damh the bard

Facebook Live ‘House Concert’ Tonight

Hello my friends, This is just a little news update to let you know that I'll be going live tonight at 7.30pm UK time on my Facebook page to have a little chat, and to play some songs. These are very surreal times but thankfully the internet

By |2020-03-24T11:53:08+00:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: music, News|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

New Album Update – Y Mabinogi – The Third Branch

Well, my friends, it's nearly here. If you are a regular reader of the blog you'll know it was my intention, after releasing the Second Branch album, to write an album of music, but that was not to be. The Third Branch picks up from the moment

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

Tales from the Road – Paganicon – Thoughts on Paganism in the USA and the UK

Last weekend Cerri and I went to the USA. I'd been booked to play music and speak, and Cerri gave two workshops at Paganicon in Minneapolis. Our good friend Kristoffer Hughes had also been booked and it was lovely to be met by Kristoffer in the foyer

Tales from the Road – Announcements, Grasshoppers and Coming Home

Some of you may have seen the news from this weekend's Summer Gathering, but just in case you missed it, the link to the news is here. What a blessing to have such a moment handled with so much thought, care, and grace. An honour to be a

Tales from the Road – Coffee Houses, Operas and Roses

So we said our farewells to the BMWC and our friends from the Czech Republic, then hopped on a train from Prague to Vienna.  I live in the South of England so my relationship with trains is somewhat tainted by my experiences with Southern Rail. However, most

Tales from the Road – Fingers, Horns, Bras and Beer

Well, it's been a while... I've just got back home from a two week tour on the European mainland. Starting with 5 days in the Czech Republic at the BMWC camp, then onto Vienna for a concert there, and finally to the Netherlands for the OBOD International

Coffee with Damh

Every Monday at 8pm UK time Philip Carr-Gomm does a live broadcast from the Facebook page of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids called Tea with Philip. Hundreds of people from all around the world tune in and connect with a meditation, and then Philip will

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 132

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 132 The Wheel - Belthain - http://www.belthain.com Two Dragons - Zee Zee Birm - http://zzbirmingham.com The Talky Bit - Artist and Druid Cerri Lee from the OBOD Winter Gathering - https://www.cerrilee.com How the Sun God Lugh became the Master of all the Crafts

By |2018-03-20T09:50:28+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Story of the Song – The Cauldron Born

Many of us will remember that moment. We might have been walking through a woodland, standing on the top of a hill or mountain, seated beside a waterfall, or maybe simply walking in the centre of the city, but something changes. It can be like a second

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