2016 Bands and other music (2017 shows TBA)
Potcheen: Ballroom, 7:15-8:15pm
After they totally rocked the 2014 Ball, we’re super-excited to welcome back Potcheen! Get ready for a rapid fire high energy show mixing Celtic Rock infused with Bluegrass, SKA,Cajun-Zydeco, Punk, Folk & Americana rolled up with a Pirate Sensibility. The band was formed in Evergreen, CO in December 2003. Since then, they’ve played over 3000 shows from New York to Alaska. Named Colorado’s Top Celtic band, they continue to play alongside hundreds of the worlds best musical acts from Celtic to Bluegrass, Jam and Rock, energizing crowds with their dynamic foot stomping stage shows. The Potcheen crew is made up of a collection of talents from all over the U.S. fusing musical backgrounds and cultures into one full throttle rhythmic stew. Westword awarded them the 2015 Icon Award. Check them out here: http://www.potcheen.band/videos
Daenerys and the Targaryens: Ballroom, 8:30-9:30pm
Daenerys and the Targaryens is a female-fronted Game of Thrones themed punk band out of Denver. Daenerys and the Targaryens was formed on a couch in Astoria, Queens in 2013 while watching Daenerys and Drogo make love for the first time. Also known as Dany and the Targs, this killer Game of Thrones band blends hard punk with clever lyrics to excite any die hard GOT fan. Whether you are a Game of Thrones junkie or just into catchy punk, Daenerys and the Targaryens are guaranteed to leave you with songs stuck in your throat and a burning in your belly for more! http://www.danyandthetargs.com/
Sensory Orchestra: Ballroom, 10:15-11:30pm
Founded by electronic composer Geoff Widdel in 2007, Sensory Orchestra was expanded in 2015 to include the talents of former Tuatha vocalist/violinist Traci. and bassist Cerulean 7000, creating an inimitable and immersive live electronica band.
Traci’s ethereal, sensual voice and lush violin mesh serendipitously with Cerulean 7000’s driving psychedelic bass and Widdel’s aesthetically composed melodic grooves and cosmic soundscapes. This unconventional power trio’s sensory illusions and virtuoso performance style presages something unambiguous: an elastic, echoing, resonating sound that arouses the crevasses of space and mind. With souls rooted in pure passion and minds from the future, Sensory Orchestra creates a dichotomy that makes them the proto-quintessential 21st century psychedelic trance experience. Sensory Orchestra was a major hit at the 2015 Ball, and we can’t think of a better band for our special 25th anniversary! See for yourself here: http://sensoryorchestra.com/media/
Orpheus Pagan Chamber Choir: 6:15 – 7:00pm
Orpheus Pagan Chamber Choir is well-loved in Denver’s Pagan community, receiving acclaim for its performances at the Denver Witches’ Ball, Front Range Pagan Pride Day, and Beltania. Twelfth Night with Orpheus has become a tradition within the community and beyond, and the group’s concerts and other appearances are enjoyed by over 2000 people a year.
Orpheus singers follow Earth-based spiritual traditions or are Pagan-friendly. For many, Orpheus has provided a return to choral singing after having sung in high school, collegiate, and church choirs.
Orpheus seeks to build community by sharing with audiences the power and beauty of choral music from many historical and cultural traditions. They explore the Pagan presence in traditional choral music, the emerging Pagan choral repertoire & more. http://www.orpheuspcc.org/our-cd-orpheus-inception
Celtic Harp with Catherine Mock: 11:30 pm – Midnight
A member of the Orpheus Pagan Choir, Catherine Mock also performs Celtic harp music and will play (and sing) for us from 11:30 pm until almost midnight as we await the Midnight Samhain Ritual! Soothing, beautiful, humorous, sad, expressive music as the evening winds down and prepares us for the Midnight Ritual.