The Pegasus Awards

Cathy McManamon IF

 

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Collaboration Song Sample
2018 Best Writer/Composer     mp3
2018 Best Performer Random Fractions    
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-nominated bands Random Fractions (with Jason Neerenberg and Daniel Gunderson, formerly known as Three-Fifths) and Toyboat (a hard-rock filk band).  Her most recent collaboration is called SoundWAVS (with Alexander James Adams).  Cathy primarily plays acoustic guitar and hand drums or electronic drum kit, but has been known to dabble with keyboards, recorders, assorted small percussion, flute, pedal organ, bowed psaltery, harp, choir chimes, and boomwhackers.  She has three solo CDs (the earliest two are out of print), two CDs with gundo & Jason, and a soon-to-be-released project called Rune Songs Volumes I and II.  Cathy facilitates music workshops and jams at various cons and outdoor festivals, has run Music Programming for Windycon for several years, and has contributed track recordings for other artists such as Sandra "Cat" Greenberg, The Faithful Sidekicks, and The Canticles Project.  Oh, and she sings, too.

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

 

Representative Work for the 2018 Pegasus Awards

Water

Copyright ©2012 by Cathy McManamon- All Rights Reserved
Used by permission

In the dark primordial sea                                                            
The first forms of life on this planet came to be                                               
Evolution through many an age
Turned into life on the land with rock as our stage

And if there is magic here on the Earth
It is in the water                                                       
If there is magic here on the Earth                      
It is in the water                                                       

The uncharted waters held many a mystery
For the two-legged land-dwelling beings
Our imagination fed sea-faring monsters
Terror and fear fueled many a tale

And if there is magic…      

Down through the ages humans appealed to the gods of the waters
They called upon Tiamat and Mazu, Oshun and Manannan mac Lir
Some worshipped Triton, some honored Neptune or Nerthus or Njord
Far in the Arctic, some invoked Sedna; in Greece, of the sea, Poseidon was lord

And if there is magic…      

Beware the song sung by the Siren, may you never meet the Serpent or Kraken
The Mermaid will trick you with her great beauty; the Selkie can walk on the land
But if you are blessed, you may swim with the Undines and Naiads
Far through the fresh and the salt water treasures and their silent mysteries

And if there is magic here on the Earth                          
It is in the water                                                                   
If there is magic here on the Earth                                  
It is in the water       
If there is magic here on the Earth                                  
It is in the water                                                                   
If there is magic here on the Earth                                  
It is in the water.      

 

 
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