There are plenty of Christmas songs, including one by Jethro Tull
, but few about the winter solstice, which takes place on the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere - either December 21st or 22nd. The song describes a solstice celebration in medieval times, with dancing druids and ringing bells.
According to frontman Ian Anderson, it is one of just a few songs he wrote simply looking for a hit song. He told us: "I deliberately attempted to write, if not a pop song, at least a song that was catchy enough to be getting radio play and achieve something in the singles charts." (Here's the full Ian Anderson interview