Tuesday, May 05, 2015

May news, our performances this month, book and cd latest

Hello everyone

Claire and I back from the USA to some sunny days in Ireland but what now seems to be quite a wet and cool May ahead, but we are doing some wonderful things ...

featuring in this news ...

  • our May performances in Ireland
  • Find Your Story retreats in Ireland this August and October
  • Fae's Breath Tour UK in October
  • Fae's Breath Tour USA, April 2016
  • Bealtaine Labyrinth retreat in Ireland, May 2016


Claire Roche and I as Woodland Bard 
... our May performances

All of these in Ireland ...



7th May, Thursday, Poetry Day Ireland 

Poetry Among The Bluebells for Poetry Day
Derreen Woods, near Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon

among the bluebells, poetry, shared tea and snacks

7:30 pm meet up at the woodland gate car park
If car park is full, another car park a little north beside Fin Lough
If later than 3 pm text/call 087 208 2873 to locate where we are.

click here for Event Page on Facebook
click here for Google Map, needs zooming

Current forecast, showery, 11C, dry, mainly cloudy, some sunny spells. No cover charge, bring something to share as snacks and, optional, bring your own or favourite poems


9th May, Saturday  (postponed from 2nd May) 

Uisneach Fire Festival

Bathing In The Fae's Breath excerpts
with Claire Roche on harps, plus some of her songs.

Stage we are performing on seems to have various names
'Heritage Talks tent', 'Spoken Word tent', 'Holistic Area'
7:45 pm until about 8:45 pm, we are last performance on that stage,
obviously sheltered from any rain, intimate

click here for Event Page on Facebook
click here for Festival Flyer PDF
click here for tickets buying page
click here for Facebook Community Page
click here for Uisneach web site page

Current forecast, 12C, mainly cloudy, some sunny spells, maybe some showers. 


10th May, Sunday 

Bards In The Woods, 
Derreen Woods, near Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon

among the bluebells, fairy ring, tall oaks, holy well
walk, foraging, poetry, stories, shared picnic.

3 pm, meet up at the woodland gate car park
If car park is full, another car park a little north beside Fin Lough
If later than 3 pm text/call 087 208 2873 to locate where we are.

click here for Event Page on Facebook
click here for Google Map, needs zooming

Current forecast, 16C, mainly cloudy, some sunny spells, maybe some showers. No cover charge, bring something to share at the picnic table and, optional, bring your own or favourite poems 



17th May, Sunday 

Bathing In The Fae's Breath, and Bards In The Woods, 
Lough Key Park, near Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Open air Ireland book reading in the west
This will be reading and not with Claire.
The full book launch with us both will be at
Woodford House the following Saturday.

click here for Event Page on Facebook
click here for Google Map, needs zooming

Current forecast, showery, 14C, mainly cloudy, some sunny spells, some showers. No cover charge, bring something to share at the picnic table


23rd May, Saturday 

Bathing In The Fae's Breath, Ireland Book Launch
with Claire Roche on Harps and Songs 
Woodford House, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Performance with Woodland Bard and Claire
Social gathering with light supper, signings and chat

click here for Event Page on Facebook
click here for Woodford House on Google
click here for Woodford House Google Map, needs zooming


More Upcoming Events ... 

I will expand on additional info asap

24th May Bathing In The Fae's Breath at Glendalough, Co. Wicklow
Bards In The Woods event

13th June, Yeats Day 150th year celebration,
Claire Roche, Glynis Casson, for a special Yeats celebration on Sandymount Green, South of Dublin.

also, there will be Bards In The Woods Events and Concert Specials through 2015 that will be dedicated to W.B. Yeats 150th year since his birth. I will announce these soon

... certainly a 'fringe' event in Hazelwood on 14th June
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Bathing In The Fae's Breath Book.

Printed copies are available at our events

A Tree Hugger's Compendium and includes Ogma's Tale Of The Trees.


Downloadable copies, e-books, available from most book download sites

click for your copy of Bathing In The Fae's Breath e-book here


Upcoming Fae's Breath tours ... 

We are looking at dates in the UK in October 12th to 26th
and back to the USA between March 28th and April 20th.

Welcoming offers of venues and hosting for both
house concerts, folk clubs, retreats, arts centers, community theaters, churches

Please click to contact me, Woodland Bard  


Upcoming Find Your Story retreats ... 

Find Your Story - August Retreat With Woodland Bard
August 17th, depart 21st  -- 4 day retreat,
worth making as part of a longer stay, such as self drive tour.
Inspiration, authoring and published work all in 4 days !!!
Accommodation, all food, and transport,
€700, $US870, £560 per person sharing


contact me for information about this

Find Your Story - October Retreat With Woodland Bard
October 5th, depart 9th  -- 4 day retreat,
worth making as part of a longer stay, such as self drive tour.
Inspiration, authoring and published work all in 4 days !!!
Accommodation, all food, and transport,
€700, $US870, £560 per person sharing
contact me for information about this

Woodland Bard - Tree Labyrinth Bealtaine Week 2016
Annual working retreat week as I need help getting the tree labyrinth ready
for the visitors through summer
This retreat is Saturday to Saturday May 7th until May 14th
  • Bealtaine Bards In The Woods on Sunday
  • Work days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • Megalithic sites tour day Wednesday
  • Coast fun day on Friday
Accommodation, all food, and transport,
€500, $US650, £400 per person sharing
contact me for information about this


Other Retreats and Tours 
that visit us at Carrowcrory

hosted by Amy Wilinski, Amantha Murphy, Mara Freeman, Dejuana, Tonja Reichley, Kathleen McKern Verigen and Charlene Ray.

click here to check out their dates, pages and offers