Good News for the Rainforest

In June I played a concert at the first CalderaFest Pagan music festival in Lafayette, Georgia. 29 bands over the course of three days and it was absolutely amazing. If you want to hear what happened I dedicated an entire DruidCast show to the festival and you can hear it here. Before the event one of the bands there, Tuatha Dea, came up with the idea of some of us putting together a compilation album of original songs, all focussed on the environment, with 25 % of the sales profits going to the Rainforest Trust. Well, it was a no-brainer really. So 12 of the bands performing, plus two others who couldn’t make the festival began writing and recording our songs.

I love Pagan musicians. Amazingly it’s an almost entirely ego-free zone and we all get on so well, particularly the ones on the Green Album and those who played at CalderaFest. Hearing everyone’s songs as they were finished was one of the most creatively powerful experiences I’ve had. The finished album is brilliant. And I am blowing my own trumpet here, but I’m also blowing 13 other trumpets too. When the album was launched at the festival it sold enough on that opening weekend to help the Rainforest Trust buy 1840 acres of tropical rainforest in the Republic of Congo!

That alone made me so happy.

The album is being sold via download on the Green Album website, and the CDs are available from the shows of the artists involved. I’ve had them for sale at my gigs since June and I made my first donation from those sales to the Rainforest Trust yesterday. I got this lovely certificate so I thought I would share it with you as without you buying the album this wouldn’t be happening. This is just from the sales of the physical CDs at my shows.

Awesome.

Thank you.

This stuff works my friends.

I’ve only got a few copies of the CD left for my upcoming gigs, but if you want to help with the work of the Rainforest Trust, and if you’d like to hear this amazing album, head over to the Green Album website and get the download today.

Every sale is important.

A big cheer for Paganism in action.

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5 Comments

  1. Bernadette Mills September 30, 2016 at 11:59 am - Reply

    Hi Damh,
    Great news – well done!
    I would like a physical CD of the Green Album, but you had run out at the Swindon gig. Is there any way I can order a copy if I pay postage? Please?

    love
    Bernie

  2. The History Anorak September 30, 2016 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Well done you! (And the rest of you.) I’ll go check it out now.

  3. terri September 30, 2016 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    very awesome, indeed!! πŸ™‚ all hail the rain forest heroes!!!

  4. Lorna September 30, 2016 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Awesome job! I got a copy of the CD here in the states at SJTuckers concert near my home. It is wonderful and I listen to some of it almost every day.

  5. Sonia Smith October 1, 2016 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Dahm, and all the muscians concerned,

    This really warms my heart. I too would like a physical copy of the cd. I am coming to the Winter Gather in Glastonbury. Hopefully you may have cds with you. I too was going to buy one at the Swindon gig in July.

    I have a special interest in this as I am an ACO for Birdline UK Parrot rescue, and we have been trying to make people aware of the plight of the Congo African Grey in the wild. These highly intelligent creatures have been cruelly plundered to near extinction by the pet trade, and lack of habitat.

    I do not endorse parrots as pets, they should never have been taken from the wild. But someone has to pick up the pieces.

    Any project that buys land for habitat for wildlife has my full backing. And it really is wonderful to see wonderful muscians making the music, and the pagan community buying the product!

    Blessed be,
    Sonia

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