Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Claire Roche & Woodland Bard through Equinox

Both Claire Roche and I, John aka Woodland Bard, enjoyed several fun events over the past Equinox weekend of 20th and 21st September.

I will write up a blog or two about these events when I can, but for now here is what they were ...


Spirit Of Folk Festival - Saturday


One of my favourite festivals in Ireland. Lovely location and facilities, extremely well run, strong warm community feel.



Claire and I opened up the activities in The Cairn at High Noon ... until about 12:45


Of course, we are only a crumb of the activities of this weekend festival with its main stage, woodland stage, soul field, bush crafts area, food, guided tours to local sites, and more.

click here for a PDF of the full programme

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and check out the Google Map below, either zoom out or click for larger version


Please click and view Spirit Of Folk Festival in a larger map or zoom in to see the site

Loughcrew Equinox Festival - Fincourt Hotel Lounge


Claire and I performed here for an hour from 9pm. The Fincourt Hotel is in Oldcastle town near Loughcrew. It was a terrific audience and I look forward to telling you more in the blog.


click here for an event page with the full programme of the festival

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and check out the Google Map below, either zoom out or click for larger version


View Loughcrew Equinox Festival in a larger map to see all of the performance sites
or zoom out.

Loughcrew Equinox Festival - Poetree Walk

At sunrise Sunday morning, just after 6 am, at Cairn T, Carnbane East, there was Equinox celebrations,


rituals and people in and out of the cairn.


Then its breakfast,


and at 10 am, off we enjoyed Poetree Walk and guided meditation around the Loughcrew Gardens, in the warm sun.



click here for an event page with the full programme of the festival

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Bards In The Woods - Mullaghmeen Forest


Sunday afternoon, 2 pm start, meet at the Forest Car Park.

Usual Bards In The Woods, leisurely forest bathing, identification sharing, a little foraging, sharing of words, poems and stories, and shared picnic. - but nobody actually turned up for this.


but I did have a great adventure here and a blof will be following soon.

click here for event page info

check our this Google Map too ...


View Mullaghmeen, Co. Westmeath in a larger map


Claire and I enjoyed meeting some of you at these Equinox weekend events.


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