Worship group takes a gander in West Norfolk
A band from Canada known as ‘The Geese’ are roving the UK this summer, part as concert tour and part as spiritual quest to discover some of the roots of Celtic Christian Spirituality. They visit West Norfolk on August 7.
For the free concert at London Road Methodist Church in King’s Lynn, they take the name of ‘Filid’ which is an ancient Gaelic word meaning bard, storyteller, musician, poet - even prophet.
Through song and story, music and poetry, they tell the tale of the Irish Christian Saint Brendan and his legendary voyage to the ‘Isle of Delights’. Some historians now regard the original anonymous writings, circa 7th century, to be a likely description of a voyage from Ireland to Canada - even before the Viking dominance of the seas around the British Isles.
Filid create an atmosphere of mystery and expectation combining senses of sound and sight and using harmonies and contrasts in both. Through their passion for the creative arts, they also reveal their passion for the Creator God - the same God who guided Brendan and countless other wandering voyagers throughout the ages.
You may think that there is little connection between the ancient Christian Celts and a place like King’s Lynn, but it’s worth noting that even the word ‘lynn’ is the same as the old Gaelic word ‘lin’ for bay or water - as in ‘Dub-lin’ - black or dark water.
In the dark ages after the Romans had left ‘Brittania’ and the regional kingdoms battled for dominance; it was the likes of Brendan who carried the torch of the Christian gospel by sea and by land, going wherever the message was unheard, and did so in such a way that people responded to the sheer passion and enthusiasm of his faith.
Rev Paul Lucas said, "I’m sure that Filid will give us a taste of that same passion and enthusiasm. They offer edgey, thought provoking, Christ centred folk/rock. This one-off event will be well worth coming to."
Date: Sunday 7 August
Venue: London Road Methodist Church, King's Lynn
Admission: Free, a collection will be taken
For more information contact Rev Paul Lucas 01553 673527 or email@example.com