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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

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

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 Verve, Sawing, the Awen, and Autumn

Time for an update on the new album. The first words were written in May when me and Cerri travelled to Wales and hired a beautiful cottage. I wrote of the experience here and during that week the Awen flowed freely as words fell onto the page.

The Story of Spirit of Albion – 2006

It would be impossible and wrong to write about my album Spirit of Albion and not include my band from the late 90s Spiral Castle. I wrote my first Pagan song, Tomb of the King, after attending a Druid ritual at the Newbury bypass demonstrations. I tell

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