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Music, Chants & Songs

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Produced by CUUPS & UU Pagan/Earth/Nature Centered Musicians
These are no longer in production and you possibly can find an old copy.

Ancient Realms
Ancient Slumbers
Ancient Muse

Jennifer Pratt-Walter
From CD Baby: Jennifer Pratt-Walter has been playing the harp since 1984 and it has changed the direction of her life. Music is alive under her hands as she seeks to release the deep upwellings of emotions that span the realm of our consciousness. Jennifer also plays in the band "Celtic Muse" with Valerie Blessley. Together they create magical sonorities using two harps, flute, recorders, penny-whistle, and other folk instruments.

Chants for the Queen of Heaven
Nancy Vedder-Shults and friends
This is the companion tape to the UUWF curriculum. Nancy is a longtime UU and Women's Studies scholar, as well as a composer and a performer. 
Available online from Ladyslipper or the UU Women & Religions site.

Chants for Celebrating the Earth
This was a chant workshop with author, witch, CUUPS member and NPR reporter, Margot Adler. Over 40 different chants recorded live - CUUPS' most requested recording! Recorded at CUUPS Convocation II, 1991, The Mountain, Highlands, NC. (Cassette tape; lyric sheet included). 

Singing the Promise
Singing the Promise was a CUUPS benefit concert held during the 1998 UUA General Assembly at First Universalist Church in Rochester, NY. Funds from this event help CUUPS fund future programming and curriculum development. Musicians include Khrysso, Carole Eagleheart, Rev. John Gilmore, Rev. Mary Grigolia and Nancy Vedder-Schults. Recorded June 1998. Approx. 57 minutes. 
This is no longer in production and you possibly can find an old copy.
Other Pagan/Earth/Nature Centered Musicians

Circle of Song

Kate Marks
. . . a must, of course. (Also available: song bookbook with CDaudio cassette

Circle Round and Sing:Songs for Family Celebrations in the Goddess Traditions
Anne Hill
A companion CD for Reclaiming Collective's book, Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions.  

Enchantress
Spirit Nation
 

Gypsy
All original songs in a rock mode by a Witch from Salem, MA. 

Fire Dance!
This Winter's Night

MotherTongue - EarthSpirit
Songs and chants by a New England Pagan choir. Available online from Ladyslipper

Tuatha Dea
Combining primal rhythms, melodic and ethereal ballads, screaming guitar riffs with an Appalachian/Celtic vibe this FAMILY born of a family drum circle delivers an authentic tribal and clannish feel that not only draws the audience into the music but into the moment and clan as well. 

We Are Light
Live '05
Drum Circle
Live @ PSG 2009
Roll of Thunder
Turning of the Year

Spiral Rhythm
Unique sound complete with deep, multi-textured chants and explosive drums.

Celia
Celia is a singer, songwriter, actress, and storyteller who dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly and the sacred. Think Enya meets Tori Amos meets Gilda Radner.

S.J. Tucker
From her website:
A dynamic live performer known for her willingness to follow an evocative ballad with a tune about ninjas or pirates, Tucker is never in danger of taking herself too seriously. She lets it be plain on stage that she loves her job, but she also shows grace and calm, courting and cajoling her audience.  Reviewers compare her voice to that of Joni Mitchell or Tori Amos, her guitar work to that of Emily Saliers.  Apart from writing lyrics and music, S. J. loves fire dancing with poi and hula hoop and has given fire performances & workshops across the country.  Additionally, she has worked as a professional audiobook narrator and an indie film score composer.

Kellianna
From her website: 
Kellianna is an American pagan singer and songwriter internationally renowned for her powerful performance of song and chant inspired by myth, magic, sacred places, and ancient times. With guitar and vocals, she brings to life the stories and sagas of the Gods and Goddesses. With primal frame drumming and soaring vocal chants, she honors the Earth and the Ancestors. Since 2003, she has performed her music in 10 countries on 3 continents, with regular visits to Canada, the United Kingdom, Western Europe, and Australia.

Arthur Hinds & the Round Table
From their Facebook Page: 
A performance by Arthur Hinds and The Round Table is an unforgettable experience, full of music, laughter, love, and magic. Blending stories from Celtic myth and legend with songs drawn not only from Celtic and American folk traditions but from their own inspiration.
What do you get when you combine Arthur Hinds of Emerald Rose and years of solo pagan music, with life long musician Amanda Neitz, with multi-instrumentalist Tyler Neitz , you get Arthur Hinds & The Round Table. Come dance and sing with songs from their new CD, In Her Name, as well as old favorites

Sharon Knight
From their website:
Festival Favorites Sharon Knight and Winter are internationally touring musicians in the mythic-Celtic vein. Their penchant for combining fierce and gutsy bravado with ethereal beauty, a hearty dose of fantastical lyrics, and an obvious love of storytelling has inspired their own style, “Neofolk Romantique”. This often sounds less Celtic and more “Folktales that ran away with the Faeries at the turn of the century and took cover in an old trunk bound for the circus, which was then commandeered by pirates.” This suits them fine.

Coyote Run
Celtic Folk roots, evolving into one of the hottest bands on the Celtic Rock circuit today. Traditional tunes with rich, literate lyrics, compelling melodies and rock, jazz and flamenco instrumental hooks, this band weaves a tapestry unlike any other out there. 

Finding the Balance
The Healing Art
Mother Wisdom: Original and Traditional Chants
Renewal

Kiva
A mixture of songs and chants suitable for ritual. Strong voices and good percussion.

Ancient Mother
Robert Gass & On Wings Of Song 
Extended chant; rich choral voices.

The Book Of Secrets
Elemental
The Mask And Mirror
Parallel Dreams
To Drive The Cold Winter Away
The Visit
A Winter Garden
Loreena McKennitt
Anything at all by Loreena McKennitt (esp. The Visit). 

Burning Times
Rumors of the Big Wave

Canticles of Light: New Ritual Music
Charlie Murphy & Jami Sieber
Wonderful extended chants.

Chants: Ritual Music
Reclaiming Community
A collection of chants and rounds from Starhawk and other members of Reclaiming Community. 

A Circle is Cast
Fire Within 

Libana
Libana is an a cappella women's choir. Beautiful voices on chants, rounds and songs.

From The Goddess/O Great Spirit
Robert Gass & On Wings Of Song 
Extended chant; rich chorale voices.

Gaia, Earth Goddess - Ritual Dances
Kali Ma - Dances of Transformation
Return to the Goddess - Chants & Song
Desert Wind
The artists call what they do "New Age Tribal Fusion." Whatever - it's got a great beat and you can dance to it. 

Let it Begin Now: Music from the Spiral Dance
Starhawk and Reclaiming & Friends

Pick the Apple from the Tree
Francesca De Grandis
A fun mix of songs and chants from the author of Be a Goddess!

Second Chants: More Ritual Music from Reclaiming & Friends 
Reclaiming & Friends 
"These songs and chants were dreamed up, written for, and based on our work in rituals, workshops, summer intensives (witch camps), and classes."

Songs of the Wheelhttp://www.commission-junction.com/banners/tracker.exe?AID=1128556&PID=709479&banner=0.gif
Ian Corrigan and Moira Kyteler
Modern and traditional seasonal songs of the Old Religion, recorded live in concert.

Sutras
Donovan
A classic. Donovan's voice is as listenable as it was thirty-odd years ago on this collection of spiritual and atmospheric songs.

Bones
Initiation
Luna
Refuge
Ritual
 
Still Point
Totem
Tongues
Trance
Zone Unknown

Gabriel Roth and the Mirrors
Rhythmic, sophisticated instrumentals from a modern Shaman of dance and percussion. Wonderful listening on their own; superb accompaniment to trance dancing or other moving meditations.


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