Welcome

I'm a Scottish singer-songwriter and sacred musician, now living on the West coast of America.  These songs 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. 
 

Previous events

Body Prayer

Unity Church, 3918 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA

Join two of Port Townsend's finest sacred musicians, Aimee Kelley & Simon for Body prayer. Body prayer is a creative contemplative gathering, where participants chant, dance, move & listen.

This is an inclusive space welcome to anyone - we aim to be inclusive of all faith traditions and levels of comfort with physical ability & singing.

If you haven't seen Simon & Aimee hold ceremony together then you are in for a treat. For more information on Simon & email check out ...

simondevoil.com & movinggracearts.com

Dances of Universal Peace

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Unity Church, 3918 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA

Free event hosted by Simon and dance leader Premdaya.

The Dances of Universal Peace and Walking Concentrations are spiritual practice in motion. Drawing on the sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of the many spiritual traditions of the earth, the Dances blend chant, live music and evocative movement into a living experience of unity, peace and integration.

Concert With Simon de Voil & Adhamh Roland & Caitlin Krenn

House show, 3605 Overhulse road NW,, Olympia, WA

Join these three vibrant, funny and deeply compassionate humans as they share songs related to their identity and experience of life.

$5-$20 sliding scale, all ages Refrain from wearing scents please. Bring a snack or beverage to share if you want.

Directions: 0.5 miles from Driftwood and Overhulse bus stop (41 bus). Park on the street and consider carpooling or biking

Adhamh Roland adhamhroland.com mystic musings

Simon de Voil simondevoil.com sacred songcraft

Caitlin Rose Krenn caitlinrosekrenn.bandcamp.com intuitive indie-folk

Film screening: Funny Kinda Guy

Rosewind common house, 3131 Haines St, Port Townsend

A few people have asked me to show my film again! So here your second chance.

ALL ARE WELCOME: $1 donation for non Rosewind residents.

Did you know I was a movie star? Okay, not quite - but you really are welcome to join me for the screening of this award-winning documentary about my gender change and the subsequent process of losing my alto singing voice.

The film was first released in 2005 and even won an international award, but it has pretty much slipped into obscurity in recent years. In Scotland they screen it as part of LGBTI History month! I don't normally think of myself as old but in transgender terms I suppose I am.

This film was very well received by folkies as well as by the queer community, since it's very much about my journey as a musician as well as a trans man. I almost never screen it - this is the only time I'm planning on doing it in PT, so please tell people who might be interested.

It is my hope that this documentary isn't just about me, that instead it speaks for all of us as we struggle and succeed to live with authenticity and truth.

The film lasts for about 75 mins, then we'll have a question and answer session afterwards - with a few songs chucked in there too.

Changing Sides: concert with Adhamh Roland

Interfaith community sanctuary, 1763 NW 62nd Street, Seattle

An evening of reflective song and story, led by transgender singer-songwriters Simon de Voil and Adhamh Roland. Join these two vibrant, funny and deeply compassionate men as they share insights into the way their transgender identity has shaped their spiritual journeys.

Adhamh Roland is a genderqueer visionary activist who sings about resilience, human experience, evolution, interconnectedness and freedom from cycles of violence and oppression. Roland, hails from St. Louis Missouri where he began his music career belting anti-Capitalist anthems and Ani Difranco covers as a street performer at age 13. Roland’s multi-faceted and thoughtful style is a nod to the many journeys his life has offered him since those days; from the geographic, to the socio-political, to the spiritual. His songs embrace contradiction and dismantle duality in a poetic fabric of words, melody and spirit.

adhamhroland.com

House concert: Simon & Adhamh Roland

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private house, 2713 15th Ave S, Seattle

The house is located near Slander Station (a block from Beacon Hill Station, and buses 36, 60, & 107)

Please arrive scent-free.

Suggested donation of $20 ($10 low income)

A Trans and Queer Evening of Mystic Story and Song

LEAVEN COMMUNITY, 5431 NE 20th Ave., Portland

A Trans and Queer Evening of Mystic Story and Song.

Adhamh roland: lyrical alchemist, visionary activist and theravada buddhist practitioner (berkeley, ca via st. louis) https://www.adhamhroland.com/

simon de voil: sacred song weaver, minister, and boat builder (port townsend, wa via scotland) etc. https://www.simondevoil.co.uk/

Brenna Sahatjian cello/guitar collages of softly distorted dreams and folklore www.brennasahatjianmusic.com

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/414318095616627/

House concert in PT

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5717 Hill St, Port Townsend

A relaxed house concert hosted by my kind friends Elisabeth & Kim. You'll find us in North Beach on the corner of 57th and Hill St - single story white house with tall fencing. Contact me if you need more details: 513 828 8146 simondevoil@gmail.com

Suggested donation of $10.

Farewell 2016: A Ritual of Music and Remembrance

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Unity Church, 3918 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA

A reflective ritual experience, holding in prayer major events of 2016 and sowing good will and blessings for 2017.
Joined by Aimee Ringle in music for prayer and meditation.

Winter song - Simon de Voil & Aimée Ringle

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

Celebrate advent with Simon de Voil and Aimée Ringle with an hour of songs anticipating the arrival of solstice and Christ-mas.

Simon & Aimée are sacred musicians and accomplished singer-songwriters who come together each winter to share their magic. Join us for a experience of music, spirit and laughter.

Find out more about Simon and Aimée at www.simondevoil.com https://www.facebook.com/AimeeRingle Hear Simon and Aimée at https://soundcloud.com/simon-de-voil/peace-child

Suggested donation of $10; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Funny Kinda Guy: My Transgender Story

Unity Church, 3918 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA

Recently a few people have asked to hear the story of my gender odyssey. Not surprisingly there are quite a few songs from this time, too!

This will be a very special and personal concert, open to the whole community. Families welcome.

Prayer through Music

Unity Church, 3918 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA

Join Unity's music minister rev Simon Ruth de Voil for an evening using song and music as spiritual practice. Come listen with depth and clarity and sing with whole hearted purpose and presence.
Suggested donation of $10 (with non one being turned away for lack of funds.)