All Things Green Man & The Traditional Jack-in-the-Green

Archive for Dec 1, 2018

Green Man Song Cycle

I am indebted to Sian Jamison for permission to use some of the lyrics and pictures from her wonderful poetry book “The Green Man” in our newsletter and on our blog throughout the coming seasons.  Sian wrote in the introduction to the book:

“It was written for The Green Man Festival at Mount Edgecumbe in May 2016. It celebrates and tells the story of The Green Man as he moves through the year. It was first performed as a song cycle by The Stonehouse Music School and Community Choir directed by myself.

The melodies and lyrics were all inspired by my walks at Mount Edgcumbe. This version omits the music but I feel that the songs and choral speaking stand as poems on their own.

I hope that you find your own joy in my words and that the story of the Green Man brings enlightenment, mystery and wonder into all your lives.”

You can find out more about Sian and her work as well as purchase The Green Man CD, songbook and poetry book at

The first poem will be published here on 8th December.