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DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 153

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 153 Pollen Path - Elana Low Interview with Kristoffer Hughes Mari Lwyd (The Grey Mare) - Carreg Lafar Mari Lwyd - Chris Wood DruidCast theme - Hills they are Hollow - Damh the Bard For further information about the Druid tradition.

Things haven’t been as quiet as the blog might suggest…

This week my mind has been occupied with very practical things. At midnight on Sunday tickets for the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids Special Summer Gathering went on sale. Or rather they should have gone on sale. I stayed up to press the button to make

By |2019-11-29T17:45:43+00:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: druidry, News|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 152

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 152 Uffington Hill - Playing Rapunzel - https://playingrapunzel.com September Morning Bell - SJ Tucker - https://skinnywhitechick.bandcamp.com No One’s Slave - Heathens All - https://www.facebook.com/heathens.all/ Song of the Meadow Lark - Space Goats - https://www.facebook.com/thespacegoats/ Spirit of Albion - Damh the Bard - https://www.paganmusic.co.uk

By |2019-12-05T12:52:54+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: |0 Comments

So How Do You Write A Song?

It's a question I've been asked many times but it's not something I've written about here on the blog so here goes! I'll admit it. I'm a melody and riff man. I like pretty much straight forward music with a hook in the chorus and a great

By |2019-11-08T12:06:39+00:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Bardism, music, song writing|Tags: , , , , , , , |5 Comments

The Old One was Here Early

A blessed release from the week's rain but the chalk still wet underfoot. Slippery too, as we walked along the old track to the South Downs. A blue sky battling with scattered clouds, and rooks sharing their wisdom on the wing, calling to those walkers below that

Samhain – The Ghosts walk among us once more

I remember when the ghosts seemed to be everywhere. Back in my childhood, before hand-held bright screens and cars, when the world was slower, riding my bike into town, past the old fire station next to the park. Old, dark, and empty. I used to pretend a

Y Mabinogi – The Third Branch – The Songwriting Begins

In my previous article, I wrote that the spoken word for Y Mabinogi, The Third Branch had been recorded. Some of you got very excited about that and asked me through PM when the album would be released, so maybe there was a little confusion about how

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 151

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 151 Miller’s Gin/Potato Anxiety - Damien O’Kane and Ron Block - https://purerecords.net/products/banjophony Kalahari Rain - James J Turner - https://www.jamesjturner.com Talky Bit - The English Magic Tarot - Andy Letcher - https://twitter.com/andyletcher See yourself in Nature - David Ellis - https://davidellisuk.bandcamp.com DruidCast theme

Y Mabinogi – The Third Branch – the Spoken Word is Done!

They were back on Sunday. The two crows. As I walked up the small incline that lead out of the field to the edge of the Adur river, there they were. Once more they landed before me, then took off, played on the wind, landed, walked a

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