Pagan Event Reviews
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Sacred Space Conference
Beltania Festival (Florence, Colorado)
Sacred Space 2014 Conference
Summerland Spirit Festival 2013
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Sacred Space Conference
Sacred Space Conference 2013
Houston Pagan Conference 2013
Free Spirit Gathering 2013: Many Paths
2013 Midwest Witches "Steampunk" Ball
Year: 2012 ...
Between the Worlds: An Interfaith Esoteric Conference
Sirius Rising & Summerfest 2012
Starwood 32--Review by Oberon Zell
Why Celebrate International Pagan Coming Out Day?
Spring Mysteries Festival XXVII
Celebrating 20 Years: St. Louis Pagan Picnic Reaches a Milestone
Summer Solstice Ritual, SF Ocean Beach
Summerland Spirit Festival 2012
Toon Town’s Pagan Summer Fest: A Ten Year Long Dream
Mabon with Blackberry Circle
Salem, Oregon Celebrates Its First Pagan Pride Day (2012)
NorthWest Fall Equinox Festival (NWFEF) 2012 (Review)
Michigan Midwest Bazaar and Witches Ball
Year: 2011 ...
Starwood Festival 2011 (A Review by Oberon Zell)
Sacred Space Celebrates Twenty-one Years!
The New Orleans Witches' Ball
"New Fire in Deep Winter: Oimelc in Minnesota"
St. Louis Pagan Picnic
Celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom
Summerland Spirit Festival 2011: The Initiation of a Community
2011 Midwest Witches Ball and Bazaar
Through the Looking Glass Midwest - Michigan's 2011 Witches Ball:
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Sacred Space Conference
Review: Sirius Rising
Free Spirit Gathering
43rd Annual Gathering of the Tribes
Summerfest 2010 (Festival Review)
Midwest Witches' Ball 2010
Year: 2008 ...
The Sacred Space Conference and Winterfest Banquet
Toon Town's Pagan Summer Fest.
Sacred Harvest Festival 2008
The Land Institute Prairie Festival 2008
Sacred Harvest Festival 2008; The Fool's Journey, Breaking the Hermetic Seal
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4th of July Pagan Religious Rights Rally and Ritual and Chesapeake Pagan Community Summer Gathering
Sirius Rising 2007: Making Connections
The 12th Annual Halloween Festival London UK
Louisville Pagan Pride Day
Central Vermont Lughnasadh Festival
2nd Annual Children's Camp
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Harvest Home Gathering 2006 (picts added Oct. 18)
Southeast Women's Herbal Conference
Toronto Pagan Conference
Canadian National Pagan Conference
Sirius Rising 2006
Rally for Religious Freedom
Brazilian Mabon Celebration in Săo Paulo
Chesapeake Pagan Community Gathering: Dancing with Devas 2006
WitchFest Wales, 2006
Pagan Pride Day - Metro Detroit
Rochester Pagan Pride Day
The 2006 Between the Worlds Men's Gathering
Hellfire Caves Ritual
Beltaine 2006: A Pagan Odyssey
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Tara Summer Solstice 2005
Starwood XXV: Feelin' the Love
Persephone's Masquerade: The 4th Annual OHF Spring Ball
Pictures from New Orleans
Sirius Rising 2005: Restoring the Balance
Harvest Home 2005: Magick, Imagination, and Love
Spirit's Haven in the Woods
Inner Mysteries Intensive with Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone
People of Beauty, People of Peace: CPC Summer Gathering 2005
Mid-Atlantic Pagan Alliance’s Wicked Awesome Lugh Beach Party
WES Raises Funds for Katrina Victims
Adirondack Pagan Pride Day
The 2005 Between The Worlds Men's Gathering
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Mace Gill opens 'The Gate'
Article ID: 8289
Age Group: Adult
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Author: Finding Your Bliss
Posted: February 13th. 2004
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Location: Hillsborough, NJ
Event Date(s): February 11, 2004
On Thursday, February 11, Mace Gill, The Bard of Somerset County, gave a special performance at Gaia's Gate in Hillsborough, NJ.
What a wonderful evening of music and fun! Mace's performance kept the audience enthralled as he played acoustic guitar and sang songs that ran the gambit of musical styles.
A versatile performer, Mace played a wide range of melodies, covering almost every style of music. Starting with renaissance tunes and some classical Bach, then moving on to folk tunes and blues rhythms, Gill captured his audience.
Mace's performance was enlightening as well as entertaining. Between songs, he provided history and background to many of the pieces he played, sharing the stories behind the songs, and describing the times and conditions under which the songs were written.
As the evening continued, the charismatic bard sang sea shanties, Celtic ballads, and even a little gospel music. He sang love songs and war songs, songs of far away lands and songs of home, all the while, encouraging the audience to join in. And join in they did. Pat Miller, the Gate's proprietor joined Mace for a lovely duet and the entire audience sang along as Gill played Cab Calloway's 'Minnie the Moocher' and Van Morrison's 'Brown Eyed Girl'.
In his final set, Mace really had the audience going as they sang along to popular classic rock tunes and songs from 1970's and 1980's television. We reminisced as we playfully sang tunes from schoolhouse rock and the theme from 'Gilligan's Island'. And the joint was really jumpin as we sang along to classic rock tunes 'The Mighty Quinn' and 'Take the Money and Run'.
Gill's performance was the most exciting and most participatory of The Gate's Coffee House Events, thus far. The Gate's coffee house events, held on the second Wednesday of each month, are steadily growing in popularity. With performers like Mace Gill, it is easy to see why. We look forward with anticipation to future events at Gaia's Gate. We certainly hope to see Mace Gill rocking the gate again.
For more information on Gaia's Gate and upcoming performances, check out the web site at www.geocities.com/olwensilvertree
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