Spring Retreat at Buckhorn Springs
We're excited to confirm the first of our adventures - a spring retreat at Buckhorn Springs, to be held May 3- 5.
Buckhorn Springs is located in a beautiful hidden valley not far from where I live in Ashland, Oregon. The Springs were a gathering place of healing and restoration for the local natives and recognized as 'common ground' - a place where tribes would put aside their weapons and their differences. In these times, this seems to me like the perfect location for an Adventure. Visiting Buckhorn I was intoxicated by the place. It is far more than I'd hoped for. Owned and run by the wonderful Sargent family, it has been a labor of love for them for many years.
Owner/Operator Bruce Sargent is responsible for much of the historic restoration and recent building work - all top quality. His wife and co-owner Leslie is the chef, with her own incredible cookbook. All meals are locally sourced, seasonal and organic, with much coming from their own splendid garden. Their son Quinn, head groundskeeper, will give us a guided nature hike. Make sure to bring your hiking boots!
We're planning a romping concert performance in the Dodecagon - Bruce's architectural piece de resistance - with Drew and other guests. This is a magic venue and I look forward very much to making music there. We'll also have a musical campfire gathering. I shall have my new acoustic guitar, current love of my life, for an evening of song and story under the stars. And I'm envisioning at least one music play shop, going deep into some of the older BROTHER tunes, lyrics and stories. We shall see where that leads us.
Our own DidgreriDrew will be holding an in-depth digeridoo workshop, talking at length about his ancient and powerful instrument and teaching those that are keen how to play. Step back in time with us. Way back.
Another mate, Justen Bear, will also be joining us. Justen has practiced and taught the primal arts for the last twenty years. He'll be demonstrating and teaching primitive fire making. A crafter of fine native bows, Justen will have a selection on hand for anyone who'd like to try their hand. He also plans to bring along several of his hand-crafted native drums - all works of art - for everyone to check out and play over the weekend.
Click here for a copy of the itinerary.
Cost and Payments
Cost: $880.00 per person (double occupancy)
Single Supplement: $100.00 (single occupancy)
Deposit: $280.00 per person, due at time of registration
Balance: $600.00 per person, due NLT April 3, 2019
Drum Making Workshop: $250.00 (due NLT April 15, 2019, or $300.00 day of workshop)
To Register: Click on the link below for the registration form and to make your deposit/payments.
Looking back on the legacy that is BROTHER, Angus muses, "It's been a long and colorful journey, including a good number of long dark nights. For some time, I've been thinking of hosting retreats as a way to make sense of my relationship to BROTHER - the story and the songs, and where I am at this time in my life."
As a young man backpacking in Colorado, Drew bought his first didgeridoo. Walking back to his hostel he heard the familiar sound of bagpipes and followed until he found your BROTHER on the street, performing in front of a record store. Drew introduced himself, got his first didg lesson from brother Hamish, then went on his merry way. Over the next few years Drew would join the fellas on stage whenever they crossed paths, gradually becoming a full time band member. With his didges, keyboard and loop station Drew helped reimagine the BROTHER sound like no one else could. When Angus retired the band from full time touring in 2015, Drew joined our Scottish mates Albannach full time. We are thrilled to have the talents and charm of Drew with us for the inaugural BROTHER retreat at Buckhorn Springs. As Angus says, whenever they cross paths and get to play music together again, magic always happens...
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