Mabinogion

Book Review – The Assembly of the Severed Head by Hugh Lupton

Ok. I'm a Mabinogion groupie. Pretty much any book that has been written about The Four Branches is either sitting on my shelf, or is on a wish list. The journey I'm currently going through, recording the Four Branches in story and song has only made my

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

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

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.

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