Summer Solstice 2000
Your support for my Sacred Sites Recording Project
has touched me deeply. I feel this work is
divinely-guided, and your cards and messages to me about
the project glow with the same spirit. This Divine Spirit
is providing the means, through your help, for me to
create a special recording.
Thanks to you, I spent ten days in May in England and
France recording at beautiful, ancient and sacred places
in Glastonbury, Aix-en-Provence, Stonehenge, Mont
Saint-Michel, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and many more. I
travelled with a wonderful, supportive group of 12 women,
guided by spiritual teacher Michael Mirdad and tour guide
extraordinaire Marcus Mason. We climbed mountains, waded
in the Mediterranean, laughed, cried and meditated, and
ate lots of chocolate! I can still hardly believe I was
lucky enough to make this incredible, life-changing
journey, but I have the blisters to prove it! I'll post
chronicles of my experiences here soon, along with photos
from the trip.
The sites I felt most connected with were Chalice Well
and the entire Glastonbury area; Cadbury, thought by many
to be the location of Camelot; and Tintagel, site of the
castle considered to be King Arthur's birthplace. At
special spots along the way, I recorded solo flute
pieces, including originals Sarajevo and
Laura's Lament, and music I love including Ave
Maria, Scarborough Faire, Imagine and
Song to a Seagull. I also wrote and recorded new,
as-yet-unnamed compositions, plus group toning, ambient
water and bird sounds, and spontaneous
These recordings will be mixed together to create a
unique audio experience, a CD I'm calling Return To
Avalon, because that is what this journey felt
like to me... a return to places I've heard calling me
deep in my heart for many years. I believe Return
To Avalon will carry the energies of these sacred
places into the hearts of listeners as well.
Thanks to fans, friends and family, I've raised over
$2000 for this project so far. I paid Grail Productions
$1500 towards the trip, and allocated the balance for
recording equipment, supplies and other trip expenses.
Another $1000 is owed to Grail, who were nice enough to
allow me to come on the trip without full advance
payment. I'm budgeting an additional $6000 for mixing,
mastering, duplication, artwork and other production
costs. Robyn Fear has graciously offered to donate a
substantial amount of time in her studio to help complete
the recording, which will reduce the total needed by
Therefore I estimate it will take an additional $6550
in funding and/or in-kind donations to complete
Return To Avalon.
I invite you to become part of this important
and meaningful recording project and ask you now to
support this project with your donations. If my
music has touched you, soothed you, inspired you,
comforted or brought you peace, please contribute what
you can, whether $1000, $100, $10, or $1. Whatever you
can donate, I know it will add up to the amount required!
Everyone who donates money or production services will be
credited on my website and on the CD itself, unless
anonymity is requested. See my website for the list of
people who have contributed so far!
Please send your donations to:
Laura Sue Wilansky
PO Box 24245
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33307-4245
Please write Sacred Sites Fund in the notes
section of your check or money order.
All funds will be kept in a separate bank
You can also help at this time by buying copies of my
"Sarabande - Solo Flute
Meditations" CD and tape for yourself or your loved
Or come on out to a gig to make your donations and
purchases! My schedule is always available here!
Thank you for all your support for my music and for
me over the years, and for all the kind words you share
with me about my music. You make it possible for me to do
the work I love and am called to do, and I deeply
appreciate your support and caring.
Love and Blessings,
Laura Sue, the Silver Nightingale
PS If you'd like to receive monthly e-mail notices of
my Silver Nightingale news and performance dates, please
send your name, address, phone number and e-mail address
to me with your donation, or to LauraSue@SilverNightingale.com
Blessings to you all!
Laura Sue, the flautist known as Silver