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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

By b123g789 - May 31 2018
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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

34mins

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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: CMP012 The Song of Amergin

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The great Bard Amergin finally steps onto Erin's soil

The Sons of Mil finally break through the magic of the Children of Danu and land on the shores of Erin. They demand recompense for the death of their kin and negotiations take place. Now it is up to the Tuatha De Danaan - will they fight, flee or come up with another plan? And yet, the great Bard Amergin also has a trick or two up his sleeve!

This episode is the 12th episode of the Irish Mythological Cycle. It is also the final part of the Lebor Gabala Erenn - the Book of Invasions of Ireland.

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

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:41
  • News & Views 1:25
  • Story 2:35
  • Listener Feedback - Greg Lemon 19:45
  • Promo - The Wigglian Way 20:34
  • Promo - Mary Jones 21:10
  • The Song of Amergin 21:52

All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irish12

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

 

We love getting your feedback! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

 

News & Views

We warn people that their version of Episode 3 may be corrupt. If it is, please re-download this episode. Thank you. We also thank the eagle-eyed listener, Lowell, who spotted that the episode was corrupt. You can find all the ways to contact us on our Contact Us page.

The Song of Amergin - Episode 12 of the Irish Mythological Cycle and final part of the Book of Invasions

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Amergin
  • Sons of Mil
  • Erin
  • Inver Scene
  • Kenmare Bay
  • Munster
  • Slieve Mis
  • Tuatha De Danaan
  • Banba
  • MacCuill
  • Slieve Eibhline
  • Fodhla
  • MacCecht
  • Uisnech
  • Breogan
  • Eriu
  • MacGreine
  • Teamhair
  • Druim Cain
  • Liathdruim
  • Fir Bolg
  • Cermait Honey-mouth
  • Dagda
  • Ith
  • Eber Donn
  • Men of De
  • Ir
  • Sceig Michil
  • Eremon
  • Inver Colpa
  • Colpa
  • Bres
  • Buaigne
  • Eber
  • Buan
  • Bile
  • Dil
  • Donn
  • Scene
  • Fial
  • Lugaid
  • Muirthemne
  • Tethra
  • Lough Luigdech
  • sidhe-folk

Listener Feedback

Greg Lemon

We send out a Big Thank you to Greg Lemon of the Myth Show (now sadly pod-faded) for sending us a screen capture of our iTunes reviews and send out a shout to our reviewers. We finish off by discussing the Song of Amergin and thank Mary Jones for her help.

Promo - The Wigglian Way

Mojo and Sparrow

A pagan podcast with plenty of informal discussion and information about paganism and witchcraft. The Wigglian Way is hosted by Mojo and Sparrow. They also have some great music.

Promo - Mary Jones Celtic Literature Collective

Mary Jones

Mary Jones, The Celtic Literature Collective is one of the best resources for ancient Celtic literature on the web.

The Song of Amergin - Lyrics

I am a wind in the sea I am a sea-wave upon the land I am the sound of the sea I am a stag of seven combats I am a hawk upon a cliff I am a tear-drop of the sun I am the fairest of flowers I am a boar for valour I am a salmon in a pool I am a lake in a plain I am the excellence of arts I am a spear that wages battle with plunder. I am a god who forms subjects Who explains the stones of the mountains? Who invokes the ages of the moon? Where lies the setting of the sun? Who bears cattle from the house of Tethra? Who are the cattle of Tethra who laugh? What man, what god forms weapons? Indeed, then; I invoked a poet... a poet of wind.

There are many different translations of The Song of Amergin, which is perhaps the best known piece of all ancient Celtic poetry. With great thanks to the inestimable Mary Jones for her enthusiasm and scholarship, we can present what is possibly the best translation of the earliest transcription. Mary has also written and excellent and thought provoking piece about some of the symbolism in the poem which can be found along with some of the other translations that we found in our Resources section.

 

Sources used in this Episode

Gods and Fighting Men, Lady Gregory, Sacred Texts and Chap. 10

The Book of Invasions, Mary Jones The History of Ireland, Geoffrey Keating, Google Books

The Song of Amergin, All About Irish

The Song of Amergin, Amergin.net

The History of Ireland, Geoffrey Keating, Books I-II, CELT

The Book of Leinster, CELT

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

 

Special Thanks

For voice acting:

Edward, our son, as Eber Donn. Esther, our daughter, as Banba. Estelle, our daughter-in-law, as Fodhla and Matt Howard, our friend,  as the Three Kings of the Tuatha De Danaan.

For incidental music:

Jo Morrison for her wonderful harp music used in this episode as the Dagda's Harp. You can find her website here. The track we use here as the bardic accompaniment is Chiorsdain's Lullaby. 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 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'!

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

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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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Jul 19 2008

24mins

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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'!

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 15 2008

26mins

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Rank #9: CMP Special 30 Beltane/Spirit of Albion Interview Show

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We interview the Director of The Spirit of Albion movie

In this show, we hope to bring you the second of our special features about the mythic film, The Spirit of Albion: the Movie and celebrate Beltane along the way! We meet Damh the Bard, who created the songs used in the films and Gary Andrews, the Director, Author and Editor for the film. We managed to meet them on a nice, quiet afternoon in the beautiful country pub, The Giant's Rest which is almost at the feet of the mighty giant known as The Long Man of Wilmington, a huge chalk figure that makes his acting debut in the film to have a fun chat about the film. The film will premiere a couple of days after this show is released and we'll all get our chance to see this long-awaited production!

Full Show-notes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/albion2

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.

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.

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.

Promo - IRFT Celtic Music ... with a Twist

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

Promo - Druidcast

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.

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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Apr 28 2012

52mins

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Rank #10: 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.

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.

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.

Promo - IRFT Celtic Music ... with a Twist

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

Promo - Druidcast

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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May 12 2012

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Rank #11: CMP035 Of Kings, Friends and Magic Pigs

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Will Pwyll survive his encounter in the Land of the Dead?

In the final episode of the first half of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed we tie up all the loose ends and find out whether Pwyll has fulfilled his promise to Arawn or whether Arawn still has a trick or two up his sleeve. We find out what happens when Pwyll returns to his homeland, the beautiful Dyfed, and discovers how the Grey Lord has ruled his country while he was away. Finally, we discover the truth behind the Magic Pigs...

This episode is also the 6th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi and continues the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed.

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

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 11 Aug 2013, 30m, 28Mb

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

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Arawn
  • Hafgan
  • Pwyll
  • Caer Arawn
  • 'Storm'
  • Berwyn
  • Iolyn
  • Rhys
  • Dyfed
  • Annwn
  • Cwn Annwn
  • Elaine
  • River Cuch
  • River Teifi
  • Cymydau
  • Delwyn
  • Pwyll Pen Annwn

Abercych

Abercych, one of the suggested sites for the Ford Between the Worlds, lies on the River Teifi, which is fed by the Rover Cuch (Cych) and flows down to the sea, the Estuary, at Cardigan. We suggest that this is the site of Pwyll's stronghold in North Dyfed.

For the Celts, a Pig was a Wild Boar

 

The Dragonborn Comes

by Malukah

Malukah

Malukah, whose real name is Judith de los Santos, has become a world-wide phenomenon with her Game Cover Music which was started by her version of "The Dragonborn Comes" (which you can see below) on Youtube that went viral with a total of over 2,000,000 views in less than 2 weeks! You can find out more about this astounding artist on her website at malukah.com, see her videos on her YouTube channel, and buy her album All of the Above on her website.

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

She is currently working on a new album, that is much 'folkier' and more like the music that made her famous - we can't wait. In the meantime, check out all of her links and watch the amazing video of her singing "The Dragonborn Comes" from the Bethesda Game Skyrim.

You can download the Music/Chords for this song from her website and, for those interested in the language of Dragons that she sings at the end, here it is:-

Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin Naal ok zin los vahriin Wa dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal ahrk fin norok paal graan fod nust hon zindro zaan Dovahkiin fah hin kogaan mu draal

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Arawn and other parts in the second half of our re-telling of the First Branch, 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 out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee, playing the role of the Queen of the Otherworld, is a multi-talented visionary 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. 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 musician and long-time supporter of our show, Damh the Bard and can be found supporting him at many of his performances.

 

Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends

 

Portcullis

Portcullis

A special thank you to Jason, Sue and Haydon for the wonderful courtly sounds of Portcullis playing Pretty Lady 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 their Contributor page.

 

Our Sources for the Episode

Places Mentioned in the First Branch, Fascinating website.

Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.

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

http://www.maryjones.us/jce/eufyd.html, Hyfaidd Hen as one of the Children of Don.

Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronunciation for the Mabinogi

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

Special Thanks

For Incidental Music

One Man Journey, Passing Over, Knights Return from Free Stock Music.

Cyril Pereira, Les Voleurs de Temples from the album The Revenge of Glory. See the Contributor page for more details.

Flavio Simone, Dernier Moment from his album Differences. See his Contributor page for more details.

Celestial Aeon Project, for World of Ice, The Ancients from Aeon 2 and Awakening from Aeon 3. See his Contributor page for more details.

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

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for 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 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

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Aug 11 2013

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Rank #12: CMP036 To Ride A White Horse

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Pwyll meets a mysterious Lady

In the first episode of the second half of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed we find out that it has been three long and glorious years since Pwyll journeyed to Annwn and became firm friends with Annwn and his own kingdom is just beginning to shown signs of strain. It has been hot with fine weather for so long that the possibility of drought is becoming a real threat. Pwyll has not taken a Queen and produced an heir and the people fear that the land is suffering from his lack of fertility. Pwyll, however, has other things on his mind...

This episode is also the 7th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed and the beginning of the second half of that Branch - the story of his encounter with Rhiannon.

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

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 2 Nov 2013, 35m, 33Mb

Send us your feedback! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

News & Views

Shinewater Lake Bronze Age Sacred Water Site

Shinewater Lake Bronze Age site

We talk about what is possibly the largest Sacred Water site in the UK - the Shinewater Lake Bronze Age site. It has been described by Chris Greatorex, the Director of the Excavation, as possibly one of the most important wetland sites in North-West Europe.

Find out more in our posts and the links they contain at:

South of England’s water site to rival Flag Fen site finally recognised Bronze Age site discovered over a decade ago in Shinewater area to rival Flag-Fen! Shinewater Park ‘Sacred Water’ site decaying without record

Shinewater Park Website

British Archaeology

 

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Arawn
  • Dyfed
  • Prince of Annwn
  • Annwn
  • Cantrefs
  • (the) Pendaran
  • Delwyn
  • Arberth
  • Gorsedd Arberth
  • Sidhe
  • Bryn Caerau
  • Sea-Voice
  • Celyn
  • Cerys
  • Rhiannon
  • Hevaydd Hen
  • {Heueyd Hen}
  • Hefaidd the Ancient

Rhiannon by Alan Lee Locations visited in this Episode

Some wonderful information from Nantle about the locations seen in the First Branch.

The Cantrefs of Dyfed. Pic

Arberth Castle today

One of Pwyll's chief courts, obviously not far from Gorsedd Arberth (see below). Perhaps the site of the Norman Castle. PhotoLocation of the Gorsedd?

The Iron Age fort on Camp Hill to the south of the town of Narberth is the most commonly accepted location for the Gorsedd of Arberth. We have marked it in Green with our location on Bryn Caerau marked in Yellow to the North-East of Arberth. Pic: Google Earth

We suspect that these twin peaks are the site of the actual Gorsedd as they are higher than Camp Hill, match with the descriptions of the topography given in the text and have an earlier Bronze Age archaeological presence known as Caerau Gaer and Llandewi Gaer.

Arberth, the "Sea-Voice" & the Gorsedd

The River we have called the Sea-Voice is the river Marlais that flows from the River Taf. The Welsh name comes from 'marw glais' which means 'dead bruise' and therefore stagnant water, so we can only assume that it has long since become polluted.

Lady Charlotte Guest's Rhiannon

Listener Feedback

Helen

We play some lovely feedback from Oxana and give thanks to Birgir for his super Donation.   Promo - Between the Earth and Stars

Irish Fireside

Between the Earth and Stars is a monthly podcast for witches, magicians, and others of the occult persuasion. Explore the earth and sky from a physical and metaphysical perspective, and delve into the mysteries of magick and meditation with Oraia Helene. You can find the show on iTunes as well as the website, or Libsyn.

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Gwawl and other parts in the second half of our re-telling of the First Branch, 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 out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee, playing the role of Rhiannon, is a multi-talented visionary 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. 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 musician and long-time supporter of our show, Damh the Bard and can be found supporting him at many of his performances.

 

Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends

 

Keltoria

Keltoria

We are pleased to be able to bring you a superb piece by Keltoria, Call of the Wildwood - from their brand new album, Beyond the Wildwood! In this episode, you can also hear their beautiful track After the Storm from the album Shadows and Stone. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

Portcullis

Portcullis

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

 

Anne Roos

Anne Roos

We are pleased to be able to bring you a superb piece by Anne, My True Love's Hair from her beautiful album Haste to the Wedding. Thank you, Anne! You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

 

Our Sources for the Episode

Places Mentioned in the First Branch, Fascinating website.

Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.

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

http://www.maryjones.us/jce/eufyd.html, Hyfaidd Hen as one of the Children of Don.

Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronounciation for the Mabinogi

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

Special Thanks

For Incidental Music

Miguel Herrero for Timeless from his Soundtrack EP 3. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Cyril Pereira, Indecision from the album The Revenge of Glory. See the Contributor page for more details.

eNoz for ElectroPlin from the album Fest-noz is dead. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Mairéid Sullivan for Never Drift Apart from the album of the same name. See her Contributor Page for more details.

Matti Paalanen for Clouds Fly As I Smile, Here Comes the Rain from Hollow. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Celestial Aeon Project, for Hidden Cove from Fable. See our Contributor Page for more details.

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

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

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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Nov 02 2013

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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.

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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

 

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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!

 

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)

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May 15 2009

36mins

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Rank #14: 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 #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.

Promo - Scotland Outdoors

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: CMP Special 21 Autumn Holiday Special 2010

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Customs of the Fey in Northern Scotland

This is our Autumn Holiday Special for 2010. We've got a fantastic collection of customs and history about the Fey in Northern Scotland, three great pieces of music, some listener feedback and a superb poem about Summer by Alexander Pope. Top all that off with our usual chat, and you've got a superb show. Hope you enjoy it and have as much fun as we had making it!

We chat about the new Irish film 'Ondine' with Colin Farrell (IMDB) which is the story of a 'Selkie'. In addition, we mention the new Cuchulainn film 'Hound' which we have blogged about previously and Gary mentions a new film about Scottish clans at war, called 'The Clan'. You can find out more at www.theclanmovie.com.

Full Show-notes, with all credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/autumn2010

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 23rd Aug 2010, 41m

It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or leave us a message using Speakpipe

 

Shades of the Green

by Claymore

High-energy and committed!!! England born Chris, as well as Jim and Derrek like to enjoy ourselves, and like to get everybody around us to have a fun time, but we also are very dedicated musicians. Although it may seem like Claymore is just about jumping around and not appearing serious, all of us are committed to being the best at what each of us do. We have our regular drummer Don (Otto) Wilson out with us on most occasions also. We are truly passionate about the music. We are also very grateful for our family and friends, who come out or support us in many different ways.

You can find out more details about Claymore on their website or on their Contributor Page on our website.

 

Fairies

by Walter Gregor (1881)

This section comes from the book 'Notes on the Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland' and the introduction says:

This is an ethnographic study of the inhabitants of the North-Eastern area of Scotland in the mid-19th century, at a time when an agrarian, barter economy still prevailed. Life was hard among these remote coastal communities, and they lived in fear of maleficent witches and the 'Evil Eye'. Many of the rituals, taboos and folkways in this book are to ward off witchcraft directed against economic mainstays such as livestock and fishing.

The book has many fascinating bits of lore, as well as extensive oral poetry, all in Scots dialect. (There is, thankfully, an extensive glossary at the end, in case ye're na sure what all the clatterin's aboot.). There are also detailed descriptions of holidays, weddings, and other celebrations, which reveal that life was not completely grim. [Sacred Texts]

The chapter we read from is specifically about Fairies and customs associated with them. [source]

 

King of the Fairies

by Anne Roos

Anne has graciously allowed us to play King of the Fairies which is a superb folk piece from her album, A Light in the Forest. More details about Anne and her albums can be found on her Contributor Page

Anne’s music repertoire spans traditional Celtic (Irish, Scottish, Welsh), English, folk, religious and secular, Early, Renaissance and classical music, to Broadway, contemporary, pop and Jazz, and is virtually unlimited. She can easily provide the traditional “Canon in D” and “Here Comes the Bride” for a wedding processional, and play classic Frank Sinatra or Metallica at a reception. Her ability to faithfully play such a broad range of musical styles has helped to establish her popularity.

Visit Anne's website celtic harp music or find more details on her Contributor Page.

 

Summer

by Alexander Pope, 1709

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an eighteenth-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. Pope is famous for his use of the heroic couplet. [Wiki] The poem comes from the wonderful poetry.about.com.

Summer from the Second Pastoral

See what Delights in Sylvan Scenes appear! Descending Gods have found Elysium here. In Woods bright Venus with Adonis stray’d; And chast Diana haunts the Forest Shade. Come lovely Nymph, and bless the silent Hours, When Swains from Sheering seek their nightly Bow’rs; When weary Reapers quit the sultry Field, And crown’d with Corn, their Thanks to Ceres yield. This harmless Grove no lurking Viper hides, But in my Breast the Serpent Love abides. Here Bees from Blossoms sip the rosy Dew, But your Alexis knows no Sweet but you. Some God conduct you to these blissful Seats, The mossie Fountains, and the Green Retreats! Where-e’er you walk, cool Gales shall fan the Glade, Trees, where you sit, shall crowd into a Shade, Where-e’er you tread, the blushing Flow’rs shall rise, And all things flourish where you turn your Eyes. Oh! how I long with you to pass my Days, Invoke the Muses, and resound your Praise; Your Praise the Birds shall chant in ev’ry Grove, And Winds shall waft it to the Pow’rs above. But would you sing, and rival Orpheus’ Strain, The wond’ring Forests soon shou’d dance again, The moving Mountains hear the pow’rful Call, And headlong Streams hang list’ning in their Fall!

But see, the Shepherds shun the Noon-day Heat, The lowing Herds to murm’ring Brooks retreat, To closer Shades the panting Flocks remove, Ye Gods! and is there no Relief for Love? But soon the Sun with milder Rays descends To the cool Ocean, where his Journey ends; On me Love’s fiercer Flames for ever prey, By Night he scorches, as he burns by Day.

Herne

by Jenna Greene

"Her ethereal music is inspired by Celtic lore and nature myth. She believes both nature and music are powerful healers. Fused together, her music will take you on a journey to sacred groves, standing stones and places of beauty within yourself."

Herne is a Celtic god who embodies masculine energy. He symbolizes the dark time of the year. Autumn is his time of power. I always think of this beautiful myth when the autumn leaves begin to fall.

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.

Listener Feedback

We play some audio feedback from Tim, the Reverend Sylvanus Treewalker who is the host of Pagan Persepectives on Blog Talk Radio. The show was re-launched on the 22nd August and we hope to have a new promo to play you soon.

The Revered Sylvanus 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.

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

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.

Evan, Cloture from the album Alice and Rever... Peut-etre... Part 1 from the album Rever... Peut-etre... See the Contributor page for more details.

Flavio Simone, Au Revoir from the album Naissance. 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.

 

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 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

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Rank #17: CMP040 Betrayal in the Nursery

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Can Pwyll & Rhiannon provide an heir to the Kingdom?

Part 11 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion. Doubt begins to enter the minds of the people of Dyfed as their Lord and his Lady show no signs of producing an heir. The High Council of Druids put pressure on Pwyll to divorce his Fairy Bride and take a more 'fruitful' woman to his bed!

This episode is also the 11th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi.

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We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 21 Mar 2015, 43m, 42Mb

It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, Speakpipe

Sabbat by Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh tells us that this is an old traditional English folk Song, which has elements of a Scarborough Faire and another song, called Elfin Lover. The songs have become merged over the years.

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Dyfed
  • Rhiannon
  • Wales
  • Pendaran
  • Cantrefs
  • Cantrevs
  • Arberth
  • Preseleu
  • True Companions
  • Delwyn
  • Annwn
  • Fae/Fey
  • Ceryss
  • Calan Mai
  • Bychan

Map of Pre-Roman Wales

The Map, circa 40 AD, shows the territories occupied by the Brythonic tribes at the time. Our story takes place in Dyfed which is in Demetian lands.

Listener Feedback

Chris

St. Piran's Cross

We had a great question from Chris in South Australia about Celtic tattoos, specifically about any that are Cornish in nature. As we say in the show, there aren't many original and ancient designs from Cornwall. There are a few books that may help with more general Celtic knotwork or art. We recommend having a look at:-

We suggested either using a variant of St. Piran's Cross or a form of the Piskie - the little pixie unique to Cornwall. We have images of both (and the Tintagel Labyrinth) below.

Field Piskie by Josee Saurus

The Tintagel Labyrinth from the Cornish Store

 

Promo - Live Wire! Podcast Radio - Savvy

Live Wire! Podcast Radio

We think we've found Chris' podcast for you. He calls himself Savvy and showcases superb music on his Radio Podcast. You will not come across a finer Multi-Skilled Producer then SAVVY!! Skilled in Audio, New Media and Television Production techniques, Savvy has been a professional in the entertainment industry for the past 12 years in various markets from Live audio and sound design to music production and Television. He also does new media works which also involves video and editing. Join the sav each week on Live Wire! Podcast Radio. You can also email him - chrisontheradio@hotmail.com

Lindsey Stirling

We used the beginning of one of his superb shows (the amazing episode featuring Lindsey Stirling!) as a Promo for his Radio Podcast. Make sure you go and listen at Live Wire! Podcast Radio. Lindsey Stirling is well known as breaking the mould with her rocking violin and astoundly energetic stage shows! Find out more about Lindsey on her website.

Music - Sabbat

Damh the Bard

Sabbat

Sabbat, the opening track on the album, is a rousing song about the eight seasonal festivals of the year (known as sabbats to Wiccans). Whether in Druidry or in Wicca, or in our distant past these times of the year are special to the Old Gods. Damh celebrates these great community celebrations with this superb song. Make sure you check out Damh's new album and where to get it on his website or on our Contributor Page. He has also made a video about his feelings for this song (as well as the others on the album) which you can find on YouTube.

 

Additional Thanks

Kristoffer Hughes

We'd like to send out a shout of thanks to Kristoffer Hughes for his help with some of the Welsh language used in this episode. Kris Hughes is a native Welsh speaker, born to a Welsh family in the mountains of Snowdonia in 1971. He lives on the Island of Anglesey, Wales, the ancestral seat of the British Druids. His love of Celtic literature and traditions guided his path into the exploration and practice of Celtic paganism. He is the founder and Head of the Anglesey Druid Order and studies with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.

Badge of the A.D.O.

In 2012 he was awarded the Mount Haemus Scholarship for original research in Druidism and related subjects. Kristoffer frequently presents workshops and lectures throughout the United Kingdom. His love of Celtic heritage and culture caused him to pen his first book "Natural Druidry" in 2007 and he is currently writing for Llewellyn Worldwide publications in the USA. [source]

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Gwawl and other parts in the second half of our re-telling of the First Branch, 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 out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee, playing the role of Rhiannon, 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. 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.

 

Emma Doubleday

Emma Doubleday

Our dear friend, Emma, is an Essex girl, born and bred. As an actress and artist of some renown, we are privileged to feature her voice talents on this show as one of Rhiannon's Hand-maidens. Check out her work and biography on her Contributor Page.

 

Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends

 

Kevin Skinner

Kevin Skinner

We are very proud to feature another dear friend, Kevin Skinner in this show as he sets the mood for the beginning of our story with his beautiful track At the Gates of Dinas Afferon from his album Fire Walk With Me. You can find out more about Kevin's wonderful music and services on his website or more details on his Contributor Page.

 

Our Sources for the Episode

Places Mentioned in the First Branch, Fascinating website.

Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.

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

http://www.maryjones.us/jce/eufyd.html, Hyfaidd Hen as one of the Children of Don.

Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronounciation for the Mabinogi

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

Special Thanks

For Incidental Music

Kevin Skinner, for At The Gates of Dinas Afferon from Fire Walk With Me. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Zero Project, for Darkness Falls from Gothic. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Kevin MacLeod, for Pepper's Theme, End of the Era and Anguish. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Tactical Warfare, Top of the World and Espionage from Free Stock Music.

Theresa Schroeder-Sheker for Ma Navu from Rosa Mystica. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

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

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

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Rank #18: CMP Special 19 Damh the Bard Interview

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We chat with the Mythic Folk Musician and Druid, Damh the Bard

This is our first interview and we are lucky to be able to interview the famous Celtic Folk musician, Damh the Bard, and his wife, the multi-talented Artist Cerri Lee. Links to their websites and their work can be found below in the Show-notes. We also bring you an amazing competition for Damh's latest album, Tales from the Cowman as well as some astounding news about the revival of a national tradition in Ireland - the Festival of the Fires taking place on Beltane.

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

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We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 30th April 2010, 1h 31m

It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or leave us a message using Speakpipe

 

The Festival of the Fires

Our fabulous news item introduces the Festival of Fires which is a resuscitation of the ancient fires of Tara that were lit on the Hill of Uisneach and the taken from County to County to ignite all of the fires in Ireland. Originally known as Bealtaine, the summertime festival was an important fixture on the worldwide calendar, attracting attendees from the four corners of the ancient world. Having not being officially celebrated in hundreds of years the festival is to return, rising from the ashes of the Bealtaine name as Festival of the Fires. It promises to be an event unlike anything ever witnessed in modern times - an iconic national celebration to truly ignite the summer. Created through the alchemy of ceremony, heritage, music, theatre, literature, arts, crafts, poetry, holistic health and sustainability. 

Festival of the Fires will feature the collective talents of hundreds of participants drawn from all over Ireland and the world, gathering at the exact centre-point of Ireland to celebrate the onset of summer.

One of the ceremonial highlights of the festival will be the lighting of a national fire, ignited first on the summit of Uisneach and then carried to hilltops in every one of Ireland's 32 counties. In ancient times, this sacred Uisneach fire was the catalyst for coast-to-coast celebrations with festivals and gatherings taking place in the fire sites, and in the communities below.

You can find out more about the festival on the website at http://festivalofthefires.com/.

Twa Corbies

by Damh the Bard

A classic folk track, the Twa Corbies or 'two crows', given the Damh the Bard magical treatment for the new Crowman album.

 

Damh the Bard Interview

(Pronounced 'Dave')

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 out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor Page.

Blodeuwedd

by Damh the Bard

The tale of Blodeuwedd taken by Damh from the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi.

The Cauldon Born

by Damh the Bard

The Story of Cerridwen and how we are all, in a fashion, Cerridwen's Children, or "the Cauldron Born".

  Pagan Spirit Gathering

The Pagan Spirit Gathering (PSG) is one of America's oldest and largest Nature Spirituality festivals. Since its inception in 1980, PSG has been bringing together hundreds of people from throughout the United States, plus other countries, to create community, celebrate Summer Solstice, and commune with Nature in a sacred environment. Sponsored by Circle Sanctuary, PSG is open to long-time practitioners as well as newcomers of a wide range of Nature religion traditions, including Wiccan, Contemporary Pagan, Druidic, Heathen, Celtic, Baltic, Greco-Roman, Isian, Shamanic, Hermetic, Animistic, Egyptian, Native American, Afro-Carribean, Taoist, Pantheistic, Ecofeminist, and Nature Mystic. PSG is an opportunity for personal renewal, networking, education, and cultural enrichment.

You can see their musical line-up (including Damh) or book tickets on their website.

 

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee is a multi-talented visionary 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 commissions. 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 musician 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 on cerrilee.com or on our Contributor page.

Grimspound

by Damh the Bard

Grimspound is a late Bronze Age settlement high on the moor. It’s surrounded by a large fallen stone wall, and inside you can still see the remains of the roundhouses. On a beautiful day it is incredibly peaceful, but on a typical Dartmoor day, with the wind and the rain, it must have been a harsh place to live.

"I sat with my guitar inside the remains of one of the roundhouses and just began to play on the guitar – looking around, breathing in the history of the place, imagining it full of life. What kind of people lived there. A Raven called overhead, and I felt I could see torchlight on the Tors either side of me. Voices of the Ancestors singing. The Land singing. And the melody of the guitar began to take shape. A ghostly and reflective refrain."

Competition

Damh left us with a signed copy of his latest album, Tales from the Crowman, to give away as a competition prize. So, we set a competition based on Welsh Mythology for you.

Spirit of Albion

by Damh the Bard

Damh plays us his rousing anthem, a paean of praise to the land, Spirit of Albion from the album of the same name.

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Special Thanks

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

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for 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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Rank #19: CMP Special 37 2013 Faerie Festival Special

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Come with us to Fairyland as we go to our first Fairy Festival

This is the first Special Report that we have ever made after going to a Faerie Festival. We camped for three days with some lovely people, saw some incredible bands and browsed among some really great market stalls. In this show, we are going to try and bring you a taste of that Festival with a few little interviews with some of the guests we met, some of the stall-holders but mostly with an amazing 12 pieces of music! This is going to be a monster show - but we hope you have as much fun listening to it as we had at the festival and get a feel for how much fun these Faerie Festivals are!

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

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:40
  • Festival Intro 1:01
  • The Drunken Drummer by Flutatious 2:06
  • The Oakwood Song by Willow's Drum 9:09
  • Interview with Faerie Folk - our friend Emma!
  • Moss - Beck Siàn 15:12
  • Chat with Spyros of Daemonia Nymphe 20:31
  • Dance of the Satyrs - Daemonia Nymphe 21:07
  • A Leaf Falls... - Kim Thompsett 26:23
  • Interview with Kaos Blacksmiths 29:40
  • Kuku - Inta Africa 32:16
  • Sands of Time - Jaime Black 36:29
  • Interview with Dragons & Unicorns 43:17
  • Andrasta by Jonathan Kershaw 45:34
  • Interview with Faerie folk - Gary Andrews of The Spirit of Albion film 52:35
  • Dou Way Robin - Serpentyne 54:20
  • Interview with Seventh Heaven 1:00:01
  • In The Belly of An Ice Giant - Ash Mandrake 1:03:35
  • Interview with Julia Arts 1:10:00
  • Gypsy Mist by Spriggan Mist 1:14:02
  • Interview with Wicca Woman 1:19:55
  • Celtic Farewell ROxIRcLE 1:22:02

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

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

Our family at the Festival

 

The Magical Faerie Festival & the Magical Times

organised by Matthew Callow

The Festival's 2013 Line-up

The Magical Faerie Festival is organised by the Magical Times Magazine and the multi-talented Matthew Callow. This year's Festival took place in Findon, West Sussex but next year's is scheduled for May and is to be sited on a super camping site in East Sussex (click the photo to the left for more details).

The Magical Times Magazine is an ethically produced, professionally printed, full colour quarterly publication produced in the United Kingdom and distributed worldwide!

Its content is unlike any other magazine and its creators strive to provide the reader with uplifting and inspirational in-depth articles on nature, health and well-being.

Click here to see the details for the Festival in 2014 and click the images to see them in more detail!

The Magical Times Magazine

Each page is uniquely illustrated in full colour and is printed on eco-friendly FSC certified paper using vegetable based inks.

It is an immense love and appreciation of nature which fuels the production of The Magical Times.

You can find our more about the Magical Times Magazine on their website (with Issue 14 now available) and the Magical Faerie Festival, with details about the 2014 schedule and Early Bird ticket discounts, on the Faerie Festival website.

Click the picture for a larger image.

 

Drunken Drummer

by Flutatious

Flutatious 2

Flutatious are a feisty, Celtic, psy-folk band. Blending soaring melodic flute, flying fiddle, spacey guitars and groovy beats. What an astounding, rhythmic and extremely moving set we saw with Flutatious! Such an innovative band and we hope to bring you much more from them in the future.

Michelle, Stella, Andy, Bill, William (and the Colonel!) pictured right on the Isle of Skye, make up the Celtic inspired band that you can hear in this show. We are very proud to bring you their fantastic dancing song, the Drunken Drummer from their second album, Flutatious 2, in this show.

You can find out more about Flutatious on their Contributor Page or visit their website for more details.

 

The Oakwood Song

by Willow's Drum

Tales from the Oak Wood

Willow’s Drum are singer song/writers Mark Barnard; founder member, lead vocalist and guitarist of the Essex based folk/rock band Medicine and Lyz Le Fay; a classically trained vocalist and pianist. In this show you can hear their beautiful track, The Oakwood Song from their album, Tales from the Oak Wood.

You can find out more about Willow’s Drum on their Contributor Page or visit their Facebook Page for more details.

 

Moss

by Beck Siàn

Unfurling

Beck's mother is Welsh, and her father was born in England, but is from an Irish family. With Welsh and Irish blood, it seems only natural that Beck was going to be drawn to all things Celtic – everything from the Celtic artwork and mythology, Druidic reverence for nature and trees, tales of banshees, wraiths and faeries, to the musical instruments and haunting singing-styles. There is definitely a strong Celtic thread in Beck Siàn’s music – even when singing Australian songs and modern compositions.

Related to English singer Kate Bush, it was her influence and artistic inspiration (as well as having a talented artist for a father) that sparked Beck's own desire to dance, sing and create. So we're incredibly proud to be able to bring you this astounding example of her music, with Moss! Be transported along with us into strange and fey realms....

You can find out more about Beck Siàn and where to get hold of her fantastic music on her Contributor Page or on her website.

 

Dance of the Satyrs

by Daemonia Nymphe

What a performance, what stage presence and what an astounding sound! Demonia Nymphe are in a class of their own! Daemonia Nymphe is an esoteric ensemble formed in Greece. Their founder, Spyros Giasafakis, is the first artist worldwide to compose and perform improvisations on ancient Greek instruments, such as Kithara, Lyra and Varvitos, handcrafted with design and materials authentic to their epoch. Accompanied by Evi Stergiou and others they provide us with a complete audio and visual spectacular that really does evoke the Satyrs and Fauns of Elder Times!

You can find out more about this amazing and entrancing group and where to get hold of their fantastic music on their Contributor Page or find out more on their website.

 

A leaf falls..

by Kim Thompsett

Kim Thompsett was probably the first Fae musician we ever featured on our show, way back in 2008! So, we are really pleased to offer her a huge welcome back with her beautiful Harp and a gentle, romantic track called A leaf falls..

Kim Thompsett is a musician and songwriter living and working in the South East of England. She plays guitar, flute, native American flute and zither. Her songs have an escapist quality which evokes the England of old with hints of Celtic, medieval and the classic folk artists of the ‘60’s and 70’s.

You can find out more about Kim's beautiful music on her Contributor Page or find out more on her website at last.fm.

 

Kaos Blacksmiths

Interview

Sarah and Ross from Kaos Blacksmiths say that "Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalogue. Ross is the former blacksmith to the Duke of Buccleuch at Drumlanrig castle in Scotland and now lives and works in Kent - working only using wind, sun and human power."

Teaspoon Ring

"All of his work is unique and made to order so each piece you order will differ slightly. This shop is only a small selection of what we make so if your looking for something and cannot find it, feel free to contact us. We also offer basic blacksmiths courses at £110 per person per day which includes all materials and lunch."

See one of their beautiful Teaspoon rings to the right. You can find out more about Kaos Blacksmiths and see more of their wonderful metalwork on their website.

 

Kuku

by Inta Africa

Inta Africa was created to unite people of different nationalities, faith, and age, using music to create an experience that not only bonds but is creative, stimulating and above all fun. Our drum workshops are high energy, fast moving and suitable for beginners as well as experienced drummers. We hold 100 High quality west African Djembes and Djun Djun. We also have a host of other percussion to be played along side. Out of our workshops a high impact stage performance was born.

A small selection of the drums they brought with them for us to use!

Gary finally gets to do some drumming! Nice shot of new friend Pete to his left and a great Pixie in the background!

You can find out more about their powerful beats and superb workshops (they can cater for up to 80 people, I think!) on their Contributor Page or find out more on their website.

 

Sands of Time

by Jaime Black

The Wishing Well

What a beautiful sound! Jaime's entrancing Sands of Time can be heard in this show. Jaime Black is a singer songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Jaime independently released her first album, The Wishing Well, in August of 2011.

Jaime's unique vocal sound instantly draws you into a place where imagination meets reality. Acoustic guitars, reverb drenched vocals... Her ethereal songs transport the listener to a dreamscape filled with vivid images of world's past and present, beckoning you to stay with her for a while...

You can find out more about Jaime's beautiful music on her Contributor Page or find out more on her website.

 

Dragons & Unicorns

Interview

Dragons & Unicorns, Photo by Lunaesque

We stopped for a chat with A.J. and Steve from Dragons & Unicorns. They say: "Dragons & Unicorns is a made to order costumers based in the UK. Set up in 2006 by myself, "A J" Machin and my daughter Natalie, the company was created after we met Richard Taylor & Tania Rodger, co-owners of Weta Workshop, at the Fellowship Festival in 2005. Richard and Tania were very impressed when they saw Steve dressed in King Théoden's war armour which we had built and said that we were "incredibly talented people". This was all the inspiration we needed to create and re-create costumes for like-minded people, at affordable prices. "

The rest.. as they say.. is history!

You can find out more about these amazing costumiers on their website.

 

Andrasta

by Jonathan Kershaw

Bizarre Tales

"'Too medieval to be folk; too folk to be rock; too rock to be medieval...!'

Jonathan is a guitarist/songwriter originally from Yorkshire in northern England but now based on the south coast. Although known in various areas for his rock playing, he has quietly been applying his talents to an altogether different sound. In his early 20s, Jonathan relocated for a number of years to Somerset in the Southwest of the UK. This was quite a rural area and provided his first insight into folk and Celtic style music.

Andrasta (Andraste) was the Romano-Celtic goddess of war. Her name means the "Invincible One". Andrasta was a patron goddess of the Iceni tribe. It was said that Boudicca, the British warrior queen prayed to Andrasta, before going into battle the against her Roman foes. It is believed that the goddess received human sacrifices. [source]

Queen Boudicca by John Opie

Acoustic Goth

A quick mention that both Jonathan Kershaw and Beck Siàn are touring together with a collection of their music with a Beautiful Ghosts and Bizarre Tales tour! Jointly coming from musical backgrounds in rock, classical and traditional Celtic music, Beck and Jonathan create a supernatural and melancholic soundscape with siren-esque vocals to suit. Visit their site at Acoustic Goth to find out more.

You can find out more about these amazing performers on their Contributor Page or on their website.

 

Ave Mater, Dou Way Robin

by Serpentyne

Stella Splendens

Serpentyne mix mediaeval songs and dance tunes with contemporary beats... songs in Occitan, Old French, Old English and Latin create an exciting and magical atmosphere. Driving salterello and estampie dance rhythms from mediaeval Europe are combined with Maggie's voice and instruments such as hurdy-gurdy, cittole, harmonium and keyboards.

What a superb and engaging performance they gave us - the whole audience was on their feet!

Here you can listen to Ave Mater Dou Way Robin, which is based on an original 13th/14th Century piece! You can find this superb track on their enchanting album Stella Splendens.

You can find out more about these amazing performers on their Contributor Page or on their website.

 

Seventh Heaven

Interview

Annie from Seventh Heaven

We spoke to Annie Whittaker from Seventh Heaven and she told us that at Seventh Heaven we source our products as ethically as we possibly can. We buy from friends and contacts around the world that help them and their communities. Annie is a Shamanic Practitioner, trained by Eliana Harvey at Shamanka School of Woman's Shamanism in Dorset, England www.shamanka.com. She is a clairvoyant medium and teacher of spiritual development.

You can find out more about Annie, her services and the wonderful gifts she sells on her website at seventh-heaven-online.

 

In the Belly of an Ice Giant

by Ash Mandrake

Footprints from a Tribal ID

Ash is a totally unique and thoroughly engaging performer. He has us spellbound with his intricate music built up using his specialist, self-designed guitar (with a wiring loom to make Mercedes-Benz proud!) and multiple loop-machines to add vocal layering. He built up songs that were almost operatic in scope (along with a unique version of Shine On, You Crazy Diamond which can be found on YouTube!).

We were also lucky enough to see him perform a soulful duet of 'Vincent' with Beck Siàn!

Ash's studio and Live work are focused differently. The stage show is about entertainment. The studio work is about making art. The live show incorporates hats, stories, comedy, loop machines, a double necked guitar and theatrical engagement with the audience. All soundscapes are built live without the use of backing tracks. Choice of genre is wide ranging and eclectic. The show brings together covers and originals in sets which are carefully crafted to move through changes in energy and emotional states, leaving the audience on a high.

The best introduction to the amazing range of this avant-garde Fae Bard, Ash Mandrake is this video that he made to explain how his performances work. Here you can see how his sound is built up live - as well as have an introduction to his Top Hats!

 

Julia Arts

Interview

Julia Arts Body-painting

JuliaArts offer a range of services from Portslade based artist and face painter Julia Harris and her friends. Art, beauty and playfulness are good for everybody and can be part of every day and any day; From party entertainment or 'having a go' at an art evening, to creating and capturing something memorable...Whether you are flamboyantly creative, or quietly appreciative you can now find out all about the photographers and friends, face painting and treasures, photo shoots and party packages becoming available through JuliaArts and the publications and places we appear in!

You can find out more about Julia, her services and the wonderful things she and her team can do on her website.

The amazing face-paint that Debz did for Ruthie

Debz says: I received such good feedback that I decided to give it a go for a living with Debz Faces. I have been painting professionally now for around 8 months during which time I have painted at children's parties, adult parties, wedding receptions & corporate events.

Our beautiful daughter and grand-daughter!

 

Gypsy Witch

by Spriggan Mist

Soul Retriever

The rocking sound of Spriggan Mist can be heard in this show with their awesome track, Gypsy Witch. Folk Rock band Spriggan Mist are a group of accomplished musicians backing up the crystal clear voice of Max and the deep warm Earthy vocals of Baz as they mingle beautifully to take us on an ethereal journey. their music brings to life a world of traditions and magic which is often dark and sinister.... It is all that is familiar to us but which nonetheless stirs something within us that is not only less familiar but can at times take you beyond the constraints of this world.

They are a pagan, Fae, Celtic band with a rocking background that sets your foot tapping! Their new album, Ghostly Tales, is set for release and it looks like a corker! You can find more about Spriggan Mist on their Contributor Page or on their website.

Wicca Woman

Interview

Pixie and John travel the Festival circuit bringing an astounding range of beautiful clothing to Festival go-ers! They stock all sixes up to size 32 and Pixie is always ready to lend help and advice where needed - a lovely lady! John gives her much needed backup when things get busy - lol :) They don't have a website sadly, so just keep your eyes open for the 'Wicca Woman' sign as you travel around and say that Gary & Ruth from the Celtic Myth Podshow said to say 'Hi'!

Celtic Farewell

by ROxIRcLE

Night of the Vampires

Roxircle is an alternative folk-rock band based in Totnes, Devon; formed in 2006 by vocalist Deanna Royle and guitarist Dave Morris. Inspired by their shared interest in British folklore and a fascination with the supernatural; they began writing and recording songs in their own home studio. An amazing, high-energy band with a knack for writing songs that just won't leave your head! Check out their Celtic Farewell in this show as a superb example. We're proud to let them sing us out in style!

ROxIRcLE with Emma

They had a mystery bassist with them at the Faerie Festival! 'Brother Carl' stepped in for Ruby, the band's normal bass player. Pictured above is a picture of the band with our friend Emma (in her pink wig!) after they had wished her Happy Birthday! Such kind folks :)

You can find more about ROxIRcLE on their Contributor Page or on their website.

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Special Thanks For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We hope you enjoyed the show and with all of our Fae blessings,

Gary & Ruthie xxx

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Pwyll prepares to enter a battle to the death!

In the last episode, Pwyll had started his battle training with Arawn's Knights, defended the Kingdom of Annwn from strange, Brutish invaders and learned a valuable lesson from Arawn's beautiful Queen. In this episode, after a year of preparation and waiting, he gathers his forces and travels to the Ford between the Worlds. There, he will meet with Hafgan the Summer-White, the King of the Land of Summer and face him in a duel to the death. Only one will walk away. Will Pwyll be able to meet up to Arawn's hopes and expectations?

This episode is also the 5th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi and continues the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed.

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

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 3 Mar 2013, 27m, 26Mb

We love hearing from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us on Speakpipe

News & Views

Ancient Britain and the Atlantic Zone

We have some pieces of astounding news to report in this show and start off with a brief review of the research being conducted by Prof. John Koch of Aberystwyth University along with Barry Cunliffe and other leaders in their fields. Under the title of Ancient Britain and the Atlantic Zone, the project is now in its fifth year and is exploring the possibility that the ancient language of Tartessian is possibly the earliest known Celtic language and that the Celts came to Europe from the West. We covered the Year 3 conference and again in our report about the possible origins of Welsh.

We also report that there is some evidence that an inscription in the Tartessian language may well have been found in Newfoundland indicating that the Celts may have visited the other side of the Atlantic at least 4,000 years ago!

Pwyll Jousts with Hafgan (illus. Lady Charlotte Guest)

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Hafgan
  • Arawn
  • Dyfed
  • Caer Arawn
  • Rhys
  • 'Storm'
  • Iolyn

 

Promo - NODCast

NODCast

The New Order of Druids is intended to unite people with the same interest: wisdom and insight. We believe that wisdom is priceless, and therefore, joining our Circle and College is and always will be free. As long as one's intentions are positive, it does not matter which age, gender, nationality or religion one has to enter the Circle. We are not any kind of cult, but a growing Circle of people with similar and different beliefs, uniting together. Come along to their website at DruidCircle.org or see their work on Youtube.

Competition Reminder

We'd also like to let everyone know that the closing date for the Celtic Twist Competition set in CMP SP34 Imbolg Brighid Special will be the 18th March 2013 in time for the 2013 Spring Equinox Holiday Special!

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Arawn in the second half of our re-telling of the First Branch, 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 out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

Ray Robins

Ray Robins

Ray, playing Hafgan, is a close, personal friend - living next door to us and not only does poor Ruthie have to put up with us practising our drum lessons together, but also he has developed a deep love of acting in the Show!

 

Our Sources for the Episode

Places Mentioned in the First Branch, Fascinating website.

Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.

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

http://www.maryjones.us/jce/eufyd.html, Hyfaidd Hen as one of the Children of Don.

Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronunciation for the Mabinogi

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

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For Incidental Music

Dark Days, Dark Skies of Doom from Free Stock Music.

Torchomatic, The Glass Roof from the the Podsafe Music Network, Music Alley from Mevio.

Armolithae, Before Midnight from his album Artanis. See the Contributor page for more details.

Celestial Aeon Project, for Enemy at the Gates from Miracle, Angel's Tear from Aeon 2 and Awakening from Aeon 3. See his Contributor page for more details.

Adragante, for his track Toutouig from the album Tradin Celt. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Marieva's Project, Celtic from his album Celtic. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

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

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for 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 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

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