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Hello, we've moved - Links to where we are now

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After a server change earlier this year, I have actually attached Celtic Ways.com to a redundant blog site of mine, but will get some better heading art here soon.
Meanwhile ...



... this is a hub page to get you to what we do here from Carrowcrory, Co.Sligo in Ireland

Carrowcrory Cottage & Labyrinth Gardens

We host Sunday Sessions here in our Labyrinth Gardens on a catalogue of topics including Ogham, Sidhe, Aislings, Green Men, Sheela na gigs, Holy Wells, Serpent folklore, Harpers and Bards folklore, Fairy Lore, Apple and Avalon folklore, Sensing Herbs, and other subjects, including Labyrinth Walking, of course.

Claire Roche, Songs, Stories, and Harps

Claire performs here at Carrowcrory Cottage and other venues. From this site you can catch up on her events, recordings and live performance videos.

Woodland Bard

That's me, John Willmott, who became nicknamed Woodland Bard by the attendees of Bards In The Woods. Here you will find my books, other media, and blog posts of tales.

Us …

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

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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 IrelandFind Your Story retreats in Ireland this August and OctoberFae's Breath Tour UK in OctoberFae's Breath Tour USA, April 2016Bealtaine 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 spe…

Get your Fae's Breath Books now, especially pre-orders please

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Hello everyone

Quick announcement.

Very Important for USA book orders.
Please read!  Thank you!

This USA tour has been a bit of a rush-rush time so time to do all what we want to do has been and is very limited.

This includes finding the list of addresses of people in the USA who are expecting the Ogma's Tale Of The Trees - Bathing In The Fae's Breath book.


If you are in the USA
have pre-ordered books
or want to order books

Bathing In The Fae's Breath
with Ogma's Tale Of The Trees

I will be shipping tomorrow afternoon,
Tuesday, April 21st.

Please email me your address to get your's
my address list is on a computer in Ireland
and I did not get it into the cloud.

Those of you who send me your email address
will get you copies sent tomorrow.

Many thanks.

This has been a very popular book on tour.




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


plus

Journey With Claire Roche CD
is, at last, re-released 
and still copies available:-)

Since CD copies went out of stock …

April News

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Hello everyone

Claire Roche and I as Woodland Bard 
are currently in the USA touring

Looking forward to meeting some of you again.


We have ... Bathing In The Fae's Book & Journey With Claire Roche CD with us

Bathing In The Fae's Breath tour it is.

Claire is performing her beautiful songs and both of us together with excerpts from Ogma's Tale of The Trees and Bathing In The Fae's Breath from my new book.

Towns where we will be at soon are San Francisco, Pacific Grove, Moreno Valley, Cotati, Arcata, Junction City, Eugene, Portland, Whidbey Island, Tacoma, Boise, Oakland, Boulder Creek

Please click here for the tour schedule and find out where you can meet us
Do click the Event pages, on the schedule, and come and see us :-) 
Ogma's Tale Of The Trees became 
Bathing In The Fae's Breath Book.
We have this available on our tour

Through this past winter, I found myself working on creating two books, so I made them just one, and that has become Bathing In The Fae's Breat…

March News, USA tour next week, book release, CD release

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Hello everyone

Claire Roche and I as the Woodland Bard are just about to land in the USA among many of you again :-)

USA Tour, March 29th until April 20th, 2015



Bathing In The Fae's Breath tour it is.

Claire is performing her beautiful songs and both of us together with excerpts from Ogma's Tale of The Trees and Bathing In The Fae's Breath from my new book.

20 concerts and meet-ups in CA, OR, WA, and ID  Towns where we will share with you are San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Pacific Grove, Pismo Beach, Carpinteria, Moreno Valley, Cotati, Arcata, Junction City, Eugene, Portland, Whidbey Island, Tacoma, Boise, Oakland, Boulder Creek

Please click here for the tour schedule and find out where you can meet us
Do click the Event pages, on the schedule, and come and see us :-)

I will be sending out info brochures for each venue during the next week. 
Ogma's Tale Of The Trees became 
Bathing In The Fae's Breath Book.
Through this past winter, I found myself working on creating two bo…

The Last Blog Here - But Not The Last Blog

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Well into 2015 now and Claire and I, John aka Woodland Bard, wish you a blessed, happy and healthy 2015.

Its been awhile since I have posted blog posts here, and when I do they are general news blogs lately

New Blog ... Almost Daily Blog

This is something I started, I think, January 2nd. Its a great place for me to huddle the news and links of the day relevant to what we do. It certainly contains latest news before it even appears on my other sites and blogs

You can subscribe to it for email delivery too.
Click for the Almost Daily Blog, and look through back issues too

I have posted items related to Sustainable Living, Permaculture, Food Forests, Global Warming, Writing, Poetry, Music, Picnics, Labyrinths, plus some tree and forest stuff.



So please have a look at that 
and subscribe for the email updates


Closing This Blog

I do not think I will be posting blog updates here in future.
and now this site will be dedicated to the development of my

'Tales From The Tree Labyrinth' book an…

December News - USA Tour, Ireland Retreats

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Hello everyone

We hope you are having a joyful December, fun packed and not stressful.

John here, writing, and I have been lazy with Yule and Christmas preparations myself. I think I am already celebrating the longer days before they are even happening. Here's why ...

USA Tour, March 30th until April 20th 2015



The format for concerts will be Claire performing her beautiful songs for about two thirds, or three quarters, depending on the venue type, and the rest will be both of us together with excerpts from Ogma's Tale of The Trees and Bathing In The Fae's Breath. I may add fireside

19 concerts and workshops in CA, OR, WA, ID and NV  8 house concerts 2 community hall concerts 1 retreat center  1 hotel 1 wholefood and live food cafe 1 church, a big concert 3 venues unknown yet 2 day workshops
and we are still ooking for host an venue within 50 miles of Monterey on Tuesday March 31st also for Reno NV on Thursday April 16th. Does anyone have any ideas?
Please click here for the …