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Ur The Heather from Ogma's Tale Of The Trees, fshared here in the Tree Labyrinth as it was going to be on our Bards In The Woods at Deerpark video, but did not record. Here is is followed by Claire Roche singing Wild Mountain Thyme accompanied by plants in Spring in the Tree Labyrinth Garden..
You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive : Boris Widukind Achenbach, Boris in fine singing form here, with a Darren Scott song, an excerpt from Woodland Barding & Picnic at Deerpark, that I hope to have ready for you in full next week. Me at the beginning was just before Ur The Heather was cut off :-)
New Moon time today was 5:47 pm in Ireland and UK. A few people have brought my attention to today, 11th, November 2015, which is a Remembrance Day, New Moon Day, Dark Moon Day and a day of Diwali, which is a Hindu generated Festival of Lights. Diwali is a beautiful festival, the biggest and brightest of all of the Hindu celebrations, but why am I hearing a lot more about it from more people this year than ever before? Is this partially to detour attention from Remembrance of those fallen from battles? That is really a huge alternative topic that I will not include here. Hearing so much about Diwali actually causes me to have a 'flee from it' reaction, despite its beauty and relevance that I am certainly not fleeing from. I will rant about this for a wee while now before talking of that which is known as Diwali. With many thoughtful things that bring our attention to seasons, weather and the interactions of nature, and our part of all of this, seem to be paid
We went to this special exhibition at The British Museum London as it was in its closing days, finishing Sunday 31st. January. The last minute advance bookings were understandably selling out fast. Fortunately, we got a late morning booking and it was not too crowded. The attempt of the exhibition, mainly sponsored by the Scottish Museum, was to attempt to bring some clarity to what we call Celts and Celtic today, how that 'identity' has happened, and how this has been interpreted during the last 6000 years through art and crafts. My review here is quite wordy with few of my own pics as the museum staff were quite enforcing against the taking of photos. I managed to sneak a few pics with my iPad. The exhibition started by explaining what was not 'Celtic' in ancient times to illustrate how broad we use that word today. There was a flash upon Greek culture as being the ordered remains of science, maths and scribed literature passed along from the Babylonian
Events, Articles and Weather ... People in Ireland are starting to celebrate either or both Brighid's Day and Imbolc, Brighid's Day for most people being February 1st, which is on a Sunday this year, with preparations made on January 31st, Saturday. Imbolc is the cross quarter time between midwinter and spring equinox, which this year is 3:45 am on the early morning of 4th February. As most people make these Celebrations weekend events, as they are committed to other things Monday to Friday and there is no national holiday at this time. This year, with 1st February being on a Sunday, meaning Brighid and Imbolc meet-ups are going to be very popular and busy, despite the uncertain wintery weather forecast. Events : Here are what seem to be the big 5 events around Ireland, Kildare, Co.Galway, Co. Louth, Glendalough and Shannon Pot. Solas Bhride, Kildare Hosting Feile Bride from their new centre from January 31st until February 8th, with celebratio