The Holly and the Ivy


One of my favorites.  This early 18th century carol combines Pagan and Christian imagery. The holly and ivy represent male and female medieval fertility symbols juxtaposed with the birth of Christ. The references to ‘merry harp’ echo  the words of Chaucer.

Performed by the fabulous Mediaeval Baebes, this carol is a trip into yesteryear.  So grab some hot cocoa, sit back, relax and listen. I hope you enjoy it!

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