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Book Review – The Assembly of the Severed Head by Hugh Lupton

Ok. I'm a Mabinogion groupie. Pretty much any book that has been written about The Four Branches is either sitting on my shelf, or is on a wish list. The journey I'm currently going through, recording the Four Branches in story and song has only made my

The Soundtrack of my Life – Teenage Kicks

So continuing this little series I now move into my teenage years. Man the late 70s/early 80s were such an exciting time to grow up when it came to music. I saw the excesses of Prog give way to the energy of Punk, then that morphed into

By |2018-09-20T11:57:22+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: A Little Fun, Fun, Just for Fun|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |11 Comments

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 138

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 138 Granite - Melanie Bresnan - http://melaniebresnan.com Hey Brother - James J Turner - https://www.jamesjturner.com Ashley Mortimer speaking on The Early Days of Wicca from Pagancon Preston - http://www.doreenvaliente.com April - Melanie Bresnan - http://melaniebresnan.com The Knarrs - Steve Thomason - https://soundcloud.com/sthomason-1/the-knarrs DruidCast

The Soundtrack of my Life – The Early Years (but a bit later…)

This is the second part of a short series of articles, the first can be found here. There comes a point when, although the music loved by our parents still influences us, we begin to notice our own tastes. This happened to me when I first began

By |2018-09-10T13:00:06+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: A Little Fun, Just for Fun, music|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

Interview about Y Mabinogi with Wyldwood Radio

On Monday night I had the pleasure of chatting with Herne from Wyldwood Radio about my forthcoming album Y Mabinogi - The Second Branch. At times our conversation veered off beautifully into some very interesting and unexpected places. I've known Herne for a very long time and

The Soundtrack of my Life – The Early Years…

I put a post out on my Facebook page and Twitter feed recently asking if there was anything people who read my blog would like me to write about. The response was brilliant and it's given me plenty to think about, so thank you for responding! One

Have you had any ‘unexplainable’ experiences?

I was listening to one of my favourite podcasts yesterday called Mysterious Universe. The guest was a retired CSI who had just finished a book about the supernatural experiences he and those who work in CSI Law Enforcement have had over the years. He recounted tales of

Y Mabinogi – The Blessing of Two Crows

Almost exactly a year ago I finished recording my last album Y Mabinogi - The First Branch. If you've heard it you'll know it was quite a different undertaking from my previous albums, and was both the culmination of one, and the beginning, of what would be

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 137

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 137 Die Rose - Corvus Corax - https://www.corvuscorax.de Medley Brun (Little Boy's Reel) - Le Vant du Nord - https://leventdunord.com/en/ Interview by Philip Carr-Gomm with Matt Baker - https://www.philipcarr-gomm.com/how-druidry-helped-create-a-successful-art-school-in-phoenix-arizona/ Be Still - Joe Hathaway - https://joeholtaway.com Treasures of the Cauldron - Arthur Hinds

By |2018-08-20T12:23:31+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: DruidCast|2 Comments

Thinking About – Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) is one of the 8 festivals that are held within the modern Pagan Wheel of the Year. It marks the first harvest - that being the wheat and barley within the fields that has grown from the green of the Summer Solstice, to the

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