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Episode 029 - There and Back Again

25th July 2009, 41m 16s, 38Mb

This is the third and final part in the Saga of Manannan which contains two stories. The first, the Tale of Laogaire, tells of a visit of a great warrior to the Realm of the Undying who given the chance refuses to return to Erin. The second tale, the Tale of Tadg and the Three Duns or Castles tells the tale of the voyage of Tadg amongst Manannan's Islands and his encounter with the three great Halls in the Many-Coloured Land.

This is also the last episode in the Irish Mythological Cycle and the tale of Tadg rounds off the tale by returning our vision back to Four Islands in the Otherworld, perhaps the very same islands from which the Tuatha De Danaan came from to settle the land of Erin.

CMP 29 - There and Back Again

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News & Views

We talk about an Irish Fest taking place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the USA. You can find details about this festival at irishfest.com. We also take about a Welsh Festival taking place in Pennsylvania in September and you can find out more details on the Pennsylvania attractions site.

We also mention that wer attended the Anderida Gorsedd Conference a couple of weeks back and will be trying to bring you a Special Report in a future show.

We tell you our plans to round off the Irish Mythological Cycle with a Summary show and ask for feedback from you that we can include in this show as well as introduce the Welsh Mythology section of our tales with an Introductory Show before the stories begin.

There and Back Again: Part 3 of the Saga of Manannan

Names Used within the Tale (in order of occurrence)

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

Loch na n-Ean Connacht Crimthan Cass
Laegaire Fiachna Betach
Sidhe Eochaid the Dumb Sal
Goll Dalbh Magh Mell
Deorgreine Connachta Manannan
Erin Tadg Cian
Olioll Airnelach Eoghan
Cathmann Munster Tabarn
Fresen Beire do Bhunadas Liban
Conchubar Abratrudh Curragh Inislocha
Rudrach Dergcroche Bodb
Cesair Partholon Nemed
Fir Bolg Tuatha De Danaan Inis Daleb
Inis Ercandra Conn Connla
Cliodna Gebann Treon
Ciabhan Boynne Croidhe Essu
Children of Danu    

Feedback & Comments

We play some audio feedback from Ancestral Celt, one of our earliest listeners and dearest friends.


Genesis Avalon Genesis Avalon

"Genesis Avalon " is a full-cast, fantasy maxi-series serial drama.

Like a lot of kids who grew up in the 1990s, I grew up with shows like X-Men, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman, Justice League, and Spider-man. As a child of the 90's though, I also grew up with a totally different form of the superhero in the form of anime. From the boys of Gundam, to the seven warriors of Suzaku in Fushigi Yuugi, to even (dare I say it) Sailor Moon, I had been able to see two different kinds of heroes. The kinds with capes and gadgets (Or alien powers), and the kind whose mystical powers governed their duties and how they fight.


So for the longest time, as a writer, I had always enjoyed writing for both of those genres. Even now, as the co-writer for Catwoman, I'm getting a chance to do things like write a story in the traditional, American comic book kind of way. For a long time, I have had a fascination with the idea of people who slay demons and what would ever happen if that fight went to the normal mortal plane.

Right as I began to look through the Voice Acting Alliance five years ago, I knew that I wanted to contribute something to radio drama. But what? I didn't like the idea of a fanfic or of some sort of fanwork at the time. I like writing, and I've been writing most of my life.

So I decided I would take the mythology I loved the most and apply it to a superhero.

Thus came Genesis Avalon.

Genesis Avalon is the story of Jaina Masterson, your average girl who finds out that she has been chosen to be the next Priestess of Avalon, in the vein of Nimue and Viviane. Charged with keeping order between good and evil, it's her job to use the powers of the Celtic gods and to keep the world from falling to pot.

Along the way, she has a familiar, a black cat named Noir who has secrets of his own as the familiar to generations of Avalons before her, and an intrepid reporter, Julian Alexander, who follows her every move.

I originally had thought I wanted Avalon to be fun, to be light, but then I realized as I was writing that she was a different kind of

Hers is the story of the reluctant warrior. A girl who is swept up into the duties of fighting a war she didn't know about until she got
the medallion, and hopefully, will be able to win. As she fights, she finds allies, and enemies who were once allies, and an entire world she didn't know existed. Fighting the right hand of the devil himself, Jaina will face challenges that will define her and force her to realize the purpose being the Priestess of Avalon really means.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed writing and directing it. And my cast is made of platinum, you are all amazing.

Kathryn Pryde 
Creator, writer and director, "Genesis Avalon"


Special Thanks

For incidental music:

AKA Jules, Isagoround, Grieve from Intrusion EP, Backlight from Wherever It Takes Place. See the Contributor page for details.

Anne Roos, My True Love's Hair from Hasten to the Wedding. See the Contributor page for details.

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

Cyril Pereira, The Revenge of Glory, Le Cercle Maudit from The Revenge of Glory. See the Contributor page for details.

Ant Neely, Every Boy Needs a Hero from Not Fit for Human Consumption. See the Contributor page for details.

Keltoria, After the Storm from Shadows & Stone. See the Contributor page for details.

Bilou le Skankerfou, La valse du oni from Demo musique de films 2007-2008. See the Contributor page for details.

Brokenkites, Circadia, Metempsychosis from Dynamics EP. See the Contributor page for details.

Calvin Culy, Tears for the Lost from This Heart EP. See the Contributor page for details.

Bertycox, Brain Washing (Instr) from Brain Washing. 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, Culann's Hounds, http://www.sfhounds.com. See the Contributor page for details.


Special Thanks for Unrestricted access to their music to:

Anne Roos, Master Harper, Celtic and Wedding Harp Music

Keltoria, Celtic New Age Music





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



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