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Established in 2009, A Raven Above Press is an eclectic small press with selections ranging from Celtic, folklore and thought-provoking art. A Raven Above Press specializes in the handmade process and limited print runs. A Raven Above Press is also the publisher of Celtic Family Magazine and has been the major sponsor for unique shows and exhibits including: Bringing the Circle Together: A Native American Film Series, the Los Angeles St. David's Day Festival-National Day of Wales, and the Asian Pacific Islander-Native American Heritage Festival.
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Learn Welsh Now: A Beginner's Guide to Everyday Welsh
Learn Welsh Now: A Beginners Guide to Everyday Welsh is a Book and Audio Lesson set that teaches the Welsh Language in a fun and interesting way. The set consists of a course book and downloadable Audio tracks where Jason Shepherd (of The Learn Welsh Podcast) teaches you how to pronounce and remember Welsh words and phrases that can be used in everyday situations. Each unit includes examples of conversations, quizzes and revision questions to help you learn the Welsh Language easily and effectively. Published by Choir of Giants Press.
The Children's Voice: A Definitive Collection of Welsh Nursery Rhymes
The Children's Voice by Peter Anthony Freeman features over 27 different artists from the US and Wales bridged together to create the most cherished and timeless Welsh nursery rhyme book imagined.
The Children's Voice includes an all-star cast of illustrators from Nathan Wyburn (Abergavenny, UK) jamming Y Broga Bach on toast, Anthony Richards of (Ammanford, UK) dripping Bwrw Glaw, and Siobhan Owen rendering Fuoch chi Rioed yn Morio?, and many more!
Freeman is at his best revealing the origin and background of the Welsh rhymes, providing the reader with meaningful insight into Welsh family dynamics and how social and economic factors impacted the roots of the stories told.
New from A Raven Above PressCeltic Family Magazine #4 Summer Issue 2014
The Summer Issue features exclusive interviews and stories with Irish singer-songwriter Cathy Davey, Literary Encounters at the Hay Festival, Welsh Traditions in Dance, The World of Lori Earley, A Celtic History of Ice Cream, The Yew: Sacred Tree of Eternity, Transformation and Rebirth, Celtic Wedding Traditions and Bridal Hair, The Korrigan: The Breton Fairyfolk, Gypsy Vanner Horses, Lest We Forget, The Rattleback, and Cead Mile Failte to or Czech Celtic Cousins, and much more!
From the 5th to the 7th Century, during a time that historians refer to as the “Dark Ages” there occurred an amazing renaissance in Wales. There was an explosion of the Christian Church with Priests, Abbots and Bishops from Wales preaching the new religion, founding monasteries and baptizing the Celtic people. Wales became known as the Cradle of the Western Church and those early Christian missionaries were venerated as Saints.
Each of these Saints has a story to tell, part myth and part history -though this book makes no attempt to differentiate. The stories of the Saints, abridged for this particular work, are told as they were believed. This is no dry regurgitating of information. Here you will read of the legend of British Christianity as it spreads from the Celtic heartland across to Gaul and even influenced the Holy See at Rome.
Saint David, the patron Saint of Wales, baptized by Saint Elvis of Preseli. Saint Elen who built the Roman roads across Britain. King Brychan Brycheiniog who had 24 children all of whom became Saints and Illtyd, the Breton chieftain whose intellect, memory, and piety drew people from all over Europe to study at his monastery on the south coast of Wales.
Twenty-seven Saints, twenty-seven tales presenting a sample of the rich history and heritage of Wales, this book is written not only for the entertainment of the reader, but also as a starting point for the serious student who would wish to research further into the lives of these remarkable Welsh.
'The Age of Saints: An Illustrated Guide to the Saints of Wales' written by Peter Anthony Freeman (Llanelli, Wales) includes artwork by Ruth Jên Evans, Jen Delyth, Martyn Jones, Anthony Richards, Nathan Wyburn, Siobhan Owen, Kelly Haigh, Sarah Hope, Nichola Hope, Robert Karr, Judy Adamson, Kerry Evans, Jo Mazelis, Liam O’Connor, Eirian Llwyd, Rosa Hughes, Michele Witchipoo, Karen Richards, Briana Lopez, Rochelle Shelly Rosenkild, G.E. Gallas, Xavier Lopez Jr., Kimberly Wlassak, Jason Shepherd, Brian A. Kenny, and Lorin Morgan-Richards.
CELT (available only in Canada & the USA) by Meinir Gwilym
In the Welsh Family Kitchen, Amanda Shepherd shares with you some traditional Welsh recipes, including many from her own family. Recipes that were passed down to her from her Mam (Mother), Nan and Nanny (Grandmothers) and her Great Grandmother. Learn how to make Welsh Cakes, Cawl, Bara Brith, Glamorgan Sausage and many more fantastic tasty Welsh foods, in simple, easy to understand recipes.
46 pages, 5 3/4" x 8 1/4". Published in Wales by Choir of Giants Press, distributed in the US by A Raven Above Press.
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