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Thinking About – Prayer

I recently watched a program on the BBC called The Sacred Wonders of Britain. It was presented by Neil Oliver and had guests like my friend Ronald Hutton, all talking about aspects of Britain's past, and the relationship to its sacred sites. The first episode looked into

Tales from the Road: The English Ale

I'm writing this on the plane as we leave Adelaide and head towards Melbourne. I had planned to post a regular blog but things became really busy, really quickly! The English Ale festival was amazing. We started early joining a few of the Morris sides at the

Sources of Inspiration 2 – Places of Peace

The Quest for the Awen, yearning for those three sweet drops to fall upon my tongue, to open my eyes and see the world through the eyes of a poet is still a Quest that drives me every day. Nature is the world's most intoxicating drug and

Tales from the Road – To Mercia!

Last weekend me and Cerri went to the Mercian Gathering near Coventry. I had a gig on the Friday night, and Cerri had the opportunity to have a stall outside our tent where she could sell some of her artwork. Last year I had strained my back

From the Cauldron 9: Naked for all to hear

Well, the sample songs are up on my site, and I've placed one on my MySpace site too. That's it, it's out there. This is always a time when I have very mixed feelings - on the one hand I can't wait for people to hear the

From the Cauldron 8: The music is done

I'm sitting here listening to the finished new CD, The Cauldron Born. I thought I had so much more to do, but after Eala came over here on Friday night and put down her vocal on Willow's Song, I realised that all I had to do was

From the Cauldron 6: Willow’s Song

Yesterday I had the best afternoon of recording I've ever had. I decided to get on with my cover version of Willow's Song from the film the Wicker Man. I've been mulling over how to approach this song for a long time. The version in the film,