The 2021 Goderich Celtic Roots "Virtual" Festival is now in the books!
Thank you to everyone who watched, tipped and bought merchandise. 
We will see you here in Goderich Aug. 5-7, 2022

Find information about the 2021 "Virtual" Festival Artists HERE

 You can now re-watch the Festival on our YouTube page (click the videos below!), 

Friday, Aug. 6th @ 7pm EDT

Friday, Aug. 6th @ 7pm EDT

Saturday, Aug. 7th @ 1pmEDT

Saturday, Aug. 7th @ 1pmEDT

Our 2021 Festival design by Linda Wiebe: 
THE HURON HERON

Artist Notes on the Huron Heron 

The element of air in this Celtic art series 
is often represented by a long-necked bird 
seen taking and giving flight 
to the dancer, house, horse, turtle, bear, stag, hare, dragon… 

This heron is friend not family to the crane, 
carrying a story from Romano Celtic imagery in 1st c. AD 
of 3 cranes, a bull and willow as the Tree of Life 
being chopped by a wood cutter 
perhaps as an allegory of winter. 
The cranes become the soul of the tree 
released after its death. 

This heron is waiting. 
Standing in the watery depths, 
with feet like the roots of the willow 
its Tree of Life companion at the river’s edge 
steadfast to the demands 
of the ever changing, flowing water. 

This heron is waiting 
and fishing for the days when we can gather 
with our music, dance, storytelling, and artful craft 
to swallow this festival whole once again.