Good News for the Rainforest

In June I played a concert at the first CalderaFest Pagan music festival in Lafayette, Georgia. 29 bands over the course of three days and it was absolutely amazing. If you want to hear what happened I dedicated an entire DruidCast show to the festival and you can hear it here. Before the event one of the bands there, Tuatha Dea, came up with the idea of some of us

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 114

Shownotes for DruidCast 114 Wild Man - Kacey Stephensen - or events The Harp of Death - Omnia - Interview with Starhawk -, and Pagan Indigenous Solidarity - Frack Off - Cliff Carr - Golden Haired Queen - Kacey Stephenson - or events DruidCast theme - Hills they are Hollow - Damh the Bard - For further information about

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Spells and Charms

It was the Anderida Gorsedd camp this past weekend. Me and Cerri started the camps back in 2003 and our intent was to create space that focussed on magic and community. There were a lot of camps that had various workshops and rituals, but with Anderida camps we chose a subject and focussed everything upon that for the weekend. Culminating in a big group ritual on the Saturday night based

Were you a weird kid?

I'm a regular listener to the podcast Rune Soup hosted by Gordon White. If you enjoy listening to DruidCast I would thoroughly recommend checking Gordon's show out - great guests and thought-provoking discussions. The first question he asks his guests is Were you a weird kid? Damh 1 year old I was listening to the latest episode as I drove to the OBOD office this morning and began

The Story of Tales from the Crow Man

Ok, I apologise. I was looking through some of my old blog posts looking to write a few more Story of the Song posts when I saw that I had also started a Story of the Album series, got up to The Cauldron Born back in 2014, then stopped! How rude of me. Best address this right away! You can catch up with the previous articles in the series here:

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: music, Story of the Song|Tags: , , , , , , |7 Comments

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 113

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 113 Morning Glory - Silver on the Tree - Patapan - Heathens All - Interview with John Ahearn by Philip Carr-Gomm Dragons - Space Goats Fhir A Bhata - Fiona Davidson - Fearie Folk - Jabberwocky Noon of the Solstice - Spiral Castle Round and Round - The Dolmen - Traveling Clans - Space Goats DruidCast theme - Hills they are Hollow

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: DruidCast|0 Comments

Thinking About – Childhood Adventures

Yup. Feeling a bit nostalgic today and this old advert is about as nostalgic as it gets. I was thinking about the places I used to go when I was a child. It seemed that I could walk just a few minutes and I'd find some wild place. Sometimes a wood, other times a piece of barren land, or even an old derelict house. One of our favourite haunts was The

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Nature, Story|12 Comments

Y Mabinogi – Annwn

It's time to turn my gaze towards the Otherworld. The subject of the next song in Y Mabinogi is Annwn. Pwyll steps through the portal into that Otherworld, in the guise of Arawn, a King of that land. This is the point when the next song is sung. As with the first song I'll be opening to the Spirit of that Place, asking permission to tell its story - and

In Sync with the Wheel

I stood in circle on the flat hill just below the Long Man of Wilmington yesterday with about 60 other people to celebrate the first harvest of Lughnasadh. The Weald stretched out below and the land was a tapestry of green and gold, whilst a combine harvester moved its way lazily across one of the fields. John Barleycorn falling before our eyes. Someone spoke for the Sun, the Eye of

Y Mabinogi – A Story of Invocation

I was at an OBOD camp back in 1997. It was a Samhain camp and the evening was cold, crisp and the sky was clear. The camp was on a farm far away from the big towns of the South West so the stars shone bright above. All day we had been preparing for the evening ritual. Some of us would invoke deities associated with the season and the rest

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