About Susan

I am a meditation teacher, a holder of mass meditation experiences, musician, record producer, and a multi award-winning social entrepreneur for my work in the field of mental health. Originally from Co. Limerick, now based in Lahinch on the west coast of Ireland in Co. Clare, my music and meditation work has featured on outlets such as the Sunday Independent, Irish Times, Hotpress, RTÉ Radio 1, Irish Country Magazine, and on the Róisín Meets podcast. I have performed at the Electric Picnic and Body&Soul festivals and also for figures such as the Dalai Lama and the President of Ireland. 

I am a certified meditation teacher and have trained with the 1 Giant Mind Academy in New York and in Australia. I've worked alongside international elite athletes, sports teams including the Irish Rugby team, companies such as Three Ireland, ESB, and Fáilte Ireland, as well as community groups. I offer Learn to Meditate online courses, wellbeing and meditation talks, mass meditation experiences, weekly classes, 1 to 1 sessions in my Soul Medicine centre in Lahinch, and workshops in corporate and community settings. 

I co-produced my yet to be released album 'Into the Sea' with fellow Irish artist Colm Quearney, previously of Lír fame and currently a member of Squarepegs. I have so far released 4 tracks and music videos from the album. with more coming soon. 

In addition to Colm Quearney, fellow former Lír bass player Rob Malone, and members of legendary Irish indie band The Frames - Colm Mac Con Iomaire (violin), Graham Hopkins (drums) and Justin Carroll (piano, keyboards). The album was recorded in Quearney’s studio ‘the Qube,’ and at Fiachra Trench’s ‘Meadows’ studio. It was engineered by Ruth Kennington, and mixed and mastered by Grammy award winner Dave Odlum at his studio in France.

About the song Home 

Susan says she wrote the song in response to feeling disturbed by news reports of unaccompanied children who fled their homeland and ended up living on the streets or in refugee camps. 

“What's going on in Syria and elsewhere is horrific and it's important we speak out. Home is a plea for peace and a reminder that whatever your race or religion, we are all one people, and together share this planet as our home. I think it’s important to remind ourselves of our shared humanity during these turbulent times. It can sometimes be easy to see each other as separate, but fundamentally we are all connected." 

"In many ways, today’s refugees across the world are not unlike those who fled the famine in Ireland on coffin ships in the 1800s. I think it’s important to remember that whatever our beliefs might be, most people in the world crave peace, safety, a home, an education, and decent lives for themselves and their children.”