Y Mabinogi – Strange Things

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It’s true.

It seems the moment I realised that I was only to focus on exploring and writing the story and songs for the First Branch of the Mabinogion (as I wrote about in this recent article) strange things began to happen. Dreams, strange synchronistic occurrences, big aha! moments, the melody to songs forming seemingly from out of nowhere, and a constant feeling of being observed and, in a very real way, guided.

As part of the Journey I’m creating an altar at home in my studio room dedicated to Arawn, Rhiannon, Pryderi and Pwyll, and Cerri is making me a bronze horse-head pendant in honour of Rhiannon. It looks like we will be heading to Wales during May to visit some of the places from the First Branch, and that week I’ll be focussed on completing the spoken word section of the album. Then I plan to have 6 songs intermingled with the spoken word at specific areas to draw us in deeper, and to also act as a musical score to the spoken word.

That’s the plan.

As they said in Stingray, anything can change in the next half hour, so we shall see.

But one thing is for sure – there is some interest in this from an altogether Other place, and I welcome that guidance.

By | 2016-10-14T11:00:21+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Categories: Mabinogion, music|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Katie April 21, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait!!!! I wonder if I can share this with you. Made my first trip to Wales recently to see where my ancestors came from. This was a treat for my 40th birthday. While I was there I learned my father passed away. I am still devastated and processing this, but I had a real feeling that he was passing the family crown on to me in the land of my ancestors. Anything Welsh makes me feel so so connected to him right now. (and Im considering a Welsh dragon tattoo in honor or him). So can’t wait to hear your next album Damh! I feel like Im going into a new chapter of my life where looking back is the only way to move forward. Much love and light.

  2. Bernie April 21, 2016 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to this immensley – and impatiently!! πŸ™‚

  3. Dawn April 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Cant wait for this!

  4. Mish Days Lee-Price April 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Those of the Other worlds watch and listen closely my friend After all you are writing their story and every bard is a historian, a prophet and a herald and you are the Lord Bard (or is that Bard Lord?)

  5. Char Lewis (Sumersolstyce) April 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I am looking forward to your new album very much indeed.
    I will be going out of town to be with my daughter for Beltane. Your music will be the soundtrack of our visit.
    Blessings
    /I\

  6. Storm Walker April 21, 2016 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    As a welsh pagan now living and working away from my homeland, i have a deep rooted sense of home, where ever i may travel i still feel connect to the land of my birth. Its a joy to know that you are revisiting the Mabinogion and interrupting it in your own style as Brads have done for centuries. I look forward with delight to the finished article and hope i enjoy it as much as your other work.

    Mae llawer o Bendithion
    Storm

  7. Dewi Hughes April 21, 2016 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Really enjoying hearing about the creation of this album, and the wonderful union between spirituality and creativity. Any chance of the trip to Wales being shared here? Or in the artwork of the album itself?

  8. Bob Thomas April 24, 2016 at 1:55 am - Reply

    looking forward to More Magic from you. Your Music to me is, so uplifting and precious. Gives me hope for the future.

  9. Sheryl. April 24, 2016 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Makes perfect sense to me, Enjoy the Journey along with your new or Old πŸ™‚ traveling companions. They will surely guide the way ,

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