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Live Music for 2024!

Solskin Festival is a 3 day festival and each day has a unique vibe.  We have chosen the live music to follow this vibe putting everyone on a journey together!

Friday

Theme: The Past

 

Today has a more subdued slower pace of music, time to reflect and provoke thoughts of the past

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Nytt Land

Day: Friday 

Time: TBA

Live on the Tipi Stage

Nytt Land are one of the largest Norse Pagan Folk bands on Earth and they are playing live for you at Solskin Festival!

Nytt Land's live performances are truly immersive experiences. Combining their music with striking visuals and Natalya's captivating stage presence, they create a ritualistic atmosphere that transcends the boundaries between performer and audience. Their concerts are an invitation to explore the depths of human spirituality and the natural world.

Formed by shamanic couple Natasha “Baba Yaga” and Anatoly Pakhalenko in 2013, NYTT LAND is one of the most captivating and haunting acts the dark folk music scene has to offer.  This Autumn October 6th, 2023, the Siberian duo returns with its ninth epos, titled Torem, 

 

Nyttland (napalmrecords.com)

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Kjell Braaten

Day: Friday

Time: TBA

Live music around the evening fire (Skaldic)

Instrument talk earlier in the day

Kjell Braaten is a Composer, musician and producer.  He has been involved with many bands such as Wardruner & Heilung.  Kjell will be performing around the evening fire in a Skaldic show and also an extensive talk during the day about his many weird but wonderful instruments.

"I make modern music inspired by old Norse culture performed on relevant ancient instruments.


Still, as they brought their musical instruments back from other cultures, I bring that aspect into my compositions, making it some sort of world music with inspiration from the past.

I don’t keep to “one rule fits all.” Sometimes, my music can be mellow and meditative, other times, tribal and raw. Sometimes, it is filled and spiced up with sounds of all sorts, sometimes naked and honest."

kjellbraaten.com

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Live on the Tipi Stage​

Hailing from the heart of Mercia, ElvenDale brings you ancient music from the mead hall!

ElvenDale is an ancient music project from Nottingham, England. The music is comprised of wistful voices and musical instruments from Dark-age Northern Europe.

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Saturday

Theme: The Present

 

Party Day!  The music vibe today has a more upbeat higher tempo.  Time to make new friends and celebrate the present and being in this moment together!

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The Dolmen

Day: Saturday

Time: TBA

Live on the Tipi Stage (Headline act)

The Dolmen! Hailing from the mystical landscapes of the United Kingdom, this five-piece ensemble is not just a band; they are a sonic odyssey, a celebration of history, folklore, and the boundless power of music.

Imagine the haunting wail of bagpipes echoing across ancient moors, the thunderous beat of tribal drums reverberating through time, and the magnetic allure of a rock-infused melody weaving tales of legends long past. Now, bring it all together, and you have The Dolmen – a band that effortlessly marries the ancient and the contemporary.

 

THE DOLMEN

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The Captain's Beard

Live on the Tipi Stage​

At Solskin Festival we have many Pagan & Heathen bands but also a few curve-balls like The Captain's Beard, don't miss this fun band that will have you up and dancing!

Ahoy there!


Yarrr! The Captain's Beard be a company o' travelin' troubadors on a quest te bring the finest o' sea shantys and forebitters to the ears of all who'll listen.

 

We play songs of the grog, grot and grime that comes o' travelling the high seas.

 

Fer all who enjoy the pirates life let us be yer soundtrack!

 

www.thecaptainsbeard.co.uk

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The Trouble Notes

Day: Saturday

Time: TBA

Live on the Tipi Stage

The Trouble Notes! Hailing from diverse corners of the globe, this international trio weaves a sonic tapestry that transcends borders and captivates the soul.

Picture this: a violin virtuoso from Germany, Bennet Cerven, unleashing melodies that dance between classical elegance and folk vibrancy. Now, add a rhythmic force to the mix with the percussive prowess of Oliver Maguire, a drumming maestro hailing from Ireland. And completing the trifecta, a master of the guitar strings, Stefan Zeniuk, brings his transcendent talents from the United States.

Buckle up and get ready to be transported as The Trouble Notes take the stage. With a sound that knows no limits and a spirit that knows no bounds, they are not just a band – they are a phenomenon, an experience, and an invitation to explore the boundless realms of musical expression.

 

The Trouble Notes

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Damh the Bard

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Live on the Tipi Stage

Damh the Bard is a renowned British folk musician and songwriter whose enchanting melodies and poetic lyrics have captivated audiences around the world. Born Dave Smith in 1966, he adopted the stage name "Damh" (pronounced "dahv") - a Celtic word meaning "stag" - which reflects his deep connection to nature and the mystical themes that permeate his music.

With a background in both rock and folk music, Damh the Bard embarked on his musical journey in the late 1980s. He became an influential figure in the modern pagan and Druidic communities, using his music to explore themes of spirituality, mythology, and the ancient Celtic traditions.

Home - Damh the Bard (paganmusic.co.uk)

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Sunday

Theme: The Future

 

With your new friends and connections, it's time to look into the future.  Affirmations, growth and planning...

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The Roving Crows

Day: Sunday

Time: TBA

Live on the Tipi Stage

Multi-Award winning Irish rock band The Roving Crows are here to get you up and dancing!

Picture a musical journey where traditional melodies collide with contemporary beats, where the roots of folk intertwine with the rebellious spirit of rock. The Roving Crows take you on a ride that is both exhilarating and introspective, with their infectious energy compelling audiences to dance, reflect, and lose themselves in the music.

Renowned for their electrifying live performances, The Roving Crows are not just a band on stage; they are a collective force, an experience that sweeps you off your feet and transports you to a realm where boundaries blur and musical landscapes unfold. From festival stages to intimate venues, their music creates an atmosphere that is as infectious as it is unforgettable.

 

Roving Crows – Award Winning Irish Folk Rock

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Sólskin

Live on the Tipi Stage​

Do you crave deeper connection?  I am a songstress from the UK I have an ethereal and otherworldly sound Influenced by folk, roots and the urban music scene of my hometown Bristol, inspired by life, poetry and the rhythms of nature.

Emerging from the depths of a challenging relationship the floodgates to my creativity reopened and I want to share my journey and empower you on yours.

I am a mother of three sons who are my world and I am ready to enter a new stage of growth.

This will be a journey together. I will bring you in on my process, share exclusive recordings and ask your advice about upcoming work.

What will we create?

 

www.solskinmusic.com

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...and that's just the Music!

We have a whole weekend of rituals, entertainment, workshops, traders and much much more!

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