Adult Workshops 2023
Afla Sackey Ghanaian-born percussionist, vocalist, and composer, Afla started his creative life as a dancer with the Bukom Ensemble of Ghana, known for their infectious folk-driven rhythms. We’re delighted Afla will be back this summer offering West African Dance and Drumming
John Bowker Earthsong is famous for its large drumming sessions, up to 200 people gather for the evening drum in the Big Top. Using Djembes, Bougaraboos, Sabars, Dun Duns, bells, shakers and our voices we put together powerful polyrhythms from Africa. We chant and dance and create a truly wonderful tribal sound.
Helen Yeomans Helen will bring her best-loved songs to Earthsong this year, her first time at the camp. If you haven't sung with her before you’re in for a treat. Helen is an award-winning songwriter based in Devon and has been leading choirs and workshops in the UK and abroad for 17 years. She’ll be teaching a wide range of songs, from uplifting anthems to heart-opening love chants. Everybody welcome. Expect to be moved!
Roisin Fallon Family constellations is about acknowledging what is working together as a group we explore the hidden dynamics and patterns in our families that have interrupted the flow of love in our lives. Using exercises, rituals and personal constellations we create a safe space where we learn to take our lives fully and inhabit our place in this world.
Sue Hart The Baka, (hunter gathering Pygmy people from Central Africa who Martin and Su have been visiting since 1992) are thought to be the first humans to sing. Their rainforest singing styles build community, helps to heal illness and argument, soothes babies and enchants the animals ensuring luck in the hunt. Music and listening is at the heart of everything “Baka” This “ sound mending” is a beautiful interlocking of Voices with accessible rhythmic and fun.
John Bowker An introduction to peer listening; we will teach some guidelines and techniques, and there will be an opportunity for all participants to have a turn at listening, and being listened to. This simple description can not convey the power, meaning and heart opening experience that ensues. Do come and be uplifted, connected and amazed; we open our hearts and find new thinking, a sense of belonging and courage.
Grace Austin Macramé, the craft of knot-tying, is nearly as old as us humans. Come connect with this ancient craft — with a contemporary twist — in a series of beginner-friendly fibre art workshops, where we’ll be making a different creation each time. Knot-tying is a deliciously calming and grounding practice, which invites anyone taking part to slow down, drop into their body, and enjoy the beta brain waves that often accompany working on a handmade project
Chrys Blanchard Chrys also creates Gong baths and Soundscapes where you can immerse yourself in deep sound relaxation.
Sherron St Clair When we practice 5Rhythms, flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness, we learn to creatively express aggressiveness and vulnerability, emotions and anxieties, edges and ecstasies. Each rhythm is interpreted by individuals in a uniquely personal way, opening them to a new sense of freedom and possibility that is both surprise in and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative. It is, in essence, exercise for the right brain. www.sherronst.clair.ie
Chrys Blanchard Chrys is a freelance, composer, choir leader and percussionist, whose professional work calls upon the great diversity of skills she has acquired after more than 30 years in the performing arts. She creates and directs projects, training and workshops for education, theatre and
Tony Wrench and Faith Circle Dancing draws from an ancient tradition. We dance simple dances from many folk cultures, including Greek, Romanian, Armenian, French and Russian. Some dances are energetic, some gentle. We teach each dance before dancing it. The chief aim is enjoyment, rather than technique, and the experience of moving together as a circle. The music will be live.
Siobhan Daffy An immersive experience in sound and spoken poetry for relaxation and self-enquiry. Siobhan Daffy is a poet and community artist with 20 years experience of soundscapes and spoken word. She uses poetry and live music to create a restorative, nourishing environment.
Julie & Branwen Kavanagh, Lucia Smyth & Corry Beattie Have you got an act that's never been seen before? The carnivorous carnival is back and hungry for the unique performances of the Earthsong field to satiate it's impossible appetite. Our loyal and devotedly ridiculous carnies will appear bearded and behooved, with sleeves full of tricks and eyes full of mischief. We welcome everyone to step into our emporium and contribute to the carousel of silly, beautiful, wondrous and improbable acts.
Oonagh O'Sullivan A simple devotional Chanting practice, utilised in most spiritual traditions, allowing us to dive deeper into our love and connection with the Divine. An open space, beautifully meditative, still, but also vibrant and full of life and energy.
Siobhan Daffy Family drum is a fun opportunity for all ages to play and explore rhythm and sound together. Its amazing what we can do when the small people have plenty of big people around them playing too, everyone finds their part and we go on a group journey of rhythm and sound. Instruments are provided. No previous experience necessary.
Robert Green In experiential Astrology we will endeavor to enter sacred space and use drama, meditation and games to explore the ancient art of Astrology, creating and experiencing Astrology in action, where we can receive insights, healings, direction and clarity. Robert has been passionate about Astrology for 28 years and has always felt that there is a need for people to experience Astrology in a very real way without all the dry intellectualism. The workshops are very much his own style.
Jacqui Dreessens As a performer and educator for over 30 years, Jacqui is an ethnochoreologist specialising in traditional and contemporary African dances of nature, “Meropa” - South African; rites of passage, “Kpatcha” - Ghana and celebrations of life, “Kingfisher” - Australian.
Rae Lundt This is a deeply nurturing somatic practice… Entering a place of meditative embodied inner connection we listen to our own needs and the voice of our body before coming together in small groups and taking it in turns to have our needs heard. Welcomed by Loving Touch is a facilitated workshop that offers gentle space for listening to your TOUCH NEEDS, expressing them and experiencing being held, rocked or snuggled or holding hands … whatever you need!!
Tembre de Carteret Tembre offers a basket full of community & original songs carefully crafted to uplift , inspire and soothe your soup at Harvest Camp this year , her home from home for the past 16 years. Easy to learn songs with juicy harmonies and connection . She leads in a natural & inclusive way , welcoming all voices, abilities and experience.