mythology

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

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

Thinking About – Lughnasadh

Here in the Northern Hemisphere we are approaching the first harvest. The festival of Lughnasadh, or Lammas is raising its head and peering over the horizon. It's a bitter-sweet time for me on my yearly journey through the seasons. I've watched as the grey has turned to

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

Thinking About – The Holy Guardian Angel

I told this story on the blog nearly three years ago, but I've been inspired to tell is again. From that blog: When I was very young I got the Measles. I had a raging fever for a number of days and the doctors were quite worried about

Thinking About – Multiverses

A nice light topic for a Tuesday morning. As is often the case the talking stick session of our local moot has inspired me to write a blog post. Some people go down the pub to relax, watch a bit of Sky Sports on the big screen

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