Monday, November 1, 2010

Speaking of All Soul's Day and Samhain...

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a Super Samhain! Samhain, or All Hallow's Eve (Hallowe'en) is considered the last day of the Celtic Year, and begins at Sunset on the 30th of October. I realize I was negligent in not posting about the Taibhsear tunes of Samhain. It was a busy day of get togethers and artistic expression. I attended Strowler's Night in Seattle's Magnuson Park and had a simple performance of my own to attend to. Strowler's Night featured Sharon Knight, Tricky Pixie, Celia, and Alexander James Adams (Faerie Tale Minstrel), in a solo set as well. You can link to all of these Artists from here see "Artist Links" to the left. Strowleres Night also offered an opportunity to meet Independent Film Makers and see lots (and I mean LOTS) of attractive young women and strapping young men engaged in Fire Dancing and the swinging of flaming swords at one another (come to think of it both the young men and young women were strapping and attractive, and yes, in a good way). I hope there will be more Strowler Night events in the future!

On Wheel of Wonder I shared Ghost Stories and Tabhsear Tales with all the early morning listeners (well, unless they were catching the stream somewhere else in the world on, with better results after that pesky gremlin got out of the computer machine. I also held a live interview with Paula Randall from the Bards of the Koad.

To feel the vibe of last week's Wheel of Wonder seek out these songs (this was the playlist):

All Soul's Night by Loreena Mckennit from The Visit
Holly Lord by Spiral Dance from Woman of the Earth
Samhain Eve
by Damh the Bard from
The Hills they are Hollow
by Faun from Totem
Grimspound by Damh the Bard from The Hills they are Hollow
Danse Macabre arranged by Pascal Roge from
The Work of Saint- Saens
Ancestor Chant
by Sharon Knight from
Songs for the Waning Year
Ornaments of Gold
by Siouxie and the Banshees from
by Gaia Consort from Vitus Dance
Spirit by Autumn Tears from The Hallowing
Watching you Without Me by Kate Bush from
Hounds of Love
The Search for Lost Souls(Midnight)
by Louisa John Krol from Alabaster
My Immortal by Evanessence from Fallen
Queen of Heaven by Sharon Knight from
Songs for the Waning Year
Chu Chulain Set
by Spiral Dance from
Over the Nine Waves
Death's Illusions
by Louisa John Krol from Alexandria
Spirit World by Douglas Blue Feather from
Sacred Space
Ancient Mother
Bards of the Koad
Bards of the Koad
Phoenix is Rising
Bards of the Koad
Hopeful People
Bards of the Koad
Shaman's Death
by Terrel's Magic Flutes from
Kokopelli: The Indian Legend
by Priscilla Hernandez from
Ancient Shadows
Prayer for the Dead
by Sharon Knight from
Songs for the Waning Year
Your Soul is a Lantern in the Dark
by Wendy Rule from Guided by Venus

Picture to the right is an entry from Elfwood by Jade N Bengco. See more of her art here (do you see his Tork? I've got one too!)

1 comment:

  1. Great Post,
    I thought that you might like my machinima film of
    The Song Of Amergin, A Samhain Story,
    Blessed Samhain
    Celestial Elf ~