Dreaming the Land

. explore . honour . create .

ANGHARAD WYNNE

Angharad spent much of her youth exploring her Welsh homeland by foot and on horseback. She has spent the past ten years of her career mapping the sense of place of communities the length and breadth of Wales, uncovering their stories, histories, folk culture and the secrets of their landscapes. When not leading walks and retreats, she works regularly with Wales' leading musicians, promoting the best of our music to the world, writing historic fiction and being a mum.

 

A published author and poet, she is a storyteller with a background in history and archaeology. In addition to organising and leading the 'In the Footsteps of the Ancestors', she also co-runs the Dreaming the Land retreats with Eric. Cath and Angharad collaborate on day-long story walks for all ages, and on an annual women's retreat, 'Return to Centre.'

CATH LITTLE

 

Cath Little is a storyteller and singer drawing inspiration from her Irish and English heritage and from her Welsh home land.

She tells tales and sings songs for the Turning Year in celebration of our Earth and its seasons. She has a rich sense of the magic of stories and of their ability to connect us to one another, leading us gently to a clearer sense of ourselves and our place in the world.

Cath co-creates story walks for grown ups and families with Angharad, and co-facilitates an annual retreat just for women, Return to Centre.

ERIC MADDERN

 

Australian born Eric moved to Britain as a child. After university, he spent ten years travelling the world, living with indigenous peoples and communities each side of th globe, and eventually returning to his roots to work as a bush artist with the Aboriginal peoples of central Australia.

 

He returned to Britain in search of the 'White Man's dreaming', cutting his teeth as a storyteller for English Heritage, telling historic tales at sites the length and breadth of the British Isles. Eventually he settled in the foothills of Snowdonia where he created, along with many friends, a unique eco-retreat centre, Cae Mabon, that continues to welcome hundreds of people every year for holistic retreats, and to evenings of music and storytelling around the  roundhouse fire.

 

Eric is a writer and musician, He is the author of some 11 children's picturebooks and in 2015 will release a new collection of Snowdoia Folktales for History Press.

 

Eric co-leads the Dreaming the Land retreats with Angharad and hosts the retreat at Cae Mabon. He also a key part of the 'In the Footsteps of the Ancestors' pilgrimage series.

CADI GWENNOL

 

Cadi is Angharad's young border Collie who is a central part of the walk and pilgrimage team with the important task of rounding up the herd, keeping us all together, clearing paths of any stick-like trip hazzards and protecting us all from sheep and cyclists.

 

She loves children and grown ups alike, laps up cuddles from all and sundry and is our happy, paddy, waggy companion on many journeys.

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