Let’s Join and Celebrate

– By Nova Scotian Singer/Songwriter Rachel Maclean (adapted for the twinning)

As you travel through your valley, hear laughter on the wind

Feel the warmth of friends and family, welcome you in.

Where rugged hands turned the soil they stood their ground against the skies

That is your land, that is your land.


Chorus: The Annapolis Valley, we’re calling to you

from the rolling Bowland Forest when the blossom’s on the may

As our families surround us with a joy that’s worth the wait

This is Festival season let’s join and celebrate.


See the countryside unfolding from the fells down to the sea

See each young Attendant poised amidst the crowning of a Queen

We’ll take delight in the sounds and sights

In procession on Festival day

This is our land, reaching out to your land




Maypole ribbons fly beside Goosnargh Village Green

Under sunny skies it’s a sight that has to be seen

Chorus with last two lines repeated