Pagan Music Festival and The Green Album

CF posterThe are a lot of exciting things happening this year but I’d like to let you know about two in particular.

I have been booked to play at, what I believe to be, the world’s first three-day Pagan music festival. Called Caldera Fest it’s taking place from the 26th to the 30 May at Cherokee Farm in LaFayette, Georgia, USA. Already I’ve heard this event being called the Pagan Music Woodstock, and it really looks like it will be. Among the acts there are: Tuatha Dea, Wendy Rule, Celia, S. J. Tucker, Arthur Hinds, Dragon Ritual Drummers, Sharon Knight, Witches Mark, Spiral Rhythm, Celia, and many more.

Although many of us have played at the same festivals over the years we’ve never all played at the same event, and one of the beautiful things about Pagan musicians is that none of us feel in competition with each other. We all sing and write the songs that come from our hearts and listen to each other’s music all the time. It really is going to be an amazing weekend, so if you can make it, do go – will it happen again in 2017? Who knows, so make sure you get to this one.

Details of tickets etc for Caldera Fest can be found here.

The other exciting news is that an album of new and unreleased songs from many of the artists playing at Caldera Fest (plus some others who aren’t there like my Australian buddies Spiral Dance) called The Green Album, it will be launched on the Saturday evening of the festival.

Here’s the details from The Green Album’s Facebook page:

GET READY. COMING IN MAY 2016! 14 Artists, 1 universal idea. Celebrating our planet song by song with 25% of all proceeds going to Rainforest Trust. www.rainforesttrust.org
Wendy Rule, Sharon Knight, Sj Tucker, Tuatha Dea, Kellianna Girouard, Ginger Doss, Bekah Kelso, Damh The Bard, Spiral Rhythm, Murphey’s Midnight Rounders, Spiral Dance, Brian Henke, Mama Gina LaMonte and Celia Farran!!! THE GREEN ALBUM.

The deadline for submitting our songs was 2nd February and a day after that all of the musicians involved started to share our songs with each other, and let me tell you, they are all amazing. My song is called How can we believe that we own it all? and I’ll be posting the lyrics here soon so you can see what the song is about. It’s wonderful to be involved in what I’m sure will become a classic Pagan music compilation and I can’t wait for you all to hear it – but I’ll have to. As things develop I’ll keep you posted but if you’re at Caldera Fest in May, you’ll be able to be one of the first to get hold of a copy.

All of the artists involved are posting updates on The Green Album’s Facebook page and that can be found here, so do pop over and like the page if you’d like to hear more.

By | 2016-10-14T11:00:23+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Categories: music, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Kathy Zimmerman February 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    My husband and I have had our tickets since the event was first announced because you will be there. But I am over the moon about the lineup of many of my favorites. It is going to be surreal, for certain! I look forward to the drive home from there on the Blue Ridge Parkway listening to the Green Album! And then winding up in The Great Smoky Mountains to share it with the many Fae that are always nearby. Just wish I could meet Cerri there as well.

    • Damh the Bard February 8, 2016 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      Lovely! And Cerri is coming with me 🙂

  2. Patricia February 12, 2016 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Hi Damh. I didn’t receive this blog by email like I usually do. Has something gone wrong? Love your blogs.

    • Damh the Bard February 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      I don’t think so. Have you checked your spam box just in case?

  3. Patricia February 13, 2016 at 11:33 am - Reply

    It’s not gone into my spam box.

    • Damh the Bard February 17, 2016 at 10:23 am - Reply

      Hi Patricia. When I checked it out I found that it hadn’t been sent. Hopefully fixed for the next blog post, and this one went out last night. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  4. Char Lewis February 17, 2016 at 12:51 am - Reply

    O, how I wish there was a fantastic Pagan music festival here in Canada. Southern Ontario to be exact. We are thousands strong here in beautiful Ontario.
    Please come, one and all. Blessed be.

  5. Patricia February 17, 2016 at 11:59 am - Reply

    You are most welcome. Glad I could help. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have something like this in the UK? 🙂

  6. Debby Flavell February 17, 2016 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    It would be fantastic to have this here in the UK. Georgia USA just a tad too far for a weekend 🙂

  7. Raven De Bonaire February 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    I would love to go to this fantastic sounding event but the coffers are empty 🙁 Hooefully one day there will be an event like this in the Uk & all over the world, synced up by live feed. How awesome would that be! Anyway many congratulations Dave for being on the line up of so many talented artists. I’m really happy for you & Cerri xx

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