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A Celtic Mass for Peace


Composed by Guitarist Sam Guarnaccia, with Lyrics by Philip Newell, this beautiful CD was inspired by the haunting spirit of the Celtic world. Soloist: Suzanne Adam with Elizabeth Von Trapp and other choral voices. Instrumentation include Violin, Flute, Cello, Viola, Bodhran, Guitar, Whistle & Small Pipes. Tracks include: Song of the Universe, Sanctus, The Prayer of Jesus, Agnus Dei, Benedictus and Song of Peace.

Chanting for Peace: Praying with the Earth Meditative Chants & Prayers


John Philip Newell
with soloist Suzanne Butler

The perfect compliment to John Philip Newell’s “Praying with the Earth: A Prayerbook for Peace”, this audio CD invites and inspires us to live as those whose hearts yearn for peace.


We as Jews, Christians, and Muslims share a common spiritual descent, yet painful divisions between us lie at the center of much conflict and war in the world today. “Chanting for Peace: Meditative Chants and Prayers” brings to life the morning and evening prayers from “Praying with the Earth” that honor each of these traditions.


The chants, sung in English, have a descant in the original language from the three households of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar. The words are selections from the Quran, the Hebrew Scriptures and the Words of Jesus and are interwoven with prayers by John Philip Newell. The soloist and music director is Suzanne Butler who was featured on Newell’s previous chant CD, Sounds of the Eternal. The composer, Linda Larkin, is from Santa Fe. Spoken prayers are from John Philip’s “Praying with the Earth”.


Laying on of Song


This unique release is inspired by the “laying on of song” practice where neighbors used to comfort each other by singing the traditional hymns.

King, who’s received praise from U.S.A. Today and National Public Radio for his approach to “gospel guitar,” presents all of the favorite hymns in a distinctive, old-timey, guitar style. Songs include: “In The Sweet By and By,” “Blessed Assurance,” and “Softly & Tenderly.” $12.99



“Scriptures” is a unique release of music inspired by Christian, Jewish and Islamic texts put to an ear-catching world-music beat. Rich melodies are layered with Middle Eastern oud, percussion and chantcelebrate the shared wisdom found in sacred scriptures. $12.99

Sounds of the Eternal: Meditative Chants and Prayers CD


These rich prayers and chants are a companion to the book Sounds of the Eternal; the CD serves as an aid to awaken awareness of the goodness of creation and of the body. The prayers, inspired by Jewish and Celtic spirituality, are interspersed with an accompanying chant. The music and vocals of a Celtic and middle-eastern nature have been said to be “inspiring,” “strengthening,” “peaceful” and create a sense of “nearness.” Excellent for prayer and meditation groups, retreats and workshops. This CD, originally published in 2006, has a new cover which is inspired by the artwork of Tobi Kahn.

John Philip Newell is a Scottish poet and scholar with a passion for peace among the great wisdom traditions of humanity. He is internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality, having authored over 15 books, including Listening for the Heartbeat of God, Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation, and his most recent visionary work, A New Harmony: the Spirit, the Earth, & the Human Soul.

Suzanne Butler is from Edinburgh, Scotland. Listening and performing music were important to her from an early age. She graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in Music. She has worked with the children’s charity Fischy Music, exploring self-esteem and emotions among children. Suzanne was also featured in another of John Philip Newell’s CDs, Chanting for Peace: Meditative Chants and Prayers.

Linda Larkin, composer, has performed in the Santa Fe area since 1996 and provides a wide variety of classical, popular, Celtic, Latin and sacred music. She performs at weddings, parties, conferences and memorial services. Linda holds a Masters Degree in music and maintains an active harp studio in Santa Fe. She has presented workshops at national conferences and co-led international pilgrimages. She is the founding director of High Desert Harps, a performing group of 10-12 harpists.