LAURA SHANNON

FOLK DANCE - CIRCLE DANCE- SACRED DANCE - WOMEN'S RITUAL DANCE

CDs & Booklets from Laura Shannon

String of Pearls

Forty years of Sacred Dance - our Festschrift book is here!

Detailed information about the book can be found on this page.

You are invited to be part of this collective gift to the future of Sacred Dance by buying a copy of the book. The book is 136 pages, and 100% of proceeds from the book go to support the bursary fund. Donations of any amount to the bursary fund are also very welcome.

Book price: €12 Click here to purchase

 



Limani - Traditional Dance Music from Greece and Asia Minor

Kostantis Kourmadias Saz, Violin, Vocals
Laura Shannon Dajre, Defi, Bendir, Doumberleki, Zills, Spoons, Potirakia, Stamna, Vocals
Nikolas Angelopoulos Laouto, Lafta
Ruth Hill Kanonaki
Dimitris Brendas Clarinet
Kyria Voula Kourmadia Vocals

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Total running time: 73.33
CD Price: €20  Click here to purchase

 

Limani - Traditional Dance Music from Greece and Asia Minor

Dance Notes Booklet
40 page illustrated booklet with descriptions for all the dances on the CD Limani, including:

Syrtós Sta Tría, Syrtós, Terkisher, Syrtós Amorgoú, Syrtós Lésvou, Issos, Kavodorítikos, Kalamatianós, Karsilamás, Kónialis, Tsiftetéli, Jeni Jol, Oro Jeniol, Tsámikos Yiátrissas, Sta Tria, Hora la Galana

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Taxidi - Traditional Dance Music from Greece and Asia Minor

Kostantis Kourmadias Saz, Violin, Vocals
Laura Shannon Dajre, Bendir, Zills, Spoons, Vocals
Yiorgos Pappas Oud, Lafta

This new offering of old songs, recorded on the old instruments, is like a ship setting sail for the past,
the future, and lands of hidden treasure. Each note of music, the steps we dance to it, and every glance
the dancers exchange, are sparks from the embers of an ancient hearth. Woven patterns of words,
melodies and movements convey forgotten values, which we hope to rekindle in a new way.
Songs of separation and exile give voice to the sorrow of parting and the longing for return. Wedding
songs, like mystical poems, celebrate joyful communion between body and soul, heaven and earth.
They exhort us to remember: our days on earth are counted, so live them to the fullest, with joy.

Total running time: 69.02
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Taxidi - Traditional Dance Music from Greece and Asia MinorTaxidi Booklet Cover
Dance Notes Booklet

44 page illustrated booklet with descriptions for all the dances on the CD Taxidi including many variations.
Dance Notes Booklet Price: €10   Click here to purchase

Dancing on the Earth - Women's Stories of Healing through Dance

Goraniby J. Leseho & S. McMaster, eds. (Findhorn Press 2011)

A powerful collection of essays to celebrate, to uplift, and to beckon you to take your place in the world. It includes Laura's chapter, Women's Ritual Dances: An Ancient Source of Healing in our Times

Contributors:
Laura Shannon, Iris J. Stewart, Johanna Leseho,
Prema Dasara, Jolie Pate, Bonny Meyer, Kathryn Mihelick, Sharon Took-Zozaya, Opeyemi Parham, Sandy McMaster, Rhavina Schertenleib, Barbara Waterfall, Deepti Gupta, Mähealani Uchiyama,
and Shahrazad Catharina Huisman
240 pages, paperback
15.75€ + 6€ postage & handling
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Gorani: Traditional Dances from the Armenian Homeland (Shoghakn Ensemble)

Gorani Researched and recorded in Armenia by Laura Shannon and Shakeh Avanessian
Mairam Govand, Yerek Votk, In Votk, Papouri, Hovs Bashi, Sheighana, Shavali, Nare, Tamzara, Shghkrtan Aghchig, Gorani, Maymuki, Lourke, Tsolaki, Asmarani, Nay Bar

Total running time: 66:22
CD Price: €20

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Gorani: Traditional Dances from the Armenian Homeland (Shoghakn Ensemble) - Booklet of dance descriptions

Gorani Dances researched and recorded in Armenia by Laura Shannon and Shakeh Avanessian, to accompany the CD Gorani: Traditional Dances from the Armenian Homeland (Shoghakn Ensemble).

Contents: Mairam Govand, Yerek Votk, In Votk, Papouri, Hovs Bashi, Sheighana, Shavali, Nare, Tamzara, Shghkrtan Aghchig, Gorani, Maymuki, Lourke, Tsolaki, Asmarani, Nay Bar, plus Introduction, illustrations, map of Armenia & the Armenian Homeland, further reading & resources.

28 Pages
Dance Notes Booklet Price: € 10

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Fire in the Feet (Xenos)

Fire in the Feet Balkan and Rom dance music
Sa O Roma, Zajko Kokorajko, Mazo Mazo, Tresinitsa, Oj Dada Sale, Kosovsko Oro, Ani More Nuse, O Poštari, Yolla Sofer, Orfano, Lute Lute, Romanela, Linsey's Čoček, Davulja, Allah Allah, Pirava Daje

Total running time: 73:44
CD Price: € 20

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Fire in the Feet (Xenos) - Booklet of dance descriptions

Fire in the Feet Balkan & Rom dances described by Laura Shannon, to accompany the CD Fire in the Feet (Xenos)
Contents: Jeni Jol, Simple Čoček, Čoček with weight changes, Čoček with lifts, Embrobis, Skopski Čoček, Romsko Bitolsko, Raikos, Tsifteteli, Ani More Nuse, Indijski Čoček. Valle, Karsilama, Sa, plus introduction and articles.

24 Pages
Dance Notes Booklet Price: €10

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Tutti Frutti (Xenos)

Tutti Frutti Balkan and Rom dance music
Ušti Ušti Baba, Geliyor Dügün Alayi, Čorolo, Posadila Baba, Čirikli, Tutti Frutti, Sadila Ganka, O Dive Nakela, Romski Gajda, Demsa, Radka Piratka, Mootown Zurna, Dedo Mili Zlatni, Di Di

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Total running time:
59:48
CD Price: €20

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New! Tutti Frutti (Xenos) - Booklet of dance descriptions

Traditional Balkan & Roma Dances to accompany the Xenos CD Tutti Frutti
Dance Descriptions by Laura Shannon

With descriptions for 26 dances and many variations, plus Laura's article 'Healing and Homecoming: Roma Dances as a Pathway to Joy.'
Introduction, article and notation page are in English and German. Dance notes are in English only.
Dances include: Čoček, Pravo Horo & Romsko Pravo, Kosovska Gajda, Sa, Sa Sa, Djurdjevdan Čoček, Tsingánikos, Jeni Jol & Oro Jeniol, Tsifteteli & Solo Čoček / Kyuchek, Veleško Oro & Staro Veleško Oro, Indijski Čoček & Kočanski Čoček, Berovsko Čoček, Surduličko Oro, Romsko Bitolsko, Opsa, Četvorno Horo, Nazlânkino Horo, Čičovata, Romska Gajda, Ženska Romska Gajda, Dedo Mili Zlatni

40 Pages
Dance Notes Booklet Price: €10

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Čirikli (Xenos)

Cirikli Greek, Balkan and Rom dance music
Papalambrena (10.41), Thalassaki Mou / Mou Paringile (8.32), O Konstantinos O Mikros (6.50), Zonaradiko (9.17), Iokasti's Dream (9.15), Kato Stin Aya Marini (5.46), Bekim's Valle (5.09), Čirikli (8.37)

Total running time: 64:16
CD Price: €20

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Čirikli (Xenos) - Booklet of dance descriptions

Cirikli Greek, Balkan and Rom dances described by Laura Shannon (updated 2010), to accompany the CD Čirikli (Xenos)

Contents: Papalambrena, Kalamatianos, Syrtos Trakis, Zonaradiko, Syrtos Kritis, Tsourapia, Karsilamas, Dhipat, Valle, Jeni Jol, Tsifteteli

32 Pages
Dance Notes Booklet Price €10

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Papalambrena Live

Papalambrena Recorded live at the Universal Hall, Findhorn, 19th July 2001

Papalambrena (Tsamikos) single

Total running time: 10:53
CD Price: €8

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Anemozali (Maria Deikta)

Anemozali Greek traditional & contemporary music, including four compositions by Kostantis Kourmadias
Perimeno na faneis, To teleftaio lathos mou, Irthe kairos na fygo, O kipos tou Allach, Trigyrno sto skotadi, Anemozali, Ainte de, Me ta matia ta thlimmena, Dance of the Goddess, Chorepse mou tsifteteli, Epimeno
Dance list & translation page
Total running time: 38:26
CD Price: € 15

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Dance notes booklet coming soon!

Peliti (Various Artists)

Peliti Double CD compilation of beautiful traditional and contemporary Greek music to benefit the Peliti ecological community and seed bank project in Northern Greece. Kostantis Kourmadias & Laura Shannon contributed one original song, 'Evgeneia' (CD 1, Track 14). You can dance a syrtos to it.
Dance list & translation page available free from Laura
Total running time: 134:15
Double CD €20

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Evros (traditional musicians)

Evro Double CD compilation of authentic traditional dance music from the Evros region of Thrace, featuring P. Zikidis, K. Douka, A. Partinoudis, K. Tapakis, Y. Davliakos and other musicians. From the Balkan Centre for Dance and Music.

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Total running time
: 120:24
Double CD €30 (includes bound 132-page booklet with photos and information in Greek, German and English)
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Evros (traditional musicians) Dance notes booklet coming soon!

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