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Subject: solstice songs
From: L. Dyer
Date: 09 Dec 98 - 12:28 PM

Would folks please recommend good solstice songs for my December 20th radio program? Thanks much!!!


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Dec 98 - 01:18 PM

Hi - take a look at the 1997 CD called "Voices of Winter," by Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, and Cindy Mangsen. I think you'll find several suitable songs there.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: Sam Hudson
Date: 09 Dec 98 - 01:59 PM

How about one of my favourite Jethro Tull songs, 'Solstice Bells'? From the album 'Songs from the Wood.'

Seasonal greetings! Sam


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: Susan of DT
Date: 09 Dec 98 - 06:54 PM

Put @seasonal in the blue search box to get 138 songs of various seasons


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: Barry Finn
Date: 09 Dec 98 - 09:22 PM

Try "Songs Of Ceremony" Folk Songs of Britain vol. #9 on Topic 12T197 collected by Peter Kennedy copyright 1961. Here's a list of the songs. Cornish Wassail Song, New'r Even's Song, the Mari Lwyd Ceremony, Joys Of Mary, Holly & The Ivy, !2 Days of Christmas, Bitter Withy, As I Sat On A Sunny Bank, The Singing Of The Travels, Divers & Lazarus, Gower Wassail Song, Taladh An Leinibh Losa, St. Clement's Song, The Shrove Tuesday Song, Shephards Arise, Cherry Tree Carol, Somerset Wassail Song, Hunting The Wren, Cheshire Souling Song, Six Jolly Miners, John Barleycorn, Hal-An-Tow, Huntingdonshire May Carol, Cornish May Carol.

Though not alot on the solstic side of things but these field recordings of the various seasonal ceremonies are well worth a listen. Barry


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 09 Dec 98 - 10:35 PM

Check out the new Christmas CD in the Lomax series from Rounder (ROUN 1719, I think). While you're at it, look at the Folk-Legacy web page under "English folk music" for the several "Nowell Sing We Clear" CDs by John Roberts and Tony Barrand. There's even a CD called "'Twas On a Night Like This" which contains some other "seasonal" material, not all Christmas. You can see it by clicking on the cover image at the top of the CD page. AND, for my idea of a great solstice song, listen to Gordon Bok's "Turning Toward the Morning" on Bok, Muir & Trickett's "The First Fifteen Years, Volume 1," (CD-1003) and "Turning of the Year" on the brand new "Harbors of Home" CD, also described on the web site. Hope this helps.

Sandy (Folk-Legacy's resident folk fogey)


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: rich r
Date: 09 Dec 98 - 11:24 PM

John Langstaff and the Revels also have a recording of winter solstice music that includes, Wassail, Boar's Head Carol, Masters In This Hall, There Was A Pig Went Out To Dig, Mice CArol, Lord of The Dance and a number of others.

rich r


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: GUEST,starbird
Date: 29 Nov 07 - 07:06 PM

Anyone posted, "Light is Returning" as a good Winter Solstice song?


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 29 Nov 07 - 07:23 PM

Capri Uni wrote a lovely one that has sheet music...maybe contact her. mg


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Nov 07 - 07:24 PM

Hi, starbird. Welcome to the Mudcat. If you put the song title, "Light is Returning" in the grey search box up on the right where it says "Lyrics & Knowledge," there are several threads which come up with the lyrics posted.

All the best,

kat


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: Anne Lister
Date: 30 Nov 07 - 02:39 AM

I'll put in a plug for my two (so far): Midwinter (on my album "Root, Seed, Thorn and Flower", and "Dance with the Dragon" on my "Waiting for the Hero" album.

Anne (Lister)


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: GUEST,Mr Fox (at work)
Date: 30 Nov 07 - 10:59 AM

Steeleye Span do a nice one ('The Unconquered Sun') on their album 'Winter'.


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: Mikefule
Date: 30 Nov 07 - 04:44 PM

When I hear the first winter solstice song of the evening, I know it's going to be a long night.


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 30 Nov 07 - 04:48 PM

my solstice song is called the Longest Night - on my CD Stolen Kisses written as Ann Mathews


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: GUEST,bethinderby
Date: 12 Dec 07 - 04:58 PM

Have you heard Nickomo's Solstice carol? You can contact him at nickomoandrasullah.co.uk - it is a song that is really meant for community harmony singing groups to sing - but I reckon there is a listening cd of it out there too.


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Dec 11 - 10:53 AM

Sue Hitchcock

I just wrote a verse for a solstice song, for which many tunes would fit:-

The days are short and the nights are long
and that is why I sing this song.
Take my hand and have no fear,
It is the turning of the year!

We'll eat a feast to celebrate.
We'll laugh and drink and stay up late.
Just sip your wine and quaff your beer,
It is the turning of the year.

The birds come close and eat our crumbs.
They plan for when the New Year comes.
They'll build a nest and sing out clear.
It is the turning of the year.

The wind blew strong and the leaves are gone,
But green shoots show before too long.
Cheerful daffs will soon appear,
It is the turning of the year.

The party's time to take your chance
to loudly sing and wildly dance.
Lift up your heart and give a cheer!
It is the turning of the year.

I would love it if you could find a singer!

Sue Hitchcock


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: mg
Date: 16 Dec 11 - 12:11 PM

I have one I am about to put the more or less tune to so PM me if you want an MP3. mg


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: Genie
Date: 22 Dec 11 - 06:29 PM

Several Solstice songs on the Mudcat CD "This is Us: Until The Dark Time Ends."

You can find the lyrics here: Mudcat CD lyrics/

You can also hear these songs, as well as other seasonal songs on the CD if you purchase it - by itself or as part of the full set of 6 CDs.


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Subject: RE: solstice songs
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 12 - 04:26 PM

Does anyone know the song 'Round and Round the Earth is Turning'? If so, does anyone have any information about it? Is it a solstice song? Is it a sacred song? Thanks


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