Drum Circle Every Night!
All drummers, all dancers, all chanters are welcome. Our hearts sing together in joy and love. All members of the Phoenix Phyre Phamily are asked to come and participate. Bring Drums, or Horns, Flutes or Guitar, Tambourine, Cymbals, Banjos, Whistles, or just your Voice. Dance if you can, Clap along or just sit and Watch, what ever makes you happy. There is a place for all in this Celebration.
Opening Ritual and the Blessing of the Drum Circle
All are welcome to come and join us to toast, make some merriment, and meet new friends. From there we will be building of our Sacred Space. We will be casting our eternal circle, call the quarters, invite the Lady and Lord, and bring forth the spirit of festivals past.
Please bring Percussion, wind and string instruments. Chanters and dancers are encouraged to attend. This ritual will bring into our circle, the elements of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth to join us in our music and dance. Come prepared to feel the blessings of sound, movement, comrades and the Universe.
Meet and Greet Potluck
Welcome Back Party!
Come little children as we take thee away into a land of enchantment. We beckon you to join us by the cauldron for a little Hocus Pocus as we "put a spell on you" to welcome you back to the phamily with tricks, treats and a contest for the best movie character costume. Dress up as your favorite Sanderson sister or towns person and bring a vegetable or meat to add to the cauldron as we stir up a witchy stew that promises to tickle your tonsils. Toads and spiders welcome.
Community Ritual hosted by Ivo Dominguez
Awakening The Sky Within
In this ritual we will summon and stir the powers of the sky that live within us and awaken to the grandeur of it within our souls.
Traditional Bardic Circle
The Bardic tradition has been with us for eons and is a time of gathering and sharing of stories, song, and laughter. It is an acknowledgment of the older times when, around the campfire
or at the hearth, community comes together to sing, dance and tell stories. We are sure everyone has something to share or just the need to relax and enjoy the sharing of others.
Drumming and Dancing
Presented by the children of our community
Live Entertainment with Arthur Hinds
Arthur Hinds has been part of Georgia-based Celtic/Pagan band Emerald Rose, in which he's particularly known for his singing, songwriting, and bodhran playing. A student of poetry, storytelling, and the Bardic Path, Arthur is also a singer-songwriter with three solo CDs currently released. These CDs explore a wide array of musical genres, including folk, jazz, rock, flamenco, and, of course, Celtic. Arthur's song lyrics often delve into the spiritual and mystical dimensions of life's beauties, joys, and sorrows, with Paganism, especially Celtic mythology and tradition, remaining a primary source of inspiration. His most recent release, Tome of Mystery, combines song, story, and poetry for a full Bardic experience.
& Hat Contest
Friday Night Samhain Blessings! Come one and all to the Witches Ball! Join us for a classic masquerade, as we dance, sing and share in the energy of the music of Arthur Hinds. Enjoy witches brew and elegant treats befitting all of the Beautiful Creatures as we dance in the moonlight. Thou shall be rewarded for thine efforts to create the most original 'witchy/wizardy/magical' hat with a contest after the show!
This is an event for all ages.
Then even more drumming and dancing!
Auction & Raffle
Live Entertainment with Celtic Vibes
"And the orchestra’s percussion section plays the sound effects..." With these words from her fourth grade teacher, Catherine Doersch began a life-long love affair with percussion. Armed with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Percussion Performance from Christopher Newport University, Catherine has gone from church ensembles to rock bands, from symphony orchestras to Broadway-style musicals - eventually landing in the Celtic music genre and never looking back. Catherine’s most recent musical accomplishment has been her creation of a solo Celtic show. In the style of Scottish bands Shooglenifty and The Peatbog Faeries, she has arranged danceable soundscapes, layered traditional Celtic melodies and vocals, and accented with powerful bodhran, bones and djembe to create an innovative sound all her own. Now in addition to drumming for Celtic Rock bands she is also a one-woman Celtic show and performs in a variety of venues in multiple states as Celtic Vibes.
The Main Ritual is created and presented by the Sages and Crones of Phoenix Festivals.
Drumming and dancing till dawn!