Stories and Songs from Three Celtic Homelands

Storytelling celebrating the Celtic calendar and local traditions

The Light Balances: October 3rd, 2021

This is Mabon, the tipping point of the year.This is a time of harvest, of rejoicing the fruits of our labour; a time to give thanks to the waning sun and give thanks to each other.

The Gather In Collective is an exciting collaboration of three women storytellers from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. They are joined by Special Guest Lisa Schneidau, who is a storyteller and environmentalist.
With thanks to James Jones-Morris for the artwork.

Moonlight on Mountains: August 1st, 2021

This is Lugh’s day, the warm spirited God of mastery and abundance, and the man behind arts and crafts people. His festival marks the start of Harvest and is the time to eat sweet ripe fruit, compete in games and scale the heights of your nearest mountain.
 
This is the sixth event in a series from The Gather In Collective, an exciting collaboration of three women storytellers – Maria Gillen from Ireland, Shona Cowie from Scotland, and Kama Roberts from Wales. 

With thanks to James Jones-Morris for the artwork and Toby Hay for the music.

The Light Rises: May 1st, 2021

May day is Beltane, a moment of energy in the year. We extinguish old flames and light more anew; we run great distances and jump over bonfires. We decorate ourselves, our homes, and our water sources with the brightest yellow flowers. This time is a celebration of youth, of workers, of galvanizing strength.
 
This is the fifth event in a series from The Gather In Collective, an exciting collaboration of three women storytellers – Maria Gillen from Ireland, Shona Cowie from Scotland, and Kama Roberts from Wales. Joined by  special guest, Daniel Alison.
With thanks to James Jones-Morris for the artwork.

The Light Aligns: March 21st, 2021

This is the fourth event in a series which celebrates the Celtic Calendar and an exciting collaboration of three women storytellers – Maria Gillen from Ireland, Shona Cowie from Scotland, and Kama Roberts from Wales.
 
Spring Equinox is the point where everything is held in perfect balance. It is an opportunity to celebrate the new growth that is springing out of the darkness of Winter- most of us have felt that darkness more than ever this year.
 
With thanks to Toby Hay for the music and James Jones-Morris for the artwork.

Spring Awakening: February 1, 2021

Storytellers Maria Gillen, Shona Cowie and Kama Roberts return with stories and songs from their Celtic Homelands.

This is the third event by the trio, in a series which celebrates the Celtic calendar of festivities through stories and traditions, old and new, from Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

 

St Brigid’s day in Ireland is an important event and so this time Maria Gillen will be the host. With thanks to special guests: Paddy Reagan, Davóg Rynne, and Nuala Hayes.

 

With thanks to James Jones-Morris for the artwork.

The Return of the Light: December 20, 2020

We are delighted to be gathering in again to share stories from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We will be recognising the wisdom of old traditions and making some new ones as we wish farewell to the year that has been and welcome in new light, warmth and intentions for the year to come. In the old times it was quite usual for people in Wales to set a spare place at the table for any unexpected guests, in this way we set a place for you-we invite you to eat and drink with us while you hear the stories. 

 

Image: A cropped version of a painting by James Jones-Morris Music: ALAW ‘santiana’ www.alaw-band.com

Gather In: November 1st, 2020

A special evening of traditional Halloween story from three Celtic Homelands.
Three storytellers (Maria Gillen, Shona Cowie and Kama Roberts) from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales combine their local traditions, song, and stories to weave a mesmerising journey inspired by Samhain and Calan Gaeaf.

This event isn’t designed for children and could be frightening, Parental guidance required. This event was broadcast live via Zoom on the 1st November.

Image: James Jones-Morris
Music: ALAW ‘santiana’ www.alaw-band.com

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