Martin Shaw and David Whetstone: Myth & Music


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Start Date: 07/31/2020, 1 meeting
Class Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Status: Running/Openings


Martin Shaw is a teacher of profound cultural knowledge, and is a master artist at transmitting it. Those transmissions are subtle and profound. We desperately need his work.” – Tony Hoagland

Renowned Mythologist Martin Shaw and Sitarist David Whetstone perform (socially distanced: Shaw from the UK and Whetstone from MN) together in a pre-recorded presentation created for LCE.

Dr. Martin Shaw is a mythologist, storyteller, and wilderness rites-of-passage guide based in Devonshire, England. Shaw gave up a lucrative music contract to pursue the study of myth while living for four years in a tent in the wilderness of Wales. An international teacher, he tours the United States and Canada annually and is visiting lecturer on Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Leadership program at Oxford University and leads the Oral Tradition and Mythology program at Stanford University in Northern California. He is the author of many books including Courting the Wild Twin, Cinderbiter: Celtic Poems, and the award winning ‘A Branch From The Lightning Tree: Ecstatic Myth and the Grace in Wildness’.

David Whetstone is one of the most active sitarists in the United States, and a disciple of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan. He has collaborated and toured extensively with poets Robert Bly and Coleman Barks since 1974. David lives in Minneapolis, and teaches at Carleton College.

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