Afternoon With Claire Roche

This Carrowcrory Afternoon Session is focused on the stories, songs and music from harps by Claire Roche, dreamer, and founder of the restored Carrowcrory Cottage here.

Very few people visiting Ireland actually see a harp being played. Even more rare, are singers and poets who accompany their words with harps ... the harper bards. This is the enchantment you are invited to be part of during an Afternoon With Claire Roche at Carrowcrory.

After arrival at Carrowcrory, John Willmott, keeper of the Labyrinth Gardens here, briefly introduces ancient folklore stories of the transitions from the Language Of Trees, to Ogham, and onto the Three Enchantments Of Bards.

Visitors are then welcome to enjoy contemplation within the Tree Labyrinth before the session with Claire Roche. This serves as an introduction to Claire's session, and perhaps inspire new journey ideas for your own personal creations.

Inside her thatched cottage, Claire commences with some stories, old songs in Irish and fairy poetry of W.B. Yeats set to songs with harp.

A break for Afternoon Tea, a social time to relaxx this lovely afternoon.

Claire Roche then resumes part two explaining more about Carrowcrory Cottage and integrating her enchanting songs woven into her very entertaining stories.

The entire session is from 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm.

Visitors leave with more than just a concert of songs and harps, but an insight into how landscape and surroundings inspired the harper bard tradition. Add to that, some insight into the folklore of Ogham.

Our intent is to inspire, and encourage trust in our own inspirations that we may express more through our journaling, writing, art, craft, and creativitiy in your career when you return home.

Add to that the unique experience of a singer harpist, in a thatched cottage, in Ireland.

For an Afternoon With Claire Roche please contact us through this email and phone link

Here is a lovely video of Claire Roche presenting Carrowcrory Labyrinth Gardens, the Thatched Cottage, and a song from her too.

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