Wendy Rule Returns (updated)

Wendy Rule Returns (updated)

On July 5th, Australian Wendy Rule and Minnesota Nordic Roots performer Kari Tauring are re-united in this double-concert at Patrick’s Cabaret.

UPDATE. For those of you who think this is just your run-of-the mill concert, check out this video featuring Wendy calling the quarters and Kari playing her Stav in the background. This was from a prior Minneapolis visit. This is so much more than performance. It is ritual.

Both are modern mystics who draw on ancient myth to lead their audiences on sonic trip to the otherworld, invoking nature, fairies and dieties, as well as just providing great music. As a bonus, Wendy is offering her Ritual Music Meditation Workshop on the full moon before the concert.

Presented by Eye of Horus Metaphysical, this intimate double-concert event at 120 seat Patrick’s Cabaret features two extraordinary performers whose music has been called otherworldly and transcendent.

What: Concert at Patrick’s Cabaret
When: Thursday, July 5th 7:30-10:00pm
Where: Patrick’s Cabaret
Tickets: $17 in advance (buy online from the Eye) or call 612-872-1292

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Sharon Knight – Celtic-Rock Live

Sharon Knight – Celtic-Rock Live

Come to the Eye on June 22nd for a night of Celtic-inspired myth infused folk rock, chants to celebrate the wheel of the year, or sensual tribal rock to appeal to your darker side; there will surely be something here to inspire your mythic soul. Ticket/Reservations are $15 through the Summer Solstice (June 21st), and $20 on the day-of, if there are any remaining seats. Call 612-872-1292 or click here to order online.

Sharon Knight and Winter

Sharon Knight and Winter

San Francisco songstress Sharon Knight is a Celtic folk singer in leather armbands. She plays octave mandolin as if it were an electric guitar and sings as though she means to summon a storm. Together with longtime collaborator Winter, she tours nationally several months out of the year.

Preferring to stray from tradition, Sharon and Winter have developed their own Celtic-hybrid style. Her penchant for combining fierce and gutsy bravado with ethereal beauty, a hearty dose of fantastical lyrics, and an obvious love of storytelling has inspired her own musical style, “Neofolk Romantique”.  This often sounds less Celtic and more “Folktales that ran away with the Faeries at the turn of the century and took cover in an old trunk bound for the circus, which was then commandeered by pirates.” This suits them fine. [Read more…]

Kristoffer Hughes – Free Talk, Q&A

The Mysteries of the Celtic Cauldron

Druid Kristoffer Hughes

Kristoffer Hughes

February 14th (Tuesday) 7-9pm – FREE Event

Kristoffer Hughes is the current head of the Anglesey Druid Order and studies with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. In 2012 he was awarded the Mount Haemus Scholarship for original research in Druidism and related subjects. His love of Celtic heritage and culture caused him to pen his first book “Natural Druidry” his latest book “From the Cauldron Born: Exploring the Magic of Welsh Legend and Lore” is scheduled to come out this summer.

The Welsh National TV Network S4C is sponsoring his trip, along with a film crew, for a documentary of his life as a Welsh Druid and a writer working with Llewellyn.

At the centre of Pagan symbology and iconography stands the cauldron, a symbol and tool that has continuously influenced and inspired the Pagan traditions. But where does it come from and why do we continue to use it? The Cauldron is perhaps one of the primary symbols of Celtica, one which connects us to the magic of the Celtic cultural continuum. Discover the origins and role of the Celtic Cauldron, its associations with the divine feminine, its function and applicability as a tool of modern magical practice. Share in the magic of tradition and teachings from Wales and discover the deep, ancient magic of the Celtic Cauldron.

[box type=”bio”] A native Welsh speaker, Kristoffer Hughes was born to a Welsh family in the mountains of Snowdonia in 1971. He lives on the sacred Island of Anglesey, Wales, the ancestral seat of the British Druid Priest caste. His love of Celtic literature and traditions guided his path into the exploration and practice of Celtic paganism. Kristoffer frequently presents lectures and workshops throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. [/box]

Natural Druidry BookNatural Druidry Booksigning

We were able to obtain a few copies of this imported title for the Kristoffer to sign.  Please call 612-872-1292 to reserve your copy, or pre-purchase online.

Natural Druidry is a deeply personal account of one man s journey through the dappled groves of culture and tradition. Exploring the inspiration of Druidry through the eyes of a man in love with heritage and the land, Kris takes you on a journey into the mysteries of the Druid tradition, into the shadows of the past and the magic of Druidry.

Written with simplistic clarity, humour and tears, Kris invites you to share his journey through tradition, descending into the mysteries of Druidry and of its practise in the twenty-first century. Exploring the fundamental principles of Druidry from ritual, connection, mythology, shamanism and finally a personal ride through the Druid year. Share in a world of wondrous beings, of sheer potentiality beyond comprehension, and the awe and childlike surrender one feels when confronted with the enchantment of Druidry.

Inspiration lies at the heart of this book, where the joyous experience of the flowing spirit of Druidry known as Awen; sings through dry ink. Journey with Kris into the magic of the past and the present, deep into the vast cauldron of spiritual enlightenment that sings from the land, that whispers to us upon the breeze as the breath of our ancestors.