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“As both singer and songwriter, her music evokes in me what only a small number of artists ever have. I believe the world needs to hear her music; it’s beautiful and compelling. Her song forms, when heard, will catalyze the next branch of evolutionary development in song-writing.” Roger Treece, multiple grammy winner, and producer/composer of Bobby McFerrin’s new album ‘Vocabularies.’

“Morigan’s voice, simultaneously primal and refined, digs into a deep hollow place, then climbs out and soars…Morigan seems part medium and part performer.” Tzivia Gover, Front Row

Her voice reminds you of …sustained strength and celestial dreaminess… John Stifler, Time Out

“Her sound is uniquely rich, with deep emotional content…” Tara Stark, The Women’s Times

“Pan Morigan is a striking, powerful singer, with a stunning physical presence.” Jordi Herold, Founder of The Ironhorse Music Hall

“Morigan sings with intensity and conviction…wearing her heart on her sleeve…” Larry Parnass, Hampshire Gazette

“She enchanted the audience with her voice… Pan Morigan was the public’s darling…” Virko Voltmer, Leine Zeitung

“Lovely, with a real sense of depth and understanding…” Irish American News

“Delicate, impassioned singing…” Irish Connections

Storytelling and music have been intertwined branches of Irish culture since the days of the bards, which is probably why the mix of story and song on Castles of Gold fits together so smoothly. Musician, composer and arranger Pan Morigan and playwright Katerie Morin convey the tale of the Irish immigration to America through a well-chosen collection of traditional songs, sensitively written originals, and spoken word recitations based on Morin’s family’s memories about their emigration from Ireland. The stories are read by Roma Downey, star of Touched by an Angel, and Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes and ‘Tis. Morigan herself sings the songs backed by an all-star band of Irish musicians, including fiddler Liz Carroll, accordionist John Whelan, and uilleann piper Jerry O’Sullivan. The sound is decidedly contemporary Celtic, with percussively strummed acoustic guitars and exotic percussion, but it effectively evokes the mix of excitement and sorrow the original emigrants must have felt as they set off to America for a new life, perhaps never to see their families again. – Amazon
Editorial Review: By Michael Simmons

“Wild Blue could be the sensual soundtrack to a marvelous, poet-lead, moonlit adventure. Pan Morigan’s voice wails, sails, cartwheels, back flips, sashays, dives, soars and absolutely inspires. Tight composition. Luscious lyrics. Well done!” Lenelle Moise (Poet Laureate, performance artist, playwright, and musician)

Like the shutter of a camera, you can hear Pan Morigan point the lens inward as she captures photographs of her Gypsy travels, showing us the secrets of her soul as she sings through time. Images of deserts and night fire, wind and rain, tears and the joy of wisdom… She wails into the night with “Blue is the Color,” and cradles us through to the dawn with “ Written and Erased”. A true gift to all who listen… Lisa Fischer, Award Winning vocalist, (Soloist, and performer with Sting, The Rolling Stones, Chris Botti, Chaka Khan, etc.)

…nine intoxicating tracks showcase her passionate, shimmering, expressive vocals. A multi-instrumentalist, Morigan is also a deft and poetic lyricist, whose musings on love, creativity and mortality soar over graceful grooves. “Night,” a sultry jazz ballad, coaxes celebration from shadows, while the lilting child’s play of “Peach” conjures the power of words. Pan Morigan’s music stirs and eases body, mind and spirit, providing an inspiring soundtrack for challenging times. WILD BLUE is fast becoming my new favorite album. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. ‘Neph’ – 5-star CDBaby review

PEACH makes me want to get out and make something beautiful. The poetry of the language, the flight of the vocals, the magic of the arrangements makes WILD BLUE a surprise every time you listen. Each song sounds like my favorite. Wisdom and passion, insight and delicious harmonies. WILD BLUE is music for your heart and your head. It’s like you’ve never heard this sound before, and then it’s the music of your spirit! Darice Light – CDBaby review

Pan Morigan’s voice and her songs–transgressive, truly boundary-free–melted my in my ears, then melted my heart. WILD BLUE is a labor of love and profound musical insight, a lifetime of music in each wild-blue, resonating beat. Thank you, Pan Morigan, for opening your heart and letting this album fly out. It deserves more than a listen. It deserves download! RECOMMENDED. Liz Roberts - CDBaby review

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Discography

Ship Of Visions - full length, CD/Blue Wolf Music
Castles of Gold - full length, 2 CD set -
(Created for Public Radio International and Green Linnet Records)
Wild Blue - Full length CD on WaterMoonMusic/NEW RELEASE, OUT NOW!

(Available on itunes, cdbaby, Amazon, etc.)

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Pan Morigan, dual citizen of Canada and the U.S., is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. She is known for her silvery, wide-ranging voice and passionate, humorous stage presence. Her songs, full of harmonic, rhythmic and dramatic surprises, have been described as 'a cross between Bjõrk and Fiddler on the Roof.' With lyrics that take listeners on a philosophical journey, a voice that "reaches into a deep hollow place, then climbs out and soars," Pan's performances are dramatic, jubilant, and drenched in vibe.

Pan's music is influenced by the stormy skies and wild lakes of the Midwest, and by the experience of growing up in a city where live music was everywhere to be heard. Pan’s father made musical instruments, and the sounds of American folk, Blues, Jazz, Irish and Greek music alike, were heard live in the kitchen. Music had no boundaries and could not be fenced in!

Favorite gigs of recent years have included performing original songs with a children's choir and orchestra at Charleville Castle in Tullamore, Ireland, touring with Bobby McFerrin's improvisational vocal group Voicestra on European tour, and doing a set of solo concerts to celebrate her new recording, Wild Blue.

Pan appears solo or with a duo, trio, or band of world-class players. Solo, she plays an entertainingly wide array of instruments such as frame drum, violin, guitar, banjo, hunter's harp, and accordion.