I had a conversation with the guys at ‘You haven’t heard this music’ podcast, about some up and coming artists, James brown, Rory Mcleod, and what I’ve been doing recently, you can listen here: https://sites.google.com/yhhtmpc.com/podcast/links
In 2017 I was lucky enough to sit down with two of my main influences; the soulful Troubadour Rory Mcleod, and writer/spiritual activist; Alastair Mcintosh. The conversation happened within a few months of both the Brexit referendum, and the election of Donald Trump. We had a conversation about how to respond to living in dark times, and how music, poetry, activism, and spirituality have sustained these men’s lives and work. This was recorded as a pilot for a podcast, health issues interrupted the process and so this is being released now. I hope it nourishes. My apologies for only getting it to the world now!
I love hosting learning environments for people who are keen to explore their artistry and voices, both alone and together. I’m hosting sessions in Boston MA, and England each year. Elsewhere too. Here’s a video that gives you a flavour for them. To stay connected with when and where these happen; please sign the mailing list.
I’m playing at the London Irish Centre on 18th December with Lisa Canny. Come along and celebrate with us! Book your Tickets by clicking here.
Here is a new song for you in celebration of the fact that I am currently touring. How does this song land with you? Any feedback for me? Here are all the dates; please can you share this page if you like the song? I’m wanting to let all know about this tour and this music!
I hope this finds you well!
Are you, or someone you know, a songwriter needing support and clarity to realise your gifts and vision? I’m happy to say that I have started coaching song writers via Skype, here are testimonials from clients who have completed 6 months of work together:
Susie Q, Lahinch, Ireland, Singer-songwriter.
‘Luke Concannon is a fantastic mentor and coach for anyone looking to evolve and progress their musical talent in an authentic, highly attuned, and practical way. His vast experience in the music industry along with his deeper wisdom and passion is worth its weight in gold.’
Mick Dimitri, London UK, Singer-songwriter.
‘Luke is the best teacher I’ve ever had. His patience, wisdom and generosity have helped me to grow both as an artist and as a person. After 12 sessions I feel that a lot of my accomplishments are also his, given how much support he’s given me.
I believe everybody should aspire to be a little more like Luke, and it goes without saying that I highly recommend his coaching sessions to anybody who wants to broaden their vision of life and art. I look forward to continue my journey with him per aspera ad astra!’
Emily Nicole, Western MA. Singer-songwriter, Dancer, film maker.
‘I took Luke’s songwriting workshop and loved it. Then I thought the best decision was to continue working with Luke. Luke’s experience and wealth of knowledge in the music industry is inspiring, which makes him an exceptional music coach. He is a pleasure to work with and has a good positive attitude. Luke also offers great songwriting tips and I feel that my latest songs are enhanced with his suggestions. He doesn’t write songs for you. He lets you be the voice of your own songs and he provides guidance. I would highly recommend Luke as a coach for singer songwriters at any level of experience, who want to take their songwriting to the next level. You will be in for a treat.’
Carmen Alphenaar, Singer-songwriter, Holland.
‘I really loved being coached by Luke. Luke really made an effort to understand me as a person, which lead to very helpful and meaningful sessions. Not only did he really help me develop my musical abilities and clarify my vision about the future, but he also helped me be kinder to myself. I would really recommend Luke as a coach to anyone who is looking for a very kind and open minded person to help them learn and grow, musically and personally.’
Leila Simon Hayes, Boston MA.
‘Working with Luke helped me clarify my goals, respect my work in all of my varied interests, and be kinder to myself as an artist. I have been delighted by all the unexpected gifts that have come to me from doing this work. I have a newfound clarity and self-respect which has made room for greater ease in my creative work. I would highly recommend Luke as a creative coach!’
Leila Simon Hayes
Graphic Designer, Artist, Songwriter, Drummer
If interested in getting coached, get in touch by clicking here.
What a sweet time we had at the Boston Songwriting residential 2 weeks back: We were all a little nervous and shy, and wanting to share our creativity and learn and shine together. It was a great weekend, we really got in to experiencing sound and tone, playing with melodies, learning about harmony and approaches to song writing, developing a career as an artist too. On The Saturday night we had an open mic and then Stephanie Hannah and I played a set, folk were dancing! Wahooo 🙂 We plan to host the next one in April of 2019, please sign the mailing list on the left hand side of this page to be kept updated of when that is available to register for. I dare you to come!
Heres a song from last Summers ‘In The Sea’ EP. I wrote this last Spring about the feeling of relief when one is witnessed and accepted by a dear one. We all struggle and being told ‘I love it when you open up to me’ is a gift for those of us who find that scary 🙂 This and other songs will be in full effect on the 2018 UK Summer tour. See here for info 🙂
I’m excited to say that my agent Jimmy and I are putting together a venue and house concert tour of the UK, Ireland, and maybe other European places, from Mid June through into mid August. I’ve got a lot of new songs I want to share, and Godess willing, a new album by then too. Would you be interested in hosting a (totally acoustic, no amplification) house concert for your community? I’m wanting to play great events 🙂 From the heart, well organised events put together by people who love music and want to share a beautiful evening of it in a full house of friends and family in their/a friends home. See here for a video we made showing what house concerts can be like.
– Are enthusiastic about hosting a beautiful evening of live music in your home for your community.
– Have a space (Living room, or such like) that could fit ideally 50 people, and a minimum of 25.
– Could commit to helping us making it a rich night for all by inviting plenty of people, making it a well enough organised night, and making it clear that it’s a listening concert, not a house party with background music.
Then you are ideal!
Basically you invite your people, make your living room acoustic concert ready (lots of pillows and blankets, or chairs, or what ever) I come and play a concert for you (Yes JCB song and some other old favourites too!) at the end we pass the basket round and invite people to gift to keep the show on the road. If you can give me a bed and a hot meal then great!
If interested please e-mail my agent Jimmy Davis: firstname.lastname@example.org and lets get rolling. Even if your just part interested, give us a try! Or you can get in touch by filling out the form on this page here.
Availability: I’m available from mid June through to the end of July for UK shows. Scheduling Irish dates from the 30th July to the 12th August.
My new single, “Join The Liberation” is now available to download or stream on iTunes here. Happily Janice Long played it on BBC Wales recently. I’d love it if you were willing to ask DJ’s to play it please!
The times we live in call us to reach deeper and further, to overcome the horrors we are seeing we need to be saying what we feel, what we yearn for, and connecting to other folk who feel the same. That’s how movements are built, and the way we grow the world that we want to see, this song is a call to ‘Join The Liberation’, which is both an inward and an outward movement. What are you feeling, what are you seeing?
The track is out now. Please spread the word if you will. L