Clear your mind
Soothe your heart

About Us

What is kirtan?

Kirtan is a meditative and energizing practice of devotional call-and-response singing.  The repetition of the phrases combined with the back-and-forth nature of this group song soothes the mind, creates community, and fosters an awareness of something greater than one's individual self.


Heart Centered Kirtan during the open mic at Kay's BeDay July 2018

Who Are We?

One of New England's newest devotional music groups, Heart Centered Kirtan is an eclectic collection of Pioneer Valley, MA, folks dedicated to offering an accessible pathway into the mysteries of the heart.  In our modern adaptation of this traditional practice, we weave Sanskrit hymns, prayers and inspirational texts from ancient India into our own original blend of rock, folk, blues, and reggae. The band is wallah Libby Volckening (harmonium/vox) with James Robinson (guitar/vox), Melissa Stevens (vox), Thomas Matherly (bass), and Amanda Turk (percussion).  

Come sing with us!

Everyone is welcome.  Our kirtans are informal, accessible and inspirational.  You don’t need to be a great singer or know any Sanskrit to enjoy Kirtan.  Come sing, dance, or just listen -- and let the music clear your mind and soothe your heart.   

> Friday August 3 @  6:00 pm: Libraries Rock! Kirtan

... Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main Street, Northfield, MA 01360

> Second Fridays @ 7:30 - 9 pm (August 10, Sept 14, etc.)
... Green River Yoga, 158 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Greenfield, MA 01301

> Saturday August 11 @ 4:00 pm 

... Jeff Fest 2018, Energy Park, 50 Miles Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

For our entire schedule click here