This is an album that Waterson:Carthy have been wanting to make for a very long time. Songs and carols celebrating all the seasons of the year is a very English concept. The Watersons first album in 1965 was the groundbreaking, highly revered and very successful "Frost & Fire" - A Calendar of Ritual and Magical Songs," and the concept continues to fascinate them. With "Holy Heathens & The Old Green Man" Waterson Carthy have eclipsed even that seminal album. These songs celebrate the diversity of the seasons as well as the religious, physical and economic impact each had upon people's lives and still resonate today with all the power they had in our past.