We are proud to bring the sound of the late Rick Allen to you. We are also privileged to be able to recognise and pay tribute to the genius of a man who has left the world a wonderful legacy. You can hear The Raven in our Irish Mythological Cycle Summary Show, Episode SP25a and his tribute to Blodeuwedd in our 2013 Spring Equinox Holiday Special Pt.2, Episode SP36.
An immortal voice and talent. The lyrical, bardic poetry of a Celtic warrior and spiritual seeker, this recording of Rick Allen's unforgettable voice, accompanied by the musical gifts of The Constant Cohorts, brings the listener back to the days of yore when Druids thrived, the Green Man freely roamed the land, passionate Love was a path to the Mysteries, the Muse was a Lady in White, “. . . and men were true.”
The departure from a human body does not end a person's life. As long as one is remembered and loved by those left behind, that person remains alive, in spirit. If one has been gifted and has left behind a legacy of creative works, this is even more true.
Warrior poet Rick Allen spent the last year of his life battling cancer with a hope-filled attitude, during which time he also accomplished his life-long dream of finishing and recording his bardic-style poetry. In the months that followed his passing in August, 2002, The Constant Cohorts joyfully labored to finish the work that Rick Allen had started, by composing and adding original music tracks to his voice and producing this CD.
Before he passed, Allen entitled this collection "Inconstant Bard" a title given in olden times to a breed of bardic poets, whose lives were dedicated not only to the writing of poetry, but to being warriors who championed the cause of liberty. In his words and the example of his life's discipline as a poet, Celtic scholar and martial artist, the late Rick Allen demonstrated the warrior-poet's principles of honor, courage and loyalty.
This CD is the gift of his Voice, to give courage and comfort to those he left behind, and to introduce to a larger audience the stunning work of a memorable and inspiring soul, artist and voice here in this often less-than-honorable world.
Michelle Miller Allen
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