Summer Solstice Greetings

Posted on Tuesday 20 February 2024

Summer Solstice Greetings


It is summer solstice 2018 and this morning such amazing beauty greeted me as my dog Luna and I turned the corner onto the beach close to where I live.

I send this beauty to you on this special day.

My health challenges continue, but my daily practice of staying present to all that unfolds keeps me as steady as is possible in the midst of it all. I also feel blessed to have just completed a 5 day retreat with a wonderful mindfulness teacher called Bob Stahl, whose teachings filled my heart with hope and inspiration. The reminder again and again to grasp nothing, resist nothing, but allow and let be….

You can find out more about Bob’s wonderful work at

May the light of this wonderful time of year shine bright within you and around you! And as John O’Donohue says in his beautiful blessing For Presence, ‘may you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder…..’




  1. Sean on August 13, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Lovely words Fionnuala. I hope youre doing well. Kind regards Sean M Kelly

  2. Julia Daniels on September 24, 2018 at 2:49 am

    I had been looking for Deus Meus on YouTube (I was only familiar with Mary O’Hara’s rendering) and was captivated by your voice and harp playing. After reading this blog, I’ve discovered yours is the voice on Sleepsong: I had no idea. So beautiful!

    Holding you in my thoughts and prayers. Requesting healing.


  3. D. Han on July 14, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    I’m deeply moved by your voice… really beautiful. Wish you all the best!

  4. Glafir on December 5, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    I from far Russia. I say in Russian by Esenin`s words.

    В Хороссане есть такие двери,
    Где обсыпан розами порог.
    Там живет задумчивая пери.
    В Хороссане есть такие двери,
    Но открыть те двери я не мог.

    У меня в руках довольно силы,
    В волосах есть золото и медь.
    Голос пери нежный и красивый.
    У меня в руках довольно силы,
    Но дверей не смог я отпереть.

    Ни к чему в любви моей отвага.
    И зачем? Кому мне песни петь? —
    Если стала неревнивой Шага,
    Коль дверей не смог я отпереть,
    Ни к чему в любви моей отвага.

    Мне пора обратно ехать в Русь.
    Персия! Тебя ли покидаю?
    Навсегда ль с тобою расстаюсь
    Из любви к родимому мне краю?
    Мне пора обратно ехать в Русь.

    До свиданья, пери, до свиданья,
    Пусть не смог я двери отпереть,
    Ты дала красивое страданье,
    Про тебя на родине мне петь.
    До свиданья, пери, до свиданья.

  5. Wilhelmus Lagas on January 17, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Thank you Fionnuala for your gifts of Music which have been an inspiration for me for many years and to thank youl for being so thoughtful in your efforts to obtain a copy of “Whispers of Love for my sister’s 80th Birthday..Lots of love and God’s blessing to you and your family.

  6. Elizabeth on March 4, 2022 at 3:12 am

    Dear Fionnuala Gill,
    We first learned of you while watching your performance with the Tim Janis orchestra in Maine. Tim is a genius in creating uplifting music. We especially enjoyed hearing your calm lovely voice sing the “Heather” song. The melody is so lovely that we have listened to you sing it over and over again so much that it has become my favorite tune to hum. We are hopeful that we will see you again with the Tim Janis orchestra in the near future., hopefully as a regular. Whenever we want to listen to peaceful, uplifting music, we tune in to Tim Janis. His music raises us up and carries us away to a calm place..
    Thank you.

  7. Maria on April 27, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    From Russia with love! You are amazing. Your voice touches my soul everytime.

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