Sable Aradia
Diane Morrison, Writer

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Support Me on Patreon!

Posted on August 1, 2015 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

https://www.patreon.com/SableAradia?ty=h" target="_blank">I've started a Patreon campaign! 

For those out there in social media land who may not know, Patreon is kind of like an ongoing Kickstarter program. People can help to fund the works of creative people, and in return, Patrons receive special benefits only for them. I think this is the answer to our culture of commercialism, in which it's difficult for creative people to make a living. I am hoping that some of you out there who follow my work may consider making a more direct form of support. Just like in any crowdfunded project, there are perks for bigger contributions but even the smallest contribution is helpful and I offer a few perks to everyone who helps.

 

Over the next couple of days I will be uploading and linking a bunch of things. I do a lot so my intention is to add something new each day. When I post something new, such as a video, a piece of writing, etc., that will be the "daily item" shared; on the days that I don't have anything like that coming out, I will draw from my back catalog. Some things will be for Patrons only. Please keep checking back to stay updated on all the new and exciting things I have going on! And thanks for your support!

Songs of the Northern Tribes

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

In support of Gaia Gathering: the Canadian National Pagan Conference, thirteen artists have come together to create an anthology of Canadian Pagan music and spoken word. Only available online, this album spans thirty years and includes some of the best of out-of-print Pagan classics as well as some up-and-comers. All artists have donated the use of their work: all profits from the sale of the album go directly to support the Conference.

Featured artists: Vanessa Cardui, Tara Rice, the Ancient Gods, JD Hobbes, Brendan Myers, Dano Hammer, theDragon Ritual Drummers, Gallows Hill, Heather Dale, Tamarra James, Raven’s Call, Sable Aradia,and Parnassus (Chalice & Blade). Cover and logo by Gualter Reis.

Available now at http://gaiagathering.bandcamp.com.

RIP Anderson Lynne Mar

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Anderson Lynne Mar was the original lead singer of Gallows Hill, a goth rock band I was in several years ago. These were her lyrics and my interpretation of them in this tribute video. I liked her a lot, respected her immensely and wish I'd known her better. RIP


This is what Vanyaland.com had to say.  What a tragedy!


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New Release: Rock of Bral Shanty!

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


New release featured at Wildspace: the Spelljammer Fanzine.  https://sablearadia.bandcamp.com/track/rock-of-bral-shanty" target="_blank">FREE download or stream HERE!  (Donations gratefully accepted.)

A filk of traditional sea shanty "Santy Anno," Inspired by the Spelljammer(tm) setting for Dungeons & Dragons(tm).


lyrics

So heave ‘er up and away we’ll go,

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

The Rock of Bral is a place I know,

Along the Arcane Inner Flow.


 

Well the Rock of Bral is a wretched place,

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

Where the locals will kill ye if they hate your face,

Along the Arcane Inner Flow


 

Ye can find anything ye want and more

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

Including some things ye didn’t bargain for

Along the Arcane Inner Flow


 

Oh, the slavin’ trade is alive and well

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

A neogi ship is a passage to Hell

Along the Arcane Inner Flow


 

So heave ‘er up and away we’ll go,

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

The Rock of Bral is a place I know,

Along the Arcane Inner Flow.


 

There’s plenty o’ gold, so I’ve been told

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

But don’t get lost in the barrios

Along the Arcane Inner Flow


 

If ye go on in to Luigi’s bar

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

Ye might get drunk but ye won’t get far

Along the Arcane Inner Flow


 

Well, on the Rock’s where I long to be

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

With a cask of rum on a drinkin’ spree

Along the Arcane Inner Flow


 

So heave ‘er up and away we’ll go,

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

The Rock of Bral is a place I know,

Along the Arcane Inner Flow.


 

Well them elven lads I do adore

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

With their sparklin’ eyes and their silken hair

Along the Arcane Inner Flow


 

When I was a young lass in me prime

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

I’d have those Navy boys two at a time

Along the Arcane Inner Flow


 

But I’d never leave the stars to settle down

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

When I can have a lad in every town

Along the Arcane Inner Flow


 

So heave ‘er up and away we’ll go,

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

The Rock of Bral is a place I go,

Along the Arcane Inner Flow.


 

Well the times is hard and the wages low

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

But we starhands must all roll and go

Along the Arcane Inner Flow


 

So heave ‘er up and away we’ll go,

Aweigh, Rock of Bral now,

The Rock of Bral is a place I know,

Along the Arcane Inner Flow.


credits

released 30 March 2014

Lyrics by Sable (Diane Morrison). Lead Vocals & Guitar: Sable. Backup Vocals: Steve Curiston, Jamie Field & Erin McRoy.

 

Track Image: "Docks of Bral" copyright (c) by Silverblade the Enchanter. Used by permission.

Triune - Lord of the Dance

Posted on December 24, 2013 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy Holidays all!  Here's a video of my band Triune's version of "Lord of the Dance" from a few years back.  You can find links to the rest of our demo CD "Solstice Carol" from there.  Hope you all have the best of the Sun King's blessings for the New Year!


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Sable - Summerfest: Live Recordings from the 2013 Event Season

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)


http://sablearadia.bandcamp.com/album/summerfest-live-recordings-from-the-2013-event-season


*Bandcamp Exclusive!* 20 live tracks recorded between the Spring and Fall Equinox 2013. Features 3 bonus tracks ("Feelin' Groovy (The 59th Street Bridge Song," "The Mariner's Revenge," and "Fields of Athenry"); unique recordings, photos from Sable's summer events, and bonus Smartphone video "Dance the Magic Round" (Beltaine Faire, Edmonton, AB, April 27, 2013.)

 

I travel all over Western Canada during the summer event season, and this year, music was my focus. All of these 20 tracks were recorded between the Spring and the Fall Equinox in 2013. They are not professional recordings. There's a lot of ambient background noise of the various festivals I attended and all my mistakes are included. So why do you want to buy this album?

 

1. There's 20 tracks, all at the price of a normal-length album.

2. They capture the spirit and magic of the events I attended. If you were there, or wish you were, it's a good way to carry that spirit with you.

3. Often things have more passion live than they do when recorded more professionally.

4. You will get unique tracks from my various live performances that are not available anywhere else, and never will be.

5. You will get unique, live versions of some of these tracks that highlight the talents of friends and guest performers. You won't find them on another album either.

 

Sometimes, I had to choose between two, three, or even four different live versions of the same song. I selected them based on the number of mistakes I made and how noticeable they were; how distracting the background noise was; whether I felt it best highlighted the song overall. whether you could hear the vocals; and whether it was more or less enjoyable than one or another version to listen to; and how interesting the performance was.

 

Sometimes, you can't hear the vocals very well, or there is a quite noticeable mistake. That's because there simply was no other version of that particular track, and I wanted to offer as much variety as possible.

 

This album, for obvious reasons, is exclusive to Bandcamp and only available in digital format. I hope you enjoy this intimate glimpse into my life over the summer of 2013.

 

Blessed be,

Sable

 

releases 03 October 2013

Recorded LIVE during the following events:

 

* Sable's "Pyrates & Pagans" CD Release Party, Vernon, BC (March 20, 2013)

* Sun Wheel Pagan Arts Festival, Drayton Valley, AB (June 30, 2013)

* Vancouver Pagan Pride, Surrey, BC (August 10, 2013)

* Cherryville Farmer's Market, Cherryville, BC (August 17, 2013)

* Okanagan Pagan Pride, Vernon, BC (August 31, 2013)

 

Video of "Dance the Magic Round" was recorded LIVE at Beltaine Faire, Edmonton, AB (April 27, 2013).

Sable - The Queen's Dirk (Spelljammer Filk)

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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http://sablearadia.bandcamp.com Official music video for "The Queen's Dirk" by Sable (featuring Chad McLeary; Pyrates & Pagans, 2013). A filk of "The Royal Oak" (traditional) inspired by "A Few Good Elves" by Diane Morrison and the D&D Spelljammer setting http://toy-soldier-spelljammer.webs.com. Featuring the art and animations of John "Paladine" Baxter and Silverblade the Enchanter; used by permission. All other footage is royalty-free or was specifically shot for the video. Copyright (c) 2013; all rights reserved.

Sable - Live at the Cherryville Farmer's Market

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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Dedicated to Andrew Brechin, 1968 - 2013. Live performance by Sable for a small, intimate audience featuring songs from both "Of Dragons and Unicorns" and "Pyrates & Pagans," plus a cover or two and at least one unreleased track. Chad McLeary joins Sable for a couple of numbers as well.

 

The Cherryville Farmer's Market happens every Saturday in the spring to fall and features frequent live performances, organic produce, local artisans and even psychics and readers.

 

Set List:

 

Me and Bobby the Priest 1:30

Made in Heaven 5:42

Savage Garden 11:13

Imbolc Invocation 21:17

Feelin' Groovy 24:40

Fields of Athenry 26:57

The Dark Lady 31:15

The Mariner's Revenge 38:09

Dragonflight 45:56

The Queen's Dirk 52:58

The Other Side of the Mirror 57:26

Catch a Falling Star 1:07:24