Lyrical ~ Sounds Of The Season

Yule and Christmas wouldn’t be complete without certain carols and hymns. Like a lot of us, I have favourites that must be sung by the voices that I remember from childhood.

Here are a few more that are the favourites I’m listening to get me into the celebratory spirit. I’ll bet you’ll love them too!

From Canadian Songstress, Heather Dale, the ‘Huron Carol’. This is Canada’s oldest carol and Heather’s interpretation in Wendat (Huron), French and English, mirrors the bedrock our country was built on. It’s gorgeous!

From the pre-Christian celebration of Yule, ‘The Holly and The Ivy’. This version is by the incomparable Annie Lennox.

This is my all time favourite Christmas carol and it’s been helping people celebrate since the 17th century. This version by Blackmore’s Night is wonderful. Sting does a nice one too.

If I want to be four years old again this is the song. I learned this in junior kindergarten and so did my two bébés, who both attended a French school. Il Est Né, sung by The Chieftains and featuring Kate and Anna McGarrigle – a perfect pairing of Canadian and Irish music.

Last not least, this fabulous version of ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ by Pentatonix. I love this so much, I can actually sing along with my bizarre soprana-contralta voice!

Hope you are all slowing, stopping, feeling completely and totally in the moment… this is the time and it wants all of us in it. Love, laugh, celebrate – completely.

~ kei
22 December 2015

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K-Town Time Machine

So… I was away from the screen this weekend and y’all have been VERY busy! I can’t even begin to try to catch up with reading everything. Please consider this a like of appreciation for all I missed. I’ll get to the emails for sure but am starting fresh today with all your posts.
Cheers All! ~ k

A perfect day, just you and me
Like when we were K-Town royalty

There’s nothing like a day with your Best Friend
Free of kids, boys, responsibilities
Just sunshine, cider, bicycles
The same paths from skipping Biology
Morphing back with every step
We’re still Kateri and Desirée

Laughing at everything
Especially YOU boys
Finding the old magic places
Stopping to pop open a cider
And toast in the old hollow
To dreams achieved, butts that are wider

We made it Girl, from teenage angst
All those crazy dreams and schemes
And we still rule these streets
Thumbing our noses at authority
“What they gonna do?”
We’re two cute, feisty old ladies

On a sweet summer Saturday
We are still K-Town’s royalty

~ kei
20 July 2015

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