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Patti Wigington

Pagan Music? Oh, Yes, It's Out There!

By April 13, 2010

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A reader recently mentioned that he was looking for some good music with Pagan themes that "wasn't all airy-fairy." Fortunately for all of us, Jason Pitzl-Waters, the host of the Wild Hunt blog, also happens to host A Darker Shade of Pagan, which is a weekly podcast of Pagan music with an underground flair. You can either subscribe via i-Tunes, or download it directly as an MP3 file.

There's also the Pagan Radio Network, which features live streaming music from a variety of Pagan artists -- folks like Emerald Rose, Daughters of Gaia, and more. PaganWorldRadio is also available online.

Finally, even Youtube can be a good source for discovering new Pagan artists. Go to Youtube's home page, and type in "Pagan music" in the Search bar -- you'll be amazed at the vast selection of stuff that comes up!

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April 13, 2010 at 4:35 pm
(1) Cindy Wilson/Olympias says:

While I don’t play music exclusively, I have a weekly blogtalk radio show on Sundays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm (mst). Its free to listen and previous shows are archived for on demand listening. Caller and chat room participation is welcome! The address is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/olympias

If you have trouble bringing up the site, try accessing from my web page address listed above.

April 13, 2010 at 6:54 pm
(2) Anna says:

The Eben Brooks band is awesome

April 13, 2010 at 11:22 pm
(3) thedallasdiva says:

Faith and the Muse. That’s all I’m saying.

April 14, 2010 at 3:38 am
(4) Pauline K says:

Have a look on Youtube at Damh the Bard. Or his website paganmusic.co.uk. He is a true Bard and a thoroughly nice guy.

April 15, 2010 at 9:12 pm
(5) Kathleen Hall says:

Check out David Wood. You can hear his music at http://www.myspace.com/davidwood, and his website, http://www.davidwoodmusic.com
He also has a Facebook page and Youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/silverstardw1

Good stuff:)

April 15, 2010 at 10:47 pm
(6) theo geer says:

don’t forget about SJ Tucker! amazingness and love!

April 16, 2010 at 4:00 am
(7) Autumn Moon says:

Wendy Rule is an amazing musician. I am fortunate to be organizing her Phoenix stop in June. She is not only amazingly talented but she is also very personable and thoughtful.

http://www.wendyrule.com

April 16, 2010 at 4:13 pm
(8) Pat Turner says:

There are also many musicians in science fiction/fantasy fandom who write and perform pagan-themed music. Any large convention has a dealers’ room where music CD’s can be purchased.

April 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm
(9) Tristan Leyone says:

Of course!! have you ever heard any pagan metal?! its wonderful if you have a taste for those things Steel.

April 20, 2010 at 8:58 am
(10) Kirby says:

I love Kellianna and Laura Powers! Beautiful music!

April 21, 2010 at 12:13 am
(11) val bobincheck says:

There are some really amazing Eastern European, Finnish, and Scandanavian groups – check out Arknona, Korpiklaani, Finntroll, Ensiferum, Einherjer, Raven, Saxon, Aegir. Some are heavy metal, others fall into the folk metal catagory. They usually have a good mix on each album. If you’re not quite ready for those, try Hammerfall, or Amon Amarth.

April 21, 2010 at 12:38 am
(12) olytanis says:

The Gypsy Nomads, Kan’nal, along with the aforementioned Emerald Rose, Wendy Rule, and even consider Blackmore’s Night which is more Renaissance Rock but also worthy of mention. A bit darker is Inkubus Sukubus. Pagan music is vital and moving forward!

April 21, 2010 at 12:41 am
(13) olytanis says:

Gypsy Nomads & Kan’nal, and maybe try Blackmore’s Night though they are more Renaissance Rock they have pagan themes. For a little darker cast try Inkubus Sukubus (I may have misspelled their name). Pagan music is vital and alive!

April 21, 2010 at 12:47 am
(14) olytanis says:

sorry about the double post. thought the first one had disappeared.

April 22, 2010 at 12:31 am
(15) Crowfeather says:

The Sword is a band with pagan themes to their music. Some of my favorite songs by them would be “Maiden, Mother, & Crone”, as well as “Freya”. If you like Black Sabbath (ironic, I know) give The Sword a listen.

November 12, 2010 at 7:17 pm
(16) Pagan Roots says:

We’ve made a large database with all the pagan music out there and we’ve already added more than 5000 music albums!!! Ranging from medieval folk to black metal, there’s something for everyone. You can even listen to songs and watch music videos :)

Please check it out on paganroots.net/music ;)

February 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm
(17) Erik says:

For those interested in music related mostly to the Hellenic side of the pagan scene, I have put up a page of music I’ve come across in several years of looking.

June 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm
(18) reska says:

Blind Gardin is also a good group. More of a heavy rock band.

August 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm
(19) nightsparrow says:

to reska was wondering if you were trying to say garden or guardian because i was trying to search for the band and came up with multiple possibilities thank you

December 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm
(20) MyTheory says:

The Sword is probably the best Pagan Metal Band. Go Swedish in theme and receive a plethora. WitchCraft (ha.) is also a good one.

January 13, 2013 at 4:13 pm
(21) Cathy G says:

Kellianna has some really great pagan music, she has a beautiful voice and music some of her really great songs, Lady Moon, Warrior Queen are a couple. Well worth checking it out

March 26, 2013 at 8:57 am
(22) Alexian says:

Check out my Pagan music at http://www.AlexianMusic.com As well as many many Pagan CDs for sale at http://www.PaganMusic.com

May 20, 2013 at 8:34 pm
(23) Thorne says:

It’s surprising that there’s so much pagan music available, given that there are virtually no resources to allow pagan musicians to network. I’ve been trying to find like minded folk to form a pagan rock band, with ZERO success. How did all these bands get started?

May 22, 2013 at 11:56 am
(24) Joe says:

Don’t forget Omnia! They are the first Pagan Folk Rock music I ever heard. You would never guess that everything they play is acoustical (well, except for that keyboard).

January 6, 2014 at 9:55 am
(25) south says:

Have a look at:

http://www.willowshop.fr/

Amazing and very nice voice!

January 6, 2014 at 9:57 am
(26) south says:

Have a look at:

http://www.willowshop.fr/

Very nice voice and music!

January 22, 2014 at 11:14 am
(27) Jeanne Anne Decosta says:

i have compiled a list of >700 pagan themed album by nearly 200 different artists .. see it at jeanneanne.org :)

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