‘Meditation Mind’ – poetry and songs with Emily Maguire

Date December 06, 2018
Time 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Address

106 Chepstow Road, London, , W2 5QS, United Kingdom

Description

Singer, songwriter, poet, composer, multi-instrumentalist and mental health advocate

Emily Maguire’s five albums and two books have established her as truly a talent to be reckoned with. With a remarkable, inspiring story to tell, she has been featured many times on Radio 2 and Radio 4, her heartfelt, thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and spellbinding live performances winning her fans across the globe.

Emotive, lyric-rich songs

Her third album ‘Believer’, hailed as a ‘masterpiece’ by Maverick Magazine with two singles playlisted on Radio 2, was followed by ‘Bird Inside A Cage’, a bold departure from her previous recordings while still retaining all the underlying trademarks of her emotive, lyric-rich songs. In 2017, after a long period of depression, Emily released her highly acclaimed, hauntingly beautiful fifth album ‘A Bit Of Blue’ and published ‘Notes From The North Pole’, a collection of poetry, prose and song lyrics.

Inspired by Buddhist Practise

Emily has practised Tibetan Buddhism since 1999 and her morning practice is Sarasvati, one of the principal wisdom deities in Vajrayana Buddhism as a patroness of poetry and music. ‘Meditation Mind’ is a book of poetry inspired by Emily’s Buddhist practice. It is a collection of short, stream-of-consciousness poems all written in 2015 while she was unable to play her musical instruments due to chronic tennis elbow. Struggling with depression, she was desperate to do something creative and so started writing a poem each morning after meditating.

Meditation Mind

To celebrate the launch of ‘Meditation Mind’, Emily is doing a series of intimate gigs in bookshops and Buddhist centres across the country. These events will be a mix of poetry readings from the book and acoustic songs with Emily on guitar and husband Christian Dunham on double-bass.

'Meditation Mind' - poetry and songs with Emily Maguire
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