In the early days of Avalon, Caillean taught the young priestesses and druids about the seven holy isles, seven holy sites throughout Britain that mirrored the layout seven main stars in the Bear constellation and were all connected by the land and Avalon. The Isle of Glass (Glastonbury Tor), the Isle of Brigantia (the goddess of the British Isles), the Isle of Wings (home of the winged god and fen folk), the Isle of the Marches (defender of the Vale of Avalon), the Isle of the Oak (home of the Holy Oak sacred to the druids), the Isle of Pan (home of the wild god of the hills), and the Watch Hill (gateway to Avalon). The seven themes are played out by harp, cello, flute, drum, English horn, violin, and bells. All the themes are based on the intro of "Isle of Glaes", which I wrote for last year's album, and played by the harp in this piece. And, just for fun, I wrote it in 7/8 time with a theme repeat of 9 measures, which I think adds to the magic. I strongly suspect this will be the album closer when I get it all ordered correctly.