A Darker Shade of Pagan: Top Ten of 2008

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While I generally keep my music podcast A Darker Shade of Pagan from getting entangled in the daily workings of The Wild Hunt , every once in awhile I like to alert my readership of some great Pagan and ...

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“GO TOPLESS!!”

Since: Apr 08

Chicopee, MA

#1 Dec 11, 2008
Wow.

Never heard of any of those bands.

I'll have to look them up and see what they do.

I do like the new "Blackmore's Night" CD, though. It has Richie Blackmore on guitars (ex- Deep Purple and Rainbow) and Candace Night on vocals.

In looking for a way to describe it, I found the perfect way..

It's almost like Ren-Faire music... LOL. Nothing wrong with that. But, I have to be in the mood for it. Still a good band though.

“Judgy not lest ye be judgied!”

Since: Feb 08

Farmington, NM

#2 Dec 12, 2008
My son recently suggested Blackmore's Night to me. I'd never heard of them before. I agree, it's very Ren Faire like.

Since: Feb 07

Letterkenny, Ireland

#3 Dec 12, 2008
I've heard some Sugar Ros and they are actually pretty ood but not being one to collect music I have none of their stuff myself. Can't wait to see if the english song will mae it over here...x

Since: Apr 07

Stockton, CA

#4 Dec 12, 2008
Wiccad wrote:
My son recently suggested Blackmore's Night to me. I'd never heard of them before. I agree, it's very Ren Faire like.
I picked up a copy of it several years ago, when I saw it advertised in Circle magazine.

And yeah, it's very Ren Faire!

Since: Apr 07

Stockton, CA

#5 Dec 12, 2008
Oh, and gang--if you want some Pagan solstice music, I'd suggest Jethro Tull's "Songs From The Wood."

Since: Jan 08

Australia

#6 Dec 13, 2008
Pharaoh-Nile wrote:
I've heard some Sugar Ros and they are actually pretty ood but not being one to collect music I have none of their stuff myself. Can't wait to see if the english song will mae it over here...x
Sigur Ros*
And their new album rocks

“NM Desert Rat”

Since: Mar 08

Elephant Butte, N.M.

#7 Dec 13, 2008
bloodyvisigoths wrote:
Oh, and gang--if you want some Pagan solstice music, I'd suggest Jethro Tull's "Songs From The Wood."
I think that either I'm getting old or live too far out in the sticks. The only artist mentioned here I am familiar with is Jethro Tull. I will be looking for "Songs from the Wood". Thanks

“GO TOPLESS!!”

Since: Apr 08

Chicopee, MA

#8 Dec 13, 2008
NM Desert Rat wrote:
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I think that either I'm getting old or live too far out in the sticks. The only artist mentioned here I am familiar with is Jethro Tull. I will be looking for "Songs from the Wood". Thanks
You've never heard of Richie Blackmore? He was the guitarist for both Deep Purple (Smoke on the Water) and Rainbow (Man on the Silver Mountain). Rainbow had Ronnie James Dio on vocals for a while, and also had Joe Lyn Turner on vox after that.

Richie Blackmore is one of the members of Blackmore's Night. He plays guitar, mandolin and bass.

I am also a fan of Jethro Tull. Always have been.

“NM Desert Rat”

Since: Mar 08

Elephant Butte, N.M.

#9 Dec 13, 2008
Shellikins wrote:
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You've never heard of Richie Blackmore? He was the guitarist for both Deep Purple (Smoke on the Water) and Rainbow (Man on the Silver Mountain). Rainbow had Ronnie James Dio on vocals for a while, and also had Joe Lyn Turner on vox after that.
Richie Blackmore is one of the members of Blackmore's Night. He plays guitar, mandolin and bass.
I am also a fan of Jethro Tull. Always have been.
May be I'm not as old as I thought. I have heard of Deep Purple and Rainbow. I had a senior citizen moment.

“NM Desert Rat”

Since: Mar 08

Elephant Butte, N.M.

#10 Dec 13, 2008
Don't know if her music is considered Pagan. I know a lot of her music leans that way though. I am very fond of Loreena McKennitt's music.

Since: Apr 07

Stockton, CA

#11 Dec 13, 2008
NM Desert Rat wrote:
<quoted text>
I think that either I'm getting old or live too far out in the sticks. The only artist mentioned here I am familiar with is Jethro Tull. I will be looking for "Songs from the Wood". Thanks
It's an oldie, but a goody. Came out in the 70s. Good luck finding it.

“GO TOPLESS!!”

Since: Apr 08

Chicopee, MA

#12 Dec 14, 2008
bloodyvisigoths wrote:
<quoted text>
It's an oldie, but a goody. Came out in the 70s. Good luck finding it.
It's actually very easy to find.

One Jethro Tull cd, coming right up!

http://www.amazon.com/Songs-Wood-Jethro-Tull/...

...and it's pretty inexpensive, too.

Enjoy!

Since: Apr 07

Stockton, CA

#13 Dec 14, 2008
Shellikins wrote:
<quoted text>
It's actually very easy to find.
One Jethro Tull cd, coming right up!
http://www.amazon.com/Songs-Wood-Jethro-Tull/...
...and it's pretty inexpensive, too.
Enjoy!
Oo-*rah!*

“GO TOPLESS!!”

Since: Apr 08

Chicopee, MA

#14 Dec 15, 2008
Always glad to help!:)

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#15 Dec 15, 2008
NM Desert Rat wrote:
Don't know if her music is considered Pagan. I know a lot of her music leans that way though. I am very fond of Loreena McKennitt's music.
Quite a few of her songs are Pagan.

And I love Blackmore's Night. We discovered them when going through the gift shop at the MagicQuest in Myrtle Beach, been fans ever since.

Has anyone ever heard of Coyote Run? They're from VA, and some of their music is Pagan. At least their older stuff is. They did a Pagan rendition of Lord of the Dance that we play every year at Beltaine during our Maypole Dance.

“GO TOPLESS!!”

Since: Apr 08

Chicopee, MA

#16 Dec 15, 2008
I haven't heard of Coyote Run.

I don't really listen to a lot of "Pagan" music. I just listen to a lot of heavy metal. I saw the Blackmore's Night advertised, and it sounded good. So, I picked it up and definately liked it.

There is a sub-genre of rock/metal known as folk metal, though. It's heavier, generally, than most Pagan music. One such band that comes to mind is "Skyclad".

I'm also a fan of some "fantasy" metal, like Blind Guardian. If you like music a little on the heavy side, these are definately bands to check out.

“Dance with Fire- Boycott BS”

Since: Apr 07

Moon

#17 Dec 16, 2008
Although they are not precisely Pagan (that I know of), check out I Monster. Especially this one:



Very inspired by a Goddess, me thinks!

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