Saturday, April 11, 2009

Robin Williamson : Moytura on Moytura

MoyturaheadingCeltic Ways and Two Worlds Theatre are proud to present

Robin Williamson   -  Moytura on Moytura


… through an evening show and a unique day's workshop.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience much more than a Robin Williamson concert but to actually share and experience the world of Robin Williamson from which he creates from.

Robin Williamson is a legend
bard, poet, songwriter, storyteller
harp player, guitarist, fiddler, whistle player and much more.

Millions have been moved by Robin's words and music for over 40 years and Robin Williamson is still touching peoples hearts.

We are so privileged to have Robin as our guest for

1 day workshop,   Moytura on Moytura on Thursday May 28th
1 evening concert on Wednesday May 27th

Here are the details.

Moytura Workshop

Two Worlds Theatre, Carrowcrory, Ballinafad, Co. Sligo, Ireland, Thursday May 28th


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Meet there 10:00 am, earlier arrivers get some brekkie,
commence with walk on Moytura to sites


Labby Rockwhere Robin can share ancient tales on location such as



  • Cheis Coarran, the mountain of Morrigan
    and her sacred river Unshin (Inshin)
    where she was Washer of The Ford where Dagda discovered her

  • Labby Rock where De Dannan king Nuada fell

  • Lugh's seat on the Hill of Giants from where Lugh threw his spear

  • Lough na Sool, Lake of the Eye where Balor fell

  • Stones Of Samhain, that froze the Formorians in battle

  • Lough Arrow of Morrigan's waters from where Bride was born

  • Lough Key from where the flow of life healed the lands again

  • then a trip to O'Carolan's grave where we will share
    some of Turlough O'Carolan tunes from Robin

followed by lunch at our Two Worlds Kitchen
late arrivers at 1:00 pm ok too for an afternoon of bardic initiation and wonder
and closure of the day from the centre of our labyrinth garden.

Being a workshop, participants become part of these tales to evolve as bards themselves by the end of this remarkable day.

RobinhippiethumbThe harper bard tradition is the core of Ireland's spirit and founding.


This is an extremely rare experience to share this with a passionate bard, Robin Williamson, who's underlying life's work is to continue and pass on this tradition and spirit 

This is a very unique once off experience that cannot be missed.
We will probably never be able to arrange this with Robin again,
and this workshop is severely limited to 18 people

To ensure a place for yourself, partner and friends


for more details, directions and booking online plus accommodation and transport info
contact me

Workshop fee, May 28th is only € 50
Sorry no price reduction for arriving later
as we have to raise € 900 from 18 people to cover costs
We are doing this event as a non-profit function.

lunch is € 15 extra
accommodation choices available and can be arranged by us from € 25 to € 100
plus tent and sleeping bag facilities too if budget is tight

You can also phone me landline  071 966 6480
or text me 087 206 5708

Outside of Ireland text me +353 87 206 5708
and I will phone you back

PlayingthumbMoytura Concert
 
Cromleach Lodge, on Moytura, Co. Sligo Wednesday May 27th
doors open 7:30 pm to start concert 8:00 pm prompt

Through this concert Robin shares a selection bardic tales, poetry song and entertainment from his career of over 40 years.

book this concert online now


for more details, directions and booking online
contact me
as we have a limit of 50 seats to ensure this is a close up intimate event

Concert fee, May 27th is only € 20
or concert plus workshop for discounted € 60
accommodation choices from € 25 to € 100
plus tent and sleeping bag facilities too
pre-concert dinner € 35
(but Robin will not be there as he will be getting ready)

You can also phone me landline  071 966 6480
or text me 087 206 5708

Outside of Ireland text me +353 87 206 5708
and I will phone you back

Robin80sthumbIntroduction to Robin Williamson

Robin has an inexhaustible catalogue of songs, music, stories and comedy to provide us with an outstanding show and day's workshop on being a bard.

Robin's catalogue has been built from ….



  • his early Scottish folk club days with Bert Jansch

  • founding of the colourful and delightful Incredible String Band

  • time in the USA entertaining with his Merry Band

  • fun shows on BBC television

  • his journey into Celtic mythology and stories and past 25 years as a bard

  • including time as Chief of the Order of Druid, Bards and Ovates

  • and now a variety of events solo, with John Renbourn

  • and sacred events with his beautiful talented wife Bina.

HangmanthumbThere are at least 14 Incredible String Band albums featuring Robin, 3 Merry Men band CDs, award winning CD with John Renbourn, countless solo CDs, at least 25 of those, and several books published plus a beautiful CD, soon to be released, with his wife Bina that includes some of the beautiful Psalms set to ancient music.
Also lets not forget Robin's paintings, prints for sale at the concert and workshop, where you can also book and order originals too.

Robin has many celebrity fans including unexpected such as Mick Jagger and the late Princess Dianna

Perhaps the most devoted celebrity fan is Robert Plant who is said to have wanted Led Zeppelin to do a cover of one of Robin's songs to which John Bonham said "feck off!", or similar. So Robert Plant grew a beard to look like Robin then tried to write a song like Robin and from this "Stairway To Heaven!" dominated world music.

Here's a variety of video clips that introduces some variation on Robin Williamson’s past catalogue.
 
A Half Remarkable Question

First Girl I Loved

At Woodstock Festival

The Banks Of Sweet Italy


Young Girl Milking The Cow


The Parting Glass

Whistlethumbfor more details, directions and booking online
contact me

You can also phone me landline  071 966 6480
or text me 087 206 5708

Outside of Ireland text me +353 87 206 5708
and I will phone you back

Also consider staying longer for a complete short break
in our part of Ireland to experience more of the
De Dannan, Formorian, Morrigan, Brighid and Lugh legends
and the ancient sites of these legends that will inspire and
release your own bardic talents.

Facilities for instant recording, publishing and distribution
of your inspirations, while here, are also available.

Again, this is not an experience to miss!

1 day workshop,   Moytura on Moytura on Thursday May 28th
1 evening concert too on Wednesday May 27th

RobinandbinathumbThe legendary Robin Williamson
sharing the legends of Moytura
among the mystical sites and landscape of Moytura
where you too can also become bards
and even record and publish your work as it flows !!!

for more details, directions and booking online
contact me


You can also phone me landline  071 966 6480
or text me 087 206 5708

I don't think this experience opportunity will happen again !!!
Please do not let it pass you by.


contact me

Arranged by John of Celtic Ways
with considerable help from Claire Roche
a singer harpist also passionate about sustaining
and encouraging the tradition of the singer harpers in Ireland

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