I just put the finishing touches on my 24 page full-color Celtic Illuminations Herbal Healing Guidebook — part of the Celtic Illuminations Herbal Healing Bundle that I’ve donated as a Silent Auction item for the Vashon Wilderness Program’s fundraiser. I am an instructor at VWP, helping kids connect with nature and one another — precious learning right now — and I’m delighted to support the incredible work of this organization.
My herbal healing bundle contains ten herbal remedies — some featuring plants from my local Pacific Northwest — harvested and crafted with ceremony and care by me, the guidebook filled with illustrations (several which I painted for this book) and Celtic plant lore, stories, and prayers, plus my own practices for connecting with the plants. Also included is short meditation audio that I recorded with harp, a harp and song CD, and more. Visit here for more details
And while you’re at it, check out the other auction items!
In Show 50 “The Fairy Tree,” we continue to immerse ourselves in the magic of Beltaine. We’ll feast on fairy music and meet the tree at the heart of the forest. Poetry, tree lore, and a tale weave through these woods. Enjoy harp in the music of Padraigín Ní Uallacháin, and with Anne Roos, Jerry Bauer, and Jane Valencia.
Re-airing is Show 29 “Out on the Land.” With traditional Celtic as a starting point this show takes flight into a landscape of chamber-Celtic, electric folk rock, some Indie folk-fusion music, and even a little jazz. Harp “sightings” include music by Jenny Van der Harten and Máire Ní Chathasaigh (in The Casey Sisters).
Title: Show 50 – The Fairy Tree
02:04 The Gloaming / Samhradh Samhradh
07:50 The Bothy Band / Casadh An tSúgáin (Twisting the Rope)
12:50 Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley / The Fairy Ring / Strollin’ Doon da Strynd / Glaitness House
16:35 Padraigín Ní Uallacháin / Suantraí Sí – A Fairy Lullaby
19:48 Anne Roos / The Fairie Child & The Fairie Queen
24:27 Gary Stadler & Wendy Rule / Dance of the Wild Faeries
29:10 Mara Freeman / Tree Lore – Hawthorn
31:01 Seamus Byrne / Forest and Streams
33:55 Molly Pinto Madigan / Bloom
40:24 Jerry Bauer / I See the Mountains
44:08 Jane Valencia / Story – Tree Gift
52:55 Jane Valencia / Dawn Redwoods
56:05 Eitre / Fairy Reel
Enter the Wildwood and feast your senses in the magic, mischief, and flowering spirit of Beltane by way of the Forest Halls Celtic streaming radio program. Airing today from 12-2pm PST, Show 49 and a re-airing of Show 3 “Green Man and May Queen” will be on demand for the next two weeks. Enjoy greenwood music, folklore, poetry, a tale, flights of fancy, and, as always, harp.
In Show 49 – Find harp in the music of Christina Tourin, Miranda Brown (in the band Jaiya), Alison Kinnaird (in the music of Eilidh MacKenzie). Enjoy bardic poetry with Halo Quin and Kevan Manwaring, a poem by Charles Stanley Causley, and a tale and prose by Jane Valencia
In Show 3: Harp with Anne Roos, Christina Tourin, Shelley Phillips, Debra Knodel and Jane Valencia (Spookytree). Read extensive notes here.