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Established in 2009, A Raven Above Press publishes original and unique titles with a focus on 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 is the curator of unique shows and exhibits, including The Annual Los Angeles St. David's Day Festival-National Day of Wales.
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Celtic Family Magazine Winter 2013 Issue features exclusive interviews with Meinir Gwilym, couture designers Charles & Patricia Lester, author Owen Sheers, Isle of Man artist Svetlana Cameron, and stories on Scottish Meat Pies, the Last Invasion of Britain, the Meaning of Deer in Celtic Legend, Macbeth-King of Scotland, Manx Faeries and Mythology, A Celtic Journey-Siobhan Owen, and much more!
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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.
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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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