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Ruth Barrett

Ruth Barrett is an internationally known fretted dulcimer recording artist, singer, and songwriter and award winning recording artist of original Goddess songs. Her numerous recordings beginning in 1980 have been among the pioneering musical works in the Goddess Spirituality Movement. Ruth’s classical finger picking style of dulcimer playing, combined with a powerful and beautiful voice, has enchanted audiences for over three decades. She is best known for her original folk music inspired by folklore, goddess mythology, celebration of nature, as well as for her arrangements of traditional Celtic and English folk music. Her 20-year musical partnership with Cyntia Smith produced five albums, and Ruth’s solo recordings available from CD Baby include The Year is a Dancing Woman (Vols. 1 & 2), Garden of Mysteries. Ruth’s is proud to release her 11th CD, Songs of the Otherworld: Traditional and Original Folk Songs, Ballads, and Instrumentals Celebrating the Faerie Realm and Otherworld Beings.

Discography of solo recordings:
Songs of the Otherworld (2011)
Garden of Mysteries (2008) features original and traditional folk music about encounters with mystery.
The Year Is A Dancing Woman (2003), is a two-volume CD of songs and chants celebrating the cycles of Mother Nature.
Parthenogenesis (1990), won an INDIE award from the National Association of Independent Record Distributors in the category of Women’s Music.
Invocation To Free Women (1987)

Recordings with music collaborator Cyntia Smith:
The Heart Is The Only Nation (1995)
A Dulcimer Harvest (1991)
Deepening (1984)
Aeolus (1981) and Music Of The Rolling World (1982) is now available in a compilation called The Early Years (1999)

Pieces included in compilations:
Songs of Witchcraft & Magic (2007), Songs and Ballads compiled by The Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall.
The Best of Pagan Song (2004), a collection of pagan classics.
Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer, Volume 2 (2003), Individual and ensemble selections.