Happy New Year. Wishing all my fellow friends a lovely closing of the year, and the will and determination you may need to succeed in your resolutions. I am going to share mine in this post.The Wheel of the year starts again.. A fresh start..
If you fail the first time you can always try again
I am writing this as a free write because one of the things I’d like to change is not to overthink things so much. Sometimes I’m a perfectionist and that makes that I don’t finish things, or that I don’t share them at all… some works have been forever “being completed”. I want to be more spontaneous and share more “works in progress”. There is always time for “polishing”
Every year I do a Christmas / Yule / Winter Special, this is the fourth year in a row and here is my version and video of the traditional Christmas/Yuletide Carol “In the Bleak Midwinter” (Public Domain) performed by myself and featuring my “deer” friend Hirvi and filmed mostly in Navarre, Spain where I’m fortunate to live. With this I want to wish all my friends, followers and supporters our best wishes from Yidneth Studio (me and @hedac). It was released last Friday Night (the longest night of the year) though I’m sharing it now as yesterday I made a special performance/concert to celebrate the solstice.
My new music video greeting card for 2018 Holidays
Merry Yule! Winter Solstice is the longest Night of the year but also the rebirth of light… all days will be longer now on. Thus we celebrate the Solstice with a live performance at “Granja Escuela Ultzama” (Lizaso, Navarra). I will perform along with my partner Héctor Corcín and with I will also bring my fellow fairy friend María (Nekara) as assistant to weave all the magic. The concert is entitled “The Magic of Winter” and includes my original songs as well as some of my Christmas Specials, including “In the Bleak Midwinter” that I have recorded for the current season.
I am a December Child, it was my birthday yesterday 16th of December
so here older and wiser with another Winter/Yule/Christmassy post…
this time inspired by the Fairytale “The Snowbride” and the ethereal
beauty of frost and snow… This one is a throwback and was released
back in 2016 (I make a little winter special every year) and because
Midwinter is just a few days away stay tuned because there is a brand
new one that will premier next Friday Winter Solstice.
Hope is more important that ever. The Wheel of the Year closes and it’s time for renewal as we continue with the Yuletide/Christmas mood fom YIDNETH studio with my version of “The Closing of the Year” (cover from the soundtrack TOYS (1992)) a very underrated fantasy movie from the early 90s. I made this one for last Yuletide/Christmas greetings but stay tuned because a brand new Christmas song will premier very soon (working on the edit right now). This version is very one minute long but I performed all instruments and vocals and edited the video myself filmed last December.
As I told in my previous post some of
the posts I will share in December are going to have a very Christmas or
Yuletide (Winter) vibe. I am myself a December child as I was born mid
December, so for me it’s a very special time of the year, a time of new
I write this article to draft a glimpse
of the background story behind this tradition of using “Evergreen”
during the closing of the year, Winter or Yule. But also I take
the chance to say how sad is that millions of trees are chopped just
for the sake of this tradition. If you must use a real tree, please
consider to buy it in a pot instead of chopped off, even deprived of
light it might make it if you plant it again after the festivities are
Watch video below, mp3 available for FREE at my PATREON
The music of this famous Christmas
carol as we know it today was first published in 1916 by Ukrainian
composer, teacher and choral conductor Leontovych and was heavily
inspired in pre-Christian folk chants and much older arrangements. The
original song, known as Schchedryk sings about a bird foretelling wealth
after Winter. And it had nothing to do with bells 😉 The song was
later adapted into English as most know it.