Tag Archive | Music

A little night music — Moonlight Sonata

“The young May moon is beaming, love.
The glow-worm’s lamp is gleaming, love.
How sweet to rove,
Through Morna’s grove,
When the drowsy world is dreaming, love!
Then awake! — the heavens look bright, my dear,
‘Tis never too late for delight, my dear,
And the best of all ways
To lengthen our days
Is to steal a few hours from the night, my dear!”
–  Thomas Moore, The Young May Moon

Dancing in the day, dancing in May…

Although there is little (to no) historical evidence associating Morris Dancing with historic pagan celebrations, for centuries Morris sides throughout England have gathered at dawn to dance in May. Morris dance sides are now a common feature of pagan festivals in the UK. I used to enjoy watching Wolf’s Head and Vixen when I lived in London. So in order to help you dance in May I present their 1 May 2009, 5.30am performance.

Links to: Rochester Sweeps Festival 1 May 2009 Blue Bell Hill 5.30am Wolf's Head & Vixen Morris on Youtube

P.S. You may be interested in this article “Goths and pagans are reinventing morris dancing.”

Witchy Playlist — Popular Music

Linked to You Tube Videos In no particular order:

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police (my personal favorite because hubby serenades me with this one)

Witchy Women – The Eagles

How Soon is Now? – The Smiths

Black Magic Woman — Santana

What the Water Gave Me – Florence + The Machine

Witchcraft – Cy Coleman

That Old Black Magic – Frank Sinatra

You Can Do Magic — America

You Do Something To Me – Ella Fitzgerald

Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac

I Want To Be Evil – Eartha Kitt

Season of the witch – Donavan (and Hole’s Version)

Witches’ Rave — Jeff Buckley

I Put a Spell on You — Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

I Put a Spell on You — Nina Simone (other versions Buddy Guy  Van Morrison Marilyn Manson)

Marie Laveau – Bobby Bare

And She Was – Talking Heads

The Witch – The Cult

Burn The Witch – Queens Of The Stone Age

Witchcraft – Wolfmother

Santeria — Sublime

Magick — Klaxons

Tres Brujas – The Sword

Maiden, Mother & Crone – The Sword

Love Potion #9 – The Searchers

Abracadabra — Steve Miller Band

Green Eyed Lady — Sugarloaf

This Magic Moment – Lou Reed

Voodoo Child – Stevie Ray Vaughan (Jimmy Hendrix)

Strange Brew — Cream

Alison Gross – Steeleye Span

The Witch – The Fuzztones

Bad Things – Jace Everett

Witches Song — Juliana Hatfield

Waking The Witch – Kate Bush

Witchcraft – Book Of Love

Play With Fire – Cobra Verde

Got My Mojo Working – Muddy Waters

Voodoo — Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Dangerous Type — Letters To Cleo

Hunting for Witches – Bloc Party

Witch Doctor

Witches — Switchblade Symphony

Incantation — Loreena McKennitt

The Old Ways – Loreena McKennitt

Mummers Dance – Loreena McKennitt (“LOR” version)

All Souls Night – Loreena McKennitt

The Dark Night of the Soul – Loreena McKennitt

Devil Went Down to Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band (because it belongs on every playlist)