Jane was interviewed on Prose, Poetry, and Purpose. Focusing on Jane’s children’s fantasy novel, Because of the Red Fox, the discussion ranged through such topics as children’s imagination, soul’s purpose, plant intelligence, and deep nature connection.
Harp & Storytelling + Interview: Jane performed on “Mind’s Eye: an Invitation to Genius”, a radio program on Voice of Vashon. Enjoy her harp and storytelling on this show, and hear a little about the art of bardic storytelling.
Find more videos on Jane’s Youtube Channel: Harp and Poetry, the Spoken Word, and more.
Visit to Jane’s Chants and Plants youtube channel for more harp and magic.
Jane was a reader and music arranger/vocalist in the Heart of Vashon: Telling our Story performance reading. View the video!
More Bardic Harp videos forthcoming!
Forest Halls Zine: Acorn to Oak
Below are links to some past issues of Forest Hall’s ezine, Acorn To Oak. To receive current issues, please join our mailing list. Rest assured, we never distribute our list to anyone!
Acorn to Oak – No. 11 – Winter Solstice – December 21, 2015
Acorn To Oak – Vol. 2, No. 1 – February 2014
Acorn To Oak – Vol. 2, No. 2 – May 2014
Writings by Jane Valencia
Fire Season: Plants to the Rescue – published on the Vashon Wilderness Program website
When Plants tell the Tales – published in Diving in the Moon: Honoring Story, Facilitating Healing, a journal of the Healing Story Alliance – 2018
Take to the Air: Express Your Love of the Harp by Hosting a Radio Show – published in the Folk Harp Journal, Issue No. 173 – Winter -2016
Be a Bard: Start Down an Ancient Path – published in the Folk Harp Journal – Issue No. 166 – Spring 2015.
Renewal – on the Vashon Wilderness Program website
Various articles on the Women’s Nature Ways website and the Wise Child Learning website
An American Harper In Wales – originally published in the Folk Harp Journal – 1997.
Harp Arrangements by Jane
Lauda – This PDF is an arrangement of a medieval Italian lauda (song of praise to the Virgin Mary) for nylon- and wire-sturng harps. Deb and I recorded this version on our first album The Harpers Masque. This arrangement also appeared in Ringing Strings, the wire-strung column of The ISFHC Folk Harp Journal – No. 77 – Summer 1992.
Hebrides Dances – This PDF is an arrangement of three dances from the Hebrides Islands in Scotland, found in Patrick McDonald’s A Collection Of Highland Vocal Airs published in the 18th centurly. Deb Knodel and I arranged these dances for wire- and nylon-strung harp, and recorded them (and Lauda) on our first album, The Harpers’ Masque. The arrangement was published in Ringing Strings, the wire-strung harp column (then, by Dinah LeHoven) in The Folk Harp Journal – No. 90 – Winter 1995.
A bit of history! Here is a complete list of Jane’s writings and musical arrangements published in The Folk Harp Journal between the years of 1990-1998.
More musical arrangements to come!