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Grand Gathering 2015 Photos

The annual ‘Grand Gathering’ is winding down for another year after a week-long adventure improvising music and community. This year’s Grand Gathering was an opportunity to remember two beloved members of our community who passed away since when we met last September. Zouïna Benhalla, mother to Maggie and creative inspiration to many, passed away in February 2015.  Kes, who had been bravely battling cancer, passed away at the beginning of this month. Both were warmly remembered and celebrated at Friday’s […]

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The Grand Gathering 2015

The 2015 ‘Grand Gathering’ will take place from Monday 7 September until Monday 14 September. Everyone is welcome to Melin Dolwion at this time to share food, music, creativity and community. For those returning to the mill we are sure you will be impressed with the improvements that have been made to the spaces over the past year. For the uninitiated, we expect you will fall in love with the space as many have done, and will continue to do […]

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The Challenge of Simplicity – Long Notes

The first ever Challenge of Simplicity weekend ran by Maggie took place at Melin Dolwion at the end of May 2015. One of the first exercises practiced during the weekend was ‘long notes.’ Long notes is one of the core vocal practices we do at the mill. We try to do it every morning for an hour. It involves dwelling within one note, exploring the different tonal qualities and sounds that can be woven from what appears to be a deceptively […]

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