The Worship of Trees – Free Download

In 1995 I remember being sat around a campfire at the Summercamp of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids listening to the stories and songs of one Bardic talent Andy Letcher. While he was spinning his tales and singing with his mandolin a plan was forming in my mind. I was being a witness to my future. Listening to Andy made me realise what I wanted to do with my life, where I wanted to go, how my Spirituality would develop. We kept in touch through his time in Jabberwocky, then he seemed to disappear from the Bardic radar. Then, last year I received a demo from his new band Telling the Bees. I fell in love instantly with the song Wood, and eagerly awaited the completed CD.

When it arrived one of the songs just blew me away, and I played it straight away on the DruidCast podcast. This song was called The Worship of Trees. My friend Paul Newman worked out the chord structure and we began to jam the song around campfires during the Summer with people shouting at us afterwards to record it. So last weekend we had a go at two versions of the song – one acoustic, the other a more rawk! version. Luckily Andy loves them, so if you go to my webpage here, you can download them for free – enjoy!

(Update: In a later blog entry you’ll read that my website crashed a server with the amount of hits it started to receive, so I had to take down all of the MP3s from my site. You can still get the Worship of Trees download – all you have to do is register for my free newsletter on the front page of my website, and you get the access to exclusive fan material through Reverbnation)

By |2016-10-14T11:02:32+00:00October 1st, 2008|Categories: druidry, music, paganism, religion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |13 Comments


  1. magpieschest October 3, 2008 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Hey Damh, Downloaded both – and they both are great! I did like the “rawk” version … will it go on the album? Please 😀

  2. executivepagan November 5, 2008 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    I love it!! I had the “rawk” version on repeat during my whole commute this morning… what a great way to start the day.

    Oh, and you might be interested to know what your music is doing out in the world… I ripped ‘Cloak of Feathers’ from my copy of the first CD to MP3, snipped off the chant at the end and looped it a few bazillion times; I now have a lovely 80-minute CD of that chant that I use in meditation.


  3. paulmilne November 10, 2008 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    Hi Damh. “Telling the Bees” is a great name – just recently learned that it is tradition amongst beekeepeers to pass family news on their hives, deaths, births, marriages, etc. so that the bees will feel part of the family and happily produce their honey, and not leave.

  4. Troy Young December 23, 2008 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Hey Damh! I heard this song on your Druidcast as I was catching up on my listening last night. I was so blown away with it I had to come looking for it. Any chance you might upload it to too? I downloaded both versions and they are fantastic!

  5. […] of Trees’ which I couldn’t get out of my head it was soo good. Luckily if you get over to Damh’s site and register for his newsletter you can hear this online. I have been playing it non […]

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  7. AeonWalker February 18, 2010 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Hi there,

    I thought I’ll have a listen to these songs/versions of song as well. Sadly I only got the message, that the URL was not available on the server.

    ” The requested URL /MP3/WorshipofTreesAcoustic.mp3 was not found on this server. ”

    Same happened with the rawk version. Have they been moved?

  8. Damh the Bard February 18, 2010 at 9:25 am - Reply

    They are on my Reverbnation site. Hopefully this link will work…

  9. Spiral Dawn February 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Yes, Damh, the link works. Thanks!! This song is like spiritual caffeine… great way to get the energy flowing!!
    You and Paul rock.

  10. Suzanne Read November 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    As a beekeeper I have to say, if you do ‘tell the bees’ they will remain calmer whilst you are doing your weekly inspections, fail to talk to them and they get upset fairly quickly!

  11. Douglas Bischoff April 16, 2011 at 12:41 am - Reply

    Aaaa! The link stopped working!

    LOVE this song, particularly your rendition of it on one of last year’s DruidCast episodes. Any chance it’s still floating around out there in cyberspace?


  12. Nightfire October 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Any chance this song can be re-posted on one of your sites? I heard you play it at OBOD ECG (my first time ever hearing that song) and simply fell in love with it on the spot. 🙂 I know it’s not your original work but you did it beautifully. 🙂

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