“Your music was beautiful and inspiring”                “Great singing and song writing!”

“His music and personal reflection added immensely!”

“Dr. MacCoon was a phenomenal musician!”                “Loved the music!!”

“absolutely beautiful and compelling”              “Your music was beautiful and inspiring”

“Loved it, impressive and inspiring. Good speaker, great musician!”

Let me know what you think by posting a comment below!



I have played original music as part of bands and solo, sometimes for hundreds of people and sometimes intimate groups, sometimes as part of a talk on one planet thriving and mindfulness and sometimes as a concert. I have recorded 2 albums (see below) with another on the way.

When playing as a part of a talk, audiences give anonymous feedback. Above are some of the comments I’ve received about my songs and performances (click here for more audience comments).

There are a variety of connections between music and one planet thriving. The most important is that music is a helpful way of communicating emotion and thus a complementary way of communicating themes critical to sustainable well-being, such as friendship, community, suffering, and joy. Also, if people are attracted to the music they may learn about sustainable well-being. Finally, since authenticity is important to for well-being and thriving on one planet, and music is part of who I am, it may help our cause to share it.

“bpurple” is a compilation of 14 songs from several projects completed from 1992 – 1998 but with some fixes, re-mixing and re-mastering in 2009.


“Sometimes Good Things Happen” are songs recorded in 2009, a year after my 3-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia [lyrics here]. As of 5/2013, we are so grateful to have him back as a healthy, happy, boy, cancer-free and off treatment.

CDs and mp3s can be purchased at the following places (in order of preference):

(1) If you know me and live in Madison, email me.

(2) Click cover art above for the album you would like to purchase.

(3) Purchase from CDbaby for a better deal on more than 1 album.

(4) Music is also available on iTunes store (search simply for “Donal”)

3 thoughts on “Music

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  2. Henning Madsen

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  3. Henning Madsen

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