Episode 40 – Radio Show – Midwinter Magic – December 22 and 29, 2019

Celebrate the season with Celtic and Celtic-inspired music, folklore, poetry, and a tale in which we help the sun take wing. We’ll enjoy a sparkling landscape of beautiful and lively tunes to honor the illuminated Dark, and to beckon the Sun to return. Pure enchantment!

Harp music  is sprinkled through the show. Enjoy the song and harp of Beth Gadbaw and Margot Krimmel (respectively),  and harp by Debra Knodel,  Órla Fallon in Celtic Woman, Kim Robertson, and a mystery harper or two (if you can identify them, please let me know!).

The second hour of the show is the rebroadcast of Episode 19 – Midwinter Day.

Listen here.

You’ll be able to hear this show on demand for two weeks.  Links to the artists forthcoming!

12:00: Spookytree – Lochaber No More
12:01: Margot Krimmel & Beth Leachman-Gadbaw – Icy December
12:03: Phil Cunningham and Manus Lunny – When the Snow Melts
12:09: Debra Knodel – Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
12:12: The McCallans – Highland Christmas
12:15: Altan – Soillse Na Nollag
12:21: Susan Cooper – Poem
12:22: Eimear Quinn – Winter Apples
12:26: Celtic Woman – Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil (That Night in Bethlehem)
12:28: Kim Robertson – Gabhaim Molta Bride / Gabriel’s Message
12:36: Johnny Cunningham – King Holly, King Oak
12:40: Jane Valencia – Shell and Govan and the Little Sun
12:48: Scott Cossu – Last Snow
12:53: Alison Kraus and Natalie MacMaster – Get Me Through December

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

 

Explore Celtic Spirituality – The Tree of Life

Our next Explore Celtic Spirituality celebrates the lore, generosity, wisdom, and wonder of Trees! We’ll begin in the labyrinth, where we’ll connect with our tall, green neighbors, and move along from there. Come nourish and ignite your spirit and imaginations, and enjoy poetry, music, community, tales, craft, and more. For all ages – children welcome! Sunday, April 8, 4-5pm, Church of the Holy Spirit, 15420 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA.

The Tree of Life
Birch - art
Birch – from The Celtic Tree Oracle by Colin Murray, Liz Murray, and Vanessa Card