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The Celtic Myth Podshow will tell you ancient tales, stories, legends, folklore and mythology of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man bringing you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. The stories weave together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the Celts. You'll also find some 'Special' Shows with music, modern stories, some great information and lots more from the modern Celtic communtiy weaved in among the Story Shows. Come and join Gary, Ruth and their friends as they tell you the great stories from Celtic legend. So sit down, get comfortable and join us for music, chat and a story from Celtic Mythology!

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The Celtic Myth Podshow will tell you ancient tales, stories, legends, folklore and mythology of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man bringing you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. The stories weave together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the Celts. You'll also find some 'Special' Shows with music, modern stories, some great information and lots more from the modern Celtic communtiy weaved in among the Story Shows. Come and join Gary, Ruth and their friends as they tell you the great stories from Celtic legend. So sit down, get comfortable and join us for music, chat and a story from Celtic Mythology!

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My nightly bedtime story

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Perfect mix of drama and folktale. I feel like I’m sitting around the fire listening to the bard

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Great narration and fantastic music. Very entertaining podcast.

iTunes Ratings

152 Ratings
Average Ratings
130
13
7
1
1

My nightly bedtime story

By b123g789 - May 31 2018
Read more
Perfect mix of drama and folktale. I feel like I’m sitting around the fire listening to the bard

Cool

By William Browning - Apr 17 2018
Read more
Great narration and fantastic music. Very entertaining podcast.

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Celtic Myth Podshow

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The Celtic Myth Podshow will tell you ancient tales, stories, legends, folklore and mythology of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man bringing you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. The stories weave together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the Celts. You'll also find some 'Special' Shows with music, modern stories, some great information and lots more from the modern Celtic communtiy weaved in among the Story Shows. Come and join Gary, Ruth and their friends as they tell you the great stories from Celtic legend. So sit down, get comfortable and join us for music, chat and a story from Celtic Mythology!

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: CMP001 Gods in the Mist

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The Tuatha De Danaan, the Children of Danu, arrive in Erin in clouds of mist!

It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

 

Show Summary:

The first episode in our Irish Mythological Cycle series begins with the Tuatha De Danaan, the Children of Danu, arriving in Erin in clouds of mist that cover the land for three days. Emissaries from the Tuatha De and the Fir Bolg meet and inspect each other - very carefully!

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Show Summary:

Running Order:

This episode is the first episode in the Irish Book of Invasions.

Full credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irish1

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

News & Views

The Podcast Launches!

Gary and Ruth - your Hosts!

We introduce you to our show and to our website, including the brand new voice recorder, called Speakpipe, that can be found either as a link or over on the right-hand side of most pages on our website at http://celticmythpodshow.com.We also invite you to talk to us by emailing us at garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com.

Gods in the Mist - Episode 1 of the Irish Mythological Cycle and Part 1 of the Book of Invasions

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Falias
  • Gorias
  • Murias
  • Findias
  • Mor-fasae
  • Lia Fial
  • Temair
  • Cuchulain
  • Lugaid
  • Conn of Temair
  • Tailltin
  • Tuatha De Danaan
  • Esras
  • Lugh
  • Uscias
  • Nuada
  • Semias
  • Dagda
  • Conmaicne Rein in Connachta
  • Connaught
  • Rian
  • Brefne
  • Fir Bolg
  • Eochaid, son of Erc
  • Cesard
  • Magh Rein
  • Sreng
  • Bres
  • Elatha
  • Craisech
  • Magh Nia
  • Belgata
  • Sliabh Belgadain
  • Badb
  • Macha
  • Morrigu
  • Cesarn
  • Gnathach
  • Ingnathach
  • Semne
  • Sithbrugh
  • Sengann
  • Curoi
  • Esca
  • Econn
  • Cirb
  • Conchobar
  • Gann
  • Luchta
  • Slainge
  • Gaileoin
  • Eochaid
  • Cairbre
  • Ai
  • Edan

The Battles of the Tuatha De

This map shows the locations mentioned during this Episode, including the plains that the Tuatha De arrived on as well as the location of Temhair.

Promo - Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies

Tee Morris, Evo Terra & Ryan Williams

Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies This plain–English guide shows you how to record like a pro, build an audience, and maybe even generate some revenue from your podcasting passion. If you′re ready to go live with what you have to say, here′s how to create podcasts that appeal to a large audience, sound top–notch, and communicate a message. Special Thanks For voice acting: Edward and Morgan,our sons For incidental music: Diane Arkenstone, The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details. For our Theme music: Culann's Hounds, http://www.sfhounds.com. See the Contributor Page for details. For guidance and inspiration: Tee Morris & Evo Terra, Podcasting for Dummies.   Sources used in this Episode

Timeless Myths http://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/invasions.html#DanannArrival

Lebor Gabala http://members.aol.com/lochlan2/lebor.htm

The Irish Tradition http://members.aol.com/lochlan6/mlegend1.htm

The Battle of Moytura http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/1maghtured.html

The Second Battle of Moytura http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T300011.html

Lebor Gabala Erenn http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/lebor4.html#55

The Coming of the People of Dana http://www.celtic-twilight.com/celts/rolleston/chapter_iii.htm

Fight with the Fir Bolg http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm03.htm

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.

We'd like to wish you 'Slán Go Foill!', which is Irish for Goodbye, or more literally Wishing you safety for a while!

Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows

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Feb 16 2008

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Rank #2: CMP030 Restless Dreams

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Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed, goes hunting with unexpected results!

We start with the First Branch, which tells the tale of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed and his encounter with a strange other-worldy being. In this episode, our Lord is touring his lands and stays awhile at his favourite Court at Arberth. One of his favourite pastimes is hunting, and he and his men set of for a hunt in the forests around the Valley of the River Cuch, Glyn Cuch.   This episode is the first episode in our Welsh Mythology, the Mabinogion series: Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed.

Full Shownotes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/welsh1

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:42
  • News & Views 1:04
  • Story 3:46
  • Listener Feedback - Gwalchdistrow Cambria 18:37
  • Promo - The Awen's Path 20:33

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

We love to get your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

News & Views

We begin the Mabinogion with the First Branch!

Restless Dreams: Part 1 of the First Branch and Part 1 of the Mabinogion

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Cymydau
  • Pwyll
  • Arberth
  • Dyfed
  • Glyn Cuch
  • Delwyn
  • Pen Llwyn Diarwya

Places mentioned in the Story

Episode 1 is also the first episode of the First Branch: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed. The area of the Wales that Pwyll rules is called Dyfed, and at the estimated time of the writing of the First Branch (during the Medieval period).

Click on the image to see it enlarged.

The actual journey that Pwyll makes in this episode is derived from clues given within the various translations and is, essentially, an educated guess! :) However, below you can see the path that Pwyll would have taken in traverlling from Arberth to Glyn Cuch.

Click on the image to see it enlarged.

Frenni Fawr is the only location that we could find that would match the description of Pen Llwyn Diawya. These images can be seen and explorted directly in Google Earth by downloading the Google Earth data file here.

Listener Feedback

Gwalchdistrow Cambria

We play some audio feedback from an old friend, one of our earliest listeners and dearest friends.

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David Duir

The Awen's Path :-

"A weekly podcast with a new episode added each Sunday starting 10/31/10. The topics and guests will cover Spirituality, Writing, Art, Music and I’m sure a laugh here and there too. There is a definite pagan flair because I am a Practicing Druid but it is very inclusive of other paths."

David Duir, Druid

Sources used in this Episode

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies , Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks  

For incidental music:

Magorya, Open Space, Take A Breath from Different Worlds. See the Contributor page for details.

Armolithae, Journey, Oppression & Foes Ahead from his album Beneath the Iron Star. See the Contributor page for details.

La Gueta La Runa, Vamanos Bailar from LGLR 2007. See their Contributor page for details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. 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.

 

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.

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Rank #3: CMP002 Let Battle Commence!

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The armies of the Tuatha De Danaan and the Fir Bolg clash on the fields of Magh Turiedh.

It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

 

Show Summary:

After a vicious hurling match, the armies of the Tuatha De Danaan and the Fir Bolg clash on the fields of Magh Turiedh. A ferocious battle takes place in which over 100,000 warriors die. After a brutal blow, a new King has to be chosen for the Tuatha De.

This episode is the 2nd episode of the Irish Book of Invasions.

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Show Summary:

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:34
  • News & Views 0:50
  • Story 3:52
  • Listener Feedback - Celtic Firegem, Manannan Mac Lir, Morgana 25:34
  • Review - Anne is a Man 26:27

All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irish2

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

 

News & Views

We welcome St David's Day for Wales on March 1st and St. Piran's Day for Cornwall on March 5th. The Welsh name for both leek and daffodil is Ceninen. More on the Eisteddfod here.

Let Battle Commence! - Episode 2 of the Irish Mythological Cycle and Part 2 of the Book of Invasions

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Sreng
  • Bres
  • Tuatha De Danaan
  • Children of Danu
  • Fir Bolg
  • Tuireadh
  • Ruadh
  • Tuath
  • Magh Tuireadh
  • Magh Nia
  • Tuatha De
  • Fathach
  • Badb
  • Ogma
  • Midir
  • Bodb Derg
  • Diancecht
  • Aengaba of Norway
  • Badb
  • Macha
  • Morrigan
  • The Dagda
  • Cirb
  • Aidleo
  • Eochaid
  • Forus
  • Semne
  • Sithbrug
  • Sengann
  • Buan
  • Cairbre Cas
  • Ordan
  • Fintan
  • Slainge the Fair
  • Connachta
  • Curoi
  • Gann
  • Esca
  • Ecgonn
  • Conchobar
  • Gaileoin
  • Nuada
  • Gabran
  • Hosts of the Sidhe
  • Alla
  • Delbaeth
  • Elatha
  • Net the Fomorian
  • Aengus
  • Aed
  • Cermad the Fair
  • Sigmall Abertach
  • Gobann the Smith
  • Lucraidh the Joiner
  • Credne the Craftsman
  • Ere
  • Fotla
  • Banba
  • Eothail
  • Nemed
  • Badrai
  • Erc
  • Men of De
  • Ferdiad
  • CuChulainn
  • Temhair
  • Druim Cain
  • Liathdruim
  • Druim na Descan
  • Nemnach
  • Nith
  • Lia Fail

Locations mentioned in this story   Listener Feedback

We had some great emails from Celtic Firegem, Manannan Mac Lir, and Morgana. Thank you so much folks!

Review

Anne is a Man

Anne Frid De Vires wrote us an amazing review that you can find on his blog about academic podcasts. He also wrote a follow-up where he offered us some serious advice which we followed at the end of the Irish Mythological Cycle series. Anne's blog is a fascinating resource. He says:

"While looking for Dutch audio, I discovered podcasts. When investigating the iTunes directories, I soon discovered the history and science podcasts I came to like so much. Among the first were Berkeley's History 5, Shrink Rap Radio and the Dutch podcast Simek 's Nachts. After many months of listening, I began this blog and dedicated it to reviewing the majority of podcasts I find."

 

Sources used in this Episode

Timeless Myths http://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/invasions.html#DanannArrival

Lebor Gabala http://members.aol.com/lochlan2/lebor.htm

The Irish Tradition http://members.aol.com/lochlan6/mlegend1.htm

The Battle of Moytura http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/1maghtured.html

The Second Battle of Moytura http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T300011.html

Lebor Gabala Erenn http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/lebor4.html#55

The Coming of the People of Dana http://www.celtic-twilight.com/celts/rolleston/chapter_iii.htm

Fight with the Fir Bolg http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm03.htm

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks

For voice acting: Edward and Morgan, our sons

For incidental music: Diane Arkenstone, The Secret Garden . See the Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise . 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.

 

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.

We'd like to wish you 'Slán Go Foill!', which is Irish for 'Goodbye', or more literally 'Wishing you safety for a while'!

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!

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Mar 01 2008

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Rank #4: CMP Special 39 Druid Special #1

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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:

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

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O.B.O.D. Logo

We encourage you to listen to the wonderful Prof. Roland Rotherham as he gives a very stimulating talk on "Sacred Wells and the Beheading Game" in Episode 84 of the super Druidcast. Shownotes and a download link for the Episode can be found at http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/resources/druidcast-obod-podcast).

The Fith-Fath Song

Damh the Bard

Herne's Apprentice

The Fith Fath Song, a traditional folk story tells of the traditional Shape-shifting archetype and is wonderfully, engaging and fast-paced tale set to music! It comes from Damh's debut album, Herne's Apprentice.

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.

Interview with Philip Shallcrass, aka Greywolf Head of the British Druid Order

Part 1 of our Interview

Greywolf, the Chief 'Wolfsbody' of the British Druid Order (the BDO) created the Order from his realisation he was a Druid in 1974 and his simultaneous realisation that Druids were the shamanic folk of ancient Britain and Europe. He has been chief of the BDO since 1979, sharing the role with Bobcat (aka Emma Restall Orr) between 1995 and 2002. He is a writer, musician, singer-songwriter, artist, roundhouse builder and thatcher. He currently lives in Wiltshire with two of his three sons, not far from his beloved Avebury. He writes regular blogs on Greywolf’s Lair.

The British Druid Order, rekindling the sacred fires of Druidry as a living, breathing, Earth-honouring, life-affirming spirituality for the 21st century, drawing inspiration from the threefold stream of Awen’s flow from its source, the Cauldron of the goddess Ceridwen. They offer Distance Learning Courses as well as many Retreats and Workshops at the Spiritual Centre of Wildways on the Borle. You can find his books and music on the BDO Website. You can find out more details about Greywolf on his Contributor Page on this website.

The Ancient Ones

Kellianna

The Ancient Ones

Kellianna is an accomplished musician and performer worldwide. Her CD's, Lady Moon, I Walk with the Goddess, Elemental, The Ancient Ones and Traditions 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.

In this show you can hear the title track from her iconic album. The Ancient Ones. Learn more about Kellianna on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Philip Shallcrass

Part 2 of our Interview

Greywolf inside Roundhouse

In this part of the Interview Philip talks about the Celtic connections of Druidry, shamanism and sweat lodges and reveals how he got the name of 'Greywolf'

Philip, Joe & Us - pic by Mike Shallcrass

Song at Wodnesbeorg

Philip Shallcrass

The Sign of the Rose

The Sign of the Rose is an album of songs, spells and invocations from BDO chief, Greywolf, aka Philip Shallcrass.

"Beginning with an invocation to the old Saxon gods of Britain, it moves into ‘Song at Wodnesbeorg,’ a song inspired by Greywolf’s meeting with Woden on an ancient burial mound in North Wiltshire. Next is an invocation of Awen, the sacred, flowing spirit of inspiration in our tradition. This is followed by a hymn to the divine feminine, ‘Lady of the Greenwood.’ Track 5, ‘Lover’ and the title track, ‘The Sign of the Rose,’ are lyrical love songs. ‘Autumn Spell’ is a prayer for healing, followed by ‘Hel’s Embrace,’ reflecting on the dark side of relationships, while the next track, ‘A Perfect Mirror,’ deals with love’s ability to find itself reflected in another’s soul." "‘Slide’ is an out-and-out rocker with some bitchin’ slide guitar work. ‘Sacrifice’ muses on what we may or may not be willing to give, or give up, for love. ‘Thanks’ is an expression of gratitude for the sheer strangeness of being alive. The final track, the 12-minute epic, ‘The Sweet Sorrow,’ is a tragic tale of love and loss, based on a traditional Scots ballad of the same name, here given a makeover with layered harp, bass, percussion and strings." [source] Listener Feedback

Sean

We play some super Listener Feedback from our old friend, Sean MacDhai! We mention that we started chatting to Sean on our Forums, but forgot to also mention that the forums have long since been taken down.

The Four Seasons

Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston

The Dance Goes On

Songs traditional and contemporary from England, Wales and France ... two voices in harmony, with guitar, octave mandola, laud and bowed psaltery. Blanche and Mike, formerly of Brocc (a much loved band on this show!), have a wide range of Celtic, Traditional, medieval, Welsh and French songs and tunes to their repertoire. Look out for more from this talented duo in future shows!

You can find out more about the superb Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston on their website or on their Contributor Page on this website.

Big Thanks

Big, big thanks for listening to our first Druid Special and we hope you enjoyed the show and we look forward to more of these wonderful interviews in the future! We'd like to wish you many, many blessings!

 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.

For Incidental Music

Gwilym Morus, for his specially composed pieces for our interviews. See his website at welshmythology.com 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.

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Apr 10 2014

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Rank #5: CMP032 Faerie Days and Faerie Knights

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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

 

News & Views

We tell everyone that we're going to closer down our Forums. We explain that they are not being used any more and that most folks talk to us on Facebook.

You can find us on our Facebook Show page, Gary's Profile, Ruthie's Profile or add us on Twitter @CelticMythShow.

You can also get hold of us by email at garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com

We also offer a big thanks to our Special Guest actors, Damh the Bard and Cerri Lee. You can find out more details at the bottom of these Show-notes.

Faerie Days and Faerie Knights: Part 3 of the First Branch and Part 3 of the Mabinogion

Episode 3 is also the third episode of the First Branch: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed. At this stage of the tale, Pwyll (wearing the shape of Arawn) is in the Otherworld, so we can't offer any maps! However, the names used (in order of appearance) in the story are listed below.

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..!

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Dyfed
  • Arawn
  • "Storm"
  • Elaine
  • Tylwyth Teg
  • Romani
  • Berwyn
  • Gwyneth

Promo - Woody Tales

Barry Patterson

How do you put across the idea of caring for the environment without talking down to people? The Wild Man of the Woods is probably the widest traveled Green Man in Britain! The show explores our changing relationship with nature and the landscape through songs, stories and humour - ancient and modern. He's been promoting natural history and local distinctiveness with considerable passion from Sunderland to Torquay, from Sherwood Forest to the inner city since 1991!  

You can find Barry Patterson's website at songandstory.co.uk and his Podcast is hosted on Soundcloud with a link and credits on his songandstory website.

You can also get in touch with Barry on Facebook or Twitter @wildmanofwoods.

Huge Thanks to our Guest Actors

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.

Damh is a musical storyteller who works within the world of myth that cannot be proved; where the Faerie really do dance on Midsummer's Eve, where the trees talk, and the Hollow Hills take you into the realms of Annwn. Where the Goddess rides her horse, guiding you to magic, and the Horned God of old calls us from the shadows of the Greenwood. [source]

Damh is also the relaxed voice behind Druidcast, the podcast from the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD).

You can find outmore about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee is a multi-talented visonary artist who can turn her hand to almost anything creative. She is inspired by nature, and the ancient Pagan myths and legends of many cultures, her beliefs as a modern day Druid as well as those around her. She can create anything from Rights of Passage gifts and altar pieces to wedding and birthday gifts, and will happily take on commisions. Each piece of artwork she creates is individual and can be personalised to you or your loved ones. Her artwork has been used for album covers, featured in leading Pagan magazines, used as tattoos, and her sculptures are sent throughout the world.

Cerri is equally in her element when she is up to her elbows in clay or painting one of her fabulous pictures. She is partner to Druid musican and long-time supporter of our show, Damh the Bard and can be found supporting him at many of his performances. You can see a gallery of Cerri's artist work on our website at Cerri's Gallery and you can find out more about Cerri and her work on her website or on our Contributor Page.

  Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends

Anne Roos

We are pleased to be able to bring you a superb piece by Anne, Adieu Mon Chou from her album Mermaids and Mariners. Thank you, Anne! You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Portcullis

A special thank you to Jason, Sue and Haydon for the wonderful courtly sounds of Portcullis that can be heard as the Minstrels playing at the court of Arawn in this episode. You can find out more about Portcullis on their website or on her Contributor Page.

Phil Thornton

We are proud to debut Phil in this show as he provides the music for the dance of the Tylwyth Teg with the track Summer Solstice 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.

  Sources used in this Episode

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies , Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks

For incidental music:

Zero Project, Winter Princess from Fairytale, and the Age of the Unicorn, The Lower Dungeons from Fairytale 2. From his amazing Disabled Emotions Suite, you can hear Part 1 and Part 4. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Torchomatic, Sunrise from his podsafe music. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor Page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. 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.

 

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.

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Dec 13 2012

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Rank #6: CMP039 Prophecy of the Druid

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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

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Hevaydd Hen
  • Gwawl
  • Rhiannon
  • Delwyn
  • Fae Ones/Fey Ones
  • Dyfed
  • Arberth
  • Ceryss
  • Caer Hevaydd
  • Bryn Caerau
  • River Sea-Voice
  • Ceredigion
  • Powys
  • Gwynedd
  • Pendaran
  • Plant Cael
  • Plentyn
  • Changeling
  • Awen
Locations Visited in this Episode

 

The Court of Hefaydd Hen

The Court of Hefeydd Hen (or Hyfaidd Hen) is of unknown location, but, according to the Mabinogion, certainly not in Dyfed.

But according to some other traditions, Hefeydd was the first King of Dyfed. Gorsedd Arberth was his burial place and also the entrance to Annwn. Is this the enchanted castle we shall see in the third Branch?

A hero called Hefeydd Hir is found in the 6th century epic poem Y Gododdin (composed by a Briton named Aneurin who lived in a land which is now part of Scotland). In the second Branch of the Mabinogion he appears as one of the Seven Knights, King Hefeydd of Dyfed who died in 892 etc. Hefeydd was a common name in Mediaeval Wales.

Medieval Wales, showing the Kingdom of Gwent

Listener Feedback

Timothy

We send thanks to Timothy from Finland for his greeting and play a wonderful chant based on the Song of Amergin sent in to us by our long-time friend, Inish.

 

Music - Wickerman

Spiral Dance

Wickerman

Wickerman – a song to celebrate our annual English Ale held in the beautiful Adelaide Hills town of Mylor. We honour many of the customs of our English Ancestors; Morris dancing, hobby horses, blackened faced guisers, the fiery torch lit procession with our pageant giants and the burning of the Wickerman. Our ritual celebrates the turning of the year after harvest and honours the old gods, ancestors and spirits of the land as we move into the darker time – the time of the Crone. Find out more about Spiral Dance and where to get hold of this superb track on their Contributor Page.

 

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Aug 26 2014

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Rank #7: CMP020 The Insult of Finbarr

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An insult with far-reaching consequences!

In this tale, we hear about the coming of Manannan Mac Lir to the Tuatha De Danann and a maiden that cannot eat mortal food. We hear about an insult that has dire effects and the coming of the Christian God to the Ancient Celts.

Full Show-notes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irish20

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:41
  • News & Views 1:07
  • Story 3:26
  • Listener Feedback -Nick, Steve 31:44
  • Promo - Druidic Dawn 35:24
  • Promo - The Fox 36:40

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 21st November 2008, 41m

We love to get your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

News & Views

The 30th November is St Andrew's Day and we talk about some of the traditional associations with the Scottish Saint. We also send good wishes to our American friends for Thanksgiving, which is in origin a Celtic festival.

 

The Insult of Finbarr

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

For more information about the Characters below, see our Biographies section.

  • Finbarr
  • Tuatha De Danaan
  • Sons of Mil
  • Manannan Mac Lir
  • Bodb Derg
  • Sidhe Buidb
  • Lake Deggert
  • Midir
  • Sidhe Truim
  • Sidhemall
  • Sidhe Neannta
  • Finbarr Meadha
  • Sidhe Meadha
  • Tadg Mor
  • Nuada
  • Sidhe Druim Dean
  • Abhartach
  • Illathar
  • Sidhe Buidhe
  • Fagartach
  • Sidhe Finnabrach
  • Ilbreac
  • Sidhe Aeda of Asseroe
  • Lir
  • Lugaid
  • Sidhe Finnachadh
  • Derg Diansgothach
  • Sidhe Cleitidh
  • Feth Fiadha
  • Feast of Goban
  • Sidhe Brugh
  • Emain Ablach
  • Erin
  • Ealcmar
  • Cairbre Cromfill
  • Sigma
  • Cairbre Cromm
  • Aengus Og
  • Dagda
  • Dichu
  • Roc
  • Eachdond Mor
  • Abartach
  • Sidhmall Siteach
  • Cruitin na Cuan
  • Sidhe
  • Curcog
  • Eithne
  • Munster
  • Cnoc Medha
  • Eremon
  • Laegaire
  • Niall Noigiallach
  • Tailginn

  

Listener Feedback

Nick, Steve

We read messages from listener Nick and listener Steve.

 

Promo - Druidic Dawn

Druidic Dawn

Druidic Dawn is non-affiliated to any Druid Association, Group, Order or Individual. It will be seeking an independent non-profit status in the near future. Overall it’s working towards becoming a social enterprise for the Global Druid Community. It is a balance, between a non-profit business model and Druidic working. The visible elements presented here are celebrating the diversity of its many Druidic Paths.

 

Promo - The Fox

The Fox

The Fox is a historical novel that contains adventure, ancient Celtic beliefs, sacrifice, love of family, ancient and modern culture, and divorce. Have you ever wondered who your ancestors were? How did they live? How did they die? Most of us do. Genealogy is a huge business. Curiosity about our bloodlines, our past, makes us want to go back as far as possible. But, genealogy can only go back as far as there are written records. What if you had a chance to find a connection to ancient roots? To someone who lived two thousand years ago? Proof you could touch and hold in your hand?

Aine Macrea has that chance. She is the archaeologist who is on the search for a vision. Jahna has come to her and lead her to discoveries.

In The Fox, you will follow the lives of Jahna and Lovern, two people who lived in what is now Scotland, during the time of the invading Romans. The Romans threatened Jahna and Lovern, their clan and most importantly, the life of their child. They struggled to find a way to stop the coming invasion and in doing so, left traces of their lives. Aine is working to rebuild her career and is led by instinct, or a vision (or is it a ghost?) to a hilltop in Scotland. Follow their stories in my podcast novel The Fox, you can also buy this book at Amazon.

 

Sources used in this Episode

http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/fosterage.html

http://www.isleofman.com/Home/Community/ePedia/Arts/Mythology /Mythology/Manannan.aspx

http://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/conversion.html

http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/celtic/ctexts/fosterage.html

http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Ring/2665/goibhniu.html

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/237171/Goibhniu

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks For Voice Acting: Edward Ashman, our son, as Aengus Mac Og Morgan Colcombe, our son as Ealcmar   For incidental music:

Armolithae, Endless Blue from Artanis. Jamendo. See the Contributor Page for details.

The Noizemakerz, Grid83 Conspiracy Podsafe Audio

eNoz, Transfiguration remix, Nuits de glace, Par une longue apres-midi d'attente from Nuits de Glace. See the Contributor Page for details.

Adragante, Les cordes de l'ame from les cordes de l'âme. See the Contributor Page for details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor Page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. 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.

 

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.

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Nov 21 2008

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Rank #8: CMP003 The Rule of Bres the Beautiful

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Bres is elected King over the Tuatha De Danaan and has a very eventful reign!

It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

 

Show Summary:

The Battle of Magh Tuireadh is over and after Nuada is seriously injured and Bres gets elected to be King over the Tuatha De Danaan. His reign, however, does not go exactly well. We hear of how the Dagda is treated and learn about the mysterious origin of Bres. Bres then turns to an unexpected source for allies.

This episode is the 3rd episode of the Irish Book of Invasions.

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Show Summary:

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:36
  • News & Views 1:15
  • Story 2:24
  • Listener Feedback - Damh the Bard 22:43

All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irish3

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

 

News & Views

We welcome St Patrick's Day for Ireland on March 15th. We also talk about the new Fiction list on the site, as well as the Character biographies. (The biographies have since been abadonned in favour of the excellent work done by Mary Jones).

The Rule of Bres the Beautiful - Episode 3 of the Irish Mythological Cycle and Part 3 of the Book of Invasions

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Rath
  • Connachta
  • Tailltiu
  • Coill Cuan
  • Eochaid
  • Sreng
  • Fir Bolg
  • Tuatha De Danaan
  • Cesair
  • Fintan
  • Partholon
  • Fomori
  • Tuan
  • Nemed
  • Fomor
  • Gann
  • Sengann
  • Samhain
  • Toree, Tory
  • Fir Domnan
  • Gaileanga
  • Magh Mor
  • Erc
  • Eithne
  • Balor
  • Cian
  • Diancecht
  • Temhair
  • Bres, Eochaid Bres
  • Eriu
  • Danu
  • Nechtan
  • Findgoll
  • Findemas
  • Ogma
  • Dagda
  • Kath Brese
  • Cridenbel
  • Aengus Mac Og
  • Cairbre
  • Etain
  • Nuada Argat-lamh
  • Miach
  • Airmed
  • Delbaeth
  • Elatha
  • Maeth Sceni

Locations mentioned in this story   Listener Feedback

We had an answer to Ruthie's question about the Welsh Red Dragon from Damh the Bard. Thank you Damh! We also mention that Damh is the host of Druidcast. We had a second email from George in Peru. Thank you so much for your amazing email.

Voice Feedback

We're very proud to bring you our first voice feedback from Erin from Columbus, Ohio. Thank you so much for your awesome feedback Erin.

 

Sources used in this Episode

Timeless Myths http://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/invasions.html#DanannArrival

Lebor Gabala http://members.aol.com/lochlan2/lebor.htm

The Irish Tradition http://members.aol.com/lochlan6/mlegend1.htm

The Second Battle of Moytura http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T300011.html

Lebor Gabala Erenn http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/lebor4.html#55

Cairpre''s Satire http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/cairpre.html

Reign of Bres http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm04.htm

Expulsion of Bres http://www.celtic-twilight.com/celts/rolleston/chapter_iii.htm

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks

For voice acting: Edward, our son.

For incidental music: Diane Arkenstone, The Secret Garden . See the Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise . See the Contributor page for details.

Time Ticks Away by Jigger. See their 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 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.

We'd like to wish you 'Slán Go Foill!', which is Irish for 'Goodbye', or more literally 'Wishing you safety for a while'!

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Mar 15 2008

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Rank #9: CMP Special 05a Samhain 2008 Part 1

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Celebrate the ancestors with the novel Ravenwolf!

We begin to celebrate the festival of the ancestors with some great music, an excerpt from the novel Ravenwolf and some very powerful poetry from renowned Irish poet Aine Mac Aodha.

Full show notes, details and Contributor pages over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/halloween1

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x

Released: 1st November 2008, 43m

We love to hear from you! Please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe

News & Views

We tell our listeners about the technical difficulties we have been having with a server crash and apologise for any delays. We also talk about the new Icelandic film about Vikings, Saga, and wonder where the Celtic films are? We also send greetings and welcomes to our new Portuguese listeners and with the help of Aline Martins from the Hy Brasil Podcast, Gary tries his hand at a little Portuguese.

Hy Brasil Podcast

Aline Martins

Aline Martins is the irrepressible hostess of the Hy Brasil podcast, the plays some great Celtic/Folk music (much in English) as well as discussing Celtic culture and beliefs.

You can find the podcast on mypodcast.com or Podbean, or find out more about Aline.

Hallowe'en

We also discuss some of the meaning of Hallowe'en or Samhain to the Ancient Celts and quote from Thomas Rolleston's book Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race which can be found on Sacred Texts.

 

Aftermath (Blar Loch Lochy)

by Saor Patrol

The unique sound of Scotland in the 21st century, bringing the sounds of the past into the present and launching the listener into an exciting future for this Scottish band based at their Kincardine headquarters in Scotland.

Those that have heard SAOR PATROL live never forget the visual image, and the vibrant energy they send out to their audience during a performance.

Their vibrant pipe tunes and drum rhythms please, and excite, many a crowd from all walks of life.

Still holding onto their unique sound and style they continue to combine old roots and new blood. Once again Saor Patrol has brought to you their very own Celtabilly music.

Aftermath (Blar-Nan-Leine 1544) Battle of the Field of Shirts

The Battle of Kinloch-Lochy, also known as the Battle of the Shirts or Blar na Léine, was a 1544 battle in Scotland, fought between branches of the Clan Donald, with the involvement of their allies the Clan Cameron against the Clan Fraser, led by Fraser of Lovat, who was aided by members of Clan Grant. The site was on Loch Lochy. [wiki]. See also Clan Cameron's description.

The Clanranald Trust

Duncarrow

All of the members of Saor Patrol are deeply involved in Charity Work, starting the Clanranald Trust. They say:

Our ultimate aim is to replicate a medieval Motte and Bailey Fort as an interactive educational visitor attraction (See more at DunCarron). The idea behind the project is to provide an arena in which groups, individuals and school parties can experience the atmosphere of an authentic medieval working community.

Once completed the Trust intend to use this development as a centre from which to base their work with the local community and educational institutions, whilst also offering a great forum for companies to entertain clients and employees alike. The Film and TV industries will also find the project useful as a “set”.

See their Myspace page and hear more music or visit their homepage, Saor Patrol. You can find out more details about Saor Patrol on their Contributor Page on our website. You can visit the Clan Ranald site or see more details on our Charity page.

Fire of the Gaels & Mise Eire

by Aine MacAodha

She says:

I am A writer and rising photographer from Omagh in Tyrone,Ireland, AkA (Ann Keys). I write poetry and Short Stories, was awarded The Tyrone Guthrie bursary from Omagh District council. Published in Magazines including, Argotist online,Luciole Press, Arabesque press, Red Pulp Writers,Shamrock Haiku, Irish Hailu, Citizen 32, The herald, Oasis Press, Forward Press, New Belfast Arts, Faces of the Goddess,and poetry now. My first collection of poems titled, 'Where The Three Rivers Meet', can be purchased as a hard copy or as a download.

You can find Aine on her Myspace page or more details about her on our Contributor Page, including where to get her book.

 

The Book of Invasions

by The Hungry Bentleys

Beautifully crafted, elegiac lyrics set to acoustic minor key. Guitar and piano blended like a vintage whisky. And those lyrics; at once verbose and precise.

Aural sketches of the persistent low cloud in John’s North Western home town, but Hungry Bentley also make time to notice the single shaft of sunlight breaking through, illuminating the Cemetery Gates.

Songs of love, songs of joy, songs of hope to make you smile and dream and weep.

This track is a collaboration between John of the Hungry Bentleys and Irish poet Nigel McLoughlin. Nigel McLoughlin is the author of four collections of poetry, the latest of which is Dissonances (bluechrome, 2007).

You can find the Hungry Bentleys on Myspace. You can find out more details about Nigel on his Myspace page or about them both on their Contributor Page on our website.

 

Ravenwolf

by Kelly Heckart

In this, the second contribution from Celtic Romance author Kelley Heckart, Ravenwolf takes the reader on a journey to an ancient land filled with spiteful goddesses who threaten to tear Ambiorix and Nemu apart.

To protect his family from harm, Ambiorix has no choice but to join the Roman Army, once again commanding a cavalry unit, and torn between the soldier inside and being a husband and father. Nemu must confront a past life that is filled with betrayal, loss and revenge.

As her past life collides with her present life, she finds herself trapped in the Celtic Underworld by a god who was once obsessed with her when she was known as Becuille.

You can visit Kelley Heckart's website or find out much more about her and where to get her books on our Contributor Page.

 

Song of the Sea

by Sharon Knight

Alive with soulful longing, passionate hope, and vivid imagery, the music of Sharon Knight is a journey into the otherworldly mists of a timeless land, filled with brave heroes, epic love, and mythical quests.

For more than 10 years, the San Francisco Celtic songstress has been performing and recording her unique musical vision as both a solo artist and fronting the world-rock fusion band Pandemonaeon. Her voice is strong and soulful, with a hint of vulnerability, and her striking poetry is set to lush instrumentation reminiscent of Loreena McKennitt’s work. Sharon has also been favorably compared with Fairport Convention, Stevie Nicks, and Tori Amos.

Sharon can be found on Myspace, but Sharon's own website, Sharon Knight: Music, Myth & Magic is a beautifully designed tour de force about Sharon and her work. You can find out more about Sharon on her Contributor Page on our website. 

 

Feedback

We talk about the inspiration that Dave Jackson of the School of Podcasting has given us as regards making our website more useable by the Visually Impaired on Show 155. As a Thank You, we play you his Promo.

Promo - School of Podcasting

Dave Jackson

School Of Podcasting Morning Announcements is the superb podcast that goes with Dave's School of Podcasting. I must admit I have been following this for quite a while now. Dave says:

If you are looking to start a church podcast to reach a global audience, a business podcast looking to qualify leads, a school looking to boost education through podcasting, an entrepreneur looking to get more sales, I’ve helped them all start and launch successful podcasts.

Check out the School of Podcasting.

Irish Phrase of the Day

Go Raith Maith Agat - Thank you very much. Also, in the show we mention that this means Thank you a Thousand Times - that's wrong. Oops! The phrase for Thank you a Thousand times is Go Raith Mile Maith Agat.

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For incidental music:

The Village's Inn & Before Midnight, from Artanis by Armolithae. See the Contributor Page for details.

Commemmoration from Heart of Winter by Frozen Silence. See the Contributor Page for details.

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

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.

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Nov 02 2008

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Rank #10: CMP Special 15 Samhain 2009

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Rowan of the Wood story and all about the Hag Goddess This is the Samhain Holiday Special featuring 6 wonderful pieces of music, a fantastic section of the Celtic novel for Young Adults, "Rowan of the Wood" and an in-depth study on the Celtic Hag Goddess, the Cailleach. We are also very proud to bring you a world exclusive preview of a track from Damh the Bard's new album, Tales From The Crowman.

More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/rowan

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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

News & Views

We mention the fact that Gary's health is worsening and he is waiting for an operation and apologise for the delay we are bound to have in getting the shows to you. As soon as we are able, we'll be back up to speed again.

Bard Song

by Jenna Greene

Bard Song: A song to honor the original storytellers and songwriters. It is because of their great skill that the ancient nature myths are alive and vibrant today. 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.

 

Visions of the Cailleach

by Sorita d'Este and David Rankine

Standing astride the British landscape, looms the giant blue form of the Cailleach. Whether she is seen as a benevolent earth-shaping giantess, harsh winter hag goddess, shape-shifting crone, guardian of sacred wells and animals, or ancient bestower of sovereignty; the Cailleach appears in many roles and manifestations in myths and legends across the British Isles. Tracking the Cailleach across thousands of years through folklore, literature and place names, the authors have uncovered startling references which hint at a hidden priestess cult worshipping the Cailleach from ancient times through into the twentieth century. By exploring her myths and legends, they demonstrate the hugely significant role of the Cailleach in the early history of the British Isles.

Beinn na Caillich and Goir a' Bhlair - the seat of the Cailleach

Looking beyond the veil of the sacred landscape, the vision of the Cailleach confronts the seeker, in hills and rocks, lakes and wells, burial chambers and stormy skies. Now finally the primal elemental power of the Cailleach is revealed in her full glory, in the tales and places of Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man; as well as in traces of her presence in England, Wales, Jersey, Brittany, Spain and Norway.

For more details about the book visit the Avalonia site or you can buy the book on Amazon.

 

The Pattern

by Willson & McKee

The Pattern is a poem that Kim wrote after her first trip to Ireland and hearing about the myths and legends of the Women knitting a pattern in her husband and sons sweaters to identify them if they were lost at sea and then recovered later. We later put it to music but here is the poem form. Kim & Kenny perform Celtic music under the name of Willson & McKee.

You can listen to more of the album on their website at www.jigheads.com and you can find our more about this talented duo on their Contributor Page on our website.

 

Niall of the Nine Hostages from 'Visions of the Cailleach'

by Sorita d'Este & David Rankine

Distinguished esoteric authors and researchers Sorita d'Este and David Rankine share a lifelong passion for the legends and myths of our ancestors, as well as for magic, mysticism and religion. They have collaborated on dozens of projects since 2000, including "The Isles of the Many Gods" and "The Guises of the Morrigan". They are well known and respected for the workshops, community groups and ceremonies they facilitated, as well as for the more than 20 books they have written, both jointly, as solo projects and with other authors.

If you want to learn more about Sorita's work see her website and blog at www.sorita.co.uk and for David (including his work with occult scholar Stephen Skinner) see www.ritualmagick.co.uk.

 

Banshee

by The Blarney Rebel Band

The Blarney Rebel Band hails from the Celtic hotbed of Central New York. From the instant they take the stage, the principal aim of The Blarney Rebel Band is to get the audience dancing, clapping and singing (and maybe raising the occasional pint!) With their rousing renditions of all types of traditional Irish music, from rollicking pub tunes, lively sea songs, moving ballads and stirring rebel songs to hand-clapping jigs and reels, they are sure to achieve that aim.

You can find out more about the band on their website or on their Contributor Page.

 

Rowan of the Wood

by Christine & Ethan Rose

Cullen meanders through the redwood forest each day on his way to school with a book in his hands, losing himself in fantastic worlds of elves, fairies, and wizards. His life changes when he stumbles upon an ancient magic wand inhabited by Rowan, a powerful wizard. He inadvertently releases this wizard and finds himself possessed with a great power and an obsessive need to find a lost love. 

Rowan and Fiana were separated on their wedding day, fourteen centuries ago. Rowan survives, trapped in time until a young boy releases him. Fiana uses dark magic to stay alive and young, continuously searching for her husband. Over the centuries, she descends deeper and deeper into the darkness, eventually giving up her search, until a young boy brings him back to her.

For more details about the book visit the Rowan of the Wood site or you can buy the book on Amazon. You can find out more about the authors and the books on their Contributor Page.

 

Shore of Dreams

by Paul Newman

Paul has allowed us to play his powerful evocative song based on Celtic Mythology, the Shore of Dreams, from a forthcoming unreleased album.

You can find out more about Paul on his website or on his Contributor Page.

Standing with Stones DVD

by Michael Bott and Rupert Soskin

Standing With Stones is both a documentary film and an experience. Michael Bott and Rupert Soskin share a passion for archaeology, and in 2001 they teamed up to create a film exploring the richness and variety of our nation's prehistoric monuments and the people who built them. The DVD is an exploration into the wealth of prehistoric sites throughout Great Britain and Ireland on a scale never before attempted on film.

This remarkable film takes the viewer to over a hundred sites throughout Britain and Ireland, exploring the diversity and wonder of our Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments. From the very south of England to the far Scottish Isles, Standing With Stones is a voyage of discovery revealing the extraordinary richness of our prehistoric past. Written and presented by Rupert Soskin, the DVD has 224 minutes of special features to accompany the 136 minutes of the main presentation. The main film is divided up into 7 sections: The West Country, Southern England, Wales, Ireland, Isle of Man & Northern England, Scotland and the Scottish Isles.

You can find out more about the Standing With Stones documentarty on the DVD website.

Tribal Gathering

by Keltoria

Keltoria is a Celtic music “group” based in the Knockmealdown Mountains of South Tipperary in Ireland. Keltoria music is a hybrid of powerful, elemental traditional Celtic and New Age styles that is pretty unique.

Powerful and Elemental are the key words here. Driven by thundering rhythms and frantic strings, this is not for the faint hearted. A combination of haunting, gothic/celtic atmospheres and thundering rhythms creates a music that is “spiritual” in the sense of the raw power of nature. This is music to make your spirit jump up and fling itself about in wild, whirling abandon.

More than that, we'd like to offer a heart-felt thank you to the band for giving us unlimited access to their music for the Show. They are amazing people.

You can find out more about the Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor Page.

Listener Feedback

from James in London

We read an email from James from London about Prof. Dr. Rotherham's Ladies of the Grail lecture and talk about Matthew and the Magical Times magazine.

Magical Times Magazine

The Magical Times covers everything magical and with a faerie theme... 

The environmentally-friendly A5 magazine is published three times a year by Magical Festivals. It was originally released as a pagan magazine but, after many requests from readers, it now includes artwork and features with faery subjects.

Since the magazine's launch, the response has been overwhelming in its support. It has been great to hear such lovely words from people all over the world.

You can find out more about the Magical Times on the website.

Promo - Pagan Perspectives on Blogtalk Radio

The Revered Silvanius Treewalker presents the Pagan Perspectives show. He presents a show that deals with issues that Modern pagans deal with. Also he will discuss traditions and practices of many different Pagan groups

You can find out more about the Pagan Perspectives on their website. They also have an online social community on the Ning network.

Promo - Pagan Perspectives on Blogtalk Radio

New Media From The New Forest? That's Right… From The Heart Of The Forest To Your Earbuds And Speakers, It's The Weekly New Forest Podcast With Me, Alex Fenson! It's Rather Good… You Should Listen To It…

You can find out more about Alex and the the New Forest Podcast on their website.

Twa Corbies

by Damh the Bard

We're really proud to be able to bring you an early preview of the new album from the astounding Damh the Bard. The album, pictured left, is called Tales from the Crowman adn the track we have been allowed to bring you is the Twa Corbies - that classic folk-song that Damh adds his own unique style to.

These songs (apart from the Green Fields of France and Wild Mountain Thyme) are modern interpretations of classic folk songs. The source of these songs lay with the great folk song collectors such as Cecil Sharp, Francis James Child, and the Copper family. These are songs that were transmitted through word of mouth, songs of the lower classes, music with no known composer.

You can find out more about Damh, his wonderful albums and his Druidry on his website or on his Contributor Page.

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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 :)

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Special Thanks

Frozen Silence, Winter from Heart of Winter. See the Contributor Page for details.

Scott Boswell, Samhain Dance from Jug of Punch. See his Contributor Page for details.

JEM, Marc et Virginie (instr) from Régression. See the Contributor Page for details.

Jaime Heras, El Fuego Que Corre from Album de foto. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Flavio Simone, Attente from Orchestrale. See his Contributor Page for more details.

James Underberg The Battle, A Lonely Dance and Z. See the Contributor Page for more details.

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.

Time Ticks Away by Jigger 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 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! :)

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1hr 42mins

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Rank #11: CMP028 The Realm of the Ever-Living

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Four Tales about Manannan and the Many-Coloured Land

This collection of four tales forms the middle section of the Saga of Manannan. Here we learn more of the nature of the Realm of the Ever-Living - Manannan's Kingdom - The Many-Coloured Land. Mortals may venture there (when given guidance) or be summoned there by the Sidhe but whether they return or not remains a mystery..

Full Shownotes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irish28 Show Summary:

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 12 July 2009, 44m

Call us! We love to get your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

 

News & Views

We talk about setting up a new email address, garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, so that listeners can get replies a lot faster if one of us is busy. We also confirm that we're running a bit late and will do our best to get the shows out.

The Realm of the Ever-Living: Part 2 of the Saga of Manannan

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

For more information about the Characters below, see our Biographies section.

  • Manannan
  • Erin
  • Bran
  • Ferbal
  • Emhain
  • Lir
  • Curragh
  • Nechtan
  • Collbrain
  • Cormac
  • Conn
  • Teamhair
  • Aille
  • Carpre Lifecar
  • Ethne
  • Riders of the Sidhe
  • Hazels of Buan
  • Tara
  • Ulaid
  • Finn
  • Fianna
  • Ciabhan
  • Dun Sobairce
  • Tir Tairngaire
  • Loch Luchra
  • Men of Dea
  • Gebann
  • Cliodna
  • Teite's Strand
  • Teite Brec
  • Iuchnu
  • Connla of the Red Hair
  • Uisnech
  • Tir Na-mBeo
  • Sidhe
  • Magh Mell
  • Coran the Druid
  • Traig Mor

Listener Feedback

Ariel

We play some audio feedback from Ariel of the Druidic Craft of the Wise podcast.

Promo - Druidic Craft of the Wise

Lectures on witchcraft and spiritual development, based on the teachings of the Druidic Craft of the Wise. We, the Lance and Grail Coven, have been an active part of the neo-pagan movement since 1990. You can find out more details about the Drudic Craft of the Wise on their website or on the main DCW website.

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The Lakefront Pagan Voice

I’m Scarlet, an eclectic pagan living in Milwaukee, WI, next to beautiful Lake Michigan. Join me for discussions on pagan topics and more. Please feel free to contact me, my email is lakefrontpaganvoice@yahoo.com and you can find me on MySpace, FaceBook and PaganSpace. Feedback feeds the soul and makes the podcasters world go round!

Chat

We also talk about Damh the Bard and ask our listeners who are fans to email the Pagan Spirit Gathering to request that Damh come to the USA. Their email addresses are below:-

Pagan Spirit Gathering: Email circle@circlesanctuary.org

Damh the Bard: Email paganbard@gmail.com

 

Sources used in this Episode

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm20.htm

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm21.htm

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm22.htm

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm23.htm

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks

For incidental music:

Jaime Heras, La voz de los angeles rotosfrom La voz de los angeles rotos. See the Contributor Page for details.

Adragante, Rage au Coeur from harmonie cosmique, molly macalpin from Tradincelt. See the Contributor Page for details.

Evan, Rever... Peut-etre... Part 2 from Rever... Peut-etre.. See the Contributor Page for details.

Frozen Silence, Ray of Light & Lucid Dream from Frozen Silence. See the Contributor Page for details.

Miguel Herrerro, Pride from Soundtrack EP 2 and Medieval from Soundtrack EP. See the Contributor Page for details.

Kenjiakira, Theme of the Gaps from Dream Requiem. See the Contributor Page for details.

Sydney Poma, Elle souffre from Compositions Audiovisu'Elle.. See the Contributor Page for details.

Shane D Rymer, Complaint v1 from Celestial Mechanics. See the Contributor Page for details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor Page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. 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.

 

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.

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 :)

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Jul 12 2009

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Rank #12: CMP021 Fostered by Milk Pails

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Eithne meets Saint Padraig and Aengus Og hunts for her

We return with part 2 of the Fosterage of two Milk Pails story. In this story, which is part 2 of a 2 part story, we hear about the how Eithne meets Padraig the Saint and converts to Christianity. When Aengus Og eventually finds her, we discover what happens to the stricken maid.

Full Show-notes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irish21

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 12th December 2008, 28m

Please send us a message! We love to get your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

News & Views

We introduce our Christmas schedule and thank all of the people who have voted on their choice of Myths for next Spring.

 

Fostered by Milk Pails

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

For more information about the Characters below, see our Biographies section.

  • Sons of Mil
  • Tuatha De Danaan
  • The Tailginn
  • Padraig the Saint
  • Erin
  • Eithne
  • Feth Fiadha
  • Brugh na Boinne
  • Calpurnius
  • Aengus Og
  • Curcog
  • Ros Dighair
  • The Dagda
  • Finbarr
  • Manannan mac Lir
  • Ilbrec
  • Sigmall
  • Abhartach
  • Bodb
  • Fodhla
  • Ceall Eithne
  • Ceasan
  • Fid Gaible
  • Cluain Cesain
  • Ros Mic Treoin
  • Fianna
  • Finn-magh

  

Listener Feedback

Sarah

We read a message from listener Sarah and send a shout out of thanks for the votes cast on Podcast Alley.

 

Promo - Dale Jarvis - Storyteller

Dale Jarvis - Storyteller

Storyteller Dale Jarvis, based in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, presents a selection of ghost stories, traditional tales and stories of the fairies. You never know what you'll be able to hear. Enjoy the stories, or subscribe to the podcast!

 

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Druidcast

Your host is Damh the Bard and in each episode he will feature poetry, story and song offered by Bards throughout the world. There will also be interviews with people from the Druid tradition, seasonal thoughts, explorations of Celtic mythology and history, reviews, and competitions. You can hear the full podcasts at: http://www.druidcast.libsyn.com/ or subscribe through your podcatcher, or through iTunes.

 

Sources used in this Episode

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm11.htm

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks For Voice Acting: Morgan Colcombe, our son as Aengus Mac Og   For incidental music:

eNoz, Pagode onirique,from Nuits de Glace. See the Contributor Page for details.

Adragante, Marche de ferrel from les cordes de l'âme. See the Contributor Page for details.

Maya Filipic, Stories from Emona II from Between Two Worlds. See the Contributor Page for details.

Sara Ayers, lilySoloVoiceCoda from Sara Ayers. See the Contributor Page page for more details.

James Underberg, Thursday Kiss from Podsafe Audio. See the Contributor Page page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor Page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. 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.

 

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.

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!

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Dec 12 2008

27mins

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Rank #13: CMP026 Blood And Fire

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A tale of the Morrigan, a Vision-Quest and the Lay of Brighid

In this tale we hear about the old Shannachie, Laoidheach, who visits a clan to bring them news. He is encouraged by a lively young woman to tell tales of the Old Gods. So he tells her all he knows of the Morrighan and takes her on a Vision Journey. Afterwards, she asks him to teach her the Lay of Brighid.

Full Shownotes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irish26

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:40
  • News & Views 1:14
  • Story 2:52
  • Listener Feedback - Bel, Liz and Scarlet 26:28
  • Promo - Kirins 31:02
  • Promo - Tribeways 33:40

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 16th May 2009, 37m

Please send us a message! We love to get your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

 

News & Views

We apologise for getting Cindy Spear's name wrong in our last show, the Beltane 2009 Holiday Special, SP11. We called her Cindy Ross instead of Cindy Spear.

We also offer support for our Contributing authors who are offering Competitions. We have two to tell you about - both of whom have excerpts from their books for us to perform later on in the year.

Rhonda Carpenter, author of The Mark of a Druid has competitions on her website.

Christine Rose, author with Ethan Rose, of Rowan of the Wood, is running a competition with a Kindle 2 as a prize which you can find details about on their website.

 

Blood and Fire

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

For more information about the Characters below, see our Biographies section.

  • Laoidheach the Shannachie
  • Ulaid
  • Beltainne
  • Shannachie
  • Moya
  • Gráinne
  • Faolán
  • Morrighan
  • Teamhair
  • Fianna
  • Mechi
  • Magh Mechi
  • Magh Fertaige
  • Mac Cecht
  • Erin
  • Magh Luathad
  • Cu Chulainn
  • Conchobar
  • Finched
  • Cualgne
  • Cruachan
  • Taichinem
  • Conaire Mor
  • Odras
  • Connac Hua Cuined
  • Sidhe
  • Falga
  • Sliabh Buane
  • Magh Rath
  • Congal Claen
  • Cluantarbh
  • Murchadh
  • Brian
  • Badb
  • Dunbolg
  • Aedh
  • Niall
  • Brighid/Brigit
  • Leinster
  • Aine
  • Manannan
  • Cathair Aine
  • Leanan Sidhe
  • Oilioll Oluim
  • River Maigh
  • Luimnech
  • Magh Mucruimhe
  • Magh Mucruimhe
  • Craig Liath
  • Aoibhell
  • Munster
  • Dubhlaing ua Artigan
  • Meardha
  • Connachta
  • Lochlann
  • Muirthemne
  • River Liffey
  • Catháir the Great
  • Curragh
  • Logaire
  • Ailill Áne
  • Labraid Longsech
  • Dinn Rig
  • Cobthach the Slende
  • Lore
  • Oengus of Róiriu
  • Maistiu
  • Mug Airt
  • Alenn
  • Crimthan
  • Bresal Bree
  • Elg
  • Fiachra Fobree
  • Ferus
  • Finn
  • Roth
  • Sétna
  • Carbre Niafer
  • Fiachna
  • Fomuin
  • Bregia
  • Iuchna
  • Tadg
  • Nuada Necht
  • Feradach
  • Dunlang
  • Fornochta
  • Illan
  • Enna
  • Cormac
  • Carbre
  • Colman
  • Brandub
  • Faelan the Fair
  • Fianamail
  • Braiin
  • Conall
  • Dian

  

Listener Feedback

Bel, Liz and Scarlet

We read a message from Bel and listen to voice feedback from Liz and Scarlet from the Lakefront Pagan Voice podcast

 

Promo - Kirins

by James Priest

Kirins: The Spell of Noan

A race of tiny, magical beings lives on Earth today. They dwell in elaborate tree homes and mysterious underground sanctuaries. Because of an ancient dispute, however, humans are unaware of their hidden civilization.

They are kirins.

For thousands of years they lived in peace. But a deadly menace now threatens their existence. A party of daring explorers, led by the wise magician Speckarin, is sent on trained ravens to destroy an evil lurking a continent and an ocean away. Failure of this mission would mean death to the voyagers and the entire kirin race. But their success will depend on aid from a truly unexpected source, human beings.

Fly with these adventurers and witness today's world as it has never before been seen. You'll find yourself looking to the skies for this mystical race of beings, because maybe, just maybe . . .

You can access this Podiobook on podiobooks.com or James Priest's website.

Promo - Tribeways

Tribeways: The ADF Podcast Tribeways

The ADF Podcast (now sadly pod-faded) is a selection of recordings broadcast each High Day featuring liturgy, essays, reviews, chants, poetry, music, workshops and celebrations from ADF members. Tribeways runs on submissions, so please see our submission guidelines to get involved!

Ár nDraíocht Féin

 

Promo - Lakefront Pagan Voice

The Lakefront Pagan Voice

I’m Scarlet, an eclectic pagan living in Milwaukee, WI, next to beautiful Lake Michigan. Join me for discussions on pagan topics and more. Please feel free to contact me, my email is lakefrontpaganvoice@yahoo.com and you can find me on MySpace, FaceBook and PaganSpace. Feedback feeds the soul and makes the podcasters world go round!

 

Sources used in this Episode

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm15.htm

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm14.htm

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm16.htm

http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/brigithymn.html#english

SOURCES: The Book of Leinster. l.7148-25.

"Hail Brigit": an Old-Irish poem on the Hill of Alenn. ed. and trans. Kuno Meyer. Halle a.S., M. Niemeyer, 1912.

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks

For incidental music:

Armolithae, Endless Blue, Artanis, Before Midnight and Lost in the Green Sea from Artanis. See the Contributor Page for details.

Evan, Peut Etre Part 3 from Rever... Peut-etre.. See the Contributor Page for details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor Page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. 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.

 

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.

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:

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May 15 2009

36mins

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Rank #14: CMP023 Gifts of the Gods

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The Kings of the Tuatha De Danaan make an important decision

In this tale, the mighty Bodb Dearg brings three Princes to the House of Angus Og in the Brugh na Boinne. The Kings of the Tuatha De Danaan make an important decision.

Full Shownotes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irish23

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 6th March 2009, 24m

Please send us a message! We love to get your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

News & Views

We introduce some of the new facilities on the website, including the new Voicemail service that costs the same wherever in the world you come from. We also talk about the new podcast of Celtic Myth Podshow news posts.

 

Gifts of the Gods

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

For more information about the Characters below, see our Biographies section.

  • Sons of Mil
  • Tuatha De Danaan
  • Manannan
  • Lir
  • Erin
  • Goban the Smith
  • Bodb Dearg
  • Dearg
  • Ilbrech
  • Sidhe Fionnachaidh
  • Slieve Fuad
  • Midhir the Proud
  • Bri Leith
  • Angus Og
  • Sidhe Femen
  • Cliach
  • Three Rosses
  • Connacht
  • Loch Bel Sead
  • Da Derga's Inn
  • Conaire
  • Atrach
  • Aedh
  • Fianna
  • Alban
  • Brugh na Boinne
  • Lugaid Menn
  • Eochaid
  • Fiacha
  • Ruide
  • Doirenn
  • Aife
  • Aillbhe
  • Rachlainn
  • Rath Chobtaige
  • Teamhair
  • Aine
  • Modharn
  • geasa
  • Fertuinne
  • Trogain
  • Scathniamh
  • Caoilte
  • Cruachan
  • Conan Maol

  

Listener Feedback

Scarlett

We read a message from listener Scarlett, and one from John who comes up with a call for language help. We also send a shout out to the latest families in the Family History section of the forum.

 

Promo - The Infinite & the Beyond

The Infinite & the Beyond

Based in Southern New Jersey, The Infinite and the Beyond is an esoteric podcast for the introspective pagan mind. Join us as we explore a variety of topics that relate to life and one's unique spiritual journey. Topics focus on paganism, occultism, parapsychology, science, society, and culture in the 21st century. You can hear the full podcasts at: http://infinitebeyond.libsyn.com/ or subscribe through your podcatcher, or through iTunes.

 

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Irish & Celtic Music Podcast

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is a free, bi-monthly, downloadable radio show of independent Irish & Celtic music. Irish drinking songs, Scottish folk songs, bagpipes, music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Wales, Nova Scotia, Galacia, Australia, the United States, and around the world. You can subscribe through your podcatcher, or through iTunes.

 

Sources used in this Episode

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm11.htm

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks For Voice Acting: Edward Ashman, our son as Angus Og, Morgan Colcombe, our son as a Prince of the Tuatha Matt Howard as the Sons of Men   For incidental music:

Adragante, Ballade from les cordes de l'âme. See the Contributor Page for details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor Page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. 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.

 

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.

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 :)

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Mar 06 2009

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Rank #15: CMP027 The Raggedy Man

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The beginning of the Saga of Manannan, the Sea God

This tale is the first part of three in the Saga of Manannan. We hear many of the short exploits of the Sea God and he decides to visits the Nobles of Erin in the guise of a rogueish tramp. Are they ready for the wiles of Manannan?

Full Shownotes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irish27 Show Summary:

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:40
  • News & Views 1:14
  • BYKI Competition 04:52
  • Story 2:23
  • Listener Feedback - Don 28:05
  • Promo - Scotland Outdoors 29:17
  • Promo - Stone Pages 32:16

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 30th May 2009, 36m

Call us! We love to get your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

 

News & Views

We describe the new Yahoo Pingbox that we have on the front page of our website and announce the launch of our very first competition (BYKI Irish). To enter send an email to garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com with the word 'competition' in the subject line and the answer in the body of the email.

The Raggedy Man: Part 1 of the Saga of Manannan

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

For more information about the Characters below, see our Biographies section.

  • Manannan
  • Lir
  • Tuatha De Danaan
  • Sons of Mil
  • Amergin
  • Erin
  • Uillenn Faebarderg
  • Magh Cuilen
  • Loch Orbson
  • Badb
  • Etain
  • Conaire
  • Deirdre
  • Emhain
  • Sidhe
  • Diannuid
  • Fianna
  • Cuchulainn
  • Gae Bulg
  • Conchubar
  • Uisnech
  • Emain Macha
  • Ulaid
  • Cathbad
  • Culain
  • Falga
  • Tiabhal
  • Selkie
  • Muirthemne
  • Muc-Inis
  • Loch Conn
  • Tuaig
  • Tuag
  • Teamhair
  • Fer Ferdiad
  • Inver Glas
  • Baile Cronin
  • Luimnech
  • Lis Mor
  • Portlairge
  • Finn
  • Fianna
  • Gilla Decair
  • Cnoc Aine
  • O'Donnell's Kern
  • Aodh Dubh O'Donnell
  • Belatha Senaig
  • Dun Monaidhe
  • Alban
  • Ile
  • Cionn-tire
  • Rachlainn
  • Sliabh Fuad
  • Seaghan
  • Son of the Earl
  • Desmumain
  • Duartane O'Duartane
  • Ess Ruadh
  • Ceiscorainn
  • Corsleive
  • Magh Lorg
  • Dagda
  • Hy'Conaill Gabhra
  • Cruachan
  • Magh Ai
  • Rann
  • Sligach
  • O'Conchubar
  • Connachta
  • Munster
  • Sionnan
  • Tadg O'Cealaigh

Listener Feedback

Don

We read a message from Don who says Go Raibh maith agat! which means thank you very much.

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Scotland Outdoors

Your free, weekly, pocket guide to the Scottish outdoors. A flavour of the countryside in 15 minutes!

Visit the BBC Scotland site or go directly to the Scotland Outdoors podcast.

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Stone Pages Archaeo News

Stone Pages in collaboration with BAJR presents a weekly podcast with the latest archaeology news, mainly related to prehistory, megalithic monuments and discoveries. It is often difficult to find some news about the most recent archaeological meetings, digs and breathtaking discoveries. As we are particularly interested in prehistoric and megalithic monuments, we are trying to collect every bit of information about them and to put it inside this website. In these pages you can find the latest news about those special events, people and places mainly related to Europe's most ancient heritage.

Visit the Stone Pages website or go directly to the podcast & news page.

 

Sources used in this Episode

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm18.htm

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm19.htm

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm20.htm

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks

For incidental music:

Adragante, Queste from les cordes de l'âme. See the Contributor Page for details.

Aka Jules, Concerns, Yearning, Failure, Missing and Carelessness from Whenever It Happens. See the Contributor Page for details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor Page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. 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.

 

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.

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!

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May 29 2009

35mins

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Rank #16: CMP024 The Red Man of All Knowledge

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Tales and Stories of the Mighty Dagda

In this tale we hear about the arrival of the Elder Gods and learn more about the Mighty Dagda. In the time when the Dagda held court at the Brugh na Boinne, Corgenn the King of Connachta comes to visit and Aedh, the son of the Dagda makes a pass at his wife...

Full Shownotes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irish24

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 4th April 2009, 24m

Please send us a message! We love to get your feedback, please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

News & Views

We introduce the new Menu system on the website, let you know about the Pagan Poetry Pages poetry competition. On www.paganpoetrypages.com in the members forum, they’ve posted two images as inspiration - all you have to do is look and write a poem. The best , most original take on it wins! Just go to the section marked PPP competitions and follow the instructions on how to post an entry. The winner will receive a great prize; a £20 gift voucher for Amazon and a free copy of Pagan Paeans, the first PPP anthology (out May 1st!). If you are not already a member, just register, it’s free and very easy to do! We also report on the Independent article about the Celts and the Vikings living together peacefully.

 

The Red Man of All Knowledge

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

For more information about the Characters below, see our Biographies section.

  • Dagda
  • Tuatha De Danaan
  • Shannon
  • Erin
  • Morrighan
  • Cermait Honey-Mouth
  • Grey of Macha
  • Cu Chulainn
  • Dabilla
  • Boann
  • Mata
  • Druimne
  • Luchair
  • Teamhair
  • Ainge
  • Gaible
  • Nuada
  • Brugh na Boinne
  • Dichu
  • Len Linfiaclach
  • Fand
  • Flidhias
  • Indeoin na Dese
  • Tuirbe
  • Goban
  • Tulach na Bela
  • Corann
  • Diancecht
  • Cailcheir
  • Debrann
  • Connachta
  • Ceis Corain 
  • Niall
  • Tarba
  • Plain of Ai
  • Angus Og
  • Manannan
  • Lir
  • Corgenn
  • Aedh
  • Loch Feabhail
  • Garban
  • Imheall
  • Aileac

  

Listener Feedback

Robyn, Ben

We read messages from listeners Robyn and Ben, and drop a hint that we've got another story be the wonderful author, Willie Meikle coming up. We also send a shout out to the Gillies family from the Family History section of the forum.

 

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N.O.D.

The New Order of Druids

This podcast is a way to get in touch with our members and also teach the public about the Celts, their mythology and their religion. In short, the New Order of Druids (or N.O.D. in short) was formed as a "Free Celtic Online Community for those who seek the Druid Path", but in the mean time, it has grown to become much more than that, also implementing an Online Druid College called "Grove of Dana", and founding local groves in the world.

 

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Raise a Racket

Podcast novelists and their audience enjoy the intimacy of the medium, but still depend on brief blurbs and book covers to find a match. We make this connection simpler. Our goal is to provide an inclusive podcast for listeners on upcoming Podiobooks.com releases and give authors a voice in promoting their works to an interested audience.

 

Sources used in this Episode

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm13.htm

http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/oengus_house.html#english

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks For incidental music:

Adragante, Les Cordes de l'âme and Queste from les cordes de l'âme. See the Contributor Page for details.

Armolithae, Twilight onthe Mountain from Artanis. See the Contributor Page for details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor Page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. 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.

 

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.

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:

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Apr 03 2009

23mins

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Rank #17: CMP Special 06 Yule Holiday Special 2008

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Yule traditions, a great story and some rockin' music for the holidays!

In this our Midwinter, Yule, Holiday Special we bring you a piece about the meanings of Yule and its traditions, some poems, four great pieces of music and an excerpt from Priestess of the Forest by Ellen Evert Hopman. The story is set in 3rd Century Ireland and tells of the meeting of Ethne, a Druid Healer and Ruadh, a member of the Fianna.

Full show notes, details and Contributor pages over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/yule2008

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x

Released: 20th December 2008, 56m

We love to hear from you! Please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe

News & Views

We talk about some more amazing new fairy art that has been submitted to us by renowned artist, Justin Russell, and describe the new book he is writing. Both of us have been interviewed by Christopher Blackmore for Action magazine for the AREN organisation.

The Meanings of Yule

We then discuss the meanings and traditions of Yule with a reading from the Golden Bough.

 

Lords & Ladies

by Kim Thompsett

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.

The album Songs from the Uglee Meadow is due for release on 30th November 2008. The album title is inspired by a serene and beautiful place in East Sussex called the Uglee Meadow. The album features musicians such as Will Summers from Circulus on recorders, flutes and crumhorn and Philip Martin (alias Drohne) on hurdy gurdy.

You can find out more about Kim on Myspace, last.fm or our Contributor Page.

Ogma's Lament

by Dr. Joe Christopher

We wrongly ascribe this wonderful sonnet to Professor Joe Christopher instead of the Doctor Joe Christopher in the show. Apologies for this!

Joe Christopher of Tarleton, Texas, author of 'C. S. Lewis', Twayne English Authors Series, writes - 'I don't know that the enclosed sonnet is appropriate for the C. S. Lewis Newsletter, for the Church of Ireland may have doubts about a work that has only one brief allusion to Lewis's Christianity and is otherwise pagan. Further, the sonnet has one weak rhyme and certainly counts on a reader having knowledge of Irish legend (for the argument by analogy in the last tercet) and Irish myth. On the other hand, it certainly ties to Ulster!'

Find out more about Joe Christopher on our Contributor page.

[Source]

 

The Standing Stone

by The Bards of Mystic

William, the Captain of the Bards of Mystic, says:

I was inspired to write that one after personally wandering through the fields of standing stones in Carnac, as well as visiting many dozens of sites throughout north western France.

Find out more about the Bards of Mystic on Myspace. More details will also be found on our Contributor Page.

 

Priestess of the Forest

by Ellen Evert Hopman

This tale is set in third century Ireland where Christianity is sweeping across the Celtic Isles. The book recreates the daily life, magical practices, politics and spiritual lives of the Ancient Celts during this historic turning point. During this time of crisis, love blooms between Ethne, a Druid healer, and her patient, a Fennid warrior. Their passionate affair suffers a tragic blow when Ethne is called upon to become the High Queen. The section we bring to you comes at the beginning of the tale after Ruadh is gored by a boar and becomes the patient of the enigmatic Ethne.

You can find out more about Ellen on the Celtic Heritage 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.

Up Ye Rock Ye

by Saor Patrol

The unique sound of Scotland in the 21st century, bringing the sounds of the past into the present and launching the listener into an exciting future for this Scottish band based at their Kincardine headquarters in Scotland.

See their Myspace page and hear more music or visit their homepage, Saor Patrol. You can find out more details about Saor Patrol on their Contributor Page on this website. You can visit the Clan Ranald site or see more details on our Charity page.

Call to the Fey

by Gary

A poem I wrote some time ago :)

Breathe into me the wild, The boundless, the beauty of the child. Let me drink deep the endless cup, The cauldron, the grail - let me sup Deep and my soul be filled.

To those behind the face of form, Present since the time of Dawn, Ever-here, everywhere - seen and unseen, I call on you to wipe my soul clean. Let he who ever-chatters be stilled.

Let us be one, you and me, The tired and bound, the wild and free. Sing to me in voice pure and clear, Open my mind so my ears can hear. May the words of my pen be truly skilled.

You and I have known each other long, Aeons have passed since your first song Filled my heart and drove me to tears. Yet have I grown deaf over the years - Logic and reason have been my shield.

Now I hear you sigh in the whispering grass, Hear your laugh amongst leaves as I pass. Let my ears finally hear your voice. Be aware - that I have made this choice At whatever cost, let them be healed.

 

Listener Feedback

Arlene

We read an email from Arlene and give our thanks for an iTunes review.

 

The Cauldron Born

by Damh the Bard

On Midwinter's Day from the album The Cauldron Born is perfect for the season of Midwinter.

Damh is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality, and love of folk tradition, is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry.

You can find his music on iTunes, Woven Wheat Whispers 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 out more details about Damh on his Contributor Page on our website.

Appeal for Sacred Texts

The famous website, Sacred Texts, that we use as a source for many of the original texts for our tales is under threat of closure. We remind our listeners that they are running an appeal for funds by selling a DVD of their archives. Go along to their shop to see the details.

Promo - Contagious

Scott Sigler

Scott Sigler makes amazing podcasts out of amazing stories and Contagious is no exception.Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda. The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers. The only possible explanation: the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence.

Standing against this unimaginable threat is a small group, assembled under the strictest secrecy. Their best weapon is hulking former football star Perry Dawsey, left psychologically shattered by his own struggles with this terrible enemy, who possesses an unexplainable ability to locate the disease’s hosts. Violent and unpredictable, Perry is both the nation’s best hope and a terrifying liability.

Promo - The Dark Side of Fey

The Dark Side of Fey promises to be a lighthearted & informative pagan podcast. Recorded in Southern Ontario, the podcast will provide information on events happening in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London & Toronto, as well as discussions on various topics of interest to the modern pagan.

Find out more about the Darkly Fey on her 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: Special Thanks

For incidental music:

Eleonore, Marche de ferrel, Passage du vent & Kerridwen from Les Cordes de l'Ame by Adragante See the Contributor Page for more details.

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

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.

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Dec 19 2008

55mins

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Rank #18: CMP031 Face to Face with Death

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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 

News & Views

We talk about the Flag Fen Rescue project, Flag Fen Lives, organised by DigVentures and the charity that manages Flag Fen, Vivacity. We also re-play the interview that Paul Stenton of BBC Camridgeshire's breakfast show had with Sarah Stannage of Vivacity and Lisa Westcott-Wilkins, the Managing Director of DigVentures.

Built by Bronze Age people as a place of worship and ritual, the causeway contains 60,000 upright timbers and 250,000 horizontal planks buried underground along with many swords and other personal 'offerings' to the watery fen. Now under threat of being lost to the elements, it is a matter of urgency to Rescue and research as much as possible within the remaining time. See how you can help the project and get involved on the DigVentures site.

Face to Face with Death: Part 2 of the First Branch and Part 2 of the Mabinogion

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Dyfed
  • Cuch
  • Glyn Cuch
  • Arawn
  • Annwn
  • Hafgan the Summer-White
  • "Storm"
  • Tylwyth Teg

Places mentioned in the Story

Episode 2 is also the second episode of the First Branch: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed. The area of the Wales that Pwyll rules is called Dyfed, and at the estimated time of the writing of the First Branch (during the Medieval period). There is some debate as to the area of the original seven cantrefs, and Wiki provides us not only with a revised version but also names the seven areas. This is the area as it was known in the 7th Century and although the tales were not written down until the early medieval period, there is much evidence - linguistic and political - to suggest that the events recounted in the Mabingion, based on real events and/or mythology, took place at this time.

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The actual journey that Pwyll makes in this episode is derived from clues given within the various translations and is, essentially, an educated guess! :) However, below you can see the path that Pwyll would have taken in traverlling from Arberth to Glyn Cuch.

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The actual journey that Pwyll makes in this episode is derived from clues given within the various translations and is, essentially, an educated guess! :) However, below you can see the path that Pwyll would have taken in traverlling from Arberth to Glyn Cuch, and also from the map above that he would actually have been travelling from one Cantref to another in the journey.

Listener Feedback

Sean

We play some audio feedback from our friend Sean who runs the IRFT Celtic Radio show as often as he can. Thank you for your thoughts Sean and we wish you the best of luck with keeping your station on the air.

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Sean

Music from the seven celtic nations, and the Americas. We play Folk-Rock radio and Rock radio. Sadly, Sean has had some problems keeping the show on the air but you can still visit his Myspace page and read his blogs. He has deliberately left the page as a tribute to the great musicians he has featured. IRFT Celtic Music ... with a Twist

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Damh the Bard & O.B.O.D.

Druidcast

Your host is Damh the Bard and each episode he will feature poetry, story and song offered by Bards throughout the world. There will also be interviews with people from the Druid tradition, seasonal thoughts, explorations of Celtic mythology and history, reviews, and competitions.

You can hear the full podcasts at: http://www.druidcast.libsyn.com/ or subscribe through your podcatcher, or through iTunes.

Huge Thanks to our Guest Actors

Damh the Bard

We also would like to say a really big 'Thank you' to Damh the Bard for playing the part of Arawn in our Tale, and would like to remind you that you can find him and his wonderful music on his website or listen to him on Druidcast podcast.

  Sources used in this Episode

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies , Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Special Thanks

For incidental music:

Seraphic Panoply, Tribesman from The Darkshore Collection. See the Contributor page for more details.

Silence, Cellule from his album L'autre endroit. See the Contributor page for more details.

Roger Subirana, Jugant amb les estrelles from his album L'indret prohibit and A piece of heaven from his album Point of No Return. See his Contributor page for more details.

DIY-Note, Un from their album Ruptures. See the Contributor page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. 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.

 

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.

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Rank #19: CMP Special 14 Autumn Equinox 2009

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Arthurian Special - The Ladies of the Grail

This is the Autumn Equinox Holiday Special, and we're also bringing you (in association with Druidcast and Damh the Bard), a special Lecture by Prof. Dr. Roland Rotherham on "The Ladies of the Grail". Dr Rotherham is an acknowledged expert and scholar in the legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. In this wonderful talk he revels how the ladies of the Grail have considerably more importance in the legends than the Knights themselves! Not a talk to be missed!

In typical Celtic fashion, he explains how the Grail is one of *three* items of great importance and reveals that the origins of the Grail Legends may be a lot older than previously thought. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable but also an extremely entertaining lecturer.

We round off the show with three pieces of Arthurian music and gratefully pass our thanks on to Damh and Dr. Rotherham for their respective permissions to use this material. We hope you enjoy this treat as much as we did.

Full show notes, details and Contributor pages over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/ladiesofthegrail

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x

Released: 28th Sep 2009, 1hr 22m

Send us your feedback - we love it! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe

Morgana

by Kellianna

Kellianna is an accomplished musician and performer worldwide. Her CD's, Lady Moon and I Walk with the Goddess 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.

"Morgana was created after I read Marion Zimmer Bradley's "The Mists of Avalon" for the third time. The lyrics were completed upon my return from the Ancient Isle of Avalon in Glastonbury, England. Being in Avalon and on the Tor, I could easily imagine Morgan losing her way in the mists and traveling to the Fairy World. She was strong and always emerged from the magical realm to her beloved Avalon."

You can find out more about Kellianna on her website or on her Contributor Page.

 

Many A Knight

by Kim Thomsett

Urban Dryad

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.

This song, Many a Knight, is from her debut album, Urban Dryad which can be heard on last.fm. Her latest superb album is Songs from the Uglee Meadow. The album title is inspired by a serene and beautiful place in East Sussex called the Uglee Meadow. The album features musicians such as Will Summers from Circulus on recorders, flutes and crumhorn and Philip Martin (alias Drohne) on hurdy gurdy.

You can find out all about Kim on her website or her Contributor Page on our site.

 

The Ladies of the Grail

by Prof. Dr. Roland Rotherham

Dr Roland Rotherham B.A.hons, M.A, Ph.D., Ed.D, M.I.H.G.S. holds degrees in Ancient and Medieval studies, Anglo-Saxon Culture, Heraldry, Anglo-Norman Culture, Ancient and Medieval Cultural Studies, and Education. He is a member of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, and The Fellowship Of The Knights Of The Round Table Of King Arthur.

He says:

Many people are aware of the legends relating to this relic and its importance in the "Quest" but the actual story regarding the possible origin of The Grail is as complex as the legends that surround it.

Firstly we can look at the Celtic Grail with its dark mysticism and the stories of the cauldron of Annwn, a magical vessel that belonged to the mythical Giant/King Bran The Blessed, this was one of the earliest legends and tells us of a great cauldron that, if a dead warrior was placed into it at the end of a day he would rise again in the morning live and well but without the power of speech. There also exists a tale of the Celtic Cauldron of Knowledge, one taste from this vessel and all wisdom past, present, and future is the gift of the tasters, this also links with the tale of Taliesin.

You can find out more about the Professor on his Contributor Page.

 

The Winter King

by Damh the Bard

Damh is a musical storyteller who works within the world of myth that cannot be proved; where the Faerie really do dance on Midsummer's Eve, where the trees talk, and the Hollow Hills take you into the realms of Annwn. Where the Goddess rides her horse, guiding you to magic, and the Horned God of old calls us from the shadows of the Greenwood.

You can find Damh's 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.

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Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Special Thanks

Paco Santiago, Arthur Rex Dominus from Arthur Rex.

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.

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1hr 22mins

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Rank #20: CMP Special 05b Samhain 2008 Part 2

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An Arthurian story, a Druid's Herbal and some great music!

In our second half, we conclude our celebrations with four great pieces of music, a short Arthurian story, an excerpt from A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine by Ellen Evert Hopman and some great family stories from listeners - one of which is a very special story called The Fireball by listener, Jason MacNamara.

Full show notes, details and Contributor pages over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/halloween2

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:40
  • News & Views 1:02
  • I Will Be a Stranger by Kim Thompsett 2:21
  • The House of Pendragon Bk.1: Firebrand by Debra A. Kemp 7:10
  • Faerie Feeling by Karen Kay 14:42
  • A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine by Ellen Evert Hopman 18:26
  • The Cauldron Born by Damh the Bard 34:08
  • Call of the Morrigan by Ruthie 41:04
  • The Fireball by Jason MacNamara 49:47
  • Ancestor's Song by Kellianna 1:02:20
  • Listener Feedback - Brooks, Lozboy 1:06:18
  • Promo - Ancestor 1:07:56
  • Outtakes 1:09:33

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x

Released: 9th November 2008, 1hr 12m

We love to hear from you! Please email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe

News & Views

We tell our listeners about some of the changes made to the website to hopefully make it easier to navigate. We also discuss some amazing new fairy art that has been submitted to us by renowned artist, Justin Russell. 

 

I Will Be a Stranger

by Kim Thompsett

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.

The album Songs from the Uglee Meadow is due for release on 30th November 2008. The album title is inspired by a serene and beautiful place in East Sussex called the Uglee Meadow. The album features musicians such as Will Summers from Circulus on recorders, flutes and crumhorn and Philip Martin (alias Drohne) on hurdy gurdy.

You can find out more about Kim on Myspace, last.fm or our Contributor Page.

The House of Pendragon Book 1: Firebrand

by Debra A. Kemp

Despite the collar marking her as a slave of Dunn na Carraice, young Lin is fiercely determined to retain her pride and keep her family intact. That dignity bears a price, for Lin has drawn the wrath of Modred, the youngest prince of Orkney. His single-minded quest to break strong-willed Lin--by any means necessary--nearly succeeds. Although accustomed to the death, disease, rape and famine that runs rampant in the slave hovel she calls home, it is when her beloved brother Dafydd is placed on the auction block that her warrior spirit becomes apparent to all who challenge her, and the shocking secret of her lineage is finally revealed.

Find out more about Debra and the House of Pendragon on Myspace, Amber Quill or Telltale Press. More details will also be found on our Contributor page.

 

Faery Feeling

by Karen Kay

Karen says: I live literally at the ends of the earth in magical mystical Cornwall. I love the sea and lush green nature. The stunning scenery inspires my music and meditations. I love to create and express myself using my voice. I hope you will enjoy my creations.

She is also the editor and founder of Fae Magazine - a new magazine for faery fans in the UK, rest of Europe and around the faery world!

You can find out more about Karen on her website or our Contributor page.

 

A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine

by Ellen Evert Hopman

The Druids used the ancient Ogham Tree Alphabet to work magic and honor the dead, surrounding each letter with medicinal and spiritual lore. Poets and bards created a secret sign language to describe the letters, each of which is named for a tree or a plant. For centuries this language was transmitted only orally in order to protect its secrets.

Combining her extensive herbal knowledge and keen poetic insight, Ellen Evert Hopman delves deeply into the historic allusions and associations of each of the 20 letters of the Ogham Tree Alphabet.

She also examines Native American healing methods for possible clues to the way ancient Europeans may have used these trees as healing agents. Druidic spiritual practices, herbal healing remedies, and plant lore are included for each tree in the alphabet as well as how each is used in traditional rituals such as the Celtic Fire Festivals and other celebrations. Hopman also includes a pronunciation guide for the oghams and information on the divinatory meanings associated with each tree.

Names Used in this Section

  • Samhain
  • Halloween
  • Oiche Shamhna
  • Oiche na Sprideanna
  • Sean-Shamhain
  • Samhuin
  • Hallow E'en
  • Calan Gaeaf
  • Galen Gwaf
  • Kala-Goanv
  • Beltaine
  • Fianna
  • Trinouxtion Samonii
  • Coligny Calendar
  • Tuatha de Danaan
  • Tara
  • Echtra Nerai
  • King Ailil
  • Queen Medb
  • The Sidhe
  • Shillelaghs
  • Puca
  • Seachain!
  • Tlaghta
  • Mog Ruith
  • Cernunnos
  • NicNevin
  • Nemain
  • Morrigan
  • Cailleach
  • Avvaloch
  • Avalon

You can find out more about Ellen on the Celtic Heritage 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.

 

The Cauldron Born

by Damh the Bard

Another one of our all-time favourite tracks based in Celtic Mythology by Damh the Bard. This one concerns the Cauldron of Cerridwen and its magical powers.

Damh is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality, and love of folk tradition, is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry.

You can find his music on iTunes, Woven Wheat Whispers 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 out more details about Damh on his Contributor Page on our website.

Call of the Morrigan

Ruthie

Ruthie says: "I was inspired to write this by one of our listeners. An amazing woman who is a singer in her own right."

Hear the call of the Morrigan, The Great Mother, the Crow of Battle, The giver of all life and the bringer of death. I am the Goddess that trembles the hearts of men, Receive me not in dread, my Daughters, for I dwell within you.

Feel my cry in the strife of war! I anoint and guide the weeping dead. I bless the land and bring the harvest. I protect and guide you in distant lands.

I bring the spirits of your ancient kin To stand with you under the cloak of my wings. I am the great healer - ally in your darkest hour. I, the Warrior Queen that walks by your side, I, the memory of your ancestral home, I am The Morrigan.

Ancestor's Song

by Kellianna

Kellianna can be found on Myspace, but her own website provides lots of useful information, including the lyrics to her songs, another chance to listen to more music as well as being able to buy her two CDs. Her music can also be purchased through iTunes. You can find out more details about Kellianna on her Contributor Page on our website. 

The track she has given us permission to play is called Ancestor's Song from the album, I Walk With the Goddess, and you can find the lyrics on her site.

 

Feedback

Brooks, Lozboy

We read some amazing family stories our to celebrate our ancestors, including one that has been transformed into a story by listener Jason for us to perform for you. We ask you to contact us if you'd like to hear more and we'll pass your emails along to him. We also say Thank You to Lozboy who has given us a review on the UK iTunes - all helpful in getting people to listen to the show.

Promo - Ancestor

Scott Sigler

Scott Sigler makes amazing podcasts out of amazing stories and Ancestor is no exception. On a remote island in Lake Superior, scientists struggle to solve the problem of xenotransplantation -- using animal tissue to replace failing human organs. Funded by the biotech firm Genada, Dr. Claus Rhumkorrf seeks to recreate the ancestor of all mammals.

Irish Phrase of the Day

Go Raith Maith Agat - Thank you very much. Also, in the show we mention that this means Thank you a Thousand Times - that's wrong. Oops! The phrase for Thank you a Thousand times is Go Raith Mile Maith Agat.

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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: Special Thanks

For incidental music:

Artanis, from Artanis by Armolithae See the Contributor Page for more details.

Eleonore, from Les Cordes de l'Ame by Adragante See the Contributor Page for more details.

Winter, from Heart of Winter by Frozen Silence See the Contributor Page for more details.

Ernst, from Scotland Yard by Olga Scotland See the Contributor Page for more details.

James Underberg The Battle See the Contributor Page for more details.

Soundtrack to Angel 3, by Sara Ayers, Podsafe Audio See the Contributor Page page for more details.

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

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.

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Nov 09 2008

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