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Music: Niagara Celtic Festival Soundtrack 2014

The soundtrack from Pyromancy’s fire performance at Niagara Celtic Festival 2014. Mixed by Gillian Tunney. Dance / celtic / world music influences.


  1. Colossus : Afro Celt Sound System 0:00:00
  2. An Gwirder: Baka Beyond 3:40:00
  3. Wandering Spirit: Baka Beyond 7:27:00
  4. Nightstep: Delhi 2 Dublin 8:57:00
  5. Apples: Delhi 2 Dublin 12:12:00
  6. Lovers Of Light: Afro Celt Sound System 15:44:00
  7. Mecanix (Remix): Urban Trad 17:34:00
  8. Get Reel: Urban Trad 20:31:00

Wednesday Night Concert Series at RiverFest Park

Last month we got to perform at the opening weekend of a new park on Ohio St. Once a common post-industrial waste field, thanks to the work of Margaret “Peg” Overdorf and the Valley Community Association, Buffalo now has a fantastic new concert venue and boating park. For the next three weeks we will be performing between sets probably around 9pm.

Only Humen, also a Buffalo Hall of Music award winner and popular throughout Western New York, will perform on August 3rd. The band is led by Frank Pusateri who is native to the South Buffalo area.

Crash Cadillac, the fun interactive oldies band, will be featured on August 10th.

The series will wrap up on Wednesday, August 24th with the Town Pants, an international touring act. The Town Pants band, which hails from Vancouver, Canada, combines aspects of traditional Irish music, folk rock, and Americana, creating a unique brand of high energy “West Coast Celtic.” With their performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and at festivals throughout United States, Canada and Europe, the group is a consistent audience favorite.

Food and refreshments will be available at all concerts.

More information at The Valley Center

Buffalo Riverfest!

Its been kind of quiet around this website lately, but it early summer and we are getting ready ready for lots of cool upcoming shows!

We got a chance to perform at Buffalo Riverfest this past weekend in the brand new Conway Park. We did a 15 minute show on both Friday and Saturday with both fire and LEDS. This was the first event held in the recently constructed Buffalo River Fest Park. For some news about the construction of this beautiful park, check out Buffalo Rising’s article. The area has been transformed from an the overgrown, littered lot into a festival park and is worth taking the rid down to Ohio St to check it out. Here is a link to the google map with an outdated street view.

Holly Rutkowski ( Insomnia Creation ) with the fire hoop!

Holly Rutkowski ( Insomnia Creation ) with the fire hoop!

Gillian Tunney and her new LED Hoop!

Gillian Tunney and her new LED Hoop!

Potter Dee Fire Eating

Potter Dee Fire Eating

Buffalo Riverfest Park ( from Buffalo Rising )

Buffalo Riverfest Park ( from Buffalo Rising )

Quick clips of Gillian’s performances on Saturday Night:

Dragon Ritual Drummers “Warriors of the Earth”

Dragon Ritual Drummers

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September 4, 2010 we had the honor of doing fire performance at the Dragon Ritual Drummers “Warriors of the Earth” Ceremony and Concert held at Nine Woods Forest. This eclectic drumming troupe from the Niagara region is a festival favorite at Brushwood Folklore Center, and I first got to hear them closing up the musical stage on Saturday night of Sirius Rising 2010. Their music is energetic and dance inspiring, drawing inspiration from cultures around the world. The songs are primarily instrumental, focused on tribal percussion with minimal toned instruments and vocal chanting. During live shows, the band engages the audience with stories of the songs background, and by the end of the set you are left feeling that you truly went on journey. – Gillian Tunney

From the page:

The Dragon Ritual Drummers are a drumming troupe consisting of members of the Niagara Pagan Men’s circle. The group began as a way for us to express the wonderful magick and manifestation that we routinely share. We chose the Dragon Ritual Drummers name for the infamous dragon spirit that resides in and around the brink of Niagara falls. With the original inhabitants now extinct, we began to awaken and befriend the dragon spirit through meditations, offerings and ritual.

Dragon Ritual Drummers are playing next at Rochester Pagan Pride in Rochester NY on Sep 11 2010 at3:00Pm
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