Updated on May 28, 2021
Enjoy our latest release: a rearranged version of the Irish traditional/Tommy Potts fiddle tune “The butterfly”! Originally the tune is a “slip jig”, a common Irish stepdance.
It has a gentle vibe and invites to a lighthearted dance. The guitar leads with the melody, while the alto-recorder accompanies it with a second line and later on in the song the harp comes in and brings even more “Irish” flavour to it. Not to forget the steady beating Djembe, the light Kajon-strokes and the crisp bells. Some merry vocals (“Damdidamdidai“) complement the song.
Updated on April 11, 2021
In this song, Ostara is an entity that personificates the season of spring, the awakening of nature, the constant flow and evolution of time, nature itself. In modern pagan culture, Ostara (or Eostre) is the germanic goddess of spring, dawn and fertility. Her most prominent symbols are the hare and eggs. Ostara (Spring Equinox) is also the second of three spring festivals in the wiccan calendar.
The lyrics of the song derive from a poem written by Madison Cawein (“Penetralia”) and adapted to the music:
I am a part of all you see
A part of all you feel
I am the quiver of the bee
Upon the blossom; in the tree
I am the sap, that shall reveal
The leaf, the bloom – that flows and flutes
Up from the darkness through its roots
I am the seed within the pod
The worm within its closed cocoon
The wings within its circling clod
The germ, that gropes through soil and sod
The music of the blossom’s bell
When soft winds swing it and the sound
Of grass creeping over the ground
I am a part of all you see
I am a part of all you feel
The main instruments of the song are piano, classical guitar, voice, alto recorder and various percussions. The music is inspired by impressionistic bursts, pagan folk hues and elven choir hints.
The song is available on various digital platforms such as Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music, ecc.
Updated on December 18, 2020
We released our new winter-themed EP “Wintry nights” on 14/12/2020! The EP contains 5 songs, each of them depicting another aspect of cold and snowy nights.
The opening track “Whirling snow” is about nightfall and the upcoming of a snowstorm – the lyrics come from J. G. Whittier’s “Snowbound”.
The second track “Winterspirits” is inspired by the myth of the wild hunt, where various gods, warriors, spirits are taking part on a chase above the sky in the nights around Yule (Rauhnächte).
“The darkest night” is loosely inspired by the traditional irish tune “The darkest night of December”. It’s a calm piece, mainly played with classical guitar and harp.
N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov is one of the most important russian composers of the 19th century (he was part of “The Five”). In our opinion, the russians had a very unique talent to write magical, mystical music. His “Christmas Eve Suite” is a perfect example of that. Our song “Ode to the stars” uses excerpts of this magnificent piece (especially from the parts I. Christmas Night, II. Ballet of the Stars). The last part of the lyrics are in elvish (Sindarin) and are a hommage to Tolkien and his creation.
The last track “Frostbound” finally brings the listener back to the human realm; outside it is freezing and all is covered in snow. People are staying inside, warming up on the fire and drinking merrily. A little band (that would be us) plays some joyful music for the party.
The songs are available online on various platforms such as Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music ecc. Listen to the songs on Youtube: https://bit.ly/2KGbmKo