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Y Mabinogi – The Second Branch begins

Hi my friends. Well, I hope you are all enjoying the new album. As I've said all along, the direction would be a little different and I was a little jittery about how it might be received, but I've been so pleased to see such amazing reviews.

Thinking About – Samhain

"It's the most wonderful time of the year..." The voice sings during the Christmas TV advert I will doubtless see this coming week, but I know for many of my friends this is actually their favourite time. It's not mine, but I totally get why it is

Y Mabinogi – Staying Faithful to the Tales

I remember being very excited when the first Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings film was announced. The only film experience of Lord of the Rings I'd had up until that point was the strange animated version from some years past. December came and I sat spellbound

By | 2017-08-25T10:10:47+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Y Mabinogi|Tags: , , , , , , , |12 Comments

Thinking About – Faerie, Fairy, and the Box of Woo

For the past eighteen months I've been immersed in an Otherworldly Journey. It started last April when Cerri and I took a working holiday in Wales. We booked a little self-catering cottage just outside Bala and there, in this tiny little space, I began typing away on

Y Mabinogi – Monasteries, Welsh Words, and a Screaming Guitar

I haven't posted an update about the new album since early May so it's about time I brought you up to date! The spoken word section is done. Recorded, edited, balanced, and dropped into the main recording. I've mixed down the recorded songs and dropped those into

Thinking About – The Holy Guardian Angel

I told this story on the blog nearly three years ago, but I've been inspired to tell is again. From that blog: When I was very young I got the Measles. I had a raging fever for a number of days and the doctors were quite worried about

Y Mabinogi – In Gratitude to the Christian Scribes

As I work my way through the process of creating this audiobook/musical/dramatised retelling of the First Branch of the Mabinogion I am becoming more and more thankful to the Christian scribe/s who wrote it all down. It's easy for me now to imagine those feet walking through

Y Mabinogi – Pushing the Boundaries of those Comfort Zones

If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll already know that my current recording project is quite different from anything I've attempted before. It is a spoken word, musical, and dramatic presentation of the First Branch of the Mabinogion. This has been something I've wanted to

Y Mabinogi – Welcome, Arawn

Every Monday morning I have a ritual. I go to my studio/workspace, light some incense, sit quietly, then shuffle a Tarot deck asking the question, "What are the trends I should be aware of in my life this coming week?" I continue to shuffle the deck, focussing

Stillness. And the Night of Misrule.

Although our house it still full of builders I can feel Autumn's blessed peace approaching. I have two more gigs this year, Witchfest International at the Brighton Centre in November, and Tenbury Mistletoe Festival in December, then no more gigs until the PF Devon and Cornwall conference in

By | 2016-10-27T10:50:44+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: druidry, Nature|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments
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