It’s oh so quiet…

Actually it isn’t, but it has been a bit quiet here on the blog since the launch of my new album, so I thought an update was in order.

The album launched on the 31st March and within the day it had reached number 1 on the Amazon MP3 folk charts. It even reached number 7 in the rock charts! So my friends you have given me the gift of a number one best selling album. Who would have thought it? An independent Pagan folk musician, with an album at number 1 on Amazon. In true Brit style I celebrated with a lovely cup of tea.

The album is now on iTunes, my website store, Amazon MP3, Google Music, Rdio, Spotify, everywhere you would expect to find it. I’ve also recently sent the first batch of CDs to CDBaby so they should soon be on sale there, and then they will get the Sabbat CD onto Amazon worldwide.

The day after the album launch my wife Cerri went into hospital for a hip replacement operation. Over the year her arthritis had progressed and even though she is young they agreed to the operation. She’s currently sitting on the sofa across from me asleep and recovering. This operation will give her a new lease of life. I’m really looking forward to sharing my river walks with Oscar with Cerri again – the pain had got so bad she needed two walking sticks and just couldn’t come with us anymore. It’ll take a while for the healing but then we will be out walking together again.

So I haven’t really had a lot of time to think about much else, hence the blog falling quiet for a week and a bit. But rest assured, I haven’t gone away and normal service will be resume very soon.

Peace, and blessed be!

By | 2016-10-14T11:00:34+00:00 April 10th, 2015|Categories: News|36 Comments

36 Comments

  1. Viviane April 10, 2015 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Yay for you rocking the charts! Well deserved.
    May your wife recover swiftly and well to enjoy the seasons. πŸ™‚ Arthritis is truly no fun matter so hopefully the operation has already started to change things.
    Blessed be!

    • Damh the Bard April 10, 2015 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      Thank you! She said that the hip pain went straight away which is amazing. Just the wound that needs healing now.

  2. Ellie Robson April 10, 2015 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Love the album we have played and re played it.

    love and hugs to Cerri, hope to see her at the summer gathering in June.

    bright blessings
    Ellie /l\

    • Damh the Bard April 10, 2015 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      Yes! See you there!

  3. Witchylin April 10, 2015 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on reaching #1. Since receiving Sabbat I have been playing it a lot. It’s fabulous.

    My very best wishes to Cerri. I hope her recovery is quick and she out and about again walking with you very soon.

    Brightest blessings to you both.

    • Damh the Bard April 10, 2015 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      I’ll pass that on to Cerri, thank you!

  4. Serpentia April 10, 2015 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Rest assured – and well – that while we may miss your posts after a while, our thoughts are with you and Cerri as she is recovering from this Major surgery, and we are simply glad that things are going well. As the old adage goes, no News is good News!

    • Damh the Bard April 10, 2015 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      Bless you πŸ™‚

  5. Max Hale April 10, 2015 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Hi Dave, thanks for your new album. I love the messages that the songs give and your short video clips explaining why and how you wrote or decided to cover them was interesting and valuable to any fan. Love to Cerri and lots of healing. See you at Taunton tomorrow night. Blessed be

    • Damh the Bard April 10, 2015 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      Glad you liked the little videos Max. See you tomorrow!

  6. Bronzewing April 10, 2015 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Best wishes for fast healing and getting to go on those river walks, Cerri! Well done Damh, well deserved!

    • Damh the Bard April 10, 2015 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you!

  7. Louise April 10, 2015 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    I’ve been waking up with the songs in my head – thank you for sharing them, your number one is well deserved. I’ve decided I can’t pick a favourite. Best wishes to Cerri for some good healing and future doggy walks. xx

    • Damh the Bard April 10, 2015 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      It’s going to be so good to have her back with us πŸ™‚

  8. Jeremiah Myer April 10, 2015 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Blessings for Cerri Lee and her healing may both the Goddess and the God continue to watch over you both!
    And you new CD is awesome!

    • Damh the Bard April 10, 2015 at 1:52 pm - Reply

      Bless you x

  9. Amhranai April 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    I am glad you are doing well with your release and Cerri’s feeling better. Take Care and Bright blessings to you both.

  10. Sandy April 10, 2015 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Many congratulations on the success of your new album. How exciting to have a Number 1!

    I hope you and Cerri get out and about again soon to enjoy the lovely spring weather.

  11. Carrie Viscome Skinner April 10, 2015 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    YAY you’re # 1! But then all of us knew that all along. Congratulations!

    My brother had hip replacement surgery some years back and says it was the best thing he ever did for himself. I know Cerri will be up and about and enjoying those walks soon. She is in my prayers and on my alter.

    Blessings.

  12. Melinda April 10, 2015 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    My husband and I are loving your new album. Congrats on it being Number 1! It’s well deserved. Very happy to know that Cerri is recovering and already feeling better. πŸ™‚

  13. Julie Weltch April 10, 2015 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    I wish Cerri a swift recovery, I am sure she has an excellent nurse!!! And congratulations on the chart position, I still think we could get Sons and Daughters of Robin Hood to number in the UK charts but this is a brilliant achievement, it’s a testament to your talent and how people warm to the spirituality in your music, well done πŸ™‚

  14. Lorraine April 10, 2015 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Great news Damh, I am so pleased for you both – healing love to Cerri, and fireworks to yourself.
    I will bring my cash to the Assembly for a few copies….. can’t wait to celebrate with you both.

  15. Morgana Rhys April 11, 2015 at 12:29 am - Reply

    So delighted with the success of your album, I certainly enjoy it. Healing prayers and good thoughts for a swift recovery Cerri! Know that fist walk by the river will be a real lift to your spirits.
    Blessed Be! M

  16. Γ‰ilis Niamh April 11, 2015 at 1:37 am - Reply

    Congratulations!!! Sending healing light.

  17. Laura Lovic-Lindsay April 11, 2015 at 1:47 am - Reply

    May your dear lady know once again the joy of the dance!

    Thank you for sharing the secrets told you in song. May more people be blessed by finding you.

  18. Mark Smith April 11, 2015 at 10:41 am - Reply

    David,

    Thank you for another great album and I hope Cerri heals well over the coming year.

    In Peace

  19. Angie Latham April 11, 2015 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Thank you for another superb and inspiring album! Very pleased that it has stormed to number one in the Folk Charts. Instant faves are Iron from Stone , Thundersbarrowhill and – being a Pagan Border Morris Dancer – Forgotten, Never Be! It’s so great to see Morris portrayed in a positive way with an understanding of why and when we dance. Thank you πŸ™‚

    All good healing wishes to Cerri , I hope she is able to accompany you on long Summer walks very soon.

    Brightest Blessings

    Angie

  20. Bronzewing April 12, 2015 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Hi Damh, just popped in to say,

    I’m showing my age here but I hope I’m not alone (probably am) to find myself singing along to Sabbat, and instead of singing, “By power of will, so mote it be!” instead singing, “By the power of Greyskull, so mote it be!” πŸ˜€ Yep showing my age! Had to laugh though and thought you might too.

  21. Willow April 12, 2015 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Love love love the new album! Heal well and thoroughly Ceri, you’ll soon be enjoying those Wales again πŸ™‚

    • Willow April 12, 2015 at 11:36 am - Reply

      Argh, autocorrect got me! Walks not Wales lol

  22. Michi Harper April 12, 2015 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! You deserve it. You are an awesome Bard and we love you in Texas too!

  23. Andrea April 12, 2015 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Hi Damh, I am one of the proud owners of Sabbat and it is yet another amazing album, love it love it love it!!! Hugs to Cerri and make sure she follows those hip precautions to the letter. Bright Blessings, Andrea.xx

  24. Dana April 13, 2015 at 12:06 am - Reply

    That is fantastic about the CD. I’m looking forward to getting my own copy.

    And may your wife’s recovery be swift and trouble-free.

  25. Jeff Stilson April 13, 2015 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Huge congrats on the #1! Our best to you and Cerri. Our prayers and blessings are with you. We will do a healing ritual for her. All our best.
    Blessed be!

  26. annika Mongan April 17, 2015 at 5:21 am - Reply

    Blessings to both of you and a fast recovery for Cerri!

  27. Shira April 19, 2015 at 1:08 am - Reply

    Congrats. Speedy healing wished for Cerri.
    Love & Light
    Shira & Vega

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