This is our last festival's lineup. 2016 will be coming soon! Scroll down to see pics, bios, and links for all artists
| Friday at the Main Stage |
Orpheus Pagan Chamber Choir
Oak, Ash, and Thorn
| Saturday at the Main Stage|
Peak Drum & Rhythm
Featuring LUNAR FIRE
LUNAR FIRE, based in Denver, Colorado, takes audiences to new heights with spectacular dance and musical performances. Pre-Columbian flutes, multilingual vocalists, powerful drummers and a wide range of bass and guitar styles tell stories reflected in dance. Aerialists fly, drop from the sky, crawl into a cocoon and emerge a warrior, a nature spirit, an animal guide. Multiple dancers meld into one multi armed being, circle, battle and burn fire in the form of dreamcatchers, antlers, machetes, staff, torches, ropes, multi poi, fans, fireflies and other surprises. Paintings come to life mysteriously hovering in the air. - lunarfire.com
| Oak, Ash and Thorn
A Pagan band that plays folk metal, Oak, Ash, and Thorn hails from Northern Colorado. With a sound similar to
Amon Amarth, Immortal, Tyr, and Ensiferum, the Beltania staff is really impressed with these newcomers to the Beltania scene! Listen to a track from their upcoming CD, "Praise to the Immortals"
Orpheus Pagan Chamber Choir
Orpheus Pagan Chamber Choir has become a respected entity within Denver's Pagan community, receiving acclaim for its performances at the Denver Witches' Ball, Front Range Pagan Pride Day, and Beltania. 12th Night with Orpheus has become an overnight tradition within the community and beyond. Our concerts and appearances enable us to sing for over 2000 people a year. - orpheuspcc.org Betsy Tinney
Betsy Tinney, recipient of the 2012 Pegasus Award for Best Performer, is a Northwest cellist known both for her graceful musicality and her broad versatility. She has performed and recorded with many different groups, from solo acoustic performers to large rock bands; her contributions to each are unique and, as she explains, “whatever the song wants.” Betsy also performs solo, using a combination of acoustic cello and electronic looper that creates an interwoven tapestry of sound. Her solo cello work has been called “captivating,” “mesmerizing,” and “a rich texture for the ear, reminiscent of dark chocolate and fine red wine.” - stealthcello.com
Michael CutterSinging sounds of the soul with digeridoo, voice, and drum. For more than twenty years Michael has studied extensively in many forms of healing practices and has had the opportunity to receive healing from and study with some .of the most influential healers of our time including Walking Thunder, Oona Soleil, Genki Takabayashi, Garrett Duncan, Bernie Prior, Richard Rudis and Matthew Kocel. It is his deepest desire to pass on the magic and healing that creator, life and his teachers have shown to him.
In 2007 the didgeridoo spoke to him he has been making didgeridoos and teaching lessons ever since. More recently he has begun using didgeridoo along with voice, drums and other instruments in sound healing work.
He offers group and private healing sessions using a unique combination of sound and shamanism.
| SJ Tucker
S.J. Tucker came flying out of Memphis, Tennessee a decade ago, guitar in hand, and her feet have hardly hit the ground since. Folk, Pagan, Blues, Rock, Celtic, Gospel, Geek, Jazz, Punk, Opera, Goth-industrial: all of these types of music share space in her impressive discography, and their varied elements are bound together by her masterful lyrical storytelling. No two of her concerts are the same, but S.J.’s skill, presence and desire for connection with her audience consistently shine from every stage she crosses. Beloved of the Pagan community and even named “the face of NeoTribal Paganism” by Witches & Pagans Magazine, Tucker is proud to contribute to the vibrant soundtrack of festival life. - sjtucker.com
Peak Drum & Rhythm
Peak Drum & Rhythm brings West African percussion to the Beltania stage. You've seen several of the performers in other performing groups at Beltania in past years, so we know these talented performers will get you dancing and tapping your feet! Peak Drum & Rhythm, which offers classes and events in the Colorado Springs area on an ongoing basis, will also be offering workshops at Beltania.
Skean Dubh is one of the most enjoyable Celtic/Acoustic bands in the Rocky Mountain region. Their diverse repertoire spans centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, Scottish ballads, Irish pub-songs, Celtic folksongs, and gorgeous slow airs. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. They have continually delighted audiences both with their musical styling and with their unusual instrumentation (a unique blend of traditional and modern instruments) including: Uilleann, (Irish) bagpipes, fiddle, guitar, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, mandolin, bodhran, djembe, doumbek, and accordion.