Entertainment: Foxwood Rhythms

Let’s first admit that we all like to sing. We often sing in the car, while having a shower and so on, but the sensation that you are singing in a public place, knowing that everybody is watching you is quite different. Singing takes your troubles away and is relaxing, that’s why so many people get addicted to it.

Tameika and Fox will be spinning some fun on the opening night of the festival. Karaoke is always full of fun and great music! There are a lot of great undiscovered singers out there. A little courage and some back up music, and you’re off!

If you really don’t like to sing, well you can always get up on the dance floor and shake it. Being a singer myself, it is always great when people are dancing in front of you. Come join us and release all of your stresses from the mundane world, in preparation of an amazing spiritual experience that the week ahead has in store for you!

Karaoke Dance Party hosted by Fox and Tameika will be on Friday night.

Spirits of the Earth 2019

We have confirmed our 2019 dates!!!

12-14 JULY 2019

Last year our focus was to RISE: Resonate Internally and Shine Externally. This years theme is Seeking Knowledge Through Experience. We will find the parts of us we value the most; those that make us unique.  We will then learn how we can share those skills with our tribe…creating a powerful foundation of strength, loyalty and honour.

This year we have had to shorten our festivities due to a career opportunity for one of our main organizers. However we feel it important that we continue to create magickal space.  We encourage folks to arrive on Friday evening after 5pm.  We will begin by preparing our temporary village and catching up around the fire, and sharing stories of our adventures since we last gathered…perhaps even some karaoke.

Saturday we will focus on opening ourselves up to new experiences and creating new bonds with others in our community, in honour of Óðinn the all-father, who gathered his knowledge and experience from his travels throughout this world and beyond.  Óðinn sacrificed himself by hanging on the world-tree Yggdrasil for nine days and nights. At the end of his ordeal, he perceived the runes, the magickally-charged ancient Germanic alphabet that was held to contain many of the greatest secrets of existence.

“Then I was fertilized and grew wise;
From a word to a word I was led to a word,
From a work to a work I was led to a work.”

We welcome you to participate in the Blot where we will raise a god pole for Óðinn in the Vé at OakHaven.

Following the ceremonies will be a celebration of our tribe and our sacred space as we prepare for an night of feasting, celebration, revelry, honoring and gift giving.

Registration is OPEN!

Add it to your calendars folks. We’ll dance with the spirits, and revel in the energies once again!

Entertainment: Foxwood Rhythms

Let’s first admit that we all like to sing. We often sing in the car, while having a shower and so on, but the sensation that you are singing in a public place, knowing that everybody is watching you is quite different. Singing takes your troubles away and is relaxing, that’s why so many people get addicted to it.

Tameika and Fox will be spinning some fun on the opening night of the festival. Karaoke is always full of fun and great music! There are a lot of great undiscovered singers out there. A little courage and some back up music, and you’re off!

If you really don’t like to sing, well you can always get up on the dance floor and shake it. Being a singer myself, it is always great when people are dancing in front of you. Come join us and release all of your stresses from the mundane world, in preparation of an amazing spiritual experience that the week ahead has in store for you!

Karaoke Dance Party hosted by Fox and Tameika will be on Wednesday night.

Entertainment: Castalia

Deep rhythms, sweet melodies, haunting vocals, celtic harp and acoustic guitar with rich textured accompaniments to pagan lyrics old and new. Beautiful melodies, and evocative lyrics that you can listen to any time, any where. Her sound will entice movement and offer space for meditation. Ontario-born and raised, Castalia has been making music in and out of ritual for decades. She will perform music from her upcoming CD, as well as fan favourites from her previous five albums.

From her humble beginnings as a folk-singer in pubs and coffeehouses in the seventies, Castalia abandoned secular music, and turned her full attention to music for the Gods and the Craft in 1994. She was called to serve the Old Gods of Britain and became a High Priestess in the Alexandrian Tradition in 1989, and then completed her Odyssean studies for initiation in the Odyssean Tradition in 1990.

From the mystical magical moods of the Celtic and British past, to Samba sounds, Rock Rhythms, and the Medieval Harmonics of the Harp; all rooted in the folk traditions of the British Isles with a touch of the World Beat to make the lyrics come alive.

She has systematically (but without a particular plan) added harp, mandolin, and a varieties of woodwinds and percussion to her arsenal, and studied music at Mohawk College before and after finishing her Honours Degrees in Anthropology, Religious Studies and Education at McMaster and Brock Universities. In 2008 she opened “Cat Hair Studios” which is a recording and engineering studio specifically to support and promote pagan musical creativity.

Curious about this music? Check out her sound Here.

You can catch this amazing performance at the Spirits of the Earth Festival on Thursday evening.

Entertainment: Tara Rice

Weaving a god’s eye. S’mores over a fire on a brisk autumn night. Tara Rice, Toronto-based vocalist, songwriter and guitarist, conjures gothic romanticism between layers of spirited storytelling. Though the majority of Rice’s latest EP, Panorama, was written, recorded and performed in her Bloor Street apartment, the mood of this alternative folk-rock album transcends the concrete city vibe.

The songs, along with Tara’s multifaceted, distinctive voice, sweep and shape-shift through genres and influences (a bit of PJ Harvey grunge here, some Sandy Denny folk there). By times the songs summon psychedelic pastoral vistas, and at other times conjure crisp, cool, dark forests. Tara Rice’s music leads the listener into an evocative and welcoming world that possesses a modern mythical perspective wholly its own.

Check out her sound Here.

You can catch this amazing performance at the Spirits of the Earth Festival on Friday evening.

Spirits of the Earth 2018

We have confirmed our 2018 dates!!!

11-15 JULY 2018

Last year we focused on finding our inner spark and the Flame Within. This years theme is RISE: Resonate Internally and Shine Externally.    We will find the parts of us we value the most; those that make us unique.  We will then learn how we can share those skills with our tribe…creating a powerful foundation of strength, loyalty and honour.

We encourage folks to arrive on Wednesday evening so we can begin our journey first thing the following morning.  We will begin by preparing our temporary village and catching up around the fire, and sharing stories of our adventures since we last gathered. Thursday is the new moon and we will utilize that energy to embrace our truths, and rejoice in our authentic selves as our personal resonance synchronizes with our tribe. Friday the 13th we will shift our focus to magickal workings, divination and spirit connection; inclusive of raising the Freya pole at OakHaven.  Saturday will be a celebration of our tribe and our sacred space as we prepare for an night of feasting, celebration, revelry, honoring and gift giving.

Registration is OPEN!

Add it to your calendars folks. We’ll dance with the spirits, and revel in the energies once again!

Entertainment: Chad Price

If you were asked to describe the music of Chad Price in three words, those words might just be, “grown folk music”.  It is evident that the guitar-toting, velvety-voiced singer-songwriter has evolved out of his artistic adolescence and flourished into musical maturity.

Price’s trademark soul-stirring and honest songwriting that has a cunning ability to cut to the core of its listeners almost surgically. Price also shows off his highly-developed penchant for guitar playing, as he shines just as brightly on the electric guitar, pulling off simmering solos in “Rise & Fall” and “Ragged Bones”, as he does on his more traditionally wielded acoustic. Price has proven on this album that he is not an artist that is content to sit still and continue to do the same old thing. As both artist and co-producer on the self-titled album, Price has evolved into a musical powerhouse who has brought his own concoction of r&b, soul, blues, and folk to the party that is yet to be heard,  “…and I must say it suits him well”, in the words of music journalist and Canadian Beats creator Jenna Melanson.

Since 2011, Price has been carefully honing his craft on stages throughout Canada and the US earning a reputation as an ‘artist to watch’. He’s played hundreds of shows, received multiple featured song placements on national TV, recorded radio charting songs, won and been nominated for multiple music awards, and has shared the stage with the likes of Walk Off The Earth, Lights, Tyler Shaw, Jocelyn Alice, and many others. During this time of growth, Price tirelessly refined his songwriting skills and slowly penned the songs that would eventually culminate in his second full-length album “Chad Price”.

“Chad is a lyrical ninja. He somehow breaks down your inner walls and kicks you right in the soul with his words
before you even have a chance to figure out what happened. Even when you’re ready for it, it still happens.”
~ Da-Rell Clifton ~

On his second full-length effort, this soulful crooner gets up close and personal in order to successfully transport the listener through a mosaic of musical worlds with sincerity and soul. Whether it’s a deeply introspective and hard-hitting song like “Ragged Bones”, or a jaunty southern-soul track like “Old Fashioned”, as a listener, you find yourself completely disarmed by the emotional transparency and unconventionally raw musical aesthetic as you willingly take this musical journey with Price. This album backs away from the illusory studio-made lustre and instead prides itself on the sometimes imperfect, yet beautifully real and often forgotten act of musicians playing their instruments and playing them well. Authenticity is something that is written into the DNA of this album and lives in each and every song.

“His lyrics, voice and instruments feel mere feet away and his emotions are almost tangible”
~ Samah Ali – The Western Gazette ~

Now that these songs are forever crystallized on the album, Price is taking them with him on the road in 2017: “They finally need to go have a life on their own outside of my own head. Once they are out in the world, they belong to everyone, not me anymore. That’s one of the greatest gifts and privileges that artists get to have”. Price’s only aim now is to share the music he has so carefully created with whoever will listen, “…and listen you must” (Phil Regalado, Ohestee).

Check out his sound Here.

You can catch this amazing performance at the Spirits of the Earth Festival on Saturday evening.

Entertainment: Carly Thomas

Carly Thomas is the epitome of a worldly person: she’s lived everywhere from Argentina and France to Thailand and Canada. Aside from her powerful lyrics, Thomas’ music is characteristic of various sub-genres including modern folk, rock, and country. And it shows. Thomas brings her experience to all of her songs, offering listeners her words of wisdom through heartfelt lyrics and beautiful acoustic guitar lines.

Thomas grabs listeners’ attention with gutsy stories of love and witty onstage banter. Her earthy undertones and honest lyrics, will likely have you wanting more. A welcome change from the typical, but with a voice which is easy to relate to, she has that something which makes folk-ish music interesting and intelligent. Her live performances are known for being dynamic and ever-evolving.

Her strong, clear voice is always thick with emotion, which adds to both the sincerity and beauty of her soft indie folk songs. Her tunes drip with truthfulness, as she isn’t afraid to expose her heart in order to help her listeners mend theirs.

Having played everywhere from street festivals in Paris to the folk circuit in Manhattan, Thomas is a seasoned performer with 3 studio releases under her belt. Her albums to date include Distance (2003), Up This High (2009)and Explode (2014).

Spending almost a decade on Canada’s west coast, Thomas has recently returned to familial roots in London, Ontario where she received the 2015 Jack Richardson Music Award for Contemporary Singer/Songwriter. The return to Ontario’s music scene has been a welcome homecoming. Explode, was nominated for EP of the Year by CHRW radio. She has shared the stage with countless artists such as Matt Barber, Trent Severn, and Jenn Grant, and has also performed at several festivals including Home County and NXNE.

As an independent artist, Carly Thomas continues to enjoy success and creating an impact in the Canadian music scene. She has also gone on to participate in various outreach projects and released a single in 2014 “I Remember You” in support of world suicide prevention day with all sales going directly to The Canadian Mental Health Association.

Check out her sound Here.

You can catch this amazing performance at the Spirits of the Earth Festival on Friday evening.

Entertainment: Foxwood Rhythms

Let’s first admit that we all like to sing. We often sing in the car, while having a shower and so on, but the sensation that you are singing in a public place, knowing that everybody is watching you is quite different. Singing takes your troubles away and is relaxing, that’s why so many people get addicted to it.

Tameika and Fox will be spinning some fun on the opening night of the festival. Karaoke is always full of fun and great music! There are a lot of great undiscovered singers out there. A little courage and some back up music, and you’re off!

If you really don’t like to sing, well you can always get up on the dance floor and shake it. Being a singer myself, it is always great when people are dancing in front of you. Come join us and release all of your stresses from the mundane world, in preparation of an amazing spiritual experience that the week ahead has in store for you!

Karaoke Dance Party hosted by Fox and Tameika will be on Thursday night following the concert.

Entertainment: Tara Rice

Weaving a god’s eye. S’mores over a fire on a brisk autumn night. Tara Rice, Toronto-based vocalist, songwriter and guitarist, conjures gothic romanticism between layers of spirited storytelling. Though the majority of Rice’s latest EP, Panorama, was written, recorded and performed in her Bloor Street apartment, the mood of this alternative folk-rock album transcends the concrete city vibe.

The songs, along with Tara’s multifaceted, distinctive voice, sweep and shape-shift through genres and influences (a bit of PJ Harvey grunge here, some Sandy Denny folk there). By times the songs summon psychedelic pastoral vistas, and at other times conjure crisp, cool, dark forests. Tara Rice’s music leads the listener into an evocative and welcoming world that possesses a modern mythical perspective wholly its own.

Check out her sound Here.

You can catch this amazing performance at the Spirits of the Earth Festival on Thursday evening.

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