We're a family of musicians - sister, brother & dad - & we're on a mission to contribute towards positive change in the world by campaigning for the protection of our beautiful planet through our unique music, poetry and art.
Gifts of peace
We plan to do this by sending our music as ‘gifts of peace’ to those in power or positions of influence – just to remind them of how beautiful our planet is and that we appreciate their help in protecting it.
Take a listen to our music!
Here are two pieces of music we've written - one for harp & one for piano with some video made by taking our phone out into the remote valley where we live!
They last for just over a 1 minute each - enough time to take 10 deep breaths, relax & think about how amazing the clouds, sky & trees really are (the bird song is live from the video too / as is the breeze!).
A harp piece we wrote inspired by the valley we live in (you can hear the birds, the streams - the wind is just on the mobile and not the final recording!).
and a piano piece...
Can Music Make a Difference given all the issues the planet faces?
People sometimes ask us why sending out our music will make a difference?
The truth is the confrontational style of politics and power hasn't worked and if anything is taking us in the wrong direction. We think it's time to use a different language - the language of peace, of beauty, of nature.
And for us, music is the ultimate language to express all of the above!
Who Should we send our Gifts of Peace too?
We make no judgement who receives our gifts of peace - we simply identify those who are the people in power - the movers and shakers that make things happen - some you may think are doing a great job & some a bad one. But we all need to live here so we're using music to bring people together.
We want to send our work to politicians, spiritual leaders, CEOs, film producers, heads of state, inventors - reminding them of how beautiful and precious this planet is and that we need their help in looking after it.
We will offer to play at fund raising events for all those who are doing a great job. And we know that deep down, even those who maybe are not doing the right thing know what they really need to do - our music & the beauty of nature is there just to remind them!
You can see our growing list of those we want to send our gifts of peace to further down this page. We'd also love you to suggest people too - there truly is no limit to how many we can send out if the funds allow!
Maddy & Sam have playing music some 7 years now (they both started when we were 4 years old as there were many musical instruments lying around at home).
This is Maddy with Celtic Harp aged 5 (that's Sam behind at the table)!
Dad is a sound engineer & producer and works in the creative industry so he's helped us learn how to record our own music, design our own artwork, book gigs even string harps - so we promise this project is going to create something special!
Our First Release
We released our first limited edition album last year called 'A Beautiful Day in the Hills' and had great feedback (see below).
We play as often as possible at art festivals, cathedrals, busk on the street and basically enjoy bringing our message that nature can teach us so much about how we should be living our lives & living in harmony with the rest of the planet.
We've had great feedback with our first album & live shows.
This is what kind people have said about our music;
“Suddenly I could hear music that sounded like it was coming from the heavens – I then realised it was coming from two young children – a brother and sister – playing the harp & piano – they were like two musicians brought down from above to bring peace to the world”
“It was so moving I cried.”
I was visiting an art exhibition – I could hear this soft beautiful music and when I turned the corner there were two young children playing something that sounded like it had come from heaven – a moving moment.”
“Visiting a sacred site, I was stopped in my tracks by a musical ambience that seemed to be at one with the beautiful surroundings I was in – I was captivated and sat and listened to their music all afternoon – This Healing Place – they are special.”
“Debussy would listen to this music.”
“I was visiting a Victorian Woodland Garden. All of a sudden, I could hear music that was perfectly in harmony with the singing birds and the mood of the place – I was captivated instantly.”
“If peace and harmony has a sound – this is it”
“Maddy and Sam’s music is special – I’d go as far as to say spiritual”
Our new album going to be beautifully packaged (& environmentally friendly) – take a look at our rewards - we love creating beautiful things as hopefully as our previous work below demonstrates (we are planning something really special for this album - they will also make great presents for friends and loved ones so buy an extra one or two if you can!).
We design all our own artwork, photography & artwork. We record all our own music - lovingly spending hours perfecting the sound of the harp, piano & arrangements.
Here are some pictures from our first album 'A Beautiful Day in the Hills'
And these are two other projects we worked on when we were even younger -
Saving the world
This Kickstarter project will mean we can deliver our new album, 'A Song for the World' to CEOs, Heads of State, Spiritual Leaders, Inventors, Academics, Media Leaders, Famous Musicians, Politicians, Film Producers, Nobel Peace Prize Individuals as well as other lesser known but special individuals – reminding them of how precious this planet is and that we need their help in looking after it.
People in power & influence.
For every ‘gift of peace’ you purchase – you can help us send another to a game changer out there – just reminding them of the important things in life.
Our fund raising target is £500. This may seem a small amount compared to some of the other projects out there but we can deliver to this budget given we create everything ourselves (we have a very friendly CD manufacturer to press high quality CDs for us and a printer who is just a diamond when it comes to printing on beautiful stock paper & getting the tones just right).
If we reach our £500 goal then we will send out 50 CDs. 25 to those doing a great job presently (offering to help with their fund raising events so furthering the positive effect of your sponsorship) and 25 to those who maybe know there is a need for change but simply need reminding (even the worst polluters on the planet are run by parents with children who don't want to inherit a burnt out earth).
Our stretch goal is simple - the more we raise the more we can send out - please suggest people we should be sending them to - hopefully we'll be able to add them to the list.
£500 means we'll send out 50
£1000 means we'll send out 100
£10,000 means we'll send out 1000
£100,000 means we'll send out 10,000 (and then allow ourselves some rest post licking & sticking down 10,000 mail pieces!).
So please, please tell your friends to spread the word about our campaign & also suggest people we can send our 'gifts of peace' too.
Here are two sites from which you can find inspiration to suggest good people who we should be offering live events to help them raise funds (we can play and their fund raising events such as launches, conferences etc):
And here are two where you can find inspiration to suggest those who maybe need a little reminding of their obligation to keep this planet beautiful & safe for the next generation & generations to come:
As we said, we don't take sides. Donald Trump is a powerful leader and has a much influence over creating world peace as does the Dali Lama. Taking sides creates conflict & opposition and will not lead to positive change.
Instead we ask people to listen to our music - the sound of nature. And then encourage others to listen too. Our music is designed to still the mind & allow for a peaceful state of being. When our minds are quiet we can hear what others are saying too. This is the first stage of building understanding throughout all our fellow human beings and the natural world.
Only then can we listen and understand each other with integrity and honesty.
The 'Gifts of Peace' list
Take a look at the list of people we’re planning to send it to (link to Instagram site).
There are literally thousands of people we’d love to send our Gifts of Peace too! If you keep on giving we'll keep on playing (and sending out new gifts of peace)! We'll post all feedback from each gift of peace sent out (and keep you up to date with all the fund raising events we get involved in).
We are all in this together
There are lots of ways you can get involved – take a look at our rewards section for details.
From a simple £1 donation that will receive a big kiss, to £175 where you can come to our place with a friend for a concert & a home cooked meal (and meet other nice sponsors) through to £1000+ where we will produce a piece of music especially for you.
All our gifts are all loving made by us (except the food which is made by mum & dad).
We are working hard on 'A Song for the World' presently. Here we are in the studio rehearsing.
And here's Maddy talking about another piece she's been working out the melody for!
If you can help in anyway or have some great ideas to help us meet our fund raising goals then please get in touch!
So help us make a difference - let’s save this planet a note at a time!
Many thanks everyone!
Healing, Light & Love,
Maddy, Sam & David (dad) X
Risks and challenges
There's no risk when it comes to creating and delivering a beautiful album and our gifts of peace. We've created work previously which you can see on this site so we know what it takes to complete everything and make it beautiful (it's a labour of love and we're on a mission to save the world)!
For us, the biggest risk is to do nothing - we all carry on as before and the planet keeps on suffering :(
Let's save this planet a note at a time :) !Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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