Samhuinn 2012: The story in pictures

The Samhuinn Fire Festival 2012, in pictures. The photos are by Raini Scott, Richard Winpenny and Klara Osickova. There are more pictures from our other fabulous volunteer photographers on the way, so watch this space!

The whole thing started with some smiling Stewards…

…and flashy photographers.

The Fire Priests lit the Neid Fire…

…accompanied by the Soundscapers and their instruments of wonder!

While the flame was passed along the procession…

…the Midsummer Nightmares entertained the crowd.

They enjoyed it. A lot.

The Blues were imperious.

Make way for the Summer King…


…and his court of playful Nightmares.

There were raucous Reds…

…and bouncy Beasties.

Then came the Whites, as pure as snow…

…until the dancing started!

The puppets were larger than life.

The Cailleach was accompanied by the Maiden and Mother, protected by the Oracles of Night.

The Winter King and his court were frozen and ferocious…

…and the Wild Hunt were, quite frankly, terrifying!

The Winter Drummers were strong (and antlery)…

…and there were a LOT of people surrounding the stage when the procession arrived.

The audience enjoyed amazing acrobatics…

…and ritual performance.

The drum beats were mesmerising…

…and there was fire EVERYWHERE.

Even exploding from tricked out crutches!

Summer burned brightly…

…until Winter devoured them.

There was a battle fit for a King on stage…

…until the Cailleach stepped in, stopped time and restored balance.

Even the performers were captivated…

…cause no-one can resist a Royal Wedding.

Everyone loves tech, cause they make it all possible…

…and build epic things, like this beautiful fire sculpture.

There are lots more photos on our Facebook page. If anything in this blog entry appears in the wrong order or anyone feels left out, please bear in mind that your resident technowitch also took part in Samhuinn and, after having a wonderful time, has had very little sleep before creating this little picture story for you to enjoy!

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