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Enchanted Winter

by Jillían LaDage

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    Mystical Starry nights meet Pagan Rites.

    The Old Ways NEVER disappear.

    The tale begins...

    Close your eyes.

    Imagine an enchantress has come to visit bringing her magikal harp...she is playing in your very own Medieval Castle...

    she has lived many lives, some traveling far into the mystical lands of the East....

    some through the world of the Picts & Celts...

    "Come" she invites "immerse yourself in a world where the Old Ways never die even as a new religion was attempting to take hold...

    "Our ways live on...."

    Guest Musicians:
    Todd Hammes, Grammy-nominated World Music Percussionist
    Neil Brook, Master/Maker -Hurdy Gurdy

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The Holly and The Ivy Words & Music: Traditional Arranged & Adapted by: Jillian LaDage The holly and the Ivy when they are both full grown of all the trees that are in the wood the holly bears the crown Oh, the rising of the sun the running of the deer The playing of the organ sweet singing in the choir The holy bears a blossom as white as the lily flower And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to be our sweet Savior The holly bears a berry as red as any blood And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to do poor sinners good The holly bears a prickle as sharp as any thorn And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ on Christmas day in the morn
Christmas In The Olden Time Words: Sir Walter Scott Adapted and Arranged by: Jillian LaDage Music: Jillian LaDage Heap on more wood! the wind is chill But let it whistle as it will We'll keep our Christmas merry still Each age has deemed the new born year Domestic and religious rite gave honor to the holy night On Christmas eve the bells were rung On Christmas eve the mass was sung That only night in all the year The damsel donned her kirtle sheen The hall was dressed with holly green Forth to the wood did merry men go To gather in the mistletoe Then opened wide the baron's hail To vassal, tenant, serf, and all Power laid his rod of rule aside And ceremony doff'd his pride And general voice, the happy night That to the cottage, as the crown Brought tidings of salvation down The fire with well dried logs supplied Went roaring up the chimney wide The huge hall table's oaken face Scrubbed til it shone the day of grace Bore then upon the massive board No mark to part the squire and lord Then was brought in the lusty brawn By old, blue coated serving man Then the grim boar's head frowned on high Crested with bays and rosemary The Wassail round in good brown bowls Garnished with ribbon blithely trolls Then came the merry masquers in And carols roar'd with blithesome din If unmelodious was the song It was a hearty note and strong Who lists may in their mumming see Traces of ancient mystery 'Twas Christmas broached the mightiest ale 'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale A Christmas gambol oft would cheer A poor mans' heart through half the year
On The Cold Air Music: Jillian LaDage Instrumental
Come Winter Ground Words and Music: Jillian LaDage Come winter ground below celestial sky Bring forth both beauty cease fierce winds blow Deep 'cross her field longed for hollows den Where laurel grows holly berry fair Orion's bright glow long the silvered hand Three stars in a row aloft heavenly host Lull quiet night clear morning near Whose mantel twilight to form sapphire sphere Come winter ground below celestial sky Where laurel grows holly berry fair
Bergamask Dance Words and Music: Jillian LaDage We do frolic upon the white misty snow To bring home the branches of holly We the Pine and Oak are brimmed in joy To set forth this day most holy See the round ribbon trim vermillion high Weaved in branches evergreens bounty In these halls all bedecked in candle alight To set forth this day most holy To set forth this day most holy To set forth this day most holy We the children of Ash grove meadows begone Set forth this day most holy For heart for kin assemble about Call joyous bells here-in This all seeing fire our yule log abides Heavens gift charity On gathers of glass Bergamask dance Harts leap Doe's a-gather Heavens light rushes in celebration begins To set forth this day most holy
To Drive The Cold Winter Away Words and Music: Traditional Arranged and Adapted by: Jillian LaDage All hail to the days that merit more praise than all the rest of the year And welcome the nights that double delights As well for the poor as the peer Good fortune attend each merry man's friend That doth but the best he may Forgetting old wrongs with carols and songs To drive the cold winter away 'Tis ill for the mind to anger inclined to think of small injuries now If wrath be to seek do not lend her your cheek Nor let her inhabit thy brow Cross out thy books malevolent looks both beauty and youths decay And wholly consort with mirth and with sport To drive the cold winter away This time of the year is spent in good cheer And neighbors together do meet To sit by the fire with friendly desire each other in love to greet Old grudges forgot are put in the pot all sorrows aside they lay The old and the young doth carol this song To drive the cold winter away When Christmas's tide comes in like a bride with holly and ivy clad Twelve days in the year much mirth and good cheer In every household is had the country guise is then to devise some gambols of Christmas play Whereat the young men do best that they can To drive the cold winter away
Winter's Coming (Deep Red The Bracken) Words: Traditional Arranged and Adapted by: Jillian LaDage Music: Jillian LaDage Deep red the bracken its shape is lost The wild goose accustomed has raised its cry I have news for you the stag bells Wider snows summer has gone Wind high wind cold the sun low Short its course the sea running high Cold has seized this birds wings Season of ice tis my news
Nos Galan 02:50
Nos Galan Words: Traditional arranged and adapted by Jillian LaDage Music: Jillian LaDage Deck the halls with boughs of holly Fa la fa la la Tis a season to be merry Fa la la la Don we now our gay apparel Fa la la la la la Trout the ancient yuletide carol Fa la fa la la See the flowing bowl before us Fa la fa la la Strike the harp and join the chorus Fa la la la Follow me in merry measure Fa la la la la la While I tell of beauty's treasure Fa la fa la la Fast away the old year passes Fa la fa la la Hail the new ye lads and lasses Fa la la la Laughing quaffing all together Fa la la la la la Heedless of the wind and weather Fa la fa la la Fa la fa la la Fa la fa la la Fa la fa la la Fa la fa la la
The Snow It Melts The Soonest Words and Music: Traditional arranged and adapted by Jillian LaDage O, the snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing And the corn it ripens fastest when the frosts are settling in And when a young man tells me that my face he’ll soon forget Before we part, I wage a crown, he’s fain to follow it yet The snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing And the swallow skims without a thought as long as it is spring But when spring goes and winter blows my lad an ye’ll be fain For all your pride, to follow me, were’t cross the stormy main O, the snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing The bee that flew when summer shined, in winter cannot sting I’ve seen a woman’s anger melt between the night and morn And it’s surely not a harder thing to melt a woman’s scorn O, never say me farewell here, no farewell I’ll receive For you shall set me to the stile and kiss and take your leave But I’ll stay here til the woodcock comes and the martlet takes his wing For the snow it melts the soonest, when the winds begin to sing


“Out of all the seasons winter perhaps embodies the greatest sense of mystery and wonder. Exploring the diverse celebrations and traditions of this season I hoped to discover what indeed is this enchantment, which is only found during these few months of the year and leads us into quiet contemplative months of joy and awe.”

Featuring new seasonal pieces alongside lesser known ancient-medieval songs with a wide range of musical nuances from Celtic to Middle Eastern.

The literary work of Sir Walter Scott’s “Christmas In The Olden Time” set in hauntingly medieval strains lead to the mystical lament “Come Winter Ground” into Middle East dance inspired rhythms of “Bergamask Dance.”

While being immersed in this enchanted world, create your own art from the original hand drawn cover with the adult coloring book inspired page available as a bonus download.


released December 12, 2015

Producer: Jillian LaDage
Assistant to the Producer: Mark Wyse
Mixed and Mastered by: Mark Wyse

Artwork by: Denise Wyse

Musician Credits
Jillian LaDage: Vocals, Piano, Harp, Keyboard
Neil Brook: Hurdy Gurdy
Todd Hammes: Bodhran, Darabuka, Frame Drum, Ankle Bells, Finger Cymbals, Tambo, Triangle

All tracks written/arranged by: Jillian LaDage

Copyright 2015 Tarith Cote (BMI) All Rights Reserved


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Mystical & Magical: Jillían LaDage is a Celtic Pagan artist known for her Ethereal Vocals & Otherworldly songs, escape into a Celtic World...

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