Went and caught some great rock-n-roll at the summons of my good friend Dale Russel of Outrider. His band played after Blackout. A lot of great bands and a great way to party after our wonderful Lughnasadh / Lammas ritual yesterday.
Lammas is derived from an Anglo-Saxon word, hlaf-mas, meaning “loaf-mass”. It is a festival to mark the annual wheat harvest, and is the first harvest festival of the year. On this day it was customary to bring a loaf made from a new crop to church. The loaf was then blessed, and among Anglo-Saxon people, it might be used afterwards to work magic. A book of Anglo-Saxon charms indicated that the lammas bread should be broken into four bits, which were to be placed at the four corners of a barn, to protect the grain stored within.
Lisa Thiel – Lammas Song