Artists do not need to know how to do things, they always will  find a way.

Play the companions

The tutor book is in print and comes out next week.
Here is a film how it looks and sounds.

Wire Strung Harp: Bass for Dance Music. The use of Na Comluighe

The very particular tuning of the Wire Strung Harp shows us two strings lying beside each other tuned G. It is exactly the same note and nobody knows why they are there. Those two strings are called na comluighe or the sisters. There have been wild speculations even theories based on spirituality. Some of the Wire Strung Harp harpers even abolished the double string tuning. Nobody has yet developed or played baselines with the double G incorporated or made any use of them. This is where my work comes in. With relative easiness, a rapid, rhythmic way of playing is accomplished. Here a peep into my work. Watch this space.

Paddy O'Rafferty

Paddy O’Rafferty

The Avalonlady

  I painted this just before the winter solstice. It shows how working with energies like Reiki and Magic feels and looks like to me.

work in progress

I am not sure yet, how this will be called. It is very much a  Phoenix.  There are the 4 elements in it and the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It is a lot about letting go. Picking up the bones and nurture them, then enter the universe , let go and heal, return with knowledge.

The style is a mixture of Celtic Shaman Art and Metharealisme.

Titan white and ultramarine blue form a silvery colour in the “spirit” figure. The reality of an oil painting is always very different, than a photograph. The 3 dimensionality is missing. 

sketching Willie Clancy Festival

My favorite sketches selected from studies I made on the Willie Clancy  Festival in Miltown Malbay.

cata isle mime in naas

Sheela in progress

Went to my favorite shop to get whites and found myself a set of foxes bones. Always liked to make studies of bones.

One of my Shelas from the Gods series : The fear Shela na gig.
You pass threw her portal  by letting go of your fears. Than she will take all your pain and sorrow, everything shitty, the whole lot. No bother. If you concentrate on the eyes you will see your fear concentrate on the moon, you will let go.

The Harp Hinge

This is my solution to the light problem. Certainly on sessions a handy friend.

Featuring on calendar

Astrid Adler featuring on Calendar

On the  Ennis Street Festival in 2010 this great picture of me with Cata Isle Mime Theatre was taken by Cigala D’Or.