Journal 

I Saw Star Strewn Space and Bruce Cockburn 

“Stood before the Shaman, I saw star strewn space” ~ Bruce Cockburn

We got on stage as night was falling, the hill in front of us emerged as a sky of candle constellations that swayed in the night. The music of Bruce Cockburn. Familiar. Gutsy. Beautifully crafted. True true true.

This is a good time.

Maestro Cockburn said he felt like a troll who had woken up amongst angels, but really, we are aspirants before a master, and the chance to layer our voices around his works of light, of awakeness, of musical strength, is such an honour, such a joy infuser. That moment on stage at the Edmonton Folk Festival, 2006, is a moment I will draw from for a long time.

~ Ruth