Greetings Friends of Music and Life!
The last remnants of snow banks are declining daily and this morning, I savored a long-overdue, favorite pastime of simply sitting on the deck in the morning. It’s always a kind of victory to make it through a Maine winter…
Lots of cool, goings-on here to let you know about…
…first, I’ve been invited to offer a 6 week class, starting on Thursday, 4.26 (6:30-7:45pm) in Topsham, Maine.
FMI/to register: www.merrymeeting.maineadulted.org
I’ll weave in music, mindfulness and humor as we explore ways to show up more fully in Life and cultivate such inner qualities as Gratitude, Loving-Kindness, Happiness and Deep Relaxation
Sunday, April 30, 2017 (10am)-I’ll be offering musical selections for a UU church service in Brunswick, Maine. Guest speaker Roger Paul.
~Further details on these and upcoming tour dates with guitarist Robby Coffin AND the long-awaited return of my soul-sistahs, Trina Hamlin and Collen Sexton in mid-June!! www.lynndeeves.com/see
Hello Friends of Music,
I’m coming out of winter “hibernation” for 2 cool Spring appearances (see below). I am also super-stoked for a long-overdue, reunion tour in mid-June with gal pals Trina Hamlin and Colleen Sexton, as well as for summer shows with guitarist Robby Coffin…look for all details at www.lynndeeves.com/see
Saturday, March 18 (8pm)-Highlands Inn for womyn in Bethlehem, NH. House concert for guests only…my annual getaway to the White mountains of New Hampshire. Jenny and Gia are indeed the hostesses with the mostesses…think snow shoe/ski, hot tub under the stars, yummy breakfasts, intimate house concert… http://www.highlandsinn-nh.com
Sunday, April 30 (10am)-Unitarian Universalist church at 1 Middle Street in Brunswick, Maine. I’ll be offering musical selections for the morning service with guest speaker, Roger Paul-a Passamaquoddy/Maliseet tribe member who works with incarcerated Native Americans. Should be a powerful morning!
I am honored to be invited to join this Wednesday evening with members of the U.U. church in Brunswick, Maine for their 4th annual vigil for Sandy Hook and all victims of gun violence in 2015. Gathering together in community and sharing our hearts, songs and hope can be so healing in difficult times.
in peace and solidarity,
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick (UUCB)
JOINS NATIONWIDE VIGILS ON DECEMBER 14 from 7-8:30PM TO #EndGunViolence ON THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SANDY HOOK TRAGEDY
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick will hold a vigil on this fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, commemorating those who died on that sad day and the 120,000 American victims of gun violence since December 2012. This year we are offering “Music in Memoriam” featur…ing members of the UUCB church and choir, and Maine singer/songwriter Lynn Deeves. Two videos will be shown of the faces of those who have died at Sandy Hook and in 2015 by gun violence. The vigil will be part of a nationwide tribute in partnership with the Newtown Action Alliance & the Newtown Foundation and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. We will offer a special recognition to members of Maine Moms Demand Action and Mainers for Responsible Gun Ownership. We will renew our promise to continue the work to #EndGunViolence.
Although I’ve experienced feelings of disbelief and sadness following the recent elections, I am bolstered by the many supportive and kind people in the world! I invite you to water seeds of happiness and hope in yourselves and in each other…practice a random act of kindness, help someone in need, speak out, listen more deeply, smile at a stranger…and learn to trust in the “ripple” effect of any small (or large) act that you can offer to the world in your neighborhood…
I’ve been invited to offer a song and a chant at an InterFaith Service of Unity, Hope and Healing at the U.U.C.C. at 69 Winthrop Street in Augusta, Maine from 7-8 pm on Tuesday, 11.15.16. There will be inspiring songs and readings from many walks of faith…all are welcome.
in peace and strength,
Hello again friends,
It’s been a crazy fun and yet, restful summer. I’m just getting back from a wonderful backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada’s of California…gorgeous and majestic…the pic above was taken in Yosemite…it’s good to be back home and I wanted to let you know of a few upcoming events..
Saturday, 9/24/16 (12pm-1:1pm)-Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Maine. I’ll be performing on the amphitheater stage with guitarist Robby Coffin at this annual pilgrimage of so many Maine lovers of all things sustainable… Grab an early lunch and come hang with us…in the giant field where kids spend hours sliding down the hill on cardboard boxes (ahhh, love of the simple pleasures). mofga.org/thefair
Also, I’ll be offering a 6-week adult education course entitled “Mindfulness in Everyday Life” at Gardiner High school on Thursdays beginning 9.29.16. For further details/to register: www.msad11.maineadulted.org
Like you, I am heart-saddened by this weekends’ shootings in Orlando. Many communities are gathering to show our support, love and peace in solidarity with the victims and their families. These 2 dates have just been added today. Please send your positive energy whether you can attend or not…
may we all find peace and strength, Lynn
TONIGHT (Monday 6.13) at 8:30pm-a vigil in solidarity with Orlando shooting victims and their families, on the steps of Portland City Hall. Featuring Mayor Ethan Strimling and many speakers, songs by Michael Franti (Spearhead), Maine Gay Mens’ chous and myself.
Tuesday, June 14 (7pm)-a vigil in solidarity with Orlando shooting victims and their families, at the corner of Market and Water Streets in Augusta, sponsored by Capitol area Multi-Faith organization. Music and speakers.
Hello Friends and Fans,
Summer in Maine is here-though, today it’s one of those fogged-in, damp and 60 degree kind of days where writing a blog post to you lovely folks (with a space heater at my feet and decaf next to me) sounds like a great idea. I’m feeling extra-blessed for the diverse array of musical-spiritual opportunities I’ve been invited to be a part of and I extend that invite outward to you…may we all fill our wells…and give back from that fullness…please check out my blog for full details on upcoming shows/events listed below that might catch your interest… http://www.lynndeeves.wordpress.com/see
Saturday, June 11 (12-3 pm)-Belfast Has Pride (“the little town that could,” come out and support Belfast’s, first-ever Pride festival) . Ocean-side at Steamboat Park Landing. My set is at noon followed by Vicky Andres/Max McFarland at 1:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/belfasthaspride
Wednesday, June 15 (6-8pm) Rines Auditorium at Portland (Maine) Public Library “Our Stories, Our Communities”-a round table discussion with a musican, artist, performer and minister, followed by breakout sessions. A collaboration with Pride Portland and “the Telling Room. “http://prideportland.org/events/event-tbd-3
Sunday, June 26 (10am)-U.U. church Pleasant Street in Brunswick, Me. I’ll be this mornings’ guest speaker, offering music and meditation as we open to “Cultivating Loving Kindness for Ourselves and Others.”
Thursday, June 30 (7-9 pm) -Drummore Bay Concert Hall on Rt. 209/Main Rd in Phippsburg, Me. An intimate, duo concert with guitarist Robby Coffin. http://www.drummorebayconcerthall.com
Wednesday, July 13-(6-9 pm) GRAZE at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Me-a sweet, outdoor foodie event catered by Black Tie. With guitarist Robby Coffin. http://www.theblacktieco.com
Then…Cyndy and I are going backpacking in the Sierra Nevada’s…bring it!!!