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.
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.