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The Calm after the Snow Melt

The snow-capped mountains reach towards the blue sky, and as they do so the white begins to fall away. Rivers of melted snow rush downward and soon join as one with the river below. Soon the river is flowing so fast it's uncontrollable. It has a life

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 144

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 144 Diamond Fire - Burnt Paw - https://burntpaw.bandcamp.com Talky Bit - From AnderidaFest 2019 - Joanna Gilar - http://www.fabularosa.co.uk Run - Skald - http://skaldvikings.com Silver Antlers - Burnt Paw - https://burntpaw.bandcamp.com DruidCast theme - Hills they are Hollow - Damh the Bard -

By |2019-03-20T13:28:15+01:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Thinking About – What’s in a Name?

If you head to the far south west of the country you will eventually arrive in Cornwall. Travel further onwards and you will come to a left hand turning between Truro and Falmouth that leads to the small village of Devoran. Just opposite the school is a

From the Solstice to Imbolc

I confess that I have always found January to be the hardest month of the year. Named after the God Janus there is a real sense of things not quite beginning yet, with the God's faces seeing both back to the old year, and forward into the

Well hello 2019! Lovely to meet you!

Well hello again, and happy new year! I love the feeling of 'resetting' that happens with a new year. It really feels like I can put stuff behind me and move onto new things. I know in some ways it's just an arbitrary date, but it somehow

DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 140

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 140 The Gap of Dreams / Nia’s Jig / The Beekeeper - Altan - https://altan.ie The Talky Bit - The Anglo Saxon and Norse Runes - Suzanne Rance - http://www.suzannerance.co.uk Lady of the Lake - Lori Llyn - https://www.lori-llyn.com/index.html The Migration Medley -

By |2018-11-20T13:13:22+01:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: DruidCast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Y Mabinogi – The Second Branch – Open for pre-orders – Here’s the story of the album

So how did this all happen? The first thing to do was to delve into the scholarly work that had been done on the Second Branch of Y Mabinogi. The background research, the exploring, finding books old and new, the familiar thud as they fall through 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

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

I am lover, I am Father, I am Horned God and King

As he got out of his car the air was unseasonable warm. A hurricane, somewhere out to sea to the south west of the country was pushing warm air up from Spain. Apparently it would arrive early in the week, but right now he was grateful for

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