Bardic Circle: Midsummer Storytelling at Stone Mountain in New Paltz

Center for Symbolic Studies and Stone Mountain Center Present: "Bardic Circle: Midsummer Storytelling." Suggested donation for the full day: $15, parking $10 (whole car). BYOB and picnic dinner; also Rail Trail Cafe. For more info, visit:  and

3 p.m. Event opens
Stephen Larsen:  The Way of The Bard; what is it?  Was Joseph Campbell a Bard?
If so, what were his favorite stories?
Merryn Oakwood:  Song/Recitation (Harp?)
Stephen and Robin Larsen:  The Taliesin story Part One:  The Archetypal Bard
Merryn Oakwood: Song on Shapechanging
Stephen Larsen: Yeats and the Celtic Imagination, Recitation of Amergin

5 p.m. Break, refreshments

5:20 p.m. Merryn Oakwood: Song of the Wandering Aengus
Stephen and Robin Larsen:  Taliesin: Part Two
Merryn Oakwood (Original Poetry, Harp)

6 p.m.  Music by Barely Lace with Stephen and Merryn:  The Stolen Child
6:30  p.m. Barely Lace: Medley of Celtic, Bardic songs.
7 p.m. Break—Picnic Dinner, Visit to Railtrail Café, Wine and Cheese/ Building of the Wicker Man
8:30 p.m. The Burning of the Wicker Man, Ritual by Brendan Merritt
9 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Drum Circle and Dancing Round the Fire

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
3 pm to 10:30pm
Stone Mountain Center
310 River Road Extension
New Paltz