As part of my current seven day theme – May Day/Beltane – I thought I’d share some of the songs that I’ve been known to sing at this time of year. Of course, a wee drop of mead or fruit wine amongst friends helps with ones cheerfulness and reduces the fear of not being able to carry the tune!
Druid and folk musician, Damh the Bard creates a wonderfully, magical mix of druid mysticism and toe tapping song that you just can’t help get carried away on; Antlered Crown and Standing Stone is another one of those albums that always seems to put me in touch with my spiritual, nature loving side.
Under a Beltane Sun by Damh the Bard
(from the album – Antlered Crown and Standing Stone)
My shackled feet they long to be free from,
This modern Rome.
The ancient moors and the granite shores they are,
Calling me home.
Sometimes this city is too much to bear,
I hear a calling in my soul,
The Mother’s waterways will take me,
Where life has begun,
Under a Beltane Sun.
Cuckoo calls and the seed falls as the,
Skylark sings to the swift on the wing in the,
Bright clear day.
Salmon swims and the diamond stream sings with,
The blackbird’s song.
Voice in the breeze well it whispers please won’t you,