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Kathleen Ryan

Pianist, Composer, Mystic, Poet

What I’m doing now

I’m living (with my R-T-G and 2 remarkable cats) in New Mexico, in the piñon-juniper forest south of the small art/ranching community of Mountainair.

At the Whisperings Concert, 
22 January 2017, Costa Mesa, CA.


Passages, my newest CD, is released and available everywhere:  Spotify. CDBaby. iTunes. Amazon. Also Pandora Premium.

Almost finished notating the pieces from Passages. Some of them are involved, and you know how I go right-brain when I play; so that left-brain notating activity is always tricksy.

I had SO MUCH FUN at the Whisperings weekend, held in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago. Friends old & new—musicians & fans both, surpassingly beautiful music, lots of walking, inspirational workshops & visits — hard to know how it could be topped. Until next year, of course. I’m eagerly awaiting Whisperings founder David Nevue’s announcement about next year’s weekend.

And then a few days in Florida visiting my sister: outdoor dining, a beach walk, good times with my sister, warmth!

And then home to chill, snow, wind. Oh well. We have the best summers & autumns anywhere.

I spend my time on these things:

  • Practicing music for Meditations of My Heart, a new CD of spiritual songs that I will record later this year.
  • Learning Irish Gaelic, with the help of Bitesize Irish Gaelic and Duolingo.

I still believe that creativity flows from my willingness to say yes. Just yes. Then act, & hear where it takes me.

I also believe that too many notes ruin a piece of music. I’m choosing the notes that count and throwing the rest of them away. (The rejected notes go to a kind of music waiting room, of course, where they hum in anticipation of being chosen for another piece.)

When my activities or priorities change, I’ll update this page. This update: February 23, 2019.

Slán go fóill!*


CREDIT: Page idea by Derek Sivers, h/t Steven Cravis.

*That’s “bye for now" in Irish, in case you didn’t know.

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