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Music is magic

Words are great, but music is the best thing we’ve ever made. Hands-down. It took me a long time to realize what a powerful tool it is. We’re the only animal that responds to music at a physical level. It’s so powerful that it can even relieve the symptoms of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and […]

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Take it with you

When we were children, we learnt to play the tin whistle. It’s a shrill little instrument that probably blew out the eardrums of anyone who heard us practicing. Years later, whenever I left to go travelling or university or to move country, my mother would thrust this cold little tube into my hand and say, […]