Spiritual Music – Winter Solstice

winter solstice Evergreens  are a symbol of rebirth and you could say I am blessed, because everything I need for my evergreen wreath making is free of charge and readily available.

Every December I walk in the woods with my small wheelbarrow, a hand saw and pruning shears to collect wreath making materials. Fallen cedar, fir and tamarack branches, mosses and lichens, ivies,  cones and berries are exactly what I’m looking for.  Each wreath I make is made from different combination of materials and has a different theme.  I tart them up with tiny ornaments, ribbons and such that I purchase at liquidator sales.

Our Winter Solstice features renewing relationships through feasting, music and traditional storytelling. We always have such a wonderful time that I found myself searching for some Winter Solstice music online to kick-start the season.  I found these videos below on the youtube site and listened to them while baking and wreath making. I hope you enjoy them too.

Of the Solstices and Equinoxes, the Winter Solstice was the most important to the ancient Irish, since it marked the rebirth of the sun after the shortest day. What makes it clear just how important the Winter Solstice was is a prehistoric monument in Ireland called Newgrange located just about an hour north of Dublin, the capital city. This 5000 year old tomb pre-dates the pyramids at Giza and Stonehenge! (Read more here and here.)

Video: ♫  Solstice Carole ♫ By the Wyrd Sisters

Video: ♫ Winter Solstice ♫ by Michele McLaughlin

Video: ♫ Yule♫

Video: ♫ Winter Solstice – The Tea Party ♫

Video: ♫ YULE Winter Solstice Gwyl Canol Gaeaf ♫

Video: ♫ Winter Solstice Song (Yule) ♫ Music by Lisa Thiel Vid by WiccaNoita LYRICS: Chorus: Enter the night

Discussion

Do have any favorite seasonal music videos you would like to share?

 

6 thoughts on “Spiritual Music – Winter Solstice

  1. I know Newgrange well, used to live only a few km from there and went by it many times. An amazing structure, even ignoring when it was built.

    Best wishes for 2013.

    • Hi there,
      I love making wreaths and I’m actually the crafty type but since I took up blogging I don’t have the time I did before to get into crafts the rest of the year. It’s too bad you are experiencing computer issues. That really sucks. I hope you have a fabulous time offline though. Happy Holidays!

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