Podcast Series with Kat Healy: ep. 5, Epiphany
A new podcast episode with singer-songwriter and poet, Kat Healy. This time Kat discusses the history and traditions around the feast of the Epiphany, how it came to be known as the 'twelfth night' of Christmas and why it might be ok to keep the Christmas tree and festive decorations for a little while longer...
Kat shares a hopeful reflection for the year ahead, encouraging us all to focus our attention on positive, mindful actions to support each other as we navigate our way through this new period of lockdown.
Kat reads the winter poem 'A Poem for a New Year' by Matt Goodfellow, and ends with a beautiful rendition of the song 'Veni Domine et noli tardare' which she sang every year as part of the traditional Lily Procession at her school in Perthshire. You can enjoy the video for the song/(Advent) playlist online at this link.
The Epiphany, it seems, is a good time to ready ourselves for the year ahead, a time for revelation and the manifestation of hope. Perhaps we can use this time to clear our heads and get our priorities straight....Instead of allowing ourselves to be dragged into flashes of frayed nerves and anxiety, fits of doom-scrolling and fearful ‘what ifs’, perhaps we might choose to focus our attention on that which keeps us positive, creative and compassionate. To ourselves and to each other." (Kat Healy)
- 0 - 0:41 - Intro
- 0:41 - The meaning of and traditions of the 'Epiphany'
- 1:55 - Secular tradition of the 'Epiphany', or 'twelfth night' of Christmas
- 3:12 - Mindful moment of reflection for the new year
- 4:00 - Winter poem, 'Poem for a New Year' by Matt Goodfellow
- 5:00 - Final thoughts and thank you for listening!
- 5:30 - New song from Kat, 'Veni Domine et noli tardare'
Thanks to Thilo Pfander for producing the new song, 'Veni Domine et noli tardare' the podcast and providing the music for the podcast. Thanks also to Garry Boyle at Slate Room for recording/mix/master of 'Veni Domine et noli tardare'.