The Winter King – Where it was written

A couple of weeks ago I played at the PF Devon and Cornwall conference, a gig I love to play each year, and a great reason to step foot upon my home county of Cornwall. On the Sunday after the conference the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft opens for that one Sunday, so many of the people at the conference descend upon the town to see what’s been happening at the museum.

Now I cannot go to Boscastle without walking to the top of the cliffs to look out upon the mightly Atlantic ocean, and it was here, about 14 years ago that I heard the refrain that opens my song The Winter King in the sound of the sea as it struck the cliffs below. So this time I took some footage on my walk up to put into a video to go with the song.

It’s VERY shaky, but it does show the beauty of the place, and the inspiration behind the refrain, and the rest of King Arthur’s song. I hope you enjoy it, despite the wobbly videoing!

3 Comments

  1. Jeremy March 29, 2011 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Marvellous. I get goose bumps looking at this, Damh. Thanks.

  2. Wytcheblade April 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Ah… the Winter King. Loved this song from the moment I heard it as it invoked many images of a glorious part of the country we still need to visit.

    I had this song (and of course Merlin am I) playing continuously when reading Bernard Cornwall’s series of books The Winter King which will always be my favourite version of the Arthur tales with its gritty realism and a hint of magical mystery.

    • Damh the Bard April 8, 2011 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      I love those books too, and they were the Arthurian inspiration behind the song. Wish he’d do more Celtic myth novels like that!

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