Celtic Healing Ways – Workshop

Celtic Knot – illustration by Jane Valencia

I’m excited to return to St. Placid’s Priory to teach another healing ways workshop. Please join me!

When:  Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, 9am to 3pm at The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College Street NE, Lacey, WA 98516 in Lacey, WA.

Description:
In myth and Saints Lives, in medieval Gaelic manuscripts and folk tradition, herbal and other healing practices of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales were often accompanied by prayer and ritual. We’ll explore specific remedies and wellness ways, and craft blessings and ceremony to use with them, bringing Celtic healing wisdom into our everyday lives.

Fee: $65

For more information and to Register.

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Jane Valencia
Jane Valencia is a herbalist, nature instructor, and harper-storyteller. Jane loves helping others discover the wisdom, beauty, and practical knowledge for health and wellness found within medieval and folk healing traditions.

 

 

 

 

Episode 38 – Radio Show – Salmon Return – November 24, 2019

In Celtic myth, Salmon are beings of shining wisdom, embodied generosity, resilience, vigorous will, and ocean-deep love. In today’s Forest Halls Celtic streaming radio episode – Show 38 – Salmon Return, we swim with the salmon, joining them on their journey to and from the sea by way of music, poetry, flights of fancy, and tale. With this episode I’m excited to begin sharing my stories (ones I tell, ones I write) with you, beginning with my retelling of a beloved traditional Irish myth: “Finn and the Salmon of Wisdom.”

The second hour is a re-airing of Show 17 – Treasures, which is a collection of musical gems, many of which happen to be Welsh.

Enjoy harp playing with Sue Richards and Kathleen Loughnane (in the group Dordan) in Show 38,  and  Janet Harbison, in Pigyn Clust, Cheryl Ann Fulton, and Robin Huw Bowen (in Crasdant) in Show 17.

Catch Forest Halls Celtic today at 12-2pm PST at Voice of Vashon, or on demand for the next weeks as well.  Click here to listen to all the current episodes of Forest Halls Celtic

Your host is bardic harper and storyteller Jane Valencia.

00:08 Spookytree / Lochaber No More
01:20 Sue Richards / Lament for Coire An Easa/Hazel Grove
05:26 Sharon Shannon / The Jewels of the Ocean
10:48 Seamus Byrne / Track 2 – Irish Nature Sounds
11:38  Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola / Oilean Na Teiscinne
13:52 Kate in the Kettle / Salmon
22:00 Dordan / Three Reels: Weave The Bog Cotton / Barr Na Ceibhe/ The Leaping Salmon
25:51 Ensemble Galilei / The Salmon Tailing Up the River
29:28 Julie Fowlis / Tha Mo Ghaol Air Aird a’ Chuain
32:39 Tina Malia / Sound of the River
38:05 Jon Parmentier / Old Growth
41:05 Seamus Byrne / Track 1
43:05 Jane Valencia / Finn and the Salmon of Wisdom – tale
51:30 The Cast (Mairi Campbell & David Francis) / Eventide
55:52 Skyedance / Harris Dance

Photo art by Jane Valencia

 

Radio Show – Episode 35 – October 13, 2019

Show 35 is ready for your listening pleasure! In this one we feature music from three Breton artists, as well as some contemporary nature-rooted expressions (want to hear a heart-felt song from a tree? how about beautiful violin in the Wilderness, or a blessing for lost words?).  Harp music can be found in music by Dave and Sharon Thormahlen, Cécile Corbel, and Barry Phillips.  We followed this show with a re-airing of Show 14. Listen to both shows on demand for the next two weeks at VoiceofVashon.org.

12:00: Forest Halls Celtic – Show 35
12:02: Solas – Coconut Dog / Morning Dew
12:05: Elfen – Aderyn Du
12:08: Duo Menguy – Le Pennec
12:14: Cécile Corbel – Le bal des chats
12:16: Cécile Corbel – Jardin Secret
12:20: Denez Prigent – Gortoz a ran
12:27: Karine Polwart, et al. – Heartwood
12:30: Julie Fowlis – A Phiuthrag _s a Phiuthar
12:35: Barry Phillips – Braigh Loch Iall
12:42: Dave and Sharon Thormahlen – Hewlitt
12:45: Robin Bullock – The Rakes Of Clonmel / The Trip To The Cottage
12:47: Taylor Davis – Wilderness
12:51: Duo Menguy Berenguer – Yellow Flowers
12:56: Karine Polwart, et al – The Lost Words Blessing