Motherland

by Lori Llyn

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This album offers a diverse collection of songs and chants inspired by sacred land of Avalon. If you like vocal rounds, community chanting, or just want to enter into this magical world for a while, then this CD may just be something you are looking for.

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released July 14, 2015

Written, Recorded and Produced by Lori Llyn

Assistant Production: Richard Schneider

Drums and Percussion on Tracks 2 and 11: Christopher Tulley

Recorded at Skylark Studios, Melville New York

Mastered by The SoundLab

CD Cover Art: Kamille Freske (kamillefreske.com)


A special thanks to Brian Johnson and Jennifer Campbell for their valuable guidance and assistance.

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Lori Llyn New York

Singer-Songwriter. Blending influences from traditional folk, celtic lore, and medieval chant; inspired by nature, mythology and fantasy.

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Track Name: Motherland
I call the Barge of Avalon
come to the land I stand upon
carry me to the song of my heart
to the soul of the land
where the misty veil parts.

(Chorus ) Motherland filled with dreams
rolling hills and sacred streams
what merry visions spark the night
Oh how the fairy realms shine bright.

A landscape of beauty
a chalice it brings.
The wells of the Goddess
bring life flowing streams.
The apples are growing,
the flowers in bloom
and the lake is embraced by the light of the moon.

Chorus

I call the barge of Avalon
come to the land I stand upon
your heart is true
every day is anew
and the nightfall brings wisdom
to the morning of youth.

Chorus
Track Name: Voice In The Mist
Awake O slumbering muse I feared
you were gone forever but now you're here.
Your song is churning and burning inside
as you carry the flame
back from Avalon's light.

Lea Lea, your whisper is gentle your breath is a gift
Lea Lea, in the distance there echoes your voice in the mist.

Your presence I feel it is calling me home
remember the magical barge carries on,
into the veil that has hidden from view
all the fruits of the land and the apple trees too.

Lea, your song is our history
Lea, it's what carries us on.
Lea your voice was a mystery
but now realize
that your voice is my own.

Awake O slumbering muse I feared
you were gone forever but now you're here.
Your song keeps churning and burning inside
as we carry the flame
back to Avalon's light.
Track Name: Danu's River
(Chant 1) Danu is our Mother, Danu is our Mother,
Lady of the Rivers and abundance do you bring
Danu is our Mother
in the kingdom of the faeries
do the nature spirits sing.

Chant (2) Tuatha De Danann (repeats)

Chant (3) Danu's River keeps on flowing and the earth is ever growing
Track Name: Ode to Cerridwen
Cerridwen, Cerridwen, guide our spirit's path within
the cauldron of Awen
of wisdom and rebirth.

Oh land Oh sea, Oh realm of sky
make us worthy within Her eyes.
The chase is long but the end is bright
transforming darkness into light.
Track Name: Goddess of Wisdom
Goddess of Wisdom teach me in the night
under the light of the full moon.
Mirrors of my soul become alive within my dreams
speaking silently a truth I can believe.
Goddess of Wisdom.

Lady of the flowers keeper of the dawn
guide us to the path that we were meant to travel on.
Lady of the forest earth beneath our feet,
free the wildness in our hearts that help fulfill our dreams.
Goddess of Wisdom

Lady of the moonlight
bringer of the tides
that ebb and flow within our souls where nature must abide.
Lady of the fire bear the gift of sight
to all who tend your flame with honor
bring them wisdom, bring them light.
Goddess of Wisdom.
Track Name: Awen (Inspiration)
I am the gift of radiant sight
upon the brow I bring thee light
may each shadow bear the night
for what remains will soon take flight within you.
Awen, Awen, Awen, Awen

I am the root I am the seed
and everything is part of me
I hear the longing heart in need
and love is all I'll ever be within you.
Awen, Awen, Awen, Awen

I am the breath
in all you do
like a river flowing through
inspiration speaks the truth
and longs to be discovered deep within you.
Awen, Awen, Awen, Awen
Track Name: Lady Faire (Rhiannon)
I call to thee O Lady Faire
Your snowy mare forever prancing.
In the twilight mist I see
the veil that keeps you out of reach.
Rhiannon, Rhiannon, Rhiannon

The otherworld is the realm you keep
as the gaze into your well runs deep.
You say to ask for what you need
and in that moment, there I'll be.
Rhiannon, Rhiannon, Rhiannon

Ask for what you need, there I'll be.
Track Name: Silver Light (Arianrhod)
Stand beneath my sacred tree and there prepare a question.
Then call upon my name in three
and there in silver light I'll be
Arianrhod, Arianrhod, Arianrhod

Who would you be without a name?
What lies behind each calling?
You have the power to create
upon my silver wheel of fate.
Arianrhod, Arianrhod, Arianrhod

Chant:
Silver Light surrounds my body
like a forest in the night
Goddess fill me with your spirit
make each darkened pathway bright.

Who would you be without a name
What lies behind each calling?
Remove the gray that shades your view
no armor there to hide the truth.
Arianrhod, Arianrhod, Arianrhod
Track Name: Queen of Nine Flowers (Blodeuwedd)
Rise Lady of Spring
for you Queen of Nine Flowers I bring
Meadowsweet, Oak, Nettle, Primrose and Broom, Bean, Burdock,
Hawthorne and Chestnut in bloom.
Blodeuwedd in the tall grass, Blodeuwedd roaming free
Blodeuwedd in the sunlight, Blodeuwedd what do you see.

Rise Lady of Flight
turning into an owl at night.
Your eyes aglow bring the darkness alive
every shadow revealed for there's nowhere to hide.
Blodeuwedd in the forest, Blodeuwedd roaming free
Blodeuwedd in the moonlight, Blodeuwedd what do you see.

I see a wreath of Spring's embrace
a flower's face of fragrant youth
I see what lies behind the light
as Huntress of the wisdom's truth.

Rise Lady of Spring
for you Queen of Nine Flowers I bring
Meadowsweet, Oak, Nettle, Primrose and Broom, Bean, Burdock,
Hawthorne and Chestnut in bloom.
Blodeuwedd in the tall grass, Blodeuwedd roaming free
Blodeuwedd in the twilight, Blodeuwedd what do you see.
Track Name: Starling's Song (Branwen)
Branwen, Branwen I hear your starling's song.
Branwen, Branwen, I hear your starling's song.

A heart filled with honor, a heart filled with grace,
will see only love and the beauty
within your face shines like a light
bearing seeds in the mind
of the fruits that were born from the tears
that you left behind.
Track Name: Queen Maeve
Chant:

Battle is your art,
with courage fill our hearts
Queen Maeve
Track Name: Bring Us Home
Avalon, Oh Avalon, Avalon, Oh Avalon
An island seen through a smoky veil
upon which spins a misty tale
the land is rich
and the land is pure
the barge return onto the shores of
Avalon, Oh Avalon, Avalon, Oh Avalon

A priestess caped in the still of night
her arms are raised to the silver light
she calls upon each sacred site
to bear witness to her soul.
Avalon, Oh Avalon, Avalon, Oh Avalon

Maiden, Mother, Matron, Crone, we call on you to guide us home
Goddess, guide us.

Bring us home, Goddess bring us home.