The building blocks of a festival

Festivals don’t just happen. They are the culmination of months of planning, preparation, rehearsal, costume making, meetings, training, late nights, early mornings and serious dedication from groups of volunteers. If you’ve been keeping up with the behind-the-scenes photos and stories here over the last few months, or even if you’ve just found your way here having been to Samhuinn 2013, here are some more for you to enjoy…

A costuming session with Blood Moon
Photos by Nicole Taylor
Blood Moon Costuming by Nicole Taylor 01

Blood Moon Costuming by Nicole Taylor 02

Blood Moon Costuming by Nicole Taylor 03

Performance rehearsal with the Cailleachan
Photos by Nicole Taylor
Cailleachan by Nicole Taylor 01

Cailleachan by Nicole Taylor 02

Cailleachan by Nicole Taylor 03

Fire safety training with Stewards and Photo Point
Photos by Richard Winpenny
Stewards Fire Safety by Richard Winpenny 01

Stewards Fire Safety by Richard Winpenny 02

Stewards Fire Safety by Richard Winpenny 03

Battle practice with the Wild Hunt, Last Light of Summer and Einherjar
Photos by Heidi Korkala
Wild Hunt, Last Light of Summer and Einherjar Confrontation by Heidi Korkala 01

Wild Hunt, Last Light of Summer and Einherjar Confrontation by Heidi Korkala 02

Wild Hunt, Last Light of Summer and Einherjar Confrontation by Heidi Korkala 03

Creating epic beasts with the Winter Riders
Winter Riders by Heidi Korkala
Photo by Heidi Korkala

Winter Riders by Mark Taylor
Photo by Mark Taylor

Winter Riders by Richard Winpenny
Photo by Richard Winpenny

You can see lots more photos from rehearsals and meetings in this album on Facebook.

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