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The Celtic Myth Podshow will tell you ancient tales and legends of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man bringing you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. It weaves together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the Celts.


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 January 11, 2011
I ran across this podshow quite by accident. It is quite delightful. It not only is educational, but entertaining. I recommend it to everyone.

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CMP Special 42 2016 News Update Show


Mon, May 09, 2016


Music and News about what we have been doing!

We bring you a Special music show and some news about what we have been doing while we were away, what our plans are as well as 6 amazing pieces of music and a superb piece by Professor Roland Rotherham about St. Nectan, the Cornish saint.

Running Order:

We mention the Professor's other appearance on our show at http://celticmythpodshow.com/ladiesofthegrail

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or leave us a message using Speakpipe


 

1. Northill May Song & Mwynen Mai

by Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston

A pair of May Carols. The custom of 'going Maying' included leaving hawthorn blossoms at your beloved's door on May Day morning (assuming you hadn't been out in the woods with her all night). 'Mwynen Mai' (Gentle May) is a jolly little polka with our freshly translated English lyrics. (from The Dance Goes On liner notes)

Buy The Dance Goes On from Bandcamp

 

2. The Fairy Glen

by Katie Nicholas & Cernunnos Rising

Katie Nicholas, the youngest daughter of George Nicholas from Cernunnos Rising, is the lead vocalist on this beautiful new track, The Fairy Glen. Born and bred in Liverpool, Katie (20) moved to London at the age of eighteen as an integrated ad-designer (JWT London) and pursues her music as a country-pop singer/songwriter, runs Busy Bee - an online community helping independent artists create a “buzz”, plus more alongside her 9-to-5; with the aspiration to do her passion full-time. [source]

You can find out all about Katie and her work, including her superb album, Dizzy, on her website.

 

3. Song For Ireland

by Celia

Celia's album, Fire in the Head, is a compilation of some of the finest Irish songs. She adds her unique style to the presentation of classic Irish music, and you can hear her track Song for Ireland in this show.

You can get hold of Fire in the Head from Bandcamp or CD Baby.

 

4. Sacred Falls: Saint Nectan & the Legacy of the Dragon

by Professor Roland Rotherham

Sacred Falls

St. Nectan's history, the legends of his almost endless family and the sacred site of Nectan’s Glen, holding as it does the beautiful ‘Falls’, are explained in this narrative together with a possible link between Saint Nectan’s family and the warlord who may be attributed to the later legends of King Arthur. The book also deals with the history and legends of many of Cornwall’s other sacred wells and springs.

You can buy Sacred Falls from the St. Nectan's Waterfall Online Shop.

 

5. The Laily Worm & the Machrel of the Sea

by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch

Kate & Corwen met in the 10th century playing at a medieval banquet. Their compatible collection of ancient reed instruments inspired love at first parp.The fact that they also had similar collections of Finnish pop cemented the relationship. Since meeting they have walked pilgrimages to Spain, across Norway, rebuilt Kate's narrowboat and played lots of music. They are currently recording their first duo CD, Fishe or Fowle.

You can find out more about Kate & Corwen on their website or on their Contributor Page.

 

6. Native Son

by Julia Ecklar

Native Son is a song about a sheep-dog. Stepping out into a pasture of sheep is like pushing the membrane between two worlds. The dog starts to shiver violently at the first whiff of musty wool. The shadows, the wind, the turn of your head and the force of the dog's silent gaze is part of a cacophony of pressures that push or bounce against each other. You can sense where to push against these masses of energies to make the sheep and your dog move ina direction you choose. The ability to feel and see these energies is stitched into your dog's DNA. You don't teach him how to use this knowledge - he teaches you. It's why he was made, and all he wants to do. (From the CD liner notes]

Buy Horsetamer from Prometheus

 

8. Forgotten, Never Be

by Damh the Bard

Forgotten, Never Be is a song about the traditions and customs that we cherish in our cultures. It is a masterful piece from Damh's most recent album, Sabbat. This new collection of songs harks back to Spirit of Albion and The Cauldron Born. The anthems have a folk-rock feel, and the ballads have even more depth and meaning. The inclusion of the classic folk song Scarborough Faire and a cover of Lady in Black by Uriah Heep makes this an album that will surely please old and new fans of Damh’s music alike.

You can get hold of Sabbat from CD Baby.



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Special Thanks

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 



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CMP042 A Mother's Worry, A Mother's Pride


Mon, Nov 02, 2015


What really happened to Pwyll & Rhiannon's child?

Part 13 and the final episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogion story. Pwyll's long-time friend, Teyrnon has beaten off the Monster from the Deeps and has discovered a beautiful baby boy wrapped in silks left in its wake. He and his wife decide to rear the child, but what of the misery of Rhiannon? In this episode, Teyrnon makes a decision and we finally discover what really happened to Pwyll and Rhiannon's child.

This episode is also the 13th and final episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi.

Running Order:

All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/firstbranch13

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us Speakpipe


News & Views

Overview of the Celtic Myth Podshow

Gary and Ruth - your hosts!

Gary and Ruth - your Hosts!

We welcome all of our new listeners and guide them through how to find their way around the show. So far, we have completed the Irish Mythological Cycle (which starts at Episode 1 Gods in the Mist) and have started the Welsh Mabinogion with Episode 30 Restless Dreams. This episode completes the first story, or Branch, in the Mabinogi - Pwyll, Prince of Annwn.

We also mention that Special Shows (those starting with the prefix SP (SP01, SP02 etc.) will be found which contain modern stories, music, factual pieces and interviews about Celtic History, Music and Culture.

You can also find a Help Page that will help you with everything to do with Podcasts, subscribing and how to listen to each new show.

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Teyrnon
  • Gwri of the Golden Hair
  • Pwyll
  • Rhiannon
  • Dyfed
  • Arberth
  • Gwent
  • Ceffyl-Aur
  • Annwn
  • Calan Mai
  • Beltane
  • Pryderi ("Worry")
  • Pendaran
  • Gwri Gwallt Euryn
  • Teyrnon Twerf Lliant
  • Pwyll Pen Annwn
  • Summerlands
  • Ystrad Tywi
  • Ceredigion
  • Seisyllwch
  • Bryn Caerau
  • Casnar Wledig
  • Gwyn Gophoyw
  • Gloyw Walltlydan

Post-Roman Wales

Post-Roman Wales

This map shows the locations of the cantrefs of Ystrad Tewi and Ceredigion that Pryderi added to the realm of Dyfed. Those seven cantrefs were known as the Seisyllwch.

Promo - The CUUPS Podcast

Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans

The CUUPS Podcast

The CUUPS Podcast

The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) is an organization dedicated to networking Pagan-identified Unitarian Universalists (UUs), educating people about Paganism, promoting interfaith dialogue, developing Pagan liturgies and theologies, and supporting Pagan-identified UU religious professionals.

Starting in January 2010 CUUPS began producing monthly Podcasts. These are approximately 45 minute long audio programs which bring together recorded material from a variety of sources. You can find the show in iTunes or listen/download the Podcast directly from the Libsyn website.

 

Music Welcome in Another Year

by Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston

The Dance Goes On

The Dance Goes On

This show was released at Samhain in 2015 so this song by the very talented Blanche Rowen and Mike Gulston is especially appropriate. Their album, The Dance Goes On, is an amazing treat with songs for each of the seasons of the year making it a joyous exploration of the Turning of the Wheel! You can find out more about Blanche & Mike on their website or on our Contributor Page.

 

Competition Results

In our last episode we set a competition by asking you if you could find out the name of Charlie Allan's dog.

Odin

Odin

Charlie is from Saor Patrol and the Duncarron medieval Village and his dog, Odin, can be frequently seen at events watching the Burgers cook!

The answer to the competition is: the dog's name is Odin and our lucky winner is Helen from the UK. It's on it's way to you, Helen - congratulations!

Listener Feedback

Marco

We play some lovely feedback from Marco from New Mexico. Marco asks about the old drinking habits and the hospitality of the ancient Celts. Ruthie did some research and came across two ancient recipes for beer that might interest him. You can find them at http://byo.com/hops/item/1537-two-ancient-brews ... just scroll to the bottom of the page. Please do let us know how they come out if any of you decide to try them! :)

Thank you so much Marco!

Sources used in this Episode

http://www.maryjones.us/jce/eufyd.html, Hyfaidd Hen as one of the Children of Don.

Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronounciation for the Mabinogi

Places Mentioned in the First Branch, Fascinating website.

Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies, Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Additional Thanks

We also give thanks to Raincloud, battery Discharger, Jenga Lill and Ariel from the Druidic Craft of the Wise podcast for their superb reviews on iTunes!

Special Thanks

For Incidental Music

Kevin MacLeod, for String Impromptu Number 1, Not As It Seems, Water Prelude, & Minstrel Guild. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Bach Cello Suite 1, Beautiful, & Dark Days from Free Stock Music.

Jason Shaw for A Moment's Reflection, & Renaissance. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details

Adragante for Resonance 3 from Resonance. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Doc for Dancers in Mist from An Island of Joy. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Kubi for Siempre Contigo and Mystery Dungeon. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Therese Schroeder-Sheker for her track Longing from Rosa Mystica. See her website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!


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CMP Special 41 A Pint and a Chat with Spiral Dance


Wed, Jul 22, 2015


We go to the Pub with the fantastic Australian band - Spiral Dance!

This is the first of an irregular series of informal interviews that we'll be holding as the opportunities arise, and our first is a superb, epic Show with the fabulous Australian band, Spiral Dance. In this show, we all meet up at the pub and talk about where they have come from, how their Spirituality comes out in their music and what their plans are for the future. With five fantastic pieces of Spiral Dance magic, this is a great chat and includes a surprise appearance by some extra special guests!

Spiral Dance's Contributor Page

Running Order:

  • The Holly Lord ('Woman of the Earth') 2:41
  • The Gathering ('Over the Nine Waves') 26:26
  • Cerri Lee join us 51:43
  • Damh the Bard joins us 1:01:43
  • Fae Dance ('Through a Sylvan Doorway') 1:01:51
  • Through a Sylvan Doorway ('Through a Sylvan Doorway') 1:17:53
  • Wicker Man (single) 1:33:25
  • Promo - Christy Jackson Nicholas (travel books) 1:42:02

All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/firstbranch13

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released 22 Jul 2015, 1h 43m,97Mb

It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, Speakpipe


The Giant's Rest

Wilmington, East Sussex

The Giant's Rest Pub

The Giant's Rest Pub

We meet the guys at the fabulous 'Giant's Rest' pub in Wilmington, East Sussex on their 2014 UK tour. The pub has awards for being the most Druid-Friendly pub in Sussex!

The Holly Lord

from Woman of the Earth

Woman of the Earth

Woman of the Earth

One of Spiral Dance's earliest albums, 'Woman of the Earth' is where Celtic folk rock meets pagan inspired tales of magick, myth and legend. It contains not only Holly Lord, but the Goddess and the Weaver, Into the Green, Hour of the Wytch, the title track - Woman of the Earth - and others. It is now sadly out of print but can be found as a digital download at CD Baby or Soundclick. One of our favourite albums.

Spiral Dance Band Members

The Band

The Band

The band was formed in 1992 as a project to explore some of the more mystical elements in life and has drawn its energy from the song-writing and vocal skills of Adrienne Piggott. Adrienne’s haunting lyrics are supported by Nick’s driving guitar work and Paul’s innovative accordion lines.

Adrienne Piggott

Adrienne Piggott

Adrienne hails from an immigrant family and grew up surrounded by stories and songs from Ireland and the British Isles that were part of every day life, ensuring her love of the music, legends and traditions from these cultures.

She began singing in pub sessions in her late teens and early twenties, then went on to sing in a cappella groups and folk bands. Her interest in the occult and magic led to the creation of the band Spiral Dance - her ‘dream child’- a passionate union of her voice and song writing gifts.

Adrienne has won awards for her vocal talents and wordsmith skills and has written most of the songs that appear on the Spiral Dance albums. [source]

Nick Carter

Nick Carter

Nick had always wanted to play guitar for as long as he can remember and says he would still love to know how to play. He started playing in his early 20s for fun and had a passion for rock and blues, Eric Clapton being the main influence. The blues was followed with lead guitar and a very short stint of heavy metal. He auditioned for Spiral Dance in late-1996, an ordeal that consisted of playing all the songs from the bands first album (Woman of the Earth) and then a live gig two days later!

And the best thing about being in the band? "The biggest thrill when playing live is watching the audience singing the words back to us, whether it is a gig in Australia or overseas!" [source]

Paul Gooding

Paul Gooding

Paul is one of the leading exponents of the button accordion in Australia, his skilled honed in the folk clubs and festivals of his native England. He moved to Australia in 1998 and joined Spiral Dance in 2000, bringing with him his love of English folk ballads and passion for European dance tunes.

In 2009, he was very proud to win "Most Outstanding Instrumentalist" at the South Australian Folk Awards. [source]

The Gathering

from 'Over the Nine Waves'

Over the Nine Waves

Over the Nine Waves

Over the Nine Waves was originally a song cycle featuring narration and songs. The narrative tracks and album artwork are available free at www.spiraldance.com.au. Based securely in Irish Myth, this album contains 10 superb tracks by Spiral Dance as well as some enchanting narration by Vince Brophy.

Tales told with song and narration of the legendary characters from the Irish Mythological and Ulster Cycles, which are the oldest surviving prose in western literature, memorised as they happened and handed down from generation to generation by bards before the introduction of literacy. You can still get this album from Soundclick with the narrative tracks as a free download directly from Spiral Dance.

Willyaroo, South Australia

Willyaroo

Adrienne mentions the town of Willyaroo which is near Adelaide in South Australia. We had to look this one up to get the right spelling for you! She also mentions the terrible injustices that the White Man inflicted upon the aboriginal tribes,in particular, the Peramangk.

Damh the Bard and Cerri Lee

& 'Oscar' the Dog

Damh and Cerri

Damh and Cerri

We are joined for a surprise appearance by Damh the Bard, Cerri Lee and Oscar the Dog!

Oscar

'Oscar'

Fae Dance & Through a Sylvan Doorway

from 'Through a Sylvan Doorway'

Through a Sylvan Doorway

Through a Sylvan Doorway

Two tracks from the seminal work in the Spiral Dance discography. A fine collection of songs & tunes, pagan rhythms and folk ditties, all set in the latest and brightest, unique Spiral Dance double album.

Wickerman & the English Ale Festival

Wickerman

Wickerman

The Wicker Man burning at the English-Ale festival in Mylor, South Australia this year, 2015. The English Ale ('Ale' meaning singing, dancing and making merry) is a seasonal gathering to celebrate the historic customs of England. Free events include masked torchlit giants procession, bonfire, Morris dancing, Punch and Judy, traditional music, Beating The Bounds and more

The Burning Wickerman at Mylor

The Burning Wickerman at Mylor

As the English Ale Festival website says: The first of our winter rains has come; in the Adelaide Hills the creeks and streams trickle and begin to run, the European trees have lost their leaves and the beautiful eucalypts shimmer in the early winter sunshine. The seasons are changing.

Promo - Christy Jackson Nicholas

Books by Christy Jackson Nicholas

Books by Christy Jackson Nicholas

Ireland: Mythical, Magical & Mystical - Do you find yourself drawn to the magic of the Emerald Isle? Would you like to see places beyond the typical tourist traps? Come, join me on a journey through the mists of legend, into the hidden places of mystery. Immerse yourself in the legends and myths, the history that has made this island precious in the hearts and minds of millions.

Scotland: Stunning, Strange & Secret - Immerse yourself in the legends and myths, the history that has made this island precious in the hearts and minds of millions. Along with the tales and history, there is practical information on planning your trip, budgeting your costs, and finding the best places to while away the magical hours of your holiday.

Christy Jackson Nicholas can be found on Facebook, on her website or her blog. Ireland: Mythical, Magical & Mystical can be obtained from Tigearr Publishing here, and Scotland: Stunning, Strange & Secret can be obtained here.

To Finish Off!

Meal at ‘The Happy Dragon’

Meal at ‘The Happy Dragon’

Another occasion saw us all at the Happy Dragon - our favourite Chinese restaurant. You'll see Ruthie and Gary, Spiral Dance (Adrienne, Nick & Paul), Damh the Bard, Cerri Lee and Josh. A grand time and super nosh to boot!

Thanks again to Adrienne, Nick and Paul of Spiral Dance, Damh the Bard, Cerri Lee, Josh and 'Oscar' for taking part in our 'Pint and a Chat'!

We hope you enjoyed the show and we look forward to more of these wonderful 'chats' in the future! We'd like to wish you many, many blessings!

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos

Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera

Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia

Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard

Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen

Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria

Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner

Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton

Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S. J. Tucker

Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance

Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.


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CMP041 Of Sea-Monsters and Golden Hair


Thu, Jun 25, 2015


A Prize Mare suffers a horrific fate every May Eve!

Part 12 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion. We shift our attention now to the Kingdom of Gwent and its' Lord, Teyrnon, who has a terrible problem with his Prize Mare. At the same time as young Pwyll and his Bride, Rhiannon, are being punished for the 'alleged' crime that Rhiannon has committed, Teyrnon and his wife are deciding to end the unspeakable horror that comes upon the Horse every year as she tries to give birth at Beltane. What comes next is a huge surprise..!

This episode is also the 12th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi.

Running Order:

All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/firstbranch12

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Rhiannon
  • Hevaidd Hen
  • Dyfed
  • Arberth
  • Gwent
  • Prydain
  • Hafren
  • Cantref
  • Gwent Is Coed
  • Teyrnon
  • Teyrnon Twryf Lliant
  • Silures
  • Gruffydd ap Llewelyn
  • Delwyn
  • Beltane
  • Calan Mai
  • Gwri Gwallt Euryn

Teyrnon fighting against the Sea-Monster

Teyrnon fighting against the Sea-Monster

From: The Mabinogion (Lady Charlotte Guest)

Teyrnon fighting against the Sea-Monster

Teyrnon (Pedair Cainc) From: darlun o'r gyfrol Chwedlau Cymru Fu, Merthyr Tudful 1906: llun gan Anatiomaros

Pre-Roman Wales

Pre-Roman Wales

The Map, circa 40 AD, shows the territiories occupied by the Brythonic tribes at the time. Our story takes place in Dyfed which is in Demetian lands.

By this time it was approximately 200 years after the death of Gruffydd ap Llewelyn, whom Gary wrongly calls Gruffyd ap Llewellyn in the Show. In 1056, he won another victory over an English army near Glasbury. Now a true King of Wales, he claimed sovereignty over the whole of Wales. By the 13th Century, the South was ruled by the Marcher Lords and the indigenous Brythonic Welsh who had retreated into the (Green) North of Wales. Later in the Mabinogi our stories tell us more about this area.

Political Lanscape of Post-Roman Wales

Political Lanscape of Post-Roman Wales

Listener Feedback

Ben

We play some lovely feedback from Ben in Adelaide, Australia. Thank you so much Ben!

Competition

Duncarron Medieval Village

The Lads of Saor Patrol

The Lads of Saor Patrol

Do you fancy winning a fantastic Hoodie in XXL size from the Duncarron Medieval Village run by the Clanranald Trust for Scotland Charity and Saor Patrol? If so, then read on for more details about them and listen to the end of the show for how you can enter! The Clanranald Trust is currently building a full-scale replica of an early Medieval Fortified Village. This will be typical of the Scottish Clan Chief’s residence throughout the earlier part of the last millennium.

Our Prize - The Duncarron Hoodie!

Our Prize - The Duncarron Hoodie!

Promo - Story Archaeology Podcast

Story Archaeology Podcast

Story Archaeology Podcast

Story Archaeology combines the breadth of knowledge and skills of the storyteller with academic exploration of ancient texts. We focus on the Irish tradition, peeling back the layers of modern folklore to unearth the potsherds and treasuries of our heritage. On StoryArchaeology.com, you will find regular podcasts and articles about Irish Mythology by the Story Archaeologists, Chris Thompson and Isolde Carmody. You can find the show in iTunes or listen/download the Podcast directly from the Story Archaeology website.

Music - Blessings of Beltane

by Cernunnos Rising

Nature’s Child

Nature’s Child

The beautiful and ethereal version of Blessings of Beltane that could originally be heard on their album, Wild Soul, has been re-mixed to include the lovely vocals of Carla Lewis and the beautiful harmonies of Katie Nicholas in the new track Beltane. This track is the first that we have played from their latest album which will be available on July 1st, Nature's Child, and you can find out more about Cernunnos Rising on their website or on our Contributor Page.

 

Additional Thanks

We also give thanks to AFS Fish, Natty Lizard King and John 7 Ash for their superb reviews on iTunes!

 

Special Thanks

For Incidental Music

Kevin MacLeod, for Peaceful Desolation. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Heroic Struggle from Free Stock Music.

Jason Shaw for Antartica. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details

Densle for Dragon's Breath from Elatheria. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Kubi for Siempre Contigo. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.


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CMP040 Betrayal in the Nursery


Sat, Mar 21, 2015


Can Pwyll & Rhiannon provide an heir to the Kingdom?

Part 11 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion. Doubt begins to enter the minds of the people of Dyfed as their Lord and his Lady show no signs of producing an heir. The High Council of Druids put pressure on Pwyll to divorce his Fairy Bride and take a more 'fruitful' woman to his bed!

This episode is also the 11th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi.

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 21 Mar 2015, 43m, 42Mb

It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, Speakpipe


Sabbat by Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh tells us that this is an old traditional English folk Song, which has elements of a Scarborough Faire and another song, called Elfin Lover. The songs have become merged over the years.

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Dyfed
  • Rhiannon
  • Wales
  • Pendaran
  • Cantrefs
  • Cantrevs
  • Arberth
  • Preseleu
  • True Companions
  • Delwyn
  • Annwn
  • Fae/Fey
  • Ceryss
  • Calan Mai
  • Bychan

Map of Pre-Roman Wales

Map of Pre-Roman Wales

The Map, circa 40 AD, shows the territories occupied by the Brythonic tribes at the time. Our story takes place in Dyfed which is in Demetian lands.

Listener Feedback

Chris

St. Piran's Cross

St. Piran's Cross

We had a great question from Chris in South Australia about Celtic tattoos, specifically about any that are Cornish in nature. As we say in the show, there aren't many original and ancient designs from Cornwall. There are a few books that may help with more general Celtic knotwork or art. We recommend having a look at:-

We suggested either using a variant of St. Piran's Cross or a form of the Piskie - the little pixie unique to Cornwall. We have images of both (and the Tintagel Labyrinth) below.

Field Piskie by Josee Saurus

Field Piskie by Josee Saurus

The Tintagel Labyrinth from the Cornish Store

The Tintagel Labyrinth from the Cornish Store

 

Promo - Live Wire! Podcast Radio - Savvy

Live Wire! Podcast Radio

Live Wire! Podcast Radio

We think we've found Chris' podcast for you. He calls himself Savvy and showcases superb music on his Radio Podcast. You will not come across a finer Multi-Skilled Producer then SAVVY!! Skilled in Audio, New Media and Television Production techniques, Savvy has been a professional in the entertainment industry for the past 12 years in various markets from Live audio and sound design to music production and Television. He also does new media works which also involves video and editing. Join the sav each week on Live Wire! Podcast Radio. You can also email him - chrisontheradio@hotmail.com

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling

We used the beginning of one of his superb shows (the amazing episode featuring Lindsey Stirling!) as a Promo for his Radio Podcast. Make sure you go and listen at Live Wire! Podcast Radio. Lindsey Stirling is well known as breaking the mould with her rocking violin and astoundly energetic stage shows! Find out more about Lindsey on her website.

Music - Sabbat

Damh the Bard

Sabbat

Sabbat

Sabbat, the opening track on the album, is a rousing song about the eight seasonal festivals of the year (known as sabbats to Wiccans). Whether in Druidry or in Wicca, or in our distant past these times of the year are special to the Old Gods. Damh celebrates these great community celebrations with this superb song. Make sure you check out Damh's new album and where to get it on his website or on our Contributor Page. He has also made a video about his feelings for this song (as well as the others on the album) which you can find on YouTube.

 

Additional Thanks

 

Kristoffer Hughes

Kristoffer Hughes

We'd like to send out a shout of thanks to Kristoffer Hughes for his help with some of the Welsh language used in this episode. Kris Hughes is a native Welsh speaker, born to a Welsh family in the mountains of Snowdonia in 1971. He lives on the Island of Anglesey, Wales, the ancestral seat of the British Druids. His love of Celtic literature and traditions guided his path into the exploration and practice of Celtic paganism. He is the founder and Head of the Anglesey Druid Order and studies with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.

The ADO

Badge of the A.D.O.

In 2012 he was awarded the Mount Haemus Scholarship for original research in Druidism and related subjects. Kristoffer frequently presents workshops and lectures throughout the United Kingdom. His love of Celtic heritage and culture caused him to pen his first book "Natural Druidry" in 2007 and he is currently writing for Llewellyn Worldwide publications in the USA. [source]

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Gwawl and other parts in the second half of our re-telling of the First Branch, is a musical storyteller who works within the world of myth that cannot be proved; where the Faerie really do dance on Midsummer's Eve, where the trees talk, and the Hollow Hills take you into the realms of Annwn. Where the Goddess rides her horse, guiding you to magic, and the Horned God of old calls us from the shadows of the Greenwood.

You can find out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee, playing the role of Rhiannon, is a multi-talented visonary artist who can turn her hand to almost anything creative. She is inspired by nature, and the ancient Pagan myths and legends of many cultures, her beliefs as a modern day Druid as well as those around her. Cerri is equally in her element when she is up to her elbows in clay or painting one of her fabulous pictures. She is partner to Druid musican and long-time supporter of our show, Damh the Bard and can be found supporting him at many of his performances.

 

Emma Doubleday

Emma Doubleday

Emma Doubleday

Our dear friend, Emma, is an Essex girl, born and bred. As an actress and artist of some renown, we are privileged to feature her voice talents on this show as one of Rhiannon's Hand-maidens. Check out her work and biography on her Contributor Page.

 

Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends

 

Kevin Skinner

Kevin Skinner

Kevin Skinner

We are very proud to feature another dear friend, Kevin Skinner in this show as he sets the mood for the beginning of our story with his beautiful track At the Gates of Dinas Afferon from his album Fire Walk With Me. You can find out more about Kevin's wonderful music and services on his website or more details on his Contributor Page.

 

Our Sources for the Episode

Places Mentioned in the First Branch, Fascinating website.

Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies, Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

http://www.maryjones.us/jce/eufyd.html, Hyfaidd Hen as one of the Children of Don.

Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronounciation for the Mabinogi

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

Special Thanks

For Incidental Music

Kevin Skinner, for At The Gates of Dinas Afferon from Fire Walk With Me. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Zero Project, for Darkness Falls from Gothic. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Kevin MacLeod, for Pepper's Theme, End of the Era and Anguish. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Tactical Warfare, Top of the World and Espionage from Free Stock Music.

Theresa Schroeder-Sheker for Ma Navu from Rosa Mystica. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 


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CMP039 Prophecy of the Druid


Tue, Aug 26, 2014


When the happy couple return to Dyfed, they hear an unexpected prophecy!

Part 10 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion story. Pwyll and Rhiannon are finally married and enjoying the feasting in the Halls of the Otherworld. It is not too long before Pwyll and his Companions get homesick for the land of their Birth. Pwyll and Rhiannon decide to head back to Dyfed and an unexpected prophecy!

This episode is also the 10th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi.

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:26
  • News & Views 1:43
  • Recap 2:45
  • Story 3:25
  • Listener Feedback - Timothy 24:23
  • Song of Amergin Chant 25:00
  • Wickerman by Spiral Dance 27:17
  • Thanks for iTunes Reviews 35:13

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 26 Aug 2014, 38m, 35Mb

It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe


Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Hevaydd Hen
  • Gwawl
  • Rhiannon
  • Delwyn
  • Fae Ones/Fey Ones
  • Dyfed
  • Arberth
  • Ceryss
  • Caer Hevaydd
  • Bryn Caerau
  • River Sea-Voice
  • Ceredigion
  • Powys
  • Gwynedd
  • Pendaran
  • Plant Cael
  • Plentyn
  • Changeling
  • Awen

Locations Visited in this Episode

 

The Court of Hefaydd Hen

The Court of Hefeydd Hen (or Hyfaidd Hen) is of unknown location, but, according to the Mabinogion, certainly not in Dyfed.

But according to some other traditions, Hefeydd was the first King of Dyfed. Gorsedd Arberth was his burial place and also the entrance to Annwn. Is this the enchanted castle we shall see in the third Branch?

A hero called Hefeydd Hir is found in the 6th century epic poem Y Gododdin (composed by a Briton named Aneurin who lived in a land which is now part of Scotland). In the second Branch of the Mabinogion he appears as one of the Seven Knights, King Hefeydd of Dyfed who died in 892 etc. Hefeydd was a common name in Mediaeval Wales.

The Kingdom of Gwent in Medieval Wales

Medieval Wales, showing the Kingdom of Gwent

Listener Feedback

Timothy

We send thanks to Timothy from Finland for his greeting and play a wonderful chant based on the Song of Amergin sent in to us by our long-time friend, Inish.

 

Music - Wickerman

Spiral Dance

Wickerman

Wickerman

Wickerman – a song to celebrate our annual English Ale held in the beautiful Adelaide Hills town of Mylor. We honour many of the customs of our English Ancestors; Morris dancing, hobby horses, blackened faced guisers, the fiery torch lit procession with our pageant giants and the burning of the Wickerman. Our ritual celebrates the turning of the year after harvest and honours the old gods, ancestors and spirits of the land as we move into the darker time – the time of the Crone. Find out more about Spiral Dance and where to get hold of this superb track on their Contributor Page.

 


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CMP Special 40 Druid Special #2


Sat, Apr 26, 2014


Part 2 of our Interview with Philip Shallcrass, Head of the British Druid Order

In the second of our unique Druid Interviews, we bring you the second half of our interview with the Head of the British Druid Order, Philip Shallcrass, aka Greywolf. He talks about Druidry, the BDO's Distance Learning Courses, the Ogham, the World Drum and much more. The show also contains 6 fantastic pieces of music, including one by Philip himself which he wrote for his three sons. Truly, an interview not to be missed! We've marked this show as explicit due to the subject matter of the 'out-takes' at the end - the body of the show remains 'Family-Friendly'!

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

Running Order:

All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/druidspecial2

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released 26 Apr 2014, 1h 43m, 95Mb

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News & Views

News: The Banquet

The Banquet

The Banquet

The Banquet is the latest Album by The Dolmen. The 14 Track album is a sincere blend of Medieval Celtic Rock, unique to the Dolmen spirit. The band purposely composed 'Banquet' as a forerunner to "Nuada" a second album release due for this year (2014) in May. It was decided after they had finished their 2013 Euro Tour, that there were to many songs for Nuada, and more in production, so decided that Nuada should be split and Banquet should introduce an exciting yet bizarre theme of which the band are presently enchanted, hence laying a musical foundation for 2014 the "Nuada, God of the Sun Tour" and the adventure of musical discovery. You can buy Banquet on The Dolmen website.

News: The Four-Cornered Castle (Songbook)

by Damh the Bard

The Four-Cornered Castle (Songbook)

The Four-Cornered Castle (Songbook)

"This chord book contains the chords from my last three studio albums, The Cauldron Born, Tales from the Crow Man and Antlered Crown and Standing Stone". As with Songbook 1 there is no musical notation in the book - Damh doesn't read music himself - but the chord shapes and locations within the lyrics will show you more about his writing process, and how to play the songs as he does. He says: "As with my last songbook, I hope you enjoy singing these songs around your camp fires, in your covens and groves, or simply on your own or with friends." Get strumming! Order now on Damh's website.

News: Edge of Dreams 2

by Phil Thornton

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Edge of Dreams 2

Phil Thornton's first album for New World back in 1986, Edge of Dreams, developed from a 5 minute demo at the 'Enid' studio which at that time was based a few miles from Halesworth in Suffolk. The Enid's lead guitarist Stephen Stewart had by that time developed into a brilliant producer, so when New World gave me a budget to record an album for them it was a dream come true. Phil has let us know that he is currently working on a follow-up to this album. Keep your eyes on his website or Facebook page for further news! Good luck Phil!

500 Tub Thumps

by Pandora Celtica

The Band

Faerie Revel

Pandora Celtica is a Dark Celtic Faerie a cappella band local to Denver. Their combination of powerful harmonies and tragic subject matter have been thrilling audiences for the last nine years. Whether they're singing ancient tunes or original songs, their style has been described as dark and tribal - something that gets right into your heart and spirit. They are unique and distinctive. They are passionate. They are Pandora Celtica.

This complex and beautiful medley, 500 Tub Thumps, comes from their fifth album, Faerie Revel. You can find out more about Pandora Celtica on their website on our Contributor Page on this website.

Interview with Philip Shallcrass, aka Greywolf Head of the British Druid Order

PArt 1 of our Interview

Philip Shallcrass - Photo by Elaine

Greywolf, the Chief 'Wolfsbody' of the British Druid Order (the BDO) created the Order from his realisation he was a Druid in 1974 and his simultaneous realisation that Druids were the shamanic folk of ancient Britain and Europe. He has been chief of the BDO since 1979, sharing the role with Bobcat (aka Emma Restall Orr) between 1995 and 2002. He is a writer, musician, singer-songwriter, artist, roundhouse builder and thatcher. He currently lives in Wiltshire with two of his three sons, not far from his beloved Avebury. He writes regular blogs on Greywolf’s Lair.

You can find his books and music on the BDO Website. You can find out more details about Greywolf on his Contributor Page on this website.

The Green Man

by Jonathan Kershaw

Bizarre Tales

Bizarre Tales

Jonathan is a guitarist/songwriter originally from Yorkshire in northern England but now based on the south coast. Although known in various areas for his rock playing, he has quietly been applying his talents to an altogether different sound. In his early 20s, Jonathan relocated for a number of years to Somerset in the Southwest of the UK. This was quite a rural area and provided his first insight into folk and Celtic style music.

Listen out for the incredible and powerful sounds of The Green Man, from Jonathan's brilliant album, Bizarre Tales in this show! You can find out more about Jonathan's incredible music on his Contributor Page or find out more on his website.

Philip Shallcrass

Part 2 of our Interview

First ceremony with the World Drum, on Dragon Hill in 2008 by John Whittlestone

First ceremony with the World Drum, on Dragon Hill in 2008 by John Whittlestone

In this part of the Interview Philip talks about the World Drum and many other things.

The World Drum in front of Philip's Altar, pic by Philip

The World Drum in front of Philip's Altar, pic by Philip

 

The Prayer for Mother Earth

We are all human beings,
all people, you, me, our neighbours.
No matter where you live in this world,
if it is in Africa or South-America,
if it is in Asia, Europe or U.S.A,
we are all sisters and brothers in humanity.
All people of the world.
Whether rich or poor,
whatever colour, religion or political thinking,
we are all residents of this one planet, Mother Earth.

The time has come to answer the questions.
Do we really want to destroy our home?
Do we really want war, hunger or disasters?
Do we really want to give our next generations
a planet in such a condition that there will not be any hope for survival?
Mother Earth is crying.

She is shivering in fear of losing all her entrails,
as we dig and drill to get hold of what we think is our right
towards a better wealth.

Mother Earth is crying.
Soon she will not have any tears left,
and then it will be too late.
The time has come to unite and stand together.
Please, I ask you,
take each other’s hands,
lift them high and make a prayer
while The World Drum sings her song
and we feel her heartbeat.
It is the heartbeat of Mother Earth.
It is our heartbeat,
from each and one all over the world.
It is the heartbeat of life itself.

Let us join together as one that this heartbeat may continue.

Morten Wolf Storeide, Norway 2006

 

Philip mentions the Screaming Blue Messiahs - they disbanded in 1990, but you can fnd them on YouTube or more details on their wiki page. You can find detaills about Philip's books and music on the BDO Website. You can find out more details about Greywolf on his Contributor Page on this website.

The Lament of Miach

by The Bards of FoDLA

Sacred Oaks

Sacred Oaks

The Lament of Miach is a wonderful harp piece by Eva Gordon of the Bards of FoDLA, inspired by the story of the Diancehct and his son Miach. Check out the tragic story in Episode 3, The Rule of Bres the Beautiful. This beautiful piece coems from their astounding album, Sacred Oaks.

The Bards of FoDLA are American balladeers inspired by the ancient Druids, the Bards of FoDLA celebrate the spirit of the sacred oaks with Celtic harps, guitar & voices. Traditional and original folk music join in a deeply mystical and joyful fusion of past and present. Check out the FoDLA Druid Order. You can find out more about the beautiful music of the Bards of FoDLA on their Contributor Page or find out more on their website.

Philip Shallcrass

Part 3 of our Interview

Greywolf with Ogham Cards

Greywolf with Ogham Cards

In this part of the Interview Philip talks about the Ogham Tree Oracle Cards that the BDO have designed. You can find more details out about the cards and where to buy them on the BDO Website.

Willow

by PerKelt

Dowry of a Troll Woman

Dowry of a Troll Woman

The band PerKelt was founded in 2008 in the Czech Republic, consisting of friends from the local Conservatory. After they found the shapes of their musical expressions, they started gigging, built connections in the industry, a fanbase, recorded two albums (PerKelt 2008 and Musica Mardania 2011) ... and then found another challenge, to move to UK and do the same once again.

The beautiful and yet rousing track, Willow, comes from their album Dowry of a Troll Woman. You can find out more details about PerKelt on their website or on our Contributor Page on this website.

Philip Shallcrass

Part 4 of our Interview

The BDO Roundhouse with visiting Norwegian shamans, picture by Morten Wolf Storeide

The BDO Roundhouse with visiting Norwegian shamans, picture by Morten Wolf Storeide

The British Druid Order, rekindling the sacred fires of Druidry as a living, breathing, Earth-honouring, life-affirming spirituality for the 21st century, drawing inspiration from the threefold stream of Awen’s flow from its source, the Cauldron of the goddess Ceridwen. They offer Distance Learning Courses as well as many Retreats and Workshops at the Spiritual Centre of Wildways on the Borle.

You can find his books and music on the BDO Website. You can find out more details about Greywolf on his Contributor Page on this website.

Philip, Joe & Us, pic by Mike

Philip, Joe & Us, pic by Mike

My Sons for Evermore

by Philip Shallcrass

Lord of the Wildwood

Lord of the Wildwood

My Sons for Evermore is a soulful tribute to the love a father carries for his sons, and the feelings that Philip experiences as he contemplates their venturing forth into manhood.

"Sitting at home one misty morning, gazing from my window at a grey, cloudy day, it struck me that soon my sons would be making their own ways in the world and I'd be rattling around at home alone much of the time.

"The words and tune of this song came into my head all in a rush and this draft version was recorded soon after via a Skype headset plugged into my computer. I'll re-record it 'properly' for my next CD (which will probably be called 'Lord of the Wildwood'), but I kinda like this rough and ready first take. It has a quality that the Welsh call hiraeth, a sort of melancholy yearning after times and things past."

Greywolf and his “Cubs”

Greywolf and his “Cubs”

Listener Feedback

David

We play some super Listener Feedback from David from California, who suggests The Secret of Kells as an additional to our Celtic/Fey films reference!

Under a Beltane Sun

by Damh the Bard

Antlered Crown & Standing Stone

Antlered Crown & Standing Stone

This beautiful track, Under a Beltane Sun, comes from Damh's latest CD - Antlered Crown & Standing Stone; a superb album that captures the feel of the land in every chord. You can get hold of Damh's new album Antlered Crown & Standing Stone from iTunes, CD Baby or his website at Pagan Music. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor page on this website.

Big Thanks

Big, big thanks for listening to our first Druid Special and we hope you enjoyed the show and we look forward to more of these wonderfuil interviews in the future! We'd like to wish you many, many blessings!

(And an extra, extra special thanks to Amielia - our Grand-daughter - for saying Hi!)

 Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos

Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera

Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia

Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard

Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen

Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria

Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner

Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton

Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S. J. Tucker

Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance

Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

For Incidental Music

Gwilym Morus, for his specially composed pieces for our interviews. See his website at welshmythology.com for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 


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CMP Special 39 Druid Special #1


Thu, Apr 10, 2014


Part 1 of our Interview with Philip Shallcrass, Head of the British Druid Order

In a ground-breaking show for us, we bring you the first part of an interview with the Head of the British Druid Order, Philip Shallcrass, aka Greywolf. He talks about Druidry, the Order, how he discovered his Path and he even tells us how he got the name 'Greywolf'. The show also contains 4 fantastic pieces of music, including one by Philip himself which re-tells his encounter with the Anglo-Saxon God, Woden. An interview not to be missed! The second half of this interview will be in our next Special show, SP40 Druid Special #2!

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

Running Order:

All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/druidspecial1

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released 10 Apr 2014, 1h 2m, 57Mb

We love your feedback, please email us at garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe


News & Views

OBOD

O.B.O.D. Logo

We encourage you to listen to the wonderful Prof. Roland Rotherham as he gives a very stimulating talk on "Sacred Wells and the Beheading Game" in Episode 84 of the super Druidcast. Shownotes and a download link for the Episode can be found at http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/resources/druidcast-obod-podcast).

The Fith-Fath Song

Damh the Bard

Herne's Apprentice

Herne's Apprentice

The Fith Fath Song, a traditional folk story tells of the traditional Shape-shifting archetype and is wonderfully, engaging and fast-paced tale set to music! It comes from Damh's debut album, Herne's Apprentice.

You can find his music on iTunes, or from his website, Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor Page on this website.

Interview with Philip Shallcrass, aka Greywolf Head of the British Druid Order

Part 1 of our Interview

Greywolf with Drum

Greywolf, the Chief 'Wolfsbody' of the British Druid Order (the BDO) created the Order from his realisation he was a Druid in 1974 and his simultaneous realisation that Druids were the shamanic folk of ancient Britain and Europe. He has been chief of the BDO since 1979, sharing the role with Bobcat (aka Emma Restall Orr) between 1995 and 2002. He is a writer, musician, singer-songwriter, artist, roundhouse builder and thatcher. He currently lives in Wiltshire with two of his three sons, not far from his beloved Avebury. He writes regular blogs on Greywolf’s Lair.

The British Druid Order, rekindling the sacred fires of Druidry as a living, breathing, Earth-honouring, life-affirming spirituality for the 21st century, drawing inspiration from the threefold stream of Awen’s flow from its source, the Cauldron of the goddess Ceridwen. They offer Distance Learning Courses as well as many Retreats and Workshops at the Spiritual Centre of Wildways on the Borle. You can find his books and music on the BDO Website. You can find out more details about Greywolf on his Contributor Page on this website.

The Ancient Ones

Kellianna

Bizarre Tales

The Ancient Ones

Kellianna is an accomplished musician and performer worldwide. Her CD's, Lady Moon, I Walk with the Goddess, Elemental, The Ancient Ones and Traditions are being recognized around the globe as a must have for any lover of Goddess inspired folk music. Her live shows are a combination of acoustic guitar songs and chants to the God and Goddess.

In this show you can hear the title track from her iconic album. The Ancient Ones. Learn more about Kellianna on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Philip Shallcrass

Part 2 of our Interview

Greywolf inside Roundhouse

Greywolf inside Roundhouse

In this part of the Interview Philip talks about the Celtic connections of Druidry, shamanism and sweat lodges and reveals how he got the name of 'Greywolf'

Philip, Joe & Us - pic by Mike Shallcrass

Philip, Joe & Us - pic by Mike Shallcrass

Song at Wodnesbeorg

Philip Shallcrass

The Sign of the Rose

The Sign of the Rose

The Sign of the Rose is an album of songs, spells and invocations from BDO chief, Greywolf, aka Philip Shallcrass.

"Beginning with an invocation to the old Saxon gods of Britain, it moves into ‘Song at Wodnesbeorg,’ a song inspired by Greywolf’s meeting with Woden on an ancient burial mound in North Wiltshire. Next is an invocation of Awen, the sacred, flowing spirit of inspiration in our tradition. This is followed by a hymn to the divine feminine, ‘Lady of the Greenwood.’ Track 5, ‘Lover’ and the title track, ‘The Sign of the Rose,’ are lyrical love songs. ‘Autumn Spell’ is a prayer for healing, followed by ‘Hel’s Embrace,’ reflecting on the dark side of relationships, while the next track, ‘A Perfect Mirror,’ deals with love’s ability to find itself reflected in another’s soul."
"‘Slide’ is an out-and-out rocker with some bitchin’ slide guitar work. ‘Sacrifice’ muses on what we may or may not be willing to give, or give up, for love. ‘Thanks’ is an expression of gratitude for the sheer strangeness of being alive. The final track, the 12-minute epic, ‘The Sweet Sorrow,’ is a tragic tale of love and loss, based on a traditional Scots ballad of the same name, here given a makeover with layered harp, bass, percussion and strings." [source]

Listener Feedback

Sean

We play some super Listener Feedback from our old friend, Sean MacDhai! We mention that we started chatting to Sean on our Forums, but forgot to also mention that the forums have long since been taken down.

The Four Seasons

Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston

The Dance Goes On

The Dance Goes On

Songs traditional and contemporary from England, Wales and France ... two voices in harmony, with guitar, octave mandola, laud and bowed psaltery. Blanche and Mike, formerly of Brocc (a much loved band on this show!), have a wide range of Celtic, Traditional, medieval, Welsh and French songs and tunes to their repertoire. Look out for more from this talented duo in future shows!

You can find out more about the superb Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston on their website or on their Contributor Page on this website.

Big Thanks

Big, big thanks for listening to our first Druid Special and we hope you enjoyed the show and we look forward to more of these wonderful interviews in the future! We'd like to wish you many, many blessings!

 Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos

Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera

Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia

Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard

Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen

Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria

Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner

Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton

Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S. J. Tucker

Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance

Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

For Incidental Music

Gwilym Morus, for his specially composed pieces for our interviews. See his website at welshmythology.com for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 


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CMP038 Apple Orchards and Wedding Feasts


Fri, Mar 07, 2014


Can Pwyll regain his Faerie Bride?

Part 9 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion story. Having been tricked at his own wedding feast, Pwyll returns to Dyfed in deep depression. There he has to wait for a year before he can return to the Otherworld. Only then will he see whether Rhiannon's plan will work and he can regain his Faerie Bride. But tricking the tricksters is never an easy task! In this episode we see exactly what happens when Pwyll returns on that fateful day!

This episode is also the ninth episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi.

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 6 Mar 2014, 30m, 28Mb

It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe


News & Views

Sacred Well found at Portsmouth

Roman Ring

Roman Glass Ring showing Neptune from Well in Portsmouth

We talk about the discovery of a Sacred Well n Portsmouth that is astounding the experts. It was found in Havant and Ruthie found it on the Portsmouth website.

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Dyfed
  • Mabinogion
  • Rhiannon
  • Sidhe
  • Gorsedd (Arberth)
  • Summerland
  • Pendaran
  • Beltaine
  • Calan Mai
  • Hevaydd Hen
  • (Heueyd Hen)
  • Delwyn
  • Gwawl
  • Son of Clud
  • Caer Hevaydd

Rhiannon on her Horse

Rhiannon

Locations visited in this Episode

Some wonderful information from Nantle about the locations seen in the First Branch.

The Gorsedd Arberth

Not from Nantle but from our own research..

The Court of Hefaydd Hen

THE COURT OF HEFEYDD HEN (or Hyfaidd Hen) – unknown, but, according to the Mabinogion, certainly not in Dyfed.

But according to some other traditions, Hefeydd was the first King of Dyfed. Gorsedd Arberth was his burial place and also the entrance to Annwn. Was this the enchanted castle in the third Branch?

A hero called Hefeydd Hir is found in the 6th century epic poem Y Gododdin (composed by a Briton named Aneurin who lived in a land which is now part of Scotland). In the second Branch of the Mabinogion he appears as one of the Seven Knights, King Hefeydd of Dyfed who died in 892 etc... Hefeydd was a common name in Mediaeval Wales.

The Kingdom of Gwawl fab Clud

Map of Scotland showing the Wall

Map of Scotland showing the Wall

It is said that the literal meaning of the name is “Wall Son Of Wealth”. “Gwawl”, according to the University of Wales Dictionary means:

  • The Vallum (Roman wall) between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde - the Antonine Wall, not Hadrian’s Wall
  • Man
  • Light

But his last name more than likely refers to the River Clyde in Scotland. Therefore he was one of the people of the Old North, that is to say they were Britons, like the Welsh.

Alt CLud - The Rock

Alt Clud - now called Dumbarton Rock

Their capital was Allt Clud – a huge rock on the further north bank of the River Clyde. [Now called Dumbarton (City of the Britons) Rock NS399745]. [source]

 

Listener Feedback

Helen

We play some lovely feedback from Helen (with a fascinating question!) from London and give thanks (at the end of the show to Andrew for his super donation.

Promo - Irish Fireside

Irish Fireside

Irish Fireside

Welcome to the Irish Fireside. They created the site for anyone dreaming about Ireland. So sit back, relax, and explore as we share our insight into the Emerald Isle’s destinations, culture, and items of interest to the Irish diaspora.

Liam & Corey

The Irish Fireside Podcast consistently ranks among iTunes TOP 100 Travel Podcasts, was named Best Blog of the Diaspora by Blog Awards Ireland, and it has been nominated for Best Podcast by the Irish Web Awards, Best Travel Podcast at www.PodcastAwards.com, and endorsed by the Indie Travel Podcast. The blog has been recognized by Lonely Planet, Go Overseas, and was nominated for multiple Irish Blog Awards.

In 2012, the Irish Fireside united over a dozen bloggers and Ireland enthusiasts to create the Ireland Travel Kit, a website and smartphone app designed to highlight Ireland’s offbeat and unique locations.

 

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Gwawl and other parts in the second half of our re-telling of the First Branch, is a musical storyteller who works within the world of myth that cannot be proved; where the Faerie really do dance on Midsummer's Eve, where the trees talk, and the Hollow Hills take you into the realms of Annwn. Where the Goddess rides her horse, guiding you to magic, and the Horned God of old calls us from the shadows of the Greenwood.

You can find out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee, playing the role of Rhiannon, is a multi-talented visionary artist who can turn her hand to almost anything creative. She is inspired by nature, and the ancient Pagan myths and legends of many cultures, her beliefs as a modern day Druid as well as those around her. Cerri is equally in her element when she is up to her elbows in clay or painting one of her fabulous pictures. She is partner to Druid musician and long-time supporter of our show, Damh the Bard and can be found supporting him at many of his performances.

 

Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends

 

Phil Thornton

Phil Thornton

Phil Thornton

We are proud to feature Phil in this show as leads us into our story with the wonderful track Cloak of Darkness from his album, Shaman. You can find out more about Phil's wonderful music and services on his website or more details on his Contributor Page.

 

Portcullis

Portcullis

Portcullis

A special thank you to Jason, Sue and Haydon for the wonderful courtly sounds of Portcullis playing Welcome to Camelot from their brand-new album, The Messenger that can be heard as the Minstrels playing at the court of Heyvaydd Hen in this episode. You can find out more about Portcullis on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

Our Sources for the Episode

Places Mentioned in the First Branch, Fascinating website.

Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies, Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

http://www.maryjones.us/jce/eufyd.html, Hyfaidd Hen as one of the Children of Don.

Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronounciation for the Mabinogi

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

Special Thanks

 

For Incidental Music

Armolithae, for Ignition from Artanis. See our Contributor Page for more details.

XCyril, for Jace and Eva's Love Theme from Stargate Odyssea. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Celestial Aeon Project, for The Old Wizard, Hidden Cove from Fable. See our Contributor Page for more details.

Temple of Baal from Free Stock Music.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 


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CMP Special 38 Winter Music Special 2013


Wed, Jan 01, 2014


Holiday Special Music Show for Winter 2013

For our holiday treat this year we have an astounding 11 wonderful pieces of music! We might even manage to slide a quick poem into the show, you never know! From the time of Samhuin to the Winter Solstice, the time of deepest dark, winter just seems to go on and on. We hope to bring you some warmth and good cheer in this show, and for those who are moving to the height of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere, let's bring on the Party Season!

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com Speakpipe


 

1. Samhuin

by Phil Thornton

A keen sorcerer of sonic visions, Phil Thornton has written and produced over 30 solo albums - with world wide sales of over 2 million - since beginning his musical odyssey in the early '80s with the group 'Expandis' (a unique artists collective best known for their innovative use of electronic sound). Phil's first two ambient albums 'Cloud Sculpting' and 'Edge Of Dreams' both topped the 'New Musical Express' New Age chart and are now widely acclaimed as classics of their genre.

One of his amazing signature albums, Solstice, is featured in this show which opens with the evocative sounds of the powerful piece Samhuin. We hear his gentle track, While the Green Man Sleeps, accompanying the poem later on.

You can find Phil's music on iTunes, or from his website. You can find out more details about Phil and Expandis on his Contributor page or on this website.

 

2. The Dreaming

by Damh the Bard

This song, The Dreaming, is a powerful and personal tale of his relationship to the land of his birth, Albion, and the new land of his heart, Australia. It tells us of the magic of the land and the people in the way that only Damh the Bard can sing a tale alive with his music.

You can find his music on iTunes, or from his website, Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor page on this website.

 

3. Summer's Farewell Medley

by Spiral Dance

We are privileged to bring you their glorious medley, Summer's Farewell / Bo Mhin Na Toitean / Idbury Hill from their latest, superb double album, Through A Sylvan Doorway. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on our Contributor Page.

 

4. Kan An Awen ('The Song of Awen')

by Dom Duff

Sacred Falls

We are very proud to bring you his Kan An Awen (Song of Awen) in this show. The song comes from his album Roc'h and is his tribute to the Awen, or the Muse, that inspires us all. Below are his lyrics in Breizh (the Breton language) as well as his English translation.

Kan An Awen

Daoust ha klevet 'peus bet anv,
Deus Kan an Awen ?
A c'hwezhe warnomp e miz Even
A c'hwezhe da groc'hen.

Awen ro dimp skrijadenn vras
C'hoant karantez, c'hwezh, al liv, ar blaz
Gwad a sav er gwez, nerzh an amzer
Taolomp hor pouez dindan ar sioulder.

Ruilhomp hor c'horfo? war al leton,
Pe harpomp ouzh ar voger dirazomp
Santet 'peus flouradenn an Awen
Awen Mezheven o tremen

Song of Awen

Do you know the song of the Muse
The one that fired us in June
The one that fired your skin ?
Muse, give us the great thrill,

the desire for love, for breath, for colours, for taste.
The sap rises in the trees
Let us stuck our bodies in silence
Let us roll the grass

Or let's lean against this wall.
Have you heard about the song of the Muse,
the Muse of June who goes by
And goes by again.

You can find out more about this super and enthralling artist and where to get hold of his fantastic music on his Contributor Page or find out more on his website.

 

5. The Winter Queen

by Vivienne Tufnell

Vivienne Tufnell is a superb novelist and blogger who writes some very evocative poetry as well. The Winter Queen is a poem full of the gentle traceries of Winter, frost and Ice and conjures up images of icicle-laden trees and fields of snow. A lovely poem which you can find on her blog at Zen and the Art of Tight-rope Walking.

You can find out more about Vivienne's superb books and where to find them on her Contributor Page.

Image for Winter Queen: The Bridesmaid by Sir John Everett Millais.

 

6. While The Green Man Sleeps

by Phil Thornton

We are proud to feature Phil for the second time in this show as he provides the wonderful accompanying music for the poem, The Winter Queen by Vivienne Tufnell. You can hear the superb track While The Green Man Sleeps from his album, Solstice. You can find out more about Phil's wonderful music and services on his website or more details on his Contributor Page.

 

8. The Oak & Holly Kings

by The Dolmen

Every so often, a band comes out of the Celtic heartlands, takes the musical audience by the throat and shakes it hard. And guess what, it’s about to happen again. The ever popular Celtic Folk-Rock scene in the UK has served up a real rough diamond, THE DOLMEN, a gig-hardened bunch of piratical rebel-rousers from the clan-lands, whose music and live performances have become the stuff of tribal legend, being both unique and very addictive. In 2011 they take this raw energy to mainland Europe. We are very proud to bring you a track from their superb album, Winter Solstice, celebrating the changing of the Seasons, The Oak and Holly Kings.

You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website at The Dolmen or on our Contributor Page.

 

9. Childhood Blessing

by Psicodreamics

Psicodreamics is the ambient music project of Spanish musician Salva Moreno mainly inspired by mythology, fantasy tales and legends. His music is inspired by mythology and fantasy creating a rich sanctuary showing a haunting and mysterious sounds, covering many genres like ambient, new age, goth and chillout. Here you can hear the gentle wonder of children in his beautiful track, Childhood Blessing from his latest album, Christmas Compilation.

You can find out more about Salva's beautiful music on his Contributor Page or find out more on his website.

 

10. Witches' Tree

by Cernunnos Rising

You can see and get hold of some of George's wonderful artwork on his brand new website at George Nicholas Creations. In this show you can hear his wonderful song, Witches' Tree, from his magical new album Urban Druid, which really starts to get the Springtime sap rising. George has such a powerful voice that it cannot fail to stir your blood! You can find out more about Cernunnos Rising on their website or here, on their Contributor Page.

 

11. Oh Tannenbaum

by Kellianna & Jenna Greene

Kellianna is an accomplished musician and performer worldwide. Her CD's, Lady Moon, I Walk with the Goddess, Elemental and The Ancient Ones are being recognized around the globe as a must have for any lover of Goddess inspired folk music. Jenna Greene from her brand new album, Traditions.

Learn more about Kellianna on her website or on her Contributor Page.

 

12. War Cry

by The Pentacle Drummers

We are incredibly proud to bring you a preview of the brand-new Pentacle Drummers album, Rolling Thunder with their powerful track War Cry. This is a limited edition with only 100 copies up for grabs! Get it while you can at the Pentacle Drummers Store.

You can find out more about these amazing performers on their Contributor Page or on their website.

 

13. The Parting Glass

CMP Special 38 Winter Music Special 2013 Holiday Special Music Show for Winter 2013

by Celia

In this show you can hear the wonderful track, The Parting Glass, helping us sing out the old year. This track comes from her lovely album, The Bard of Armargh whcih is a tribute to Tommy Makem.

You can find her music on iTunes, Bandcamp, ReverbNation or CD Baby or from her website, Celia Online. You can find out more details about Celia on her Contributor page on this website.

 

14. Auld Lang Syne

by The Harp Twins

Identical twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt are multi-talented professional duet harpists and Film/TV/Commercial actors. Known as the “Harp Twins”, Camille and Kennerly perform internationally as a dynamic acoustic and electric rock Harp Duo. In this show we are proud to bring you their version of the old classic, Auld Lang Syne which they recorded as a gift for the New Year Holiday this year. Thanks you Ladies!

You can find out more about these talented twins on their website or our Contributor Page.

 



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Special Thanks

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 



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CMP037 Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace!


Sat, Dec 14, 2013


Can Pwyll regain his True Love?

After a magical meeting with the beautiful and mysterious Rhiannon, a magical Lady riding a powerful White Horse, Pwyll falls deeply in love. They arrange to marry after a courtship lasting a year-and-a-day in the Otherworld Palace of her father, Hevaydd Hen. Hevaydd the Ancient, first ruler of Dyfed and now a powerful ruler in the Fae realms. Pwyll anxiously waits for the year to pass and still tells no one of his plans. Now it is Beltane - time for feasting and match-making and Pwyll gathers his Companions to seek for his own Match!

This episode is also the 8th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed and carries on with the second half of that Branch - the story of his encounter with Rhiannon.

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Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 15 Dec 2013, 34m, 31Mb

Always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe


News & Views

King Arthur buried at Arthuret

St. Michael’s & All Angels at Arthuret

St. Michael’s & All Angels at Arthuret

We mention that Professor Norma Goodrich, from , a specialist in the Arthurian Tradition belives that King Arthur may have been buried in the Parish of Arthuret on the Scottish Borders.

Find out more below at:

King Arthur's Grave believed found! (Toledo Blade)

 

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Dyfed
  • Mabinogion
  • Prince of Annwn
  • Arberth
  • Gorsedd (Arberth)
  • Cantref
  • Maenol
  • Calan Mai
  • Beltaine
  • Sidhe
  • Rhiannon
  • Sea-Voice
  • Delwyn
  • Cerys
  • Hevaydd Hen
  • (Heueyd Hen)
  • Hefaidd the Ancient
  • Gwern Abwy
  • Island of the Mighty
  • Ilen
  • Gwawl
  • Son of Clud
  • Morrighan
  • Dagda

 

Rhiannon Tarot Card by Branawen

Rhiannon Tarot Card by Branawen

Locations visited in this Episode

Some wonderful information from Nantle about the locations seen in the First Branch.

The Gorsedd Arberth

Not from Nantle but from our own research..

The Court of Hefaydd Hen

THE COURT OF HEFEYDD HEN (or Hyfaidd Hen) – unknown, but, according to the Mabinogion, certainly not in Dyfed.

But according to some other traditions, Hefeydd was the first King of Dyfed. Gorsedd Arberth was his burial place and also the entrance to Annwn. Was this the enchanted castle in the third Branch?

A hero called Hefeydd Hir is found in the 6th century epic poem Y Gododdin (composed by a Briton named Aneurin who lived in a land which is now part of Scotland). In the second Branch of the Mabinogion he appears as one of the Seven Knights, King Hefeydd of Dyfed who died in 892 etc... Hefeydd was a common name in Mediaeval Wales.

The Kingdom of Gwawl fab Clud

Map of Scotland showing the Wall

Map of Scotland showing the Wall

It is said that the literal meaning of the name is “Wall Son Of Wealth”. “Gwawl”, according to the University of Wales Dictionary means:

  • The Vallum (Roman wall) between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde - the Antonine Wall, not Hadrian’s Wall
  • Man
  • Light

But his last name more than likely refers to the River Clyde in Scotland. Therefore he was one of the people of the Old North, that is to say they were Britons, like the Welsh.

Alt CLud - The Rock

Alt Clud - now called Dumbarton Rock

Their capital was Allt Clud – a huge rock on the further north bank of the River Clyde. [Now called Dumbarton (City of the Britons) Rock NS399745]. [source]

 

Listener Feedback

Symbian/Sean

We play some lovely feedback from Symbian and are blown away by his comments. Thank you Sean!
 

Promo - Standing Stone & Garden Gate

Standing Stone & Garden Gate

Standing Stone & Garden Gate

This occasional show is co-hosted by Brenda Myers and Juniper. Brendan is a superb and stimulating author of books about Druidry and Pagan Morality and Ethics and Juniper is a Hedge Witch with a superb blog of her own. Since we recorded the show, his latest book - The Earth, The Gods and the Soul - is now available from Amazon.

They have segments for the Bardic Arts, Pagan Philosophy, reviews, rants, Dr. Expert and all sortsa of stuff. A super podcast to catch up on! Standing Stone & Garden Gate

 

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Gwawl and other parts in the second half of our re-telling of the First Branch, is a musical storyteller who works within the world of myth that cannot be proved; where the Faerie really do dance on Midsummer's Eve, where the trees talk, and the Hollow Hills take you into the realms of Annwn. Where the Goddess rides her horse, guiding you to magic, and the Horned God of old calls us from the shadows of the Greenwood.

You can find out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee, playing the role of Rhiannon, is a multi-talented visionary artist who can turn her hand to almost anything creative. She is inspired by nature, and the ancient Pagan myths and legends of many cultures, her beliefs as a modern day Druid as well as those around her. Cerri is equally in her element when she is up to her elbows in clay or painting one of her fabulous pictures. She is partner to Druid musician and long-time supporter of our show, Damh the Bard and can be found supporting him at many of his performances.

 

Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends

 

Celtic Twist

Celtic Twist

Celtic Twist

A special thank you Phil Holland of Celtic Twist for her version of Song Without Words from the album Going Home that be heard as Pwyll enters the great Castle of Hevaydd Hen in the Otherworld. Phil is one half, along with Dave Palmley, of the amazing duo that make up Celtic Twist. You can find out more about Celtic Twist on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

Keltoria

Keltoria

Keltoria

We are pleased to be able to bring you a superb piece by Keltoria, Wildwood - from their brand new album, Beyond the Wildwood! Keltoria make such wonderful music all in aid of the Hill of Tara and to help eradicate Genetically Modified foods! Great work! You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

Our Sources for the Episode

Places Mentioned in the First Branch, Fascinating website.

Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies, Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

http://www.maryjones.us/jce/eufyd.html, Hyfaidd Hen as one of the Children of Don.

Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronounciation for the Mabinogi

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

Special Thanks

 

For Incidental Music

Armolithae, for Lost in the Green Sea from Artanis. See our Contributor Page for more details.

Charles Fenellosa, for Danza Pagana from Senda. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Flavio Simone, for Dernier Moment from his album Differences. See our Contributor Page for more details.

Psicodreamics for Sancta Inquisitio from the album Ancient Wisdom. See his website for further details or check out his Contributor Page.

Dan-O for Autumn Boy from his Royalty Free Meditation and Relaxation Music set. See his Website for more details.

Giorgio Campagnano, Be Calm from his album The Grand. See the website or his Contributor page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 


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We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 

 

 



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CMP036 To Ride A White Horse


Sat, Nov 02, 2013


Pwyll meets a mysterious Lady

In the first episode of the second half of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed we find out that it has been three long and glorious years since Pwyll journeyed to Annwn and became firm friends with Annwn and his own kingdom is just beginning to shown signs of strain. It has been hot with fine weather for so long that the possibility of drought is becoming a real threat. Pwyll has not taken a Queen and produced an heir and the people fear that the land is suffering from his lack of fertility. Pwyll, however, has other things on his mind...

This episode is also the 7th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed and the beginning of the second half of that Branch - the story of his encounter with Rhiannon.

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 2 Nov 2013, 35m, 33Mb

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News & Views

Shinewater Lake Bronze Age Sacred Water Site

Shinewater Lake

Shinewater Lake Bronze Age site

We talk about what is possibly the largest Sacred Water site in the UK - the Shinewater Lake Bronze Age site. It has been described by Chris Greatorex, the Director of the Excavation, as possibly one of the most important wetland sites in North-West Europe.

Find out more in our posts and the links they contain at:

South of England’s water site to rival Flag Fen site finally recognised

Bronze Age site discovered over a decade ago in Shinewater area to rival Flag-Fen!

Shinewater Park ‘Sacred Water’ site decaying without record

Shinewater Park Website

British Archaeology

 

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Arawn
  • Dyfed
  • Prince of Annwn
  • Annwn
  • Cantrefs
  • (the) Pendaran
  • Delwyn
  • Arberth
  • Gorsedd Arberth
  • Sidhe
  • Bryn Caerau
  • Sea-Voice
  • Celyn
  • Cerys
  • Rhiannon
  • Hevaydd Hen
  • {Heueyd Hen}
  • Hefaidd the Ancient

 

Rhiannon by Alan Lee

Rhiannon by Alan Lee

Locations visited in this Episode

Some wonderful information from Nantle about the locations seen in the First Branch.

The Cantrefs of Dyfed

The Cantrefs of Dyfed. Pic

Arberth Castle today

Arberth Castle today

One of Pwyll's chief courts, obviously not far from Gorsedd Arberth (see below). Perhaps the site of the Norman Castle. Photo
 
Location of the Gorsedd?
 
Location of the Gorsedd?

The Iron Age fort on Camp Hill to the south of the town of Narberth is the most commonly accepted location for the Gorsedd of Arberth. We have marked it in Green with our location on Bryn Caerau marked in Yellow to the North-East of Arberth. Pic: Google Earth

We suspect that these twin peaks are the site of the actual Gorsedd as they are higher than Camp Hill, match with the descriptions of the topography given in the text and have an earlier Bronze Age archaeological presence known as Caerau Gaer and Llandewi Gaer.

Arberth, the

Arberth, the "Sea-Voice" & the Gorsedd

The River we have called the Sea-Voice is the river Marlais that flows from the River Taf. The Welsh name comes from 'marw glais' which means 'dead bruise' and therefore stagnant water, so we can only assume that it has long since become polluted.

Lady Charlotte Guest's Rhiannon

Lady Charlotte Guest's Rhiannon

 

Listener Feedback

Helen

We play some lovely feedback from Oxana and give thanks to Birgir for his super Donation.
 

Promo - Between the Earth and Stars

Between the Earth and Stars

Irish Fireside

Between the Earth and Stars is a monthly podcast for witches, magicians, and others of the occult persuasion. Explore the earth and sky from a physical and metaphysical perspective, and delve into the mysteries of magick and meditation with Oraia Helene. You can find the show on iTunes as well as the website, or Libsyn.

 

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Gwawl and other parts in the second half of our re-telling of the First Branch, is a musical storyteller who works within the world of myth that cannot be proved; where the Faerie really do dance on Midsummer's Eve, where the trees talk, and the Hollow Hills take you into the realms of Annwn. Where the Goddess rides her horse, guiding you to magic, and the Horned God of old calls us from the shadows of the Greenwood.

You can find out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee, playing the role of Rhiannon, is a multi-talented visionary artist who can turn her hand to almost anything creative. She is inspired by nature, and the ancient Pagan myths and legends of many cultures, her beliefs as a modern day Druid as well as those around her. Cerri is equally in her element when she is up to her elbows in clay or painting one of her fabulous pictures. She is partner to Druid musician and long-time supporter of our show, Damh the Bard and can be found supporting him at many of his performances.

 

Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends

 

Keltoria

Keltoria

Keltoria

We are pleased to be able to bring you a superb piece by Keltoria, Call of the Wildwood - from their brand new album, Beyond the Wildwood! In this episode, you can also hear their beautiful track After the Storm from the album Shadows and Stone. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

Portcullis

Portcullis

Portcullis

A special thank you to Jason, Sue and Haydon for the wonderful courtly sounds of Portcullis playing Tradesh that can be heard as the Minstrels playing at the court of Arberth in this episode. You can find out more about Portcullis on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

Anne Roos

Anne Roos

Anne Roos

We are pleased to be able to bring you a superb piece by Anne, My True Love's Hair from her beautiful album Haste to the Wedding. Thank you, Anne! You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

 

 

Our Sources for the Episode

Places Mentioned in the First Branch, Fascinating website.

Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies, Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

http://www.maryjones.us/jce/eufyd.html, Hyfaidd Hen as one of the Children of Don.

Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronounciation for the Mabinogi

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

Special Thanks

 

For Incidental Music

Miguel Herrero for Timeless from his Soundtrack EP 3. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Cyril Pereira, Indecision from the album The Revenge of Glory. See the Contributor page for more details.

eNoz for ElectroPlin from the album Fest-noz is dead. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Mair?id Sullivan for Never Drift Apart from the album of the same name. See her Contributor Page for more details.

Matti Paalanen for Clouds Fly As I Smile, Here Comes the Rain from Hollow. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Celestial Aeon Project, for Hidden Cove from Fable. See our Contributor Page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 


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CMP Special 37 2013 Faerie Festival Special


Fri, Sep 27, 2013


Come with us to Fairyland as we go to our first Fairy Festival

This is the first Special Report that we have ever made after going to a Faerie Festival. We camped for three days with some lovely people, saw some incredible bands and browsed among some really great market stalls. In this show, we are going to try and bring you a taste of that Festival with a few little interviews with some of the guests we met, some of the stall-holders but mostly with an amazing 12 pieces of music! This is going to be a monster show - but we hope you have as much fun listening to it as we had at the festival and get a feel for how much fun these Faerie Festivals are!

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Running Order:

  • Intro 0:40
  • Festival Intro 1:01
  • The Drunken Drummer by Flutatious 2:06
  • The Oakwood Song by Willow's Drum 9:09
  • Interview with Faerie Folk - our friend Emma!
  • Moss - Beck Si?n 15:12
  • Chat with Spyros of Daemonia Nymphe 20:31
  • Dance of the Satyrs - Daemonia Nymphe 21:07
  • A Leaf Falls... - Kim Thompsett 26:23
  • Interview with Kaos Blacksmiths 29:40
  • Kuku - Inta Africa 32:16
  • Sands of Time - Jaime Black 36:29
  • Interview with Dragons & Unicorns 43:17
  • Andrasta by Jonathan Kershaw 45:34
  • Interview with Faerie folk - Gary Andrews of The Spirit of Albion film 52:35
  • Dou Way Robin - Serpentyne 54:20
  • Interview with Seventh Heaven 1:00:01
  • In The Belly of An Ice Giant - Ash Mandrake 1:03:35
  • Interview with Julia Arts 1:10:00
  • Gypsy Mist by Spriggan Mist 1:14:02
  • Interview with Wicca Woman 1:19:55
  • Celtic Farewell ROxIRcLE 1:22:02

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

It's always great to hear from you! Email us at garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe


 Our family at the Festival

Our family at the Festival

 

The Magical Faerie Festival & the Magical Times

organised by Matthew Callow

The Festival's 2013 Line-up

The Magical Faerie Festival is organised by the Magical Times Magazine and the multi-talented Matthew Callow. This year's Festival took place in Findon, West Sussex but next year's is scheduled for May and is to be sited on a super camping site in East Sussex (click the photo to the left for more details).

The Magical Times Magazine is an ethically produced, professionally printed, full colour quarterly publication produced in the United Kingdom and distributed worldwide!

Its content is unlike any other magazine and its creators strive to provide the reader with uplifting and inspirational in-depth articles on nature, health and well-being.

Click here to see the details for the Festival in 2014 and click the images to see them in more detail!

Magical Times Magazine

The Magical Times Magazine

Each page is uniquely illustrated in full colour and is printed on eco-friendly FSC certified paper using vegetable based inks.

It is an immense love and appreciation of nature which fuels the production of The Magical Times.

You can find our more about the Magical Times Magazine on their website (with Issue 14 now available) and the Magical Faerie Festival, with details about the 2014 schedule and Early Bird ticket discounts, on the Faerie Festival website.

Click the picture for a larger image.

 

Drunken Drummer

by Flutatious

Flutatious 2

Flutatious 2

Flutatious are a feisty, Celtic, psy-folk band. Blending soaring melodic flute, flying fiddle, spacey guitars and groovy beats. What an astounding, rhythmic and extremely moving set we saw with Flutatious! Such an innovative band and we hope to bring you much more from them in the future.

Michelle, Stella, Andy, Bill, William (and the Colonel!) pictured right on the Isle of Skye, make up the Celtic inspired band that you can hear in this show. We are very proud to bring you their fantastic dancing song, the Drunken Drummer from their second album, Flutatious 2, in this show.

You can find out more about Flutatious on their Contributor Page or visit their website for more details.

 

The Oakwood Song

by Willow's Drum

Tales from the Oak Wood

Tales from the Oak Wood

Willow’s Drum are singer song/writers Mark Barnard; founder member, lead vocalist and guitarist of the Essex based folk/rock band Medicine and Lyz Le Fay; a classically trained vocalist and pianist. In this show you can hear their beautiful track, The Oakwood Song from their album, Tales from the Oak Wood.

You can find out more about Willow’s Drum on their Contributor Page or visit their Facebook Page for more details.

 

Moss

by Beck Si?n

Unfurling

Unfurling

Beck's mother is Welsh, and her father was born in England, but is from an Irish family. With Welsh and Irish blood, it seems only natural that Beck was going to be drawn to all things Celtic – everything from the Celtic artwork and mythology, Druidic reverence for nature and trees, tales of banshees, wraiths and faeries, to the musical instruments and haunting singing-styles. There is definitely a strong Celtic thread in Beck Si?n’s music – even when singing Australian songs and modern compositions.

Related to English singer Kate Bush, it was her influence and artistic inspiration (as well as having a talented artist for a father) that sparked Beck's own desire to dance, sing and create. So we're incredibly proud to be able to bring you this astounding example of her music, with Moss! Be transported along with us into strange and fey realms....

You can find out more about Beck Si?n and where to get hold of her fantastic music on her Contributor Page or on her website.

 

Dance of the Satyrs

by Daemonia Nymphe

Dance of the Satyrs

What a performance, what stage presence and what an astounding sound! Demonia Nymphe are in a class of their own! Daemonia Nymphe is an esoteric ensemble formed in Greece. Their founder, Spyros Giasafakis, is the first artist worldwide to compose and perform improvisations on ancient Greek instruments, such as Kithara, Lyra and Varvitos, handcrafted with design and materials authentic to their epoch. Accompanied by Evi Stergiou and others they provide us with a complete audio and visual spectacular that really does evoke the Satyrs and Fauns of Elder Times!

You can find out more about this amazing and entrancing group and where to get hold of their fantastic music on their Contributor Page or find out more on their website.

 

A leaf falls..

by Kim Thompsett

Kim Thompsett was probably the first Fae musician we ever featured on our show, way back in 2008! So, we are really pleased to offer her a huge welcome back with her beautiful Harp and a gentle, romantic track called A leaf falls..

Kim Thompsett is a musician and songwriter living and working in the South East of England. She plays guitar, flute, native American flute and zither. Her songs have an escapist quality which evokes the England of old with hints of Celtic, medieval and the classic folk artists of the ‘60’s and 70’s.

You can find out more about Kim's beautiful music on her Contributor Page or find out more on her website at last.fm.

 

Kaos Blacksmiths

Interview

Kaos Blacksmith Forge

Sarah and Ross from Kaos Blacksmiths say that "Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalogue. Ross is the former blacksmith to the Duke of Buccleuch at Drumlanrig castle in Scotland and now lives and works in Kent - working only using wind, sun and human power."

Ring

Teaspoon Ring

"All of his work is unique and made to order so each piece you order will differ slightly. This shop is only a small selection of what we make so if your looking for something and cannot find it, feel free to contact us. We also offer basic blacksmiths courses at ?110 per person per day which includes all materials and lunch."

See one of their beautiful Teaspoon rings to the right. You can find out more about Kaos Blacksmiths and see more of their wonderful metalwork on their website.

 

Kuku

by Inta Africa

Inta Africa

Inta Africa was created to unite people of different nationalities, faith, and age, using music to create an experience that not only bonds but is creative, stimulating and above all fun. Our drum workshops are high energy, fast moving and suitable for beginners as well as experienced drummers. We hold 100 High quality west African Djembes and Djun Djun. We also have a host of other percussion to be played along side. Out of our workshops a high impact stage performance was born.

Drum Workshop

A small selection of the drums they brought with them for us to use!

Gary drummingGary finally gets to do some drumming! Nice shot of new friend Pete to his left and a great Pixie in the background!

You can find out more about their powerful beats and superb workshops (they can cater for up to 80 people, I think!) on their Contributor Page or find out more on their website.

 

Sands of Time

by Jaime Black

The Wishing Well

The Wishing Well

What a beautiful sound! Jaime's entrancing Sands of Time can be heard in this show. Jaime Black is a singer songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Jaime independently released her first album, The Wishing Well, in August of 2011.

Jaime's unique vocal sound instantly draws you into a place where imagination meets reality. Acoustic guitars, reverb drenched vocals... Her ethereal songs transport the listener to a dreamscape filled with vivid images of world's past and present, beckoning you to stay with her for a while...

You can find out more about Jaime's beautiful music on her Contributor Page or find out more on her website.

 

Dragons & Unicorns

Interview

Dragons & Unicorns, Photo by Lunaesque

Dragons & Unicorns, Photo by Lunaesque

We stopped for a chat with A.J. and Steve from Dragons & Unicorns. They say: "Dragons & Unicorns is a made to order costumers based in the UK. Set up in 2006 by myself, "A J" Machin and my daughter Natalie, the company was created after we met Richard Taylor & Tania Rodger, co-owners of Weta Workshop, at the Fellowship Festival in 2005. Richard and Tania were very impressed when they saw Steve dressed in King Th?oden's war armour which we had built and said that we were "incredibly talented people". This was all the inspiration we needed to create and re-create costumes for like-minded people, at affordable prices. "

The rest.. as they say.. is history!

You can find out more about these amazing costumiers on their website.

 

Andrasta

by Jonathan Kershaw

Bizarre Tales

Bizarre Tales

"'Too medieval to be folk; too folk to be rock; too rock to be medieval...!'

Jonathan is a guitarist/songwriter originally from Yorkshire in northern England but now based on the south coast. Although known in various areas for his rock playing, he has quietly been applying his talents to an altogether different sound. In his early 20s, Jonathan relocated for a number of years to Somerset in the Southwest of the UK. This was quite a rural area and provided his first insight into folk and Celtic style music.

Andrasta (Andraste) was the Romano-Celtic goddess of war. Her name means the "Invincible One". Andrasta was a patron goddess of the Iceni tribe. It was said that Boudicca, the British warrior queen prayed to Andrasta, before going into battle the against her Roman foes. It is believed that the goddess received human sacrifices. [source]

Queen Boudicca by John Opie

Queen Boudicca by John Opie

Acoustic Goth

A quick mention that both Jonathan Kershaw and Beck Si?n are touring together with a collection of their music with a Beautiful Ghosts and Bizarre Tales tour! Jointly coming from musical backgrounds in rock, classical and traditional Celtic music, Beck and Jonathan create a supernatural and melancholic soundscape with siren-esque vocals to suit. Visit their site at Acoustic Goth to find out more.

You can find out more about these amazing performers on their Contributor Page or on their website.

 

Ave Mater, Dou Way Robin

by Serpentyne

Stella Splendens

Stella Splendens

Serpentyne mix mediaeval songs and dance tunes with contemporary beats... songs in Occitan, Old French, Old English and Latin create an exciting and magical atmosphere. Driving salterello and estampie dance rhythms from mediaeval Europe are combined with Maggie's voice and instruments such as hurdy-gurdy, cittole, harmonium and keyboards.

What a superb and engaging performance they gave us - the whole audience was on their feet!

Here you can listen to Ave Mater Dou Way Robin, which is based on an original 13th/14th Century piece! You can find this superb track on their enchanting album Stella Splendens.

You can find out more about these amazing performers on their Contributor Page or on their website.

 

Seventh Heaven

Interview

Annie from Seventh Heaven

Annie from Seventh Heaven

We spoke to Annie Whittaker from Seventh Heaven and she told us that at Seventh Heaven we source our products as ethically as we possibly can. We buy from friends and contacts around the world that help them and their communities. Annie is a Shamanic Practitioner, trained by Eliana Harvey at Shamanka School of Woman's Shamanism in Dorset, England www.shamanka.com. She is a clairvoyant medium and teacher of spiritual development.

You can find out more about Annie, her services and the wonderful gifts she sells on her website at seventh-heaven-online.

 

In the Belly of an Ice Giant

by Ash Mandrake

Footprints from a Tribal ID

Footprints from a Tribal ID

Ash is a totally unique and thoroughly engaging performer. He has us spellbound with his intricate music built up using his specialist, self-designed guitar (with a wiring loom to make Mercedes-Benz proud!) and multiple loop-machines to add vocal layering. He built up songs that were almost operatic in scope (along with a unique version of Shine On, You Crazy Diamond which can be found on YouTube!).

We were also lucky enough to see him perform a soulful duet of 'Vincent' with Beck Si?n!

Ash's studio and Live work are focused differently. The stage show is about entertainment. The studio work is about making art. The live show incorporates hats, stories, comedy, loop machines, a double necked guitar and theatrical engagement with the audience. All soundscapes are built live without the use of backing tracks. Choice of genre is wide ranging and eclectic. The show brings together covers and originals in sets which are carefully crafted to move through changes in energy and emotional states, leaving the audience on a high.

The best introduction to the amazing range of this avant-garde Fae Bard, Ash Mandrake is this video that he made to explain how his performances work. Here you can see how his sound is built up live - as well as have an introduction to his Top Hats!

 

Julia Arts

Interview

Julia Arts Body-painting

Julia Arts Body-painting

JuliaArts offer a range of services from Portslade based artist and face painter Julia Harris and her friends. Art, beauty and playfulness are good for everybody and can be part of every day and any day; From party entertainment or 'having a go' at an art evening, to creating and capturing something memorable...Whether you are flamboyantly creative, or quietly appreciative you can now find out all about the photographers and friends, face painting and treasures, photo shoots and party packages becoming available through JuliaArts and the publications and places we appear in!

You can find out more about Julia, her services and the wonderful things she and her team can do on her website.

The amazing face-paint that Debz did for Ruthier

The amazing face-paint that Debz did for Ruthie

Debz says: I received such good feedback that I decided to give it a go for a living with Debz Faces. I have been painting professionally now for around 8 months during which time I have painted at children's parties, adult parties, wedding receptions & corporate events.

Our beautiful daughter and grand-daughter!

Our beautiful daughter and grand-daughter!

 

Gypsy Witch

by Spriggan Mist

Soul Retriever

Soul Retriever

The rocking sound of Spriggan Mist can be heard in this show with their awesome track, Gypsy Witch. Folk Rock band Spriggan Mist are a group of accomplished musicians backing up the crystal clear voice of Max and the deep warm Earthy vocals of Baz as they mingle beautifully to take us on an ethereal journey. their music brings to life a world of traditions and magic which is often dark and sinister.... It is all that is familiar to us but which nonetheless stirs something within us that is not only less familiar but can at times take you beyond the constraints of this world.

They are a pagan, Fae, Celtic band with a rocking background that sets your foot tapping! Their new album, Ghostly Tales, is set for release and it looks like a corker! You can find more about Spriggan Mist on their Contributor Page or on their website.

 

Wicca Woman

Interview

Pixie and John travel the Festival circuit bringing an astounding range of beautiful clothing to Festival go-ers! They stock all sixes up to size 32 and Pixie is always ready to lend help and advice where needed - a lovely lady! John gives her much needed backup when things get busy - lol :) They don't have a website sadly, so just keep your eyes open for the 'Wicca Woman' sign as you travel around and say that Gary & Ruth from the Celtic Myth Podshow said to say 'Hi'!

 

Celtic Farewell

by ROxIRcLE

Night of the Vampires

Night of the Vampires

Roxircle is an alternative folk-rock band based in Totnes, Devon; formed in 2006 by vocalist Deanna Royle and guitarist Dave Morris. Inspired by their shared interest in British folklore and a fascination with the supernatural; they began writing and recording songs in their own home studio. An amazing, high-energy band with a knack for writing songs that just won't leave your head! Check out their Celtic Farewell in this show as a superb example. We're proud to let them sing us out in style!

ROxIRcLE with Emma

ROxIRcLE with Emma

They had a mystery bassist with them at the Faerie Festival! 'Brother Carl' stepped in for Ruby, the band's normal bass player. Pictured above is a picture of the band with our friend Emma (in her pink wig!) after they had wished her Happy Birthday! Such kind folks :)

You can find more about ROxIRcLE on their Contributor Page or on their website.



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The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We hope you enjoyed the show and with all of our Fae blessings,

Gary & Ruthie xxx

 

 

 



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CMP035 Of Kings, Friends and Magic Pigs


Sun, Aug 11, 2013


Will Pwyll survive his encounter in the Land of the Dead?

In the final episode of the first half of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed we tie up all the loose ends and find out whether Pwyll has fulfilled his promise to Arawn or whether Arawn still has a trick or two up his sleeve. We find out what happens when Pwyll returns to his homeland, the beautiful Dyfed, and discovers how the Grey Lord has ruled his country while he was away. Finally, we discover the truth behind the Magic Pigs...

This episode is also the 6th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi and continues the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed.

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Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 11 Aug 2013, 30m, 28Mb

It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe


Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Arawn
  • Hafgan
  • Pwyll
  • Caer Arawn
  • 'Storm'
  • Berwyn
  • Iolyn
  • Rhys
  • Dyfed
  • Annwn
  • Cwn Annwn
  • Elaine
  • River Cuch
  • River Teifi
  • Cymydau
  • Delwyn
  • Pwyll Pen Annwn

 

Abercych

Abercych

Abercych, one of the suggested sites for the Ford Between the Worlds, lies on the River Teifi, which is fed by the Rover Cuch (Cych) and flows down to the sea, the Estuary, at Cardigan. We suggest that this is the site of Pwyll's stronghold in North Dyfed.

For the Celts, a Pig was a Wild Boar

For the Celts, a Pig was a Wild Boar

 

The Dragonborn Comes

by Malukah

Malukah

Malukah

Malukah, whose real name is Judith de los Santos, has become a world-wide phenomenon with her Game Cover Music which was started by her version of "The Dragonborn Comes" (which you can see below) on Youtube that went viral with a total of over 2,000,000 views in less than 2 weeks! You can find out more about this astounding artist on her website at malukah.com, see her videos on her YouTube channel, and buy her album All of the Above on her website.

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

She is currently working on a new album, that is much 'folkier' and more like the music that made her famous - we can't wait. In the meantime, check out all of her links and watch the amazing video of her singing "The Dragonborn Comes" from the Bethesda Game Skyrim.

You can download the Music/Chords for this song from her website and, for those interested in the language of Dragons that she sings at the end, here it is:-

Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin
Naal ok zin los vahriin
Wa dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal
ahrk fin norok paal graan
fod nust hon zindro zaan
Dovahkiin fah hin kogaan mu draal

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Arawn and other parts in the second half of our re-telling of the First Branch, is a musical storyteller who works within the world of myth that cannot be proved; where the Faerie really do dance on Midsummer's Eve, where the trees talk, and the Hollow Hills take you into the realms of Annwn. Where the Goddess rides her horse, guiding you to magic, and the Horned God of old calls us from the shadows of the Greenwood.

You can find out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee, playing the role of the Queen of the Otherworld, is a multi-talented visionary artist who can turn her hand to almost anything creative. She is inspired by nature, and the ancient Pagan myths and legends of many cultures, her beliefs as a modern day Druid as well as those around her. Cerri is equally in her element when she is up to her elbows in clay or painting one of her fabulous pictures. She is partner to Druid musician and long-time supporter of our show, Damh the Bard and can be found supporting him at many of his performances.

 

Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends

 

Portcullis

Portcullis

Portcullis

A special thank you to Jason, Sue and Haydon for the wonderful courtly sounds of Portcullis playing Pretty Lady that can be heard as the Minstrels playing at the court of Arawn in this episode. You can find out more about Portcullis on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

Our Sources for the Episode

Places Mentioned in the First Branch, Fascinating website.

Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies, Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

http://www.maryjones.us/jce/eufyd.html, Hyfaidd Hen as one of the Children of Don.

Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronunciation for the Mabinogi

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

Special Thanks

 

For Incidental Music

One Man Journey, Passing Over, Knights Return from Free Stock Music.

Cyril Pereira, Les Voleurs de Temples from the album The Revenge of Glory. See the Contributor page for more details.

Flavio Simone, Dernier Moment from his album Differences. See his Contributor page for more details.

Celestial Aeon Project, for World of Ice, The Ancients from Aeon 2 and Awakening from Aeon 3. See his Contributor page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!


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CMP Special 36 2013 Spring Equinox Show Pt.2


Wed, Apr 10, 2013


Music, fairies and Celtic Maidens!

This is the second half of our super show celebrating the Spring Equinox and Ostara! We've got another 4 great pieces of music, a charming piece from a book by W.B. Yeats called Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry (and published in 1888!) about the Fairies and a man called Frank Martin who has 'The Sight' and our amazing story by Ceri Norman from her superb book, Celtic Maidens. You'll hear a great poem by Rick Allen, as well as music by SJ Tucker, Damh the Bard, the Connemara Stone Company and James Olin Oden! We also announce the winner of the Competition for the Celtic Twist CD, The Visit, that we set in CMP SP34, the Imbolc Show.

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

We love your feedback! Email us at  garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe


 

The First Shoots of Spring

by James Olin Oden

Samhain's March: A Winter's Journey

James Olin Oden is singer/songwriter of Celtic and Americana music out of Raleigh, NC. Does it move the heart or cause the foot to stomp? If so, then James Olin Oden plays it.

With me it's always been about what moves the heart. The songs I sing are compelling stories whose telling must be told over and over again. The stories range from dark acts that should not be forgotten to the silly revelries that we should never forsake. My hope is that as my heart is moved by the music so too may yours be moved.

Sl?inte Mh?r...James

James Olin Oden plays Vocals, Classical Guitar, Bodhran, Bones, & Whistles.

We are privileged to bring you his superb track, The First Shoots of Spring, which comes from the album, Samhain's March. You can find out more about James on his website or on his Contributor Page.

 

The Trooping Fairies & the Tale of Frank Martin

by W. B. Yeats

W. B. Yeats

W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)

This superb and charming piece comes from an anthology of Irish folklore, edited by W. B. Yeats in 1888 called Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry. Many of these stories are from books which are archived at this site; some are from books which have yet to be converted to etext or now-rare source material. He selected many of the best (and often funniest) tales from other writers such as Lady Wilde, Croker, Lover, Hyde, and Carelton. Yeats wrote introductory material and notes to many of these stories.

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Yeats was born and educated in Dublin, but spent his childhood in County Sligo. He studied poetry in his youth and from an early age was fascinated by both Irish legends and the occult. Those topics feature in the first phase of his work, which lasted roughly until the turn of the 20th century. His earliest volume of verse was published in 1889 and those slow-paced and lyrical poems display debts to Edmund Spenser, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the Pre-Raphaelite poets.


  • sheeogue
  • sidhe?g
  • deenee shee
  • daoine sidhe
  • Book of Armagh
  • Tuatha De Dan?n
  • slooa-shee
  • sheagh sidhe
  • Marcra shee
  • daoine maithe
  • lepra-caun
  • Ballisodare
  • Plain-a-Bawn
  • pooka

A brief sample of "A Pretty Maid Milking her Cow" by Black Dog Boonzy can be heard in this piece, as can two harp pieces by Turlough O'Carolan played by Darren Raleigh (see below). Another brief sample of the pipes heard in the ancient tune of "Lough Erne Shore" by Andy Irvine and Paul Brady can also be heard where mentioned in the text.

You can find the full text of the book on the Sacred Texts website and this piece at Trooping Fairies.

 

The Rabbit Song

by S. J. Tucker

Blessings

Blessings

Fans of all ages come to see SJ Tucker for more than just the stories she weaves into her songwriting -- her musical talents are second to none. Her style is classified, at times, as "Celtic Blues", while her instrumental and vocal talents earn comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams, and Jeff Buckley. Not confined to one type of song or another, SJ spans opera, chant, and rockergrrl, employing deft guitar hands and the bluesy, powerful voice of a 300lb gospel singer--finely contained in a petite frame which earned her first band the name 'Skinny White Chick' by accident.

An incredibly prolific writer, SJ Tucker has composed over 130 original songs and independently produced six full-length studio albums. SJ Tucker started on the road with her first album in 2004, and she is taking the nation by storm -- on her own power -- state by state.

We are really proud to bring you her Rabbit's Song from her album Blessings, a powerful exploration of totems and the Trickster just perfect for Ostara. You can find out more about Sooj on her website at sjtucker.com or on her Contributor Page.

 

Blodeuwedd

by Rick Allen

The Inconstant Bard

The Inconstant Bard

An immortal voice and talent. The lyrical, bardic poetry of a Celtic warrior and spiritual seeker, this recording of Rick Allen's unforgettable voice, accompanied by the musical gifts of The Constant Cohorts, brings the listener back to the days of yore when Druids thrived, the Green Man freely roamed the land, passionate Love was a path to the Mysteries, the Muse was a Lady in White, “. . . and men were true.”

This is Rick's own Tribute to the Maiden of Flowers, Blodeuwedd. Please visit our Contributor page to learn more about Rick Allen's story.

 

Celtic Maidens

by Ceri Norman

Celtic Maidens

Celtic Maidens

From a young age Ceri Norman's love of mythology and history has inspired her. After gaining a degree studying History and English, Ceri worked in libraries and museums sharing this love with the people she met. Seeing the pleasure that books and history gave, Ceri started writing fiction that people of all ages could enjoy and relate to. As a deeply spiritual person she prefers her writing to have a spiritual and mystical flavour.

Celtic Maidens is a supernatural tale of love, lives & obsession set against the dramatic scenery of the Welsh Mountains. Celtic Maidens tells the story of Si?n Derwyn whose life holds few pleasures except for her friends, her interest in local folklore and the standing stones until the day that Ryan Ackley arrives in her remote Welsh village.

Learn more about Ceri Norman on her website or on her Contributor Page.

 

Atholl Highlander

by Connemara Stone Company

Original

Original

The Connemara Stone Company (CSC) are a Celtic Folk Rock and Folk Rock Band from Germany. They have now been together since 1995. In this period of time they have advanced from a Local Band to a fairly well known Band in the Celtic Folk Rock scene.

Their main strength is in their ability to entertain a wider public with their own style of Celtic music in a modern Folk Rock style, appealing to all generations and a audience that are not only folk fans. Their ever increasing fan base comes from all walks of live and various tastes in music.

This great, high-energy, track - Atholl Highlander - is from their brand new, 2013 album, Original, released on St. Patrick's Day. Find out more about the CSC on their website or on their Contributor Page.

 

Atholl Highlanders

Atholl Highlanders

Atholl Highlanders

The Atholl Highlanders at Blair Atholl Castle, Bank Holiday Weekend 2007 - YouTube video.

Teaspoon Ring

 

Oak, Broom & Meadowsweet

by Damh the Bard

The Spirit of Albion

The Spirit of Albion

Damh is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality, and love of folk tradition, is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry. Drawing on the Bardic traditions his performances are both entertaining and educational, weaving a tapestry of myth, peace, and anthems that speak directly to the heart, but never without a good splash of humour.

This beautiful track, Oak, Broom & Meadowsweet, comes from Damh's third CD - The Spirit of Albion; a superb album that captures the full range of this master's talent.

You can get hold of Damh's new album Antlered Crown & Standing Stone from iTunes, CD Baby or his website at Pagan Music. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor page on this website.

 

Competition

We announce our Celtic Twist Competition winner!

 



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For Incidental Music

Daphne Quigley-Freund and Tom Bradfish, for Eamonn an Chnoic (Ned of the Hill) from their album Aoibhneas. See our Contributor Page for more details.

Darren Raleigh, for his tracks Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady and Planxty Irwin from his album Silverwheel. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

?thas, for their track Boys of Tandragee and Tuesday Mornin from their album ?thas. See their website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Celestial Aeon Project, for Suspicion from Empire. See his Contributor page for more details.

Evan, Rever... Peut-etre... Pt.4 from his album Rever... Peut-etre.... See the Contributor page for more details.

DJ Fab, Strike from the Sky from the album Best of 2006-2009. See the Contributor page for more details.

Zero Project, for Missing from his album, Celtic Dream, Distorted Reality from the album Earth. See his website or the Contributor Page for more details.

Xcyril, for the track Amazones versus Valkyries, from his album Coeur Martial and Reverie from his album Musiques pour film. See his website for further details of check out his Contributor Page.

VVS Music for Daemon Hunters. See his website for further details of check out his Contributor Page.

Victor Stellar, for Glacial Epoch from his 2008 Singles. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

We hope you enjoyed the show and with all of our Fae blessings,

Gary & Ruthie xxx

 

 



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CMP Special 35 2013 Spring Equinox Show Pt.1


Mon, Apr 01, 2013


Stones in Ireland align to the Spring Equinox

This is the first half of our MONSTER show celebrating the Spring Equinox and Ostara! Be prepared for 4 super pieces of music, a fascinating piece about the Loughcrew Passage Tomb that shows that the Iron Age Celts regarded the Spring Equinox as significant, a wonderful Ostara piece by our resident bard, Chris Joliffe and as a super, special surprise - a listener submitted story! And this is only the first part! The next part of the show will be following hot on its heels! :)

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Running Order:

  • Intro 0:40
  • News & Views 3:14
  • Into the GreenSpiral Dance 4:55
  • The Loughcrew Passage Tomb - Voices from the Dawn 11:06
  • Call of the Wildwoods - Brocc 25:23
  • Ostara's Hare by Chris Joliffe 31:59
  • Brighid's Flame - Kellianna 37:33
  • The Hero of Avalon - Zachary Hare 41:37
  • Avalon Is Risen - Leslie Fish 1:10:42
  • Promo - The Magical Faerie Festival 1:16:39
  • Thank you for donation - Birgir 1:19:04

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

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Into The Green

by Spiral Dance

The Quickening

Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. With a combination of haunting vocals, evocative fiddle, intoxicating guitar riffs and groovy accordion lines, underpinned with potent bass and dynamic percussion, the band presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Enchanting melodies intertwine with mythical tales that are sure to captivate your soul, tease your mind and steal your heart, casting your spirit into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time.

We are privileged to bring you their moving track, Into the Green, which comes from the album, The Quickening. The album, The Quickening, with all of its songs about the Quickening of Life withing the Earth, won the Most Outstanding CD Release for 2006, in the South Australian Folk Awards. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor Page.

 

The Loughcrew Passage Tomb

by "Voices From The Dawn"

Cairn H and the Hag of Beare (An Cailleach Bh?ara)

Cairn H and the Hag of Beare (An Cailleach Bh?ara)

Sliabh na Caill?ghe constitutes a Neolithic necropolis, a passage-tomb cemetery with some evidence of at least thirty tombs, the grandest concentration of such monuments in Ireland. Over the centuries scores of others may have been destroyed with no trace remaining.

Cairn T (pictured above) can be seen in a Virtual Reality tour on the Voices from the Dawn website. This is the Cairn that is illuminated by the Sun at the time of the Spring Equinox.

Equinox illumination at the end of the Tomb

Equinox illumination at the end of the Tomb

The Hag of Beare

The folktales of the ancient Hag of Beare were the stories that greeted Conwell, John O’Donovan, and Jonathan Swift before him. 

Other translations of "The Hag of Beare" can be found on Voices from the Dawn.

The Hag's Chair

The Hag's Chair

The Hag's Chair (pictured above) has a deeply-incised cross carved into its seat was noted by Conwell as a nineteenth-century trigonometric mark, although others have claimed it to be an artifact of the monument’s use as a “Mass rock” during Penal times.

Carvings on the front of the Hag's Chair

Carvings on the front of the Hag's Chair

You can visit the Voices of the Dawn website or follow them on Facebook. You can also find out more about the project, and Howard Goldbaum, on our Contributor Page.

 

Call of the Wildwoods

by Brocc

13 Moons

13 Moons

Brocc came into being over the summer of 2008 - a product of gales and rain in the woods and a badger who came to stay and has become our symbol. The songs we weave tell tales of myth and legend and the old beliefs of our lands and peoples. Our music is timeless, evocative of earlier, simpler times. The instruments reflect our love of forgotten timbres - we play English & Swedish bagpipes, woodwinds and recorders, the medieval hurdy-gurdy, mandola and la?d, and a host of percussion.

Brocc's songs and tunes are mostly original, with some traditional material in our own distinctive arrangements. This beautiful track, Call of the Wild Woods, is a superb example of their style and versatility and comes for their latest album, 13 Moons. You can find out more about Brocc on their Website or on our Contributor Page.

 

Ostara's Hare

by Chris Joliffe

Chris Joliffe

Chris Joliffe

Chris is an amazing bard whose talents cover both story and poem as he explores mythic realms with his evocative words. He has kindly given us permission to use some of his amazing stories and poems in the show and we're sure that you'll love them just as much as we do.

In this show, you can hear his arousing story, Ostara's Hare celebrating the coming of the Dance of the Spring Goddess with the eternal Trickster, the moon gazing hare! Don't forget to check out Chris' Contributor Page to find out a little more about him.

 

Brighid's Flame

by Kellianna

Elemental

Elemental

Kellianna is an accomplished musician and performer worldwide. Her CD's, Lady Moon, I Walk with the Goddess, Elemental and The Ancient Ones are being recognized around the globe as a must have for any lover of Goddess inspired folk music. Her live shows are a combination of acoustic guitar songs and chants to the God and Goddess.

Brighid's Flame: "I starting writing this at Imbolc 2009 and finished Imbolc 2010. This is one of my favorite harmonies ever!"

Learn more about Kellianna on her website or on her Contributor Page.

 

The Hero of Avalon

by Zachary Hare

Zachary Hare

Zachary Hare

"I'm different than most guys. Chivalry, honor and romance are very much alive in me. I'm a BIG FAT IRISH ITALIAN and DAMN PROUND OF IT. I'm a comic book geek and a theatre geek. I'm a christopagan. Someday I hope to be a professional actor."

Names used in the Story

  • Arthur
  • Lady Boireann Madadh Allaidh
  • Joden

 

Avalon is Risen

by Leslie Fish

Avalon is Risen

Avalon is Risen

Finally, a recording dedicated to Leslie Fish's most inspired bardic and Pagan songs. These songs serve up myth and magic, and Leslie's unique sense of wonder and humor. Includes a stunning 32-page color lyric booklet, crafted by Celtic illustrator Bradley Schenck. Introduction by noted fantasy author Diana L. Paxson. Producer Kristoph Klover strove to make this Leslie's most finely crafted recording yet, and we hope you'll agree! 

The title piece – "Avalon is Risen" – was written by Isaac Bonewits, founder of the ?r nDra?ocht F?in. You can find out more about Leslie on her website or here, on her Contributor Page.

 

Promo - The Magical Faerie Festival

The Magical Faerie Festival

The Magical Faerie Festival

We bring you a Promo for this year's Magical Faerie Festival which is going to be held in Findon, West Sussex, UK on the 10-12th May and we are going to be there!! We hope to be making a special show introducing you to the artists, the ambience and the faeries! Then we'll be able to tell you what goes on at these fantastic events! The Organisers say:

This years festival features our largest line-up of live music and entertainment yet. All of which is included in the price of your festival ticket!

Live Music
Inkubus Sukkubus, Pythia, Daemonia Nymphe, Flutatious, Serpentyne, Spriggan Mist, Beck Sian, Matthew Callow, Ash Mandrake, Fay Brotherhood Cernewoda, Roxircle, Jaime Black, Kim Thompsett, Willows Drum, Inta Africa, Jonathon Kershaw + more!

 

Competition

We ask for just a little more patience, we announce our Celtic Twist Competition winner in the second half of our Spring Equinox Holiday Special, SP36 - coming soon!

 



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Phil Thornton

Solstice

Solstice

We are proud to feature Phil in this show as sets us on the right track for Spring with his track Awakening played during the Loughcrew piece, from his album, Solstice. You can find out more about Phil's wonderful music and services on his website or more details on his Contributor Page.

 

Keltoria

Shadows & Stone

Shadows & Stone

We are pleased to be able to bring you a superb piece by Keltoria, Edge of Magik and After the Storm from their album, Shadows & Stone in our Loughcrew piece. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

Special Thanks

 

For Incidental Music

Enemy in Disguise, The War is Not Lost, Winner's Smile from Free Stock Music.

Project Divinity, for Ethereal Awakening from his album Divinity. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Philippe-Aubert Gauthier, for his track Le Pendaison from his album La Plaie. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

eNoz, for his track Xe Om from his album Nuits de Glace. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Jaime Heras, for his track Este Valle de Lagrimas for his album, Album de Fotos. See his website or our Contributor page for more details.

AKAJULES, for Grieve from the album, Intrusion. See his Contributor page for details.

Armolithae, for Ignition from Artanis by See the Contributor page for more details.

Gr?goire Lourme, for Bike Chase from his album The Bourne Ultimatum. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Zero Project, for The Ride of the Dark Knight from his album, Fairytale 2, and Nocturne from the album Autumn Prelude. See his website or the Contributor Page for more details.

Flavio Simone, for Happy Moment from the album Differences. See the Contributor page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

We hope you enjoyed the show and with all of our blessings,

Gary & Ruthie xxx

 



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CMP034 A Debt is Repaid


Sun, Mar 03, 2013


Pwyll prepares to enter a battle to the death!

In the last episode, Pwyll had started his battle training with Arawn's Knights, defended the Kingdom of Annwn from strange, Brutish invaders and learned a valuable lesson from Arawn's beautiful Queen. In this episode, after a year of preparation and waiting, he gathers his forces and travels to the Ford between the Worlds. There, he will meet with Hafgan the Summer-White, the King of the Land of Summer and face him in a duel to the death. Only one will walk away. Will Pwyll be able to meet up to Arawn's hopes and expectations?

This episode is also the 5th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi and continues the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed.

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 3 Mar 2013, 27m, 26Mb

We love hearing from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe


News & Views

Ancient Britain and the Atlantic Zone

We have some pieces of astounding news to report in this show and start off with a brief review of the research being conducted by Prof. John Koch of Aberystwyth University along with Barry Cunliffe and other leaders in their fields. Under the title of Ancient Britain and the Atlantic Zone, the project is now in its fifth year and is exploring the possibility that the ancient language of Tartessian is possibly the earliest known Celtic language and that the Celts came to Europe from the West. We covered the Year 3 conference and again in our report about the possible origins of Welsh.

We also report that there is some evidence that an inscription in the Tartessian language may well have been found in Newfoundland indicating that the Celts may have visited the other side of the Atlantic at least 4,000 years ago!

Pwyll Jousts with Hafgan (illus. Lady Charlotte Guest)

Pwyll Jousts with Hafgan (illus. Lady Charlotte Guest)

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Hafgan
  • Arawn
  • Dyfed
  • Caer Arawn
  • Rhys
  • 'Storm'
  • Iolyn

 

Promo - NODCast

NODCast

NODCast

The New Order of Druids is intended to unite people with the same interest: wisdom and insight. We believe that wisdom is priceless, and therefore, joining our Circle and College is and always will be free. As long as one's intentions are positive, it does not matter which age, gender, nationality or religion one has to enter the Circle. We are not any kind of cult, but a growing Circle of people with similar and different beliefs, uniting together. Come along to their website at DruidCircle.org or see their work on Youtube.

 

Competition Reminder

We'd also like to let everyone know that the closing date for the Celtic Twist Competition set in CMP SP34 Imbolg Brighid Special will be the 18th March 2013 in time for the 2013 Spring Equinox Holiday Special!

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Arawn in the second half of our re-telling of the First Branch, is a musical storyteller who works within the world of myth that cannot be proved; where the Faerie really do dance on Midsummer's Eve, where the trees talk, and the Hollow Hills take you into the realms of Annwn. Where the Goddess rides her horse, guiding you to magic, and the Horned God of old calls us from the shadows of the Greenwood.

You can find out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

Ray Robins

Ray Robins

Ray Robins

Ray, playing Hafgan, is a close, personal friend - living next door to us and not only does poor Ruthie have to put up with us practising our drum lessons together, but also he has developed a deep love of acting in the Show!

 

Our Sources for the Episode

Places Mentioned in the First Branch, Fascinating website.

Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies, Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

http://www.maryjones.us/jce/eufyd.html, Hyfaidd Hen as one of the Children of Don.

Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronunciation for the Mabinogi

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 


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Special Thanks

 

For Incidental Music

Dark Days, Dark Skies of Doom from Free Stock Music.

Torchomatic, The Glass Roof from the the Podsafe Music Network, Music Alley from Mevio.

Armolithae, Before Midnight from his album Artanis. See the Contributor page for more details.

Celestial Aeon Project, for Enemy at the Gates from Miracle, Angel's Tear from Aeon 2 and Awakening from Aeon 3. See his Contributor page for more details.

Adragante, for his track Toutouig from the album Tradin Celt. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Marieva's Project, Celtic from his album Celtic. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 


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CMP033 Courting A Favour


Sun, Feb 17, 2013


Our hero enters the Land of the Dead and meets its Queen

In the last episode, Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, wearing the shape of Arawn, sees many strange marvels and finally gets to meet the Great Queen herself. In this episode, he starts his battle training with Arawn's Knights, defends the Kingdom of Annwn from invaders and is forced to seek a favour from Arawn's beautiful Queen.

This episode is also the 4th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi and continues the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed.

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:41
  • News & View - Podcast Awards 1:15
  • Recap 2:50
  • Story 3:36
  • Listener Feedback - Simon 29:08
  • Listener Feedback - Carole 31:16
  • Promo - Mary Jones 32:01
We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 17 Feb 2013, 34m, 33Mb

Send us your feedback!  Email us at garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe


News & Views

European Podcast Awards

We start off by sending out an enormous 'Thank You' to whoever nominated us for the European Podcast Awards, for which voting is now over. We didn't win but you can find the Results here. We also tell everybody about the new VoiceMail feature that you can see over on the right-hand side of the screen there and invite you to use it to leave us a message. We love to hear your voices!

We also offer a big thanks to our Special Guest actors, Damh the Bard and Cerri Lee. You can find out more details at the bottom of these Show-notes.

 

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Arawn
  • Caer Arawn
  • Iolyn
  • Berwyn
  • Rhys
  • 'courser'
  • 'palfrey'
  • 'targe'
  • 'pell'
  • Dyfed
  • Elaine
  • 'Storm'

 

Listener Feedback

Simon

We have a fascinating email from our listener Simon, pointing us to a different pronunciation of the the name 'Pwyll' and we explore its origins and variations. He links us to Forvo for his pronunciation. There are other examples of the 'wy' diphthong on the same site showing how it can be pronounced differently.

For those who'd like to know where we found our information about the possible ways to pronounce Middle Welsh, we can point you to the two following links:

http://www.mabinogistudy.co.uk/pronunciation.html

http://www.mit.edu/~dfm/canol/appxd.html from the book Reading Middle Welsh by Gareth Morgan.

 

Carole from 'Pagan eBooks for Free'

We also received some great Audio feedback from Carole that runs the Pagan eBooks for Free Facebook page. She says:

Please note - these are ALL Free Today! They may not be Free Tomorrow!!! Do check them however as some are on permanent free status. Get a Kindle app now, if you do not have a Kindle..
Amazon.com has a free Kindle Reader download for PC's and Macs:
Free PC Nook Application:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-for-pc/379002322/
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/free-nook-apps/379002321/
Sony Reader app
https://ebookstore.sony.com/download/

 

Promo - Mary Jones

Mary Jones

Mary Jones

Without Mary's phenomenal work collecting Celtic Literature for her Celtic Encyclopedia and the Celtic Literature Collective at www.maryjones.us, we probably wouldn't have been able to make the show. Not only has she provided us with much of the hard to obtain source material we needed, she has also shown considerable personal support. Thank you Mary :)

 

Facebook Reminder

We'd like to remind everyone that we're not using the Forums any more and that most folks can talk to us on Facebook

You can find us on our Facebook Show page, Gary's Profile, Ruthie's Profile or add us on Twitter.

@CelticMythShow is our main update feed, @Sylvarwolf for Gary and @Faerieruth for Ruthie.

You can also get hold of us by email at garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Arawn in the second half of our re-telling of the First Branch, is a musical storyteller who works within the world of myth that cannot be proved; where the Faerie really do dance on Midsummer's Eve, where the trees talk, and the Hollow Hills take you into the realms of Annwn. Where the Goddess rides her horse, guiding you to magic, and the Horned God of old calls us from the shadows of the Greenwood.

You can find out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee is a multi-talented visionary artist who can turn her hand to almost anything creative. She is inspired by nature, and the ancient Pagan myths and legends of many cultures, her beliefs as a modern day Druid as well as those around her. Cerri is equally in her element when she is up to her elbows in clay or painting one of her fabulous pictures. She is partner to Druid musician and long-time supporter of our show, Damh the Bard and can be found supporting him at many of his performances. You can find out more about Cerri and her work on her website on cerrilee.com or on our Contributor page.

 

Our Sources for the Episode

Places Mentioned in the First Branch, Fascinating website.

Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies, Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

http://www.maryjones.us/jce/eufyd.html, Hyfaidd Hen as one of the Children of Don.

Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronunciation for the Mabinogi

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 


Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends

 

Phil Thornton

Phil Thornton

Phil Thornton

We are proud to feature Phil in this show as he again provides the music for the dance of the Tylwyth Teg with the track Summer Solstice from his album, Solstice. You can find out more about Phil's wonderful music and services on his website or more details on his Contributor Page.

 

Keltoria

Keltoria

Keltoria

We are pleased to be able to bring you a superb piece by Keltoria, Whispers in the Wind - a brand new release! You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

Portcullis

Portcullis

Portcullis

A special thank you to Jason, Sue and Haydon for the wonderful courtly sounds of Portcullis that can be heard as the Minstrels playing at the court of Arawn in this episode. You can find out more about Portcullis on their website or on their Contributor page.

 


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Special Thanks

 

For Incidental Music

Grace, Heroic Struggle and Love Letters, from Free Stock Music.

Matti Paalanen, Clouds Fly As I Smile from Hollow. See the Contributor page for more details.

Evan, Troubles from his album Alice. See the Contributor page for more details.

Krzysztof Kurkowski, Certain Place from his album Invasion of Death, and Background 3 from his album Soundtrack 2. See the Contributor page for more details.

La Gueta La Runa, for their track Vamanos Baillar from the album LGLR 2007. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Roger Subirana, for his track Nysfan form the album Secrets. See his website or his Contributor Page for more details.

Marieva's Project, Sentenza from his album Chansons sans Paroles. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 


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CMP Special 34 2013 Imbolg Brighid Show


Sat, Feb 02, 2013


Welcome in the Springtime with us in this unique Holiday Special dedicated to Brighid.

We dedicate this show to the Goddess and Saint Bridget with 8 fantastic pieces of music, along with a wonderful Prayer to Brighid from our resident bard, Chris Joliffe. We've got a fantastic piece about Oimelc (Imbolg) by Ellen Evert Hopman from her book, Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore along with some superb information about Bridget's Cloak by John Willmott of Celtic Ways. We top all of these wonderful goodies off with a great Competition to win a fabulous Celtic Twist CD.

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe


 

Brighid

by Damh the Bard

Antlered Crown & Standing Stone

Damh's new album is a superb compilation of spiritually uplifting songs about the Celtic Gods. This wonderful song to Bridgid crosses all boundaries in recognising the many facets of this Goddess and Saint. As usual, Damh has brought us a completely new channel to the ancient and magical powers that dwell within our Ancient and Sacred Lands. You can get hold of Antlered Crown & Standing Stone from iTunes, CD Baby or his website at Pagan Music.

He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor page.

 

Bridget's Song

by Celia

Bridget Songs

Bridget Songs (With Karaoke Tracks)

Celia is a singer, songwriter, actress, and storyteller who dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly and the sacred. She is an amazing multi-faceted artist. From powerful, heart-felt vocals to wacky comedic improvisations, you honestly never know what will happen with Celia on stage. Think Enya meets Tori Amos meets Gilda Radner.

An amazing chant-like song that builds to a tremendous climax, Bridget's Song was only available as a free download from ReverbNation, but can now be obtained as part of a wonderful compilation of Bridget Songs from Bandcamp.

You can find her music on iTunes, Bandcamp, ReverbNation or CD Baby or from her website, Celia Online. You can find out more details about Celia on her Contributor Page.

 

Brighid - A Prayer for Imbolc

by Chris Joliffe

Chris Jolliffe

Chris Jolliffe

Chris is an amazing bard whose talents cover both story and poem as he explores mythic realms with his evocative words. He has kindly given us permission to use some of his amazing stories and poems in the show and we're sure that you'll love them just as much as we do.

In this show, you can hear his beautiful prayer, Brighid - A Prayer for Imbolc celebrating the coming of the Springtime Goddess accompanied by a beautiful track by Celtic Twist called The Visit. See below for more details about the Celtic Twist competition. We hope to bring you much more of Chris in the future and in the meantime check out his Contributor Page to find out a little more about him.

 

Brigid

by Jenna Greene

Wild Earth Child

Wild Earth Child

Jenna Greene is a Celtic Pagan singer-songwriter and harpist. Her songs are inspired by hope and healing, following bliss, nature mythology, the law of attraction and the little miracles in everyday life. She believes that music, nature and ritual are an empowering combination. Deeply influenced by the works of Joseph Campbell, she has studied world mythology and weaves these universal themes into her music.

She has just released her second album Wild Earth Child, which she describes as “an ecstatic celebration of Nature’s dance.” It is a collection of mystical melodies and uplifting lyrics set to joyful rhythms.

Brigid: "The Celtic mythology of Brigid embodies the powers of healing, inspiration, protection, compassion and transformation. Her name means "Bright Queen" or "Exalted One" because she was associated with the sun and bringing the light that vanquishes all darkness."

Jenna can be found on Myspace, but her own website provides lots of useful information. You can find out more details about Jenna on her Contributor Page on this website.

 

Sidhe Beag, Sidhe Mor

by Celtic Twist (Phil Holland)

The Visit

The Visit

Celtic Twist are Phil Holland and Dave Palmley. Phil, a Celtic harpist/singer/songwriter, is of Irish and Scottish origin, rooted and educated in Celtic music and western classical music. Dave is a prolific and eclectic British singer/songwriter/guitarist. His music, is principally rooted in pop/folk/rock, but draws also from many other influences, all of which can be heard in his song writing and instrumental compositions.

Together they make up Celtic Twist and bring a unique, evolving and thoroughly addictive Twist to the Celtic music genre. Each song is evocative of ages past, with harp, fiddle and guitar mongst many other instruments moving us to realms of magical vision. Here you can hear two wonderful Harp tunes played by Phil: Sidhe Beag, Sidhe Mor and The Fairy Queen.

You can find their music on iTunes, CD Baby, or from their website, Celtic Twist. You can find out more details about Phil and Dave on their Contributor page on this website.

The answer to the Competition can be found on the Celtic Twist website at http://hollandandpalmley.wix.com/html_celtictwist.

 

The Festival of Oimelc

by Ellen Evert Hopman

Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore

Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore

We are very proud to be able to bring you a small secton from this wonderful book by Ellen.

Names used in the Excerpt

  • Oimelc
  • Candlemas
  • Br?ghde
  • Bride
  • Bridgeag
  • Slachdan
  • The Daghda
  • Deagh Dia 
  • Boann
  • Crios Br?ghde
  • Dugall the Brown
  • Aodh
  • Art
  • Conn
  • Criara
  • Cairbre
  • Cas
  • Cormac
  • Cartach
  • Luaths-Luis

Ellen is a Master Herbalist and lay Homeopath who holds an M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling. She is a founding member and a current Co-Chief of The Order of the WhiteOak. She was Vice President of The Henge Of Keltria, an international Druid Fellowship, for nine years. She is a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, a Druidess of the Druid Clan of Dana and has been a member of The Order Of Bards Ovates and Druids and of ADF. She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages and teaches at the Grey School of Wizardry.

You can find out more about Ellen on her website, buy her book on Amazon and also find out more about the Order of the White Oak on their website. You can find more details on our Contributor Page.

 

Imbolc (Time of Great Potential)

by Cernunnos Rising

Wild Soul

Wild Soul

George Nicholas and Cernunnos Rising bring us a unique blend of new age, celtic, pagan, drudic music, featuring evocative songs with deep and well crafted lyrics; reminding us of a living tradition that explores the mysticism of trees, the waters, the air that we breathe, the seen and the unseen and delicate balance in all things.

In this show you can hear his wonderful Imbolc song, Imbolc (Time of Great Potential), from his album Wild Soul, which really starts to get the Springtime sap rising. George has such a powerful voice that it cannot fail to stir your blood! You can find out more about Cernunnos Rising on their website or on their Contributor Page.

 

Brigid's Cloak

by John Wilmott

John Wilmott

John Wilmott

John Willmott, well known as the organiser behind Celtic Ways, the guided mythological tours in Ireland has been recently running the Bards in the Woods project and along with his amazing harpist partner, Claire Roche, is creating the bardic CD Ogma's Tale of the Trees. This is a superb piece about the Cloak of Brighid bringing us all the traiditons and lore associated with Brigid's Cloak or Mantle.

Names Used in this Excerpt

  • Bhride
  • C?is Corran
  • Cailleach
  • The Morrigu
  • The Morrigan
  • Breao na Saig?ad
  • Brighid
  • Cill Dara
  • Killdare 
  • Brat Bhr?de
  • Erin
  • Donegal
  • Inishmurray
  • Sligo
  • Cluties
  • Midhe

You can find out more about John on the Celtic Ways website or follow up details about the fascinating Bards in the Wood project here. He is working on a Bardic CD called Ogma's Tale of the Trees and you can read more about the project, or even help bring it about, at the Ogma website. You can also find out more about John and his work on his Contributor Page.

 

Brighid

by Kellianna

Lady Moon

Lady Moon

Kellianna is an accomplished musician and performer worldwide. Her CD's, Lady Moon, I Walk with the Goddess and Elemental are being recognized around the globe as a must have for any lover of Goddess inspired folk music. Her live shows are a combination of acoustic guitar songs and chants to the God and Goddess.

Brighid: "This is another song where the lyrics were written by Heidi Couture for an Imbolc gathering in February of 2002. I wrote the guitar part and again it was another perfect marriage! On the CD Laney Goodman adds some beautiful woodwind tracks and Tina Horn kicks in on the djembe."

Learn more about Kellianna on her website or on her Contributor Page.

 

Competition Reminder

We tell you how to enter our competition, i.e. by sending an email to garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com with the word 'competition' in the Subject Line and your answer in the Body of the email. We also remind you that you can find their website at http://hollandandpalmley.wix.com/html_celtictwist!

 

The Quickening

by Spiral Dance

The Quickening

The Quickening

Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. Enchanting melodies intertwine with mythical tales that are sure to captivate your soul, tease your mind and steal your heart, casting your spirit into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time.

We are privileged to bring you their powerful and tragic track, The Quickening, which was specifically written for Imbolc and comes from the album of the same name, on this Holiday Special. The album, The Quickening, won the Most Outstanding CD Release for 2006, in the South Australian Folk Awards. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor Page.

 



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For Incidental Music

Flowers & Chocolate, from Free Stock Music.

Adragante, for Molly McAlpin from his album Tradin Celt. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Anne Roos, for Arran Boat Song, Skye Song from her album, Mermaids & Mariners. See her Contributor Page for more details.

Aisling, for The Pilgrim's Road Set from their album, The Pilgrim's Road. See their Contributor Page for more details.

Julia Ecklar, for Apocalypse from the album Divine Intervention. See her Contributor Page for more details.

Marieva's Project, Le Temps Suspendu (bonus) from his album Moon's Odyssey. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Appalachian Celtic Consort, for their track Road to Lisddoonvarna/Tobin's from their album Come by the Hills. See their Contributor Page for more details.

Shane D. Rhymer, for his track Basking in Her Light V.1 from his album Celestial Mechanics. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Phil Thornton, for his track Awakening from his album Solstice. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

We hope you enjoyed the show and with all of our blessings,

Gary & Ruthie xxx



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CMP Special 33 2013 New Year Party Show


Sun, Jan 13, 2013


Let's rock in the New Year in style with our Show Friends!

What a party! We rock in the New Year with an amazing party show! All of the music for the show has been provided by more of the Show Friends that you can find on the Friends of the Show page. You'll hear seven great pieces of music, a short piece by our resident bard, Chris Joliffe and a superb introduction to the magical Fosty Knoll Inn and its even more mysterious Innkeeper, Old Rafferty as written by Craig McAndrews (was Sackett).

We hope you enjoy it and hope that you had an amazing Year in 2013!

Many blessings :)

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe


 

Cerridwen & Taliesin

by Damh the Bard

Antlered Crown & Standing Stone

Damh's new album is a superb compilation of spiritually uplifting songs about the Celtic Gods. This wonderful song to Bridgid crosses all boundaries in recognising the many facets of this Goddess and Saint. As usual, Damh has brought us a completely new channel to the ancient and magical powers that dwell within our Ancient and Sacred Lands. You can get hold of Antlered Crown & Standing Stone from iTunes, CD Baby or his website at Pagan Music.

You can find out more about Kate & Corwen, their music and their fascinating research work at ancientmusic.co.uk. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor page.

 

Three Old English Tunes

by Anne Roos

A Light in the Forest

A Light in the Forest

Anne has graciously allowed us to play Three Old English Tunes which is a superb medley of Tunes from her album, A Light in the Forest. More details about Anne and her albums can be found on her Contributor page. Those three tunes are Gamble Gold, The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance and The Green Man.

Anne Roos is considered at the top of her field as a Celtic harpist. She is a many-faceted performer who excels as a soloist in concert, as well as with her ensemble, with her years of experience and a wide range of choices from her music list. She is in great demand for corporate and private events and continues to be a favorite to play for weddings and receptions.

Visit Anne's website Celtic Harp Music or find more details on her Contributor page

 

The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, performed at the Barthelmy Fair in August 1226, is one of the few ritual rural customs to survive the passage of time. Today the Horn Dance, which takes place annually on Wakes Monday, offers a fascinating day out attracting visitors from all over the world.

After collecting the horns from the church at eight o'clock in the morning, the Horn Dancers comprising six Deer-men, a Fool, Hobby Horse, Bowman and Maid Marian, perform their dance to music provided by a melodian player at locations throughout the village and its surrounding farms and pubs. We did manage to find a YouTube video of the Dance for you.

 

The Dance of Cernunnos

by Kevin Skinner

Fire Walk With Me

Fire Walk With Me

Kevin is not only a great friend of ours but a long-term show listener and above all a superb musician. He says:

"From and early age my mind was filled with music that I wanted to hear, but nobody was making it. Some of the material you hear on this page was composed when I was about seven or eight years old. I didn't have access to a musical instrument at that time so I worked it out in my head and carried it there for some years."

In this show, you can hears his powerful Dance of Cernunnos from the album, Fire Walk With Me. Check out his Contributor Page to find out more about this talented artist and healer.

 

Winter Wick

by Chris Joliffe

Chris Joliffe

Chris Joliffe

Astoundingly, Chris is an undiscovered talent - that is, until now! This amazing bard has given us permission to use some of his amazing stories and poems in the show and we're sure that you'll love them just as much as we do.

In this show, you can hears his short piece Winter Wick about the blood pounding dangers of the wild Hunt in the Midwinter. We hope to bring you much more of Chris in the future and in the meantime check out his Contributor Page to find out a little more about him.

 

Spiral Dance

by Keltoria

Lia F?il (Stone of Destiny)

Lia Fail (Stone of Destiny)

These guys are amazing! We cannot express our gratitude enough to them. Not only do they make beautiful New Age Celtic music, but they do so in support of the Hill of Tara, freedom from Genetically Modified foods (see what they have to say) and believe in what we are doing as much as we believe in what they are doing.

The wonderful track Spiral Dance is from their second album, Lia Fail - The Stone of Destiny. Inspired by the Hill of Tara and the ancient Celtic myths and legends, this is a fantastic album, mixing new age/Celtic atmospheres with traditional Celtic and Gothic influences to really conjure up images of those ancient times.

You can find their music on Myspace or from their website. You can find out more details about Keltoria on their Contributor page on our website.

 

Winter's Dreaming

by Spiral Dance

Through a Sylvan Doorway

Through a Sylvan Doorway

Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. We are privileged to bring you their powerful and tragic track, Winter's Dreaming, for this New Year Party Show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor Page.

 

The Fosty Knoll

by Craig McAndrews (Sackett)

Rafferty Brown

Rafferty Brown

Craig McAndrews (called Sackett in this show), one of the leading lights in the Celtic Moon community, is the author of the Tales of the Fosty Knoll.

Many years ago, when my seasons were few and the moon was still bright, I wrote a short introduction to a story I intended to compose. It featured a tavern which sat at the heart of an ancient forest. Very few visitors knew of the inn's existence and most who came across it did so entirely by chance. Even fewer folk found it a second time. Only one traveller has ever crossed it's threshold thrice."

We are very privileged here to be able to bring you the introduction to the Tales of The Fosty Knoll as well as the the Tale of the Two Rivals. You can find out more details about Craig on his Contributor page on this website.

 

Crystal Cave

by S. J. Tucker

Haphazard

Haphazard

Performing songwriter SJ Tucker addresses these questions and many others, all in the time it takes to play a show. Critics describe her music as the perfect mix of witty and weighty, and she takes listeners on a fantastic, genre-hopping ride with just her voice, her guitar, and occasionally a drum.

An incredibly prolific writer, SJ Tucker has composed over 130 original songs and independently produced six full-length studio albums. SJ Tucker started on the road with her first album in 2004, and she is taking the nation by storm -- on her own power -- state by state.

We are really proud to bring you her Crystal Cave, an intense Underworld journey through realms of personal and archetypal imagery. You can find out more about 'Sooj' on her website at sjtucker.com or on her Contributor Page.

 

Listener Feedback

We bring you some lovely listener feedback from Heather in Canada, explaining what the Irish & Welsh 'Good-byes' mean that we use in our shows.

 

Midwinter Dances

by The Dolmen

Wytchlord

Wytchlord

THE DOLMEN … A Storm has washed over Europe. Every so often, a band comes out of the Celtic heartlands, takes the musical audience by the throat and shakes it hard. And guess what, it’s about to happen again. The ever popular Celtic Folk-Rock scene in the UK has served up a real rough diamond, THE DOLMEN, a gig-hardened bunch of piratical rebel-rousers from the clan-lands, whose music and live performances have become the stuff of tribal legend, being both unique and very addictive. In 2011 they take this raw energy to mainland Europe. We are very proud to bring you a track from their latest album, Wytchlord, celebrating the raw power of Winter in a series of elemental, musical invocations, Midwinter Dances.

You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website at The Dolmen or on our Contributor Page.

 



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 Special Thanks

 

To Guest Actors:

Ray Robins, as the The Stranger in The Fosty Knoll.

 

For Incidental Music

Passing Over & Enemy in Disguise, from Free Stock Music.

Avel Glas, for My Lodging's On The Cold Ground from his album Vent Bleu. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Charles Fenollosa, for Duendes de medianoche from his album, Senda. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Marieva's Project, for Anoukhal? from his album, Au Dela de l'Univers. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Maya Filipic, for Stories from Emona I from the album Between Two Worlds. See her website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

We hope you enjoyed the show and with all of our blessings,

Gary & Ruthie xxx

 



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CMP Special 32 2012 Yuletide Party Show


Sun, Jan 06, 2013


Great story, 'The Shee', and more music from our Friends!

We celebrate the Holidays with a party attended by some of our amazing friends. All of the music for the show has been provided by folks on the Friends of the Show page. You'll hear seven great pieces of music, a short poem by our resident bard, Chris Joliffe and a woinderful sedction from the novel, The Shee, by Dennis Sweet.

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

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Winter Solstice

by Phil Thornton

A keen sorcerer of sonic visions, Phil Thornton has written and produced over 30 solo albums - with world wide sales of over 2 million - since beginning his musical odyssey in the early '80s with the group 'Expandis' (a unique artists collective best known for their innovative use of electronic sound). Phil's first two ambient albums 'Cloud Sculpting' and 'Edge Of Dreams' both topped the 'New Musical Express' New Age chart and are now widely acclaimed as classics of their genre.

You can find Phil's music on iTunes, or from his website. You can find out more details about Phil and Expandis on his Contributor Page on our website.

 

Winter's Common Ground

by Jenna Greene

Jenna Greene is a Celtic Pagan singer-songwriter and harpist. Her songs are inspired by hope and healing, following bliss, nature mythology, the law of attraction and the little miracles in everyday life. She believes that music, nature and ritual are an empowering combination. Deeply influenced by the works of Joseph Campbell, she has studied world mythology and weaves these universal themes into her music. 

She believes that music, nature and ritual are an empowering combination. Deeply influenced by the works of Joseph Campbell, she has studied world mythology and weaves these universal themes into her music. You can find Jenna performing at Celtic, Cultural, Faerie, Goddess, Renaissance, Natural Living and Holistic Healing festivals.


Winter's Common Ground:

"This is a home-made recording of a new song. In the spirit of the season, this is my holiday gift to my loyal and loving fans. I hope you enjoy it! I've studied many different spiritual traditions over the years. The more I learn, the more I realize how much they have in common. I think the lack of peace in the world comes from an "us and them" mentality. We are all seeking the same wisdom from the same loving Source. As we find the common ground that connects us all, we create a world of peace."

Jenna can be found on Myspace, but her own website provides lots of useful information. You can find out more details about Jenna on her Contributor Page on our website.

 

Solstice Night

by Celia

Celia is a singer, songwriter, actress, and storyteller who dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly and the sacred. She is an amazing multi-faceted artist. From powerful, heart-felt vocals to wacky comedic improvisations, you honestly never know what will happen with Celia on stage. Think Enya meets Tori Amos meets Gilda Radner.

Solstice 2012, Solstice Night from the album Celia Sampler 2: A time to let go of the past and bring a new dream alive. This song was performed Live with Looping Technology. You can find her music on iTunes, Bandcamp, ReverbNation or CD Baby or from her website, Celia Online. You can find out more details about Celia on her Contributor Page on our website.

 

Annwvn

by Chris Joliffe

Chris Joliffe

Astoundingly, Chris is an undiscovered talent - that is, until now! This amazing bard has given us permission to use some of his amazing stories and poems in the show and we're sure that you'll love them just as much as we do.

In this show, you can hears his short poem Annwvn about the deeply mysterious Celtic Otherworld that we are currently meeting in the Welsh stories (CMP 30 onwards). We hope to bring you much more of Chris in the future and in the meantime check out his Contributor Page to find out a little more about him.

 

Ie Voz Prioz

by Caera & M?r Gwyddelig


The band M?r Gwyddelig consists of two members: Myra Hope Bobbitt, a Welsh-American who writes in English and Welsh and plays a nylon-strung Celtic folk harp; and Caera Aislingeach, a Scottish- and Irish-American who sings in all three Gaelic languages (Irish, Scottish, and Manx), and plays a clairseach, a brass-strung medieval-style Gaelic harp. Together they have recorded and played medieval European music, traditional Celtic music from almost all of the Celtic nations, and original music they have both written, in Welsh and Irish as well as in English.

In July 2004, M?r Gwyddelig released their long-awaited album, Wake the Dragon. This album contains historical, traditional, and original music, in Welsh, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Middle French (circa 1556), as well as English. Original songs are in Welsh and English. You can find her music on iTunes, CD Baby or from her website. You can find out more details about Caera on her Contributor Page on our website.

 

Snowfall

by Celtic Twist

Celtic Twist

Celtic Twist are Phil Holland and Dave Palmley. Phil, a Celtic harpist/singer/songwriter, is of Irish and Scottish origin, rooted and educated in Celtic music and western classical music. Dave is a prolific and eclectic British singer/songwriter/guitarist. His music, is principally rooted in pop/folk/rock, but draws also from many other influences, all of which can be heard in his song writing and instrumental compositions.

Together they make up Celtic Twist and bring a unique, evolving and thoroughly addictive Twist to the Celtic music genre. Each song is evocative of ages past, with harp, fiddle and guitar mongst many other instruments moving us to realms of magical vision. You can find their music on iTunes, CD Baby, or from their website, Celtic Twist. You can find out more details about Phil and Dave on their Contributor Page on our website. 

 

The Shee

by Dennis Sweet

Dr. Dennis Sweet has been a student of Celtic mythology and Irish literature all his adult life, and has lectured on these subjects at Hendrix College, Bowdoin College, and Fordham University. In addition to various professional publications, he has two other books to his credit.

In The Shee, a s?dh ('shee'), or "fairy mound," has been discovered in western Ireland: the oldest artificial structure in the world. When opened, a rash of bizarre and inexplicable events occur throughout the region. A young American anthropologist and his friends try to understand the significance of these events in light of what was found in the shee...and what escaped from it. The section we bring you in this Party show tells of the encounter between Cultural Anthrolpologist Paul from Kansas (pardon his lack of a Kansas accent!) and a very mysterious character! You can find out more details about Dennis on his Contributor Page on our website. 

 

Lullaby

by Portcullis

We first performed at Herstmonceux medieval Festival UK in 2001 with some other local musicians. We met lots of interesting people, and quickly developed a passion for re-enacting as Medieval Minstrels/Troubadours. In 2003 we formed Portcullis, and Jason began to put our CD together, which was released in 2004.

You can find out more about Portcullis on their Myspace page or on their Contributor Page.

 

Listener Feedback

by a 'Celt in America' & Witchy Godmother.

We bring you some wonderful voice listener feedback, wishing Alicia, the Witchy Godmother good luck with her new show and a Happy Solstice to 'A Celt in America'!

 

Antlered Crown & Standing Stone

by Damh the Bard


Damh's new album is a superb compilation of spiritually uplifting songs about the Celtic Gods. This song, Antlered Crown & Standing Stone, is a wonderfully unique and powerful song of worship to the ancient Horned God of the Celts. As usual, Damh has brought us a completely new channel to the ancient and magical powers that dwell within our Ancient and Sacred Lands. You can get hold of Antlered Crown & Standing Stone from iTunes, CD Baby or his website at Pagan Music.

He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor Page on our website.

 



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Special Thanks

Anne Roos, for King of the Fairies from her album A Light in the Forest. See her website for further details or check outher Contributor Page.

Tomasc Kucza, for Dreams in Stasis Chamber from his album Planetology. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Sara Ayers, for Winter and the Sound of Nothing from her album, Sylvatica and Lily Solo Voice COda. See her website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Roger Subirana, for his track Ynnar retidem from the album L'indret prohibit (2002). See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Victor Stellar, for Glacial Epoch from his 2008 Singles. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Phil Thorton, for Inside from his album Edge of Dreams. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

 

For incidental music:

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor page for details.

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Additional Sources

OBOD

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

You'll also hear us wish you Nadolig Llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda at the end of the show - this is Welsh for Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)

 



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CMP032 Faerie Days and Faerie Knights


Thu, Dec 13, 2012


Pwyll goes to the Otherworld and meets the Dread Lord's Queen!

In the last episode, Pwyll, the Welsh Prince of Dyfed, strikes a bargain with the Grey Lord, Death Himself - Arawn, Lord of Annwn. To make up for his great insult, he agrees to enter into single combat and fight a mighty King in the Otherworld on Arawn's behalf. Arawn uses his magic to change his shape with that of Pwyll, so that each looks like the other and then escorts him through the worlds to his castle in Annwn.

In this tale, Pwyll finds his way around the Court of Arawn, seeing many strange marvels and meeting many mysterious people. As the time of the evening Feast approaches, he finally gets to meet the Great Queen herself..!


This episode is the third episode in our Mabinogion series and continues the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed.

Full Shownotes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/welsh3

Show Summary:

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:42
  • News & Views 1:57
  • Story 3:49
  • Promo - Woody Tales 28:30

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

We love getting your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

Released: 13 Dec 2012, 35m

 


News & Views

We tell everyone that we're going to closer down our Forums. We explain that they are not being used any more and that most folks talk to us on Facebook.

You can find us on our Facebook Show page, Gary's Profile, Ruthie's Profile or add us on Twitter @CelticMythShow.

You can also get hold of us by email at garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com

We also offer a big thanks to our Special Guest actors, Damh the Bard and Cerri Lee. You can find out more details at the bottom of these Show-notes.

 

Faerie Days and Faerie Knights: Part 3 of the First Branch and Part 3 of the Mabinogion

Episode 3 is also the third episode of the First Branch: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed. At this stage of the tale, Pwyll (wearing the shape of Arawn) is in the Otherworld, so we can't offer any maps! However, the names used (in order of appearance) in the story are listed below.

In this tale, Pwyll finds his way around the Court of Arawn, seeing many strange marvels and meeting many mysterious people. As the time of the evening Feast approaches, he finally gets to meet the Great Queen herself..!

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Dyfed
  • Arawn
  • "Storm"
  • Elaine
  • Tylwyth Teg
  • Romani
  • Berwyn
  • Gwyneth

Promo - Woody Tales

Barry Patterson


How do you put across the idea of caring for the environment without talking down to people? The Wild Man of the Woods is probably the widest traveled Green Man in Britain! The show explores our changing relationship with nature and the landscape through songs, stories and humour - ancient and modern.

He's been promoting natural history and local distinctiveness with considerable passion from Sunderland to Torquay, from Sherwood Forest to the inner city since 1991!
 

You can find Barry Patterson's website at songandstory.co.uk and his Podcast is hosted on Soundcloud with a link and credits on his songandstory website.

You can also get in touch with Barry on Facebook or Twitter @wildmanofwoods.

 

Huge Thanks to our Guest Actors

Damh the Bard

Damh is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality, and love of folk tradition, is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry. Drawing on the Bardic traditions his performances are both entertaining and educational, weaving a tapestry of myth, peace, and anthems that speak directly to the heart, but never without a good splash of humour.

Damh is a musical storyteller who works within the world of myth that cannot be proved; where the Faerie really do dance on Midsummer's Eve, where the trees talk, and the Hollow Hills take you into the realms of Annwn. Where the Goddess rides her horse, guiding you to magic, and the Horned God of old calls us from the shadows of the Greenwood. [source]

Damh is also the relaxed voice behind Druidcast, the podcast from the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD).

You can find outmore about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

Cerri Lee


Cerri Lee is a multi-talented visonary artist who can turn her hand to almost anything creative. She is inspired by nature, and the ancient Pagan myths and legends of many cultures, her beliefs as a modern day Druid as well as those around her. She can create anything from Rights of Passage gifts and altar pieces to wedding and birthday gifts, and will happily take on commisions. Each piece of artwork she creates is individual and can be personalised to you or your loved ones. Her artwork has been used for album covers, featured in leading Pagan magazines, used as tattoos, and her sculptures are sent throughout the world.

Cerri is equally in her element when she is up to her elbows in clay or painting one of her fabulous pictures. She is partner to Druid musican and long-time supporter of our show, Damh the Bard and can be found supporting him at many of his performances. You can see a gallery of Cerri's artist work on our website at Cerri's Gallery and you can find out more about Cerri and her work on her website or on our Contributor Page.

 

Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends

Anne Roos

We are pleased to be able to bring you a superb piece by Anne, Adieu Mon Chou from her album Mermaids and Mariners. Thank you, Anne! You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor Page.

 

Portcullis

A special thank you to Jason, Sue and Haydon for the wonderful courtly sounds of Portcullis that can be heard as the Minstrels playing at the court of Arawn in this episode. You can find out more about Portcullis on their website or on her Contributor Page.

 

Phil Thornton

We are proud to debut Phil in this show as he provides the music for the dance of the Tylwyth Teg with the track Summer Solstice from his album, Solstice. You can find out more about Phil's wonderful music and services on his website or more details on his Contributor Page.

 

Sources used in this Episode

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies , Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks

For incidental music:

Zero Project, Winter Princess from Fairytale, and the Age of the Unicorn, The Lower Dungeons from Fairytale 2. From his amazing Disabled Emotions Suite, you can hear Part 1 and Part 4. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Torchomatic, Sunrise from his podsafe music. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor Page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See the Contributor Page for details.

 

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.


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CMP Special 31 Flag Fen Competition Special 2012


Mon, Jun 04, 2012


We bring you the best archaeological competition ever!

The most amazing competition we've ever run! A chance of a lifetime! Flag Fen is a lakeside Celtic site which has become revealed as the years have taken all the water away. Now is your chance to take part in the incredible Flag Fen Lives project!

It is estimated that a large part of the site will be lost within the next 20 years if work is not carried out now. That is why Flag Fen Lives is so important and our competition will put you right in this real-time, hands-on discovery of Ancient Celtic life!

Work at Flag Fen has given a fantastic insight into the type of woodworking technology that existed some 3,000 years ago. The remarkable preservation of the timbers has led to more detailed interpretation of our prehistoric ancestors. Flag Fen is a continuing research project and we frequently make discoveries that cause us to change our interpretations. Regular visitors to the site will notice slight alterations to guided tours run throughout the summer. As our work advances and our research develops, we gain a clearer picture of life at Flag Fen 3,000 years ago. So remember, what you read (or are told) is only the current state of research. One of the most exciting aspects of Flag Fen is seeing it change and develop as more work is undertaken

We hope you enjoy it and wish you good luck!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Read the full show-notes and find more resources on our website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:41
  • Land of the Ever-Young by Damh the Bard 1:43
  • The Flag Fen Rescue Project 8:28
  • Woman of the Earth by Spiral Dance 12:08

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or leave us a message using Speakpipe


 

Land of the Ever Young

by Damh the Bard

Damh is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality, and love of folk tradition, is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry. Drawing on the Bardic traditions his performances are both entertaining and educational, weaving a tapestry of myth, peace, and anthems that speak directly to the heart, but never without a good splash of humour. This beautiful track, from the album The Hills They Are Hollow,  is the based on the Celtic view of the Otherworld but to us, it also refers to the Sacred Land of the Celts as it still exists, and Flag Fen is a superb example of Celtic Sacred Land.

You can find his music on iTunes, or from his website, Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor Page on our website. 

 

The Flag Fen Rescue Project

Flag Fen is home to a wooden causeway some 3,500 years old that is so unique it is held by experts all over the world in the same esteem as Stonehenge. It has many secrets – many of which are about to be unearthed in a ground-breaking new dig.

The ancient wooden monument is a marvel of engineering. A kilometre long, the causeway and platform have been perfectly preserved in the wetland for centuries. It was built by Bronze Age people as part of what is thought to be a place of worship.

Clues to its past are still to be discovered – so get on down to Flag Fen this summer with archaeologists from Channel 4’s Time Team! Vivacity has teamed up with DigVentures to offer a number of opportunities for everyone to get involved from 24 July to 12 August.

Adults aged over 17 can take part in the dig for a day, weekend or even the whole three weeks. There is also a Summer School for 8 to 12-years-olds, a host of activities for all the family during the dig including flint knapping, bronze casting and prehistoric cooking as well as live updates of the excavation and discoveries as they happen online throughout the dig.

For information on Dig Ventures and the chance to take part in the dig click here.

"With the Flag Fen Lives project, DigVentures is launching Europe’s first-ever crowd-funded and crowd-sourced archaeological excavation. We will be building a community with archaeology at its heart: our funding ‘Venturers’ will be a part of the project from start to finish. The only difference will be the benefit level that you purchase." [source]

The fieldwork at Flag Fen, an amazing Bronze Age site located in Peterborough, will be the first project to be undertaken by the team – you can read more about the archaeological objectives of the 2012 season here.

"Our work will be an essential part of saving the archaeology and giving the site a future life, and all we need to do is to raise ?25,000 to make this incredible project happen. You and your friends can be a part of it – by supporting us through buying benefits, and even joining us on site. The more you contribute, the more involved you can become – from being one of the first to receive the site report, to rolling up your sleeves and actually taking part."

You can find out more about DigVentures and the 'Save Flag Fen' project on the DigVentures site or make a donation and take part in this amazing work by visiting Sponsume.

About Flag Fen

The story of Flag Fen begins right back in 1982. The site was discovered when a mechanical digger working on one of the Fen drainage ditches pulled up some timber that appeared to have been split in a very distinctive manner. The team of archaeologists, led by Dr Francis Pryor, sent the timber for radiocarbon dating and it was returned having been dated to 1000 BC. And now, the saga continues!

The archaeological excavations at Flag Fen have been concentrated over the years on the areas that are under threat of drying out.The site has survived due to waterlogging and now that the site is gradually drying out, the archaeologists are working to retrieve as much valuable data as possible before it is all lost.

Work at Flag Fen has given a fantastic insight into the type of woodworking technology that existed some 3,000 years ago. The remarkable preservation of the timbers has led to more detailed interpretation of our prehistoric ancestors. Flag Fen is a continuing research project and we frequently make discoveries that cause us to change our interpretations. Regular visitors to the site will notice slight alterations to guided tours run throughout the summer. As our work advances and our research develops, we gain a clearer picture of life at Flag Fen 3,000 years ago. So remember, what you read (or are told) is only the current state of research. One of the most exciting aspects of Flag Fen is seeing it change and develop as more work is undertaken.

It is estimated that a large part of the site will be lost within the next 20 years if work is not carried out now.

About our Flag Fen Competition

Thanks to one of our very generous listeners, Scott McGovern, we can offer you the prize of a lifetime! The chance to visit Flag Fen, one of the largest Sacred Water sites in Europe, and take part in the archaeological dig for a day and listen to a fascinating lecture in the evening! This is an amazing prize and we give our heart-felt thanks to Scott for enabling one of our lucky listeners to be so intimately involved with real-time, ground zero research into the everyday and sacred lives of the Ancient Celts! 

Not only that, but we can also tell you that DigVentures have told us that shortly after the competition they will be opening up the few remaining places on the digs so that those that missed out during the chance for being on site can still do so, and the 'Site Hut' will still be available to others for a minimum donation to the project!

Ruthie and I have our cups of tea already booked in the Site Hut and we'll try to keep you updated with discoveries as they are made, but why not come and join us for a cup of tea in the hut everyday and see what's going on? :)

 

Woman of the Earth

by Spiral Dance

Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. With a combination of haunting vocals, evocative fiddle, intoxicating guitar riffs and groovy accordion lines, underpinned with potent bass and dynamic percussion, the band presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Enchanting melodies intertwine with mythical tales that are sure to captivate your soul, tease your mind and steal your heart, casting your spirit into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time.

We are privileged to bring you their powerful track, Woman of the Earth from the album of the same name, which is so fitting, for this Competition Special. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor Page.



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Special Thanks

 

Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice for The Princess Royal/Mr. O'Connor from their album Celtic Chamber Music. See her website for further details or check out her Contributor Page.

Caera, for Carolan's Welcome from her album Through Misty Air. See her website for further details or check outher Contributor Page.

Dark Patrick, for Morfa'r Frenhines from their album Fainne Gael an Lee. See their website or our Contributor Page for more details.

 

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 

 



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CMP031 Face to Face with Death


Sat, May 12, 2012


The ashen face of Death turns his gaze upon our hero!

In the last episode, Pwyll had gone hunting in the Woods of Glyn Cuch and had been beaten to the kill by a stranger pack comprising even stranger dogs. Having decided that the kill was rightfully his, he had driven off the other pack and set his own dogs upon the prey. It was at that moment that a stranger, the Shadowed Hunter, has appeared and was even now turning his dread gaze upon Pwyll. We'd also like to introduce our Special Surprise Guest Actor, Damh the Bard, who plays an important role in this show!

This episode is the second episode in our Welsh Mythology series and continues with the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed.

Full Show-notes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/welsh2

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:41
  • News & Views 1:15
  • DigVentures on the Radio 3:05
  • Story 9:30
  • Listener Feedback - Sean 126:12
  • Promo - Druidcast 20:33

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

 

Released: 12 May 2012, 32m

 

We love to get your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe 


News & Views

We talk about the Flag Fen Rescue project, Flag Fen Lives, organised by DigVentures and the charity that manages Flag Fen, Vivacity. We also re-play the interview that Paul Stenton of BBC Camridgeshire's breakfast show had with Sarah Stannage of Vivacity and Lisa Westcott-Wilkins, the Managing Director of DigVentures.

Built by Bronze Age people as a place of worship and ritual, the causeway contains 60,000 upright timbers and 250,000 horizontal planks buried underground along with many swords and other personal 'offerings' to the watery fen. Now under threat of being lost to the elements, it is a matter of urgency to Rescue and research as much as possible within the remaining time. See how you can help the project and get involved on the DigVentures site.

 

Face to Face with Death: Part 2 of the First Branch and Part 2 of the Mabinogion

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Dyfed
  • Cuch
  • Glyn Cuch
  • Arawn
  • Annwn
  • Hafgan the Summer-White
  • "Storm"
  • Tylwyth Teg

 

Places mentioned in the Story

Episode 2 is also the second episode of the First Branch: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed. The area of the Wales that Pwyll rules is called Dyfed, and at the estimated time of the writing of the First Branch (during the Medieval period). There is some debate as to the area of the original seven cantrefs, and Wiki provides us not only with a revised version but also names the seven areas. This is the area as it was known in the 7th Century and although the tales were not written down until the early medieval period, there is much evidence - linguistic and political - to suggest that the events recounted in the Mabingion, based on real events and/or mythology, took place at this time.

Click on the image to see it enlarged.

The actual journey that Pwyll makes in this episode is derived from clues given within the various translations and is, essentially, an educated guess! :) However, below you can see the path that Pwyll would have taken in traverlling from Arberth to Glyn Cuch.

Click on the image to see it enlarged.

The actual journey that Pwyll makes in this episode is derived from clues given within the various translations and is, essentially, an educated guess! :) However, below you can see the path that Pwyll would have taken in traverlling from Arberth to Glyn Cuch, and also from the map above that he would actually have been travelling from one Cantref to another in the journey.

 

Listener Feedback

Sean

We play some audio feedback from our friend Sean who runs the IRFT Celtic Radio show as often as he can. Thank you for your thoughts Sean and we wish you the best of luck with keeping your station on the air.

 

Promo - IRFT Celtic Music ... with a Twist

Sean


Music from the seven celtic nations, and the Americas. We play Folk-Rock radio and Rock radio. Sadly, Sean has had some problems keeping the show on the air but you can still visit his Myspace page and read his blogs. He has deliberately left the page as a tribute to the great musicians he has featured. IRFT Celtic Music ... with a Twist

 

Promo - Druidcast

Damh the Bard & O.B.O.D.


Druidcast

Your host is Damh the Bard and each episode he will feature poetry, story and song offered by Bards throughout the world. There will also be interviews with people from the Druid tradition, seasonal thoughts, explorations of Celtic mythology and history, reviews, and competitions.

You can hear the full podcasts at: http://www.druidcast.libsyn.com/ or subscribe through your podcatcher, or through iTunes.

 

Huge Thanks to our Guest Actors

Damh the Bard

We also would like to say a really big 'Thank you' to Damh the Bard for playing the part of Arawn in our Tale, and would like to remind you that you can find him and his wonderful music on his website or listen to him on Druidcast podcast.

 

Sources used in this Episode

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies , Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks

For incidental music:

Seraphic Panoply, Tribesman from The Darkshore Collection. See the Contributor page for more details.

Silence, Cellule from his album L'autre endroit. See the Contributor page for more details.

Roger Subirana, Jugant amb les estrelles from his album L'indret prohibit and A piece of heaven from his album Point of No Return. See his Contributor page for more details.

DIY-Note, Un from their album Ruptures. See the Contributor page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See the Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.


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CMP Special 30 Beltane/Spirit of Albion Interview Show


Sat, Apr 28, 2012


We interview the Director of The Spirit of Albion movie

In this show, we hope to bring you the second of our special features about the mythic film, The Spirit of Albion: the Movie and celebrate Beltane along the way! We meet Damh the Bard, who created the songs used in the films and Gary Andrews, the Director, Author and Editor for the film. We managed to meet them on a nice, quiet afternoon in the beautiful country pub, The Giant's Rest which is almost at the feet of the mighty giant known as The Long Man of Wilmington, a huge chalk figure that makes his acting debut in the film to have a fun chat about the film. The film will premiere a couple of days after this show is released and we'll all get our chance to see this long-awaited production!

Full Show-notes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/albion2

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:41
  • News & Views 1:15
  • DigVentures on the Radio 3:05
  • Story 9:30
  • Listener Feedback - Sean 126:12
  • Promo - Druidcast 20:33

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

 

Released: 12 May 2012, 32m

 

We love to get your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe 


News & Views

We talk about the Flag Fen Rescue project, Flag Fen Lives, organised by DigVentures and the charity that manages Flag Fen, Vivacity. We also re-play the interview that Paul Stenton of BBC Camridgeshire's breakfast show had with Sarah Stannage of Vivacity and Lisa Westcott-Wilkins, the Managing Director of DigVentures.

Built by Bronze Age people as a place of worship and ritual, the causeway contains 60,000 upright timbers and 250,000 horizontal planks buried underground along with many swords and other personal 'offerings' to the watery fen. Now under threat of being lost to the elements, it is a matter of urgency to Rescue and research as much as possible within the remaining time. See how you can help the project and get involved on the DigVentures site.

 

Face to Face with Death: Part 2 of the First Branch and Part 2 of the Mabinogion

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Dyfed
  • Cuch
  • Glyn Cuch
  • Arawn
  • Annwn
  • Hafgan the Summer-White
  • "Storm"
  • Tylwyth Teg

 

Places mentioned in the Story

Episode 2 is also the second episode of the First Branch: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed. The area of the Wales that Pwyll rules is called Dyfed, and at the estimated time of the writing of the First Branch (during the Medieval period). There is some debate as to the area of the original seven cantrefs, and Wiki provides us not only with a revised version but also names the seven areas. This is the area as it was known in the 7th Century and although the tales were not written down until the early medieval period, there is much evidence - linguistic and political - to suggest that the events recounted in the Mabingion, based on real events and/or mythology, took place at this time.

Click on the image to see it enlarged.

The actual journey that Pwyll makes in this episode is derived from clues given within the various translations and is, essentially, an educated guess! :) However, below you can see the path that Pwyll would have taken in traverlling from Arberth to Glyn Cuch.

Click on the image to see it enlarged.

The actual journey that Pwyll makes in this episode is derived from clues given within the various translations and is, essentially, an educated guess! :) However, below you can see the path that Pwyll would have taken in traverlling from Arberth to Glyn Cuch, and also from the map above that he would actually have been travelling from one Cantref to another in the journey.

 

Listener Feedback

Sean

We play some audio feedback from our friend Sean who runs the IRFT Celtic Radio show as often as he can. Thank you for your thoughts Sean and we wish you the best of luck with keeping your station on the air.

 

Promo - IRFT Celtic Music ... with a Twist

Sean


Music from the seven celtic nations, and the Americas. We play Folk-Rock radio and Rock radio. Sadly, Sean has had some problems keeping the show on the air but you can still visit his Myspace page and read his blogs. He has deliberately left the page as a tribute to the great musicians he has featured. IRFT Celtic Music ... with a Twist

 

Promo - Druidcast

Damh the Bard & O.B.O.D.


Druidcast

Your host is Damh the Bard and each episode he will feature poetry, story and song offered by Bards throughout the world. There will also be interviews with people from the Druid tradition, seasonal thoughts, explorations of Celtic mythology and history, reviews, and competitions.

You can hear the full podcasts at: http://www.druidcast.libsyn.com/ or subscribe through your podcatcher, or through iTunes.

 

Huge Thanks to our Guest Actors

Damh the Bard

We also would like to say a really big 'Thank you' to Damh the Bard for playing the part of Arawn in our Tale, and would like to remind you that you can find him and his wonderful music on his website or listen to him on Druidcast podcast.

 

Sources used in this Episode

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies , Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks

For incidental music:

Seraphic Panoply, Tribesman from The Darkshore Collection. See the Contributor page for more details.

Silence, Cellule from his album L'autre endroit. See the Contributor page for more details.

Roger Subirana, Jugant amb les estrelles from his album L'indret prohibit and A piece of heaven from his album Point of No Return. See his Contributor page for more details.

DIY-Note, Un from their album Ruptures. See the Contributor page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See the Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.


Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows


Contact Us:
You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe
Email us at: garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com.
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Help Spread the Word:
Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :)

If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet!

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CMP030 Restless Dreams


Sun, Apr 22, 2012


Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed, goes hunting with unexpected results!

We start with the First Branch, which tells the tale of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed and his encounter with a strange other-worldy being. In this episode, our Lord is touring his lands and stays awhile at his favourite Court at Arberth. One of his favourite pastimes is hunting, and he and his men set of for a hunt in the forests around the Valley of the River Cuch, Glyn Cuch.
 
This episode is the first episode in our Welsh Mythology, the Mabinogion series: Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed.

Full Shownotes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/welsh1

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:42
  • News & Views 1:04
  • Story 3:46
  • Listener Feedback - Gwalchdistrow Cambria 18:37
  • Promo - The Awen's Path 20:33

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

We love to get your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe


News & Views

We begin the Mabinogion with the First Branch!

 

Restless Dreams: Part 1 of the First Branch and Part 1 of the Mabinogion

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Cymydau
  • Pwyll
  • Arberth
  • Dyfed
  • Glyn Cuch
  • Delwyn
  • Pen Llwyn Diarwya

 

Places mentioned in the Story

Episode 1 is also the first episode of the First Branch: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed. The area of the Wales that Pwyll rules is called Dyfed, and at the estimated time of the writing of the First Branch (during the Medieval period).

Click on the image to see it enlarged.

The actual journey that Pwyll makes in this episode is derived from clues given within the various translations and is, essentially, an educated guess! :) However, below you can see the path that Pwyll would have taken in traverlling from Arberth to Glyn Cuch.

Click on the image to see it enlarged.

Frenni Fawr is the only location that we could find that would match the description of Pen Llwyn Diawya. These images can be seen and explorted directly in Google Earth by downloading the Google Earth data file here.

 

Listener Feedback

Gwalchdistrow Cambria

We play some audio feedback from an old friend, one of our earliest listeners and dearest friends.

 

Promo - The Awen's Path

David Duir


The Awen's Path :-

"A weekly podcast with a new episode added each Sunday starting 10/31/10. The topics and guests will cover Spirituality, Writing, Art, Music and I’m sure a laugh here and there too. There is a definite pagan flair because I am a Practicing Druid but it is very inclusive of other paths."

David Duir, Druid

Download on iTunes

Sources used in this Episode

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies , Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks

 

For incidental music:

Magorya, Open Space, Take A Breath from Different Worlds. See the Contributor page for details.

Armolithae, Journey, Oppression & Foes Ahead from his album Beneath the Iron Star. See the Contributor page for details.

La Gueta La Runa, Vamanos Bailar from LGLR 2007. See their Contributor page for details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See the Contributor page for details.


For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.


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CMP Special 29 Spirit of Albion the Movie


Sun, Apr 08, 2012


On the Set of The Spirit of Albion: the Movie!

In this show, we hope to bring you a wonderful gift for Ostara, or Easter, with our first ever documentary show. Starting from conception as a play performed by young actors to a film about to hit our screens, the Spirit of Albion Movie promises to bring the Celtic Gods to the World of Film for possibly the first time! We bring you the long-awaited, full story of 'the Spirit of Albion the Movie' along with interviews with all the actors.

We also include many 'Behind the Scenes' audio clips to bring you a feel of what it was like to be on the set of the film as it was being made.

Full Show-notes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/albion1

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:41
  • The Spirit of Albion by Damh the Bard 1:20
  • The Story of 'the Spirit of Albion: the Movie' 5:50
  • The Archway Theatre Production 11:30
  • The Spirit of Albion at Witchfest 23:00
  • Filming Begins 35:25
  • The final Marathon over-night shoot 55:18
  • The Cast prepare for the Final Shoot 1:18:20
  • Around the Camp-fire 1:26:00

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 8 Apr 2012, 1h 30m

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The Spirit of Albion

by Damh the Bard

Damh is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality, and love of folk tradition, is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry. Drawing on the Bardic traditions his performances are both entertaining and educational, weaving a tapestry of myth, peace, and anthems that speak directly to the heart, but never without a good splash of humour. This beautiful track explores the turning of the Wheel of the year and more than any of the other tracks in the film probably sums up the inspiration behind the film and holds the message of the film.

You can find his music on iTunes, or from his website, Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor Page on our website. 

 

The Story of 'the Spirit of Albion: the Movie'

As you probably know by now, we have been following the progress of the making of a new film called The Spirit Of Albion: the Movie. The name of the movie comes from the title of an Album and song by the Pagan Folk musician Damh The Bard. Filming started in April 2011 and final production of the film is taking place now ready for a Beltane release (May 1st 2012). The film revolves around the lives of three young people who are all facing personal challenges of one kind or another. Then on 31st October they find themselves drawn to a clearing in the woods, and nothing is ever quite the same again…. 

The Archway Theatre Production

As you may know the idea for the Movie came from a play that was originally written and created by a group of young people between the ages 16-24 at a Young Adults Workshop under the guidance and direction of Gary Andrews. The play was inspired by the emotive music of Damh the Bard, a famous British Pagan Folk singer. These talented young people chose ten of his songs and weaved a magical, modern day story of very real social issues and how three young Adults are struggling to deal with these challenges in their lives. 

The play became well loved by the Pagan community. At first it played at The Archway Theatre in Horley, Surrey for three nights where it was a huge success! Damh, his wife Cerri and many other people from the pagan community attended along with friends and family of the cast and crew.

People were deeply moved by the powerful play and many people were in tears by time the final curtain fell and the talented young actors bowed to a standing ovation.

After the success at The Archway Theatre, the play was revived for a performance at WitchFest International at The Fairfax Halls in Croyden.

 

The Spirit of Albion at Witchfest

By this time many of the original cast had moved on to University and “a new age-appropriate cast made up of experienced actors” was brought in for this one-off performance. 

Again the play proved to be a strong emotive performance. With the demands of its audience, it was realised that this story could have a much wider appeal if a movie was produced. 

 

Filming begins!

The Shooting script was finished by August 2010; and by April 2011, technical equipment for shooting the movie had been gathered, songs storyboarded, locations chosen, and cast, costumes and make-up were in place. It was time to record the songs for the film sung by the principal cast members and overseen by Damh the Bard. 

The first shoot was at a private woodland on a beautiful sunny day. Damh was to be filmed playing his song Pagan Ways, and it was here that the flash-back section to Damh’s songGreen and Gray was shot, with Gary Andrews playing the priest and S?an George portraying The Horned God.

When commenting on this filming, Damh, in a state of wonder, said:

“It was just as I imagined it when I wrote the song”

From this comment it sounded to us like Gary and the cast were creating something magical, and we couldn’t wait to find out more. The filming continued throughout the Spring and Summer, taking place on location at The Weald and Downland Museum in Singleton Sussex, then a trip to the West Country to Grimspound, Stonehenge, Wayland Smithy and other wonderful magical sites. Afterwards back to Surrey for some indoor filming which we were lucky enough to see.

It was quite magical to watch Damh’s songs brought to life by these talented actors and their supporting crew as well as keeping up with the production via Marq English‘s Video Production Diaries. More than once many of us felt shivers go down our spines as certain scenes were acted out.

 

The final Marathon over-night Shoot

Then came the Finale! The over-night and final shoot – at an idyllic private woodland called Morgan’s Wood owned by the lovely Darren and Siobhan Thomas. 

Well, we arrived late Saturday evening, said “Hello” to everyone, pitched our tent and went to find out what was happening. The principal characters were being made up and changing into costume in a gazebo. 

While everyone was getting prepared for shooting, it gave us an excellent opportunity for some impromptu interviews with cast and crew, which you will hopefully be hearing in upcoming shows. 

 

The Cast prepare for the Final Shoot

Now is our chance to show you how amazing the actors looked while playing their roles. 

Lucy Brennan as Arianrhod

S?an George as ‘The Horned God’

Lucy Brennan looked stunning and ethereal as the Goddess Arianrhod, the narrator of the story, and it was fascinating to watch Lucy Darkness, Makeup & Prosthetic expert, turn S?an George into the very masculine Horned God. Lucy also did the prosthetics for Redvers G. Russell to turn him into the mischievious Puck. 

Redvers G. Russell as Robin Goodfellow (Puck)

Joy Tinniswood looked almost elven dressed for her unique portrayal of Cerridwen and Jo Marriott was beautifully intimidating dressed in her armour to play The Morrighan.

Joy Tinniswood as ‘Cerridwen’

Joanne Marriott as the Morrighan

Filming took all night, with constant supplies of coffee and a welcome warm meal at about 2 a.m. Everyone was tired but in good spirits. The camaraderie between members of the cast and crew was high and it was a pleasure to feel a part of the team.

Around the Camp-fire

Most of the filming that night took place in a Grove of trees where the scene was set for the Primary human characters to meet up on the 31st October. 

The talented young actors who played the primary Human characters were Emma Doubleday as ‘Esther’, Ella Sowton as ‘Annie’ and James Abbott as ‘George’ and they played very real and believable parts, drawing us all into the story. 

The magic of a woodland fire, and the fantastic lighting gave us observers the feeling that for a while we had stepped into an otherworldly realm where the Celtic Gods and Fae walked and that something unseen but magical was happening.

As dawn started to break the last of the filming for that night took place. After the final cut at 8.30 am, a lovely warm breakfast of porridge was served (including the hidden ingredients of muscavado sugar and double cream!), after which many of us went off to our tents for a couple of hours sleep, before people started arriving for an afternoon of filming.

After four hours sleep we crawled out of our tents, and went to join the many people who had arrived to take part in the afternoon shoot. The heavens had opened and everyone was drenched, but were drinking coffee, eating pastries and still smiling. This was the final shoot of the movie and it was huge.

We would like to thank Gary, Joy and the cast and crew of the Spirit of Albion movie for welcoming us with open arms and allowing us to be included in this very special and magical journey.

 



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Special Thanks

 

Damh the Bard for permission to use his songs and constant encourgement. See his website for further details of check out his Contributor Page.

EgoTrip Media Ltd., for permission to attend the movie shoots and record as much audio as we wanted. See their website for further details.

The Spirit of Albion: the Movie, for allowing us to share in the production and allowing us to take part in the film as well! See their website for further details about the film.

Lusete, for permission to use her wonderful still photographs from the movie. See her website for more details about her and her wonderful artwork, including more photographs from the Movie.

Darren & Siobhan Thomas for permission for us to record in their wonderful woodland, Morgan's Wood.

Marq English of MEV Productions for permission to use clips from his wonderful Albion Diaries. See his website for details of all of his wonderful work including the fascinating sequel to Return to Ravenswood, called Ravenswood.

and special thanks to all of the many friends we made, who sadly we cannot fit on this page!

 

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 



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CMP Special 28 Spring Holiday Special 2012


Sat, Mar 17, 2012


Saint Bridget, a story from The Druid's Isle and 5 great pieces of music!

In this show, released on St. Patrick's Day, we follow the birth of the young Spring Maiden with some fascinating information about the Irish Saint Brigit and the Goddess Bride, as well as a beautiful section from The Druid Isle by Ellen Evert Hopman which is a follow-on from The Priestess of the Forest excerpt we read in Special 06, a great piece of poetry accompanied by the wonderful harp of the much-loved Scott Hoye, and another 5 superb pieces of music. You can hear the inspiring Damh the Bard, the high-energy Spiral Dance, the evocative and traditional Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra and lastly, the avatistic Amergin by the MIGHTY Dolmen!! Is this all going to fit into one show? Only time will tell! :)

Full Show-notes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/spring2012

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 17 March 2012, 1h 17m

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Song of Awen

by Damh the Bard

Damh is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality, and love of folk tradition is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry. Drawing on the Bardic traditions his performances are both entertaining and educational, weaving a tapestry of myth, peace, and anthems that speak directly to the heart, but never without a good splash of humour.

You can find his music on iTunes, or from his website, Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor Page on our website. 

 

Sloinntireachd Bhride - The Genealogy of Bride

by Alexander Carmichael

An excerpt from the wonderful Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations, Ortha Nan Gaidheal, Volume I by Alexander Carmichael [1900] concerning the customs of St. Brigit and the old Celtic Goddess Bride. We start with the story of St. Brigit being Mary of the Gael, or Mary's midwife. The original can be read at Sacred Texts.

 

Into the Green

by Spiral Dance

Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. With a combination of haunting vocals, evocative fiddle, intoxicating guitar riffs and groovy accordion lines, underpinned with potent bass and dynamic percussion, the band presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Enchanting melodies intertwine with mythical tales that are sure to captivate your soul, tease your mind and steal your heart, casting your spirit into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time.

We are privileged to bring you the evocative track, Into the Green, for our Spring Show, and you can find the lyrics on their site. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on our Contributor Page.

 

Brigit of the Gael

By Ruthie Colcombe


A mixture of inspiration and verbal imagery from all over the Interwebs, this is our dedication to the Brigit, Bride - the Maiden of Spring.

 

Eleanor Plunkett/Fanny Poer

by Scott Hoye

Scott plays traditional and original tunes played on Celtic harp, vocals, and other instruments. Pulling from traditional sources of Irish, Scottish and other folks music, while mixing them together with contemporary sounds to create a new, sonic brew.

Here he has allowed us to bring you his beautiful medley, Eleanor Plunkett & Fanny Poer, as an accompaniment to Ruthie's poem. Check out his Contributor Page for more of his great music you can hear. We hope to hear a lot more of Scott on the show in the future.

You can find out more about Scott on his website or check out his Contributor Page for some great info.

 

Summer Will Come Round Again

by Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra

Jennifer Cutting and her Ocean Orchestra bring us a wonderful warmth to the coming summer, with their beautiful song, Summer Will Come Round Again. This rousing Folk track is a brilliant example of the high quality of foot-stomping music that you can expect from Jenifer and the crew! Raised on an Hindu Ashram, Jennifer's unique perspective brings us a celebration of Christian and Pagan Solstice traditions.

You can find out more about Jennifer and the Ocean Orchestra on their website at Ocean Orchestra or on our Contributor Page.

 

The Druid Isle

by Ellen Evert Hopman

This book, The Druid Isle, is the second in a wonderful Druidic trilogy penned by the famed Druid author, Ellen Evert Hopman, that started with Priestess of the Forest and will end, this year with the final book, Priestess of the Fire Temple. We read a section from Priestess of the Forest in SP06 (go back and listen - it's an amazing story!) in which Ethne gets to meet Ruadh and in this section from the second book, the two and their beloved foster-daughter Aoife depart on a mysterious mission...
 
Priestess of the Fire Temple is due to be published this month (March) and should be available from all of the normal sources, including Amazon. As far as we can tell - it's available now. :)
 
Ellen is a Master Herbalist and lay Homeopath who holds an M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling. She is a founding member and a current Co-Chief of The Order of the WhiteOak. She was Vice President of The Henge Of Keltria, an international Druid Fellowship, for nine years. She is a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, a Druidess of the Druid Clan of Dana and has been a member of The Order Of Bards Ovates and Druids and of ADF. She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages and she teaches at the Grey School of Wizardry.

You can find out more about Ellen on her website, buy her book on Amazon and also find out more about the Order of the White Oak on their website.

You can find more details on our Contributor Page.

Amergin

by The Dolmen

THE DOLMEN … A Storm has washed over Europe. Every so often, a band comes out of the Celtic heartlands, takes the musical audience by the throat and shakes it hard. And guess what, it’s about to happen again. The ever popular Celtic Folk-Rock scene in the UK has served up a real rough diamond, THE DOLMEN, a gig-hardened bunch of piratical rebel-rousers from the clan-lands, whose music and live performances have become the stuff of tribal legend, being both unique and very addictive. In 2011 they take this raw energy to mainland Europe. We are very proud to bring you one of their powerful, atavistic earlier tracks, Amergin from their album Songs from the Druids of Stonehenge.

You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website at The Dolmen or on our Contributor Page.

 



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Special Thanks

Theresa Schroeder-Sheker for The Gartan Mother's Song from her album Rosa Mystica. See her website for further details or check out her Contributor Page.

Adragante for his evocative harmonies from his album, harmonies cosmiques. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Aisling, for their lively George Brabazon Medley from their album, The Pilgrim's Road. See their website for further details, or check out their Contributor Page.

Beer Belly, for their pounding Dunmore Lassies. See their website for further details, or check out their Contributor Page.

Kevin Skinner for From the Time Before from his album Fire Walk WIth Me. See his website for further details of check out his Contributor Page.

Xcyril, for the track L'attaque de l'ecole, from his album Alter Ego. See his website for further details of check out his Contributor Page.

Kim Robertson, for Apples in the Winter from her album, Angels in Disguise. See her website for further details of check out his Contributor Page.

 

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 



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CMP Special 27 New Year 2012


Mon, Jan 23, 2012


On the trail of the Wild Hunt!

In this show, we follow the trail of the Wild Hunt as it leads through 5 fantastic pieces of music, through a poem and discussion of the Yule Log, via a wonderful story by our Bard, Chris Joliffe, about Midwinter and on into the origins of the Wild Hunt.
You can hear the amazing sounds of Jennifer Cutting, Damh the Bard, Cernunnos Rising, Kevin Skinner, SJ Tucker and Spiral Dance! How's that for a fantastic line-up? Wow! :)

Full Show-notes, with all credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/newyear2012

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:40
  • News & Views 1:50
  • Robin of Sherwood - 20 Years Later 2:01
  • Song of Solstice by Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra 3:24
  • The Traditions of Yule & the Yule Log by Ruthie 7:46
  • The Wheel by Damh the Bard 16:49
  • 'Spirit of Albion: the Movie' Trailer 21:55
  • The Woodcutter's Poem by 'Mother Goose' 22:25
  • A Fire Fit for a Queen by Cernunnos Rising 24:44
  • Midwinter Story by Chris Joliffe 29:14
  • Hymn to Herne by S. J. Tucker 37:30
  • The Wild Hunt 41:10
  • Promo The Amber Treasure 52:45
  • Solstice Evergreen by Spiral Dance 55:17
  • Auld Langs Syne The Bardic Circle 1:01:20
  • Outtakes 1:02:01

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 23 Jan 2012, 1h 5m

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Robin of Sherwood - 20 Years Later


We talk about the proposal to bring back the Robin of Sherwood series with the original cast, writers and production standards. It is being proposed by Stansfilm, who are now seeking backers for the project.

"Over the past few years attempts have been made to revive the series but unfortunately failed. Now, in 2011, a script has been written by Richard Carpenter and plans are being made to bring back Robin of Sherwood... Stansfilm are presently heading an attempt to bring this series back to your screens... ...but we need YOUR help to make it happen!"

Find out more on the Stansfilm website.

 

Song of Solstice

by Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra

What a wonderful way to start the show! Jennifer Cutting and her Ocean Orchestra bring us the title track to her new album, Song of Solstice. This rousing Celtic Folk track is a brilliant example of the high quality of foot-stomping music that you can expect from Jenifer and the crew!

You can find out more about Jennifer and the Ocean Orchestra on their website at Ocean Orchestra or on our Contributor Page.

 

The Traditions of Yule and the Yule Log

collected by Ruthie


In this piece, we talk about the Holly and the Oak Kings, Holly & Mistletoe, Santa Claus' Reindeer, Herne the Hunter and the symbolism of the Stag and deer. We then go on to examine the origins and traditions of the Yule Log in much more detail. Much of the detail came from [Wiki].

 

The Wheel

By Damh the Bard


Damh is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality, and love of folk tradition, is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry. Drawing on the Bardic traditions his performances are both entertaining and educational, weaving a tapestry of myth, peace, and anthems that speak directly to the heart, but never without a good splash of humour.

You can find his music on iTunes, or from his website, Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. . You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD hereYou can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor Page on our website.

 

The "Spirit of Albion: the Movie" Trailer

We talk about the new trailer for the movie, The Spirit of Albion. You'll be able to see this on our website if it does not show above.

 

 

The Woodcutter's Poem

by Mother Goose

We bring you a lovely poem purportedly from Mother Goose that teaches children about the best logs to burn for a good winter fire. Although, We couldn't find a direct link the source for this is minogue.com. The full version of Mother Goose can be found at Project Gutenberg.

We also found it at Legendary Dartmoor under the name of a Dartmoor Log Poem. It has long been a traditional English folk song as can be found at the Traditional Music website. 
 
We're also proud to accompany this poem with Anne Roos' wonderful track The Gold Ring (details in the credits at the bottom).

 

A Fire Fit for a Queen

by Cernunnos Rising

George Nicholas and Cernunnos Rising bring us a unique blend of new age, Celtic, pagan, druidic music, featuring evocative songs with deep and well crafted lyrics; reminding us of a living tradition that explores the mysticism of trees, the waters, the air that we breathe, the seen and the unseen and delicate balance in all things.
 
In this show you can hear his song, A Fire Fit for A Queen from the album Wild Soul, which carries on the wonderful traditions of logs and wood that we've been talking about in this show. You can find out more about Cernunnos Rising on their website or on their Contributor Page.

Midwinter Story

by Chris Joliffe

Astoundingly, Chris is an undiscovered talent - that is, until now! This amazing bard has given us permission to use some of his amazing stories and poems in the show and we're sure that you'll love them just as much as we do.

In this show, you can hears his wonderfully evocative, Midwinter Story. We hope to bring you much more of Chris in the future and in the meantime check out his Contributor Page to find out a little more about him.

 

Hymn to Herne

by S. J. Tucker

Critics describe S.J. Tucker's music as the perfect mix of witty and weighty, and she takes listeners on a fantastic, genre-hopping ride with just her voice, her guitar, and occasionally a drum. Fans of all ages come to see SJ Tucker for more than just the stories she weaves into her songwriting -- her musical talents are second to none. Her style is classified, at times, as "Celtic Blues", while her instrumental and vocal talents earn comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams, and Jeff Buckley. Not confined to one type of song or another, SJ spans opera, chant, and rockergrrl, employing deft guitar hands and the bluesy, powerful voice of a 300lb gospel singer--finely contained in a petite frame which earned her first band the name 'Skinny White Chick' by accident.

We are really proud to bring you her Hymn to Herne from her album Blessings, a powerful, blood-pounding evocation of atavistic force. You can find out more about Sooj on her website at sjtucker.com or on her Contributor Page

 

The Wild Hunt

We talk about the belief in the Wild Hunt, or Raging Host. Fairies, the dead, or a historical, legendary figure? We also talk about Hunt leaders, such as Herne the Hunter, Gwyn ap Nudd and his white hounds and the Herlathing.

 

Promo - The Amber Treasure

by Richard Denning

Cerdic is the nephew of a great warrior who died a hero of the Anglo-Saxon country of Deira.

Growing up in a quiet village, he dreams of the glories of battle and of one day writing his name into the sagas. He experiences the true horrors of war, however, when his home is attacked, his sister kidnapped, his family betrayed and his uncle's legendary sword stolen. 

Cerdic is thrown into the struggles that will determine the future of 6th century Britain and must show courageous leadership and overcome treachery, to save his kingdom, rescue his sister and return home with his uncle's sword.

The Amber Treasure is Historical Fiction set in Dark Age Northumbria and can be found on Podiobooks.com.

 

Solstice Evergreen

by Spiral Dance

Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. The richly-textured and powerful song Solstice Evergreen, recalls ancient times with a powerful driving force that reminds us that the spirit is still very much alive today. Amazing song! You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor Page.



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Special Thanks

Kevin Skinner for At The Gates of Dinas Afferon from the album Fire Walk WIth Me. See his website for further details of check out his Contributor Page.

Anne Roos for her pounding The Gold Ring from the album, A Light in the Forest. See her Contributor Page for more details.

Jaime Heras, for his track Eyes of the Hubble from his album, Celestie. Check out his Contributor Page for more details.

Gr?goire Lourme, for Jamie Alison from his album The Bourne Ultimatum. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Beer Belly for The Dublin Reel, from their album Paddy's Boots. See their Contributor Page for more details.

 

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 

 



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CMP Special 26 Samhain Holiday Special 2011


Sat, Nov 19, 2011


Hallowe'en traditions though the years

In this Hallowe'en or Samhain Holiday Special we bring you two fascinating accounts of Samhain traditions: one modern and one Victorian, and an amazing story by a talented story-teller, Chris Joliffe - and we hope to be hearing more from Chris in the future - and 5 of the best pieces of music we reckon you'll hear for this year's Samhain! This one's a corker!

Phew!

Full Show-notes, with all credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/halloween2011

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 19 Nov 2011, 1h 19m

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The Cauldron Born

by Damh the Bard

We can do no better than start our show with Damh singing us in with his song about the Goddess that stirs the cauldron of Awen or inspiration. She is central to the story of Taliesin - possibly the greatest bard - and Damh's song reminds us that in search for inspiration we are all "the Cauldron Born".

You can find out more about Damh on his website at Pagan Music or on our Contributor Page.

 

Samhain: the Lowering of the Veil

by Jennifer Emick

Often controversial, Jennifer Emick has kindly written a fascinating piece about Samhain traditions for us. Jennifer Emick is an artist, writer, and religious educator. She has promoted religious understanding in the internet community for over a decade. She is the About.com Guide to Alternative Religions, the most popular source for Celtic spiritual symbolism on the internet. Ms. Emick lives in the San Francisco Bay area. 

She is also the Author of The Everything Celtic Wisdom Book which you can find on Amazon which looks at Irish, Scottish, and Welsh traditions. See her Contributor Page for more details.

 

Realm of the Free

by Cindy Spear & Colin Mold


Cindy Spear

Cindy has written another amazing poem that has been set to music by Colin Mold called "The Realm of the Free". To find out more about Cindy Spear go to her website or visit her Contributor Page.
 
 
Colin Mold

Colin is a talented musician who not only plays the band Karnataka in the UK, performs as a session musician and has two solo albums to his name.

His latest project is a forth-coming album, Girl On the Castle Steps, on which will you will also hear this track as well as another one with lyrics written by Cindy called Green and Gold.

Find out more about Colin on his website or on his Contributor Page.

 

Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland

By Lady Augusta Gregory


Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (15 March 1852 – 22 May 1932), born Isabella Augusta Persse, was an Irish dramatist and folklorist. With William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn, she co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, and wrote numerous short works for both companies. Lady Gregory produced a number of books of retellings of stories taken from Irish mythology. Born into a class that identified closely with British rule, her conversion to cultural nationalism, as evidenced by her writings, was emblematic of many of the political struggles to occur in Ireland during her lifetime. Lady Gregory is mainly remembered for her work behind the Irish Literary Revival. [Wiki]

She said:

"The Sidhe cannot make themselves visible to all. They are shape-changers; they can grow small or grow large, they can take what shape they choose; they appear as men or women wearing clothes of many colours, of today or of some old forgotten fashion, or they are seen as bird or beast, or as a barrel or a flock of wool. ..... There are two races among the Sidhe. One is tall and handsome, gay, and given to jesting and to playing pranks, leading us astray in the fields, giving gold that turns to withered leaves or to dust. These ride on horses through the night-time in large companies and troops, or ride in coaches, laughing and decked with flowers and fine clothes. The people of the other race are small, malicious, wide-bellied, carrying before them a bag. When a man or woman is about to die, a woman of the Sidhe will sometimes cry for a warning, keening and making lamentation. At the hour of death fighting may be heard in the air or about the house-that is, when the man in danger has friends among the shadows, who are fighting on his behalf. ....

This is the news I have been given of the people of the Sidhe by many who have seen them and some who have known their power.

A.G.

The full text can be found on Sacred Texts at Sacred Texts.

 

She is Crone

by Kellianna

Kellianna is an American pagan artist internationally performing song and chant inspired by myth, magic, sacred places and ancient times. With guitar and vocals she brings to life the stories and sagas of the Gods and Goddesses. With frame drum and chant she honors the Earth and the Ancestors via primal drumming and powerful vocals.

This track, the incredibly powerful summoning of the Crone, is from her latest album "Elemental" - well worth checking out.  You can find out more about this enchantress on her website or on our Contributor Page.

 

Samhain Story & Forget Me Not

by Chris Joliffe

Astoundingly, Chris is an undiscovered talent - that is, until now! This amazing bard has given us permission to use some of his amazing stories and poems in the show and we're sure that you'll love them just as much as we do.

In this show, you can hears his short poem Forget Me Not and his mythically-rich story, Samhain Story. We hope to bring you much more of Chris in the future and in the meantime check out his Contributor Page to find out a little more about him.

 

The Cheshire Souling Song

by Kate Fkletcher & Corwen Broch

Kate and Corwen are more than just folk musicians. They are also instrument makers and workshop leaders who perform folk music and drama, recreate Ancient music and instruments, make crafts, run workshops for schools and demonstrate at museums and other events. In some ways, they have become folk music's scientists in that their research is delving deep into the past to discover the songs (one of Kate's specialities I believe) and the instruments (definitely one of Corwen's!) of the past. We've seen Corwen demonstrate an ancient lyre on YouTube! Hold on, let's see if I can find it...
 
 
You'll find the link to their YouTube channel on their Contributor Page and it really is worth listening to more of their music and finding out about some of the instruments used by the Celts and how they sounded! I think one of the most amazing things I've read about them is on their website where it says: Never afraid to sing all the verses of a long ballad, or play newly composed material on long forgotten instruments, our music has been described as 'hypno/folk'. We aim to make music that their ancestors would understand and appreciate.

You can find out more about Kate & Corwen on their website at Ancient Music.co.uk or on their Contributor Page.

The Shores of Wales

by Kray Van Kirk

"I have a different approach now to writing and performing music. I no longer record CDs, as I want to reduce the waste headed to our landfills, and I don't charge money for my songs as a deliberate movement away from the bottom line that seems to govern so much of our daily lives. So I keep writing my songs, and I sing them when I play a show, and I give them away to anyone who wants them. My graduate work takes me to interesting places on rather short notice sometimes, and I try to plan concerts around that travel, although the short notice can make it difficult."

About this track, The Shores of Wales, he says: "Every time I play this, someone comes up to me almost frantic to hear what finally happened in the story. I don't think there's a real answer- the beach is empty, the horse is alone, and William rides still. I do like the Faerie King, though- although he is careless of William's fate and casually cruel, he also lays his own soul on the line when challenged."

Find out more about Kray on his website or his Contributor Page

 

Competition Winner

We announce the winner of our competition set in the Chatterbox Show SP24 and wish you all the best of the season and a very Happy New Year!

 

 

 



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Special Thanks

 

Psicodreamics for Spirit of Nature and Earth Prayer from the album Ancient Wisdom. See his website for further details of check out his Contributor Page.

Green Druid for the enthralling lay, Celta. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Adragante, for his track Chanson a la Marie from his album, Harmonie Cosmique. Check out his Contributor Page for more details.

Gr?goire Lourme, for 1DSENS - Musee virtuel - Evasion from his album Shorts Works. See his Contributor Page for more details.

 

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!



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CMP Special 25b Irish Mythological Cycle Summary Pt 2


Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Second half of our summary of the Irish Mythological Cycle

In this show, we finish off our summary of the Irish Mythological Cycle as we've met it so far in the first 29 story episodes. Not only is this show finishing off a whole branch of Celtic Mythology, but it also celebrates the Autumn Equinox for 2011, so we've made it a real cracker and split it into two halves. In the first half, you heard an epic poem, 4 great songs and we took a look at the Origins of the Manuscripts which these stories come from and highlight some of the the themes we've noticed in the stories.

We conclude our examination of the Irish Mythological Cycle in this Second Part of this show by looking at the main characters in the stories, finishing the epic saga of Greenwood the Bard's epic poem, and yes, another 5 great pieces of music!
We also introduce you to the newest member of the team, play another Pentacle Drummers track to let you know that the deadline for competition entries is the 20th Novembers

Full Show-notes, with all credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irishsummary2

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 2nd Oct 2011, 1h 10m

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The Old Man & the Fairy Queen

by the Bards of Mystic


William Widmaier is the “Captain” of the Bards of Mystic. William is the founder and the driving force behind the Bards. He is also the writer of all the stories, and that's his voice you hear narrating.

Find out more about the Bards of Mystic on Myspace. More details will also be found on our Contributor page.

 

The Book of Invasions, Pts. 3 & 4

by Greenwood the Bard

Greenwood the Bard, aka Stephen Cole, has written much wonderful poetry and we're very privileged to bring you his "Book of Invasions" epic saga that re-tells the story of the Invasions of Erin.

"After a lifelong love of myth and magic, fairytale and folklore, and brought up in a family where faith and a Godly lifestyle were more important than religion, I was named as a Bard at a Gorsedd in Glastonbury. I am deeply in love with my Creator and His Creation, I have a passion for music, poetry and storytelling, and I live to build bridges between Christian and Pagan."

That is such a wonderful quest and so sad that any bridges need to be built. Good luck, Stephen!

Check out his Facebook page for more of his wonderful poetry, the poetry pages on paganspace.net and mysticchrist.co.uk where we're waiting for his posts to start appearing.

 

Elven Home of the Chapel Halls

by David Helfand

David Helfand composes and performs original and traditional music on Celtic Harp, mandocello, guitar, keyboards and percussion. Many of David's compositions were born through improvisation and drawn on the inspiration found in the power of music from many wondrous cultures.

"As I returned from my maiden voyage from the land of Britain full of awe, unspeakable joy and deep reservoirs of inspiration, slowly the music started to speak. From the high craggy cliffs where the ruins of Tintagel castle lay overlooking the dark waters off Cornwall's shore, to the ancient majestic ruins of Glastonbury Abbey and the dark mysteries of the Tower of London, the swirling maze of the city's streets and the magic of the standing stones on Salisbury Plain, I swam deep in the waters of imagination.

"Shortly after returning home and embarking on creating "At the Edge of the Cornish Sea", I soon shared with the world, dark grief and immense sadness as the two towers crumbled to the earth creating it's deep grave of shattered lives and dreams. What once seemed important became insignificant against the dark clouds of sorrow."

This wonderful track comes from his At the Edge of the Cornish Sea album. You can find out more details about David on his website or on his Contributor Page on our website.

 

I'll Meet You in Ireland

by Kray Van Kirk

"I have a different approach now to writing and performing music. I no longer record CDs, as I want to reduce the waste headed to our landfills, and I don't charge money for my songs as a deliberate movement away from the bottom line that seems to govern so much of our daily lives. Every now and then someone asks me how I am ever supposed to make a living as a musician when I don't make CDs and I give my songs away, since most performers make more money on sales than concert fees. I confess: I have no idea! Footsteps in the dark.

"So I keep writing my songs, and I sing them when I play a show, and I give them away to anyone who wants them. My graduate work takes me to interesting places on rather short notice sometimes, and I try to plan concerts around that travel, although the short notice can make it difficult. But if I don't make it to where you live, or even if I do, the Downloads page on my website is full of little digital penguins waiting to march their way across the world, leaving no footprints in the snow."

About this track, I'll Meet You in Ireland, he says: "One of my favorite poems is Yeats' Song of Wandering Aengus. All of us get old, but inside there is a place that never changes. We may wake up in bodies long gone frail, but the person who looks out is golden-eyed, barefoot in the grass, heady with the light and smells of a Spring that is endless, and generally wondering what the hell happened."

Find our more about Kray on his website or check out his Contributor Page to find out a little more about him.

 

Competition (Chatterbox Show)

We then talk about the Competition about the Pentacle Drummers we set in the Chatterbox Show SP24 and set an ending date of the 20th October 2011 for competition entries.

 

Rumblin' Thunder

by the Pentacle Drummers

"The Pentacle Drummers from Eastbourne, East Sussex were a small group founded in 2001 to perform at the Lammas Festival to accompany the Eastbourne Giants, 'Herne the Hunter' and 'Andred', Saxon Goddess of the Weald. We have since grown from a small group to a troupe in excess of twenty.  The Pentacle Drummers actively support Eastbourne Bonfire Society at bonfires throughout Sussex but are happy to appear on our own or in support of other Bonfire Societies when invited!"

You can hear the thundering track Rumblin' Thunder, which is from their album Life in Tatters! You can find out more about The Drummers on their website at The Pentacle Drummers or on their Contributor Page.

 

Land of the Ever-Young

by Damh the Bard

We can do no better than finish the show with Damh singing us out with his song about the realm of the Celtic Gods, the Land of the Ever-Young, Tir na nOg, from his superb album The Hills They Are Hollow.

You can find out more about Damh on his website at You can find out more about Damh on his website at Pagan Music or on our Contributor Page. You can find out more about the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids that he represents on their website at druidry.org.

 



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Special Thanks

Kevin Skinner for From the Time Before, Shaman's Night and At The Gates of Dinas Afferon from his album Fire Walk With Me. See his website for further details of check out his Contributor Page.

John Burge for his entrancing Celtic rhythms from his Echoes album. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

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CMP Special 25a Irish Mythological Cycle Summary Pt 1


Thu, Sep 29, 2011


First half of our summary of the Irish Mythological Cycle

In this show, we start to summarise the Irish Mythological Cycle as we've met it so far in the first 29 story episodes. Not only is this show finishing off a whole branch of Celtic Mythology, but it also celebrates the Autumn Equinox for 2011, so we've made it a real cracker and split it into two halves. We've got an epic poem, 4 great songs in this first half and we take a look at the Origins of the Manuscripts which these stories come from and highlight some of the themes we've noticed in the stories.

This was the question we asked you: what themes do you think are the most important, and this show includes your ideas as well as ours.

We conclude our examination of the Irish Mythological Cycle in the Second Part of this show which will be dropped into the feed and available for download 2-3 days after this one so you have chance to listen to the show and keep it fresh in the old brain box before we finish off the show with the end of the poem, the other observations we've made and yes more great music!

Full Show-notes, with all credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irishsummary1

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 29th Sep 2011, 46m

It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or leave us a message using Speakpipe


The Spirit of Albion: the Movie

This is the first of the Albion Diaries and you can find them on youTube from http://youtu.be/zOyNSqBB-f0 onwards. Production Diary 1 of the making of 'The Spirit of Albion' Movie featuring songs by Damh the Bard and directed by Gary Andrews. The directorial genius behind this move is Gary Andrews and you can find out more about him, his work and The Spirit of Albion at the movie website, www.thespiritofalbionthemovie.com. The Diaries have been produced by Marq English at http://www.mevproductions.co.uk.

Esther, Annie and George are 3  people whose lives have reached a crisis point. On the night of 31st October, all three find themselves drawn to a clearing in the woods. Secrets are revealed and nothing will ever be the same again as an ancient power emerges from the shadows…

The Teaser Trailer

 

Si Do Mhaimeo I

by Anne McWiden

Anne McWiden is a very talented musican and solo artist. She plays keyboard, flute, tin whistles, and sings. McWiden began her musical journey at the age of 9. From there, her father intruduced her to Celtic music. What makes Annie even more exceptional is the fact that she was born blind. While it has made things difficult as an artist, she's worked hard to excel in the field. She sings Gaelic and English traditional songs from both Ireland and Scotland. 

This song is called "She's Your Granny!" and we read out the English version in the AppExtra. For those without the App, you can find lyrics on this lyrics site. It's interesting to note that the word they translate as Granny is 'cailleach', which also means widow, old woman, crone, elder and so on and is of particular interest as we looked at the Celtic Hag Goddess in SP15 - Samhain 2009.

You can find out more about Anne McWiden on her Contributor Page.

 

Book of Invasion, Parts 1 & 2

by Greenwood the Bard


Greenwood the Bard, aka Stephen Cole, has written much wonderful poetry and we're very privileged to bring you his "Book of Invasions" epic saga that re-tells the story of the Invasions of Erin.

Check out his Facebook page for more of his wonderful poetry, the poetry pages on paganspace.net and mysticchrist.co.uk where we're waiting for his posts to start appearing.

 

Morfa'r Frevhines

by Dark Patrick

Founded by Ukrainian Eva and Englishman Paul, musicians with experience touring in Great Britain and Ukraine, international ethnic-fusion project Dark Patrick is gaining speed, taking part in all the biggest Ukrainian folk festivals. Each member of the group has mastery of several modern and folk instruments (often playing more than one at once).

Morfa'r Frenhines from their album F?inne Geal an Lae (The Dawning of the Day) is a Welsh melody and means "The Queen's Marsh" often misquoted as the Queen's March. It is an old traditional Welsh harp tune and its haunting melody stays with you long after you've heard it.

On the Show, Gary gets this tune confused with the title of the album and the track of that name F?inne Geal an Lae, which is an old Irish air composed by the blind harpist Thomas Connellan in the 17th Century. An Irish-language song with this name (F?inne Geal an Lae) was published by Edward Walsh (1805-1850) in 1847 in Irish Popular Songs and later translated into English as The Dawning of the Day. The melody of this song was used by Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh for his poem, "On Raglan Road".

Raglan Road has been performed by a number of notable artists including: The Dubliners, Sin?ad O'Connor, Luke Kelly and Mark Knopfler. This song also goes by the Irish name F?inne Geal an Lae - literally "The bright ring of the day." It is often played as a march and is one of the first tunes that a student of Irish music will learn.

This is an Aisling where the poet encounters a mysterious beautiful woman who symbolises Ireland - C?it N? Dhuibhir, Caitl?n N? Uallach?in, R?is?n Dubh etc. In this case, she upbraids him as a frivolous rake and points to the approaching dawn (of freedom from English rule). At the end of the Desmond Rebellions and Nine Years' War, Irish poets were facing their own elimination as a matter of deliberate English policy. [wiki]

You can read more about this original and fascinating Celtic music on Dark Patrick's website or on their Contributor Page.

 

Dating the original Irish Manuscripts

We then go on to discuss the origins of the Irish Mythological Cycle and when the original manuscripts can be dated back to.

 

The Raven

by Rick Allen

An immortal voice and talent. The lyrical, bardic poetry of a Celtic warrior and spiritual seeker, this recording of Rick Allen's unforgettable voice, accompanied by the musical gifts of The Constant Cohorts, brings the listener back to the days of yore when Druids thrived, the Green Man freely roamed the land, passionate Love was a path to the Mysteries, the Muse was a Lady in White, “. . . and men were true.

This is Rick's version of the great "The Raven" by Gwydion Pendderwen. Please visit our Contributor Page to learn more about Rick Allen's story.

 

Full Height of Our Power

by Kellianna


Kellianna is an accomplished musician and performer worldwide. Her CD's, Lady Moon and I Walk with the Goddess are being recognized around the globe as a must have for any lover of Goddess inspired folk music. Her live shows are a combination of acoustic guitar songs and chants to the God and Goddess.

This track, the Full Height of our Power, is from her new album Elemental which is, as we come to expect from Kellianna, superb. Learn more about Kellianna on her website or on her Contributor Page.

 

Themes in the Myths

We then talk about the themes that we have seen in the Tales, including the ideas and observatoions that you have made, before making a quick exit in time for part 2 in a couple of days time!

 



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Special Thanks

Kevin Skinner for Copper Moon Dreatime and Tuatha De Danaan from his album Fire Walk With Me. See his website for further details of check out his Contributor Page.

John Burge for his entrancing Celtic rhythms from his Echoes album. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Adragante, for rage au coeur from his album, harmonie cosmique. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 

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CMP Special 24 The Chatterbox Show


Fri, Apr 08, 2011


Catch up with all our latest news in the Chatterbox Show

This is the Chatterbox Show. We've got so much to talk about, so much to tell you that we thought instead of bringing you dribs and drabs here and there that we'd bring you a different type of show. This one is an informal chat where we talk about some of the national news that's going on around us, some of our plans for the coming year, what's happening with the show and where we would like to go with it. On top of all this you can also hear five fantastic pieces of music, including one track from the group that we now play with - the Pentacle Drummers. And as if that wasn't enough - we finish off with a competition for a one-off, unique prize! We loved making the show and hope that you have just as much fun listening to it!

We apologise for the poor quality of the audio in this show.

Full Show-notes, with all credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/chatterbox

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 9th April 2011, 56m

It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or leave us a message using Speakpipe

 

The Ballard of Glencoe

by Anne McWiden

Anne McWiden is a very talented musican and solo artist. She plays keyboard, flute, tin whistles, and sings. McWiden began her musical journey at the age of 9. From there, her father intruduced her to Celtic music. What makes Annie even more exceptional is the fact that she was born blind. While it has made things difficult as an artist, she's worked hard to excel in the field. She sings Gaelic and English traditional songs from both Ireland and Scotland. 

This song is called "She's Your Granny!" and we read out the English version in the AppExtra. For those without the App, you can find lyrics on this lyrics site. It's interesting to note that the word they translate as Granny is 'cailleach', which also means widow, old woman, crone, elder and so on and is of particular interest as we looked at the Celtic Hag Goddess in SP15 - Samhain 2009.

You can find out more about Anne McWiden on her Contributor Page.

 

Bardic Courses

We talk about the forth-coming Bardic course from the B.D.O. (British Druid Order) who can be found at the British Druid Order website. We also mention the O.B.O.D. (the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids) who can be found at the OBOD website.

 

The Spirit of Albion: the Movie

by Gary Andrews


We also talk about the astounding story that has sprung from Damh the Bard's amazing song The Spirit of Albion. We talk about how it became a play, a one-off performance for Witchfest International in 2010 and is now being filmed as a feature length movie. You can see photos from the Archway Theatre Young Adults' Spirit of Albion play on their website.

The directorial genius behind this move is Gary Andrews and you can find out more about him, his work and The Spirit of Albion at the movie website, www.thespiritofalbionthemovie.com

 

The Spirit of Albion (Live)

by Damh the Bard

To complement the chat about the new movie we bring you Damh's wonderful track the Spirit of Albion. This is from his new and first Live album, As Nature Intended which was coincidentally recorded at the Fairfax Halls in Croydon where this year's Witchfest International also took place! Here you can see Damh helping the Archway Theatre learn the songs they are going to be singing in their version of the play.


Learn more about Damh on his website or on our Contributor Page.

 

De-foresting of the United Kingdom

We also talk about potential De-foresting of the United Kingdom as well as the proposed removal of the May Day Bank Holiday. We also bewail the lack of all the Celtic Cultures on the UK census.

 

Faerie Festivals

And that's not including the hundreds of Faerie festivals that happen across pond!

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