Pantheacon Recap

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Last year I wrote about my Pantheacon envy and said “maybe 2014 will be my year.”  This year I decided I needed to go, period.  I did and I had a great time.  It wasn’t a transformative religious experience, but it was a great experience of community and I’m very glad I went.This is what I did while I was there.  I’ll have at least two and maybe more posts exploring some of the workshops and rituals, but I’m going to start with a high level recap.One of the reasons I had always said no to … [Read more...]

Sharon Knight Interview

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San Francisco songstress Sharon Knight is a Celtic folk singer in leather armbands. Her distinctive voice and striking poetry have won her a loyal following across the country. Preferring to stray from tradition, Sharon and and her longtime collaborator Winter have developed their own Celtic-hybrid 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 t … [Read more...]

Fire in the Head

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I’m really enjoying Sharon Knight’s new album Neofolk Romantique.  It’s a collection of ballads, folk songs, sea songs, and Sharon’s original compositions.  Sharon’s vocals are strong and her and Winter’s instrumentals are simply beautiful – I think I could listen to their guitars and mandolin all day.My favorite is the first song on the album, “Fire in the Head.”  It’s one of Sharon’s originals and the title comes from the legend of a mountain in Wales.  It’s said anyone who sleeps at its fo … [Read more...]