Hildegard von Bingen: Mystical Chants of Earth and Her Elements

Meet 12th century German abbess, composer, physician, author, visionary, and saint,  by way of her mystical chant.

Concert: Sunday, October 6, 3pm.

Location: Church of the Holy Spirit, 15420 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon WA. Across from VCC.

Immerse your spirit in this one-of-kind meditative musical experience in which Hildegard’s heavenly chant expresses the spiritual illumination of the elements and heaven within earth. This concert brings together a talented group of singers and harpists from the island, as well as internationally-known harpist and special guest Christina Tourin, founder and director of the International Harp Therapy Program to perform the music of Hildegard.

Voices: Erin Durrett, Fiore Grey, Barb Adams, & Amy Cole

Harpists: Christina Tourin, Deb Knodel, & Jane Valencia

Suggested donation: $15. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Find out about the Hildegard Music and Plant Medicine workshop.

Forest Halls Celtic – Yr Hen Orgledd – The Old North

As I prep for my upcoming bardic storytelling concert coming in October, I’m finding myself drawn to the passions of my young adulthood: the Old Welsh language and poetry and the land of Wales —  and the so-called Dark Ages of Britain. Some of these threads make their way into this show. Expect as well plenty of harp! Harpers appear as soloists, accompanists, band members, and in other surprising ways. You’ll hear harp played by Welsh triple harpist Llio Rhydderch, double strung harp by Laurie Riley, and harp played by Tina Larkin, Stacey Blythe (Ffynnon), Síle Denvir (Líadan), and more. You’ll also hear some Old Welsh language and excerpts of some of the earliest Welsh poems.

Please tune in: Sunday, Sept. 15 at 12noon PST streaming at Voice of Vashon. The second hour will be an encore airing.  The show will also be available on demand for a couple of weeks.

Forest Halls Celtic


Forest Halls Celtic Returns – Show 33

And here’s what we played in the first hour of the show. The second hour was an encore airing of Show 12.

12:01: Steve Baughman – Bonnie Prince Charlie
12:03: Silly Wizard – When Summer Ends
12:08: Solasta – Reels
12:12: Ayreheart – Ddoi di Dai
12:16: Erutan – The Willow Maid
12:21: Quadriga Consort – Captain James (England)
12:28: Helen Davies and Kim Skovbyee – Sunbeam Dance
12:32: Altan – The Dance of the Honey Bees
12:35: Kevin Burke – The Strayaway Child
12:39: Heather Dale – The Maiden and the Selkie
12:43: Julie Fowlis – Selkie-boy
12:50: Eve Goodman – Angor (Swn-Y-Mor)
12:54: Courteous Thief – White Horses