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Spiral Songs: Imbolc & Deep Winter
Quincy Bog Nature Center
Rumney, NH
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Spiral Songs: Imbolc & Deep Winter
Envisioned by mezzo soprano Claire McCahan and her sister, landscape architect Molly McCahan, Spiral Songs: Deep Winter is the next iteration of the Wheel of the Year, inviting participants to attune to the seasonal changes of our inner and outer landscapes through music.

Inspired by the cycles of the earth and the local landscape, with reference to the philosophy of the wheel of the year, the events program is crafted to reflect the qualities of the season of Imbolc, or mid-winter.  Ice and sleep cover the land as winters grip lingers and keeps us close to the hearth. Yet, just underneath the crunchy snow, little seeds, the sparks of new life, wait patiently for the sun to do its slow, thawing work. This is a time of fear and generosity, when having faith that spring will come and connecting with our communities comes to the fore.

FEBRUARY 3 & 4 at 2:00pm  - For Ages 12+ ($15 admission Fee)
This program symmetrically arcs, beginning with group singing, followed by musical performance of folk and classical songs, centered with time for nature exploration and reflection. Light refreshments will be available which incorporate locally-sourced ingredients. This program will take into consideration the weather and temperature conditions to ensure participant comfort.

FEBRUARY 3 11:00am-12:00pm - All ages, Family Friendly Event (Free)
Celebrating the deep winter with sing-alongs, storytelling, and song, this program is open to children and their caregivers. Attendees will participate in music and mindfulness, and are welcomed to explore the bog trails at the conclusion of the program.  Guests should be prepared to maintain their comfort in the winter temperatures and conditions while outside.

Claire and Molly grew up in Plymouth, NH exploring the streams, lakes, and forests of the Pemi-Baker Valley.  Spiral Songs comes from their shared desire to use music and mindfulness to honor and balance the constant changing of the seasons and cultivate connections to the landscapes that shape us.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

COVID PROTOCOL: guests are requested to complete a day-of COVID test. Masks are encouraged but not required.

PLEASE BRING: Casual attire, warm layers and winter boots or cold-weather walking shoes. This event involves both indoor and outdoor components.  Please be prepared to walk the trails of Quincy Bog in winter conditions (ice, snow, cold temperatures) on mostly flat terrain.  Indoors there will be chairs, refreshments, and a heater to provide for indoor comfort.  While dogs are allowed at the bog, please leave your furry friends at home for this event.

PARKING: Available, yet limited, so carpool if possible! We ask that those who are able park at the kiosk further from the nature center, about a 5min walk away. Upon arrival, guests will be guided by a bog representative to the appropriate lot.    

TICKET SALES:  Funds from our ticket sales go towards supporting the artists and the Quincy Bog Natural Area, as well as future Spiral Song events.

For the afternoon event, our standard admission price is $15 with room for extra contributions if you're feeling generous. If ticket prices are outside your means, please contact claire.mccahan@gmail.com so we can accommodate you.

See you at the Bog!

Location

Quincy Bog Nature Center (View)
131 Quincy Bog Road
Rumney, NH 03266
United States

Categories

Arts > Immersive
Arts > Opera
Arts > Performance
Education > Workshops
Music > Classical
Music > Folk
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Minimum Age: 12
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Contact

Accessibility

This is an outdoor event on sloping and uneven terrain. Venue lacks ADA-accessible bathrooms.

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