Swansea based recording artist and songwriter Steve Balsamo has a released a beautiful new song this Christmas, and has chosen to support Zac’s Place in the process. Steve, a long time friend and advocate of Zac’s Place, has included a donation link on all his social media platforms for the lyric video of the song ‘Tenderheart’. Thank you Steve and your ever loyal supportive followers. Check out the song below and expand the text to read the full story.
Sean Stillman was able to host BBC Radio Wales’ Sunday morning celebration programme on 6 Sep 2020. It is available here on iPlayer for 30 days. It features contributions from Rick Elias, Rich Mullins, Jayne Stillman, Phil James and Sammy Horner as well as reflections from Sean.
Warmest greetings to all of you who take some interest in what is happening at Zac’s Place.
Here’s a brief update on our engagement with the local relief effort during the Covid-19 pandemic and an Easter reflection.
Liz brings us a monologue from the perspective of Mary the mother of Jesus, Jayne leads us in a prayer and Sammy & Kylie send a blessing from Wexford in Ireland. We hope you enjoy and are encouraged … ‘may the Saviour watch over you’.
Links referenced in this video also include:
Sammy & Kylie Horner https://sammyhorner.bandcamp.com/
Liz Hinds https://notanotherwannabewriter.blogspot.com/
Zac’s Place http://www.zacsplace.org
SCVS volunteering info: https://www.scvs.org.uk/coronavirus-vols
THIS EVENT IS NOW POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES
WE WILL REARRANGED AN ALTERNATIVE DATE
Vesper Sky is a stunning and unique collection of songs and poems, written and performed by poet, broadcaster and songwriter Stewart Henderson, critically acclaimed Scottish singer songwriter Yvonne Lyon and storyteller and broadcaster Carol Henderson.
“… a unique collection of songs and poems … tellingly nuanced performances…” folkradio.co.uk
“Outstanding lyrical intelligence” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“[Stewart] understands the packed power of words…” Gillian Reynolds, The Sunday Times
“Listening to Yvonne is a life-affirming experience” Iain Anderson, BBC Radio Scotland
Tickets available from Derricks Music, 221 Oxford Street, Swansea, SA1 3BQ and online via the link below. £10 (+£1 booking fee). £12 on the door. Doors open 7pm.
Read more about Stewart & Carol Henderson here: https://stewart-henderson.com/
Read more about Yvonne & David Lyon here: https://yvonnelyonmusic.com/
We’re pleased to be able to announce that Sammy and Kylie Horner will be returning to guest at Zac’s Place Tribal Gathering on Tues 1 September.
When they called by last year their stunning acoustic performance of their blend of Celtic influenced Americana tunes went down a storm.
Heartfelt lyrics, honest questions and an earthy faith will weave its way together from these two accomplished performers.
A Unique Evening With Martyn Joseph and Bob Harris OBE in support of Zac’s Place.
Saturday 4th July, 7.30pm
Zac’s Place, George Street,Swansea, SA1 4HH
Tickets £15 plus booking fee.
Martyn Joseph is pleased to announce what promises to be a very memorable and unique evening with his special guest Bob Harris OBE, in aid of Zac’s Place in Swansea.
Martyn’s Let Yourself Trust has been promoting and raising funds for Zac’s Place over the last 6 months on both sides of the Atlantic. Zac’s Place supports homeless people in crisis and provides them with new opportunities. For some it is the only safe haven in their lives, offering love, support and acceptance. The charity is the third project Let Yourself has been working with after a Children’s Theatre in Palestine and an orphanage in Guatemala, and this evening will be a beautiful culmination of their partnership and fund raising during this time as well as shining a light on the amazing work done at Zac’s Place.
The show will feature MJ doing what he does best, bringing his “stunning heartfelt music” to an intimate audience at Zac’s Place, along with Q and A time with both Martyn and Bob and also Sean Stillman, Zac’s founder, will talk about the inspiring work they do.
Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk-funk and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music
Bob Harris is a legend, pure and simple.
Described by ‘Radio Times’ as ‘one of the greats of British contemporary music broadcasting and an independent champion of great music’ and by the ‘Mail On Sunday’ as ‘a national treasure’, Bob has been at the centre of the British music industry for nearly forty years.
Don’t miss this opportunity to share in what will be an unforgettable up close and personal event.
Here’s a wonderful recording from the BBC this weekend of the gospel song ‘God on the mountain’, from Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton. Great vocals to some great lyrics. Proved to be very poignant as this was being broadcast we were discussing at our Zac’s Tribal Gathering our how life can be found in unexpected places, even to the extent that everything we have of value is born out of darkness – the fragile whisps of growth above the earth’s surface tap down into strong deep roots, the complexity of human existence that’s formed in the womb and indeed the mountains that tower above the valleys. Enjoy …
(Search elsewhere on this website to find the Zac’s Place connection with Steve and Rosalie…..)