poet, is founder of Abbey of the Arts and currently resides in Galway, Ireland, where she writes and leads pilgrimages to ancient Celtic sites. And Betsey Beckman, founder of The Dancing Word, dances across sanctuaries, mountains and meadows celebrating the Celtic ways in body and Spirit.

Suggested Donation $10- 20 (Register on the link below or cash at the door on the night).

Inclusive worship service at Avamere

Avamere, 1201 Hancock Street,, Port Townsend

I lead an non-denominational worship service at Avamere assisted living centre. All are welcome - this sacred gathering is intended for elders who live in the facility but anyone can come so please do come.

Evensong: a contemplative Celtic Christian service

 —  —

Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive, Chimacum, WA

A 45 minute simple reflective worship service. Uses chants from Taize & Iona along side silence and a few short readings/prayers.

All are welcome, there will be a quiet play area for Children.

Inclusive worship service at Avamere

Avamere, 1201 Hancock Street, Port Townsend

I lead an non-denominational worship service at Avamere assisted living centre.
All are welcome - this sacred gathering is intended for elders who live in the facility but anyone can come so please do come.

Evensong: a contemplative Celtic Christian service

 —  —

Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive, Chimacum, WA

A 45 minute simple reflective worship service. Uses chants from Taize & Iona along side silence and a few short readings/prayers.

All are welcome, there will be a quiet play area for Children.

Preaching at QUUF

Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend

Sermon topic = We often celebrate winter solstice for the returning of the light – but the darkness offers its own profound gifts. In the cycles of the natural world, we see the deep need for a time of rest, reflection, and integration, and by standing fully in the darkness we can prepare ourselves to see more clearly in the light. As Martin Luther King said in his day, “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

I will be leading the music & preaching.

Services are at 9.15 & 11.15

Spiritual exploration for 18- to 40-somethings

Bear Root Apothecary, 1002 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend

November's topic = Sacred & healing sound with special guest Velda Thomas.

I’m offering this spiritual discussion and exploration space for people who are interested in the sacred, but don’t relate to traditional religion. This group will create a supportive space where individuals can come together to share insights, gain some learning to support the heart knowledge they already hold, and try out new spiritual practices, like Sufi breath work, shamanic theta prayer, and monastic meditations.

Why the age restriction? Each month I lead many different types of services. Most of these are well attended by P.T.’s thriving 50-and-older folks, but don't reach younger people, who may not share the same sacred language, and often don’t feel comfortable in a “churchy” setting. This group is specifically geared to center around the lifestyle, language, and spiritual needs of 20- to 40-somethings.

Cost is $10 per person

Spiritual exploration for 18- to 40-somethings

Bear Root Apothecary, 1002 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend

November's topic = Sacred & healing sound with special guest Velda Thomas.

I’m offering this spiritual discussion and exploration space for people who are interested in the sacred, but don’t relate to traditional religion. This group will create a supportive space where individuals can come together to share insights, gain some learning to support the heart knowledge they already hold, and try out new spiritual practices, like Sufi breath work, shamanic theta prayer, and monastic meditations.

Why the age restriction? Each month I lead many different types of services. Most of these are well attended by P.T.’s thriving 50-and-older folks, but don't reach younger people, who may not share the same sacred language, and often don’t feel comfortable in a “churchy” setting. This group is specifically geared to center around the lifestyle, language, and spiritual needs of 20- to 40-somethings.

Cost is $10 per person