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CMP Special 43 Sussex Celts, Fairies & Folklore
Folklore, Fairies, Cold Iron of Sussex and Puck of Pook's Hill This is our biggest show ever! A real MONSTER of a show with an excerpt from the fascinating book, British Witch Legends of Sussex which you can get hold of from the publisher Country Books, a great story by Rudyard Kipling all about that tricky Fey, Puck and six pieces of great Fairy-inspired music. It's all topped off by two poems - including one poem read by our 9-year old Grand-daughter, Amielia! Full show-notes, details and Contributor pages over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/sussex Running Order: Intro 0:41 News & Views 2:05 Sussex Farms, Lore & Augury 3:10 Pica Pica by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch 6:17 Ecology and the 'Downs' of Sussex 9:09 Trip to Skye/Dance to your Daddy by Mike Gulston 14:15 British Witch Legends of Sussex, Pt.1 by Shaun Cooper 18:28 Celtic Tribes 23:37 Faerie Tale by Spiral Dance 24:35 British Witch Legends of Sussex, Pt.2 by Shaun Cooper 27:34 Scarborough Faire by Jenna Greene & Kellianna 39:57 All about the origins of Scarborough Fair 43:23 Cold Iron from 'Rewards and Fairies' by Rudyard Kipling 45:55 Shakespeare's Puck & Sussex Pharisees 1:21:39 Iron from Stone by Damh the Bard 1:26:00 Show Summary 1:33:56 Song of the Travelling Fairies by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch 1:39:57 Listener Feedback - Natasha 1:44:08 Fairies by Rose Fyleman 1:45:33 Outtakes 1:48:54 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x Released: 3rd April 2017, 1hr 51m It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe News & Views We bring you up-to-date with the progress of the website updates and let you know that the Scripting for Branwen, Daughter of Llŷr, is nearing completion. We also let you know that all of our shows are now hosted on the much more secure and speedier Libsyn servers, and the Shownotes pages can also be found there.   Pica Pica by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch Pica Pica is a song stitched together from Magpie rhymes. Fishe or Fowle is Kate and Corwen's new duo CD. It is a double CD with 25 tracks. Available now, as a physical CD from their website or to download from Bandcamp. They are musicians, instrument makers and workshop leaders who perform folk music and drama, recreate Ancient music and instruments, make crafts, run workshops for schools and demonstrate at museums and other events. You can find out more about these talented folks on their website or on our Contributor Page.   Trip to Skye/Dance to your Daddy by Mike Gulston This beautiful Medley is made up by Mike's version of Trip to Skye, that he has sped up to a Mazurka rhythm and a beautiful rendition of Dance to your Daddy. He has written his own extra verse to this traditional English folk song. Mike's new solo album, Barking, was released in May 2016, an eclectic collection of traditional and modern songs, ranging from totally silly to tragic, romantic and singalong. For more details about Mike, and his work with Blanche Rowen, see their website or our Contributor Page.   British Witch Legends of Sussex by Shaun Cooper The book includes over sixty Sussex witch legends, mostly in their original texts, and they are compared with witch legends from the rest of the country - so the book is essentially a comparative study of witch legends, albeit with a very strong Sussex emphasis. Other subjects covered are: Sussex fairy and Devil legends, and dragons, Roman roads, the origins and dissemination of witch legends, and so forth. You can see an interactive map of this area on Google Maps or download the KML file for Google Maps/Earth. You can find out more about Shaun and where to get hold of his book on our Contributor Page on with his Publisher, Country Books. We discuss which tribes might fall into the categories of Iron Age 'A', 'B' and 'C' Celts that are referred to in the reading. Although there are some discrepancies with the dating, the history does make sense when compared with the movements of the Atrebates, Catevellauni and Cantiaci tribes at the time of the Roman Conquest of Britain (A.d. 43). Our sources are: http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsBritain/BritainAtrebates.htm http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsBritain/BritainCatuvellauni.htm http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsBritain/BritainCantii.htm http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsBritain/BritainRegninses.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atrebates https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verica https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantiaci https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regnenses   Faerie Tale by Spiral Dance Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. With a combination of haunting vocals, evocative fiddle, intoxicating guitar riffs and groovy accordion lines, underpinned with potent bass and dynamic percussion, the band presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Enchanting melodies intertwine with mythical tales that are sure to captivate your soul, tease your mind and steal your heart, casting your spirit into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time. We are privileged to bring you the evocative track, Faerie Tale from their album Magick, for our Sussex Celts Show, and you can find the lyrics on their site. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on our Contributor Page.   Scarborough Faire by Jenna Greene & Kellianna Kellianna is an American Neo-Celtic singer and songwriter internationally renowned for her powerful performance of song and chant inspired by myth, magic, sacred places and ancient times. Jenna Greene, "The Greene Lady", is a weaver of musical myth and magic. With a voice that is both ethereal and soulful, she sings of ancient lore, finding wonder and following dreams. Scarborough Faire is just one of the heart-lifting traditional folk songs on the wonderful collaborative album, Traditions, by Kellianna. You can find out more about the Kellianna on her Contributor Page or more about Jenna Greene on her Contributor Page. We talk about the origins of the original Scarborough Fair and the significance of the Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme herbs.   Cold Iron from 'Rewards and Fairies' by Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), Puck of Pook's Hill (1906) and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If—" (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature, and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift". Rewards and Fairies is a historical fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling published in 1910. The book consists of a series of short stories set in historical times with a linking contemporary narrative. Dan and Una are two children, living in the Weald of Sussex in the area of Kipling's own home Bateman's. Bateman's, Sussex They have encountered Puck and he magically conjures up real and fictional individuals from Sussex's past to tell the children some aspect of its history and prehistory, though the episodes are not always historically accurate. Another recurring character is Old Hobden who represents the continuity of the inhabitants of the land. His ancestors sometimes appear in the stories and seem very much like him. The full text of Rewards & Fairies can be found on Project Gutenberg. For more details about Rudyard Kipling visit the Wiki Page or Kipling Societ's website.   Shakespeare's Puck & Sussex Pharisees We discuss how Shakespeare may have heard the folklore of Puck on his travels with the Elizabethan court. The local Sussex word for Fairies, Pharisees, comes from the double plural found in the dialect - 'fairies-ies' or 'pharisees'. "Then we have 'Puck' or 'Pook', which is derived from the Saxon word 'Puca', meaning a Goblin (Smith 1956 p.74). Both modern forms are common in placenames as will be seen later in this article, but also occurs as dialect description of fairies, but not just Goblins, which are seen as mischievous or nasty fairies (Simpson & Roud 2000 p.286). 'Dobbs' or 'Master Dobbs' is a name used for a house fairy that helps with the housework. If someone has been working harder than expected, it was often said of them that 'Master Dobbs has been helping you' (Parish & Hall 1957 p.31)." [Sussexarch.org]   Iron from Stone by Damh the Bard This song, Iron from Stone, is inspired by the earlier song, Scarborough Faire. Damh tells us: "Scarborough Faire is an amazing song. Such a wonderful melody and lyric that tells of all of the impossible tasks a human woman would need to achieve to be with a man from Elfland. But I began to wonder… "These wonderful folk songs have been left us by anonymous writers from years ago and have been sung ever since. But is there another story behind Scarborough Faire? What about that songwriter from years ago? What inspired them to write such a song? So I thought I would tell that story." Damh the Bard You can find his music on iTunes, or from his website, Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor page on our website.   Cold Iron by Rudyard Kipling Puck, Dan & Una "Cold Iron" is a poem written by Rudyard Kipling published as the introduction to Rewards and Fairies in 1910. In 1983, Leslie Fish set the poem to music and recorded it as the title track on her fifth cassette-tape album.   Song of the Travelling Fairies by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch Song of the Travelling Fairies is a Manx lullaby collected in 1930 by Mona Douglas from Caesar Cashin who said that after each verse there used to be a little dance imitating the movements of the particular bird named. It comes from Fishe or Fowle - Kate and Corwen's new duo CD. It is a double CD with 25 tracks. Available now, as a physical CD from their website or to download from Bandcamp.   Listener Feedback from Natasha in Portsmouth We play some Audio feedback from Natasha in Portsmouth who recommends the lovely music of Lisa Thiel.   There are fairies at the bottom of our garden by Rose Fyleman, read by Amielia Rose Fyleman (1877–1957) was an English writer and poet, noted for her works on the fairy folk, for children. Her poem There are fairies at the bottom of our garden was set to music by English composer Liza Lehmann. This classic, famous and iconic poem first appeared in her book, Fairies and Chimneys, in 1917. It is read here by our 9-year-old grand-daughter, Amielia who makes her reading debut on our Show!   Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows Contact Us: You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe Email us at: garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com. Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow, Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth), Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow)   Help Spread the Word: Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :) If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet! Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Special Thanks BertycoX, for Rain in a Desert from Film'O Graf. See the Contributor Page for details. Armolithae, for Endless Blue from Artanis and Journey from Beneath the Iron Star. See the Contributor Page for details. Kenjiakira, For all the children of the earth from Azur Requiem. See the Contributor Page for details. Julien Boulier, for Dogen Poignance from Erable and Remanence Prisme from the album Remanence. See the Contributor Page for more details. Pascal SER'JACOBS, for Realité virtuelle from the album Confusion. See the Contributor Page for more details. Keltoria, for The Gathering Storm from the album Lia Fail (Stone of Destiny) and Hollow Hills from Beyond the Wildwood. See the Contributor Page for more details. XCyril, for Max s'introduit chez Zeger et commence a fouiller from the album Alter Ego. See the Contributor Page for more details. Esgi, for Dawn of Mind, from the album Echoes in Time. See the Contributor Page for more details. Victor Stellar, for Kaleidoscope. See the Contributor Page for more details. VS, for Libera from Libera. See the Contributor Page for more details. Flavio Simone, Absence infini from Orchestrale. See his Contributor Page for more details. Adragante, for Harmonies from Harmonie Cosmique. See the Contributor Page for more details. Tolen, Free Play Music   For incidental music: Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details. Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise. See the Contributor Page for more details. Jigger, Time Ticks Away. See the Contributor Page for more details.   For our Theme Music: The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details. Additional Sources OBOD And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!   Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music (in Alphabetic order) Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page. Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page. Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page. Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page. The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page. Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page. Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page. Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page. S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page. Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page. SaveWe finish off by wishing you 'Hwyl Fawr', which is Welsh for 'Goodbye and have fun'!     Save Save Save Save Save Save Save
CMP Special 42 2016 News Update Show
Music and News about what we have been doing! We bring you a Special music show and some news about what we have been doing while we were away, what our plans are as well as 6 amazing pieces of music and a superb piece by Professor Roland Rotherham about St. Nectan, the Cornish saint. Running Order: Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston 2:26 Katie Nicholas & Cernunnos Rising 7:00 Celia 12:08 Roland Rotherham 18:09 Kate Flecther & Corwen Broch 35:27 Julia Ecklar 42:29 Damh the Bard 49:28 We mention the Professor's other appearance on our show at http://celticmythpodshow.com/ladiesofthegrail We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or leave us a message using Speakpipe   1. Northill May Song & Mwynen Mai by Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston A pair of May Carols. The custom of 'going Maying' included leaving hawthorn blossoms at your beloved's door on May Day morning (assuming you hadn't been out in the woods with her all night). 'Mwynen Mai' (Gentle May) is a jolly little polka with our freshly translated English lyrics. (from The Dance Goes On liner notes) Buy The Dance Goes On from Bandcamp   2. The Fairy Glen by Katie Nicholas & Cernunnos Rising Katie Nicholas, the youngest daughter of George Nicholas from Cernunnos Rising, is the lead vocalist on this beautiful new track, The Fairy Glen. Born and bred in Liverpool, Katie (20) moved to London at the age of eighteen as an integrated ad-designer (JWT London) and pursues her music as a country-pop singer/songwriter, runs Busy Bee - an online community helping independent artists create a “buzz”, plus more alongside her 9-to-5; with the aspiration to do her passion full-time. [source] You can find out all about Katie and her work, including her superb album, Dizzy, on her website.   3. Song For Ireland by Celia Celia's album, Fire in the Head, is a compilation of some of the finest Irish songs. She adds her unique style to the presentation of classic Irish music, and you can hear her track Song for Ireland in this show. You can get hold of Fire in the Head from Bandcamp or CD Baby.   4. Sacred Falls: Saint Nectan & the Legacy of the Dragon by Professor Roland Rotherham St. Nectan's history, the legends of his almost endless family and the sacred site of Nectan’s Glen, holding as it does the beautiful ‘Falls’, are explained in this narrative together with a possible link between Saint Nectan’s family and the warlord who may be attributed to the later legends of King Arthur. The book also deals with the history and legends of many of Cornwall’s other sacred wells and springs. You can buy Sacred Falls from the St. Nectan's Waterfall Online Shop.   5. The Laily Worm & the Machrel of the Sea by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch Kate & Corwen met in the 10th century playing at a medieval banquet. Their compatible collection of ancient reed instruments inspired love at first parp.The fact that they also had similar collections of Finnish pop cemented the relationship. Since meeting they have walked pilgrimages to Spain, across Norway, rebuilt Kate's narrowboat and played lots of music. They are currently recording their first duo CD, Fishe or Fowle. You can find out more about Kate & Corwen on their website or on their Contributor Page.   6. Native Son by Julia Ecklar Native Son is a song about a sheep-dog. Stepping out into a pasture of sheep is like pushing the membrane between two worlds. The dog starts to shiver violently at the first whiff of musty wool. The shadows, the wind, the turn of your head and the force of the dog's silent gaze is part of a cacophony of pressures that push or bounce against each other. You can sense where to push against these masses of energies to make the sheep and your dog move ina direction you choose. The ability to feel and see these energies is stitched into your dog's DNA. You don't teach him how to use this knowledge - he teaches you. It's why he was made, and all he wants to do. (From the CD liner notes] Buy Horsetamer from Prometheus   8. Forgotten, Never Be by Damh the Bard Forgotten, Never Be is a song about the traditions and customs that we cherish in our cultures. It is a masterful piece from Damh's most recent album, Sabbat. This new collection of songs harks back to Spirit of Albion and The Cauldron Born. The anthems have a folk-rock feel, and the ballads have even more depth and meaning. The inclusion of the classic folk song Scarborough Faire and a cover of Lady in Black by Uriah Heep makes this an album that will surely please old and new fans of Damh’s music alike. You can get hold of Sabbat from CD Baby. Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows Contact Us: You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe Email us at: garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com. Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow, Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth), Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow)   Help Spread the Word: Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :) If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet! Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher   Special Thanks For our Theme Music: The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details. Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music (in Alphabetic order) Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page. Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page. Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page. Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page. The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page. Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page. Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page. Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page. S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page. Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page. We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!   Save Save
CMP042 A Mother's Worry, A Mother's Pride
What really happened to Pwyll & Rhiannon's child? Part 13 and the final episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogion story. Pwyll's long-time friend, Teyrnon has beaten off the Monster from the Deeps and has discovered a beautiful baby boy wrapped in silks left in its wake. He and his wife decide to rear the child, but what of the misery of Rhiannon? In this episode, Teyrnon makes a decision and we finally discover what really happened to Pwyll and Rhiannon's child. This episode is also the 13th and final episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi. Running Order: Intro 0:37 Recap 4:17 Story 5:05 Listener Feedback - Marco 25:38 Promo - CUUPS Podcast 27:45 Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston 29:21 Hoodie Competition Results 33:17 All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/firstbranch13 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us Speakpipe
CMP Special 41 A Pint and a Chat with Spiral Dance
We go to the Pub with the fantastic Australian band - Spiral Dance! This is the first of an irregular series of informal interviews that we'll be holding as the opportunities arise, and our first is a superb, epic Show with the fabulous Australian band, Spiral Dance. In this show, we all meet up at the pub and talk about where they have come from, how their Spirituality comes out in their music and what their plans are for the future. With five fantastic pieces of Spiral Dance magic, this is a great chat and includes a surprise appearance by some extra special guests! Spiral Dance's Contributor Page Running Order: The Holly Lord ('Woman of the Earth') 2:41 The Gathering ('Over the Nine Waves') 26:26 Cerri Lee join us 51:43 Damh the Bard joins us 1:01:43 Fae Dance ('Through a Sylvan Doorway') 1:01:51 Through a Sylvan Doorway ('Through a Sylvan Doorway') 1:17:53 Wicker Man (single) 1:33:25 Promo - Christy Jackson Nicholas (travel books) 1:42:02 All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/firstbranch13 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x Released 22 Jul 2015, 1h 43m,97Mb It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, Speakpipe
CMP041 Of Sea-Monsters and Golden Hair
A Prize Mare suffers a horrific fate every May Eve! Part 12 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion. We shift our attention now to the Kingdom of Gwent and its' Lord, Teyrnon, who has a terrible problem with his Prize Mare. At the same time as young Pwyll and his Bride, Rhiannon, are being punished for the 'alleged' crime that Rhiannon has committed, Teyrnon and his wife are deciding to end the unspeakable horror that comes upon the Horse every year as she tries to give birth at Beltane. What comes next is a huge surprise..! This episode is also the 12th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi. Running Order: Intro 0:40 Recap 3:27 Story 4:22 Listener Feedback - Ben 25:38 Duncaron Competition 18:45 Promo - Story Archaeology 20:48 Cernunnos Rising 22:29 Thanks for iTunes Reviews 26:01 All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/firstbranch12 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe
CMP040 Betrayal in the Nursery
Can Pwyll & Rhiannon provide an heir to the Kingdom? Part 11 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion. Doubt begins to enter the minds of the people of Dyfed as their Lord and his Lady show no signs of producing an heir. The High Council of Druids put pressure on Pwyll to divorce his Fairy Bride and take a more 'fruitful' woman to his bed! This episode is also the 11th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi. Running Order: Intro 0:41 News & Views 2:30 Scarborough Faire by Damh the Bard 3:53 Recap 8:20 Story 9:00 Listener Feedback - Chris 31:35 Promo - Live Wire! Podcast Radio with Savvy 34:30 Sabbat by Damh the Bard 22:29 Thanks for iTunes Reviews 26:01 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x Released: 21 Mar 2015, 43m, 42Mb It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, Speakpipe
CMP039 Prophecy of the Druid
When the happy couple return to Dyfed, they hear an unexpected prophecy! Part 10 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion story. Pwyll and Rhiannon are finally married and enjoying the feasting in the Halls of the Otherworld. It is not too long before Pwyll and his Companions get homesick for the land of their Birth. Pwyll and Rhiannon decide to head back to Dyfed and an unexpected prophecy! This episode is also the 10th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi. Running Order: Intro 0:26 News & Views 1:43 Recap 2:45 Story 3:25 Listener Feedback - Timothy 24:23 Song of Amergin Chant 25:00 Wickerman by Spiral Dance 27:17 Thanks for iTunes Reviews 35:13 More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x Released: 26 Aug 2014, 38m, 35Mb It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe
CMP Special 40 Druid Special #2
Part 2 of our Interview with Philip Shallcrass, Head of the British Druid Order In the second of our unique Druid Interviews, we bring you the second half of our interview with the Head of the British Druid Order, Philip Shallcrass, aka Greywolf. He talks about Druidry, the BDO's Distance Learning Courses, the Ogham, the World Drum and much more. The show also contains 6 fantastic pieces of music, including one by Philip himself which he wrote for his three sons. Truly, an interview not to be missed! More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: News & Views 1:56 New album by The Dolmen 2:15 Four-Cornered Castle Songbook by Damh the Bard 2:41 New album by Phil Thornton 3:22 500 Tub Thumbs by Pandora Celtica 4:52 Interview 1 with Philip Shallcrass 8:49 The Green Man by Jonathan Kershaw 27:47 Interview 2 with Philip Shallcrass 34:15 The Lament of Miach by the Bards of Fodla 52:07 Interview 3 with Philip Shallcrass 54:25 Willow by PerKelt 1:01:02 Interview 4 with Philip Shallcrass 1:06:34 My Sons for Evermore by Philip Shallcrass 1:27:09 Listener Feedback - David 1:32:35 Under a Beltane Sun by Damh the Bard 1:34:19 All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/druidspecial2 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x Released 26 Apr 2014, 1h 43m, 95Mb We love haring from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe
CMP Special 39 Druid Special #1
Part 1 of our Interview with Philip Shallcrass, Head of the British Druid Order In a ground-breaking show for us, we bring you the first part of an interview with the Head of the British Druid Order, Philip Shallcrass, aka Greywolf. He talks about Druidry, the Order, how he discovered his Path and he even tells us how he got the name 'Greywolf'. The show also contains 4 fantastic pieces of music, including one by Philip himself which re-tells his encounter with the Anglo-Saxon God, Woden. An interview not to be missed! The second half of this interview will be in our next Special show, SP40 Druid Special #2! More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: News & Views - Sacred Wells by Roland Rotherham in Druidcast #84 2:01 The Fith-Fath Song by Damh the Bard 3:18 Interview 1 with Philip Shallcrass 10.07 The Ancient Ones by Kellianna 27:51 Interview 2 with Philip Shallcrass 32:05 Song at Wodnesbeorg by the Philip Shallcrass 50:26 Listener Feedback - Sean 54:24 The Four Seasons by Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston 56:27 All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/druidspecial1 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x Released 10 Apr 2014, 1h 2m, 57Mb We love your feedback, please email us at garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe
CMP038 Apple Orchards and Wedding Feasts
Can Pwyll regain his Faerie Bride? Part 9 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion story. Having been tricked at his own wedding feast, Pwyll returns to Dyfed in deep depression. There he has to wait for a year before he can return to the Otherworld. Only then will he see whether Rhiannon's plan will work and he can regain his Faerie Bride. But tricking the tricksters is never an easy task! In this episode we see exactly what happens when Pwyll returns on that fateful day! This episode is also the ninth episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi. More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: Intro 0:40 News - Well found at Portsmouth 1:33 Recap 3:10 Story 3:57 Listener Feedback - Helen 22:51 Promo - Irish Fireside 25:53 Thanks for Donations 28:15 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x Released: 6 Mar 2014, 30m, 28Mb It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe
CMP Special 38 Winter Music Special 2013
Holiday Special Music Show for Winter 2013 For our holiday treat this year we have an astounding 11 wonderful pieces of music! We might even manage to slide a quick poem into the show, you never know! From the time of Samhuin to the Winter Solstice, the time of deepest dark, winter just seems to go on and on. We hope to bring you some warmth and good cheer in this show, and for those who are moving to the height of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere, let's bring on the Party Season! Running Order: News & Views 1:55 The Wild Geese New Pentacle Drummers album Samhuin - Phil Thornton 4:12 The Dreaming - Damh the Bard 13:37 Summer's Farewell Medley - Spiral Dance 19:54 Kan An Awen - Dom Duff 31:26 The Winter Queen - Vivienne Tufnell 35:45 While The Green Man Sleeps - Phil Thornton 35:45 The Oak & Holly Kings - The Dolmen 39:40 Childhood Blessing - Psicodreamics 44:17 Witches' Tree - Cernunnos Rising 48:36 Oh Tannenbaum - Kellianna & Jenna Greene 53:17 War Cry - Pentacle Drummers 58:40 The Parting Glass - Celia 1:08:43 Auld Lang Syne - The Harp Twins 1:04:53 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com Speakpipe   1. Samhuin by Phil Thornton A keen sorcerer of sonic visions, Phil Thornton has written and produced over 30 solo albums - with world wide sales of over 2 million - since beginning his musical odyssey in the early '80s with the group 'Expandis' (a unique artists collective best known for their innovative use of electronic sound). Phil's first two ambient albums 'Cloud Sculpting' and 'Edge Of Dreams' both topped the 'New Musical Express' New Age chart and are now widely acclaimed as classics of their genre. One of his amazing signature albums, Solstice, is featured in this show which opens with the evocative sounds of the powerful piece Samhuin. We hear his gentle track, While the Green Man Sleeps, accompanying the poem later on. You can find Phil's music on iTunes, or from his website. You can find out more details about Phil and Expandis on his Contributor page or on this website.   2. The Dreaming by Damh the Bard This song, The Dreaming, is a powerful and personal tale of his relationship to the land of his birth, Albion, and the new land of his heart, Australia. It tells us of the magic of the land and the people in the way that only Damh the Bard can sing a tale alive with his music. You can find his music on iTunes, or from his website, Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor page on this website.   3. Summer's Farewell Medley by Spiral Dance We are privileged to bring you their glorious medley, Summer's Farewell / Bo Mhin Na Toitean / Idbury Hill from their latest, superb double album, Through A Sylvan Doorway. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on our Contributor Page.   4. Kan An Awen ('The Song of Awen') by Dom Duff We are very proud to bring you his Kan An Awen (Song of Awen) in this show. The song comes from his album Roc'h and is his tribute to the Awen, or the Muse, that inspires us all. Below are his lyrics in Breizh (the Breton language) as well as his English translation. Kan An Awen Daoust ha klevet 'peus bet anv, Deus Kan an Awen ? A c'hwezhe warnomp e miz Even A c'hwezhe da groc'hen. Awen ro dimp skrijadenn vras C'hoant karantez, c'hwezh, al liv, ar blaz Gwad a sav er gwez, nerzh an amzer Taolomp hor pouez dindan ar sioulder. Ruilhomp hor c'horfoù war al leton, Pe harpomp ouzh ar voger dirazomp Santet 'peus flouradenn an Awen Awen Mezheven o tremen Song of Awen Do you know the song of the Muse The one that fired us in June The one that fired your skin ? Muse, give us the great thrill, the desire for love, for breath, for colours, for taste. The sap rises in the trees Let us stuck our bodies in silence Let us roll the grass Or let's lean against this wall. Have you heard about the song of the Muse, the Muse of June who goes by And goes by again. You can find out more about this super and enthralling artist and where to get hold of his fantastic music on his Contributor Page or find out more on his website.   5. The Winter Queen by Vivienne Tufnell Vivienne Tufnell is a superb novelist and blogger who writes some very evocative poetry as well. The Winter Queen is a poem full of the gentle traceries of Winter, frost and Ice and conjures up images of icicle-laden trees and fields of snow. A lovely poem which you can find on her blog at Zen and the Art of Tight-rope Walking. You can find out more about Vivienne's superb books and where to find them on her Contributor Page. Image for Winter Queen: The Bridesmaid by Sir John Everett Millais.   6. While The Green Man Sleeps by Phil Thornton We are proud to feature Phil for the second time in this show as he provides the wonderful accompanying music for the poem, The Winter Queen by Vivienne Tufnell. You can hear the superb track While The Green Man Sleeps from his album, Solstice. You can find out more about Phil's wonderful music and services on his website or more details on his Contributor Page.   8. The Oak & Holly Kings by The Dolmen Every so often, a band comes out of the Celtic heartlands, takes the musical audience by the throat and shakes it hard. And guess what, it’s about to happen again. The ever popular Celtic Folk-Rock scene in the UK has served up a real rough diamond, THE DOLMEN, a gig-hardened bunch of piratical rebel-rousers from the clan-lands, whose music and live performances have become the stuff of tribal legend, being both unique and very addictive. In 2011 they take this raw energy to mainland Europe. We are very proud to bring you a track from their superb album, Winter Solstice, celebrating the changing of the Seasons, The Oak and Holly Kings. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website at The Dolmen or on our Contributor Page.   9. Childhood Blessing by Psicodreamics Psicodreamics is the ambient music project of Spanish musician Salva Moreno mainly inspired by mythology, fantasy tales and legends. His music is inspired by mythology and fantasy creating a rich sanctuary showing a haunting and mysterious sounds, covering many genres like ambient, new age, goth and chillout. Here you can hear the gentle wonder of children in his beautiful track, Childhood Blessing from his latest album, Christmas Compilation. You can find out more about Salva's beautiful music on his Contributor Page or find out more on his website.   10. Witches' Tree by Cernunnos Rising You can see and get hold of some of George's wonderful artwork on his brand new website at George Nicholas Creations. In this show you can hear his wonderful song, Witches' Tree, from his magical new album Urban Druid, which really starts to get the Springtime sap rising. George has such a powerful voice that it cannot fail to stir your blood! You can find out more about Cernunnos Rising on their website or here, on their Contributor Page.   11. Oh Tannenbaum by Kellianna & Jenna Greene Kellianna is an accomplished musician and performer worldwide. Her CD's, Lady Moon, I Walk with the Goddess, Elemental and The Ancient Ones are being recognized around the globe as a must have for any lover of Goddess inspired folk music. Jenna Greene from her brand new album, Traditions. Learn more about Kellianna on her website or on her Contributor Page.   12. War Cry by The Pentacle Drummers We are incredibly proud to bring you a preview of the brand-new Pentacle Drummers album, Rolling Thunder with their powerful track War Cry. This is a limited edition with only 100 copies up for grabs! Get it while you can at the Pentacle Drummers Store. You can find out more about these amazing performers on their Contributor Page or on their website.   13. The Parting Glass CMP Special 38 Winter Music Special 2013 Holiday Special Music Show for Winter 2013 by Celia In this show you can hear the wonderful track, The Parting Glass, helping us sing out the old year. This track comes from her lovely album, The Bard of Armargh whcih is a tribute to Tommy Makem. You can find her music on iTunes, Bandcamp, ReverbNation or CD Baby or from her website, Celia Online. You can find out more details about Celia on her Contributor page on this website.   14. Auld Lang Syne by The Harp Twins Identical twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt are multi-talented professional duet harpists and Film/TV/Commercial actors. Known as the “Harp Twins”, Camille and Kennerly perform internationally as a dynamic acoustic and electric rock Harp Duo. In this show we are proud to bring you their version of the old classic, Auld Lang Syne which they recorded as a gift for the New Year Holiday this year. Thanks you Ladies! You can find out more about these talented twins on their website or our Contributor Page.   Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows Contact Us: You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe Email us at: garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com. Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow, Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth), Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow)   Help Spread the Word: Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :) If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet! Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher   Special Thanks For our Theme Music: The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details. Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music (in Alphabetic order) Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page. Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page. Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page. Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page. The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page. Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page. Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page. Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page. S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page. Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page. We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!   Save Save
CMP037 Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace!
Can Pwyll regain his True Love? After a magical meeting with the beautiful and mysterious Rhiannon, a magical Lady riding a powerful White Horse, Pwyll falls deeply in love. They arrange to marry after a courtship lasting a year-and-a-day in the Otherworld Palace of her father, Hevaydd Hen. Hevaydd the Ancient, first ruler of Dyfed and now a powerful ruler in the Fae realms. Pwyll anxiously waits for the year to pass and still tells no one of his plans. Now it is Beltane - time for feasting and match-making and Pwyll gathers his Companions to seek for his own Match! This episode is also the 8th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed and carries on with the second half of that Branch - the story of his encounter with Rhiannon. More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: Intro 0:42 News - King Arthur & Arthuret 1:28 Recap 2:43 Story 3:34 Listener Feedback - Symbian 26:24 Promo - Standing Stone & Garden Gate 30:33 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x Released: 15 Dec 2013, 34m, 31Mb Always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe
CMP036 To Ride A White Horse
Pwyll meets a mysterious Lady In the first episode of the second half of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed we find out that it has been three long and glorious years since Pwyll journeyed to Annwn and became firm friends with Annwn and his own kingdom is just beginning to shown signs of strain. It has been hot with fine weather for so long that the possibility of drought is becoming a real threat. Pwyll has not taken a Queen and produced an heir and the people fear that the land is suffering from his lack of fertility. Pwyll, however, has other things on his mind... This episode is also the 7th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed and the beginning of the second half of that Branch - the story of his encounter with Rhiannon. More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: Intro 0:40 News - Shinewater Lake 1:35 Recap 4:36 Story 5:21 Listener Feedback - Oxana 29:57 Promo - Between the Earth & Stars 32:25 Thanks for Donation 33:35 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x Released: 2 Nov 2013, 35m, 33Mb Send us your feedback! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe
CMP Special 37 2013 Faerie Festival Special
Come with us to Fairyland as we go to our first Fairy Festival This is the first Special Report that we have ever made after going to a Faerie Festival. We camped for three days with some lovely people, saw some incredible bands and browsed among some really great market stalls. In this show, we are going to try and bring you a taste of that Festival with a few little interviews with some of the guests we met, some of the stall-holders but mostly with an amazing 12 pieces of music! This is going to be a monster show - but we hope you have as much fun listening to it as we had at the festival and get a feel for how much fun these Faerie Festivals are! More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: Intro 0:40 Festival Intro 1:01 The Drunken Drummer by Flutatious 2:06 The Oakwood Song by Willow's Drum 9:09 Interview with Faerie Folk - our friend Emma! Moss - Beck Siàn 15:12 Chat with Spyros of Daemonia Nymphe 20:31 Dance of the Satyrs - Daemonia Nymphe 21:07 A Leaf Falls... - Kim Thompsett 26:23 Interview with Kaos Blacksmiths 29:40 Kuku - Inta Africa 32:16 Sands of Time - Jaime Black 36:29 Interview with Dragons & Unicorns 43:17 Andrasta by Jonathan Kershaw 45:34 Interview with Faerie folk - Gary Andrews of The Spirit of Albion film 52:35 Dou Way Robin - Serpentyne 54:20 Interview with Seventh Heaven 1:00:01 In The Belly of An Ice Giant - Ash Mandrake 1:03:35 Interview with Julia Arts 1:10:00 Gypsy Mist by Spriggan Mist 1:14:02 Interview with Wicca Woman 1:19:55 Celtic Farewell - ROxIRcLE 1:22:02 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x It's always great to hear from you! Email us at garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe   Our family at the Festival   The Magical Faerie Festival & the Magical Times organised by Matthew Callow The Festival's 2013 Line-up The Magical Faerie Festival is organised by the Magical Times Magazine and the multi-talented Matthew Callow. This year's Festival took place in Findon, West Sussex but next year's is scheduled for May and is to be sited on a super camping site in East Sussex (click the photo to the left for more details). The Magical Times Magazine is an ethically produced, professionally printed, full colour quarterly publication produced in the United Kingdom and distributed worldwide! Its content is unlike any other magazine and its creators strive to provide the reader with uplifting and inspirational in-depth articles on nature, health and well-being. Click here to see the details for the Festival in 2014 and click the images to see them in more detail! The Magical Times Magazine Each page is uniquely illustrated in full colour and is printed on eco-friendly FSC certified paper using vegetable based inks. It is an immense love and appreciation of nature which fuels the production of The Magical Times. You can find our more about the Magical Times Magazine on their website (with Issue 14 now available) and the Magical Faerie Festival, with details about the 2014 schedule and Early Bird ticket discounts, on the Faerie Festival website. Click the picture for a larger image.   Drunken Drummer by Flutatious Flutatious 2 Flutatious are a feisty, Celtic, psy-folk band. Blending soaring melodic flute, flying fiddle, spacey guitars and groovy beats. What an astounding, rhythmic and extremely moving set we saw with Flutatious! Such an innovative band and we hope to bring you much more from them in the future. Michelle, Stella, Andy, Bill, William (and the Colonel!) pictured right on the Isle of Skye, make up the Celtic inspired band that you can hear in this show. We are very proud to bring you their fantastic dancing song, the Drunken Drummer from their second album, Flutatious 2, in this show. You can find out more about Flutatious on their Contributor Page or visit their website for more details.   The Oakwood Song by Willow's Drum Tales from the Oak Wood Willow’s Drum are singer song/writers Mark Barnard; founder member, lead vocalist and guitarist of the Essex based folk/rock band Medicine and Lyz Le Fay; a classically trained vocalist and pianist. In this show you can hear their beautiful track, The Oakwood Song from their album, Tales from the Oak Wood. You can find out more about Willow’s Drum on their Contributor Page or visit their Facebook Page for more details.   Moss by Beck Siàn Unfurling Beck's mother is Welsh, and her father was born in England, but is from an Irish family. With Welsh and Irish blood, it seems only natural that Beck was going to be drawn to all things Celtic – everything from the Celtic artwork and mythology, Druidic reverence for nature and trees, tales of banshees, wraiths and faeries, to the musical instruments and haunting singing-styles. There is definitely a strong Celtic thread in Beck Siàn’s music – even when singing Australian songs and modern compositions. Related to English singer Kate Bush, it was her influence and artistic inspiration (as well as having a talented artist for a father) that sparked Beck's own desire to dance, sing and create. So we're incredibly proud to be able to bring you this astounding example of her music, with Moss! Be transported along with us into strange and fey realms.... You can find out more about Beck Siàn and where to get hold of her fantastic music on her Contributor Page or on her website.   Dance of the Satyrs by Daemonia Nymphe What a performance, what stage presence and what an astounding sound! Demonia Nymphe are in a class of their own! Daemonia Nymphe is an esoteric ensemble formed in Greece. Their founder, Spyros Giasafakis, is the first artist worldwide to compose and perform improvisations on ancient Greek instruments, such as Kithara, Lyra and Varvitos, handcrafted with design and materials authentic to their epoch. Accompanied by Evi Stergiou and others they provide us with a complete audio and visual spectacular that really does evoke the Satyrs and Fauns of Elder Times! You can find out more about this amazing and entrancing group and where to get hold of their fantastic music on their Contributor Page or find out more on their website.   A leaf falls.. by Kim Thompsett Kim Thompsett was probably the first Fae musician we ever featured on our show, way back in 2008! So, we are really pleased to offer her a huge welcome back with her beautiful Harp and a gentle, romantic track called A leaf falls.. Kim Thompsett is a musician and songwriter living and working in the South East of England. She plays guitar, flute, native American flute and zither. Her songs have an escapist quality which evokes the England of old with hints of Celtic, medieval and the classic folk artists of the ‘60’s and 70’s. You can find out more about Kim's beautiful music on her Contributor Page or find out more on her website at last.fm.   Kaos Blacksmiths Interview Sarah and Ross from Kaos Blacksmiths say that "Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalogue. Ross is the former blacksmith to the Duke of Buccleuch at Drumlanrig castle in Scotland and now lives and works in Kent - working only using wind, sun and human power." Teaspoon Ring "All of his work is unique and made to order so each piece you order will differ slightly. This shop is only a small selection of what we make so if your looking for something and cannot find it, feel free to contact us. We also offer basic blacksmiths courses at £110 per person per day which includes all materials and lunch." See one of their beautiful Teaspoon rings to the right. You can find out more about Kaos Blacksmiths and see more of their wonderful metalwork on their website.   Kuku by Inta Africa Inta Africa was created to unite people of different nationalities, faith, and age, using music to create an experience that not only bonds but is creative, stimulating and above all fun. Our drum workshops are high energy, fast moving and suitable for beginners as well as experienced drummers. We hold 100 High quality west African Djembes and Djun Djun. We also have a host of other percussion to be played along side. Out of our workshops a high impact stage performance was born. A small selection of the drums they brought with them for us to use! Gary finally gets to do some drumming! Nice shot of new friend Pete to his left and a great Pixie in the background! You can find out more about their powerful beats and superb workshops (they can cater for up to 80 people, I think!) on their Contributor Page or find out more on their website.   Sands of Time by Jaime Black The Wishing Well What a beautiful sound! Jaime's entrancing Sands of Time can be heard in this show. Jaime Black is a singer songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Jaime independently released her first album, The Wishing Well, in August of 2011. Jaime's unique vocal sound instantly draws you into a place where imagination meets reality. Acoustic guitars, reverb drenched vocals... Her ethereal songs transport the listener to a dreamscape filled with vivid images of world's past and present, beckoning you to stay with her for a while... You can find out more about Jaime's beautiful music on her Contributor Page or find out more on her website.   Dragons & Unicorns Interview Dragons & Unicorns, Photo by Lunaesque We stopped for a chat with A.J. and Steve from Dragons & Unicorns. They say: "Dragons & Unicorns is a made to order costumers based in the UK. Set up in 2006 by myself, "A J" Machin and my daughter Natalie, the company was created after we met Richard Taylor & Tania Rodger, co-owners of Weta Workshop, at the Fellowship Festival in 2005. Richard and Tania were very impressed when they saw Steve dressed in King Théoden's war armour which we had built and said that we were "incredibly talented people". This was all the inspiration we needed to create and re-create costumes for like-minded people, at affordable prices. " The rest.. as they say.. is history! You can find out more about these amazing costumiers on their website.   Andrasta by Jonathan Kershaw Bizarre Tales "'Too medieval to be folk; too folk to be rock; too rock to be medieval...!' Jonathan is a guitarist/songwriter originally from Yorkshire in northern England but now based on the south coast. Although known in various areas for his rock playing, he has quietly been applying his talents to an altogether different sound. In his early 20s, Jonathan relocated for a number of years to Somerset in the Southwest of the UK. This was quite a rural area and provided his first insight into folk and Celtic style music. Andrasta (Andraste) was the Romano-Celtic goddess of war. Her name means the "Invincible One". Andrasta was a patron goddess of the Iceni tribe. It was said that Boudicca, the British warrior queen prayed to Andrasta, before going into battle the against her Roman foes. It is believed that the goddess received human sacrifices. [source] Queen Boudicca by John Opie Acoustic Goth A quick mention that both Jonathan Kershaw and Beck Siàn are touring together with a collection of their music with a Beautiful Ghosts and Bizarre Tales tour! Jointly coming from musical backgrounds in rock, classical and traditional Celtic music, Beck and Jonathan create a supernatural and melancholic soundscape with siren-esque vocals to suit. Visit their site at Acoustic Goth to find out more. You can find out more about these amazing performers on their Contributor Page or on their website.   Ave Mater, Dou Way Robin by Serpentyne Stella Splendens Serpentyne mix mediaeval songs and dance tunes with contemporary beats... songs in Occitan, Old French, Old English and Latin create an exciting and magical atmosphere. Driving salterello and estampie dance rhythms from mediaeval Europe are combined with Maggie's voice and instruments such as hurdy-gurdy, cittole, harmonium and keyboards. What a superb and engaging performance they gave us - the whole audience was on their feet! Here you can listen to Ave Mater Dou Way Robin, which is based on an original 13th/14th Century piece! You can find this superb track on their enchanting album Stella Splendens. You can find out more about these amazing performers on their Contributor Page or on their website.   Seventh Heaven Interview Annie from Seventh Heaven We spoke to Annie Whittaker from Seventh Heaven and she told us that at Seventh Heaven we source our products as ethically as we possibly can. We buy from friends and contacts around the world that help them and their communities. Annie is a Shamanic Practitioner, trained by Eliana Harvey at Shamanka School of Woman's Shamanism in Dorset, England www.shamanka.com. She is a clairvoyant medium and teacher of spiritual development. You can find out more about Annie, her services and the wonderful gifts she sells on her website at seventh-heaven-online.   In the Belly of an Ice Giant by Ash Mandrake Footprints from a Tribal ID Ash is a totally unique and thoroughly engaging performer. He has us spellbound with his intricate music built up using his specialist, self-designed guitar (with a wiring loom to make Mercedes-Benz proud!) and multiple loop-machines to add vocal layering. He built up songs that were almost operatic in scope (along with a unique version of Shine On, You Crazy Diamond which can be found on YouTube!). We were also lucky enough to see him perform a soulful duet of 'Vincent' with Beck Siàn! Ash's studio and Live work are focused differently. The stage show is about entertainment. The studio work is about making art. The live show incorporates hats, stories, comedy, loop machines, a double necked guitar and theatrical engagement with the audience. All soundscapes are built live without the use of backing tracks. Choice of genre is wide ranging and eclectic. The show brings together covers and originals in sets which are carefully crafted to move through changes in energy and emotional states, leaving the audience on a high. The best introduction to the amazing range of this avant-garde Fae Bard, Ash Mandrake is this video that he made to explain how his performances work. Here you can see how his sound is built up live - as well as have an introduction to his Top Hats!   Julia Arts Interview Julia Arts Body-painting JuliaArts offer a range of services from Portslade based artist and face painter Julia Harris and her friends. Art, beauty and playfulness are good for everybody and can be part of every day and any day; From party entertainment or 'having a go' at an art evening, to creating and capturing something memorable...Whether you are flamboyantly creative, or quietly appreciative you can now find out all about the photographers and friends, face painting and treasures, photo shoots and party packages becoming available through JuliaArts and the publications and places we appear in! You can find out more about Julia, her services and the wonderful things she and her team can do on her website. The amazing face-paint that Debz did for Ruthie Debz says: I received such good feedback that I decided to give it a go for a living with Debz Faces. I have been painting professionally now for around 8 months during which time I have painted at children's parties, adult parties, wedding receptions & corporate events. Our beautiful daughter and grand-daughter!   Gypsy Witch by Spriggan Mist Soul Retriever The rocking sound of Spriggan Mist can be heard in this show with their awesome track, Gypsy Witch. Folk Rock band Spriggan Mist are a group of accomplished musicians backing up the crystal clear voice of Max and the deep warm Earthy vocals of Baz as they mingle beautifully to take us on an ethereal journey. their music brings to life a world of traditions and magic which is often dark and sinister.... It is all that is familiar to us but which nonetheless stirs something within us that is not only less familiar but can at times take you beyond the constraints of this world. They are a pagan, Fae, Celtic band with a rocking background that sets your foot tapping! Their new album, Ghostly Tales, is set for release and it looks like a corker! You can find more about Spriggan Mist on their Contributor Page or on their website.   Wicca Woman Interview Pixie and John travel the Festival circuit bringing an astounding range of beautiful clothing to Festival go-ers! They stock all sixes up to size 32 and Pixie is always ready to lend help and advice where needed - a lovely lady! John gives her much needed backup when things get busy - lol :) They don't have a website sadly, so just keep your eyes open for the 'Wicca Woman' sign as you travel around and say that Gary & Ruth from the Celtic Myth Podshow said to say 'Hi'!   Celtic Farewell by ROxIRcLE Night of the Vampires Roxircle is an alternative folk-rock band based in Totnes, Devon; formed in 2006 by vocalist Deanna Royle and guitarist Dave Morris. Inspired by their shared interest in British folklore and a fascination with the supernatural; they began writing and recording songs in their own home studio. An amazing, high-energy band with a knack for writing songs that just won't leave your head! Check out their Celtic Farewell in this show as a superb example. We're proud to let them sing us out in style! ROxIRcLE with Emma They had a mystery bassist with them at the Faerie Festival! 'Brother Carl' stepped in for Ruby, the band's normal bass player. Pictured above is a picture of the band with our friend Emma (in her pink wig!) after they had wished her Happy Birthday! Such kind folks :) You can find more about ROxIRcLE on their Contributor Page or on their website. Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows Contact Us: You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe Email us at: garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com. Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow, Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth), Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow)   Help Spread the Word: Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :) If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet! Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher   Special Thanks For our Theme Music: The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details. Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music (in Alphabetic order) Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page. Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page. Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page. Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page. The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page. Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page. Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page. Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page. S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page. Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page. We hope you enjoyed the show and with all of our Fae blessings, Gary & Ruthie xxx       Save Save
CMP035 Of Kings, Friends and Magic Pigs
Will Pwyll survive his encounter in the Land of the Dead? In the final episode of the first half of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed we tie up all the loose ends and find out whether Pwyll has fulfilled his promise to Arawn or whether Arawn still has a trick or two up his sleeve. We find out what happens when Pwyll returns to his homeland, the beautiful Dyfed, and discovers how the Grey Lord has ruled his country while he was away. Finally, we discover the truth behind the Magic Pigs... This episode is also the 6th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi and continues the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed. More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: Intro 0:40 News & View - Faerie Festival 1:23 Recap 3:03 Story 3:36 The Dragonborn Comes - Malukah 25:43 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x Released: 11 Aug 2013, 30m, 28Mb It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe
CMP Special 36 2013 Spring Equinox Show Pt.2
Music, fairies and Celtic Maidens! This is the second half of our super show celebrating the Spring Equinox and Ostara! We've got another 4 great pieces of music, a charming piece from a book by W.B. Yeats called Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry (and published in 1888!) about the Fairies and a man called Frank Martin who has 'The Sight' and our amazing story by Ceri Norman from her superb book, Celtic Maidens. You'll hear a great poem by Rick Allen, as well as music by SJ Tucker, Damh the Bard, the Connemara Stone Company and James Olin Oden! We also announce the winner of the Competition for the Celtic Twist CD, The Visit, that we set in CMP SP34, the Imbolc Show. More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: Intro 0:40 The First Shoots of Spring - James Olin Oden 2:13 The Trooping Fairies & the Tale of Frank Martin - W. B. Yeats 7:50 The Rabbit's Song - S.J Tucker 23:04 Blodeuwedd by Rick Allen 27:00 Celtic Maidens - Ceri Norman 28:58 Atholl Highlander - Connemara Stone Company 52:26 Competition Results 56:44 Oak, Broom & Meadowsweet - Damh the Bard 58:10 Thank you for your donation, Nick 1:03:02 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x We love your feedback! Email us at  garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe   The First Shoots of Spring by James Olin Oden Samhain's March: A Winter's Journey James Olin Oden is singer/songwriter of Celtic and Americana music out of Raleigh, NC. Does it move the heart or cause the foot to stomp? If so, then James Olin Oden plays it. With me it's always been about what moves the heart. The songs I sing are compelling stories whose telling must be told over and over again. The stories range from dark acts that should not be forgotten to the silly revelries that we should never forsake. My hope is that as my heart is moved by the music so too may yours be moved. Sláinte Mhór...James James Olin Oden plays Vocals, Classical Guitar, Bodhran, Bones, & Whistles. We are privileged to bring you his superb track, The First Shoots of Spring, which comes from the album, Samhain's March. You can find out more about James on his website or on his Contributor Page.   The Trooping Fairies & the Tale of Frank Martin by W. B. Yeats W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) This superb and charming piece comes from an anthology of Irish folklore, edited by W. B. Yeats in 1888 called Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry. Many of these stories are from books which are archived at this site; some are from books which have yet to be converted to etext or now-rare source material. He selected many of the best (and often funniest) tales from other writers such as Lady Wilde, Croker, Lover, Hyde, and Carelton. Yeats wrote introductory material and notes to many of these stories. William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Yeats was born and educated in Dublin, but spent his childhood in County Sligo. He studied poetry in his youth and from an early age was fascinated by both Irish legends and the occult. Those topics feature in the first phase of his work, which lasted roughly until the turn of the 20th century. His earliest volume of verse was published in 1889 and those slow-paced and lyrical poems display debts to Edmund Spenser, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the Pre-Raphaelite poets. sheeogue sidheóg deenee shee daoine sidhe Book of Armagh Tuatha De Danān slooa-shee sheagh sidhe Marcra shee daoine maithe lepra-caun Ballisodare Plain-a-Bawn pooka A brief sample of "A Pretty Maid Milking her Cow" by Black Dog Boonzy can be heard in this piece, as can two harp pieces by Turlough O'Carolan played by Darren Raleigh (see below). Another brief sample of the pipes heard in the ancient tune of "Lough Erne Shore" by Andy Irvine and Paul Brady can also be heard where mentioned in the text. You can find the full text of the book on the Sacred Texts website and this piece at Trooping Fairies.   The Rabbit Song by S. J. Tucker Blessings Fans of all ages come to see SJ Tucker for more than just the stories she weaves into her songwriting -- her musical talents are second to none. Her style is classified, at times, as "Celtic Blues", while her instrumental and vocal talents earn comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams, and Jeff Buckley. Not confined to one type of song or another, SJ spans opera, chant, and rockergrrl, employing deft guitar hands and the bluesy, powerful voice of a 300lb gospel singer--finely contained in a petite frame which earned her first band the name 'Skinny White Chick' by accident. An incredibly prolific writer, SJ Tucker has composed over 130 original songs and independently produced six full-length studio albums. SJ Tucker started on the road with her first album in 2004, and she is taking the nation by storm -- on her own power -- state by state. We are really proud to bring you her Rabbit's Song from her album Blessings, a powerful exploration of totems and the Trickster just perfect for Ostara. You can find out more about Sooj on her website at sjtucker.com or on her Contributor Page.   Blodeuwedd by Rick Allen The Inconstant Bard An immortal voice and talent. The lyrical, bardic poetry of a Celtic warrior and spiritual seeker, this recording of Rick Allen's unforgettable voice, accompanied by the musical gifts of The Constant Cohorts, brings the listener back to the days of yore when Druids thrived, the Green Man freely roamed the land, passionate Love was a path to the Mysteries, the Muse was a Lady in White, “. . . and men were true.” This is Rick's own Tribute to the Maiden of Flowers, Blodeuwedd. Please visit our Contributor page to learn more about Rick Allen's story.   Celtic Maidens by Ceri Norman Celtic Maidens From a young age Ceri Norman's love of mythology and history has inspired her. After gaining a degree studying History and English, Ceri worked in libraries and museums sharing this love with the people she met. Seeing the pleasure that books and history gave, Ceri started writing fiction that people of all ages could enjoy and relate to. As a deeply spiritual person she prefers her writing to have a spiritual and mystical flavour. Celtic Maidens is a supernatural tale of love, lives & obsession set against the dramatic scenery of the Welsh Mountains. Celtic Maidens tells the story of Siân Derwyn whose life holds few pleasures except for her friends, her interest in local folklore and the standing stones until the day that Ryan Ackley arrives in her remote Welsh village. Learn more about Ceri Norman on her website or on her Contributor Page.   Atholl Highlander by Connemara Stone Company Original The Connemara Stone Company (CSC) are a Celtic Folk Rock and Folk Rock Band from Germany. They have now been together since 1995. In this period of time they have advanced from a Local Band to a fairly well known Band in the Celtic Folk Rock scene. Their main strength is in their ability to entertain a wider public with their own style of Celtic music in a modern Folk Rock style, appealing to all generations and a audience that are not only folk fans. Their ever increasing fan base comes from all walks of live and various tastes in music. This great, high-energy, track - Atholl Highlander - is from their brand new, 2013 album, Original, released on St. Patrick's Day. Find out more about the CSC on their website or on their Contributor Page.   Atholl Highlanders Atholl Highlanders The Atholl Highlanders at Blair Atholl Castle, Bank Holiday Weekend 2007 - YouTube video. Teaspoon Ring   Oak, Broom & Meadowsweet by Damh the Bard The Spirit of Albion Damh is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality, and love of folk tradition, is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry. Drawing on the Bardic traditions his performances are both entertaining and educational, weaving a tapestry of myth, peace, and anthems that speak directly to the heart, but never without a good splash of humour. This beautiful track, Oak, Broom & Meadowsweet, comes from Damh's third CD - The Spirit of Albion; a superb album that captures the full range of this master's talent. You can get hold of Damh's new album Antlered Crown & Standing Stone from iTunes, CD Baby or his website at Pagan Music. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor page on this website.   Competition We announce our Celtic Twist Competition winner!   Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows Contact Us: You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe Email us at: garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com. Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow, Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth), Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow)   Help Spread the Word: Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :) If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet! Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher   Special Thanks   For Incidental Music Daphne Quigley-Freund and Tom Bradfish, for Eamonn an Chnoic (Ned of the Hill) from their album Aoibhneas. See our Contributor Page for more details. Darren Raleigh, for his tracks Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady and Planxty Irwin from his album Silverwheel. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details. áthas, for their track Boys of Tandragee and Tuesday Mornin from their album áthas. See their website or our Contributor Page for more details. Celestial Aeon Project, for Suspicion from Empire. See his Contributor page for more details. Evan, Rever... Peut-etre... Pt.4 from his album Rever... Peut-etre.... See the Contributor page for more details. DJ Fab, Strike from the Sky from the album Best of 2006-2009. See the Contributor page for more details. Zero Project, for Missing from his album, Celtic Dream, Distorted Reality from the album Earth. See his website or the Contributor Page for more details. Xcyril, for the track Amazones versus Valkyries, from his album Coeur Martial and Reverie from his album Musiques pour film. See his website for further details of check out his Contributor Page. VVS Music for Daemon Hunters. See his website for further details of check out his Contributor Page. Victor Stellar, for Glacial Epoch from his 2008 Singles. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details. Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details. Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details. Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.   For our Theme Music: The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.   Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music (in Alphabetic order) Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page. Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page. Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page. Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page. The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page. Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page. Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page. Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page. S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page. Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.   We hope you enjoyed the show and with all of our Fae blessings, Gary & Ruthie xxx     Save Save
CMP Special 35 2013 Spring Equinox Show Pt.1
Stones in Ireland align to the Spring Equinox This is the first half of our MONSTER show celebrating the Spring Equinox and Ostara! Be prepared for 4 super pieces of music, a fascinating piece about the Loughcrew Passage Tomb that shows that the Iron Age Celts regarded the Spring Equinox as significant, a wonderful Ostara piece by our resident bard, Chris Joliffe and as a super, special surprise - a listener submitted story! And this is only the first part! The next part of the show will be following hot on its heels! :) More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: Intro 0:40 News & Views 3:14 Into the Green - Spiral Dance 4:55 The Loughcrew Passage Tomb - Voices from the Dawn 11:06 Call of the Wildwoods - Brocc 25:23 Ostara's Hare by Chris Joliffe 31:59 Brighid's Flame - Kellianna 37:33 The Hero of Avalon - Zachary Hare 41:37 Avalon Is Risen - Leslie Fish 1:10:42 Promo - The Magical Faerie Festival 1:16:39 Thank you for donation - Birgir 1:19:04 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe   Into The Green by Spiral Dance The Quickening Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. With a combination of haunting vocals, evocative fiddle, intoxicating guitar riffs and groovy accordion lines, underpinned with potent bass and dynamic percussion, the band presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Enchanting melodies intertwine with mythical tales that are sure to captivate your soul, tease your mind and steal your heart, casting your spirit into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time. We are privileged to bring you their moving track, Into the Green, which comes from the album, The Quickening. The album, The Quickening, with all of its songs about the Quickening of Life withing the Earth, won the Most Outstanding CD Release for 2006, in the South Australian Folk Awards. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor Page.   The Loughcrew Passage Tomb by "Voices From The Dawn" Cairn H and the Hag of Beare (An Cailleach Bhéara) Sliabh na Caillíghe constitutes a Neolithic necropolis, a passage-tomb cemetery with some evidence of at least thirty tombs, the grandest concentration of such monuments in Ireland. Over the centuries scores of others may have been destroyed with no trace remaining. Cairn T (pictured above) can be seen in a Virtual Reality tour on the Voices from the Dawn website. This is the Cairn that is illuminated by the Sun at the time of the Spring Equinox. Equinox illumination at the end of the Tomb The Hag of Beare The folktales of the ancient Hag of Beare were the stories that greeted Conwell, John O’Donovan, and Jonathan Swift before him.  Other translations of "The Hag of Beare" can be found on Voices from the Dawn. The Hag's Chair The Hag's Chair (pictured above) has a deeply-incised cross carved into its seat was noted by Conwell as a nineteenth-century trigonometric mark, although others have claimed it to be an artifact of the monument’s use as a “Mass rock” during Penal times. Carvings on the front of the Hag's Chair You can visit the Voices of the Dawn website or follow them on Facebook. You can also find out more about the project, and Howard Goldbaum, on our Contributor Page.   Call of the Wildwoods by Brocc 13 Moons Brocc came into being over the summer of 2008 - a product of gales and rain in the woods and a badger who came to stay and has become our symbol. The songs we weave tell tales of myth and legend and the old beliefs of our lands and peoples. Our music is timeless, evocative of earlier, simpler times. The instruments reflect our love of forgotten timbres - we play English & Swedish bagpipes, woodwinds and recorders, the medieval hurdy-gurdy, mandola and laùd, and a host of percussion. Brocc's songs and tunes are mostly original, with some traditional material in our own distinctive arrangements. This beautiful track, Call of the Wild Woods, is a superb example of their style and versatility and comes for their latest album, 13 Moons. You can find out more about Brocc on their Website or on our Contributor Page.   Ostara's Hare by Chris Joliffe Chris Joliffe Chris is an amazing bard whose talents cover both story and poem as he explores mythic realms with his evocative words. He has kindly given us permission to use some of his amazing stories and poems in the show and we're sure that you'll love them just as much as we do. In this show, you can hear his arousing story, Ostara's Hare celebrating the coming of the Dance of the Spring Goddess with the eternal Trickster, the moon gazing hare! Don't forget to check out Chris' Contributor Page to find out a little more about him.   Brighid's Flame by Kellianna Elemental Kellianna is an accomplished musician and performer worldwide. Her CD's, Lady Moon, I Walk with the Goddess, Elemental and The Ancient Ones are being recognized around the globe as a must have for any lover of Goddess inspired folk music. Her live shows are a combination of acoustic guitar songs and chants to the God and Goddess. Brighid's Flame: "I starting writing this at Imbolc 2009 and finished Imbolc 2010. This is one of my favorite harmonies ever!" Learn more about Kellianna on her website or on her Contributor Page.   The Hero of Avalon by Zachary Hare Zachary Hare "I'm different than most guys. Chivalry, honor and romance are very much alive in me. I'm a BIG FAT IRISH ITALIAN and DAMN PROUND OF IT. I'm a comic book geek and a theatre geek. I'm a christopagan. Someday I hope to be a professional actor." Names used in the Story Arthur Lady Boireann Madadh Allaidh Joden   Avalon is Risen by Leslie Fish Avalon is Risen Finally, a recording dedicated to Leslie Fish's most inspired bardic and Pagan songs. These songs serve up myth and magic, and Leslie's unique sense of wonder and humor. Includes a stunning 32-page color lyric booklet, crafted by Celtic illustrator Bradley Schenck. Introduction by noted fantasy author Diana L. Paxson. Producer Kristoph Klover strove to make this Leslie's most finely crafted recording yet, and we hope you'll agree!  The title piece – "Avalon is Risen" – was written by Isaac Bonewits, founder of the Ár nDraíocht Féin. You can find out more about Leslie on her website or here, on her Contributor Page.   Promo - The Magical Faerie Festival The Magical Faerie Festival We bring you a Promo for this year's Magical Faerie Festival which is going to be held in Findon, West Sussex, UK on the 10-12th May and we are going to be there!! We hope to be making a special show introducing you to the artists, the ambience and the faeries! Then we'll be able to tell you what goes on at these fantastic events! The Organisers say: This years festival features our largest line-up of live music and entertainment yet. All of which is included in the price of your festival ticket! Live Music Inkubus Sukkubus, Pythia, Daemonia Nymphe, Flutatious, Serpentyne, Spriggan Mist, Beck Sian, Matthew Callow, Ash Mandrake, Fay Brotherhood Cernewoda, Roxircle, Jaime Black, Kim Thompsett, Willows Drum, Inta Africa, Jonathon Kershaw + more!   Competition We ask for just a little more patience, we announce our Celtic Twist Competition winner in the second half of our Spring Equinox Holiday Special, SP36 - coming soon!   Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows Contact Us: You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe Email us at: garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com. Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow, Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth), Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow)   Help Spread the Word: Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :) If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet! Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher   Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends   Phil Thornton Solstice We are proud to feature Phil in this show as sets us on the right track for Spring with his track Awakening played during the Loughcrew piece, from his album, Solstice. You can find out more about Phil's wonderful music and services on his website or more details on his Contributor Page.   Keltoria Shadows & Stone We are pleased to be able to bring you a superb piece by Keltoria, Edge of Magik and After the Storm from their album, Shadows & Stone in our Loughcrew piece. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.   Special Thanks   For Incidental Music Enemy in Disguise, The War is Not Lost, Winner's Smile from Free Stock Music. Project Divinity, for Ethereal Awakening from his album Divinity. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details. Philippe-Aubert Gauthier, for his track Le Pendaison from his album La Plaie. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details. eNoz, for his track Xe Om from his album Nuits de Glace. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details. Jaime Heras, for his track Este Valle de Lagrimas for his album, Album de Fotos. See his website or our Contributor page for more details. AKAJULES, for Grieve from the album, Intrusion. See his Contributor page for details. Armolithae, for Ignition from Artanis by See the Contributor page for more details. Grégoire Lourme, for Bike Chase from his album The Bourne Ultimatum. See his Contributor Page for more details. Zero Project, for The Ride of the Dark Knight from his album, Fairytale 2, and Nocturne from the album Autumn Prelude. See his website or the Contributor Page for more details. Flavio Simone, for Happy Moment from the album Differences. See the Contributor page for more details. Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details. Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details. Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.   For our Theme Music: The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.   Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music (in Alphabetic order) Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page. Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page. Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page. Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page. The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page. Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page. Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page. Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page. S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page. Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.   We hope you enjoyed the show and with all of our blessings, Gary & Ruthie xxx   Save Save
CMP034 A Debt is Repaid
Pwyll prepares to enter a battle to the death! In the last episode, Pwyll had started his battle training with Arawn's Knights, defended the Kingdom of Annwn from strange, Brutish invaders and learned a valuable lesson from Arawn's beautiful Queen. In this episode, after a year of preparation and waiting, he gathers his forces and travels to the Ford between the Worlds. There, he will meet with Hafgan the Summer-White, the King of the Land of Summer and face him in a duel to the death. Only one will walk away. Will Pwyll be able to meet up to Arawn's hopes and expectations? This episode is also the 5th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi and continues the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed. More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: Intro 0:41 News & View - Ancient Britain and the Atlantic Zone 1:14 Recap 3:35 Story 3:55 Promo - NODCast 22:47 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x Released: 3 Mar 2013, 27m, 26Mb We love hearing from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe
CMP033 Courting A Favour
Our hero enters the Land of the Dead and meets its Queen In the last episode, Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, wearing the shape of Arawn, sees many strange marvels and finally gets to meet the Great Queen herself. In this episode, he starts his battle training with Arawn's Knights, defends the Kingdom of Annwn from invaders and is forced to seek a favour from Arawn's beautiful Queen. This episode is also the 4th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi and continues the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed. More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: Intro 0:41 News & View - Podcast Awards 1:15 Recap 2:50 Story 3:36 Listener Feedback - Simon 29:08 Listener Feedback - Carole 31:16 Promo - Mary Jones 32:01 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x Released: 17 Feb 2013, 34m, 33Mb Send us your feedback!  Email us at garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe
CMP Special 34 2013 Imbolg Brighid Show
Welcome in the Springtime with us in this unique Holiday Special dedicated to Brighid. We dedicate this show to the Goddess and Saint Bridget with 8 fantastic pieces of music, along with a wonderful Prayer to Brighid from our resident bard, Chris Joliffe. We've got a fantastic piece about Oimelc (Imbolg) by Ellen Evert Hopman from her book, Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore along with some superb information about Bridget's Cloak by John Willmott of Celtic Ways. We top all of these wonderful goodies off with a great Competition to win a fabulous Celtic Twist CD. More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: Intro 0:42 Brighid - Damh the Bard 3:05 Bridget's Song - Celia 9:05 Brighid - A Prayer for Imbolc - Chris Joliffe 12:53 Brigid - Jenna Greene 17:05 Sidhe Beag, Sidhe Mor - Celtic Twist 23:19 Celtic Twist Competition 27:35 The Festival of Oimelc - Ellen Evert Hopman 28:47 Imbolc (Time of Great Potential) - Cernnunnos Rising 38:08 Brigid's Cloak - John Wilmott 42:30 Brighid - Kellianna 57:01 The Quickening - Spiral Dance 1:01:41 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe   Brighid by Damh the Bard Antlered Crown & Standing Stone Damh's new album is a superb compilation of spiritually uplifting songs about the Celtic Gods. This wonderful song to Bridgid crosses all boundaries in recognising the many facets of this Goddess and Saint. As usual, Damh has brought us a completely new channel to the ancient and magical powers that dwell within our Ancient and Sacred Lands. You can get hold of Antlered Crown & Standing Stone from iTunes, CD Baby or his website at Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor page.   Bridget's Song by Celia Bridget Songs (With Karaoke Tracks) Celia is a singer, songwriter, actress, and storyteller who dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly and the sacred. She is an amazing multi-faceted artist. From powerful, heart-felt vocals to wacky comedic improvisations, you honestly never know what will happen with Celia on stage. Think Enya meets Tori Amos meets Gilda Radner. An amazing chant-like song that builds to a tremendous climax, Bridget's Song was only available as a free download from ReverbNation, but can now be obtained as part of a wonderful compilation of Bridget Songs from Bandcamp. You can find her music on iTunes, Bandcamp, ReverbNation or CD Baby or from her website, Celia Online. You can find out more details about Celia on her Contributor Page.   Brighid - A Prayer for Imbolc by Chris Joliffe Chris Jolliffe Chris is an amazing bard whose talents cover both story and poem as he explores mythic realms with his evocative words. He has kindly given us permission to use some of his amazing stories and poems in the show and we're sure that you'll love them just as much as we do. In this show, you can hear his beautiful prayer, Brighid - A Prayer for Imbolc celebrating the coming of the Springtime Goddess accompanied by a beautiful track by Celtic Twist called The Visit. See below for more details about the Celtic Twist competition. We hope to bring you much more of Chris in the future and in the meantime check out his Contributor Page to find out a little more about him.   Brigid by Jenna Greene Wild Earth Child Jenna Greene is a Celtic Pagan singer-songwriter and harpist. Her songs are inspired by hope and healing, following bliss, nature mythology, the law of attraction and the little miracles in everyday life. She believes that music, nature and ritual are an empowering combination. Deeply influenced by the works of Joseph Campbell, she has studied world mythology and weaves these universal themes into her music. She has just released her second album Wild Earth Child, which she describes as “an ecstatic celebration of Nature’s dance.” It is a collection of mystical melodies and uplifting lyrics set to joyful rhythms. Brigid: "The Celtic mythology of Brigid embodies the powers of healing, inspiration, protection, compassion and transformation. Her name means "Bright Queen" or "Exalted One" because she was associated with the sun and bringing the light that vanquishes all darkness." Jenna can be found on Myspace, but her own website provides lots of useful information. You can find out more details about Jenna on her Contributor Page on this website.   Sidhe Beag, Sidhe Mor by Celtic Twist (Phil Holland) The Visit Celtic Twist are Phil Holland and Dave Palmley. Phil, a Celtic harpist/singer/songwriter, is of Irish and Scottish origin, rooted and educated in Celtic music and western classical music. Dave is a prolific and eclectic British singer/songwriter/guitarist. His music, is principally rooted in pop/folk/rock, but draws also from many other influences, all of which can be heard in his song writing and instrumental compositions. Together they make up Celtic Twist and bring a unique, evolving and thoroughly addictive Twist to the Celtic music genre. Each song is evocative of ages past, with harp, fiddle and guitar mongst many other instruments moving us to realms of magical vision. Here you can hear two wonderful Harp tunes played by Phil: Sidhe Beag, Sidhe Mor and The Fairy Queen. You can find their music on iTunes, CD Baby, or from their website, Celtic Twist. You can find out more details about Phil and Dave on their Contributor page on this website. The answer to the Competition can be found on the Celtic Twist website at http://hollandandpalmley.wix.com/html_celtictwist.   The Festival of Oimelc by Ellen Evert Hopman Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore We are very proud to be able to bring you a small secton from this wonderful book by Ellen. Names used in the Excerpt Oimelc Candlemas Bríghde Bride Bridgeag Slachdan The Daghda Deagh Dia  Boann Crios Bríghde Dugall the Brown Aodh Art Conn Criara Cairbre Cas Cormac Cartach Luaths-Luis Ellen is a Master Herbalist and lay Homeopath who holds an M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling. She is a founding member and a current Co-Chief of The Order of the WhiteOak. She was Vice President of The Henge Of Keltria, an international Druid Fellowship, for nine years. She is a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, a Druidess of the Druid Clan of Dana and has been a member of The Order Of Bards Ovates and Druids and of ADF. She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages and teaches at the Grey School of Wizardry. You can find out more about Ellen on her website, buy her book on Amazon and also find out more about the Order of the White Oak on their website. You can find more details on our Contributor Page.   Imbolc (Time of Great Potential) by Cernunnos Rising Wild Soul George Nicholas and Cernunnos Rising bring us a unique blend of new age, celtic, pagan, drudic music, featuring evocative songs with deep and well crafted lyrics; reminding us of a living tradition that explores the mysticism of trees, the waters, the air that we breathe, the seen and the unseen and delicate balance in all things. In this show you can hear his wonderful Imbolc song, Imbolc (Time of Great Potential), from his album Wild Soul, which really starts to get the Springtime sap rising. George has such a powerful voice that it cannot fail to stir your blood! You can find out more about Cernunnos Rising on their website or on their Contributor Page.   Brigid's Cloak by John Wilmott John Wilmott John Willmott, well known as the organiser behind Celtic Ways, the guided mythological tours in Ireland has been recently running the Bards in the Woods project and along with his amazing harpist partner, Claire Roche, is creating the bardic CD Ogma's Tale of the Trees. This is a superb piece about the Cloak of Brighid bringing us all the traiditons and lore associated with Brigid's Cloak or Mantle. Names Used in this Excerpt Bhride Céis Corran Cailleach The Morrigu The Morrigan Breao na Saigéad Brighid Cill Dara Killdare  Brat Bhríde Erin Donegal Inishmurray Sligo Cluties Midhe You can find out more about John on the Celtic Ways website or follow up details about the fascinating Bards in the Wood project here. He is working on a Bardic CD called Ogma's Tale of the Trees and you can read more about the project, or even help bring it about, at the Ogma website. You can also find out more about John and his work on his Contributor Page.   Brighid by Kellianna Lady Moon Kellianna is an accomplished musician and performer worldwide. Her CD's, Lady Moon, I Walk with the Goddess and Elemental are being recognized around the globe as a must have for any lover of Goddess inspired folk music. Her live shows are a combination of acoustic guitar songs and chants to the God and Goddess. Brighid: "This is another song where the lyrics were written by Heidi Couture for an Imbolc gathering in February of 2002. I wrote the guitar part and again it was another perfect marriage! On the CD Laney Goodman adds some beautiful woodwind tracks and Tina Horn kicks in on the djembe." Learn more about Kellianna on her website or on her Contributor Page.   Competition Reminder We tell you how to enter our competition, i.e. by sending an email to garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com with the word 'competition' in the Subject Line and your answer in the Body of the email. We also remind you that you can find their website at http://hollandandpalmley.wix.com/html_celtictwist!   The Quickening by Spiral Dance The Quickening Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. Enchanting melodies intertwine with mythical tales that are sure to captivate your soul, tease your mind and steal your heart, casting your spirit into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time. We are privileged to bring you their powerful and tragic track, The Quickening, which was specifically written for Imbolc and comes from the album of the same name, on this Holiday Special. The album, The Quickening, won the Most Outstanding CD Release for 2006, in the South Australian Folk Awards. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor Page.   Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows Contact Us: You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe Email us at: garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com. Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow, Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth), Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow)   Help Spread the Word: Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :) If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet! Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher      Special Thanks   For Incidental Music Flowers & Chocolate, from Free Stock Music. Adragante, for Molly McAlpin from his album Tradin Celt. See his Contributor Page for more details. Anne Roos, for Arran Boat Song, Skye Song from her album, Mermaids & Mariners. See her Contributor Page for more details. Aisling, for The Pilgrim's Road Set from their album, The Pilgrim's Road. See their Contributor Page for more details. Julia Ecklar, for Apocalypse from the album Divine Intervention. See her Contributor Page for more details. Marieva's Project, Le Temps Suspendu (bonus) from his album Moon's Odyssey. See his Contributor Page for more details. Appalachian Celtic Consort, for their track Road to Lisddoonvarna/Tobin's from their album Come by the Hills. See their Contributor Page for more details. Shane D. Rhymer, for his track Basking in Her Light V.1 from his album Celestial Mechanics. See his Contributor Page for more details. Phil Thornton, for his track Awakening from his album Solstice. See his Contributor Page for more details. Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details. Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details. Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.   For our Theme Music: The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.   Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music (in Alphabetic order) Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page. Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page. Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page. Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page. The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page. Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page. Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page. Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page. S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page. Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.   We hope you enjoyed the show and with all of our blessings, Gary & Ruthie xxx Save Save
CMP Special 33 2013 New Year Party Show
Let's rock in the New Year in style with our Show Friends! What a party! We rock in the New Year with an amazing party show! All of the music for the show has been provided by more of the Show Friends that you can find on the Friends of the Show page. You'll hear seven great pieces of music, a short piece by our resident bard, Chris Joliffe and a superb introduction to the magical Fosty Knoll Inn and its even more mysterious Innkeeper, Old Rafferty as written by Craig McAndrews (was Sackett). We hope you enjoy it and hope that you had an amazing Year in 2013! Many blessings :) More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: Intro 0:40 Cerridwen & Taliesin - Damh the Bard 2:18 Three Old English Tunes - Anne Roos 10:36 Abbots Bromley Horn Dance 15:20 Dance of Cernunnos - Kevin Skinner 16:10 Winter Wick - Chris Joliffe 23:42 Spiral Dance - Keltoria 27:20 Winter's Dreaming - Spiral Dance 33:40 The Fosty Knoll - Craig McAndrews (Sackett) 41:12 Crystal Cave - S.J. Tucker 57:42 Listener Feedback - Heather 1:02:20 Midwinter Dances - The Dolmen 1:04:05 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe   Cerridwen & Taliesin by Damh the Bard Antlered Crown & Standing Stone Damh's new album is a superb compilation of spiritually uplifting songs about the Celtic Gods. This wonderful song to Bridgid crosses all boundaries in recognising the many facets of this Goddess and Saint. As usual, Damh has brought us a completely new channel to the ancient and magical powers that dwell within our Ancient and Sacred Lands. You can get hold of Antlered Crown & Standing Stone from iTunes, CD Baby or his website at Pagan Music. You can find out more about Kate & Corwen, their music and their fascinating research work at ancientmusic.co.uk. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor page.   Three Old English Tunes by Anne Roos A Light in the Forest Anne has graciously allowed us to play Three Old English Tunes which is a superb medley of Tunes from her album, A Light in the Forest. More details about Anne and her albums can be found on her Contributor page. Those three tunes are Gamble Gold, The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance and The Green Man. Anne Roos is considered at the top of her field as a Celtic harpist. She is a many-faceted performer who excels as a soloist in concert, as well as with her ensemble, with her years of experience and a wide range of choices from her music list. She is in great demand for corporate and private events and continues to be a favorite to play for weddings and receptions. Visit Anne's website Celtic Harp Music or find more details on her Contributor page   The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance Abbots Bromley Horn Dance The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, performed at the Barthelmy Fair in August 1226, is one of the few ritual rural customs to survive the passage of time. Today the Horn Dance, which takes place annually on Wakes Monday, offers a fascinating day out attracting visitors from all over the world. After collecting the horns from the church at eight o'clock in the morning, the Horn Dancers comprising six Deer-men, a Fool, Hobby Horse, Bowman and Maid Marian, perform their dance to music provided by a melodian player at locations throughout the village and its surrounding farms and pubs. We did manage to find a YouTube video of the Dance for you.   The Dance of Cernunnos by Kevin Skinner Fire Walk With Me Kevin is not only a great friend of ours but a long-term show listener and above all a superb musician. He says: "From and early age my mind was filled with music that I wanted to hear, but nobody was making it. Some of the material you hear on this page was composed when I was about seven or eight years old. I didn't have access to a musical instrument at that time so I worked it out in my head and carried it there for some years." In this show, you can hears his powerful Dance of Cernunnos from the album, Fire Walk With Me. Check out his Contributor Page to find out more about this talented artist and healer.   Winter Wick by Chris Joliffe Chris Joliffe Astoundingly, Chris is an undiscovered talent - that is, until now! This amazing bard has given us permission to use some of his amazing stories and poems in the show and we're sure that you'll love them just as much as we do. In this show, you can hears his short piece Winter Wick about the blood pounding dangers of the wild Hunt in the Midwinter. We hope to bring you much more of Chris in the future and in the meantime check out his Contributor Page to find out a little more about him.   Spiral Dance by Keltoria Lia Fail (Stone of Destiny) These guys are amazing! We cannot express our gratitude enough to them. Not only do they make beautiful New Age Celtic music, but they do so in support of the Hill of Tara, freedom from Genetically Modified foods (see what they have to say) and believe in what we are doing as much as we believe in what they are doing. The wonderful track Spiral Dance is from their second album, Lia Fail - The Stone of Destiny. Inspired by the Hill of Tara and the ancient Celtic myths and legends, this is a fantastic album, mixing new age/Celtic atmospheres with traditional Celtic and Gothic influences to really conjure up images of those ancient times. You can find their music on Myspace or from their website. You can find out more details about Keltoria on their Contributor page on our website.   Winter's Dreaming by Spiral Dance Through a Sylvan Doorway Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. We are privileged to bring you their powerful and tragic track, Winter's Dreaming, for this New Year Party Show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor Page.   The Fosty Knoll by Craig McAndrews (Sackett) Rafferty Brown Craig McAndrews (called Sackett in this show), one of the leading lights in the Celtic Moon community, is the author of the Tales of the Fosty Knoll. Many years ago, when my seasons were few and the moon was still bright, I wrote a short introduction to a story I intended to compose. It featured a tavern which sat at the heart of an ancient forest. Very few visitors knew of the inn's existence and most who came across it did so entirely by chance. Even fewer folk found it a second time. Only one traveller has ever crossed it's threshold thrice." We are very privileged here to be able to bring you the introduction to the Tales of The Fosty Knoll as well as the the Tale of the Two Rivals. You can find out more details about Craig on his Contributor page on this website.   Crystal Cave by S. J. Tucker Haphazard Performing songwriter SJ Tucker addresses these questions and many others, all in the time it takes to play a show. Critics describe her music as the perfect mix of witty and weighty, and she takes listeners on a fantastic, genre-hopping ride with just her voice, her guitar, and occasionally a drum. An incredibly prolific writer, SJ Tucker has composed over 130 original songs and independently produced six full-length studio albums. SJ Tucker started on the road with her first album in 2004, and she is taking the nation by storm -- on her own power -- state by state. We are really proud to bring you her Crystal Cave, an intense Underworld journey through realms of personal and archetypal imagery. You can find out more about 'Sooj' on her website at sjtucker.com or on her Contributor Page.   Listener Feedback We bring you some lovely listener feedback from Heather in Canada, explaining what the Irish & Welsh 'Good-byes' mean that we use in our shows.   Midwinter Dances by The Dolmen Wytchlord THE DOLMEN … A Storm has washed over Europe. Every so often, a band comes out of the Celtic heartlands, takes the musical audience by the throat and shakes it hard. And guess what, it’s about to happen again. The ever popular Celtic Folk-Rock scene in the UK has served up a real rough diamond, THE DOLMEN, a gig-hardened bunch of piratical rebel-rousers from the clan-lands, whose music and live performances have become the stuff of tribal legend, being both unique and very addictive. In 2011 they take this raw energy to mainland Europe. We are very proud to bring you a track from their latest album, Wytchlord, celebrating the raw power of Winter in a series of elemental, musical invocations, Midwinter Dances. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website at The Dolmen or on our Contributor Page.   Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows Contact Us: You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe Email us at: garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com. Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow, Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth), Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow)   Help Spread the Word: Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :) If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet! Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher      Special Thanks   To Guest Actors: Ray Robins, as the The Stranger in The Fosty Knoll.   For Incidental Music Passing Over & Enemy in Disguise, from Free Stock Music. Avel Glas, for My Lodging's On The Cold Ground from his album Vent Bleu. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details. Charles Fenollosa, for Duendes de medianoche from his album, Senda. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details. Marieva's Project, for Anoukhalé from his album, Au Dela de l'Univers. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details. Maya Filipic, for Stories from Emona I from the album Between Two Worlds. See her website or our Contributor Page for more details. Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details. Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details. Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.   For our Theme Music: The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.   Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music (in Alphabetic order) Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page. Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page. Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page. Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page. The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page. Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page. Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page. Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page. S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page. Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.   We hope you enjoyed the show and with all of our blessings, Gary & Ruthie xxx   Save Save
CMP Special 32 2012 Yuletide Party Show
Great story, 'The Shee', and more music from our Friends! We celebrate the Holidays with a party attended by some of our amazing friends. All of the music for the show has been provided by folks on the Friends of the Show page. You'll hear seven great pieces of music, a short poem by our resident bard, Chris Joliffe and a wonderful section from the novel, The Shee, by Dennis Sweet. More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: Intro 0:41 Winter Solstice by Phil Thornton 1:46 Winter's Common Ground by Jenna Greene 9:16 Solstice Night by Celia 14:25 Annwvn by Chris Joliffe 18:04 Ie Voz Prioz by Caera & Môr Gwyddelig 20:50 Snowfall by Celtic Twist 25:20 The Shee by Dennis Sweet 29:38 Lullaby by Portcullis 53:40 Listener Feedback 49:52 Antlered Crown & Standing Stone by Damh the Bard 59:30 Outtakes 1:05:14 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe Winter Solstice by Phil Thornton A keen sorcerer of sonic visions, Phil Thornton has written and produced over 30 solo albums - with world wide sales of over 2 million - since beginning his musical odyssey in the early '80s with the group 'Expandis' (a unique artists collective best known for their innovative use of electronic sound). Phil's first two ambient albums 'Cloud Sculpting' and 'Edge Of Dreams' both topped the 'New Musical Express' New Age chart and are now widely acclaimed as classics of their genre. You can find Phil's music on iTunes, or from his website. You can find out more details about Phil and Expandis on his Contributor Page on our website.   Winter's Common Ground by Jenna Greene Jenna Greene is a Celtic Pagan singer-songwriter and harpist. Her songs are inspired by hope and healing, following bliss, nature mythology, the law of attraction and the little miracles in everyday life. She believes that music, nature and ritual are an empowering combination. Deeply influenced by the works of Joseph Campbell, she has studied world mythology and weaves these universal themes into her music.  She believes that music, nature and ritual are an empowering combination. Deeply influenced by the works of Joseph Campbell, she has studied world mythology and weaves these universal themes into her music. You can find Jenna performing at Celtic, Cultural, Faerie, Goddess, Renaissance, Natural Living and Holistic Healing festivals. Winter's Common Ground: "This is a home-made recording of a new song. In the spirit of the season, this is my holiday gift to my loyal and loving fans. I hope you enjoy it! I've studied many different spiritual traditions over the years. The more I learn, the more I realize how much they have in common. I think the lack of peace in the world comes from an "us and them" mentality. We are all seeking the same wisdom from the same loving Source. As we find the common ground that connects us all, we create a world of peace." Jenna can be found on Myspace, but her own website provides lots of useful information. You can find out more details about Jenna on her Contributor Page on our website.   Solstice Night by Celia Celia is a singer, songwriter, actress, and storyteller who dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly and the sacred. She is an amazing multi-faceted artist. From powerful, heart-felt vocals to wacky comedic improvisations, you honestly never know what will happen with Celia on stage. Think Enya meets Tori Amos meets Gilda Radner. Solstice 2012, Solstice Night from the album Celia Sampler 2: A time to let go of the past and bring a new dream alive. This song was performed Live with Looping Technology. You can find her music on iTunes, Bandcamp, ReverbNation or CD Baby or from her website, Celia Online. You can find out more details about Celia on her Contributor Page on our website.   Annwvn by Chris Joliffe Astoundingly, Chris is an undiscovered talent - that is, until now! This amazing bard has given us permission to use some of his amazing stories and poems in the show and we're sure that you'll love them just as much as we do. In this show, you can hears his short poem Annwvn about the deeply mysterious Celtic Otherworld that we are currently meeting in the Welsh stories (CMP 30 onwards). We hope to bring you much more of Chris in the future and in the meantime check out his Contributor Page to find out a little more about him.   Ie Voz Prioz by Caera & Môr Gwyddelig The band Môr Gwyddelig consists of two members: Myra Hope Bobbitt, a Welsh-American who writes in English and Welsh and plays a nylon-strung Celtic folk harp; and Caera Aislingeach, a Scottish- and Irish-American who sings in all three Gaelic languages (Irish, Scottish, and Manx), and plays a clairseach, a brass-strung medieval-style Gaelic harp. Together they have recorded and played medieval European music, traditional Celtic music from almost all of the Celtic nations, and original music they have both written, in Welsh and Irish as well as in English. In July 2004, Môr Gwyddelig released their long-awaited album, Wake the Dragon. This album contains historical, traditional, and original music, in Welsh, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Middle French (circa 1556), as well as English. Original songs are in Welsh and English. You can find her music on iTunes, CD Baby or from her website. You can find out more details about Caera on her Contributor Page on our website.   Snowfall by Celtic Twist Celtic Twist are Phil Holland and Dave Palmley. Phil, a Celtic harpist/singer/songwriter, is of Irish and Scottish origin, rooted and educated in Celtic music and western classical music. Dave is a prolific and eclectic British singer/songwriter/guitarist. His music, is principally rooted in pop/folk/rock, but draws also from many other influences, all of which can be heard in his song writing and instrumental compositions. Together they make up Celtic Twist and bring a unique, evolving and thoroughly addictive Twist to the Celtic music genre. Each song is evocative of ages past, with harp, fiddle and guitar mongst many other instruments moving us to realms of magical vision. You can find their music on iTunes, CD Baby, or from their website, Celtic Twist. You can find out more details about Phil and Dave on their Contributor Page on our website.    The Shee by Dennis Sweet Dr. Dennis Sweet has been a student of Celtic mythology and Irish literature all his adult life, and has lectured on these subjects at Hendrix College, Bowdoin College, and Fordham University. In addition to various professional publications, he has two other books to his credit. In The Shee, a sídh ('shee'), or "fairy mound," has been discovered in western Ireland: the oldest artificial structure in the world. When opened, a rash of bizarre and inexplicable events occur throughout the region. A young American anthropologist and his friends try to understand the significance of these events in light of what was found in the shee...and what escaped from it. The section we bring you in this Party show tells of the encounter between Cultural Anthrolpologist Paul from Kansas (pardon his lack of a Kansas accent!) and a very mysterious character! You can find out more details about Dennis on his Contributor Page on our website.    Lullaby by Portcullis We first performed at Herstmonceux medieval Festival UK in 2001 with some other local musicians. We met lots of interesting people, and quickly developed a passion for re-enacting as Medieval Minstrels/Troubadours. In 2003 we formed Portcullis, and Jason began to put our CD together, which was released in 2004. You can find out more about Portcullis on their Myspace page or on their Contributor Page.   Listener Feedback by a 'Celt in America' & Witchy Godmother. We bring you some wonderful voice listener feedback, wishing Alicia, the Witchy Godmother good luck with her new show and a Happy Solstice to 'A Celt in America'!   Antlered Crown & Standing Stone by Damh the Bard Damh's new album is a superb compilation of spiritually uplifting songs about the Celtic Gods. This song, Antlered Crown & Standing Stone, is a wonderfully unique and powerful song of worship to the ancient Horned God of the Celts. As usual, Damh has brought us a completely new channel to the ancient and magical powers that dwell within our Ancient and Sacred Lands. You can get hold of Antlered Crown & Standing Stone from iTunes, CD Baby or his website at Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor Page on our website.   Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows Contact Us: You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe Email us at: garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com. Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow, Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth), Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow)   Help Spread the Word: Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :) If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet! Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher   Special Thanks Anne Roos, for King of the Fairies from her album A Light in the Forest. See her website for further details or check outher Contributor Page. Tomasc Kucza, for Dreams in Stasis Chamber from his album Planetology. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details. Sara Ayers, for Winter and the Sound of Nothing from her album, Sylvatica and Lily Solo Voice COda. See her website or our Contributor Page for more details. Roger Subirana, for his track Ynnar retidem from the album L'indret prohibit (2002). See his website or our Contributor Page for more details. Victor Stellar, for Glacial Epoch from his 2008 Singles. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details. Phil Thorton, for Inside from his album Edge of Dreams. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.   For incidental music: Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor page for details. For our Theme Music: The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.   Additional Sources OBOD And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!   Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music (in Alphabetic order) Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page. Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page. Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page. Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page. The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page. Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page. Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page. Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page. S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page. Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page. You'll also hear us wish you Nadolig Llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda at the end of the show - this is Welsh for Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)   Save Save
CMP032 Faerie Days and Faerie Knights
Pwyll goes to the Otherworld and meets the Dread Lord's Queen! In the last episode, Pwyll, the Welsh Prince of Dyfed, strikes a bargain with the Grey Lord, Death Himself - Arawn, Lord of Annwn. To make up for his great insult, he agrees to enter into single combat and fight a mighty King in the Otherworld on Arawn's behalf. Arawn uses his magic to change his shape with that of Pwyll, so that each looks like the other and then escorts him through the worlds to his castle in Annwn. In this tale, Pwyll finds his way around the Court of Arawn, seeing many strange marvels and meeting many mysterious people. As the time of the evening Feast approaches, he finally gets to meet the Great Queen herself..! This episode is the third episode in our Mabinogion series and continues the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed. Full Shownotes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/welsh3 Show Summary: Running Order: Intro 0:42 News & Views 1:57 Story 3:49 Promo - Woody Tales 28:30 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x We love getting your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe Released: 13 Dec 2012, 35m  
CMP Special 31 Flag Fen Competition Special 2012
We bring you the best archaeological competition ever! The most amazing competition we've ever run! A chance of a lifetime! Flag Fen is a lakeside Celtic site which has become revealed as the years have taken all the water away. Now is your chance to take part in the incredible Flag Fen Lives project! It is estimated that a large part of the site will be lost within the next 20 years if work is not carried out now. That is why Flag Fen Lives is so important and our competition will put you right in this real-time, hands-on discovery of Ancient Celtic life! Work at Flag Fen has given a fantastic insight into the type of woodworking technology that existed some 3,000 years ago. The remarkable preservation of the timbers has led to more detailed interpretation of our prehistoric ancestors. Flag Fen is a continuing research project and we frequently make discoveries that cause us to change our interpretations. Regular visitors to the site will notice slight alterations to guided tours run throughout the summer. As our work advances and our research develops, we gain a clearer picture of life at Flag Fen 3,000 years ago. So remember, what you read (or are told) is only the current state of research. One of the most exciting aspects of Flag Fen is seeing it change and develop as more work is undertaken We hope you enjoy it and wish you good luck! Gary & Ruthie x x x Read the full show-notes and find more resources on our website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Running Order: Intro 0:41 Land of the Ever-Young by Damh the Bard 1:43 The Flag Fen Rescue Project 8:28 Woman of the Earth by Spiral Dance 12:08 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or leave us a message using Speakpipe   Land of the Ever Young by Damh the Bard Damh is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality, and love of folk tradition, is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry. Drawing on the Bardic traditions his performances are both entertaining and educational, weaving a tapestry of myth, peace, and anthems that speak directly to the heart, but never without a good splash of humour. This beautiful track, from the album The Hills They Are Hollow,  is the based on the Celtic view of the Otherworld but to us, it also refers to the Sacred Land of the Celts as it still exists, and Flag Fen is a superb example of Celtic Sacred Land. You can find his music on iTunes, or from his website, Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor Page on our website.    The Flag Fen Rescue Project Flag Fen is home to a wooden causeway some 3,500 years old that is so unique it is held by experts all over the world in the same esteem as Stonehenge. It has many secrets – many of which are about to be unearthed in a ground-breaking new dig. The ancient wooden monument is a marvel of engineering. A kilometre long, the causeway and platform have been perfectly preserved in the wetland for centuries. It was built by Bronze Age people as part of what is thought to be a place of worship. Clues to its past are still to be discovered – so get on down to Flag Fen this summer with archaeologists from Channel 4’s Time Team! Vivacity has teamed up with DigVentures to offer a number of opportunities for everyone to get involved from 24 July to 12 August. Adults aged over 17 can take part in the dig for a day, weekend or even the whole three weeks. There is also a Summer School for 8 to 12-years-olds, a host of activities for all the family during the dig including flint knapping, bronze casting and prehistoric cooking as well as live updates of the excavation and discoveries as they happen online throughout the dig. For information on Dig Ventures and the chance to take part in the dig click here. "With the Flag Fen Lives project, DigVentures is launching Europe’s first-ever crowd-funded and crowd-sourced archaeological excavation. We will be building a community with archaeology at its heart: our funding ‘Venturers’ will be a part of the project from start to finish. The only difference will be the benefit level that you purchase." [source] The fieldwork at Flag Fen, an amazing Bronze Age site located in Peterborough, will be the first project to be undertaken by the team – you can read more about the archaeological objectives of the 2012 season here. "Our work will be an essential part of saving the archaeology and giving the site a future life, and all we need to do is to raise £25,000 to make this incredible project happen. You and your friends can be a part of it – by supporting us through buying benefits, and even joining us on site. The more you contribute, the more involved you can become – from being one of the first to receive the site report, to rolling up your sleeves and actually taking part." You can find out more about DigVentures and the 'Save Flag Fen' project on the DigVentures site or make a donation and take part in this amazing work by visiting Sponsume. About Flag Fen The story of Flag Fen begins right back in 1982. The site was discovered when a mechanical digger working on one of the Fen drainage ditches pulled up some timber that appeared to have been split in a very distinctive manner. The team of archaeologists, led by Dr Francis Pryor, sent the timber for radiocarbon dating and it was returned having been dated to 1000 BC. And now, the saga continues! The archaeological excavations at Flag Fen have been concentrated over the years on the areas that are under threat of drying out.The site has survived due to waterlogging and now that the site is gradually drying out, the archaeologists are working to retrieve as much valuable data as possible before it is all lost. Work at Flag Fen has given a fantastic insight into the type of woodworking technology that existed some 3,000 years ago. The remarkable preservation of the timbers has led to more detailed interpretation of our prehistoric ancestors. Flag Fen is a continuing research project and we frequently make discoveries that cause us to change our interpretations. Regular visitors to the site will notice slight alterations to guided tours run throughout the summer. As our work advances and our research develops, we gain a clearer picture of life at Flag Fen 3,000 years ago. So remember, what you read (or are told) is only the current state of research. One of the most exciting aspects of Flag Fen is seeing it change and develop as more work is undertaken. It is estimated that a large part of the site will be lost within the next 20 years if work is not carried out now. About our Flag Fen Competition Thanks to one of our very generous listeners, Scott McGovern, we can offer you the prize of a lifetime! The chance to visit Flag Fen, one of the largest Sacred Water sites in Europe, and take part in the archaeological dig for a day and listen to a fascinating lecture in the evening! This is an amazing prize and we give our heart-felt thanks to Scott for enabling one of our lucky listeners to be so intimately involved with real-time, ground zero research into the everyday and sacred lives of the Ancient Celts!  Not only that, but we can also tell you that DigVentures have told us that shortly after the competition they will be opening up the few remaining places on the digs so that those that missed out during the chance for being on site can still do so, and the 'Site Hut' will still be available to others for a minimum donation to the project! Ruthie and I have our cups of tea already booked in the Site Hut and we'll try to keep you updated with discoveries as they are made, but why not come and join us for a cup of tea in the hut everyday and see what's going on? :)   Woman of the Earth by Spiral Dance Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. With a combination of haunting vocals, evocative fiddle, intoxicating guitar riffs and groovy accordion lines, underpinned with potent bass and dynamic percussion, the band presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Enchanting melodies intertwine with mythical tales that are sure to captivate your soul, tease your mind and steal your heart, casting your spirit into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time. We are privileged to bring you their powerful track, Woman of the Earth from the album of the same name, which is so fitting, for this Competition Special. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor Page. Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows Contact Us: You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe Email us at: garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com. Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow, Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth), Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow)   Help Spread the Word: Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :) If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet! Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher   Special Thanks   Samantha Gillogly & Tim Maurice for The Princess Royal/Mr. O'Connor from their album Celtic Chamber Music. See her website for further details or check out her Contributor Page. Caera, for Carolan's Welcome from her album Through Misty Air. See her website for further details or check outher Contributor Page. Dark Patrick, for Morfa'r Frenhines from their album Fainne Gael an Lee. See their website or our Contributor Page for more details.   For our Theme Music: The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.   Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music (in Alphabetic order) Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page. Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page. Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page. Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page. The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page. Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page. Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page. Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page. S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page. Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page. We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!     Save Save
CMP031 Face to Face with Death
The ashen face of Death turns his gaze upon our hero! In the last episode, Pwyll had gone hunting in the Woods of Glyn Cuch and had been beaten to the kill by a stranger pack comprising even stranger dogs. Having decided that the kill was rightfully his, he had driven off the other pack and set his own dogs upon the prey. It was at that moment that a stranger, the Shadowed Hunter, has appeared and was even now turning his dread gaze upon Pwyll. We'd also like to introduce our Special Surprise Guest Actor, Damh the Bard, who plays an important role in this show! This episode is the second episode in our Welsh Mythology series and continues with the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed. Full Show-notes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/welsh2 Running Order: Intro 0:41 News & Views 1:15 DigVentures on the Radio 3:05 Story 9:30 Listener Feedback - Sean 126:12 Promo - Druidcast 20:33 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x   Released: 12 May 2012, 32m   We love to get your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe 
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