The Pegasus Awards

Cathy McManamon IF

 

Pegasus Awards

Award Year Category Collaboration
Pegasus graphic 2018 Random Fractions Best Performer

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Collaboration Song Sample
2020 Best Filk Song   Water  
2020 Best Writer/Composer    
2019 Best Filk Song   Water  
2018 Best Writer/Composer      
2017 Best Filk Song   Scarlet Town  
2017 Best Writer/Composer      
2016 Best Performer Three Fifths    
2015 Best Performer Three Fifths    
2014 Best Song of Passage   Scarlet Town  
2014 Best Performer Toyboat    
 

Cathy McManamon has written music since the age of six (though thankfully she won't share any of the REALLY early songs) and sidetracked through church music and classroom music education before getting back to writing and performing her own music.  She has been playing solo and in collaboration with a few other musicians since 2003, including the groups Tragic Hair Shadow (an Indigo Girls cover duo), Merry Meet (a faerie-based vocal group), the Pegasus winner Random Fractions (with Jason Neerenberg and Daniel Gunderson) and repeat Pegasus nominee hard rock/filk band Toyboat. Cathy also recently joined the Canticles Production family as a studio musician and composer/arranger. She wields mainly an acoustic guitar and hand or electronic kit drums, but has been known to dabble with keyboards, recorders, assorted small percussion, flute, pedal organ (her first instrument), bowed psaltery, harp, chimes, and boomwhackers. She has released eight albums of solo and collaborative/band work to date and has guested on several other artists' albums. Cathy loves the variety of facilitating music workshops, jams, and drum circles at various cons and outdoor festivals, she headed the Music track at Windycon for five years, and loves being on the road where she finds much of her inspiration for composing.

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www.cathymcmanamon.bandcamp.com
www.patreon.com/CathyMcManamon

 

Representative Work for the 2020 Pegasus Awards

Into the Sea (mp3)

Copyright ©2016 by Cathy McManamon- All Rights Reserved
Used by permission

When I was small I used to dream
Of swimming deep within the sea
I had no fear and I could always breathe
Schools of fish were friends to me
Somehow through the intervening years
I got locked up on the land
Until you led me to her sacred shores
To remember once again

Come with me into the midnight sea
Let me wrap you into the deep
We will laugh, we will not fear the waves
As we ride eternity
Into the sea

The realm of dreams is her dominion
And madness lies not far within
I am touching possibility
And I am breathing with my skin
My silent fears fall like grains of sand
They disappear in the abyss
And I am freer than I've ever been
As I feel her foamy kiss

Come with me into the midnight sea
Let me wrap you into the deep
We will laugh, we will not fear the waves
As we ride eternity
Into the sea

I never dreamed you'd be like me
A child of the deep playing for keeps
Down on my knees at her majesty

Come with me into the midnight sea
Let me wrap you into the deep
We will laugh, we will not fear the waves
As we ride eternity
Come with me into the midnight sea
Let me wrap you into the deep
We will laugh, we will not fear the waves
As we ride eternity Into the sea

 

 
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