"Inis Mona" as written by and Christian/glanzmann Glanzmann....
Welcome to the land of questions
Welcome to the isle of lore
Where the veil came crumbling down

There it all began, the germination
Unveiling a cryptic door
There it was revealed, hopes and aspirations
Unclosing an enthralled door

Escalate the sense
Enhancing to join the dawn

I close my eyes, Inis Mona
And reminisce of those palmy days
I moon o'er you, Inis Mona
As long as I breathe, I'll call you my home

20 years I have walked your barrows
Years of emulous youth
I followed the path of the wise

There it all was sown, the inspiration
Removing the seven seals
There it was revealed, enigma and freedom
Unclosing an unseen door

Escalate the sense
Enhancing to join the dawn

I close my eyes, Inis Mona
And reminisce of those palmy days
I moon o'er you, Inis Mona
As long as I breathe, I'll call you my home


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"Inis Mona" as written by Christian Glanzmann

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  • +4
    General CommentHere's the quote about this song from the insert:

    "Inis Mona is the name of an isle. Modern science assumes that the ancient Inis Mona is today's Isle of Anglesey (in welsh still names Ynys Môn), in the north of Wales. On Inis Monda the most relevant druid college of the Celtic world was established. Celtic trives from all over Europe sent their youth to that isle, so that they could enjoy the highest druidic education - which could take 20 years, by the way! - before they returned to their home countries and tribes to serve there as druids. Being a druid was one of the most important, honourable, responsible, esteemed, and maybe also most difficult professions in the Celtic culture, being actually much more than just a profession, rather to be described as a lifestyle, a vocation, a destiny. However, our song deals with an old and reputable gaulish druid in the eve of his life, looking back and pondering over his life and days long gone. Most of his life was spent in service as a wise counsellor, lawyer, scientist, teacher, doctor, physician - in other words: As druid at his clan's chieftan's court. Being content with that, he secretly still thinks back and moons over the years of his youth, which he spent on Inis Mona during his education. Years that have formed his life forever..."
    RainbowDemonon January 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentim from north east wales and my uncle lives on anglesey (ynys mon in welsh, inis mona is the latin i think), just spotted the song on youtube and had to give it a listen. glad i did.
    robsyme1on June 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI would fathom that Inis Mona is a place. It could be a woman, but I just get the feeling it's a place. I just wish that we could have some sort of point of reference so we could know exactly what and where Inis Mona is. Google isn't much help. Great song, though.
    TheBloodiestCadaveron April 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentInis Mona is the Welsh name for Anglesey, an island off the country's northwest coast. Historically, it has been associated with the druids as one of their most sacred places. Just look at the album art, conjure up some geographic images while listening to the song, and you will probably get something that very much resembles what it actually looks like.
    TheImpalerTMXon April 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso worth noting, the main melody (the one in the chorus) is from an old seafaring song of the area.

    You can see this interview with Chrigel Glanzmann for some further insight on the song, the album, and the band in general: lordsofmetal.nl/…
    TheImpalerTMXon April 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI met Chrigel last night after a show, I asked about Inis Mona, he says nobody knows for sure, but it's most likely the Isle of Man (I think) or some other Isle just east of the UK, because the modern day name in a different language (probably swedish) is Inis Mon.
    Openthegateson October 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song ComparisonEluveitie uses a lot of traditional tunes, and this one is a Breton one called Tri Martolod. A right mindfuck the first time you hear it x3
    Cythraulon July 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInis Mona = Isle of Man. At least that's what my Etymological delvings have come up with :)
    elvin_wizardon November 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI honestly thing would sound much better instrumental, I'm not a fan of scream
    sinsofwolveson December 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell..last nite at the Eluveitie concert, Chrigel said the lyrics were from a Catholic death song. And I have it on video...kinda makes sense now.
    sdw1000on February 27, 2011   Link

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