viernes, 8 de mayo de 2009

Beltane Fire Festival (Edinburgh)


El Beltane Fire Festival de Edimburgo tiene lugar tradicionalmente 
el 30 de abril de cada año, en Calton Hill.

Beltane es una palabra del gaélico-celta que significa "brillante / fuego sagrado", siendo el festival una celebración del florecimiento de la primavera, que antiguamente también coincidía con con las trashumancias de los ganados; la fertilidad de la tierra y del ganado, marcados por el fuego como elemento común. La fecha del festival no tenía un día fijo como ahora, ya que, según algunos expertos en temas celtas, estaba relacionada con la primera luna llena después de la floración del espino.


Música: Jenna Greene

Beltane (also known as May Day) is an ancient fire festival which celebrates the return of fertility to the earth. It is characterized by bright colors, dancing, singing and merry-making of all kinds. The well-know May Pole harkens back to a time when the returning sun rejoins the Mother Earth to begin a new season of planting and raising crops. Many wild and magical things were said to occur on this day!

Beltane

Come dance the ring and with me sing
Of the queen and king of Beltane
Where the bold Greenman gives his gentle hand
To the Lady of the Land at Beltane

Come brightly dressed and we will bless
The field's success at Beltane
Love is in the air and mirth to share
A raucous affair is Beltane

Refrain

No longer looms the winter's gloom
The flowers bloom at Beltane
Spring is born upon this morn
The fields adorn at Beltane

With Winter past the light gains fast
Mab's spell is cast at Beltane
Love is in the air and mirth to share
A raucous affair is Beltane

Refrain

The lover's quest is doubly blessed
At this springtime fest of Beltane
The maiden fair with flowers in her hair
Her love ensnares at Beltane

The sun of gold his ways unfold
Bright and bold at Beltane
Love is in the air and mirth to share
A raucous affair is Beltane

Run away with me to the Land of the Sidhe
Set your spirit free at Beltane
The fires blaze as the fiddle plays
Wild are the ways of Beltane

Dance and drum til the day is done
It's all for fun at Beltane
Love is in the air and mirth to share
A raucous affair is Beltane


Copyright 2008 - JL Greene
from Crossroads, released 01 January 2008

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