I want to thank Metal Gaia for sharing her post linking to The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. This group has been around for a long time and have students all over the world, not just in Britain, and they have a great website. Check out their Library section which has a lot of well written articles, including this one on The Eightfold Wheel of the Year & the Druid Festivals. I never really thought about the down on the farm difference between the solar holidays and the cross quarter days but quote them here:
“But as well as these four astronomical, solar festivals, there exist four times in the year which were and are also considered sacred. These were the times which were more associated with the livestock cycle, rather than the farming cycle.”
And they go on to explain what happens in these cycles and what the people were celebrating and doing magicke for.
I personally think anyone can claim the title of being in the Druid path if they know how to go out in the woods under the trees, on the rocks, by the stream, and can enter a shamanic state to contact their deeper Self who is of the nature of the God/esses.
And here is a video i liked, and their website has a link to all their YT videos. Enjoy and Blessed Be!