Friday, May 1, 2015

Nick's Jig


In gratitude to the Celtic music community which has afforded me so much pleasure, this gift on the spring feast of Beltane: a new song in jig time made out of the names of the counties of Ireland, the only nation on planet Earth named after a Goddess.

32 Irish Counties Jig

There's Wicklow and Wexford, Westmeath and Kilkenny,
Waterford, Sligo, Roscommon, Kildare.
Meath, Down, Armagh and Derry,
Donegal, Monaghan, Leitrim and Clare.

There's Carlow and Cavan, Cork, Tipperary,
Femanagh, Antrim, Longford and Tyrone.
Laois, Louth, Galway and Kerry,
Limerick, Offaly, Dublin, Mayo.

Ireland's thirty-two counties.

On Beltane
Quantum Tantra salutes Queen of May and Green Man.

On Beltane
Quantum Tantra honors Nature's wild intelligence
and the secret souls inside of things.

On Beltane
Quantum Tantra is doing its best
to experience Spinoza's Greatest Pleasure.

Celebrating Beltane in Glastonbury

On Beltane 
Nick Herbert appreciates his favorite teachers of Celtic lore 
especially musicians August O'Connor and Kim Fulton-Bennett,
novelists Frank Delaney and Morgan Llywelyn
and playwright and poet William Butler Yeats.

1 comment:

Graeme Thomson said...

For some reason the lyrics reminds me of a song from across the sea.

"There's Mairi and Duncan and Morag and Calum
And Flora and Kenneth and Don And we're driving from Dornie, Glenelg and Killilan
Laughing as we race along."