Okay – so I’m trying something new here. I’m posting this blog directly from this video on YouTube – hope it works! Technology eh!?

This song is so special to me. It says almost everything I want to say about nature and my love of the land. I’ve tried starting gigs with other songs, and some have worked, but none set the tone of the evening like this one.

You might notice that I look a little tentative at the beginning. I always find the first song the most difficult, and it can take one or two to get into the flow of the performance. But, as I said, if I open with Song of Awen, it’s like a prayer to the Earth, an offering to the very source. And that in itself can create that special magic that the rest of the night flows from.