The 2021 Goderich Celtic Roots "Virtual" Festival is now in the books!
Thank you to everyone who watched, tipped and bought merchandise.
We will see you here in Goderich Aug. 5-7, 2022
Find information about the 2021 "Virtual" Festival Artists HERE
You can now re-watch the Festival on our YouTube page (click the videos below!),
Our 2021 Festival design by Linda Wiebe:
THE HURON HERON
Artist Notes on the Huron Heron
The element of air in this Celtic art series
is often represented by a long-necked bird
seen taking and giving flight
to the dancer, house, horse, turtle, bear, stag, hare, dragon…
This heron is friend not family to the crane,
carrying a story from Romano Celtic imagery in 1st c. AD
of 3 cranes, a bull and willow as the Tree of Life
being chopped by a wood cutter
perhaps as an allegory of winter.
The cranes become the soul of the tree
released after its death.
This heron is waiting.
Standing in the watery depths,
with feet like the roots of the willow
its Tree of Life companion at the river’s edge
steadfast to the demands
of the ever changing, flowing water.
This heron is waiting
and fishing for the days when we can gather
with our music, dance, storytelling, and artful craft
to swallow this festival whole once again.