Tag Archives | Christmas Revels

Notes from Nils

A monthly column from the desk of Artistic Director Nils Fredland, with news, musings, and more! Look at the stage at any Christmas Revels performance across the country, and the broad range of ages is immediately apparent. Revels North opens up our Christmas Revels auditions to children starting at age 7…and there is no upper […]

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Notes from Nils

A monthly column from the desk of Artistic Director Nils Fredland, with news, musings, and more! I went to my first Christmas Revels at the Hopkins Center in Hanover, NH in 2006. It was the Appalachian show, close to the beginning of Maureen Burford’s tenure as the Artistic Director of Revels North. I remember being […]

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The Papa Stour Sword Dance

Papa Stour, one of the Shetland Islands of Scotland, is a wild and mysterious place. It’s name comes from the Old Norse, Papey Stóra, meaning “big island of the priests”; there is currently a major archaeological project underway to determine the origins of this and other “papar” named locations in the Shetlands. What is known is the […]

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