Songcraft

Géol/Yule Songs:

Yule Songs

Apple Tree Wassails

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“A Winter Wassail”  Faith and Muse

 

Harvest Songs:

Harvest Songs

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 “All Among the Barley”  Tinkers Bag (song starts about a minute in)

“Reaphook and Sickle” Waterson: Carthy (Amazon)  Lyrics

“John Barleycorn” The Watersons  Lyrics

“Eismahd/Ice Mowing” Forseti  Lyrics  (German)

“Welkes Blatt/The Withered Leaf”  Forseti  Lyrics  (German)

“Abendrot/Red Sunset”  Forseti  Lyrics  (German)

 “Lichterflug/The Flight of the Light”  Forseti  Lyrics  (German)

 

Éastre/May Day Songs:

First

Second

Third

Dancing the Maypole

“Jack in the Green/Jack’s Alive”  Magpie Lane

“Jack in the Green” with Motley Morris morris dancers

 

Plough Songs:

Plough Songs

 

“Gods Speed the Plow”  (Traditional — Middle English) No known melody.

“All Jolly Fellows/Speed the Plough”  Magpie Lane  Lyrics

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Midsumor Songs:

“Solstice Past”  Hagalaz’ Runedance

“The Midsummer Song”  Phil Underwood

 

Winterniht Songs:

“Twa Corbies” Steeleye Span  Lyrics

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 “Windzeit/Season of Wind”  Forseti  Lyrics  (German)

 

Songs in the Elder Tongues:

“Deor” Performed by Will Rowan (Old English)  Lyrics

“Thuner Biad [Thunor Boast]”  Written by Hildiwulf , Performed by Aelfric (Old Frisian)

Guthe Inweita (Invocation of the Gods) Performed by Aelfric (Old Gothic)

“The Wéonde Gealdo (sacred boundary song/chant)”  Written by Swain Wódening (Old English)  Lyrics

 

All of Ælfric’s music is awesome.  Chase Hill has a Heathen song book called Hail, the Turning Year! available through Lulu if you can read sheet music.  (No CD available.)

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