‘Feeding the Good Wolf’ by Bob Vernon

 Bob Vernon invites you to the launch of his course book
 Feeding the Good Wolf
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 A journey in mindfulness and heartfulness  nurturing the ‘Good Wolf’ of joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth in our hearts, minds and lives.

The Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Road  Ennistymon
Friday 8th of September 7.30 – 9 pm.

Watercolour Classes with Patsy Ricks

Patsy Ricks

( Basic drawing ability required )

Enrolment and demonstration – 7 pm, Tuesday, February 21

4 weekly classes starting Tuesday, February 28 from 7- 9 pm
and finishing on Tuesday, March 21

I am an artist with over 40 years’ experience working in watercolours.
I will be teaching different techniques in the application of the medium. Starting from basic washes to the more detailed areas such as dry brush, this 4 week course will help you to open a new and very enjoyable chapter in your life!

The maximum class size is 6 students. 

If you are interested in enrolling, please contact me by text ( no voicemails please) on 087-2022176

Watercolour Classes with Patsy Ricks

( Basic drawing ability required )

Enrolment and demonstration – 7 pm, Tuesday, October 25

4 weekly classes starting Tuesday, November 1 from 7-9 pm
and finishing on Tuesday, November 22.

I am an artist with over 40 years’ experience working in watercolours.
I will be teaching different techniques in the application of the medium. Starting from basic washes to the more detailed areas such as dry brush, this 4 week course will help you to open a new and very enjoyable chapter in your life!

The maximum class size is 6 students.

If you are interested in enrolling, please contact me by text on 087-2022176

Power of 3: Moon, Quartz and Irish Blessings

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Power of 3: Full Moon, Quartz and Irish Blessings.
Crystal Quartz Sounds Concert

Friday, October 14th @ 7:30

Mirari has taught yoga many years to adults and children and has experience of using her voice and different instruments in a healing way.
In these events, she uses sounds of alchemy crystal bowls and ultra-lite crystal bowls.

She uses her voice in a personal and intuitive way combining Mantras and specific vowels.

Also she works with INTENTION (harmony, acceptance, unity, joy, compassion, love…) and the properties of the crystal bowls (amplification, transfer and transformation).

“I believe in the power of the united and I use the sacred sounds of the crystal quartz bowls to amplify the power of this united consciousness.”

WHAT THEY ARE

Our physical body has a natural affinity to QUARTZ. In a molecular level, our cells contain silica, which balances our electro-magnetic energies, and this is the same formula as natural quartz crystal.

The Crystal Bowls are made of the highest quality (99.992% pure!) quartz crystal and the finest in gemstones and precious metals making them incredibly RESONANT and PURE in tone.

HOW THEY WORK

These sessions will accompany your life process…people will come and try to feel as comfortable and relaxed as they can, allowing the sound to help them to clean their suffering, resentment, confusion, disconnection, trauma…and especially to activate all our light, our gifts, joy and beauty, our serenity and harmony, silence and freedom which are in our bodies.
If we understand illness as a reflection of disharmony between the physical body and the soul, then we can understand that the cure can arrive by balancing the magnetic qualities of the higher subtle bodies.

Through PURE tones one can re-pattern the energy field organisation that ultimately affect the cellular expression of disease and of wellness.

The PURE sound of the crystal quartz bowls  reverberates  through the bodies , touching where it may  and in so doing, creating balance.

WHAT TO BRING

Your own blanket, pillow and things you need to make yourself very comfortable. Also water and if you want, some especial stones you have at home.
Duration of a session is about 1 hour and cost is €12.

Bob’s Meditation & Mindfulness – Thursday 6th October @ 7.30 pm

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Bob’s Meditation & Mindfulness
I will be holding my 8 week Meditation & Mindfulness courses again in Doolin, Miltown Malbay, and Ennistymon in October.   They are held in:
Doolin Hotel’s Snug bar (just past Reception on the left of the building) on Monday 3rd October
Miltown Malbay’s Spraoi Nursery, Ballard Road, starting Wednesday October 5th.Ennistymon’s  Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Street, on Thursday 6th October. 

All sessions start at 7.30 pm and last about 1 ¼ hours.  As this is a structured training course it is best to start at the beginning.   If you have attended before and cannot make the first session or two then you can join in later.

The whole course costs €40.

There is no need to book; simply turn up on the first evening.During the course we will learn and practice basic Meditation   methods–  ways to relax physically, emotionally and mentally, explore Mindfulness – taking charge of what is passing through our minds – and the Compassionate, or Loving Kindness, Meditation, practising having kinder thoughts about ourselves and others.    We will briefly look at the insights of modern science and ancient stories, and share any wisdom or practices you may bring.There will be no sitting cross-legged wearing lycra – unless that’s what helps you!Any questions?  I am at revbobvernon@hotmail.com

North Clare Historical Society September Lecture – “English as we speak it in North Clare” by John Egan

Monday 26th September @ 8.00 pm
The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon
 
Admission: €5
   
It’s treasure trove of Irish words.
The effect of Irish on pronunciation.
The survival of Old English.
Idioms derived from the Irish language.
 
Local man John Egan is from Ballyvraneen, just outside Ennistymon. He’s an NUIG graduate in history and archaeology. He has had a life-long interest in this topic. He has spoken to the Society on the subject in 2000 and has contributed relevant articles to the ‘Ennistymon Parish Magazine’.

AnTara in Concert Saturday, September 17th @ 8.00

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AnTara (Tommy Hayes & Matthew Noone) are a contemporary Irish duo who explore the boundaries of traditional music.  Utilizing a 23 stringed hybrid Indian lute called sarode and a plethora of percussion, this duo has been earning a reputation for their subtle yet intense interpretations of traditional material from both Ireland and India as well innovative original compositions.AnTara is a unique duo comprised of Tommy Hayes & Matthew Noone that explores the spaces in-between the traditions of Irish traditional and Indian Classical music.

Matthew ‘mattu’ Noone, an ex-indie rocker and well-known performer of the 25 stringed lute called sarode, has studied North Indian Classical music in Kolkata under Sougata Roy Chowdhury and from UK based sarodiya, K. Sridhar for well over a decade.  He has recorded with Sean Tyrell, Ronan O’ Snodaigh collaborated with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill in a 2 week tour of India.  In 2015 he was invited to perform at the Masters of Tradition festival in Bantry House, Cork.

Meanwhile, in a career that has exemplified diversity, bodhran player Tommy Hayes has performed and recorded with most of the great names in traditional music and beyond, has been at the forefront of Irish music for over 30 years. He was a founding member of traditional group, Stockton’s Wing and is considered one of the greatest bodhran players on the planet.

This unique project was formed after Matthew was awarded funds from Music Network Ireland to design and purchase a hybrid sarode for collaborations within the Irish music tradition. The project draws upon the slow lyrical style of East Clare music as well Indian drones, a plethora of percussion and experimental acoustic loops.

REVIEWS for debut album The Space Between

“a unique collaboration producing a delightful aural journey that knows no borders and defies categorisation” CARL CORCORAN, RTE LYRIC FM

“beautiful unique and profound music” Celtic Road Radio

“unique and interesting…multiple layers of significance” -Sing Out!-

Dorothea Lange’s Images of Clare – Culture Night – September 16 @ 8 pm

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A talk by Gerry Mullins and Martina Cleary

 Gerry Mullins author of ‘Dorothea Lange’s Ireland’ and visual artist/researcher Martina Cleary, will discuss photography, memory and place related to iconic works by Dorothea Lange, from her 1954 visit to County Clare. Several original images from Mullin’s (1998) book are included in the exhibition ‘The Suitcase Archive’ running at The Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon from 20th Aug – 16th Sept.