A lively, bouncy song to celebrate springtime, spring equinox, planting time, May Day or Easter. Ostara is the Germanic goddess of spring. Pam said that she wrote this song for some Wiccans who were getting tired of their old chants and wanted something new to sing.
The first part of this chant can be sung as a round or canon, then all sing the chorus together. There’s an audio of that further down. Or sing it straight, as in the video.
Pamela recorded Ostara with a live singalong audience at the James St. Wellness Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, on March 19, 2011. I’ve made the recording into a video:
This is the audio to the live video. You can always right click and save the audio to your device.
Here is another recording in a lower key, in which Pamela is teaching the song to a group. Sing along and you’ll learn it with them in no time!
As a canon
The first part of Ostara can be sung as a round. This is what it sounds like (2nd and 3rd times through):
(This is actually the first recording digitally manipulated. That’s why it sounds like Pam is singing with herself.)
Pam took great pleasure in her community garden bed. A bountiful harvest!