Last year I put together an audio to celebrate the Ancestor time of year (late autumn, aka now). “Follow the Deer” honors the depth and breadth of our heritage, and this year I added some video. As beings of the earth, even the stones, plants, animals, and bio-regions in which we live are family. Illustrations, photos, narrative, and harp music are by me. This video is only two minutes long.
We’re leaving the time of balance when day and night are in equal partnership. With shedding and shadow, sunlight has begun its surrender to the dark of the year. Enjoy poetry for the season by Kevin McManus, plenty of music to celebrate the warmth of harvest and love, and honor the shifting waters of emotion and separation. We share some Celtic tree lore as well, that of the magical Rowan. Join us in Forest Halls!
Harpers featured in Show 56: Sandra Parker, Sue Richards, Woad (Deborah Bennett & Maggie Pritchard), Jane Valencia
Also enjoy encore airings of Show 13 “Fulfillment” and Show 14 “Creative Fire.”
Featured Harp Music: Show 13 – Verlene Schermer and Sileas. Show 14 – Spookytree (Debra Knodel & Jane Valencia), Sharlene Wallace and Kim Robertson, The Harp Twins
01:31 Niamh Ní Charra – Rhubarb and Ginger / The Swaggering Jig/ Hardiman the Fiddler
05:26 Laura Risk – North Highland Reel #18 / North Highland Reel #21 / The Nine Pint Coggie / Sandy King
09:04 The Bothy Band – Do You Love an Apple
13:39 Poem by Kevan McManus with Music by Jane Valencia – The Light of the Water
17:11 Relativity – Gracelands
22:51 Sandra Parker – The Fairy’s Love Song
25:34 Sue Richards and Robin Bullock – Loftus Jones
31:18 Songs of Separation – Unst Boat Song
33:40 Rachel Sermanni – Ae Fond Kiss
37:51 Woad – Mist-Covered Mountains / Short-Coated Mary
42:33 Lore from The Scots Herbal:The Plant Lore of Scotland by Tess Darwin and Music by Jane Valencia – Rowan Tree Folklore
47:48 Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill – P. Joe’s Reel / The Obama Reel
51:16 The Gloaming – Casadh an tSúgáin
57:40 The Irish Consort – Light o’ Love / Lightly Love Ladies
Enjoy the magic of autumn with Show 13 – “Time of Fulfillment” and Show 14 – “Creative Fire, ” now available for your listening pleasure. Although these are encore airings, I’ve slipped in a few new pieces. In any case, the music, poetry, folklore, and tales remain as vibrant and refreshing as ever!