Summer Solstice Arrives

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Harp Dream

Two nights ago I awoke in the middle of the night, after dreaming of being in a workshop of Harpers and leading a workshop at one point about the history of harps for the audience/participants? (one is never quite sure of dreams....).
I cannot recall much more, but the dream energy was strong and invigorating for me...just before St. Patrick's day which has also now observed in several calendars as the Day of the Greenman. So this dream carried a lot of "green" and wonderful energy.

And now Spring is just two days away...about time.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Harping for the Bread Makers

I went out this morning to the local Great Harvest Bread Company to play as they kneaded and baked their bread. I have done this on several St. Pat's's fun and honors those good folks who continue the ages old tradition of local bread making.
I played for about half an hour, to the delight not only the bakers, but the customers who came in for a free slice of bread and almost always left with a loaf or a scone or a roll.
Reminds of the tradition of the musicians who would play for our Celtic ancestors as they toiled at various and needful tasks.

May your St. Patrick's day be full of luck and grace and may the sweet Sun shine on you this Spring.