A bit of Holiday Bombasticity from myself and the amazing Grant Weston on drums! Best wishes to all this Christmas and in the New Year! I found out it was written in 1916 by a Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovich and was originally titled “Shchedryk”. It tells the tale of a swallow flying into a household to proclaim the plentiful year that the family will have. It was commissioned by a Ukrainian leader for a Christmas concert and was performed during a time of great upheaval in the Ukraine. Leontovich was later assassinated in 1921.