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Thinking About – Samhain, Bones and the Ancestors

Samhain I still find it amazing how quickly after the Autumn Equinox the season takes hold. Maybe it's the angle of the Sun to the Earth but the shade of light blends with a touch of gold, whereas the Summer sunshine, to my eyes at least, sparkles

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

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

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

Y Mabinogi – The Second Branch – Recording and Guests

Apart from the latest episode of DruidCast the blog was quiet last week. That's because I had cordoned off the whole week to concentrate entirely on recording the songs for the Second Branch of the Y Mabinogi tales. First thing on Monday morning I stepped into the

Y Mabinogi – The Second Branch – Official Trailer

There comes a moment when any creative person feels that a project is honing in, moving forward to a point when they can see or hear the almost finished creation. When a sculptor sits before a lump of clay or a piece of stone, a painter before

Rhiannon – Mother and Great Queen

Way back in DruidCast history, on DruidCast episode 4 from August 2007 to be precise, there is a talk given by Professor Ronald Hutton on the history of the Pagan Horned God. It's his usual excellent presentation full of depth, entertainment, information, and humour, as is Ronald's

Y Mabinogi – The Second Branch – Deadlines and Tears

So another quick update on the progress of the next album for you! The news is that I am one song away from finishing writing the songs for the album. All of the spoken word has been recorded and edited, so once the final song is written

Y Mabinogi – The Second Branch – Update

I thought it was about time that I gave you all an update on the next album - Y Mabinogi - The Second Branch. I wrote the spoken word section late last year and was looking for the perfect time to record it all when the Beast

Story of the Song – Merlin am I

There are certain folk from the mythology of this little island that fill my heart. Taliesin, Arthur, Gwydion, Rhiannon to name just a few. Another is the figure of Merlin. I guess my first encounter with Merlin was in Disney's Sword in the Stone back when I

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