Mabinogion

Y Mabinogi – The First Branch has given fruit

First considered 22 years ago. Started April 2016, and the finished CDs arrived just 30 minutes ago. I am one happy Bard. To hold the finished album in my hands, with Cerri's amazing artwork which has just brought the whole thing together. Well, it's emotional. If you

By | 2017-09-26T13:08:33+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Y Mabinogi|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |18 Comments

Y Mabinogi – The First Branch – Have a listen to a song!

Yesterday I opened the pre-orders for my new album, Y Mabinogi - The First Branch. The fruit of a journey that began back in 1995 when I wrote the song Oak, Broom and Meadowsweet, and planted the seed that ultimately has led to the first of four

By | 2017-09-12T10:29:43+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Categories: Y Mabinogi|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |15 Comments

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 – The First Branch – Trailer

Just before I went out to the Pagan Spirit Gathering my son made me this trailer for my new album as a birthday present. He left Solent University with a degree in film editing, but rather than go the conventional route he private messaged some large YouTube

By | 2017-08-03T10:06:46+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Mabinogion, Y Mabinogi|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |14 Comments

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

Y Mabinogi – A Week in the Studio

So the blog was quiet last week as I locked myself in my studio and spent the entire week focussed on the recording of Y Mabinogi - The First Branch. I finished most of the songs, with the final vocal to place on one, but the rest, done.

By | 2017-08-03T10:21:52+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Mabinogion, Y Mabinogi|Tags: , |8 Comments

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

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