Cover Art "Spiral Goddess" by Mara Bosch
The Year is a Dancing Woman - Volume 2
Midsummer through Hallowmas
Music for Goddess Spirituality. Original chants by
Ruth Barrett, Diana Earthmission, Carolyn Hillyer, Sue McGowan, Shekhinah
Mountainwater, Ani Williams, Holin Kennen, Lori Richards and Starhawk, plus
songs from traditional folk sources celebrating the seasons.
Featuring Warner Brothers recording
artist Amanda Barrett of The
Ditty Bops on vocals, with Dena Drotar, Diane Miller, and Kerry Noonan on
chant chorus vocals and Harvest Brown, Holin Badger Shu-bad on
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About this Recording
Through All the World Below, We Are the Fire, Fire
Chant, Labyrinth, Holy Mother's Protecting Chain, Earth Mother, Pentagram, Go
To the Very Edge, Grandmother Chant, We Are the Flow, Hecate, Spiral Is
Turning, Revocation Chant, Seasonal Magick
Ruth says about this recording:
It has been my delight to present this musical offering
that includes so many pieces by some of my favorite composers. I am deeply
thankful to the talented crew of priestess singers and percussionists who
brought their creativity, passion, and love to this project. Having the
opportunity to sing with my beautiful daughter, Amanda, was a particularly
wondrous and precious experience.
I had many intentions in producing this recording.
Foremost, to provide you, the listener, with an enjoyable musical journey
around a Goddess- and woman-centered Wheel of the Year. Secondly, to share
these wonderful chants in a form that both teaches them and offers some
suggestions for group singing and harmonizing. Last, but not least, I hope that
these chants, songs, and invocations will help to bring you into a deeper
understanding and resonance with Her seasonal Mysteries as they overlap and
correspond with the cycle of women's lives. I hope that these offerings will be
well loved, sung, and find their way into your personal and group rituals
throughout the year.
"We have come to expect no less than perfection from
Ruth Barrett over the years, and her new two-volume set does not disappoint.
Here is perfect accompaniment for your seasonal Goddess celebrations, whether
solitary or with a group.
Many of Ruths original chants are here, like the
Triple Goddess Chant, Labyrinth, and Invocation to Brigid. We also hear many
wonderful works from some of our most beloved Goddess foremothers, including
Kay Gardner, Shekhinah Mountainwater, Starhawk and Carolyn Hillyer. There are
chants and songs for each turn of the wheel: Winter Solstice, Brigid, Spring
Equinox, May Eve, Summer Solstice, First Harvest, Fall Equinox and Hallomas.
Ruth is accompanied by voice and percussion, courtesy of
a beautiful chorus of Goddess women. These chants and songs perfectly invoke
the spirit of each season and will have you singing and dancing your own
praises to the Mother.
This is Goddess music at its finest the music
that Ruth was born to create.
Grateful blessings to Ruth and to all the sisters who
share their invaluable gifts with us in this incredible set!"
~Marisa Young, The Beltane Papers, A
Journal of Womens Mysteries, Issue 32, Spring,