We welcome and are happy to showcase the following performers at this our 6th Winternights Festival.
Kellianna – will be returning for the 3rd time to this years festival. Kellianna is an American pagan artist internationally renowned for her powerful performance of song and chant inspired by myth, magic, sacred places and ancient times. With guitar and vocals she brings to life the stories and sagas of the Gods and Goddesses. With frame drum and chant she honors the Earth and the Ancestors via primal drumming and stunning vocals. Kellianna has performed her music and facilitated workshops in 9 countries on 3 continents, with regular visits to Canada, the United Kingdom, and Western Europe.
If we were asked to pick one song that best embodies Vetrnaetr, it would be the “Ancestor’s Song” from Kellianna’s “I Walk with the Goddess” album. Add in “Freya” from this same album and you truly have captured the “Spirits” of this festival. Kellianna will be performing her songs of myth and magic, as well as setting up an area to get to meet and get to know her, talk with you, and offering her CD’s including Lady Moon 2004, I Walk with the Goddess 2007, Elemental 2010, The Ancient Ones 2012, and Traditions 2013.
PLUS – Kellianna now has had her book “Tapestry of Dark and Light” published which she co-authored. She’ll be available for personal book signings and may do readings from it as well.
Viking/Celtic Band – We once again will have a band that plays Viking/Celtic/Germanic Folk music but it appears that Norsewind isn’t in the tapestry for this year’s event. We are working on options as to who & or how to fill this void but no worries we will have in addition to Kellianna Nordic/Celtic music at this year’s festival
We also welcome and are happy to showcase the following educators at this 6th Winternights Festival.
Svinfylkin Tribe – Members of the Svinfylkin Tribe will be participating as educators both through a formal lecture at a given time and informally during the day as we all mingle and chat.
Michael is the Chieftain of the Svinfylkin Tribe. They are a Tribal Heathen group focusing their efforts on education and awareness of the Old Ways of our ancestors. Winternights is a perfect place to do this with others.
To them much of our past has been lost and we must work to put the pieces together again but that rediscovery is part of the adventure. Acquiring knowledge and honing in on skills lost to the general public, building yourself up from within and forging bonds of brotherhood with others that have set forth on a similar path are all steps in creating a bridge to the past and a community for the future.
As to the path they have chosen and will in part be sharing is a focus on Germanic Heathenry which can also be called Asatru. They do not mix the pantheons of different people and try to stay away from incorporating new age spirituality into it. So basically, they try to stay true to the Old Ways of our Germanic ancestors and reconnect with that more primal nature.
As to specific areas they will be decided and firmed up in the festival venue in the coming weeks. Expect though to hear their Chieftain speak to attendees about what it is to really be Heathen and how to function within a tribe. Others may show and speak about the runes. They also will be bringing skills to show such as rune making and perhaps even a blacksmith.