So here a belated Christmas present that as Three Wise men gift. Like every year Lost Frontier ( a well known New Age podcast in Spain) makes a compilation of exclusive recordings and Winter/Christmas songs absolutely FREE. I participated last year as well and this year I included my version of “In the Bleak Midwinter” but you can download the entire album for free and enjoy also some original soft electronic and New Age compositions by a long time family of New Age composer. This article also includes the cover, back and inlay so you can print it and have it in your collection but for more information and download visit the official Archive.org linkContinue reading “Lost Frontier Christmas Sampler: Full album (Compilation of New Age artists)”
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 HolidaysContinue reading “In the Bleak Midwinter: Our Yule / Christmas Special from YIDNETH STUDIO”
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:
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.Continue reading “Winter Night and The Snow Bride Fairy tale”
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.Continue reading “The Origins of Christmas trees and Xmas Worship + a Sad Fairy Christmas Fairytale”
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.Continue reading “Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells) my version and origins of this Yule Song”