We love every-other-Thursday, because it means lots of outstanding live music at Château Ce Soir! This summer, it’s a party from start to finish. Come join us for a fabulous time!
♬ RUSSELL EPONYM – 90 Minutes of Folk, Blues & Beyond – 2 PM ♬ Russell brings 90 minutes of enjoyable music: historical folk tales set to music and his own lovely compositions. Streaming LIVE from Wales, this multi-faceted performer brings an array of musical instruments and an unstoppable setlist. His intricate fingerstyle guitar and velvety vocals are just the beginning! Come welcome back from vacation!
♬ DONN DEVORE – LIVE Rock & More at Château Ce Soir – 5 PM ♬ Donn is a professional musician and technician of sound. His talents with guitar, vocals, and a range of other instruments are legendary. He performs a rich mix of original rock and electronic music by combining influences from rock, trance and techno. Exceptional!
♬ ANJ GUSTAFSON ROCKS The Castle – LIVE at 6 PM ♬ This multi-instrumental musician and commanding vocalist brings a cool repertoire of classic rock and modern tunes – including a taste of his own outstanding songs – to every single show. It’s always a sweet party with Anj, and stellar performances from his extensive repertoire get us moving. Come join us as we dance the night away!
♬ NUVOLINO – LIVE with Trance & Cool Ambient Sounds – 7 PM ♬ Australian powerhouse Nuvolino grooves with a vibrant collection of original ambient tunes that sweep us away on a magic carpet ride of sound and energy. His set is big and his sound is bigger! Deeper than deep house, Nuvolino’s tracks get under your skin. Come on over and get ready to let the beat move you!
Join us HERE at the lovely Château Ce Soir for music and more! After the shows, wander around the region to enjoy more natural beauty and sweet secluded spots to dance or relax. The galleries are on hiatus, but some fantasy works by Xanthe Firehawk remain to be enjoyed for a bit longer. Grab the notecard from Mr. Crane and be sure to check out areas above including the snowy retreat – and below for some intrigue…!
The Poet Laureate of Ce Soir Arts, RUSSELL EPONYM, is yet on vacation. He will miss one more reading at The Magic Tree this Tuesday, but will return Thursday to provide us with a marvelous show of Folk, Blues, and Beyond at Château Ce Soir. Do join us at 2 PM.
BUT…this Tuesday at The Magic Tree will be special indeed! Caledonia Skytower will join us at 1:30 PM with an hour of wonderful short stories by Neil Gaiman. His award-winning writing is wonderful to read – and to hear when Cale reads for us. Her command of his work is stellar, and her readings are always special. Do join us!
Then, Æon will read more Robert Sheckley science fiction – ONE SHORT-SHORT story that will rock your world. Beside Still Waters is a stunning piece of literature that is deeply moving and deals with the idea of artificial intelligence, robotics, and travel to remote areas where people can be very, very alone in the vastness of space.
Do join us for these unique readings on Tuesday, HERE.
Our Poet Laureate, Russell Eponym is taking a bit of time out to do some summer travelling – this time, right in EUR. He’ll be visiting the motherland: France, and will no doubt, have a marvelous time! He will miss his readings at The Magic Tree on both 12 and 19 June, returning on 26 June at his regular time of NOON SLT. He will also miss his musical show on Thursday, 15 June – but only that – and will return with more fabulous folk, blues, and beyond on 22 June at 2 PM SLT. We bid Russell a fond adieu with warm wishes for a lovely holiday!
This week, then, since the Thursday schedule for this week was Russell only, WEDNESDAY, 13 June, RULES! It will be a beautiful set of readings from three of the grid’s best in literature! The schedule is noted below; do join us!
☆WEDNESDAY STORY TIME AT THE MAGIC TREE☆
☆ 1 PM: BRYN TALEWEAVER – “Who says poetry can’t be fun?” ☆ Master storyteller Bryn Taleweaver will read at The Magic Tree with poetic FUN – a sweet collection of humourous writings to delight! He will share some of the funniest and craziest poems, from Spike Milligan to Lewis Carroll! Don’t worry, as Winnie the Pooh will have a starring role in this hilarious hour! Come along for all the fun!
☆ 2 PM: DUBHNA RHIADRA – More Tales at The Magic Tree ☆ DUBHNA reads for us tales based on Rudyard Kipling’s amazing “Just So” series. It is adventure in rare form under the mystical telling that Dubhna always brings. As usual, the tales this week are riveting and fanciful at the same time. Do come join us for a fantastic time as we eagerly gather under the branches of The Magic Tree!
☆ 3 PM: ǢON WOODFORD – A Tribute to Ursula Le Guin ☆ The story NINE LIVES is one of few stories written by Le Guin described as “hard-core” science fiction; it uses the theme of cloning to explore the concept of the “self.” The story explores the use of technology to illustrate ethical and sociological dilemmas, in addition to examining ideas of humanity and consciousness through the themes of cloning, exploration, paranoia, and disaster. Join us for this continuing tribute to one of our favourite writers; she will be missed.
☆TUESDAY at The Magic Tree☆ NOON – RUSSELL EPONYM: Poetry & Song – LIVE from Wales
Come enjoy an enchanting hour with Russell as he explores the worlds of literature and music! It’s always enchanting and a marvellous time with friends. Come join us!
1:30 PM – CALEDONIA SKYTOWER reads Neil Gaiman
“Fortunately, the Milk” has aliens, pirates, dinosaurs and wumpires in it (but not the handsome, misunderstood kind), also a never-adequately-explained-bowl-of-piranhas, and a Volcano God. Yikes!
2:30 PM – ǢON WOODFORD: Sardonic Sci-Fi by Sheckley
“The Seventh Victim” is an entertaining story of a world where wars have been rendered obsolete by personal death matches. This idea rocked the genre in the 1950s – and it’s still a bit unsettling….
°•·♫·•°°·.THURSDAY MUSIC at Château Ce Soir .·°°•·♫·•° 2 PM – RUSSELL EPONYM: 90 Minutes of Folk, Blues & Beyond
Russell brings 90 minutes of enjoyable music: historical folk tales set to music and his own lovely compositions. Streaming LIVE from Wales, this multi-faceted performer brings an array of musical instruments and an unstoppable setlist!
5PM – DONN DEVORE: LIVE with Rock & More
Donn is a professional musician and technician of sound. His talents are legendary, and he performs a rich mix of original rock and electronic music that he developed by combining influences from classic and modern rock, trance and techno.
6PM – ANJ GUSTAFSON: Rockin’ at Château Ce Soir
This multi-instrumental musician and commanding vocalist brings a cool repertoire of classic rock and modern tunes – including a taste of his own outstanding songs – to every show. Stellar performances as we dance the night away!
7PM – NUVOLINO: Chillin’ Breezy at the Castle
This Australian powerhouse grooves with a vibrant collection of original ambient tunes that sweep us away on a magic carpet ride of sound & energy. Deeper than deep house, Nuvo’s tracks get under your skin. Let the beat move you!
Every-other-Wednesday, we host three of the grid’s talented readers at The Magic Tree. They are unique and provide a range of readings – from the fanciful to the culturally challenging. Here’s what they have on tap for us this time out!
BRYN TALEWEAVER is a favourite at The Magic Tree– and wherever he reads. This Englishman has a command of his readings, and he enriches each one with spot-on dialects and accents. His various voices bring out the characters in the tales he tells, and this week it’s all about GHOSTS from writer M. R. James. It’s thrilling and chilling – but in a unique style.
Up next, DUBHNA RHIADRA, another choice writer and reader, brings us a beautiful fantasy based on Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So” stories. We hear she may come as one of her lovely tiny avatars; I had to update the photo as soon as I had it! The reading is guaranteed to be a delight, so pop on over and join us!
THEN…sci-fi afficianado ÆON WOODFORD continues his multi-session Tribute to famed writer Ursula K. Le Guin with a marvellous telling of SEMLEY’S NECKLACE. These readings of Le Guin’s science fiction, poetry, and children’s stories are a delight. Her spirit and style will sorely be missed. Fortunately she left us much to enjoy!
Drop on over to The Magic Tree on Wednesday, for three hours of exceptional spoken word. We will be pleased to welcome you!
RUSSELL EPONYM opens at 2 PM SLT with 90 minutes of LIVE folk, blues, and beyond! Friends gather to enjoy RUSSELL with his velvety voice and intricate fingerstyle guitar. Romantic songs and delightfully fun tunes fill his repertoire, and it’s always a grand time as we gather at Château Ce Soir. Come on over and enjoy the music and friends!
Since NUVOLINO – who brings cool original electronica to the stage – is away for the month, we’ve invited DONN DEVORE to step in. He always provides an hour of excellent sounds from his collection of original and cover tunes that showcase his professional musicianship. DONN combines multiple influences into a heady mix you will love!
ANJ GUSTAFSON drops in at 6 PM SLT to deliver another hour of incredible sounds that will rock your world! ANJ has his own style – a mix of alternative, pop, progressive rock, all with a strong electronica influence. We ride the waves with this talented performer, and the lovely KI always brings her professional dance HUD you can join, if you wish. We will be happy to welcome you as we dance the night away to this always outstanding music!
As this week nears the weekend, those in the US begin to focus on a traditional holiday known as Memorial Day, honouring those who have died in military service. The placing of flowers and other mementos at the graves of missing family members (military or civilian) is part of the day. Visiting National Cemeteries is a wonder, as seas of white crosses mark the graves. Other events such as running events are sponsored by a variety of non-profit organisations. One event is sponsored by “wear blue: run to remember,” and information can be found HERE. Whatever you do, take a moment to remember those who have served and are serving still – and their families – as well as your own loved ones whom you remember so well.
We hope the weather will be good and that you can gather with family and friends. Have a wonderful weekend!
If you enjoy literature of any kind, you are in for a treat at The Magic Tree on Tuesday this week. We have readings every Tuesday – and on Wednesday every-other-week. That is our present schedule…but it looks like we might be making some additions over the summer. More on that later…for now, take a look at this!
NOON – RUSSELL EPONYM The Poet Laureate of Ce Soir Arts offers excellent music and outstanding prose and poetry from his own pen as well as that from classical masters. The Thought for the Day is always encouraging, the literature beautifully read and compelling. We have just started a new book – and it’s another marvellous choice!Satisfy your curiosity and come gather with friends – and enjoy!
1:30 PM – CALEDONIA SKYTOWER “I went to the Faire… and here’s what I wrote” was her topic last time – and we enjoyed it and asked for more! In the unique position of coordinating operations for Fantasy Faire LitFest, Caledonia got to experience first-hand the broad spectrum of literary events. She shares more of her writings today from Fantasy Faires 2016, 2017, and 2018 at The Magic Tree. We will be happy to see you!
2:30 PM: ǢON WOODFORD A group of aliens, each with their own specific talent, arrive on Earth to complete a task. When one of their members goes missing, however, they recruit – or try to recruit – from the native population to surprising results. Join us as sci-fi afficianado Ǣon reads the “The Specialist” by Robert Sheckley.