A short poem from Fierce Fairy Tales, one of my faves. ‘Await no princes…’.
Enjoy and have a great day, y’all.
Be strong and take strength from the ones you love, M.xxx
I hope you’re all weathering your lock-down with style and aplomb wherever you are. It’s a bizzare time alright, and to save my sanity I’m delving into books and film today. I want to share a wonderful book I’ve recently discovered that reinterprets the traditional fairy tales we were told as little girls and boys. Here’s one of my favorite poems from it, spoken from the point of view of a very different Little Mermaid.
Well, we’re slowly getting the pointy end of the stick with Covid -19 Virus and many of us are house-bound. So, let’s all band together and keep our spirits up with new learnings and keeping our minds sharp. I’m going to be posting videos every other day from here on in, little tips and techniques for you to prepare yourself for the move back to face-to-face work communications. AND, those of you who are working online, these are going to be golden for you!
So, here’s our first tidbit. There’s a difference between charisma and presence. Check it out! Be well and be safe, keep yourself busy and don’t despair. We’ll all get through this and onto the other side. Keep it real, people.
Just because the calendar says it’s a new year it doesn’t mean you have to feel the need to scrap everything and necessarily start over again. Many of us have had losses and painful challenges in 2019 and would rather Reset and Refocus. My feeling this time of year is to focus on continuing the work I’ve been building and use it as a chance to up-skill and keep learning. It’s also a chance to change direction if something has not been working, shed any fear and pain that has built up, and re-focus my sites on where I’m going, not what’s kept me down.
Goals are extremely important; they give us something to reach for and strive towards. So take this opportunity of a new calendar year not to put pressure on yourself to be ‘more’ than you were in 2019 but perhaps to be more present and keep moving forward. It’s progress, not perfection. Be human. Speak it loud and speak it proud. Your voice matters!
It’s a wonderful thing to be sitting in a room full of strong, capable, creative women. Big thanks to Blinder Films, Lara Hickey, and The Lir Academy for inviting me to contribute to X-Pollinator conference for women in the film business last weekend Dec. 7th. What a buzz. And what a pleasure to have been involved. Go ladies! And let’s keep the ball rolling.
Ciao everyone! It’s all go til Xmas hits, I’m just back from USA and coaching there and there’s no rest for the wicked until after December 25th. Watch this space and wishing you all a stress-free hols. Baci xxx
Hello everyone, pardon the absence of posts or updates. I’ve been voice coaching up a storm in Ireland, Europe, and USA and taking a year off from gigging. It’s been extraordinary and as creativity needs to come out somewhere, I’ve found myself creating art work again. Here are just a few of the pieces I’ve been turning out of the studio. Enjoy!
It’s been quite a whirlwind of activity this year already, lots of great voice workshops and travel this year. I’m delighted to report that I’ve also been invited to join the Rose Bruford College (London) team for their new foundation acting course in Belfast. Between the jigs and the reels it will continue to be lots more travelling this Fall and Winter and I’m loving it. Keep Calm and Print Out The Next Boarding Pass!
For more info about any of my upcoming voice workshops, please contact me by clicking on the Contact link on my Homepage. See you on the flipside! Vaya con dios, amigos. Speak it loud, speak it proud, and Speak It Public. M.xxx
It’s down to the last few gigs of the year and I’ll be performing my last shows with The Nualas over the next week. Tomorrow Saturday, Dec. 1st I’ll be in Macroom with the girls, then Mermaid Arts Centre on Dec. 7 and Watergate Theatre in Kilkenny on Dec. 8th. It’s been a whirlwind few months and it’s push til the end. I’ll be coaching in Japan from Dec. 13th so there’s no breathing space til end of January…. Watch this space for future gigs coming up, and do come down and join the party wherever I may be! xxxx