Summer and the Light of Unity (coming soon)

Greetings,

I’ve just arrived home from a two-week trip around Ireland & the UK, playing in a variety of homes, halls and coffee-shops. Even though the crossing of the Irish Sea and the roads of the UK & Ireland are becoming more familiar, I can’t help but feel there is still so much more ground to cover on these two islands, so many people to learn from, so many ears to play to.

12 days ago, as I arrived in the port of Fishguard in Wales, I posted ‘One Hundred Thousand Veils‘ as a limited-time free download. Since then, while I’ve been on the road, your response to the song has been so positive, so moving, so supportive, I’ve decided to keep ‘One Hundred Thousand Veils’ available as a free download, indefinitely, at onehundredthousandveils.com. Please feel free to share it with others as much as you like. I hope that this song might help to bring more attention to the subject of human rights, not only with regard to the Bahá’í community in Iran, but to all people suffering under oppressive regimes in the world today.

Last year, on March 21st – the first day of spring – I released ‘Create in Me a Pure Heart‘, a collection of passages from the Bahá’í Writings set to music. Now that I’m back home, I’m putting the final touches on the follow-up to ‘Pure Heart’ – a brand new collaboration with artist Shirin Sahba entitled ‘The Light of Unity’. This project has been particularly special as I had the great pleasure of working with a group of musicians of various faiths coming together to make music in a spirit of unity in diversity.

‘The Light of Unity’ comes out on Friday June 1st, the meteorological first day of summer.

Thanks friends,

Love is the secret.

Luke

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul
    May 03, 2012 @ 21:41:46

    Hey Lukey!

    I am really looking forward to “THE LIGHT OF UNITY” – a title that reminds me of Inayat Khan’s title “The Unity Of Religious Ideals” – Glad also to hear that “One Hundred Thousand Veils” will be available for a long time – Excellent video for the song – WELL DONE.

    (Is this enough praise for the moment? I often quote Noel Coward, who observed:

    “I can take any amount of criticism so long as it is unalloyed praise.” :- )

    I performed in the theatre in Fishguard in December last year !

  2. Anonymous
    May 04, 2012 @ 10:08:30

    Welcome home Luke, glad to hear your travels were positive and fulfilling. Looking forward to yoru next compilation.

    Take care bro, hope to see you soon, Love Sam x

  3. Yo
    May 04, 2012 @ 11:54:05

    Hello Luke,
    I am so looking forward to hear from you and specially the very new song coming soon.

    I wish you all the very best.

    Yovana

  4. Negin
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 12:25:51

    That’s just a fantastic and inspiring music. Thanks Luke . You did a good job!

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