The Summer Solstice was one of eight sacred Celtic days where the Celts would take time to celebrate through a variety of customs. It was a time to honour their Goddess who went by many names, depending on which Celtic region they lived in. For example, in France she was Epona, but in Ireland she was Etain. It was also a time to banish evil spirits and open up a path towards light and abundance which for The Celts meant a good harvest. Feasting and dancing took place and bonfires were lit in celebration.
BassPipes brings you a ceremony that honours the summer solstice, full of spoken word; drones; pipes; whistles; and other soundscapes of ancient instruments. This musical experience is 90 minutes long and includes produced recordings of Canadian artists.