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  • Heike Jenkins

Happy New Year - Winter Solstice - Drumming in The Light

We had another wonderful celebration at the Ancient Technology centre on Friday the 22nd of December. It was a long dark night, but the weather stayed clear, and we sang and drummed, ate, and drank. It is a month ago but with Christmas that following weekend and the New Year, of the Gregorian calendar, beginning, I only decided today to write. The days are still too short but just a tad longer every day, the mornings dark yet.


I share a few clips from the 22nd of December.


and a fun version of Fairytale of New York


To me it seems a long time ago now, I want to have the smell of spring in the air, but not quite yet (except on the sunny days...we had quite a few, crispy and clear ones, today rain and storm. Variety they say, is the spice of life.


Looking ahead, I am pleased to have confirmed the Big Freezone Festival – 30th May to 2nd of June 2024.


Check out the early Bird offer on:


and Sounds Beautiful Festival 27th – 30th of June, check out the early bird offer here as well:



It cheers me that there are events ahead which make me think of sun and swimming and just enjoying life – without wrapping up, putting boots on and finding gloves. This is hermit time, for much of the time, and it's just as well that I have a fairly sunny disposition and manage to pull myself up when the rain lashes.


In fact, it reminds me of a song that I spontaneously sang to the pan, as it is always conducive to me, and then I sang over it and Youtubed it, warts and all.



Enjoy the weather. Spring is soon here.





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