Pocket Full of Thyme​/​Guardian's Dance

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    Step through the Sylvan Doorway into the realm of the Goddess and the Green Man, where the horned one walks the leaf-dappled pathways and bright Áine dances in the greenwood at Midsummer.
    Feel the spirit of the trees and hear the stones whisper in a land where the Fae will sing you into another time and space.
    Come closer to the fire as the shadows lengthen and the beauty of the night surrounds you; dance to the tunes of your ancestors, hear the legend of Odin’s Wild Hunt and dark tales of immortal desire. And then remember the wise ones who have gone before.
    Spiral Dance bids you welcome.

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Midsummer, the time of lushness and bounty, when Mother Nature is blooming and full of beauty. The hours of daylight are the longest and the fae ones slip between the worlds while we sing, dance and feast to celebrate the sun at its height.

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Sing a song of summer a pocket full of Thyme
There are four and twenty magpies perched upon the line
There’s home brewed beer for drinking
Enough to make you sigh
There’s cherries from the orchard
And there’s berries from the vine
There’s jugs upon the table filled with ruby wine
And the briar and the bramble around each other climb
Come away come away see what we’ll find
In the green wood at Midsummer time
Bright Áine waits with her Hazel wand in hand
There’s Meadowsweet and Rue
Growing where she stands
She’ll be stepping out with the horned man
There’s plenty bees a buzzing and the air is warm and sweet
We’re dancing in a ring of stone the earth beneath our feet
Mother Nature’s in her glory feel the rhythm of her beat
Come away come away see what we’ll find
In the green wood at Midsummer time
Come Jack come Herne come Robin Goodfellow
Step out the measure with you we will follow
Come Pan come Puck come the Green Knight
We’re off to the woods on Midsummer night
There’s faces in the leaves their green beards hanging down
Old Woodwise has laid his cloak upon the ground
And the Oak King is wearing his bright summer crown
We’ll dance the solstice in with the coming of the light
The wheel again has turned and now is at its height
And sweet scented summer shows us all is bright
Come away come away see what we’ll find
In the green wood at midsummer time
So come let’s celebrate ‘neath bark and leaf and limb
With honey cakes and mead it’s now time to begin
To reel in nature’s lust and we’ll sing the summer in
Come away come away see what we’ll find
In the green wood at Midsummer time

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from Through a Sylvan Doorway, released July 15, 2012
Adrienne Piggott/Paul Gooding

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Spiral Dance Adelaide, Australia

With a combination of haunting vocals, intoxicating guitar riffs and groovy accordion lines, underpinned with potent bass and dynamic percussion, Spiral Dance presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Rousing melodies intertwine with tales of Magick, myth and legend - music that will rock your ancestors! ... more

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