Crystal Journey Tours Saskatchewan
A Night To Remember Tour
by David Hickey
“The intent of the performance is to create soothing, meditative, and healing music. Each one of my performances is completely improvised and unique and is meant to increase the level of conscious awareness across Canada and the Globe with a message of unity and peace through music.”—David Hickey
When most people consider a life-altering experience, they may have had an event happen that could have included a death in the family, a job loss, a breakup, etc. Well, for me, the life-altering experience was one that was unexpected and none of the above. I had offered up to the universe my intention to make the world a better place. What that looked like I had no idea—a monastic life? A job involving the environment? Volunteering? I didn’t know. I had come across this Buddhist teaching of Bodhisattva, “A person who is able to reach nirvana but delays doing so out of compassion in order to save suffering beings.” I thought this was it, what more could I ask for? But what the heck would that look like?
Well, as the saying goes, “Ask and you shall receive.” It was not long after all this contemplation that I came into contact with a quartz crystal singing bowl. Its sound rang out into the ethers and I was absolutely stunned. The resonance rang on forever, it seemed. I knew in that moment the universe had delivered. From my earliest memory, music had been part of my life and into my adolescence it was even more important. I never had the desire to be a performer, but I enjoyed immensely going to concerts and being part of friends’ bands in the capacity of supporter.
So after diligent searching, I acquired my first few crystal bowls, and from there the curiosity of listeners grew. I nervously performed my first concert in front of over 50 eager souls. The evening was well received and everyone seemed to love it. What was happening? The gift had arrived. From there I ventured out to the open road and performed concerts in Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Winnipeg, and the word spread like wild fire. I was getting calls from as far away as Vancouver Island to do performances. Since I was already committed, I just stayed on the road and headed west from there. By the time I got to Cortes Island off Vancouver Island, I had come into contact with my first “Gong.” Again, the sound rang out into the universe and I was completely blown away by it.
I returned home and acquired more than 20 Paiste Gongs and thus began the lifelong commitment to my Bodhisattva vow. I have since added two magical sounding Persian santoors, a 72-stringed dulcimer-like instrument, the harmonica, and occasionally my voice, and now after 18 years and thousands of concerts, the journey is more exciting and powerful than ever.
Crystal Journey has performed for hospices, cancer support groups, and many socially conscious groups. There have been sold out shows at some really special venues such as Glen Gould Theatre in Toronto. Crystal Journey has performed 18 New Year’s Eve concerts, and in 2012 the event attracted over 400 people. We are planning a very special 2020 New Year’s Eve event in Burlington, Ontario. To date, Crystal Journey has released nine CDs and is planning on many more.
I travel the open road with my beautiful wife and daughter. We absolutely love meeting people and are honoured to bring this gift to the world. As one of the pioneers of this type of music, I look forward to meeting each and every one of you.
Blessings and Light, David Hickey
Upcoming Saskatchewan Crystal Journey Concerts
July 6–7, FadaDance Studio, 1951 Toronto St, Regina, SK, 7:00–9:00 pm, $25/person at the door. Presented by SoulSound Recording Studio.
July 9, Prairie Oasis Motel- Meeting (#44), 955 Thatcher Dr. E, Moose Jaw, SK, 7:00-9:00 pm, $25/person at the door, 306-630-4999 to reserve.
July 10, Yoga Connexion, 2149 Walker St, Swift Current, SK, 7:30-9:30 pm, $30/person, (306) 741-0032 to reserve.
July 11, Yoga Sublime Studio, 1998 Central Ave, Prince Albert, SK, 8:00–9:30 pm, $30 + GST.
July 12, With Special Guest Brian de Giuseppe, Saskatoon Unitarian, 213 2nd St E, Saskatoon, SK, 7:30–9:30 pm, $30/person at the door, (306) 220-6626 to reserve.
July 13, “The House,” 26 Pony Trail Riverside Estates, Saskatoon, SK, 7:00–9:00 pm, $30/person. Call Fred Chlan (306) 220-6626 to reserve.
July 14, Western Development Museum, North Battleford, SK, 7:00–9:00 pm, $30/person, (306) 445-8642 to reserve. Presented by Lifeways Integrative Wellness.
There will be a few October Saskatchewan shows added for early October.
Based in Parry Sound, Ontario, David Hickey performs with 10 to 15 Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls and a whole lot of other instruments. He has been performing for 18 years across Canada and the U.S. and will be bringing his tour to Saskatchewan in July as noted above. Visit www.crystaljourney.ca for all the show dates and more information about the music and instruments. To contact him call (905) 928-9706 and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also see the display ad on page 17 of the 22.2 July/August issue of the WHOLifE Journal.