TUATHA DEA PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH NIGHTSONG RECORDING STUDIOS


 Spiral Dance - "Spirit of the Green"
Words and music Adrienne K Piggott & Spiral Dance
Adrienne K Piggott - Vocals
Nick Carter - Guitar
Paul Gooding - Accordion
Nigel Walters - Bass Guitar
Rick Kearsley - Drums


Through fire light and dark the winter called

“Come greet an early morning with the frost upon the land”

A halo binds the moon with ice crystals in the air

And the skeletons of trees like guardians do stand

 

The harvest is long over and we’ve passed through Samhain’s gate

The misty woods are sleeping, for Bridhe’s sweet kiss they wait

The wind it cuts like a knife, for the bones of Jack Frost keens

And the Winter King must now bow down to the champion of the green

 

And the lord of the woodland is waiting in the leaves

Through the forest and the hedgerows the song of life he weaves

With his feet deep in the soil he watches over the greenwood

He’s a messenger from nature, this ancient wise god.

 

             

Chorus

Hey oh it’s the green man Jack, running through the woods singing up the summertime

And you know you will never look back from where the spirit of the green will take you

 

There’s poetry in the breezes that tell of things to come

With dancing corn and swaying wheat beneath the summer sun

Lay down among the blossoms sacred to the flower bride

Lost in scented fields where meadow sweet runs wild

 

Lady of the lakes and fields, lady of the woods

I feel your verdant energy pulsing in my blood

Your silver skin of bark and moss upon your thighs

With Ivy twirls and briar curls, you watch with hidden eyes

 

Can you tell the Green man is waiting in the leaves

Through the forest and the hedgerows the song of life he weaves

With his feet deep in the soil he watches over the greenwood

He’s a messenger from nature, this ancient wise god.




Chorus

Hey oh it’s the green man Jack, running through the woods singing up the summertime

And you know you will never look back from where the spirit of the green will take you

 

Strength of Oak and sage of Yew, Rowan, Ash and Thorn

The summer king has claimed his bride so all will be reborn

The spirit of the wildwood calls, in the language of the trees

Protect the woodlands of the earth is the forest gods’ decree

 

Without the essence of the green our world can never be

 Drawing breath around us from the earth into the trees                                                                                     

 from soil and shoot, stem and root,  by leaf and bark and limb

 We keep alive the wisdom of the Lord and Lady Green.

 

And the Wildman of the woodland is watching from the leaves

Through the forest and the hedgerows the song of life he weaves

With his feet deep in the soil he watches over the greenwood

He’s a messenger from nature, this ancient wise god.

 

Chorus

Hey oh it’s the green man Jack, running through the woods singing up the summertime

And you know you will never look back from where the spirit of the green will take you

​SPIRAL DANCE

Multi-award winning Pagan group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. With a combination of haunting vocals, 
intoxicating guitar riffs and groovy accordion lines, underpinned with potent bass and dynamic percussion, the band presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes that will take you on a journey into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time. Music to rock the ancestors !!

The band has produced eight albums to much critical acclaim, their latest release Through a Sylvan Doorway was released in July 2012. Their studio album "The Quickening" won Most Outstanding Album at the 2006 South Australian Folk Awards, a year that saw Adrienne take the Most Outstanding Vocalist award and the band itself win Most Outstanding Act. Success was repeated in 2009 where Spiral Dance won Most Outstanding Act, Adrienne again won Most Outstanding Vocalist and Paul Gooding received the Most Outstanding instrumentalist award for his button accordion skills.

Spiral Dance are vetarans of multiple appearances throughout Australia, are well known on the festival circuit and have toured the USA and UK.


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