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The Christmas Revels 2012 – An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice December 13 – 16

December 4th, 2012 by donnanandersen

The Christmas Revels 2012

So, what is the solstice?  Well , in technical terms, it occurs when the sun appears at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon.  In the Northern Hemisphere it occurs somewhere between December 20 – 21.  Interpretation of this event varies among cultures but here in the Upper Valley, we celebrate it with The Christmas Revels.  This year, 2012, it will be an Irish celebration, complete with music, dancing, singing and stories.

The setting is 1907, when immigration from Europe to the United States is at its peak.  The Irish are a major part of this relocation and with them they bring their unique culture complete with poetry, dance, music and their strong sense of survival and yearning for a new life in this land of opportunity.  The Christmas Revels put you on the deck of the Glenna Roy as the emigres create a memorable Christmas celebration at sea.  There is Irish dancing, fiddler Laura Fisk, a terrific ceilidh band and, of course, an Irish story or two.

For more information please visit The Christmas Revels.  See the performance, spend a night at Breakfast on the Connecticut and enjoy a wonderful breakfast the next morning.  Make some time to do some holiday shopping in the area and remember there is no sales tax!

 

Revels North – Celebration of the Winter Solstice

December 7th, 2010 by donnanandersen

Revels North 2009, A Scottish Celebration of the Winter Solstice

The 60-member Revels North will present “One of the best Christmas Time Entertainments” on December 16-19 at the Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.  Through music, dance, song and stories, Revels North will celebrate the Winter Solstice with one of their most requested shows, the French Canadian “The Flying Canoe”.  Set deep in the winter woods in the settlement of Trois Rivieres, where villagers and travelers alike gather for the New Year, the show will feature narrator Debra Wise, step dancer, Pierre Chartrand, fiddler Eric Favreau, accordion master Stephane Landry and singer/guitarist Bernard Simard.  There is audience participation so bring your best voice to join in singing carols and rounds.  It is a wonderful evening full of energy and music – you will leave with a song in your heart.  If you are headed to the Upper Valley to attend this event, look us up at Breakfast on the Connecticut for a great place to stay.

Individual tickets  $30/$25/$20
December 16-19, 2010
Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center
Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

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