On The Second Day of Solstice…
A blogger gave to me!
To fully enjoy the Solstice season, you have to get a long run up to it. So, to get you into the Solstice spirit in the last few weeks before Ground Zero, allow me to share with you some awesome festive albums. Every night until Christmas Eve, I will be recommending a Christmassy themed album for your pleasure. Well, not all of them will be Christmassy, but all of them will be awesome; and filling your days with awesome music will be enough.
Now that we’re venturing far and deep into folk territory, I present to you “Robin Williamson’s Merry Band Farewell Concert”. That’s as close as I’m going to actually writing the title.
This really is a solstice album. In it, and on the first track even, Robin Williamson explains the ancient art of Wassailing, a Christmas practice used for getting vast quantities of people drunk, so that they will all sing louder. And any party without singing is a party not worth attending!