The Panti Personals S2 E3 SIVE

Panti Bliss is with alt-folk artist Sive in this episode of The Panti Personals. A proud Naas native Sive’s voice and music is transformative, often called ‘dream folk’, and beyond her creative and artistic life she uses music and song as a community musician in choirs whose members include those with dementia and care home residents.

During lockdown, while some of us were binging on Netflix, she co founded a social enterprise called Embrace Music, using music to make a positive difference in the world, and wrote a song cycle for the hospice movement ‘Murmurations’.

She’s a climate warrior or worrier and says if you’re not concerned about what’s happening in the global environment you’re not paying attention to the world. In this up close and personal conversation Sive shares three songs with Panti – one of her latest ‘I Think Before I Speak’ and one of her old ones ‘If I Had A Home To Go To’ as well as a beautiful ballad ‘Tenlach’ – an old Irish word for home and hearth.

Other music you hear in this episode includes:
Sive – ‘We Are Moving’ (from her first album)
Murmurations – ‘Better Days to Come’
Murmurations – ‘Blackbird’s Lament’
Murmurations – ‘The Dawning’ (from The Irish Hospice project).
as well as a clip from a recording with one of her community choirs. (28)

You can find out more about Sive and her music :
and you can support her on patreon where she shares a new demo every month –
Sive has a gig in Clonacody House in Tipperary on 21st December with Mike Hanrahan and Emma Langford, and will be taking part in a First Fortnight event in the Riverbank Arts Centre in Kildare on the 15th Jan.

The Panti Personals is an independent podcast by Athena Media, produced by Helen Shaw and mixed by John Howard. We record in Camden Recording Studios in Dublin.