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Brigid, Maker of Song
Brigid, Maker of Song

Sat, Feb 03



Brigid, Maker of Song

Celtic Insights for Living These Times

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Feb 03, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Atlanta, 4393 Garmon Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, USA

About the event

Singing awakens our senses, renews our spirits, and connects us in community. The Celtic ethos has always grasped that everything is interrelated and humans are a part of a whole.  This time of year marks St Brigid’s Day, the patron saint of Ireland. It is also known as Candlemas or in old Irish, as Imbolc, meaning “in the belly.”

Internationally renown vocal artists Virginia Schenck and Ruth Cunningham will facilitate a half-day, interactive workshop that draws on Celtic wisdom through poetry, songs and sound.  In this workshop we will sing prayers and chants together, drawing on the ancient wisdom of our Celtic ancestors that have held civilizations for centuries, as well as drawing forth from our bellies the new wisdoms and sounds waiting to be born.


Vocal Artists Virginia Schenck and Ruth Cunningham come from seemingly diverse ends of the musical spectrum. Virginia is a renowned international jazz vocalist and Ruth an early music chant expert from the iconic Anonymous 4 ensemble. They met in New York years ago through the channels of CircleSinging made famous by legendary Bobby McFerrin. Improvisation and sounds emanating from the self is where they meet, live, and breathe.

Ruth Cunningham is a founding member Anonymous 4 and a sound healing practitioner. She specializes in early music performance as well as improvisational sacred music from varied spiritual traditions in both liturgical and concert settings. She works with individuals and groups on using the voice and music as tools for

VA Virginia Schenck is an accomplished international vocal artist and jazz performer utilizing both straight-ahead, spoken word, and free improvisation. As a spiritual thought leader, VA has proudly shared the stage with other trailblazers including author and activist Marianne Williamson; Krista Tippett; Richard Rohr, and Anglo-Irish poet and author David Whyte. In her Singing Journey Retreats, VA brings the same emotional connectivity to her work as a performing artist.​

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