I virtually got transported to Kildare every moring at 8.30 my time via zoom for the last week. I was singing some songs Oxygen 21 (Ocsaigin 21) World On Our Shoulders (An Domhain Ar Ár nGuailli’), Cuir and Long ag Seol and Salley Gardens and explaining the main processes of Climate Change as gaeilge and in English. The student’s were good sports with lots of great questions and although some weren’t allowed to sing along because of covid restrictions we still had fun.
Ahead of the forthcoming COP21 talks in Paris in December I’ve had my song We All Own The Sky featured as Climate Song of the Week for Paris on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC website. I’m delighted to be able to help highlight the importance of tackling climate change through my songs.
Here’s the news story in English French and Spanish.
The idea for We All Own The Sky came as I was going to perform my Climate Change Songs in India in January 2014, considering what we all have in common. I think it also goes back to a chapter of a Feasta book (Sharing For Survival, Chapter 2, The Climate and the Commons, Justin Kenrik) regarding “The Commons”; That there are certain things we hold in common and that we should all take care of them together. And then the question of if we have left it too late to be able to save the earth or not also arises in this song, along with a personal apology to the Earth for my own carbon footprint.
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