The Singing Hollow
The Singing Hollow
The Singing Hollow
The Singing Hollow
The Singing Hollow
The Singing Hollow
The Singing Hollow
The Singing Hollow
The Singing Hollow

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A single standing stone with a large single aperture at adult head height. Visitors are invited to place their head into the hole and hum, finding their own personal resonance.

The Singing Hollow




granite & stone

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commissioned as part of the regeneration of Sighthill and the adjacent stone circle

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at all times

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Take a deep breath, breathe / out a long hum. For the best / effect, hun different notes / with your mouth and lips / gently closed until you find / your own tone. / You will be able to recognise / this tone by a stronger / resonance and by the / fact that you can feel the / vibration of your own voice / in your back, stomach and / legs right doen to the soles / of your feet. / Everyone has their own personal organ vibration - the / so-called "tremor". Humming greatly stimulates the / tremor. In the early history of the human race it is likely / that humming was practised more even than dancing / singing, drumming and and whistling as a stimulating "tuning-in" for the entire organism. / An early witness to this is the humming hollows in the / caves found in Malta and the medieval cathedrals in the / South of France


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Located at

Cuddies Walk, Sighthill, Glasgow

G4 0FD

Located on a landscaped area on a pathway leading down from the 'Sighthill Stone Circle'.