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#1 greenbeans

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:52 PM

I wondered what is everyone's favourite music with a witchy feel?

Mine are:

Beth Gibbons "Out of Season"- gorgeous autumnal tunes with a certain Wicker Man feeling to themand lyrics about trees...love it.

Joanna Newsom-"Ys" hippy harpist who sings about bears and monkeys and magical happenings. didn't like her at first but I'm really into her now even if she is unforgivably pretty!:mad:

Bat for Lashes- "Fur and Gold"- the most amazingly magical album ever IMO! makes me want to ride off on a magical horse and go on a quest :)

and PJ Harvey's song 'Grow Grow Grow' which is so haunting...her lyrics are hard to get but it seems to be about a young girl planting a seed... nature's magic and female secrets passed from mother to daughter


#2 AnjelWolf

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:53 PM

HHmm...yeah anything by Leisem is always good and Loreena McKinnit is good as well...VAS is another extremely good group to listen to.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 09:03 PM

Wendy Rule's albums are very witchy (and pagan); the album Songs of Witchcraft and Magic is a folk music compilation that I truly enjoy; and Alex and Michelle Garcia Diaz do a wonderful album called Sacred Chants, which puts me into a trance almost before the first track is finished; and I love the Mediaeval Babes as well.

I have always enjoyed Enya's music and that of Lisa Gerrard, too - they often invoke images of magic in my mind's eye.


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Posted 03 January 2008 - 10:40 PM

I would have to say Enya is my favorite. There are a couple on here that I have not even heard of. Off to check them out....:D
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Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:42 AM

So I checked them out and I have new people I like! WOOT!

Wendy Rule, Mediaevle Baebes, PJ Harvey, VAS and Bat for Lashes so far have my attention.

As cheesy as this sounds, I liked Loreen McKinnitt's singing so much, it literally brought tears to my eyes and made me think of my honeymoon. Wow. So lovely...thanks Anjel!:flirt:

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 02:15 AM

You're welcome )

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 05:05 AM

Currently in my que: "Weaving the Strands : Music By Contemporary Native American Women"

Go HERE to check them out.


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Posted 04 January 2008 - 07:28 PM

Not bad at all Leigh! I liked the Earth Prayer song. *goes to add yet another album to her list*:D
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Posted 04 January 2008 - 09:43 PM

I love Loreena Mckennit. Enya is one of my fav's to. I love drumming and chanting. The Celestine prophecy is not a witchy CD, but it is great for me when meditating. Also the first song on the CD is my flying song. I can close my eyes , get into a trance and then I am flying. You guys should try it.
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:36 PM

Secret Garden are good too, I listen to them alot.

There official site is here: http://www.secretgarden.no/

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 03:14 PM

My favourites would be Ravenswing and Blackmore's Night. I also like Enya.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:50 PM

Nico - Chelsea Girl http://www.amazon.co...o/dp/B000001FOL

Jane Siberry - When I was a Boy http://www.amazon.co...38071561&sr=1-1

Julee Cruise - Floating into the Night http://www.amazon.co...38071722&sr=1-1

anything by Bjork

These albums make me feel particularly witchy.


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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:38 PM

I don't know of that much material that seem suitable (yet) and I'll likely create me own, but, I do like "October Project", at least back when they had Mary Fahl singing with them. (First two CDs).
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:59 AM

Dead Can Dance, and I have to agree with ElizabethNicks- Nico is (was) always perfect.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:01 AM

Nox Arcana :D

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:09 AM

barry manilow.....:roflhard:

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:45 AM

oh yeah, Lea, nothing like Barry singing "Mandy" to get me into a conjuring mood!:rofl:

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:54 AM

oh yeah, Lea, nothing like Barry singing "Mandy" to get me into a conjuring mood!:rofl:


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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:49 AM

Not really witchy, but I am a Blue Oyster Cult fan. For spiritual moods, I like the Apache band "Ah Nee Mah" and their "Ancient Voices" album.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 04:49 AM

oh yeah, Lea, nothing like Barry singing "Mandy" to get me into a conjuring mood!:rofl:


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lol...yeah, I was in a "mood" last night!

But seriously, I find a lot of music from the 70's and 80's can "take me there", especially the 70's, without any other influence. Plus there is a lot of Native American music I like.