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Charlene Hillyard, Bardic student and member of the Grove of the Summer Stars in Wellington, New Zealand is also a performer with Wellington Batucada a Brazilian Samba Band. But they are more than that as they fuse beats from Brazil, New Zealand, Africa and around the world. Wellington Batucada has entered the competition to perform as a roving band at WOMAD 2015. The band that gets the most votes, wins.
After 50 years of the Order’s existence and 25 years of its distance learning course now is a good time for us to assess what this has brought, to celebrate it – and allow ourselves to critique it too if we wish. And then we can look forward to what the next 50 years might bring – to envision it, dream it, sow seeds of intention. If we look around us – at the tribe, the community of people who are drawn here today – there is such diversity, and yet some common music holds us together, brings us together. Such diversity, and yet such unity!
Mark and I attended the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) residential training course on celebrancy at the Earthspirit Centre near Glastonbury between 17th and 21st September. This is a quick summary for SPF folks of what happened.
Every year we offer an award for academic research into Druidry or related topics. This year the award goes to Dr.Julia Farley, for her paper:
‘Almost unmentionable in polite society’? Druidry and Archaeologists in the Later Twentieth Century
by Dr Julia Farley
Exploring the Arts of Celebrancy
Once again the Moon and Sun face off. We have the fifth ‘super Moon’ of the solar year because the Moon is at her closest approach to earth. The excitement of the opposition between Sun and Moon grows as the Moon swells! We are aware of all that must be contained in this time of bright moonshine. The crickets and cicadas take out their violins and castanets every evening to play the wild rhythms that are in our bodies and blood as well. What is the rhythm of your heart? How often do you take time to listen to the beat?