THE ARTISTS

Awen’s Call takes its name from a mysterious power sought by the Celtic bards and druids. ‘Awen’ is a presence which gives poetic or artistic inspiration, and enables those who receive it to inspire others…


Awen
is exactly what Michael Sebastien and Elizabeth Jardine bring to a stage! Their performances and podcasts draw on over five decades of spiritual experience, and feature story, original music, insight and practical meditation in a fusion of Western (Celtic) and Eastern (Himalayan) concepts.

BARDS OF A FEATHER

The pair, brother and sister, grew up in the West of England, an area steeped in folklore, mysticism and a rich Celtic history, near to the ancient sites of Stonehenge, Avebury, Glastonbury and Bath. Since early childhood they’ve been immersed in esoteric beliefs and practices and in 2023 they formed Awen’s Call to share their unique ‘Bardic blend’ at events in the UK and beyond.

MICHAEL SEBASTIEN: CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Michael is a wordsmith, presenter, storyteller, musician and lyricist with a quirky English style and a talent for making spiritual concepts easy to grasp through music, humour and narrative.

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ELIZABETH JARDINE: BARDIC SINGER
Elizabeth is a vocal musician and songwriter living in Wales. She has explored many esoteric paths and traditions, including over twenty years’ practice of Himalayan Meditation.

Awen‘s Call is also a troupe of talented musicians who help create our live shows and contribute to the Awen Calling Podcast. The music merges acoustic folk, folk rock, a cappella and Kirtana (communal Eastern chant); performances are interspersed by storytelling and audience participation.

GINA GRIFFIN: FIDDLE
Gina has been playing the violin since age seven, performing her first rock gig at eleven! Turning pro at eighteen, her career has gifted her with opportunities all around the world, working with bands and clients in the entertainment sector and undertaking several tours of Japan. She is now based in Wales.

PETE BROWNBRIDGE: BASS
Pete hails from the North East of England and plays double bass and electric bass, anchoring the band with a percussive solid beat. His background is in swing and jazz, and also plays acoustic guitar performing with vocalists in his hometown, Bristol.

STEVE E NORTROP: MANAGER & PERCUSSION
Steve’s background is in theatre and stage management, with extensive experience touring with and managing a professional rock band throughout the eighties. Since then, he has diversified his expertise, working in the travel business as a tour manager and in sales and marketing, near Bath.

Our fabulous VIDEO CREW is based in the Midlands, run by PAUL WITHERS (black T) who has worked on many commmercial and advertising shoots including projects with Ant & Dec and Channel 4, PAUL ANGIER (red check) Director of Photography and JACK BRICUSSE (grey check) Shoot Technical Manager.