Previous Events

2017

Title: Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid in Preparation for Imbolc

Lead by Amy Panetta, MA

Description: The upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc celebrates the very beginning of Springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk.  Imbolc has been associated with Brigid who is both a  pre-Christian goddess and patron saint of Ireland.  She is connected with poetry, healing, smith-craft, fertility, and fire.  At the dawning of Christianity in Ireland, many attributes of the pre-Christian, Pagan Celtic society were assimilated in the formation of a new religious culture.  In our times, many individuals have written songs and chants devoted to Brigid, a practice currently being sustained by a surge of interest in “Celtic heritage”, the Feminine Divine, saints, mythology, and folklore.

In this interactive class, we will gain a sense of community and shared sacred space as we prepare for Imbolc by focusing on what new growth we would like to sprout and cultivate for ourselves during the year.  As we learn more about Brigid, we will connect with the Feminine Divine energy of Brigid as nurturer, healer, Earth mother, and woman of compassion.  Because Brigid has been so inspirational to so many people as a feminine religious and spiritual figure, we will explore the music that has been written in devotion to her.  We will engage together in participatory singing and music-listening experiences to connect us to her aspects during Imbolc.  All musical skill levels are welcome!

Location:

Awen Tree

102 East Cottage Street

Easthampton, MA

Call 413.527.3331 to register

When: Thursday, January 12th from 7:00-8:30pm

Payment: $18

 

 


Title: Celtic Spirituality and Music to Breathe Life into Cold Winter

 

Description: While January and February in Vermont is quite cold and frosty, the upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc on February 1st celebrates the very beginning of springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk. Imbolc has been associated with the pre-Christian goddess, Brigid, as well as the feast day for Saint Brigid, who has been associated with many symbols, especially the warmth of hearth fires. In this interactive class, we will meditate on what new life we would like to sprout in the springtime to come, learn more about the historical figure of Brigid and traditions associated with her, experience songs written in dedication to Brigid, and learn a song written in Irish Gaelic! All musical skill levels are welcome!

Location:
Sangha Yoga Studio
120 Pine Street
Burlington, VT

Call 802-448-4262 to register

Cost: $10 members/$18 non-members


Title: Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid in Preparation for Imbolc

Lead by Amy Panetta, MA

Description: The upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc celebrates the very beginning of Springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk.  Imbolc has been associated with Brigid who is both a  pre-Christian goddess and patron saint of Ireland.  She is connected with poetry, healing, smith-craft, fertility, and fire.  At the dawning of Christianity in Ireland, many attributes of the pre-Christian, Pagan Celtic society were assimilated in the formation of a new religious culture.  In our times, many individuals have written songs and chants devoted to Brigid, a practice currently being sustained by a surge of interest in “Celtic heritage”, the Feminine Divine, saints, mythology, and folklore.

In this interactive class, we will gain a sense of community and shared sacred space as we prepare for Imbolc by focusing on what new growth we would like to sprout and cultivate for ourselves during the year.  As we learn more about Brigid, we will connect with the Feminine Divine energy of Brigid as nurturer, healer, Earth mother, and woman of compassion.  Because Brigid has been so inspirational to so many people as a feminine religious and spiritual figure, we will explore the music that has been written in devotion to her.  We will engage together in participatory singing and music-listening experiences to connect us to her aspects during Imbolc.  All musical skill levels are welcome!

Location:

Grian Herbs Apothocary
Upstairs Wellness Room

34 Elm Street

Montpelier, VT 05602

Call 862.324.5254 or email apanettamusic@gmail.com to register

When: Wednesday, January 18th from 7:00-8:30pm

Payment: $15

 

 


Title: Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid in Preparation for Imbolc
Lead by Amy Panetta, MA

Description: The upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc celebrates the very beginning of Springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk. Imbolc has been associated with Brigid who is both a pre-Christian goddess and patron saint of Ireland. She is connected with poetry, healing, smith-craft, fertility, and fire. At the dawning of Christianity in Ireland, many attributes of the pre-Christian, Pagan Celtic society were assimilated in the formation of a new religious culture. In our times, many individuals have written songs and chants devoted to Brigid, a practice currently being sustained by a surge of interest in “Celtic heritage,” the Feminine Divine, saints, mythology, and folklore.

In this interactive class, we will gain a sense of community and shared sacred space as we prepare for Imbolc by focusing on what new growth we would like to sprout and cultivate for ourselves during the year. As we learn more about Brigid, we will connect with the Feminine Divine energy of Brigid as nurturer, healer, Earth mother, and woman of compassion. Because Brigid has been so inspirational to so many people as a feminine religious and spiritual figure, we will explore the music that has been written in devotion to her. We will engage together in participatory singing and music-listening experiences to connect us to her aspects during Imbolc. All musical skill levels are welcome!

Location:
Spirit Dancer
125 S. Winooski Ave.
Burlington, VT
Call 802.660.8060 to register.

When: Thursday, January 19th from 7:00-8:30pm
Payment: $18

 


Title: Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid in Preparation for Imbolc

Lead by Amy Panetta, MA

Description: The upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc celebrates the very beginning of Springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk.  Imbolc has been associated with Brigid who is both a  pre-Christian goddess and patron saint of Ireland.  She is connected with poetry, healing, smith-craft, fertility, and fire.  At the dawning of Christianity in Ireland, many attributes of the pre-Christian, Pagan Celtic society were assimilated in the formation of a new religious culture.  In our times, many individuals have written songs and chants devoted to Brigid, a practice currently being sustained by a surge of interest in “Celtic heritage,” the Feminine Divine, saints, mythology, and folklore.

In this interactive class, we will gain a sense of community and shared sacred space as we prepare for Imbolc by focusing on what new growth we would like to sprout and cultivate for ourselves during the year.  As we learn more about Brigid, we will connect with the Feminine Divine energy of Brigid as nurturer, healer, Earth mother, and woman of compassion.  Because Brigid has been so inspirational to so many people as a feminine religious and spiritual figure, we will explore the music that has been written in devotion to her.  We will engage together in participatory singing and music-listening experiences to connect us to her aspects during Imbolc.  All musical skill levels are welcome!

Location:

Mystic Spirit Metaphysical Shoppe

324 Bloomfield Avenue

Montclair, NJ

Call 973.509.7155 to register.  You must pre-register by Wednesday, January 18th.

When: Saturday, January 21st from 6:00-7:30pm

Payment: $18

 

 


Title: Explore the Music Devoted to Brigid, the Pre-Christian Goddess and Saint

 

Description: The upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc on February 1st celebrates the very beginning of springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk. Imbolc has been associated with the pre-Christian goddess, Brigid, as well as the feast day for Saint Brigid. In this interactive class, we will learn more about the historical figure of Brigid and traditions associated with her feast day, weave Brigid’s crosses together, experience songs written in dedication to Brigid, and learn a song written in Irish Gaelic! All musical skill levels are welcome! Amy has been studying the sacred songs of Brigid for over seven years. For more information, please visit https://worldspiritmusic.wordpress.com.


Location:
Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Rd.

Morristown, NJ

Please pre-register by 1/18 at adultlearning@muuf.org


When: Sunday, January 22nd from 1:00-2:30pm
Payment: No Cost

2016

 

 

February

Session: Imbolc Ritual and Class:
Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid: the Pre-Christian Celtic Goddess and Saint

Description: The upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc celebrates the very beginning of Springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk.  Imbolc has been associated with Brigid who is both a  pre-Christian goddess and patron saint of Ireland.  She is connected with poetry, healing, smith-craft, fertility, and fire.  At the dawning of Christianity in Ireland, many attributes of the pre-Christian, Pagan Celtic society were assimilated in the formation of a new religious culture.  In our times, many individuals have written songs and chants devoted to Brigid, a practice currently being sustained by a surge of interest in “Celtic heritage”, the Feminine Divine, saints, mythology, and folklore.

In this interactive class, we will gain a sense of community and shared sacred space as we celebrate Imbolc by focusing on what new growth we would like to sprout and cultivate for ourselves during the year.  As we learn more about Brigid, we will connect with the Feminine Divine energy of Brigid as nurturer, healer, Earth mother, and woman of compassion.  Because Brigid has been so inspirational to so many people as a Feminine religious and spiritual figure, we will explore the music that has been written in devotion to her.  We will engage together in participatory singing and music-listening experiences to connect us to her aspects during Imbolc.  All musical skill levels are welcome!

When: Saturday, February 2nd from 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Mystic Spirit Metaphysical Shoppe
324 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ
(973) 509-7155


Cost: $30 per person

About Éimí Ní Aránín, MA

has been teaching music for over a decade in public schools, independent schools, and music schools in both Vermont and New Jersey.  After finding herself with a deep connection to Brigid...

 

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