The Making of Sabbat – Forgotten, Never Be

This is part of a series of videos where I’ll be talking about the inspiration behind the songs from my new album. In this video it’s all about the song Forgotten, Never Be.

NB. In the video I connect the Wassail to February. Of course I meant January – just a mistake in the flow of thought.


By |2016-10-14T11:00:36+00:00March 26th, 2015|Categories: music|Tags: , , , , , , , |9 Comments


  1. Bronzewing March 26, 2015 at 10:46 am - Reply

    I’m totally jealous of Britain’s history and traditions. What have we introduced Aussies got? Getting pissed at BBQs, saying oi oi oi a lot, and thong-throwing competitions! Boooo! 😀

    • Damh the Bard March 30, 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

      And having fantastic road safety signs. My favourite was ‘Drink and Drive?’ Then a W with an anchor next to it. I love you Aussies so much!

      • Bronzewing March 31, 2015 at 9:03 am - Reply

        And we love you, Honorary Aussie Damh. 🙂 Hey, after a few listens round the album while I wrote my daily words today, I think Forgotten Never Be is coming in as an early favorite. Goosebumps!

  2. dean white March 26, 2015 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Lovely song, I always felt the same about celtic tradition that it is never really mentioned here in England, your comment’s about our English traditions has warmed my heart and made me realise we have fantastic heritage and traditions

    Thank you Damh

    • Damh the Bard March 30, 2015 at 10:32 am - Reply

      It takes a little searching but there is a huge wealth of English country folk tradition out there. It’s wonderful stuff.

  3. River Stone March 26, 2015 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    What a great song! And I love your enthusiasm for our traditions. I’m enjoying watching these video clips about your new album enormously. Cheers, Damh!

    • Damh the Bard March 30, 2015 at 10:33 am - Reply

      Glad you are enjoying them!

  4. SteveT March 27, 2015 at 11:06 am - Reply

    I’ve been enjoying these insights into where your songs come from. Thank you for posting them.

    Like you I’m fascinated by surviving (and restored) English traditions. I’ve posted this link before but Doc Rowe has a wonderful site which lists and gives some links to many of the seasonal traditions celebrated throughout the UK – but predominantly England. ( ) It’s well worth looking to see just how much is going on – and this doesn’t even include most of the Morris teams’ activities. I’d also put in a plug for the many singarounds and sessions that take place in pubs up and down the country (there’s at least one a week here in Devon) that keep the old songs and music (and sometimes here a bit of step dancing) alive. I believe that songs (mainly traditional but including some newly-written ones, not least yours!) do a fantastic job of keeping the memories of other times and other realms alive.

    (There’s one of mine here celebrating that idea – not very professional but surely it’s the thought that counts! )

    • Damh the Bard March 30, 2015 at 10:34 am - Reply

      Brilliant! Thanks for the links Steve!

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