Hey guys! Today, I have a guest post from Anna McKerrow, author of Crow Moon in order to celebrate the release of its sequel, Red Witch. Crow Moon was one of my favourite books of last year and I cannot wait until I get the chance to read the sequel. If you want to know more about Crow Moon, click here to go to the Goodreads page. Without further ado, I’m going to pass on to Anna McKerrow who is going to tell us all about her Red Witch playlist.
Here’s a RED WITCH playlist https://open.spotify.com/user/annamckerrow77/playlist/6nFzLkiLYTYoOpMWECEq44 that borrows heavily from the atmospheric world of new age-inspired and pagan rock, and the musical stylings of Kate Bush, just cos; very appropriate for RED WITCH’s witchy theme and, most importantly, honouring the fearsome and inspiring presence of the mighty Irish war and sex goddess and fierce protectress of the land and women, the Morrigan. Listen with appropriate reverence.
Morrigan – Omnia
Omnia are a current band, excellent live, and this is their stirring, tribal tribute to the Morrigan. Dance! Thy Goddess demands it!
Warrior Goddess – Lisa Thiel
Lisa Thiel produces beautiful, haunting and lyrical tributes to a wide variety of gods and goddesses from different cultures as well as music for all seasonal festivals and lots more. This track is obviously quite Morrigan-y.
CaisleanOr – Clannad
I love Clannad and often have it playing in the background when I write, especially when writing about moody landscapes. Clannad’s songs are in Gaelic and English and I find this one particularly atmospheric.
Feel It – Kate Bush
Kate Bush is obviously a witch herself (contentious: discuss) if only from the point of view of enchanting so many millions with her truly magical music. This is a song I find incredibly sexy and it really fits with the dark and chemistry-fuelled Melz and Bran relationship in RED WITCH.
Newgrange – Clannad
More of the Irish songsters, this time a song about the famous Neolithic burial hengeNewgrange, which is a very powerful place to visit and contains spiral engravings.
Morrighan – Damh the Bard
More Morrigan greatness from a very well known and much loved Druid musician. I first saw him do a talk about sacred sound at Witchfest in 2012 and was fascinated from then on.
Beltane – Lisa Thiel
More from Lisa Thiel; this time, a song for the Beltane (May Day) festival which has a relevance to Melz and Bran in RED WITCH. Beltane is a fertility and fire festival, celebrating the planting of the seeds and the growth of the crops, and the union of the divine masculine and the divine feminine. In Scotland there’s a brilliant Beltane fire festival every year where naked people run around in the streets. Sexy pagans.
Moving – Kate Bush
More magical romance from Kate –
How I’m moved.
How you move me
With your beauty’s potency.
You give me life.
Please don’t let me go.
You crush the lily in my soul.
The White Rose – Ian Marshall
This is a traditional Cornish song, and Omar sings it while thinking of his lover Zia.
I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to listen to that playlist. If you want to know more about Anna, follow her on Twitter @AnnaMcKerrow. Thanks for reading this post guys and if you haven’t read Crow Moon yet, go pick up a copy.