The Tribe of Pagan Musicians

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I love sharing the stage with other Pagan musicians from across the world.

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With Cernunnos Rising - Pagancon 2013
With Cernunnos Rising – Pagancon 2013

 

There are people who might think that we are somehow in competition with each other, but that’s not been my experience at all. Our music comes from our hearts. We sing of our connection with our spiritual paths, and this is deeply personal, and comes from a very different place than being a musician who might be ready to step across anyone for success.

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With Arthur Hinds, Celia Farran and Tuatha Dea - PSG 2011, USA
With Arthur Hinds, Celia Farran and Tuatha Dea – PSG 2011, USA

We are a Worldwide Tribe of Pagan Musicians.

I love that I’m a part of that tribe.

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With Spiral Dance - Anderida Gorsedd Concert
With Spiral Dance – Anderida Gorsedd Concert 2012

I listen to and buy their music, help promote them on DruidCast, and sometimes, when they travel to these shores of Albion, I get the chance to meet them and we play music together.

It’s happened with Spiral Dance from Australia, and S J Tucker from the USA, and this year I’m playing a concert with the lovely Kellianna from the USA.

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With S J Tucker - Lewes 2012
With S J Tucker – Lewes 2012

The date is the 7th August, and the venue is The Lamb Inn, in Eastbourne – a place becoming very popular as a quality folk music venue (I saw Phil Beer from Show of Hands play there late last year). Tickets are now on sale at : http://www.wegottickets.com/paganmusic

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Kellianna joins me in concert - August 2014
Kellianna joins me in concert – August 2014

I’m sure that as the years pass I’ll get to meet and play music with more and more Pagan musicians around the world.

Here’s to our creativity, our passion, and our friendships![/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

5 responses to “The Tribe of Pagan Musicians”

  1. Love the trousers in your second photo! Listening to your music and singing along with it has awakened lots of memories I have of things I believe in very much. I admire your dedication to your ‘Tribe of musicians’ and plan to come and hear you one day live and also I am grateful to have the links to your fellow Tribe members.

    Several of your songs have inspired me to read up on the tales you sing of in my Pagan books which has been a learning curve for me and helped me understand much more about our Pagan roots. It also makes me realize how ‘lonely’ I am as a solitary practicing Pagan…..I must think about the more communal nature of getting together with other like minded folk and do something about finding others who live nearby me or travelling to other places to find an answer to this issue.

    Thank you for posting this.

  2. From an acorn a mighty Oak grows and I am so proud to have sowed that see with the Pagans For Peace project and watch the Tribe grown into Global Unity. Thank you so much my good friend Damh. Thank you for inspiring the P4p and being part of it and also for helping me start D.D.Rock who is still travelling and. Love & Peaceperforming with you sisters and borthers around the world. Please, please help promote this

  3. As a very amateur “musician” moving in folky circles I think this holds true for the whole folk world. Making music needs each participant to really listen to and respect every else’s contribution. It’s all about co-operation and as soon as competition comes into it, it falls apart. Nothing better than an evening down the pub singing and playing: long may the opportunities continue (despite everything govt. legislation tries to do to kill of such live music!)

  4. Good luck, everyone – great to see what you are doing in the Pagan community these days! As someone who is a flute player (and was previously classically trained for years, long story – but talk about a v ‘competitive’ environment!; I did well there but it was not a good environment overall….and, as a person who then ‘switched’ over to Scottish folk music (when I lived up there for 12 yrs or so), ironically I found that they, too, were as/more ‘competitive’ than the classical musicians! We all had fun, though, but, as time has now moved on and, like many musicians (of all genres) the world over, I now play the (wooden) flute more (and, on occasion, a small wire-strung Celtic harp) in hospital, hospice, and other settings that relate to music & healing. I think it is great what you all are doing and wish you all the best – ‘go for it’! And, sadly, as the incredible (US musician) Pete Seeger died… today …. someone I was fortunate to have met and heard play on a # of occasions when I lived in the States, it reminds me yet again of the importance nowadays – esp – to support and encourage *all* musicians – whatever they’re ‘into’ now, or were doing, or whatever genre they may wish to do – as much as we can, wherever we may be based. For now, for various reasons, re: my own situation re: my music – I’m finding that music and healing is a good theme relating to the flute music meditation(s) that I have done, and hope to be able to do more in the future. Meanwhile…. hope to buy a ticket to your Royal Albert Hall concert someday, so ‘go for it’ folks!

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