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Journey into a magical forest in which mysterious creatures whisper, the Green Man dances, and the old melodies sing. In this album, Deb and Jane's nylon- and metal-strung harps interweave with myth and song to create a space where the boundaries between time and place no longer exist. Music and magic await you!


"... as rich and varied as any real forest, with unexpected glades, dramatic changes waiting round every bend, sparkling streams you have to jump across, patches of sunlight and when you get to the end, you are richer for the journey. Your emotions have been re-awakened, and you are at peace. If I had to choose one word to characterized Forest, it would be `uplifting'."
~ Marya Miller, harpist

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released December 31, 1995

Spookytree:

Debra Knodel - nylon- and wire-strung harps, vocals, Paraguayan harp, and more
Jane Valencia - wire- and nylon-strung harps, vocals, oboe, gut-strung harp, African bow harp

Guest Musicians:
Verlene Schermer - vocals, bowed psaltery, cello, violin
Michael Carey - bamboo flute and whistle
Sarah Burns - vocals
Elizabeth Golden - vocals

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Jane Valencia Seattle, Washington

FOREST HALLS features the music and books of bardic harper, author, and artist JANE VALENCIA. Enter the greenwood -- magic awaits you!

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Track Name: Into Forest Halls
Into Forest Halls
lyrics by Debra Knodel & Jane Valencia,
derived from an old French carol "Christmas Eve Is Here"

Into forest halls
See the Moon is waking
Into forest halls
Clear and cold the night

Crossing paths of time
under vaulted branches
hear the ringing bells
See the lighted candle

Into forest halls
Clear and cold the night ....
Track Name: Cradle Song
Chorus:
Dinogat's cloak, the speckled, speckled one
of martin skins I made it
Chwit, chwit, awhistling
Let us chant, let us sing

When your father used to go hunting,
bundle on his shoulder, cudgel in his hand
he would call his lively hounds:
Giff, Gaff -- catch, catch, fetch, fetch
He would strike a fish from his coracle
as when a lion kills a little creature

When your father would go to the mountains
he would bring back one roebuck, one wild pig, one stag
he would call his lively hounds
Giff, Gaff -- catch, catch, fetch, fetch
One speckled grouse from the moutain
one fish from Derwennyd waterfall

When your father used to go hunting,
bundle on his shoulder, cudgel in his hand
he would call his lively hounds:
Giff, Gaff -- catch, catch, fetch, fetch
Whether wild pig or fox or grove creature
none could escape his dart who hadn't wings to fly.
Track Name: Binwag's Lullaby
Don't wake my children, don't stir from your slumbers,
I'll whisper of wonders to sweeten your dreams.
The trees are wearing the winter's snowy mantle,
And icy jeweled necklaces decorate the streams.

I'll sing of the North Wind who's chasing his tail;
Whirling and growling, he laughs at the moon.
Although he's strong and he's noisy in midwinter,
His song will soon soften to summer's gentle tune.

Chorus:
Outside Northern Lights dance with the stars
Waltzing over mountains,
Wearing rainbow tiaras and slippers of ice
The Great Bear smiles from her home near Polaris.
She's guarding our passage through winter's enless night.

The first thoughts of berries are formed on frozen branches
Young shoots of grass lie suspended in snow.
The salmon are chanting their spells out int the ocean,
Breaking icy enchantments that stop the river's flow.