Imbolc Riverfire




Imbolc is a cross quarter day in the Celtic calendar between winter solstice and spring equinox . It is also called Candlemas, St. Bridget’s and Groundhog Day , marking the beginning of Spring and return of the light.

Imbolc Riverfire is a festival performance inspired by
the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone.
Fire, spectacle , performance and music in an epic production .

J. Patrick Doyle is the creator and Aritstic Director of the production . He is also the founder of the Basilica Industria . In 2010 the new owners aquired the performance space and re-named the facility : Basilica Hudson 

Imbolc Riverfire begins its creation in September of 2018 with a ‘Patron of Candlemas‘ subscription . This early purchase will fund the making of the props, costumes, pageant wagons .
A $30 donation will include a reserved seat and a memento of the event on February 2 ,2019 . There is a limit of 400 members for the Patrons mail checks to :
Imbolc Riverfire
PO Box 776 Philmont, NY 12565

Basilica Hudson is currently selling general admission tickets at $ 25 for adults and $ 10 for under 12 .

Guest artists :
Stephen Katz – composer , musician and musical director
Laura Geilen – The Winter Sprite
Nancy Lundy – Demeter
Jonathan Talbott – instrumentals and violin
The Berkshire Bateria : Percussion , Surdo , Drums
Erlend Neumann – Designer of the Gate of Metamorphosis
Master of Revels – Melania Levitsky
Fire Sculpture + fire spinners – by Dopaluna
Lighting Design – Deena Pewtherer