Interviews making public private thoughts about death, dying and the afterlife accompanied by individually selected funeral playlists. Work in Progress research. If you would like to be interviewed please get in touch. Listen to some selected Funeral playlists here
Tessa Gibson, is a research psychologist who changed direction over 30 years ago by moving from Dublin to West Cork. Tessa is now a literary editor for FISH Publishing. She also teaches creative writing; and is working on two connected novels. She practices Jungian Astrology and has created an astrology game to explore the mandala of the birth chart. Recently she’s begun to facilitate Death Cafes, which are
small open groups where people can discuss all aspects of death and dying.
<!...[audio mp3=""][/audio] Shiro Masuyama who describes himself as the only Japanese artist living in Northern Ireland discusses Buddhist funeral ritual, the death of his father, projects made for Halloween at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, and other matters. http://shiromasuyama.net/...>Activist and astrologer Anne Barr speaks of ‘the disappeared’ in Colombia, people who were killed as part of the decades long civil war there, the astrological north node and recites a self-penned lyric on her own funeral featuring Mary McDonald’s and Janis Joplin. Reddy O’Regan shares his funeral playlist and discusses his own experiences of and attitudes to death and dying. Musician and choir director Katy Salvidge shares her funeral playlist and discusses her own experiences of and attitudes to death and dying featuring Alison Krauss & Julie Feeney. Welsh artist, performer and organiser Stephen Donnelly, shares his funeral playlist and discusses his art project How the Dead Live. Selected songs by the Pogues and The Places and more Ellesse Innemee talks about her four near death experiences and other related matters featuring Deep Zone, Tanita Tikaram and more Anne Crossey of the West Cork Philosophical Society and author of ‘The Book Of Unknowing, Part 1’ talks about the music she would like played at her funeral featuring David Bowie, Erik Satie, Jim Morrison and more. Writer and activist Moze Jacobs shares her thoughts on death and dying and her funeral playlist featuring The Staple Sisters, Clannad and more Musician and composer, Justin Grounds, talks about the transcendence of music and its powers of consolation and celebration in matters relating to death, dying and funeral ritual Writer and activist Brendan McCormack shares his thoughts on death and dying and his funeral playlist featuring