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Easter Hare

The goddess was sleeping within the cold earth, Waiting for the sounds that foretold the spring’s birth, The thump of the hares on the new fallen snow, Said life had awakened, in the soil below. Ostara she shook out her … Continue reading

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Cad Goddeu (The Battle of the Trees)

A contemplation of the Ogham, by Daniel Kelly – 2021 The Chieftain Trees These are the trees, chieftains eight, Their stories I will now relate, Worshiped by the Celts of old, Stories in the Ogham told. Venice on the Alder … Continue reading

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Jólakötturinn (Yule Cat)

By Daniel Kelly – 2020 Am                   G          Am Soft paws step on the snow at night, C             G            Em         Am Yellow eyes gleam in the midwinters light, Am                         G          Am Peering through windows scratching at doors, C             … Continue reading

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Battle of the Trees – Part 2

These are the trees, peasants eight, Their stories I will now relate, Worshiped by the Celts of old, Stories in the Ogham told. The Birch is for a start that’s new, The Lady of the Woods holds true, The Besom … Continue reading

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Battle of the Trees – Part 1

By Daniel Kelly – 2020 These are the trees, chieftains eight, Their stories I will now relate, Worshiped by the Celts of old, Stories in the Ogham told. Venice on the Alder stands, The mighty tree of ancient Bran, By … Continue reading

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Four Treasures

By Daniel Kelly – 2020 G                                                 D I held the spear of Lugh in my hand, D                              C tipped with white lighting G               D That no rival can stand, Em         C The courage of kings, C            G Returning it sings, … Continue reading

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The Fool

by Daniel Kelly – 2020           Am        C    G    Am In this bleak and un-bending life,      C         G           Am We wallow in sadness and strife,         G      Am Always seeking more,         C   G    Am … Continue reading

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The Fairy Blade

By Daniel Kelly – 2020      G                          C    G A young girl lived with her brothers three,    Am        G        D    G A hey down down and a derry oh,      G               C       G Each day they went … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

by Daniel Kelly      C              G              D             G The days have been cold, with a frost on the field,     Am          Em           D The sun it dips low in the sky,       C           G          D             G The king of the … Continue reading

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