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Robyn wrote these words in the middle of a cornfield in autumn 2013 while daydreaming about the beautiful, magical, powerful circle of women and witchfolk in her life. The music came in Pisgah National Forest outside Asheville, NC while visiting one of those witches and receiving extremely prophetic dreams. The lyrics paint a pretty good picture.


There once was a coven in the middle of the ocean
The witches there made sweet love & sweet potions
They did not retreat, the sea rose up around them
An island of magic braves waves by the thousands

A beauty with shells on each finger sang:
To our island of peace
To a piece of relief
Oh, away from non-believers, sheep, & thieves.”

Explorers, they sailed through the waves just to find them
Dozens of ships sank before they could break in
Sorceresses swam in the shallows & cheered them on
Seeking companions who could be for them just as strong.

An enchantress with horns in her ears sang:
"Dear sisters,
Oh, stand patient & tall,
Oh, we can’t save them all,
Oh, some sailors will crash & will burn & will fall.”

For long centuries all the women spun stories,
Shared days & nights full of fire & glory,
Each did her part to cast spells for the future,
That they’d be reborn & their bonds would endure.

All sisters with warrior hearts sang:
"Please listen,
You descend from our line,
You were born just in time,
To find your circle, complete it, & shine.”


from March Fourth! (Live), released March 4, 2016




The Radicans Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Original music from Philadelphia about Earth, Love, Life, Truth, Beauty, & Community. Written by musicians who are also environmental advocates & food growers. We're usually a trio, but sometimes more friends from our vibrant community of artists join in! The Radicans are: Robyn Mello--vocals & guitar, Ethan Feinstein--drums & vocals, & Matt O'Neil--bass. ... more

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