Page first created June 11, 2003. Last edited June 12, 2003. Copyright 2003 by Thom Parrott.


STAR CRYSTAL by CERRIDWYN and DARRAGH
Thom Parrott wrote and sang one song on this set.

On "Merry Meet", Thom sings and plays 12-string guitar and bass. The song was inspired by his early studies of the traditional religions of his Celtic ancestors and their modern variants, and particularly by his first Yule festival in December, 1980.

Thom says, "The song originally had a major chord, bluesy feel but my Wiccan friends suggested I make it more Celtic sounding and played a few flute tunes to illustrate -- I went home and worked on it and they were right, thanks Oz, Dahna and especially Sior!"

The phrase "merry meet" is a pagan and Rosicrucian greeting used a lot like "aloha" as a general greeting whether arriving or departing.

MERRY MEET
words & music by Thom Parrott
Copyright 1980 by Thom Parrott

Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again,
To Fire and Water, to Earth and to Wind.
In the Circle of Life, the Dance never ends,
So merry meet, merry part and merry meet again.

Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again.
May the Lord and the Lady guide you safely til then.
May your days all be peaceful and joyful my friend.
Merry meet....

Merry meet....
May skill and good fortune fill the work of your hands.
May the love of the Lady bless all of your plans.
Merry meet....

Merry meet....
But if something should happen to one of us, friend,
I'll still see you later on some other plane.
Merry meet....

Repeat first verse.


Star Crystal
Cerridwen and Darragh

Side I
The Cuckoo -- Bart Green (Trad.)
Yule Carol -- Cerridwen and Darragh
The Banjo Man -- Darragh
Note From Dr. John -- Fasnacht/Dee
The Changeling -- Cerridwen and Darragh
Spring Rhapsody -- Cerridwen
Side II
The Children Of The Universe -- Darragh
The Crystal Cave -- Darragh
Dawnflight Dream -- Darragh
The Man In The Street -- Darragh
Merry Meet -- Thom Parrott

This link will open a new window -- Darragh Nagle.


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Star Crystal
Cerridwen and Darragh
The Cuckoo -- Bart Green (Trad.)
Yule Carol -- Cerridwen and Darragh
The Banjo Man -- Darragh
Note From Dr. John -- Fasnacht/Dee
The Changeling -- Cerridwen and Darragh
Spring Rhapsody -- Cerridwen
The Children Of The Universe -- Darragh
The Crystal Cave -- Darragh
Dawnflight Dream -- Darragh
The Man In The Street -- Darragh
Merry Meet -- Thom Parrott

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