Three day convention with vendors, panel, presentations, workshops, masquerade balls and acoustic concerts featuring Faun, Martine Kraft, Adam Hurst and Woodland, with special guest Wardruna’s Einar Selvik, co-composer of television’s Vikings. Details at http://faeriecon.com
Faerieworlds 2015 will take place on September 4-6 at Horning’s Hideout near Portland, Oregon featuring Wardruna(Norway), Faun(Germany), Martine Kraft(Norway), Zirp(Germany), Woodland(USA), Delhi 2 Dublin (Canada), Folk Noir (Germany) and many more. The festival will feature three days and nights of camping by a forested lake in North Plains, Oregon, and will include 150+ craft, food, and artist booths and multiple stages of mythic entertainment. Details and tickets at http://faerieworlds.com
In the first of many big show announcements for 2014, Woodland has announced that the band will return to Europe to perform at Festival Mediaval in Selb, Germany along the Czech border next summer. Woodland will play a feature set on Saturday, September 13th at the event, which is the biggest European festival in the field of medieval music. Festival Mediaval often features the likes of Omnia, Faun, Corvus Corax, Hedningrana and more, and this will be Woodland’s premiere appearance at the event. More September 2014 Woodland event dates in the Netherlands and the UK will also be announced in the coming months here on the Woodland website.
Complete details and the full 2014 lineup will be announced at the Festival Mediaval website at http://www.festival-mediaval.com
As part of Woodland’s 2014 European tour, Woodland will journey to the Netherlands to perform two featured sets at Elfia Arcen, a mystical gathering at Castle de Haar in Utrecht. We hope to see you there for this magical event!
Woodland set times will be:
SATURDAY SEPT. 20TH: 8:30-9:30PM
SUNDAY SEPT. 21ST: 5:30-6:30PM
Castle Gardens Arcen (near Venlo/ Monchengladbach)
Arcen 5944 BE
ABOUT ELFIA ARCEN
Elfia is a festival that is focused on the expression of dreams. Costumes are the most obvious way to shape these dreams. But they also go further than only costumes: music, photography, body art, body painting, vehicles… They are all opportunities to make those dreams reality.
Lingsforterweg 26, 5944 BE Arcen, Netherlands
Fairies, elves and fantastic creatures gather in wooded hollows between the Finger Lakes and the Catskill mountains. With enchanting music and colorful pageantry they invite you to join them in celebrating nature’s wonders and the magic of imagination.
- Walk the paths of the Wattlestone Garden and the Labyrinth…
- Enjoy the play of jugglers, magicians and wandering minstrels; of puppeteers, actors and storytellers.
- Eat wholesome local food.
- Dance to live music from an array of fantastic performers.
We will have some great new musicians as well as old favorites for 2013!
- Meet with the Faerie Queen and her Court of marvelous characters.
- Thrill to the jousting tournament as Sir Oak and Sir Holly compete for the right to escort the Faerie Queen.
- WEAR Your FAERIE FINERY!
With parades, processions and interactive performances throughout the day, opportunities abound to share in the pomp and pageantry of A Midsummer’s Dream Faerie Festival. From face-painted fairy princesses to wildly costumed characters of fantasy fiction, artful presentation abounds!
There will be a fashion show of woodland wearables featuring ensemble work from some of our festival clothing merchants. Guests too, who come garbed and glamoured may show off their look on the Faerie Fashion Runway… World-class face & body painters and maskmakers can work their wonders to perfectly complement your otherworldly ensemble.
A proud feature of our festival is a JURIED EXHIBITION AND SALE of handmade North American artwork and fine crafts. About thirty exhibitors will have been carefully selected for originality and craftsmanship in a balanced variety of media. We enthusiastically encourage you to support American artists and craftspeople.
In keeping with our festival’s family orientation, no alcohol will be served and visitors are requested not to bring or consume alcoholic drinks during festival hours.
To set a good example for the children, smoking will be kept to designated areas out of view, and smokers are requested not to leave butts on the ground but use the receptacles provided.
Woodland joined Nordic fiddler MARTINE KRAFT, the dutch paganfolk band OMNIA, the German Hurdy Gurdy band ZIRP, TIERRO LIVE, SEA STARS, SJ TUCKER and many more this summer in Oregon for Faerieworlds 2014. Detaila are now online at http://www.faerieworlds.com
Thanks to the many fans from California and across the country who joined Woodland at Pantheacon, the world’s largest and most indepth Pagan gathering this Winter on February 14th.
Details about the event are at:
Join the huge and varied Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, Reconstructionist, Indigenous, spiritual and magical groups in education and celebration. As usual Pantheacon fill the whole hotel with over 14 function rooms for workshops, rituals, and presentations including 4 ballrooms for Vendors along with open house parties.
On line Conference Membership (with PayPal) is now open, but closes Jan. 15, 2014; after that sign-up on site. A pdf Membership form for printing and mailing has been posted. Mail must reach Pantheacon by Jan. 15.
Parking at the hotel is $5 a day for Members with their badges. Only hotel guests get in-out privileges. A shuttle van (rented especially for PantheaCon members) will go among the hotels.
Woodland played an ecstatic set at FaerieCon West event on February 21st in Seattle, with a final live encore of The Joyful Sorrow that inspired a spiral dance through the entire ballroom. Other bands included Faun, Brother and Sea Stars to name a few. It’s was an epic weekend of music and art! Check out the trailer featuring Faun here: