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.
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