New Lyric – Iron from Stone

Scarborough Faire is an amazing song. Such a wonderful melody and lyric that tells of all of the impossible tasks a human woman would need to achieve to be with a man from Elfland. But I began to wonder… These wonderful folk songs have been left us by anonymous writers from years ago and have

Measles, Angels and Ayahuasca

I was reading the newspaper at the weekend about how the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine is causing controversy in the USA. For years here in the UK many people held (and some may still hold) the opinion that the vaccine can bring on autism in children. There’s been a lot of scientific research

New Lyric – Time Machine

Today I wrote the second to last song for the new studio album. I’ll be recording it over the next week, then will write and record the final song. It’s a reflective one this and I hope you like the sentiments behind the words. Time Machine – Damh the Bard Last night I had a

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 95

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 95 The Hurlers – Seth Lakeman – www.sethlakeman.co.uk The Widow – The Poozies – www.thepoozies.co.uk History of Faerietales – Joanna Coleman – www.joannacoleman.co.uk The Magpie – The Unthanks – www.the-unthanks.com DruidCast theme – Hills they are Hollow – Damh the Bard – www.paganmusic.co.uk Background music for Druid story – Making the

Thinking About – More on Sacred Sites

It was the Anderida Gorsedd moot last night, a talking stick moot where we choose a topic for discussion and then pass the Talking Beer Mat around the table, each expressing our thoughts on the topic. Always deep, always very thought provoking. Last night we chose Sacred Sites – What are they and what makes

2015 Album Update – part two

So no blog posts last week. I locked myself away in my studio all week. My aim was to finish the eight songs I’d started for my new studio album. I’d got them to the stage where they needed some dedicated time to get them fully mixed and mastered. The good news is that is

In Praise of my Dogs

My Bardic name is Damh. It’s Gaelic for Stag and I have felt that deer have been my power animal for years. I love them. Their grace, their power, their associations with the Pagan Horned God. But there is another animal that I love even more than deer and that is dogs. I’m absolutely and

Thinking About – Consensus Reality

I may be late to the game here but I only heard this term a couple of weeks ago. A quick visit to Wikipedia suggests that: Consensus reality is that which is generally agreed to be reality, based on a consensus view. It very soon goes on to say: Throughout history this has also raised a social

2015 Album Update

It might have been quiet but I’ve been busy with the new studio album. So far I have 7 songs very near completion, one song fleshed out and needing some attention with arrangement, and two more songs to write and record. The seven songs that are almost ready are: On the Shoulders of Giants Thundersbarrow

Thinking About – Science and Religion

There are a few discussions happening on Facebook about science and religion and whether they can exist together, or whether science will make religion/spirituality redundant. I’m very happy that many of the born-again Atheists that, after reading The God Delusion, went on evangelical campaigns to convert the world to Dawkinsism seem to have backed off

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