Aug 25th: Luka Bloom – 7.30pm

Luka Bloom is back at An Sanctoir to deliver one of his memorable and heart moving concerts. A prolific and creative singer songwriter, Luka Bloom is offering this concert as a fundraising support for the Yoga Mandala Project- wellness support for refugee communities.

with support act singer songwriter Alyanya Massey, it will be an evening of heart and inspiration.

Tickets available from August 8th- 086 8910099
or from Hudsons Wholefoods, Ballydehob, Levis Bar and roaring water healthfoods, Schull.

“Last year I watched Luka Bloom from backstage stage as he played his new song, Australia to a captivated audience in the town hall, Thomastown. To watch from there was to glimpse both the audience and the man responsible for their communal engagement in one snapshot – to witness the ‘deal.’
On stage was a man pouring out his heart in a love song as profound and direct as the classic The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. The audience had never heard the song before. From the opening line, ‘Three years is a long long time to miss someone you love,’ to the final word of the chorus, ‘Australia,’ the longing inflicted by the twin obstacles of time and distance on a love profound was felt by everybody in the crowd who had ever felt. If the flood waters which recently destroyed this beautiful hall had risen at that moment, they would have found their entry barred by the forcefield of communion between the truth teller and those who know that it’s the truth” David O Donohue

Alyanya Massey is an Irish artist based in West Cork, where she is raising her beautiful family whilst writing songs and singing whenever life allows it. Her voice has a sweet depth and purity to it, and her songs speak with lightness of the heart.

The Yoga Mandala Project is a non profit organisation that aims to offer psycho social support to refugee communities through the holistic, body oriented practcie and wisdom of Yoga. We train teachers in appropriate practice that can best serve the needs of those suffering from the trauma of displacement, and we work with partner organisations in the field to implement Yoga programs in refugee communities.