Brother Granite – Confirmed 2018
Main Stage – 12pm
Join Brother Granite, an Inter-Tribal Native American Drum Keeper to learn about the sacred tradition of Native American Drumming. The Drum has a long history, diverse among the many tribes of this country, as well as indigenous cultures around the world. Brother Granite has been a drum keeper of sacred tradition for 10 years. In this workshop/ performance listen to some inter-tribal songs and learn how the drum is used as a sacred vessel of prayer and medicine. Learn some folklore about the sacred drum, understand the power of drumming prayer and medicine,
Neylan -Confirmed 2018
Main Stage – 2pm
Providence’s Neylan is well known for her unique blend of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, Raks Sharki, and World Dance Stylizations. She effortlessly fuses her performances into a rich tapestry of movement that will captivate and inspire. She has been performing and teaching throughout New England for over a decade. As a choreographer and artistic directory, she has been involved with many theatrical projects and dance troupes.
Brian Willowfire – Confirmed 2018
Main Stage – 11am
Willowfire draws from a diverse collection of roots to paint unforgettable musical images on an atmospheric canvas. Brian connects with his live audiences on an energetic level that is rarely seen. His guitar can be driving and heavily rhythmic while his voice lightly dances and shape-shifts the worlds of the ethereal plane. Fans have complemented on his innovative lyrical style, angelic voice, depth, and vision. The swelling dynamics of his live music build and raise a spiritual energy that can only be captured in person on an intimate level.
Jenna Greene-Confirmed 2018
Main Stage – 4pm
Jenna has a passion for holistic healing and teaches workshops on how to use the power of the voice, Tibetan singing bowls and gongs to heal and balance body, mind and spirit. Jenna Greene, “The Greene Lady”, is a weaver of musical myth and magic. With a voice that is both ethereal and soulful, she sings of ancient lore, finding wonder and following dreams.
She beautifully interlaces her Celtic, World Folk and New Age influences to create a presentation of haunting ballads, drum-driven dance tunes, lilting harp and mythic story. She has just released her second album Wild Earth Child, which she describes as “an ecstatic celebration of Nature’s dance.” It is a collection of mystical melodies and uplifting lyrics set to joyful rhythms.
Christopher & Katie LaFond -Confirmed 2018
Main Stage – 1pm
With harp, flute, guitar, and voice, Chris & Katie both delight and rouse the spirit with a mix of traditional and modern Celtic and American music that reconnect us both to Celtic heritage and to the Earth. Katie is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music and also
holds a Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Amherst.
She is a band teacher by day and a super fiber magic-worker by night.
Chris has played stringed instruments his whole
life, and harp for the last nineteen years. One or both of them perform at
festivals and gatherings up and down the East Coast, and occasionally beyond. “Garden
Concert,” Chris’s CD with his Pilgrim Harp Trio, is available today or on cdbaby.com.
lafond.us / celticharper.net
Peter Janson – Confirmed 2018
Main Stage – 5pm
Peter Janson is a Celtic Fingerstyle guitarist from Boston, Massachusetts performing arrangements of new and traditional music from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, and North America. His shows include instrumental tunes, songs with singing, stories, and some poetry about the music he’s playing and its relationship to Celtic history and culture. Janson has performed in venues across the USA and Canada — cafe concerts to major festivals. “Jansen is a gifted acoustic finger style player” — TJ McGrath, Dirty Linen Magazine