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MUSICIAN INTERVIEW: Grimwater Music

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  This past summer, I featured The Darkeyed Musician and her album Illumina on my livestream The Tavern and also here on the Bonfires, Castles, and Time Travel. Through interviewing her, I discovere d Timo Paakkonen of Grimwater Music, who also happened to produce her album! I ended up checking out his music as well and was loving it. So of course I had to feature him! Read on for more on this awesome fellow artist of Medieval and Celtic inspired music!   TA: First, introduce yourself and tell a little about what it is that you do. TP: I am an independent composer and producer of an instrumental music project called 'Grimwater' from Finland. Grimwater's music combines strong melodies and various fantasy themes and musical elements, like Celtic, Nordic folk and medieval folk music, into epic game and film-score influenced soundscapes.   The history of this project dates back to 2013 when I started making music under the pseudonym ‘Grimwater'. In the beginning, th

TIME TRAVERLER SERIES: Fort Henry Days 2021

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  On Labor Day weekend (the first weekend of September in the States), I attended Fort Henry Days Weekend in Wheeling, WV. It was a fun weekend of camping, reenacting, and performing music (with Wayward Companions and also sitting in with Gallowglass). These are some highlights from the weekend, also featuring tinsmith, Tinmany Roy and the band Faire May. Songs featured are my living room session versions of "Scarborough Fair" and "Greensleeves", also featuring Chuck Owston. The songs can be purchased at tiffanyapan.bandcamp.com ******* Thanks for reading! Go on a musical adventure with me through time where for three days I’ll send you a new song or story, and a personal email from me! THREE DAY JOURNEY THROUGH TIME: https://tiffanyapancelticgothicrock.mailchimpsites.com +++ FACEBOOK: ​http://facebook.com/tiffanyapanmusic +++ WEBSITE: http://tiffanyapan.com ​ +++ INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/tiffanyapanmusic ​ SUPPORT THE MUSIC AND STORIES AND BUY ME A COFFEE! h

MUSICIAN INTERVIEW: Christine Weir (Chris the Celt)

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I've had the pleasure of meeting some amazing musicians and artists, both online and in person and one such artist is Christine Weir, or "Chris the Celt" on Instagram. Since we connected on IG, I started listening to some of her music and it is definitely worth checking out. Read on and discover more about this very talented music artist! TA: First, introduce yourself and tell a little about what it is that you do. CW: So right now I'm basically a singing teacher - I became a singing teacher after being a professional singer for over 2 decades. I have written a book about the voice, called 'Shut your Trap and Sing',  I'm busy completing my Estill Figure Proficiency qualification and I've got a teaching diploma in Scottish Traditional music (voice). Over the course of my singing career I've done quite varied work - for example I was part of a successful a cappella group for 2 decades and I also sang in a Las Vegas-type Extravaganza surround

18th CENTURY MERCH HAUL: Fort Henry Days

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  On Labor Day Weekend, I attended Fort Henry Days in Wheeling, West Virginia. While there, I performed with the music group The Wayward Companions, sat in with the Celtic folk music band Gallowglass, and was part of the 18th century encampment! And of course at these events, there are many very cool sutlers and merhants! I always do a little shopping and these items were what I either bought or were gifted to me at the event. Merchants featured: A Rose in the Heather Tinman Roy Faire May Music Crooked Creek Herbals Organic Tea Triple J Trader (the sutler I bought the moccassins from) Gallowglass (Dee and Paddy) Check out Fort Henry Days at forthenrydays.org ******* Thanks for watching! Go on a musical adventure with me through time where for three days I’ll send you a new song or story, and a personal email from me! THREE DAY JOURNEY THROUGH TIME: https://tiffanyapancelticgothicrock.mailchimpsites.com +++ FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/tiffanyapanmusic​ +++ WEBSITE: http://tiffanyapan.

UNBOXING: Phannie's Battlefield Jams and Teacup De-Lites

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  I got a nice box of presents from my friends Phannie and Phinn of the Gettysburg based Phannie's Boozy Jams and Jellies. I met these two lovely folks back in September of 2020 and ended up buying their Sweet Red Wine jam.    I was hooked instantly with not only their product, but their late Victorian theme. I'm excited to try these new products of theirs out and am so grateful to them for sending them to me. :)   The products in the box were the following: Cucumber Melon Green Tea  Pumpkin Tea  A Witch's Brew Tea  Cool Water Wax Melt  A Fairy Tale Soy Candle  A Witch's Collection Soy Candle    Check them out at their website phanniesboozyjams.com    Follow them on IG @phanniesboozyjams     ******* Thanks for reading! Go on a musical adventure with me through time where for three days I’ll send you a new song or story, and a personal email from me!    THREE DAY JOURNEY THROUGH TIME: https://tiffanyapancelticgothicrock.m ailchimpsites.com +++ FACEBOOK: htt

Skye Boat Song at Fort Henry Days

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  On Labor Day Weekend, I had the pleasure of camping (18th century style), performing (with Wayward Companions and also sitting in a little with Gallowglass), and reenacting at Fort Henry Days in Wheeling, WV. Of course, I was also documenting the weekend for my blogs at Bonfires, Castles, and Time Travel, along with Celtic Nations Magazine. After dinner, I was out on an evening stroll at dusk and decided that the backdrop of the fort was perfect for an impromptu song. Since I had performed this song (the Outlander theme song) with Wayward Companions earlier, it was the first that came to mind and it was short and sweet. :) With that said, I do plan to do a longer version of the song with more of the original verses in the near future. Til then, enjoy! ******* Thanks for reading! Go on a musical adventure with me through time where for three days I’ll send you a new song or story, and a personal email from me! THREE DAY JOURNEY THROUGH TIME: https://tiffanyapancelticgothicrock.mailchi

PRODUCT REVIEW: The White Witch Parlour

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  For quite some time, I’ve been into a more primal and holistic form of health and beauty. So when I discovered Jenna Caprice of The White Witch Parlour on YouTube, I was immediately hooked on her delivery of information and philosophy on life and the world. Therefore, you can only imagine how excited I was when I found out that she had a store in which she made everything from personal care products, home d├ęcor (including candles), to things like oils and incense to use in any rituals or spellwork. I have purchased from her shop and I will say that I was not disappointed. All of her products are also crystal blessed, which makes them even more special. A couple of my favorite products are the Moon Cycle Rejuvenating Face Mask made with Rose Clay and Lavender, the Beauty Spell Cornflower Facial Toner, and the Lavender Love Lip Balm. If you’re like me and you enjoy products without any additives and a woman owned business that focuses on a more holistic way of life and the old ways