This lovely tune is one of many recorded by one of my dear friends to benefit the Byron Herbert Reece Society. The songs on the collection are done acapella, and sung to the tunes of traditional scotch/irish/english ballads. While the album is still a while away from release, I thought it would be nice to share a sample this fine work. You can listen to "Winter Solstice" here.
To quote the society's mission statement:
"The purpose of the Byron Herbert Reece Society is to preserve, perpetuate, and promote the literary and cultural legacy of the Georgia mountain poet/novelist, Byron Herbert Reece. In addition to enhancing both knowledge of and appreciation for his writings, efforts will be made to honor his way of life, with particular emphasis on his love of nature and his attachment to farming."