Yr Angen – “Golau Lawr Y Ffordd” (Light Down The Road).

Yeah I didn’t give up haha, recently I have again a small obsession with this Welsh band and their song was what I planned to share with you today, and my stroppy Spotify effectively made it impossible for me. I don’t have the song I wanted to share, because I don’t have it anywhere else than on Spotify ( 😦 ) but I have another one from Yr Angen.

I still like Jac Davies – the vocalist – as much as I did when I shared the first song by them with you, and I still don’t know why I like him so much because his voice is so much not my style lol, but I really like him to pieces and I find music of this band really resonating with me for some reason I still don’t know either. So I will give you just the link to my Dropbox and it will expire after a month. I planned to listen to Jac tonight but, ugh, not happening, probably. 😦

https://www.dropbox.com/s/d9ougx1d8m6nib5/2%20-%20Yr%20Angen%20-%20Golau%20Lawr%20Y%20Ffordd.mp3?dl=0

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Let the light in – Lucia morning in Sweden

I’ve always thought that st. Lucia day celebrations in sweden are such a beautiful and interesting tradition, I think we should steal it and have in Poland too! Anyway, I thought I’d reblog this post for you my readers so that those of you who might not know about this holiday could learn a bit about it. We don’t have any particular celebrations of saint Lucia here in Poland as I said, although she is quite well known as a patron saint of the blind. And we do have gingerbreads at many homes at this time of year because Christmas is coming, but we are more restrained than Swedes and no one eats them yet. 😀

Watching the Swedes

A Chinese proverb says this,

‘It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness’.

Never was this more true than today. Lucia day. At the darkest time of the year, when we all are drained by the black mornings and afternoons in Sweden, Lucia pays us a visit. With candles in her hair and surrounded by her handmaidens and boys in a procession, Lucia shines light into the dark depths of our spirits. And slowly, slowly, the day awakens.

I love Lucia. Long live Lucia!

Lucia traditions are celebrated in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Malta, Bosnia, Bavaria, Croatia, Slovakia and St. Lucia, West Indies. But where does she come from and why is she one of the few Saint’s days celebrated in Sweden?

Santa Lucia is believed to have been a Sicilian saint who suffered a martyr’s death in Syracuse, Sicily around AD 310…

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Song of the day (3rd October) – Iiris Viljanen ft. Isabel Neib – L”Ljuset Själv” (The Light Itself).

Recently I shared with you a song by Frida Andersson, who is a Swedish-speaking Finn, and I told you how I find Finnish accent cute and funny. Really, as much as I love to hear the proper Swedish from Stockholm, I absolutely enjoy hearing Finnish Swedish as well. There is just something so distinguishing about it that I like. So here’s another Swedish-speaking Finn from Österbotten – Iiris Viljanen. She used to be a member in a Finnish band Vasas Flora Och Faun, now she’s doing her solo career, besides from being a singer-songwriter, she’s also a pianist. This song she sings with Isabel Neib (she doesn’t seem to be Finnish), and I think they sound good together. Iiris also makes rap music, in her local dialect fromÖsterbotten, which sounds very interesting as well.