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Barding, Part 3 - Ogham Prompts, Scribing & an Iona Story

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 28th November, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Barding, Part 3 - Ogham Prompts, Scribing & an Iona Story when ghaels met picts, and the scribes used their prompting language  This is the third of three Nature Folklore sessions on Barding.  My first connection with Ogham symbols was during the 50s before I was a teen, then as a 60s teen I dabbled with Ogham Divination as a 'toy'. It was not until I met my stone mason boss on Iona, Attie McKechnie, during the 70s, that I learned a deeper story of the Ogham language and have been passionate about it since. Attie was a mason's apprentice during the 1930s when Iona Abbey was being restored. He was a very fluent GĂ idhlig speaker and extremely passionate about the language and it's origins. Attie also had a huge passionate interest in the way early medieval scribes used and change the old Sc

Barding, part 2 - Words With Harps Folklore

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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 21st November, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Barding, Part 2 - Words with Harps Folklore & how magic flows from words accompanied by any music This is the second of three Nature Folklore sessions on Barding.  We will focus mainly on harp accompaniment for words, but will apply any instrument that can create sound and music to join in with our words. This Nature Folklore session will include a guided session by Claire Roche who many regard as an incredible harpist, but I feel Claire is at her best when she uses her harps to accompany the stories of her words. Harp lessons, any music lessons, are generally about how to play tunes on a harp, or other musical instrument.. This session is about how a 'novice'. anybody really as novice I feel is too blunt of a word. Anyone could obtain a harp and quickly be able to use it to accompany poems, songs
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Next Nature Folklore Sessions Live - Sunday 14th November, at 2pm Irish Time Watch here Live! ... or watch the archive later (click pic to set reminder) Barding, Part 1 - Inspired Journaling & Native Poetry a natural inspirational craft The first of three Nature Folklore sessions on Barding. This is the starting point, as anyone can naturally do this. At the start of every Nature Folklore broadcast I suggest being within your favourite sanctuary space, expressing inspired visions from your sanctuary, through your writing, art, and craft. We are just past the cross quarter point of Samhain, and have now entered the dark winter space of the annual cycle, within the northern hemisphere. This is a wonderful time to record, usually doodle, our new ideas, inspirations, and visions, that will eventually craft into plans of actions. These we will have ready for launching at Imbolc, the time space of birth of the new Spring early next year This 'Nature Folklor

Welcome to Nature Folklore's own Web Site

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Yes, this is Nature Folklore's own dedicated web site,  and being broadcasted online every Sunday, at 2pm Irish Time 'Nature Folklore' is broadcasted live every Sunday at 2pm Irish time through ... Facebook Live YouTube Live Twitter Live   Here is the 12 months calendar Enjoy Nature Folklore sessions covering the 'Celtic Wheel Of The Year' and suggesting 'Applied Folklore', and that is about wholesome practical things we can do today with the mentoring of folklore. Every episode is archived for viewing at any time. The entire collection here at YouTube Through every year cycle we explore Ogham, Tree, Water & Sidhe folklore. Our annual themed series includes Barding, Yule Midwinter, Divination, Imbolc, Tree Keeping, Permaculture, Bealtaine, Midsummer, Sustainable Practices, Lughnasadh First Harvest, Harvest Season, Alehouse Women & Witches,  & Samhain. Meanwhile, Carrowcrory Cottage & Labyrinth Gardens is still current. We are still targeti