Seasons of the Witch
This 2-CD set began as a book of poems, Seasons of the Witch, by Patricia Monaghan, a pioneering leader in the Goddess movement. Her sister, Peggy Monaghan, gave this book as gifts to her musician friends in Alaska and California. The music was spontaneously born from Peggy and her friends as a response to the power in the poems. Peggy conceived this project as she heard the musical responses and decided to produce the original 1994 CD, as well as this new expanded version. Peggy and friends have written and performed 12 new songs for this 2-CD set, as well as including spoken word performances of Patricia's poetry. It also features spectacular cover art by another sister, Kathleen Monaghan. Seasons of the Witch is the result of connections between sisters and friends, and the inherent power of words and music. Seasons of the Witch features: Peggy Monaghan is a singer/songwriter living in Anchorage, Alaska. She can also be heard on her 1990 release Lullaby, the original 1996 recording of Seasons of the Witch, and on Cheek to Cheek by The Derry Aires. All available through Arctic Siren Records. Sally Coombs is a singer/songwriter living in Napa Valley, California. More of her songs can be heard on Lullaby,available through Arctic Siren Records. Susan LaCroix is a songwriter and visual artist living in West Marin County, California. James Robbins is a songwriter and instrumentalist who also appears on the 1990 release of Lullaby, available through Arctic Siren Records. Claudia Blythe is a singer/songwriter living in Anchorage, Alaska. She is currently working on her first solo release. Kirsten Baird Gustafson is an Alaskan singer/songwriter specializing in Celtic songs. Her solo recording,Land o' the Leal, and she is a featured artist on the 2000 release Cheek to Cheek by The Derry Aires, both available on Arctic Siren Records. Lili McGovern is a singer/songwriter living in Eagle River, Alaska. A Bare Calliope, her debut solo release, is available from One Eyed Turtle Productions. Jennifer Summers is an actress, singer, and award-winning on-air personality and radio producer living in Anchorage, Alaska. Seasons of the Witch is an evocative, earthy delight honoring the Goddess through the movement of the seasons. It features the haunting, powerful music of Peggy Monaghan and her friends, and the poetry of Goddess movement pioneer, Patricia Monaghan. This is a rich, heady brew that recalls starlit nights and voices from long ago. "This album is a true celebration of the Goddess and God. " Miriam Robbins Dexter Crystalline voices and celestial harmonies rise up and fill the air. Songs and poems celebrate the nature of Woman, as revealed in the seasons. These are the faces of the Goddess and the stages of Woman - Maiden, Lover, Mother and Crone. Seasons of the Witch celebrates the Goddess by honoring the power of creation. The promise of Spring. The fulfillment of Summer. The reflection of Autumn. The resolution of Winter.