Musician, Pianist, Composer, Vocalist, Artist

Elika Mahony

Welcome!  My passion is creating music that inspires the soul and nourishes the spirit.  I am having a special on my ‘Meditations for the Fast’ CD.  Check out the CD bundle and the elegant gift that comes with it.

Browse my music page to listen to other releases and to view my arts and crafts projects on the Art Creations page.  Also take a moment to visit a new page on the site of resources on love and marriage.  Enjoy!

Infinite Bounty Cover
Celestial Garden

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Meditations for the Fast bundle + prayer book cover gift!

Happy New Year!

Are you looking for a music gift to give to loved ones for Ayyam-i-Ha?

Last year, I released my latest album titled ‘Meditations for the Fast’.  The pieces on this album set to music prayers and writings revealed by Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá especially for the Bahá’í fast, a time dedicated to personal reflection and meditation.

From now till March 1, I will be giving ‘Meditations for the Fast’ in a discounted bundle of 5 CDs (they make great gifts)!  With each purchase of the discounted bundle, I will be adding a gift of a prayer cover (see photo of sample below, actual prayer book cover may be different).  Click here for more details.

If you are looking for a digital gift, you can also send the album (or any other album on my music page) to friends by clicking the button ‘Send as gift’ below the Buy Now button.  Here are directions for how to do that. 

As shipping takes 2-3 weeks from China, kindly make your order as soon as possible.

Meditations for the fast bundle

 

 


‘A Bahá’í Perspective’ Radio Interview

I recently had the privilege of giving a one hour radio interview with Warren Odess-Gillett from ‘A Bahá’í Perspective’.  The interview is now LIVE!

Visit this link to hear the podcast where I share what inspired several of my pieces from 5 CDs, how I started on my music journey, the themes of the albums I have released so far, what it was like being raised in Kenya as well as what religious life was like growing up there.

Do leave me a comment below and let me know if you have any questions about the music, the albums or the interview in general.  There was so much to talk about and not enough time.  I was only able to share 6 pieces from 5 albums out of the 8 albums released so far.

You can download the full podcast on iTunes here. 

A Bahá'í Perspective - Elika Mahony


Nine Precious Days

I’m so thrilled to share that our family is preparing to go to Haifa, Israel for a Bahá’í nine day Pilgrimage.  We have been planning this special visit for awhile and are beyond excited!

As Pilgrimage is a time for prayer and reflection, I will be posting less on social media but I do hope to post images I capture of my experiences on my Facebook music page as time permits.

I will be thinking of and praying for friends and family and looking forward to sharing more about the experience once I return home.

Shrine of The Báb - Elika Mahony


My Parents Golden Anniversary!

How precious that my parents are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary today!  I am in awe!  They are an example of steadfastness and commitment and have overcome many obstacles to be where they are today and I am so proud of their accomplishment.

Our family will be visiting them in a couple of weeks to celebrate this special time with them (and to visit my sweet nephew that I have not yet met).

I greatly appreciate my parents for all their love and am grateful for their generosity and support all these years towards their 4 children, the spouses and 5 grandchildren!

In honor of my parents anniversary I am sharing a link with resources dedicated to nurturing love and marriage.  And I couldn’t resist sharing another post I made with the help of many friends titled, ‘100 Tips for a Happy and Healthy Marriage’.  

Below is a lovely recording from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. I recorded a spontaneous piano composition in the background. Enjoy!

Mum and Dad 50th wedding anniversary

 


Hold Thou My Hand Music Giveaway!

Yesterday was my birthday and I was so touched by all the loving messages I received from friends and family.  Thank you so much!  I so appreciate it.

My dear friend Cynthia has given me the sweetest birthday gift and is sharing it with YOU too! She is giving away 30 mp3s of ‘Hold Thou My Hand’!

The first 15 people to comment below and nominate a friend will receive two downloads (one for you and one for a friend)! :)  So be sure to comment quickly below before all the slots are taken! :)

Thank you dear Cynthia for this sweet gift and for spreading the love!

[NOTE: Everyone received the gift of music and have been emailed the pdf and mp3]

Hold Thou My Hand


Hold Thou My Hand video

Tonight is the Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá which is commemorated by Bahá’ís all around the world.  For this occasion, I wanted to share this video I recently created titled, ‘Hold Thou My Hand’.

Creating a video for ‘Hold Thou My Hand’ has been a truly heavenly experience. I was surprised to find so many beautiful photographs of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá that I could include.

As I placed the photographs in the slideshow I was moved by how several of them fit perfectly with the lyrics of the poem.  In one part, as ‘Abdu’l-Bahá raises His hand, the poem reads ‘Hold Thou My Hand’.

I felt inspired to end the slideshow with the staircase in Abdullah Pasha where one feels as though one is walking up the stairs to approach Him.

I hope you were as uplifted by the slideshow as I was creating it.

Below is the video. Please feel free to share it.

Here is a link to download the song, ‘Hold Thou My Hand’.

Hold Thou My Hand


Hold Thou My Hand

I’m thrilled to share with you the release of a song and video about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá titled, ‘Hold Thou My Hand.’ This song has long been a favorite of mine, and I have yearned for many years to record my own arrangement.

Download the song together with a lovely pdf of the lyrics.

 

Here’s the link to view the video on youtube.

My friends in China can view it on youku.

After finishing the recording and mastering of the song, I thought the best way to share it would be to accompany the music with images of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. As His Ascension will be upon us in a few days, it seems most fitting that the video is ready now.

Finding the images of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and creating the slideshow was such a heavenly and moving process. I hope the song and the video inspire you as much as I was inspired creating them.

Feel free to share with any friends you think would want to use them for the commemoration.

Hold Thou My Hand


Winners for Infinite Bounty Giveaway!

Thank you for sending in all your nominations!  I was so touched reading through them all. I could feel so much love and appreciation for your friends.

Choosing whom to give the ‘Infinite Bounty’ gift downloads to was challenging as there were so many lovely comments. So I decided to give out 11 album downloads instead of 5!  Because of all the enthusiasm, I will have more music giveaways in the future to allow more friends the opportunities to share the love.

Below are the winning nominations for the ‘Infinite Bounty’ gift album. I will be emailing each of you individually with a gift code that you can email to your friend. Congratulations!

  1. Shohreh Moldenhauer (Graham Nicholson)
  2. Kimberly Gila (94 year old mother)
  3. Lynette Garcia (spiritual daughter)
  4. Marshall Royse (Dana)
  5. Anita (Janine)
  6. Joanne Estes (Joyce)
  7. Mojdeh Mutale  (Sana Honarmand)
  8. Mirshal Lourdusamy  (Tan Su Mei)
  9. Anne Perry  (David Noll)
  10. Arthur Decker (Seamus McClare)
  11. Kristina Kolley (Sarah)

Infinite Bounty music album


Infinite Bounty Music Giveaway!

Two years have passed since the release of my album ‘Infinite Bounty’ and I am celebrating by having a music giveaway!

Nominate one person you wish to receive an ‘Infinite Bounty’ digital album by writing their name and what you appreciate about them in the comments section below and they could win a free download of the complete album (you can nominate yourself if you don’t have it).  I will randomly pick 5 people (or more depending on how many entries there are) and send them a link to the album.  I look forward to choosing 5 winners on Tuesday, November 22nd (Beijing time)!

Here is a link to listen to the full album.

I look forward to receiving your nominations below for the giveaway.

[NOTE: The winners for the giveaway have been chosen!]

Infinite Bounty 2 year anniversary


Armed with the Power of Thy Name

Music is a healing balm so I thought I would share a quotation from Bahá’u’lláh set to music for all those who are feeling tested today…  I hope this passage brings some solace.

For the next few days, I am giving this piece, ‘The Power of Thy Name’ as a free download so please feel free to click the title link above. You can download it by entering 0 in the amount when checking out.

 

 

Armed with the power