Join these special and unique evenings of devotional harmonic & soul-enriching medicine music around the central fire in the Salisbury Centre sanctuary garden….and come to sing along!
Fortnightly – Wednesday 18:30 – 21:00
Door open 18:30, Fire lit at 18:45. We will aim to start promptly at 19:00 and the door will be locked from 19:10. Doors will be open from 18:30 –to arrive, say hi, get a cuppa and get settle
Location @ The Salisbury Centre Garden (2 Salisbury Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AB)
- To the discretion of the musician on the evening there might be opportunity for jamming or sharing your songs, poem, etc.. So bring music instruments or offerings just in case 🙂
These Fireside Music as Medicine sessions aim to offer a space for all to gather around the Salisbury Centre fire and enjoy exquisite music, songs and hamonies.
These sessions also offer an opportunity to share the power of offering Music as part of a Prayer, Ritual, Ceremony or whatever you might call it to:
– Nurture our Soul, Mind & Body through sitting in a circle around a central Fire
– Build & strengthen community in a safe space to simply BE and sing together
– Share meaningful and inspiring music, songs, poems, quotes, sacred texts, writing, life-stories, dances…
– Witness and be witnessed in our sharing, to build solidarity and heart-connection (and enjoy! )
– Reignite the ancient ways of sharing a ritual space, as well as share cross-cultural indigenous wisdom
– Connect to and acknowledge the mystical side of life, THAT which is ungraspable to the mind and which can enable us to re-connect to the flow and Magic of life.
In these sessions the sacred Fire will be a central focus of the gathering and there will be opportunity to learn about Firekeeping as a way to hold powerful intentional spaces around fires
The Fire is a teacher in itself as well as a mysterious ancient portal where, with focussed intention, we can send prayer and receive all the time-less prayers that our ancestors have prayed, sang, danced in that fire before us.
SUGGESTED DONATION: £ 8- 10
(this will go towards the firewood costs, artist and to support the Salisbury Centre)
If money is a barrier, please get in touch and we can discuss alternative arrangement as there is scope to help on the night as a part-exchange
If you cannot afford, please get in touch with the facilitator to request a free/discounted place.
An invitation to practice ‘Dana’ (generosity) – please pay only what you can afford to attend.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR/S & Artists
Francesco Benvenuti will facilitate these sessions and share his music and a broad range of songs from various traditions….. More wonderful artists and musicians will also be invited to share their songs at various sessions.
Francesco Benvenuti is a passionate Vocal & Embodiment Coach, Shiatsu Massage Practitioner, Singing voice facilitator, Ceremonial space holder and a Carrier of the Sacred Fire. He has been involved with the Salisbury Centre for many years both as staff, as well as community event facilitators, offering a wide variety of highly appreciated holistic workshops, classes & ceremonies to the community. Francesco also composes his own songs which he loves sharing in a variety of ceremonial settings and festival (see more about Francesco’s work here :
Instagram (with his partner Cait)
As an emerging artist in the Medicine Music scene, Francesco, also known by his artist name “Harmonic Mirrors“, has been sharing his musical talents and gifts at The Salisbury Centre for many year, and has most recently debuted on stages at various UK music festivals.
“Francesco, thanks so much for the songs yesterday! Your devotion shines through beautifully.
And musically it’s so deeply moving & beautiful too, you have so much to offer.
Thanks for bringing your gift to the world with such integrity and passion”
Francesco also brings the wisdom accumulated over his training, travels and adventure across Central & South America, and Australasia, and spending time with Indigenous tribes, numerous teachers and learning how to pray to welcome Magic and flow into our life. “I have spent much time learning about “Fire-keeping” and ritual spaces and sharing what i have learnt is my duty and honour.”
Francesco is a passionate Shiatsu Massage Practitioner, Movement Instructor, Singing voice facilitator, Ceremonial space holder and a Carrier of the Sacred Fire.He composes his own sos which he loves sharing in a variety of ceremonial settings and festival. (see more about Francesco’s work here : www.resonancetherapies.life
What to Expect:
An evening of soulful music & harmonies
Some special guests musicians & singers to add to the magic of the evening
Heart opening positive messages & mantras
Audience chanting (optional)
Harmonic Reverb Rich harmonies
Overtone singing & vibrational rich chants
Disclaimer: Some songs, riffs and/or original mantras might get stuck in your head for a few days . You might even find yourself chanting them for a few days and receive deep benefits from it!
The Salisbury Centre garden has recently installed a disable toilet and an accessible disable ramp. Accompanied children are welcome (Please confirm this in your booking email)
People from all walks of life are welcome attend as in diversity we thrive. This includes every ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age or disability.
BOOKING (LIMITED to 20 MAX)
!!! IMPORTANT NOTE (in case of adverse weather Conditions) !!!
On the day in case of uncertain weather, participants who booked on eventbrite will be notified of any cancellation up to 3 hours before the evening.
Participants who have provided contact details will be informed.
May you wish to double-check please call 07900117836