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Artists 2015:

Celtic Coral 11/25

Fritz Jung 10/27

Eric J. Blohm 10/18

Artists 2014:

Magicfolk and Kim Thompsett 11/15

Rev. Melissa S Burchfield 9/9

Fritz Jung 6/14

MaterDea 5/7

Asherah 4/29

Skyypilot 3/16

Artists 2013:

Sencha 9/15

Sable 7/29

Sencha 6/29

Sencha 6/29

Roger Helfrick 6/18

Abigail Spinner McBride 5/9

Artists 2012:

Magicfolk 4/29

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Magicfolk 12/28

Magicfolk 12/18

Magicfolk 12/11

Abbi Spinner McBride 10/28

Sky also known as JD Aeon 8/30

Artists 2010:

Lady Isadora 11/5

Abigail Spinner McBride 8/11

Roger Helfrick 7/17

Sky also known as JD Aeon 4/14

Artists 2009:

Magicfolk 12/19

Abigail Spinner McBride 11/23

Hemlock Evergreen 11/21

Telling Point 6/23

Telling Point 3/31

Artists 2008:

Abigail Spinner McBride 11/2

Telling Point 6/29

Magicfolk 4/29

Artists 2007:

Magicfolk 12/16

Abigail Spinner McBride 12/11

Magicfolk 11/8

Magicfolk 10/8

Lady Isadora 7/7

Gaia Consort 5/9

Sky also known as JD Aeon 3/1

Artists 2006:

Gaia Consort 11/25

Lady Isadora 10/13

Lady Isadora 4/30

Tiffany Moon 2/14

Artists 2005:

Lady Isadora 12/21

Lady Isadora 10/31

Tiffany Moon 9/23

Sky also known as JD Aeon 7/7

Lady Isadora 6/21

Sky also known as JD Aeon 5/23

Artists 2004:

Gaia Consort 11/6

Isaac Bonewits 7/30

Isaac Bonewits 7/29

Gaia Consort 6/14

Loke E. Coyote 5/2

Moss Bliss 2/8

Tiffany Moon 1/5

Artists 2003:

Gaia Consort

Artists 2002:

Elaine Silver

Loke E. Coyote

Artists 2001:

Loke E. Coyote and Friends

Artists 2000:

Gaia Consort

Loke E. Coyote

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Desert Song
(by Michelle Glover)

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The Story...

There are many stories of the spiritual seeker trekking out into the wilderness in order to become one with nature and to find enlightenment.

This principle is symbolised by the Hermit Tarot card. One version of the myth is seen in the biblical desert meditations and trials of the Christ figure.

Another example, and a major influence for several of the tracks on this album, is found in the novels of Carlos Castaneda. Here are stories of the teacher-sorceror Don Juan who takes his neophyte Carlos on many long treks through the mountains and desert in order to find and experience the ‘Nagual’ - the unknown, or the spiritual side of oneself. There in the desert, Don Juan and Don Genaro guide Carlos through various mind-blasting experiences until he eventually gets to the stage where he can ‘see’ these things.

Several of Carlos’ experiences in the wilderness involve what some might interpret as becoming attuned to the Elements. Other of his experiences have a strong shamanistic element. Animals talk to him. A moth communicates with him through its clicking moth call. At one point he turns into a crow.

Don Juan often tells Carlos about the lines of energy of the universe which shimmer like gold dust in the air. He talks of these lines and energies as being conscious. (Pullman's "Northern Lights" has similar themes.)

Don Juan tells Carlos about the "Eagle" which devours an individual’s consciousness at death. However, the warrior - the enlightened seeker - learns to dodge the Eagle and maintain his experience and consciousness at death and beyond. The Eagle may pause over such an initiate, beak poised at the ready, but will then fly on...

Recorded: Ashwood Studios Norwich
Guests/Players: Michelle Glover - vocals, flute, guitar
Ben Glover - bass, EWI, keyboards
Geoff Charlton - drums, marimba
Rachael Murray - backing vocals
Colin Mold - lead guitar
Stephen Scott - guitar
Lucinda Pennick - harp

Technical Notes: Recorded at Ashwood Studios, Norwich
Mixed at The Mill, Diss
Mastered at Close to the Edge, London

Artist Profile: Magicfolk combine traditional and modern influences, creating music with an otherworldly atmosphere. Their songs range from ethereal ballads and introspective acoustic moments, to progressive rock and psychedelia.

The band incorporates an array of instruments including flute, violin, EWI, guitars, keyboards, bouzouki, harp, drums and harmony vocals.

Magicfolk has performed across the UK, including 3 Wishes Faery Festival Cornwall, The Met Manchester, Masque of Orpheus London, Myddle Earth Summer Camp Wales, Conway Hall London, Stortford Music Festival, Priddy Folk Festival, Reedham Ferry Folk Festival, The Mercian Gathering Warkwickshire, Eastbourne Lammas Festival, Fairhaven Green Festival Norfolk, Druid Camp Gloucester, Jackdaw Essex.

Both of Magicfolk's two albums are available direct from their website and

"Hugely evocative"
Fireworks Magazine

"A compelling mix of quality female vocals, keyboards, flute, acoustic and electric guitars"
Classic Rock Society

“A raft of magical spells, a silver blade wrapped in lace”


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