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Our First Worldwide Release
Inspired by the labyrinth around Glastonbury Tor, this original modern folk collection follows the cycles of life and beyond to the realization that we are the journey, not the destination, on the Circle Path. Performed by John Corbin Goldsberry on a variety of instruments like Guitar, Mandolin, Hammer Dulcimer and some like the string drum and the Humblebee he invented for this project, The Circle Path is that journey, following the death of his songwriter wife , blending mysticism and the struggles of the life path that all of us face. While deeply personal, it is at once accessible to all who undertake the climb to the epiphany of our existence.
Lots of videos detailing the instruments used and created for this production on YouTube
The Circle Path: Art, Lyrics, Stories
About the Art:
The inspiration for the cover came from this painting of Jan’s called “Solace” I had to crop it down for the cover, so I wanted to show it properly, full size, without the graphics. Even her title seemed appropriate.
Not far from Tintagel Castle in Cornwall is Rocky Valley. There are two labyrinths carved there which many believe are dated from the Bronze Age (1800-1400 BC I used this image for the CD label, and it’s roughly the same layout as the one around Glastonbury Tor
This is a picture Jan took from within Merlin’s cave at Tintagel castle
in Cornwall UK, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. I used it for the tray on the CD
Jan and I made several trips to England together. One of my favorite experiences was climbing the 4000 or so year old labyrinth to the top of Glastonbury Tor. I had a dream that I had accompanied her when she was a Priestess to an enclave there. While the males ringed the bottom, the women progressed up the switchback path to a stone circle at the top. It’s hard to see now and some say it isn’t really there, but that doesn’t detour many each year from taking this spiritual quest. It was the inspiration for the Circle Path. Jan snapped this of me on our ascent. It’s the back of the CD.