Faerieworlds 2020 LIVE FROM HOME

I’ll be part of Faerieworlds 2020 Live from Home

So this is happening, the magic thrives despite the Coronavirus Crisis… returning to the Fae tribe for this magical event among friends, all live from our homes. Profits from the tickets will go to the conservation of Nature, though you can donate to a particular artist when you purchase at ticket and there’ll be a donate button also for the performers during the performances, we do with no budget, all profits from the tickets go to Mother Nature but it’s up to the ticket holders to also donate a little part for the contributing artists.

Still the thrill is for me to be with my two FAIRY SISTERS  Rosa Mundi (Kelly Miller Lopez from Woodland) and Louisa John Krol as we are three sisters scattered in the globe (USA, Australia, Spain) and still the closest friends

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Even has the Frouds family as guests (creators and designers of Labyrinth and Dark Crystal puppets and creatures) and fellow band and friends from Faun, Abney Park, Stellamara, Woodland, Beats Antique, Wendy Rule and many more!

My first time at Faerieworlds (2008) and me with me Kelly, friends for live since, my dear sister.

We had an accident on our return from USA and we were robbed all our gear but the fae tribe worked to restore it and helped us to get us back on our feet, a help never forgotten. They did on their own accord and by surprise. 

Priscilla Hernandez at Faerieworlds

Another impression from Faerieworlds performances in which I also collaborated as guest of Woodland band

Back in 2008 I was on Faerieworlds (Oregon) for the first time opening for both Woodland and Qntal on the good Faery and Bad Faery Night. It was the time of my life where some everlasting friendships were wove, a family that stays strong and together still. Since then I was on Faeriecon several times (Philadelphia, Baltimore) a few times, last time in 2016 for the 30th anniversary of the movie “Labyrinth”

Me with Kelly (Rosa Mundi) at Faeriecon Philadelphia 

What if we rise from the Underliving: Melissa Irwin as “the creature”

2011: Melissa Irwin performing as one of the Underlivings (a videoclip  with her is still in the making but was put on hold for “Fear no More” intro “The Longing) This was The Underliving Premiere (Baltimore)

30th anniversary of Labyrinth movie with the Frouds

 The last time we gathered, Faeriecon 2016, 30th anniversary of Labyrinth . Top right with Charles Vess (Stardust), Renae Taylor, bottom center with the Frouds, bottom right with Jim Henson’s daughter.

And I know I’ve met some of you patrons in these events, share your impressions an d stories, it will be such a lovely reminder and memory for me… Cya later this month at this online event


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My True Love’s Eyes: A Cover from the movie Legend

Princess Lily’s Chant comprises “My true love’s eyes, Living River and Bump and Hollows” here is a duet version with my friend Kenneth Elan. Originally written by Jerry Goldsmith with lyrics by John Bettis

✅ Be my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/yidneth This duet sung along with my friend Kenneth Élan @GreenHearted on youtube (please check his channel). We had previously collaborated in this other video “Away” (Reprise)


I took myself the picture of these two horses, this is not an image from the movie but it looks a lot like the Unicorns in it 🙂

Come white moss weave us a carpet
Spreading oak, make a shade where we lie
Leaves and Branches whisper a love song
when I look in my true love’s eyes
Young as any Spring, his eyes almost sing to me

Come down sparrow, sing me Good Morning
Rise up Sun like the arch of the sky
Living River, turn light to diamonds
When I look in my true love’s eyes
Like a child feels watching a rainbow
like a bird feels the first time it flies
I feel magic stirring within me
when I look in my true love’s eyes
Young as any Spring, his eyes almost sing to me

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A Forest Incantatation: You are Home

You are Home ( A Forest Incantation)

Finally back in the woods… after almost 3 months we have moved on to phase 2 and finally I’m able to hike again… I’m elated and this is the result of my first visit to the forest. Being indoors has been hard to me but I understand the reason, still now we are finally allowed to hike and visit the orchard and it’s been like the world opening to me. Still keeping social distance and maybe I’ve not been the most active person on internet but been working on many new things that I will be dropping as soon as I finish. I am aware many things may have happened that I’m not even aware of but I hope some of you have missed me posting things 🙂 And to newcomers… well this is Pris! sharing a bit of green magic to you!

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A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes (Cinderella) Another in the Quarantine Series. Collab with Patti Broussard

A dream is a wish your heart makes. Collaboration with Array Mbira player Patti Broussard


This is the motto of Disney’s Cinderella, and I think it’s something that is very needed in these strange times we’re living, at the moment I post this I’m on my 53th lockdown day and struggling a little already but music keeps me sane and motivated 🙂 How is it in your country, how are you all doing?
As you know in Spain lockdown has been very strict and long and we are still not allowed to walk for health, maybe May on… 🙂

Another one on my Quarantine’s series

So the last one was about vampires? and now Disney?
Yes that’s me, a rollercoaster of emotions at the moment but these belong to a series recorded during quarantine times, just indoors in my home studio, for fun, and in this case in collaboration with my friend Patti Broussard playing a dreamy and rare instrument, the “Array Mbira” which is like a big thumb piano and sounds like the most heavenly music box.

JUST ONE MINUTE, short and sweet!

The original song composed by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston for the Walt Disney film Cinderella (1950) and originally sung by Ilene Woods and encourages to never stop dreaming. The theme of the song was said to be inspired by Franz Liszt’s Etude No. 9 Ricordanza of the Transcendental Etudes.

I hope you find it very soothing version and hopeful. Just hoping it will make you feel better. What is the wish your heart is making? At this very moment what I long the most (after almost two months in lock down) is a stroll in the forest. Let me know in comments and HOLD ON! HANG IN THERE! BE STRONG! This shall pass!


“No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing the dream that you wish will come true!”

This video is a joint collaboration with Patti Brousard done during lockdown quarantine times so despite being in different parts of the world, we tried to weave some magic for you, here are both Patti’s and my network… (all links at the end of this article) so feel free to support in any way you may consider, an encouraging word even 🙂 we’ll both appreciate it.

A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes


A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you’re fast asleep
In dreams you will lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep
Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true


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She makes wonderful arrangements on this dreamy instrument the Array Mbira


She is so sweet and talented, honestly I met her through tik tok (where I am not doing very well to be honest) but she was so sweet and kind, and I’m in love with many of her own lovely covers (and originals). She also has skills as puppeteer… so here if you want to check her work
Subscribe on youtube at @Patti Broussard #arrayartist


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Sweet Dreams are made of This (Cover)

Sweet Dreams (are made of) this… who am I to disagree? I’m kind of a vintage retro girl already 😉 and quite an insomniac so here a lullabyish version short cover of this 80s classic hit by Eurythmics (1983) in a lullaby soothing kind of mood . Recorded live in three takes, voice and harmonies For me this song and “Mad World” had that soothing yet slightly “bitter” quality. I’ve covered also TFF Mad World you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VT2W… What are dreams really made of anyway? What are your favourite 80s songs, let me know in the comments! I always say a cover never beats an original so please make sure to check the ORIGINAL song by Eurythmics, it’s a classic!. This cover is just a tribute shout out to the original that you should check, originally sung by Annie Lennox and with more upbeat mood. This is more of candid dreamy take but please let me know your opinion. Hope you find it soothing. What are your favourite 80s/90s songs? Mine you will see as I drop one now and then, being this one of them, also Tears for Fears, Bowie, Depeche Mode, This Mortal Coil, Cocteau Twins and lots of film music Post your suggestions in the comments and let me know! Though most my channel is devoted to my original music I’m doing a series of very short covers to honour my influences. Songs that were on my Walkman as a child (yes, I’m that vintage), mostly 80s, early 90s and geeky fantasy movies. So that will be a separate playlist (covers) and I’ll try to share a candid take like this more often.

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Nuku Nuku Nurmilintu on “Hearts of Space”

I have always been grateful to “Hearts of Space” for including me in this week show (program 1235) aired 20th December 2019.

You can go and listen to it at Hearts of Space OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Hearts of Space is a show an United States weekly syndicated public radio show featuring music of contemplative nature drawn largely from the ambient, new-age and electronic genres, while also including classical, world, Celtic, experimental, and other genres. Manually curated “slow music for fast times” The show has been running since 1973, produced by Steve Davis and host by Stephen Hill.

I’m honoured to announce my cover of Finn traditional Nuku Nuku Nurmilintu has been included in this week program dedicated to Cradle Songs,timeless lullabies and sacred songs for the holidays.

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Not getting older but “vintage” LOL and hopefully a bit “wiser”

TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!! I have today that plan is really quiet, I have a bottle of cider, a chocolate Santa that a fellow composer sent to me and indulging watching a series while eating popcorn later on.


So here is me ten year apart 🙂 Same girl, same dreams… Lots of things have changed and at the same time, lots of things are the same too.

My birthday present

This year Birthday and Xmas are practical… Editing videos and producing music with my old outdated computer was becoming frustrating as my old battleship started to have failures. So my partner Héctor has gifted me a new graphic card and solid drive. I myself got new memory, and unexpectedly a fellow composer and family sent me a surprise box with the motherboard and cpu I needed for a full update… so as I write this post, and moved by the generosity of people that are not always the closest or the ones you expect… my computer lies now on the floor “a bit naked” haha and hopefully back to functional in a few days.

Package also had a chocolate santa and a Unicorn and a handdrawn unicorn. I also got a card from one of my patrons… and hopefully the following days I’ll place it under my ratty mini Xmas tree…

I don’ t think the Santa is going to make it though…

Anyway I was overwhelmed by this generosity and I was asked by a friend recently… I’m not sure HOW I can help… so I thought about putting a little article together, with the hope for it to be a draft for a video. Because sure you can help me and OTHERS.

10 Ways you can support ME (or an INDEPENDENT ARTIST you like)

Everybody says they love music and art… but are you aware of the difficulties small acts have to face? It is always awkward to ask and if it weren’t my birthday I wouldn’t feel bold enough to write it down. 🙂

Yes, yes, this post seems like a Shameless plug… might look that way! but me, and many fellow artists struggle with many issues you might not be aware and that’s what I intend, spread AWARENESS of our situation in general and this post goes beyond myself as I see how many of us artists struggle to voice out our problems and difficulties loudly. As you should know that streaming services barely pay cents for thousands of plays, and not all of us are influencers or famous youtubers… the vast majority of artists are minnows in a vast ocean, does that sound familiar to you?

So even if my music or art is NOT your cup of tea consider to support other small independent acts you may know in a similar way.

So yes, I’m going to, and I rarely do, tell you how you can help me or others, should anyone care to 🙂
But take this post also as a way to encourage and motivate also other small acts 🙂 So if my art is NOT YOUR thing (which is OK as art relies on different tastes) take into account you can do this for ANOTHER person you know. There are many ways to support an independent artists and most of them does not involve even any money. But we need support to grow, to be encouraged and go on!

1) Please BUY what we sell… Artist struggle in the “All is free on Internet” Streaming era

Many artists are struggling to sell because now almost everything is available immediately on internet or streaming services. It’s happening not only to musicians but also to visual artists.

You can purchase my ALBUMS (yes, some of us still sell those old fashioned physical formats to include art or other goods in it ) or digital downloads from priscillahernandez.com/shop alternatively from legal sources as Bandcamp, Itunes , Amazon Music and many others.

Buy the prints and small originals from illustrators, a book or ebooks and publications from your fellow writers… even if it’s easy to access to free content on internet and even most of us provide ways to offer it for free (through streaming services and such) that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the support.

CREATING requires gear, investment, tools… and many of us end up paying to create what they share virtually for free.

And if those artists perform on concerts, organize conferences, workshops or venues, please also make the effort to attend to them.

My shop is at http://priscillahernandez.com/shop
There you can buy my illustrated physical music albums, but also some original prints, art, and other merchandising. And of course also my discography in digital format, including singles that are not elsewhere.

You can also buy legal digital downloads from ITUNES and AMAZON MUSIC
You can also buy from BANDCAMP (still limited catalogue there)

2) Become a Patron

As I have stated before we live times where music and art can be found easily on streaming platforms and thus the artist is not remunerated fairly… did you know you need . Did you know that spotify roughly pay $0.0075 per play. And then there are the digital distributors fee… in other words… You earn selling two cds to your friends than with 10000 plays on spotify. That is why some other options are surfacing as PATREON, a website/blog where the artist offer exclusive content or supporters simply sign to provide a fee a month to support their favourite artists in order to keep on creating.

You can join my patreon here from 1 dollar a month

Other options are direct donations or support on crowdfunding campaigns.

3) STREAM only from legal sources

You can stream my music from legal source like Spotify or Amazon Music. There are other sites like Bandcamp that both allow streaming and purchase.
Yes they pay little but at least those stats help to open doors. If you find someones’s music on a random video, maybe track down to the artist page, to their official spotify, youtube or page. And avoid torrents and “fans” offering the torrents because they “like” those artists. THAT does not help.

My spotify profile is
Give me a few spins or add me to your playlists… all is welcomed!

4) Follow, subscribe, join the OFFICIAL Artist profiles on networks.

You can add me to your social networks Priscilla Hernandez is my facebook page, on youtube, instagram, twitter my user name is my nickname and trademark “yidneth”. Take into account that small artists are usually not verified by facebook or twitter until we grow becasuse literally “we are still not significant enough” that is literally the response. The only way we can claim that or they start to see us is that we grow our numbers. Not only that by feedbacking, commending and interacting you’re keeping the artist motivated to keep on creating.



You can share my work with your friends, spread the word, share the videos. Tag me and be my team to reach! Here and in many networks you can tag @yidneth
Most of us hate to self-promote, and that’s where we get our motivation in having our faithful supporters sharing our videos on their groups, reddit, and social networks. Spread the word!.
Do not download and reupload without tags… I had myself a hideous experience of a stolen video, decropped of credit and going viral… Tag the artist page, CREDIT, and share
Here is one of my videos, but it could be as well ANY… if you like

On facebook and ig they allow you to tag your stories with artists music, that way it also count in their numbers.


You can leave feedback and encouragement, believe it reaches me and it motivates me, and believe it is needed as I have also my times of doubt. Tell me you like it and you care about it! A heartfelt comment and review can make my day. Start leaving a simple comment in this very post 🙂
Also take into account of leaving a good review on facebook, google, amazon and other sites where rating the artist or service they provide is allowed.

7) RECOMMEND your favourite small acts festivals and venues and asks for their music on radio stations.


You can write a blog post, article, interview, review or feature in your website or blog. Most big magazines actually ask small acts for a fee to be interviewed, but you can offer your space and review. Do you like an artist? let others know!


This is happening on so many levels, stolen videos from musicians, people resharing without credit, people monetizing the creations of others, people offering the free downloads on torrent sites… But also large scale chinese stores selling copycats of your creations with your own photos. This has happened to some of my fellow clothing designers mostly and it’s in fact a scam that damages the artist image as chinese replicas use their picture so sell a low quality knock off. So it does not happen only in music or books it happens to multiple disciplines. Whenever a small artist starts to have a little bit of success there will be “scavengers” around to see what they can get, copy or steal. And it’s sad but it makes you be cautious. So on a daily basis you see a photography, a video, things shared anonymously on facebook groups because it’s a share of a share of a share… sometimes altered until the artist cannot even be tracked back anymore. If you RECOGNIZE THE ARTIST, mention so it can be properly tagged.

I had one particular video stolen from my youtube circulating in VIRAL numbers on facebook groups, not only they cut my credits at the end, some groups even watermarked my video with their services. Despite having humble numbers on my youtube, the video went viral on facebook with several millions plays with no credit. It brought eventually some income of listeners but how much better it would have been to feel that push on an official source. More even it was really stressful to deal sometimes.

Above: My original video “Over the clouds” just in case you ever see it without my name 😉


Endorse small artists with your products… Are you a company that makes instruments, software, art materials, music gear, drawing tablets… whatever the product there may be a fellow that could make use of it. I have been lucky and my harp as well as some other instruments and even clothing have been endorsed as support. This is different from being an “influencer” these are small companies that really trust in what you do.

My kantele as many of my other instruments have been endorsed.

But you don’t have to be a company, you can donate your unused gear, materials, music instruments in order not only to keep a cleaner planet but help a fellow friend. Do you paint and have an old tablet you don’t use, hand it to a fellow beginner artist… your old student clarinet to someone interested in learning… It’s all about giving… Sometimes I’ve even received things I’m sure others cherished but thought I’d put to better use…
Sometimes it’s about giving

but most of times is about CARING…!

So thanks everyone for your support! And feel free to become my little street team and make someone else to know about what I do… but also take it as an idea to support those fellow artists, because YOU COULD BE key in them continuing create and share.

Now that year ends and we’re all in a bit of Xmassy Spirit! Remember to be generous… which MOST OF THE TIME doesn’t even involve any money… just ENCOURAGEMENT!

Priscilla Hernandez Network

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I always remember my song GROW…. we must grow when the time is right…and even the tallest trees become from tiny seeds… it just needs patience, time, endurance and of course NOURISHMENT! Thank you all!

Blessings! And THANK YOU 🙂

Priscilla Hernandez
singer-songwriter & illustrator

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Nuku Nuku Nurmilintu: Ancient Finnish Lullaby. Reimagining old traditional folk songs.

Here I am again with a NEW MUSIC VIDEO!… It didn’t take months this time but because I had been working on it 😉
I’m just a few days away of my birthday (next Monday) so I want to say thanks to Héctor Corcín for getting me a new graphic card so I can edit videos faster 🙂 Also for his help in every single video of course :). This year self-gifts are going to be practical, just gear upgrades to create a bit more smoothly.
No plan for my birthday…. maybe just go somewhere to hug a tree! Usual Pris plan 🙂

Here is a very old Finnish traditional folk song called “Nuku Nuku Nurmilintu” our first Winter / Yule Special. The recording is very minimal, using only voice, harmonies, low whistle and kantele (National Finn music instrument) as the lead.
I tried my best to pronounce well the words but I’m not native so my apologies if pronunciation is not 100% accurate. 🙂
Song is a lullaby about a wagtail (Motacilla alba).

Easter Eggs : How many times does the White Wagtail appear in the video? Can you find the ratties?

Can you count how many scenes the bird appear in? Also as always a second eater egg is that as usual I hide (one or more) ratties in the video :). If you know my feed you know I always hide my “fufunchis”

Did you know? My fufunchis had all Finn names Tuula, Ritva and Taika 🙂 They’re all 3 in the video. Let’s see who can spot them!


How can you support?

Of course, show your feedback here, resteem and encourage
If you have a second to visit the youtube channel and drop a comment there too I’m really grateful.

For those wanting to purchase the download from Bandcamp

And to keep me
Support at Patreon

Lyrics: Sleep Sleep little meadow bird (Finnish)

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Nuku, nuku nurmilintu,
Väsy, väsy, västäräkki
Nuku nurmelle hyvälle
Vaivu maalle valkialle.
Lintu tuopi liinahapaijan
Haapana hyvän hamehen
Kaskeloinen korvatyynyn
Pääskynen peäalusen
Nuku, nuku nurmilintu
Väsy, väsy, västäräkki
Nuku nurmelle hyvälle
Vaivu maalle valkialle.

English Translation (Maybe still not accurate)


Sleep, sleep meadow bird,
Tired, tired, wagtail.
Sleep well in the grass,
Drift into the white land
Birds will bring you a linen shirt,
The wigeon will bring you a fine skirt.
The duck a little pillow to rest your head
The swallows, a cushion.
Sleep, sleep meadow bird,
Tired, tired, wagtail.
Sleep well in the grass,
Drift into the white land.

Pd. I merged several translations and used google translate. If you are native from Finland and want to propose any change please contact me 🙂

Making Of / Behind the Scenes

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Above: One behind the scenes photography while scouting locations. Both my dress and cloak are made by El Costurero Real, who happened to be visiting while we filmed this video.
My friend Alassie, Victor and Carlos came to see “Autumn” in my region but we stumbled upon Snow, Rain, Sleet, Mist… and I must stay they endured it all like Champions 🙂

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We filmed some scenes with the cloak but it was heavy wool and it was raining a LOT even if it’s not shown clearly in the video, so soon it would become wet and heavy. Thus I opted for the dress only, and yes it was chilly, sleet falling and at least I had a flask of hot tea waiting, you know I don’t shy from the cold for a video or photoshoot 🙂


I love those moments in between seasons… Honestly I’m not even ready to farewell Autumn… but the first snow is always a magical feeling. The combination of golden and white and greens was such an interesting tapestry. It’s incredible to think this is the same location (of out of many) I used for GROW. That was filmed in Spring and Summer

The kantele: A traditional Finnish Instrument


It was all right to endure the weather but honestly I was more worried about my Kantele, which is by the way National Finland Music Instrument getting wet. The one I play is a 10 string kantele made by my friend Gerry Henkel, I play it unconventionally upside down as I’m self taught.

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The kantele is the Finnish version of an instrument known throughout the world as either a zither or lap harp.

The Finnish kantele triangular shaped sound box with strings running across the top of the instrument. When the strings – usually tuned to a diatonic scale – are plucked, a kantele will produce ringing bell-like tones. It is similar to a harp in some ways, but because of the way in which it is built and the way in which the strings are attached, a compelling and unique sound is produced as it is played. Heavenly bells…

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Héctor Corcín @hedac who helped me filming an in the post-production of the video. Filmed in Urbasa Beechwoods, November 2019

Also thanks to El Costurero Real who makes the dress and cloak I’m wearing

Additional “Motacilla Alba” bird footage with permission and courtesy of “To Wildlife Film” so I could composite it in (thank you! :)) Here their channel
Kantele made by Gerry Henkel
All arrangements in this version by Priscilla Hernandez. (yidneth.com) All Rights Reserved

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Official site: https://yidneth.com
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Priscilla Hernandez
singer-songwriter & illustrator

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Blessed Samhain! Happy Halloween : A Night to Remember

I want to wish everyone Blessed Samhain, Día de todos los Santos, Día de los Muertos, All Hallows Eve…


but you know moths fly to light when they’re blind in delight.

The veil is thin

For me it’s a day to remember the ones I still love but are gone…

to light a candle to guide them for a second from our heart to our lips

while we remember and utter loudly their names

and then back into our soul were their memory is treasured

a spark that in nights like this one can flicker in that flame

For I believe true love knows nothing of life, death or time


So just remember

May you gather once more

if only for a night

By the way this photographies were not shared and it’s the first time they see the light, but they belong to the making of my videoclip “Haunted” that was my Halloween special last year.

Photos by me and Héctor taken in Ordesa Natural Park
(We returned under the stars that day)
Priscilla Hernandez
singer-songwriter & illustrator

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Happy Birthday Jim Henson and Dark Crystal Age of Resistance TRIBUTE COVER

Behold the Darkening!!!

This is my own and new TRIBUTE COVER of prequel series DARK CRYSTAL AGE OF RESISTANCE main theme composed by Daniel Pemberton. The series premiered last August but mylove for the original movie is from tender childhood. In fact… another Dark Crystal cover Pris? I’m not finished yet… This is my THIRD and a fourth (All Maudra Song) is in the making. Stay tuned!

This version was entirely performed and arranged by myself using different folk instruments like bowed psaltery, dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, piano, kalimba, small percussions and flutes among others. The recording is also available at my patreon, where I’m posting this candid tributes and covers.

I have always been a big fan of all Henson works from Dark Crystal to Fraggle Rock.

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If you know Jim Henson’s Works (Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Fraggle Rock, The Muppets, Sesame Street, The Storyteller and more) tell me which one is your favourite.

If you haven’t watched this movie the Dark Crystal movie from 1982 (first movie with no human characters) directed by Jim Henson (hero of my childhood) and Frank Oz, and for me the best fantasy movie ever made. I grew up as a child collecting the figures and books, and I’ve crossed several times paths with the team of artists that worked in the original movie, but I was not not prepared for my favourite movie to be back at the spotlight… so many things I can’t afford now LOL I won’t be able to catch up with merchandising anymore 🙂
Back in the day it was a flop, it was a very expensive project that faced for the first time how to create an entire world without the computer graphics that exist today. The whole movie is an ode to pupeteering and practical effects like no other. Water tanks with ink were used for the skies, matte painting on glass for the landscapes, and every single plant, animal, rock and detail was done to be a world out of our own and still very “earthy”

This Cover is the main theme of the new series and my version dedicated to all the team of artists that bring the world of Thra to life and of course congratulations to Daniel Pemberton for creating memorable new music for my all time favourite Universe. As a purist of the original movie I was excited about the new series but also scared. It satisfied my expectations and more 🙂 Even if I will be always a devoted fan of the original movie, the new series expands the folklore about a world I grew up to love as a child.

Making Of

My previous Dark Crystal Cover was all outdoors in Nature, this one is indoors at the studio, using purple leds, a smoke machine and props to mimic the atmosphere inside the Skeksis castle. I choked a bit on so much smoke but I think it looked rather magical at the end and very fitting with the looks of the series.


I tried to mimic the Gefling Deet, she is a Grottan that lives in the caves. She is very sweet and very connected to Earth and its creatures. She often carries glowing lichens and moss and she is (spoiler) affected by darkening. All the Darkening in the series is represented by the “purple” hues of the once clear Crystal of Truth that has been split and broken by the cruel Skeksis.

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Above: The Dark Crystal is a tale balance between our light and shadows. Astral creatures called the Urskeks are fragmented into evil vicious Skeksis and Gentle but passive Mystics as the Crystal of Truth was cracked and darkened. Nether one nor another are even or complete. The whole arch in the series and later in the movie is to “HEAL” back together what was broken

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Above: Lore one of the “new characters” in the series but originally envisioned by Jim Henson inspired by the Devon rocky landscapes. He (It) makes a little cameo in my video.

Note. thank you very much to Héctor Corcín for rendering the 3d parts to composite in my video and for your help in the post-production of the video. Thanks for your partnership and help always.

Recording the audio

As you have read in one of my recent posts I injured my hand not long ago and I’m not quite recovered… still I’m a stubborn determined person so I managed to finish this. So for me there is even much more effort than the one that is shown, and overcoming frustrations when I couldn’t play as well as I wanted to. It’s not perfect but I think that’s part of the charm too, that it is kind of rustic as the instruments that were used.

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Above: Me playing “hammered dulcimer”. If you are familiar with my discord server you may have seen me rehearsing this with my sprained hand and a splint hahah 🙂
This instrument is also known as Santoos. Instead of being plucked the strings are hit percussively with “hammers” in the shape of spoons hence the name.

I also used my bowed psaltery (both plucked and bowed). This instrument has a very medieval-renaissance sound that was very fitting for the “vibe” I wanted to achieve.

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As always I added some flutes. This was a challenge with my injured hand (I feel like a super-hero) but I managed 🙂

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I also used small drums, gongs, bowls and shakers as percussion. Here with a seed shaker. I like this one because I wanted to use very “organic” and fantasy looking.

For the first time I included a kalimba or thumb piano. This was a recent gift from Héctor and this is the first time I feature it in a recording. (Yes Playing “thumb piano with a sprained thumb). Noone said I lack determination 🙂

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I also used bowed glass, piano and other instruments that are not shown in the edit. Overall a bit painfulbut fun. Of course I took breaks but I feel very accomplished.

And of course even if the original theme by Daniel Pemberton has no vocals I had to include some choirs because that is my signature to it. It’s meant to be a candid tribute but also a personal reinterpretation.

Another world… Another time. Thra: A Wold created by Jim Henson and The Frouds

I have said it countless times… If there is someone I’ve always admired is Jim Henson and his legacy. You may remember previous posts with Dark Crystal and when I first started posting here a “Rainbow Connection” tribute.
My favourite film of all time is “The Dark Crystal” which is above all a story about “balance” that provided a solid foundation of principles

So first of all Happy Birthday Jim Henson…today he would have turned 83 years but he left us way to soon due to a pneumonia in 1990, way too soon.

My previous two Dark of Crystal tributes

As The Dark Crystal was such an important inspiration for me as a child I’ve recorded previously two other covers that I had shared previously.

Gelfling Song

  • Gelfling Song sung by Kira in the original movie (1982) here performed by me with just voice, double Ocarina and ambient sounds I recorded myself along with Héctor.

Jen Play His Pipes

24th of September. Happy birthday Jim Henson (1936-1990)

Today is Jim Henson’s birthday… As you know yesterday I shared my third “Dark Crystal” tribute but it’s only one of the many tributes to his work I’ve done. I will be forever grateful for all the magic, wisdom, lessons of kindness he taught me as a child through his work.
Jim Henson’s works are about a rare wisdom, call it naive sometimes, but with a message that runs deep to the soul, to remind us there are things that matter, there are things we need to care about. Be good and honest, and everything will be all right. And all of this shaped me as a little child and made me become a better person. I am not the only one, I know of many others who were listening to these “lessons”.

Whats´s so amazing that keeps us stargazing…?

He said once…
When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there. ”― Jim Henson

Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart. - Jim Henson

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Indeed he did make the world better…
At least Mine…

Here another tribute to this wonderful genius and creator: A Rainbow Connection originally sung by Kermit the Frog, a character he created and interpreted until the day he died.

Curious fact:

When he died all puppeteers gathered to sing “If just one person believes in you”
If you ever need motivation look for “Jim henson Memorial”

And when all those people
Believe in you
Deep enough
And strong enough
Believe in you
Hard enough
And long enough
It stands to reason
You yourself will start to see
What everybody sees in you
And maybe even you
Can believe in you, too

Thank you for your legacy…

With gratitude!

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Priscilla Hernandez
singer-songwriter & illustrator

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