Happy New Year. Welcome 2019. My resolutions

Caressing the Sun. Hello 2019
Hello 2019

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”

My main goals

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In the Bleak Midwinter: Our Yule / Christmas Special from YIDNETH STUDIO

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

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Winter Solstice Concert and Merry Yule!

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Promotional Flyer / Poster of Yuletide Concert by Priscilla Hernandez, 22nd December (Lizaso, Navarra)

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 have created also a youtube playlist with all the Christmas songs recorded so far:

Merry Yule!

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Winter Night and The Snow Bride Fairy tale

Cover of the Single “Winter Night”

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.

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Time to renew our hope: The Closing of the Year Xmas carol cover / video + Yule Fairy photoshoot

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.

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The Origins of Christmas trees and Xmas Worship + a Sad Fairy Christmas Fairytale

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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 resolutions.

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 over.

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Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells) my version and origins of this Yule Song

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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.

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