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Fran McKendree | Songs for the Journey

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Songs for the Journey

by Fran McKendree

These songs, borne of dream images, speak of yearning, transition, grief, hope and love. Fran's compelling vocals supported by percussion, keyboards, cello and beautiful harmonies. Great songs, gifted players, you've got the best seat in the house!
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1. Spoken Intro Painting in the Skies (Live)
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2. Painting in the Skies (Live)
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3. Currents Poem: Intro Wade in the Water (Live)
1:57 album only
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4. Wade in the Water (Live)
5:03 album only
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5. Spoken Intro Just Before the Dawn (Live)
0:42 album only
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6. Just Before the Dawn (Live)
6:36 album only
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7. Spoken Intro Let's Get Real (Live)
3:29 album only
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8. Let's Get Real (Live)
5:07 album only
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9. Bring Me (1) Intro Circle of Love [Live]
1:04 album only
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10. Circle of Love (Live)
5:03 album only
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11. Clouds over the Moon (Live)
8:04 album only
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12. Bring Me (2) Intro Let Your Light Shine [Live]
0:43 album only
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13. Let Your Light Shine (Live)
4:57 album only
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14. Bring Me (3) Intro Freedom Dancers [Live]
0:37 album only
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15. Freedom Dancers (Live)
7:43 album only
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Album Notes
SONGS FOR THE JOURNEY (Live at the Haden Institute Summer Dream Conference 2018)

With song, poetry and a bit of a surprise here and there, I invite you to journey with the me on a pilgrim’s path. The songs you’ll hear were all borne of dreams sparked by my search for meaning and life-direction while transitioning from having spent almost ten years on the road with a rock band to… whatever it was I was being called to. As the Irish poet and theologian John O’Donohue says “Every journey of the heart involves some risk” ~ mine and yours are no exception. I believe that each of us follows in our own way, but with common threads running through, this journey toward fulfilling our deepest calling.

At the urging of my wife, Diana, I sought the wise counsel of a brilliant Jungian analyst in Toronto to guide me through this awakening - an awakening of heart, soul and mind. The discovery of a whole new world of images and archetypes awaited; smokey-eyed gypsy lovers, slight of hand carney barkers shape shifting into overly pious monks, crones, ravens appearing out of nowhere, oceans, mountains, raging storms and the utter stillness of midnight on the cliffs of western Ireland - guides and mentors all, they found their way from dreamscape into the language of music. They have emerged over time into the collection of songs you’ll hear in this concert, woven together with poems that have become integral stepping stones on the path. There is a visit or two from some of the dream characters who are always welcomed with open arms.

Helping to bring this journey to life I’m joined by three of the finest, most generous and fun musicians I’ve ever had the honor of playing with; Isabel Castellvi, cello/vocals ~ River Guerguerian, percussion ~ Chris Rosser, keyboard, guitar, and vocals.

Poems ~ Introductions
Painting in the Skis (verse one) words; Fran McKendree © Neath Music, BMI Read by Bruce Barnes
Currents © Judy Brown Read by Diana McKendree
'I am a Jungian analyst' Pittman McGehee
Bring Me Your Rawest Self © Ginny Wilder Read by Larry Maze

‘There is this birth of who you are, deep within you, never far, breathing life into your heart and soul’
(from ‘Painting in the Skies’ by Fran McKendree)

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