To Drive The Cold Winter Away

from 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


    CD comes in full color eco-friendly compact wallet sleeve & full-color cd with original concept hand-drawn artwork, includes album cover download as an adult coloring sheet.

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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

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from Enchanted Winter, released December 12, 2015

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Jillían LaDage Seattle, Washington

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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