Prologue

by Chronilus

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Forging original compositions & new interpretations from ancient poems, stories, myths, & contemporary works, Chronilus are chrononaut-bards, adrift in the aether of a timeless Cosmos. Prologue marks our long-awaited debut, and is a fundraiser toward allowing us to record a full-length album.

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released December 14, 2013

Caera Aislingeach: vocals, Celtic harp (clairseach), bodhrán
Sonia MJ: vocals, electronic keyboard, viola, djembe
Bone Deep: djembe, drums, doumbek, Celtic bazouki
Manfred More: electric & acoustic guitars, mandolin
Amitava Michael Kundu: vocals, bass & classical guitars, synthesizer, Celtic bazouki, Egyptian oud

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Chronilus Seattle, Washington

Chronilus is a new Celtic Fusion band from the Seattle area. Their enchanting vocal harmonies float over a musical landscape created by historical, traditional, and modern instrumentation, from all around the world.

Forging original compositions & new interpretations from ancient poems, myths, and contemporary works, Chronilus is adrift in the aether of a timeless human experience.
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Track Name: Brigid
Brigid
(c) Caera Aislingeach, 2012

A new day for old ways
Her blue eyes a soft gaze
The eastern sky lit by timeless flame
Cresting high and bright like Her name

Chorus:
A Bhríd, ‘Brigid, ‘Bríg, ‘Bhrìde, Breesha, Ffryd, Bridget, etc... (several variations of Her name from various times and languages)

Well woven words illuminate
Help healer’s hands integrate
Smith’s steel strength forged in fire
Skills we hold 3 sisters inspire

Chorus:
A Bhríd, ‘Brigid, ‘Bríg, ‘Bhrìde, Breesha, Ffryd, Bridget, etc... (several variations of Her name from various times and languages)

The deep well of iomas that starts with a spark
Rising within us brightening the dark
Surging higher yet falls in cascades
We are Her fire that never fades

Chorus:
A Bhríd, ‘Brigid, ‘Bríg, ‘Bhrìde, Breesha, Ffryd, Bridget, etc... (several variations of Her name from various times and languages)

A new day for old ways...
Track Name: As I Roved Out
"As I Roved Out"

Who are you, me pretty fair maid,
Who are you, me honey?
And who are you, me pretty fair maid,
And who are you, me honey?
She answered me quite modestly, I am me mother's darling

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

And will ye come to me mother's house,
When the moon is shining clearly?
And will ye come to me mother's house
When the moon is shining clearly?
I'll open the door and I'll let you in
And divil the one that hear us

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

So I went to her house in the middle of the night
When the moon was shining clearly
So I went to her house in the middle of the night
When the moon was shining clearly
She opened the door and she let me in and divil the one did hear us

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

She took me horse by the bridle and the bit
And led him to the stable
She took me horse by the bridle and the bit
And led him to the stable
Saying "There's plenty of oats for a bandit's horse,
To eat it if he's able"

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

Then she took me by the lily-white hand
Led me to the table
Then she took me by the lily-white hand
Led me to the table
Saying "There's plenty of wine for a highwayman,
To drink it if you’re able"

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

Then we got up and we made the bed
We made it nice and aisy
Then we got up and we made the bed
we made it nice and aisy
Then I got up and I laid him/her down
Sayin’ “I hope to god you’re/I'm able”

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

And there we lay till the break of day
Divil the one did hear us
And there we lay till the break of day
And divil the one did hear us
Then I arose and put on me clothes
Saying "Lassie, I must leave you"

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh

And when will ye pass by again
When will we be married?
And when will ye pass by again
When will we be married?
When broken shells make Christmas bells
I might then get married

With me
Too-ry-ay Fol-de-diddle-day Di-re fol-de-diddle Dai-rie oh
Track Name: Longing
Longing
(c) Caera Aislingeach 2004

chorus:
I long for a lover whose heart is like the sea
One who knows our source and can journey there with me
Whose gentle touch soothes deep through my skin
And whose beauty shines from a treasure deep within

verse 1:
My heart has been hurt and I have been scared
I have fled my heart and have taken to the air
I flown so high, that no one could reach
But to be drawn back is the thing I now beseech

verse 2:
My heart is a place I myself have just now known
It's a vibrant place where all life is nurtured and grown
And hidden deep where there can be no hate
Ancient temples full of treasure lie in wait


verse 3:
I've searched o'er the mountains and over the seas
But the love I seek so far had eluded me
So now I shine my own inner light
That she may find me as I search for her by night
Track Name: The Wild Hunt
The Wild Hunt
(c) Sonia Matoon-Jorgenson 2013

I dreamt of a haunted autumn wood on a full moon night
I stood in a clearing of moss-covered trees, bathed in light
As I sit and listen to the wind
I sense a change in my forest kin

The trees go silent as the sound of charging hooves grows
I hear a distant horn call the charge as a raven crows
I'm frozen in place as the fear grips me
As I look to the left I begin to see

Through a break in the trees comes a large black steed with the body of a deer
Ridden by a man and flanked by wolves that sense my fear
The man draws up and calls his beasts
He stares at me as he drops to his feet

I'm unable to move or speak

Have you ever felt like this before?
The power of attraction leaves me wanting more

He never takes his eye off mine as he draws close
He gestures to the shadows behind and I see the lost souls
I'm hypnotized by his power
But something inside me refuses to cower

I nod to agree and without a word he mounts his steed
With a grip of iron he pulls me up and I am suddenly freed
I feel the wind ripping through my hair
As we charge forward I have no cares

In my waking hours I wouldn't have dared

Have you ever felt like this before?
The power of attraction leaves me wanting more

I dreamt of a haunted autumn wood on a full moon night
I stood in a clearing of moss-covered trees, bathed in light
Track Name: Longing (new lyrics) [bonus MP3]
Longing
(c) Caera Aislingeach 2004 and 2013

chorus:
I long for a lover whose heart is like the sea
One who knows our source and can journey there with me
Whose gentle touch soothes deep through my skin
And whose beauty shines from a treasure deep within

verse 1:
My heart has been hurt and I have been scared
I have fled my heart and have taken to the air
I flown so high, it didn't seem real
Now I'm back with trust in my heart's strength to heal

verse 2:
My heart is a place I myself have just now known
It's a vibrant place where all life is nurtured and grown
And hidden deep where there can be no hate
Ancient temples full of treasure lie in wait


verse 3:
I've searched o'er the mountains and over the seas
But the love I seek so far had eluded me
So now I shine my own inner light
That she may find me as I search for her by night