Pagan Choir

Asphodel Choir Yule 2007 at Bones & Flowers

The Asphodel Choir is a small group of pagan singers who perform ancient, modern, and original folk songs. Contact Raven at cauldronfarm@hotmail.com for real pagan music and a great performance. The choir does not charge money for performances, as they do it for the love of God/dess, but they do reserve the right to choose venues carefully. They are generally only available to perform at weekend events in Massachusetts.

If you would like to sing with the choir, or are just interested in learning some good pagan songs, our practices are on Mondays at 6:30pm in Worchester. Beginners are welcome! You don't need to be a great singer, you just need to enjoy singing. We sing in fairly simple arrangements, with or without sheet music. Practices are at Bones & Flowers, 980 Main Street in Worcester, not far from the Clark University campus.

If you haven't sung with us before, or haven't sung with us in a while, please call ahead in case there is a special ritual rehearsal or change of location. Practices are traditionally cancelled the week following a performance.

For information about the choir, call Cauldron Farm at (978) 928-4198. For information about Bones & Flowers call (508) 798-3330.

The Asphodel Choir is putting together a songbook with sheet music to all their original songs, due out in 2010. You may download sheet music for their Lammas song, "Golden One" (44KB), in PDF format. You can also listen to a rough recording of the song from rehearsal: GoldenOne.mp3 (4.18MB) The Asphodel choir hopes to put together a few professional-quality recordings, but has not yet found an appropriate opportunity.


The Asphodel Blessing Song (listen to it)

May the earth welcome your footsteps,
May the wind sing your tale,
May fire dance from your fingertips,
May the ocean speed your sail.
May your courage never fail you,
May your words be blessed with grace;
May the spirit of inspiration light your way.

May you be a friend to your destiny
May you always know your name.
May you learn to dance with lightning
When life brings storm and rain.
May you never be far from family
Whether kin by blood or heart;
May you never feel completely set apart.

May you walk through life like a balance beam
And never stumble and fall.
May you walk through a hundred angry glares
And may it not matter at all.
May you never cease to teach
And never cease to learn;
May the spark of hope inside you always burn.

May you walk with light through your underworld
May you never fear your dark.
May you learn to love the monsters
That populate your heart.
May you be healed of your deepest wounds
And wear the scars with pride,
And may your soul never have to hide.

May the earth welcome your footsteps,
May the wind sing your tale,
May fire dance from your fingertips,
May the ocean speed your sail.
May your courage never fail you,
May your words be blessed with grace,
May the spirit of inspiration light your way.