Image: Poster for the Nights of Grief & Mystery 2019 UK tour

Blog written by Annu Tara, published 14th June 2019

Nights of Grief & Mystery Concert in Edinburgh

A huge thank you to everyone who was able to make it along to the Nights of Grief & Mystery concert in Edinburgh on Tuesday 11th June, 2019!

What a deep yet hopeful journey Stephen, Gregory, Lisa, Colleen and Adam took us on. Together, they shared with us their amazing artistry, musicianship, and storytelling offered fiercely, sincerely and tenderly as the true lovers of Life can do.

It was a sell-out show and much of the house was on its feet by the end of night, crying, hugging, dancing – stranger and kin alike, raucously inviting yet another encore.

Many sincere thanks to all the helpers who made this unforgettable night possible – on the road, on the streets, in the details, from past events, those tirelessly working in the background in other countries, and of course, our wonderful host of volunteers on the night.

Only our inter-communities can really give an event like this purpose and life – and that’s what you good people brought to the table. You came with curious hearts, open to the unexpected, and perhaps not quite sure what you were getting yourselves into. So bless you all for showing up anyway.

Perhaps we can dream together another encounter with Nights of Grief & Mystery further down the road…


“We have an idea where the monsters are.
That’s where we’re headed.
These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud.
There’s some boldness in them.
They have that tone.
These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They’re quixotic.
They have swagger.
What would you call such a thing?
We call them Nights of Grief & Mystery.”
– Stephen Jenkinson

And some feedback on the night from the blog of Gregory Hoskins

“First time in Scotland for the lot of us on stage. Why would I be shocked about our reception in Edinburgh? The foot stomping calls for an encore; the random couples dancing and clinging to each other throughout the night; the calls for “Carry Me” (where the hell did that come from?) and being sung home by those full voiced people at the very end of the night…?

Why was I shocked? My grandmother was born in Dundee.”

So dear folk who attended NOGM in Scotland, we also encourage you to sign up to the newsletter at Orphan Wisdom.


Wishing you many blessings upon the dark road…

Notes From The Field

Welcome, I’m Annu – and I write about embodying Truth, Love, Sovereignty & Liberation as our full-spectrum being; harmonizing our deep humanity & infinite nature that sprout the seeds of our New Earth living.