Year Is a Dancing Woman 1
Ruth Barrett is an internationally known fretted dulcimer recording artist, singer, and songwriter and award winning recording artist of original Goddess songs. Her numerous recordings beginning in 1980 have been among the pioneering musical works in the Goddess Spirituality Movement. Ruth's classical finger picking style of dulcimer playing, combined with a powerful and beautiful voice, has enchanted audiences for almost three decades. She is known for her original folk music inspired by folklore, goddess mythology, celebration of nature, as well as for her arrangements of traditional Celtic and English folk music. THE YEAR IS A DANCING WOMAN Volumes 1&2 CD review from The Beltane Papers, Spring '04 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 the perfect accompaniment for your seasonal Goddess celebrations, whether solitary or with a group. Many of Ruth's 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 Mounntainwater, 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, Hallowmas. 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 it's 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. -review by Marisa Young.