Events

To set up any classes or events, please email apanettamusic@gmail.com.
If you are interested in attending any events below, please be sure to register ahead of time! Thank you!

2017

Title: Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid in Preparation for Imbolc

Lead by Amy Panetta, MA

Description: The upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc celebrates the very beginning of Springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk.  Imbolc has been associated with Brigid who is both a  pre-Christian goddess and patron saint of Ireland.  She is connected with poetry, healing, smith-craft, fertility, and fire.  At the dawning of Christianity in Ireland, many attributes of the pre-Christian, Pagan Celtic society were assimilated in the formation of a new religious culture.  In our times, many individuals have written songs and chants devoted to Brigid, a practice currently being sustained by a surge of interest in “Celtic heritage”, the Feminine Divine, saints, mythology, and folklore.

In this interactive class, we will gain a sense of community and shared sacred space as we prepare for Imbolc by focusing on what new growth we would like to sprout and cultivate for ourselves during the year.  As we learn more about Brigid, we will connect with the Feminine Divine energy of Brigid as nurturer, healer, Earth mother, and woman of compassion.  Because Brigid has been so inspirational to so many people as a feminine religious and spiritual figure, we will explore the music that has been written in devotion to her.  We will engage together in participatory singing and music-listening experiences to connect us to her aspects during Imbolc.  All musical skill levels are welcome!

Location:

Awen Tree
102 East Cottage Street
Easthampton, MA

Call 413.527.3331 to register

When: Thursday, January 12th from 7:00-8:30pm

Payment: $18



Title
: Celtic Spirituality and Music to Breathe Life into Cold WinterDescription: While January and February in Vermont is quite cold and frosty, the upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc on February 1st celebrates the very beginning of springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk. Imbolc has been associated with the pre-Christian goddess, Brigid, as well as the feast day for Saint Brigid, who has been associated with many symbols, especially the warmth of hearth fires. In this interactive class, we will meditate on what new life we would like to sprout in the springtime to come, learn more about the historical figure of Brigid and traditions associated with her, experience songs written in dedication to Brigid, and learn a song written in Irish Gaelic! All musical skill levels are welcome!

Location:
Sangha Yoga Studio
120 Pine Street
Burlington, VT

Call 802-448-4262 to register

Cost: $10 members/$18 non-members



Title
: Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid in Preparation for Imbolc

Lead by Amy Panetta, MA

Description: The upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc celebrates the very beginning of Springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk.  Imbolc has been associated with Brigid who is both a  pre-Christian goddess and patron saint of Ireland.  She is connected with poetry, healing, smith-craft, fertility, and fire.  At the dawning of Christianity in Ireland, many attributes of the pre-Christian, Pagan Celtic society were assimilated in the formation of a new religious culture.  In our times, many individuals have written songs and chants devoted to Brigid, a practice currently being sustained by a surge of interest in “Celtic heritage”, the Feminine Divine, saints, mythology, and folklore.

In this interactive class, we will gain a sense of community and shared sacred space as we prepare for Imbolc by focusing on what new growth we would like to sprout and cultivate for ourselves during the year.  As we learn more about Brigid, we will connect with the Feminine Divine energy of Brigid as nurturer, healer, Earth mother, and woman of compassion.  Because Brigid has been so inspirational to so many people as a feminine religious and spiritual figure, we will explore the music that has been written in devotion to her.  We will engage together in participatory singing and music-listening experiences to connect us to her aspects during Imbolc.  All musical skill levels are welcome!

Location:

Grian Herbs Apothocary
Upstairs Wellness Room
34 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Call 862.324.5254 or email apanettamusic@gmail.com to register

When: Wednesday, January 18th from 7:00-8:30pm

Payment: $15



Title
: Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid in Preparation for Imbolc
Lead by Amy Panetta, MA

Description: The upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc celebrates the very beginning of Springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk. Imbolc has been associated with Brigid who is both a pre-Christian goddess and patron saint of Ireland. She is connected with poetry, healing, smith-craft, fertility, and fire. At the dawning of Christianity in Ireland, many attributes of the pre-Christian, Pagan Celtic society were assimilated in the formation of a new religious culture. In our times, many individuals have written songs and chants devoted to Brigid, a practice currently being sustained by a surge of interest in “Celtic heritage,” the Feminine Divine, saints, mythology, and folklore.

In this interactive class, we will gain a sense of community and shared sacred space as we prepare for Imbolc by focusing on what new growth we would like to sprout and cultivate for ourselves during the year. As we learn more about Brigid, we will connect with the Feminine Divine energy of Brigid as nurturer, healer, Earth mother, and woman of compassion. Because Brigid has been so inspirational to so many people as a feminine religious and spiritual figure, we will explore the music that has been written in devotion to her. We will engage together in participatory singing and music-listening experiences to connect us to her aspects during Imbolc. All musical skill levels are welcome!

Location:
Spirit Dancer
125 S. Winooski Ave.
Burlington, VT
Call 802.660.8060 to register.

When: Thursday, January 19th from 7:00-8:30pm
Payment: $18



Title
: Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid in Preparation for Imbolc

Lead by Amy Panetta, MA

Description: The upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc celebrates the very beginning of Springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk.  Imbolc has been associated with Brigid who is both a  pre-Christian goddess and patron saint of Ireland.  She is connected with poetry, healing, smith-craft, fertility, and fire.  At the dawning of Christianity in Ireland, many attributes of the pre-Christian, Pagan Celtic society were assimilated in the formation of a new religious culture.  In our times, many individuals have written songs and chants devoted to Brigid, a practice currently being sustained by a surge of interest in “Celtic heritage,” the Feminine Divine, saints, mythology, and folklore.

In this interactive class, we will gain a sense of community and shared sacred space as we prepare for Imbolc by focusing on what new growth we would like to sprout and cultivate for ourselves during the year.  As we learn more about Brigid, we will connect with the Feminine Divine energy of Brigid as nurturer, healer, Earth mother, and woman of compassion.  Because Brigid has been so inspirational to so many people as a feminine religious and spiritual figure, we will explore the music that has been written in devotion to her.  We will engage together in participatory singing and music-listening experiences to connect us to her aspects during Imbolc.  All musical skill levels are welcome!

Location:

Mystic Spirit Metaphysical Shoppe
324 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ

Call 973.509.7155 to register.  You must pre-register by Wednesday, January 18th.

When: Saturday, January 21st from 6:00-7:30pm

Payment: $18



Title
: Explore the Music Devoted to Brigid, the Pre-Christian Goddess and SaintDescription: The upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc on February 1st celebrates the very beginning of springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk. Imbolc has been associated with the pre-Christian goddess, Brigid, as well as the feast day for Saint Brigid. In this interactive class, we will learn more about the historical figure of Brigid and traditions associated with her feast day, weave Brigid’s crosses together, experience songs written in dedication to Brigid, and learn a song written in Irish Gaelic! All musical skill levels are welcome! Amy has been studying the sacred songs of Brigid for over seven years. For more information, please visit https://worldspiritmusic.wordpress.com.


Location
:
Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ
Please pre-register by 1/18 at adultlearning@muuf.org

When
: Sunday, January 22nd from 1:00-2:30pm
Payment: No Cost

Title: WorldSpirit Drum & Song

Description: WorldSpirit Drum and Song, facilitated by Amy Panetta, MA provides an opportunity to come together with others in an open-minded atmosphere, form community, find spiritual connection, explore rhythms from West Africa and songs from a variety of different cultures, and have fun!  All levels and abilities are welcome!  We are all musical beings!  At each class, please bring djembes along.  No djembe?  Any hand drum will suffice.  A limited number of djembes and other drums are available.  When you email to reserve your spot, please indicate if you will need a drum to use for the class.

Location:
Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ
Please pre-register by 2/14 at adultlearning@muuf.org

When
: Monday, April 18th from 7:00-8:30pm
Payment: Donation to cover expenses.


Title: WorldSpirit Drum & Song

Description: WorldSpirit Drum and Song, facilitated by Amy Panetta, MA provides an opportunity to come together with folks of all ages in an open-minded atmosphere, form community spirit, explore rhythms from West Africa and songs from a variety of different cultures, improvise together, and have fun!  All levels and abilities are welcome!  We are all musical beings!  At each class, please bring djembes along.  No djembe?  Any hand drum will suffice.  A limited number of djembes and other drums are available.  Donations are appreciated to cover expenses.

Location:
Joslin Memorial Library
4391 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT
To give us a sense of our numbers, please RSVP by calling (802)496-4205.  Please indicate if you will be needing a drum.

When
: Every third Thursday in February, March, and April (2/16, 3/16, 4/20) 6:30pm-8:00pm


Previous Events

2016

Title: West African Drumming and Song

Description: Amy Panetta, MA will be facilitating a class featuring West African drumming and singing where participants will enjoy each other’s company, build community, and exploring rhythms steeped in tradition while learning the basics of djembe drum holding position, technique, and tone production. There will be plenty of time for creativity and improvisation. A variety of songs of West Africa and other lands will be sung together in unison and harmony. We all are music makers! No experience is necessary.

Location:
The Barre Senior Center
131 S Main St
Barre, VT 05641

When: Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00pm: 11/9/2016, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21.

Payment: $5 a person. Minimum: 6 people. Maximum: 10 people (More can come if you have your own drum)


2013

January

Session: WorldSpirit Drum & Song
When: Saturday, January 11th from 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Mystic Spirit Metaphysical Shoppe
324 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ
(973) 509-7155
Cost: $20 per person, $5 drum rental if you need one.


February

Session: Imbolc Ritual and Class:
Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid: the Pre-Christian Celtic Goddess and Saint

Description: The upcoming agricultural holiday of Imbolc celebrates the very beginning of Springtime in the Celtic lands when flowers begin to bloom and cows give milk.  Imbolc has been associated with Brigid who is both a  pre-Christian goddess and patron saint of Ireland.  She is connected with poetry, healing, smith-craft, fertility, and fire.  At the dawning of Christianity in Ireland, many attributes of the pre-Christian, Pagan Celtic society were assimilated in the formation of a new religious culture.  In our times, many individuals have written songs and chants devoted to Brigid, a practice currently being sustained by a surge of interest in “Celtic heritage”, the Feminine Divine, saints, mythology, and folklore.

In this interactive class, we will gain a sense of community and shared sacred space as we celebrate Imbolc by focusing on what new growth we would like to sprout and cultivate for ourselves during the year.  As we learn more about Brigid, we will connect with the Feminine Divine energy of Brigid as nurturer, healer, Earth mother, and woman of compassion.  Because Brigid has been so inspirational to so many people as a Feminine religious and spiritual figure, we will explore the music that has been written in devotion to her.  We will engage together in participatory singing and music-listening experiences to connect us to her aspects during Imbolc.  All musical skill levels are welcome!

When: Saturday, February 2nd from 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Mystic Spirit Metaphysical Shoppe
324 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ
(973) 509-7155
Cost: $30 per person

Session: WorldSpirit Drum & Song
When: Friday, February 22nd from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Mystic Spirit Metaphysical Shoppe
324 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ
(973) 509-7155
Cost: $20 per person, $5 drum rental if you need one.


March

Session: WorldSpirit Drum & Song
When: Friday, March 9th from 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Arnold’s Way Raw Food & Vegetarian Cafe
319 West Main Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 361-0116
Cost: $12 per person

Session: WorldSpirit Drum & Song
When: Friday, March 15th from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Mystic Spirit Metaphysical Shoppe
324 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ
(973) 509-7155
Cost: $20 per person, $5 drum rental if you need one.


April

Session: WorldSpirit Drum & Song
When: Friday, April 13th from 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Arnold’s Way Raw Food & Vegetarian Cafe
319 West Main Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 361-0116
Cost: $12 per person

Session: WorldSpirit Drum & Song
When: Friday, April 26th from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Mystic Spirit Metaphysical Shoppe
324 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ
(973) 509-7155
Cost: $20 per person, $5 drum rental if you need one.
Remember to call the number above to reserve your spot and a drum if you need one.


July

Session: WorldSpirit Drum & Song
When: Saturday, July 27th from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Private Residence/Backyard in Paramus, NJ
Cost: $20 per person.
Please contact Amy at apanettamusic@yahoo.com.

Session: WorldSpirit Drum & Song
When: Sunday, July 28th from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ
Cost:  Donation to cover costs.
Please contact Amy to RSVP and borrow a drum at apanettamusic@yahoo.com.