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