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I'm a Scottish sacred musician, interspiritual minister and singer songwriter now living in rural Vermont.  These songs & reflections are my soul's way of making sense of the beauty, vulnerability and endless richness of this human life. It's a gift and a pleasure to share them with you. 

The new album

Canticle of Creation

Simon de Voil

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These songs were, for the most part, recorded during the covid-19 pandemic. They have been my way of centering, a compass as I walk through this time of fear, uncertainty, and vast social injustice. Beneath the visions of the Celtic saints, the songs are composed of prayers and stories that captured places where I felt intimacy and healing pour out from land and people around me, where I found myself astonished by unexpected resilience. It gives me great joy to be able to share them with you.

Thank you to guest musicians:
Mia Kelley: (Beloved Brìghde, Ave Maria, Canticle of Creation, I Am).
Alexa Sunshine Rose (vocals on Magnificat & Diane's Song) and Aimée Ringle (additional guitar on Magnificat)

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Most of the resources on my website (& live-stream channel) are offered for free. I choose this because I am delighted and humbled that people want to listen and I want to ensure that money does not become a barrier. Your donation will enable me to create more resources to share ... and is a big gift to me personally. Thank you so much.

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Previous events

Patreon only event: Q & A

On zoom

Ever wanted to ask Rev Simon Ruth about his beliefs or wondered why he says the things he does? Now is your chance.

LINK if you would like to join Simon's Patreon community: www.patreon.com/simondevoil

Abbey of the Art Book launch - Breath Prayer

Online only (Zoom)

Join us to help Christine Valter Paintner celebrate the publication of her newest book Breath Prayer: An Ancient Practice for the Everyday Sacred. Christine will explore the roots of breath prayer and introduce us to it through guided practice. Simon de Voil will be offering his gift of song. Jamie Marich will offer a short movement practice connected to breath. This is a free event held on Zoom - noon USA Eastern time zone

6pm Outdoor concert with Simon, Aimée & Alexa

Private venue - zipcode 98325, Eaglemount Rd, Chimacum

Please ignore the 11pm time - this is a temporary fix so folks can buy tickets!

This is an outdoor weather dependent concert with Simon de Voil, Alexa Sunshine Rose & Aimée Ringle. Tickets are $20. If you have financial hardship please use the code 'ticket10' to receive 50% off as you check out.

To learn more visit Alexa's Facebook post about this event. https://www.facebook.com/events/371047181199760/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22page_admin_bar%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D%2C%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22events_admin_tool%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22events_admin_tool%22%7D%2C%7B%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22surface%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22create_dialog%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

Please note that carpooling is essential.
A confirmation email with directions will be sent shortly after you buy your ticket.

If the concert is cancelled due to rain we will refund your tickets.

Patreon only outdoor concert with Simon

Private garden in Port Townsend WA 98368

This event is only available for Simon's Patreon followers. If you would like to join Simon's very active online Patreon community and be part of this concert visit
www.patreon.com/simondevoil

This is a ticketed event with limited seats: $10 per person or free if you are one of Simon's $25 a month Angels. Angels please email me to be added to the list because my website won't allow me to make 100% discounts!

If you are able to bring your own lawn chair please let Simon know. To help keep this a Covid safe there will be no refreshments available but you are free to bring your own snacks & drinks.

Hopefully the Wifi in this garden will make it possible to livestream this event for Patrons who do no live near Port Townsend but I won't know that until the day of.

If the event is cancelled due to poor weather refund will be issued.

Concert: Simon de Voil

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University Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 16th Ave. N.E., Seattle

This indoors concert that takes place in the Narthex/foyer of UCUCC church. Masks are required. This is a big open space with a cross breeze and large doors that open to the outside. Seats will be limited to 50 to ensure social distancing. First come first served with the option to pre-purchase via this website. Doors open at 6.45pm Tickets are $20. If you have financial hardship please use the code 'ticket10' to receive 50% off as you check out.

Zoom Workshop: Queer eye for Godde

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Abbey of the Arts

Cost & Registration details are here: https://abbeyofthearts.com/calendar/queer-eye-for-godde/

When we don't fit the boundaries of the map that's been given to us, we have to find our own way forward. When we don't hear ourselves reflected in the language of the culture we inherit, we have to tell our own stories. Painful as this search for authenticity can be, it can also be a path that's rich with wisdom, creativity, and healing. And as we learn to find our own internal compass, we become more free to shine our unique divine light in the world.

Many queer people of faith know in our bones that the story of Godde we've inherited is simply not big enough to hold all the truth, beauty, and pain of this world. We know that Godde is in us, as we are in Godde, and an expansive, diverse vision of Godde belongs to all of us.

As a transgender interfaith minister, Rev Simon Ruth de Voil has spent his life learning to stand in his loving, embracing, and wildly unconventional vision of Godde. He encourages everyone—regardless of identity or sexual orientation—to seek out their own authentic and individual relationship with the Godde that speaks in their heart.

This afternoon workshop will combine short lectures with music, storytelling, and practices to help listen our way toward the unique voice of Godde in each of us. All are welcome, no matter what your gender or sexual orientation. We all have wisdom to learn here.

Zoom Workshop: Authenticity and Diversity

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All Souls Interfaith Gathering, 291 Bostwick Farm Rd., Shelburne VT

Please note that this workshop is for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. All, absolutely all are welcome.

When we don't fit the boundaries of the map that's been given to us, we have to find our own way forward. When we don't hear ourselves reflected in the language of the culture we inherit, we have to tell our own stories. Painful as this search for authenticity can be, it can also be a path that's rich with wisdom, creativity, and healing. And as we learn to find our own internal compass, we become more free to shine our unique divine light in the world.

Many queer people of faith know in our bones that the story of God we've inherited is simply not big enough to hold all the truth, beauty, and pain of this world. We know that god is in us, as we are in god, and an expansive, diverse vision of god belongs to all of us.

As a transgender interfaith minister, Rev Simon Ruth de Voil has spent his life learning to stand in his loving, embracing, and wildly unconventional vision of god. He encourages everyone—regardless of identity or sexual orientation—to seek out their own authentic and individual relationship with the god that speaks in their heart.

This afternoon workshop will combine short lectures with music, storytelling, and practices to help listen our way toward the unique voice of god in each of us.

Ticket $25 with scholarship option for those with low income (& lower priced BIPOC reparations tickets too). https://allsoulsinterfaith.networkforgood.com/events/25878-authenticity-in-diversity

Canticle of Creation new album reveal

online event

Please join me for this first public sharing on my new album https://www.crowdcast.io/e/canticle-of-creation Tickets are $10 (and will include a free digital download of the album as soon as it is ready) but you are welcome to come for free if money is tight. Please use the contact feature of this website if you'd like a free ticket.

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/

Novena for times of unraveling 2021

Abbey of the Arts

A Novena is an ancient mystical practice of setting aside daily time for prayer for a specific concern over nine days. We enter into this Novena in a spirit of coming together for meditation and mutual support during challenging times when it feels like much is unravelling. This 9 day prayer cycle is hosted by Abbey of the Arts.
Each Novena last about an hour. Starting at noon (Eastern time) for 9 days starting on the feast of Saint Patrick. https://abbeyofthearts.com/programs/online-classes/novena-for-times-of-unraveling-2021/