Artist Title Album Label
Shelley Phillips Sumer is Icumen In
Polyteknikkojen Kuoro Helan går
Petters Erik Eriksson, Hans Brimi, Mauno Jarvela & Levy Wilsen The Fiddle: Kvitbergjen, springleik
Frifot I denna ljuva sommartid
Tom McHaile Set Dance: King of the Fairies
In Harmony's Way Oro Mo Bhaidin
Dalla Tansys Golowan (Midsummer Bonfire)
Trouvere Medieval Minstrels Sumer is Icumen In
Donka Paneva and Mitka Petkova from Malomir Village, Yambol District Ivan Na Rada (Ivan spoke to Rada)
Skandinieki Ligojati, Ligojati
Stalti Family Midsummer Song
Tim Rayborn Kupala
Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble Porushka
Zeellia Summer Solstice/Kupala Na Ivana
Nutopia Fern Flower
Skandinieki Celies, Brālīti

Midsummer Solstice


This episode explores some of the better and lesser known celebrations and songs of the midsummer solstice in Europe. In the process it addresses some of the perennial questions of this holiday, like: What is a maypole? Why are all of those Russians bathing together? And how can I find buried treasure when all I’m wearing is this garland of mugwort? And what’s all this about human sacrifice?


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