Apple Music is coming

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I don’t often talk about the ‘business’ side of music, but today is different. I’ve always used Apple computers. I remember sitting in front of my Apple Power PC (just a grey box like all of the other grey boxes, I could just find my way around the software easier) wondering if I’d finally have

Marking our Presence in Time and Space

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I think the time between Beltane and the Summer Solstice is my favourite time of year. Beltane brings the height of Spring with the flowers of the Hawthorn dripping in white fingers from the Maiden’s tree. Then, as the May flowers begin to disappear the Lady’s tree, the Elder, begins to fully blossom until at

OBOD 50th Anniversary Film

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Just over a year ago 400 members of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids gathered in the magical town of Glastonbury to celebrate the Order’s 50th anniversary. As part of the celebrations and to mark that important moment in the Order’s history we commissioned a short film, and I’m delighted to say that the

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 99

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Shownotes for DruidCast 99 Spiders – Peatbog Faeries – http://www.peatbogfaeries.com Ice Cream Man – Van Halen – http://www.van-halen.com Interview with Peter Owen Jones by Philip Carr-Gomm – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Owen-Jones and http://www.philipcarr-gomm.com Roethke Chastises Us on Summer Solstice – Kara Gall – http://www.karagall.com Link to OBOD 50th Anniversary Film – https://www.youtube.com/user/obod St. Nectan – Professor Roland Rotherham

Keep it in the Family

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When I was younger I had almost no interest in genealogy or family history. I knew who I knew and that was all that mattered. It must be a sign of growing older that made me turn my gaze backward towards my roots. Maybe when we are young we are thinking more of the future and

The Witch of Neuerburg

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I spent this past weekend in a castle in Germany near the Germany/Luxembourg border where the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids held their annual International camp. About 100 members from all over Europe (plus an Australian and an American) gathered for ritual, celebration, music and community in a castle that can trace its story

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 98

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Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 98 The Fabled Hare – Maddy Prior – http://www.maddyprior.co.uk The Talky Bit – The use of the Magical Mirror – Levannah Morgan – http://www.capallbann.co.uk/a-witch-s-mirror-the-art-of-making-magic-by-levannah-morgan/p340/ Blessings of Beltane – Cernunnos Rising – http://cernunnosrising.co.uk Intro music for DruidCast – Hills they are Hollow – Damh the Bard – http://www.paganmusic.co.uk For further information on the Druid tradition and

The chances of anything coming from Mars

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So just after a General Election what else are we going to talk about but UFOs and Aliens? “Engage Warp Drive”. “Make it so”. And off shoots the USS Enterprise using its amazing warp drive. Standing on Earth, looking up into space, seeing all of those stars shining in the night sky is, to me,

Sumer is Icumen In

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It’s the 1st May today. A glorious date for sure. This morning Morris sides all over the country were out for the sunrise to dance up the Sun and the land was filled with the glorious sound of Morris bells. A tradition celebrated in my song Forgotten, Never Be: On the 1st of May at the

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