The Wicken Tree

from by Oka Vanga

/
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A beautifully presented CD digi-pack with full colour artwork and linear notes.

    "Bound by folk lore, lit by magic, and rooted in stories from journey's far and wide".

    The Dance of the Copper Trail - a metaphor for survival, an allegory of music that weaves together songs based on faith, superstition, love, loss, death and everlasting hope.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dance Of The Copper Trail via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      £10 GBP or more 

     

about

1.The Wicken Tree (Angela Meyer MCPS/ PRS)

I am intrigued at how the old superstitions about Rowan trees (or Wicken trees) still retain their place in today’s modern world. A couple of years ago, Will and I were given a young Rowan tree for our garden. Referred to by the Celts as ‘Fid nan Druad’ or ‘wizard trees,’ Rowman trees (also known as Wicken Trees) have been regarded as magical trees since ancient times, believed to ward off the devil and bring good luck.

“Don’t leave your luck for a moment to chance…”

lyrics

In the old oak tree, a blackbird sings,
a song for the Wicken tree.
Bearing fruit for wayfarers, guiding the traveller in need.
The Devil hung, his mother from,
the highest ancient branch.
So the ghost of a memory, don't leave,
your luck for a moment to chance.

credits

from Dance Of The Copper Trail, released March 31, 2017
Angela Meyer (Author/ Composer)

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Oka Vanga UK

Oka Vanga are Angela Meyer and William Cox, an award winning UK Folk & Roots duo.

contact / help

Contact Oka Vanga

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code